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SKYLINER

$2,099.00

Jack Kirkham’s Skyliner — our USA-Made Springbar® Hot Tent. It’s the toughest, most spacious, and most versatile Springbar® Tent we’ve ever built.

Made in USA.

*Skyliner not compatible with StormFly®.

HOW TO HOT TENT WITH SPRINGBAR®

Pick a Large or Medium size stove on winnerwell.us and add the ‘Springbar® Hot Tent Bundle.’ Learn more here

Read the Springbar® ‘Hot Tent’ system instruction manual and required safety guidelines. Download the PDF

Compatible only with Winnerwell® Wood Stoves and required components of the Springbar® Hot Tent system. Learn More

Features

Weather Worthy
The beefed-up frame design and construction make the Skyliner reliable in harsh wind, rain, and snow. Note* Snowloads must be actively managed to prevent excessive weight across the roof panel.

Set-Up
Quick & Simple 1-person setup thanks to the Springbar® frame design.
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The easy set-up makes a canvas hot tent experience a reality for quick weekend trips.

Interior Space
140 sq. ft. living space with standing height. All new pattern maximizes livable space. Approx. 30% more interior volume than other 10'x14' Springbar® tents. Spacious for 2, comfortable for 4-6, maximum of 8 occupants.

Windows/Door
2 large back windows, 1 large end panel window, double-wide front door for maximum ventilation and views in warm weather. Additional reverse zipper sliders allow the door to be opened top down for easy exit during the night.

Removable Stove Jack
Includes a stove jack insert and a window insert for versatility in warm or cold weather. Fire-resistant 10oz Sunforger® canvas is used on the panel where the stove jack is located.

Awning
‘Eave-style’ front and rear awnings allow windows and door to be ventilated during wet weather and provide additional guy out points for stability. Skyliner is not compatible with current portico panels or Stormfly accessories.

Details
Stabilizer pole system for increased structure and stability in heavy weather. Zippered cord port for solar or generator. Includes 2 hanging organizers (new design) that can be setup vertically or horizontally. Gear loft features a center strap for hanging lighting (new design).

Materials

Canvas
The ‘gold standard’ in cotton tent fabrics. 100% Cotton, double-fill, boat shrunk army duck canvas. (8.5oz walls, 10.1oz roof, 12oz FR on stove panel). Dyed and finished with Sunforger® in Georgia, USA for water repellency and anti-mold. Watertight, breathable, and highly durable.

Poles
Aluminum alloy poles with steel reinforcements, tempered spring steel tension rods. Machined and fabricated in Salt Lake City, USA.

Mesh/Zippers
40D military-grade ‘Berry Compliant’ no-see-um window mesh,
Made in USA. #10 YKK Zippers Throughout.

Floor
Heavy-duty 12oz seamless vinyl floor. Durable & fully waterproof.

Stake Loops
Steel wire stake loops with perimeter rope reinforcement.
Incredibly strong and a hallmark of genuine Springbar Tent design.
Made in Chicago, USA.

Stakes
12-inch galvanized steel wedge stakes.
Made in Missouri, USA.

Size / Weight

Size

  • 10' x 14' Footprint
  • 6' 5" Interior Height
  • Packed Tent Size: 32" x 18"
  • Packed Pole Size: 56" x 9"

Weight

  • 97 lbs. total
  • Tent Body: 56 lbs. | Pole Set: 31 lbs. | Stakes: 10 lbs.
What's included

Springbar® Skyliner includes:

  • Tent w/storage bag
  • Pole set w/storage bag
  • Steel wedge stakes x 23
  • 21oz. canvas bucket bag
  • Awning ropes x 4
  • Stove Jack Insert
  • Fair Weather Mesh Window Insert
  • Hanging organizer x 2
  • Mesh Skyloft
  • Owner’s field guide. Download the PDF

Satisfaction Guarantee
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          Since 1961

          Cut & sewn in Salt Lake City, Utah – Still building them like we used to

          Made in USA

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            Customer Reviews

            Based on 62 reviews
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            Sam W
            One Regret

            My one regret in regards to this purchase is that I did not know about this tent years ago! Like previous reviewers, I cut my camping teeth 50 years ago backpacking, advancing to larger car-camping tents, teepees, and a tow-behind camper, then reverting to super-minimalist outings. All have their advantages and disadvantages, but with advancing age, comfort becomes more of an issue. I hunt in very remote areas, Fall and Winter. These are not places to drag a camper, start an outside fire when it’s blowing hard, or hang out in a damp, drafty tent for days of lousy weather. Enter the Skyliner. Easy setup. Wind resistant. Basically a pop-up cabin that can be taken anywhere. And oh so comfy with the wood stove burning. I was originally concerned that it might be too big, but having room for a companion, chairs, firewood, dogs, gear is luxurious. It is definitely bulkier and heavier than nylon tents, but is well worth it. Materials and construction solid. With a little practice, tent and stove can be put up by one person in half an hour. I feel like I have arrived: this is the rig I will finish my adventurous life with - just wish I’d found out about it sooner!

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            Colin B
            Best tent I ever owned

            I want to start off by saying that Springbar has the best customer service I’ve experienced in outdoors goods to date. I had a competitor’s tent on back-order and placed an order for a Springbar Compact to hold me over until my hot tent would arrive. After contrasting the level of service offered between the two companies, and being impressed with the little interim Compact, I canceled the competitor’s order and ordered a Skyliner instead. Hats off to the Customer Service team for that.

            The volume inside the tent is impressive. Once it’s up, it feels like you’re in a cabin. The tent survived a 14 hour windy desert rainstorm on its maiden journey without even being able to “season” it first.

            But, instead of just repeating the positives everyone else has already commented on, I’ll share some minor issues. None of these things are problems with the tent, per se, but just some first hand advice I’d pass along to someone considering buying one of these.

            I bought the Bison color, as I’m using this for a hunting base camp and will be winter camping for 90% of the time. While the color is gorgeous, if you plan on camping in warmer weather, go with one of the other colors, as the bison fabric holds heat in the daytime.

            The awning poles can be attached directly to the long walls of the tent to stabilize things when the awnings aren’t in use. The thing is, they do a better job of stabilizing the walls than the awnings do. The best solution would be to use the poles in both positions, which is possible to do, you just have to buy 3 more small aluminum poles. This isn’t necessary, but I’ll probably spring for the extra poles.

            The floor is a nice material, but doesn’t hold up to sharp desert grasses well. I’d consider the ground tarp a necessary piece of equipment. (Springbar’s ground tarps are very good.)

            I use a Winnerwell Large Woodlander in this tent. If I did it again, I’d go with the Nomad model. The Woodlander puts the chimney through the very top of the tent’s chimney bulkhead, and it gets close to the canvas flap on the outside. It hasn’t caused any problems, I just think the lower standing Large Nomad would be the ideal fit.

            The Winnerwell 45 degree pipes don’t exactly match the angle of the tent, so it pulls on the fabric a little. Not a big deal, unless you’re neurotic like me.

            The 3.5” triple-wall stove pipe section has cooling holes that seem to create a leak path when placed at 45 degrees. It hasn’t been a problem for me since I haven’t had the wood stove connected in the rain, but I could see it being an issue.

            I also had a problem with the chimney wanting to swivel at the outer 45 degree connection and fall to the ground. The solution to this is easy- just order two chimney support cables instead of the recommended 1, and connect one of them from the spark arrestor to the tension bar. It’s an easy fix, just one you want to be prepared for before heading out.

            Ideally, Winnerwell would offer a triple wall pipe section with permanently connected elbows at a less severe angle for Springbar tents, with cooling holes positioned to avoid rain intrusion. The companies partner, so I don’t think that’s too crazy an idea, and I’d buy that pipe section even though my current setup is functional.

            None of these things are big deals to me. I’m glad I made the decision to buy this tent, and if I could go back, I’d buy it again, 100%, which is why I’m keeping the 5 stars. But- there’s only a limited amount of information on the web right now, and I haven’t seen any of these quirks mentioned, so I wanted to bring them up.

            Springbar is awesome and you really can’t go wrong with one. A couple adjustments and it’d be perfect.

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            A person who likes sneaking up on trout
            Excellent Tent

            So far I have had my skyliner set up for a week in the cascades in the middle of winter. We have had continuous rain, sleet, and some snow. While I haven't had a lot of wet snow, it did have 4" of snow followed by lots of rain and held up fine. I had one drip inside after two days of rain when it was brand new, and now it has dried up after the canvas absorbed water.

            The tent has a tremendous amount of room due to its straight walls but is still very, very easy to set up with one person quickly. The design is brilliant and the spring bars help the pitch adjust to uneven pitching surfaces and maintain tension. The winterwell stove package works very well and is a very high quality stove for a one of this size.

            The tent smelled very strongly inside the first couple of days it was set up, so you may want to set your new tent up to air out before an extended camping trip. Also, the awning guyline tension is critical to maintaining a tight pitch especially in snow, so paying attention to this detail is important.

            I purchased this tent so I could have an enclosed space big enough for my toddler to safely run around inside and not get into trouble with the stove; the skyliner layout allows me to have a kitchen and woodstove separated from the rest of the tent by a toddler fence and works brilliantly.

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            Frankie
            Balancing Beauty and Practicality

            Transitioning from lightweight backpacking tents to a more luxurious camping option, I recently embarked on an adventure with the Springbar Skyliner. As a new dad with a Bernese mountain dog in tow, my family needed something spacious for our camping escapades.

            The Skyliner is a marvel to behold. Its beautiful design is a breath of fresh air, and the spacious interior is a joy for family camping. Contrary to my initial assumptions, I found the tent surprisingly manageable in terms of transport and setup – a significant plus for someone accustomed to more compact tents.

            However, the tent isn't without its challenges. The choice of white, though aesthetically pleasing, isn't the most practical for the muddy terrains of Michigan, making it a task to maintain its pristine appearance. Moreover, the teardown process can be daunting. When waterlogged, its weight becomes a significant hindrance, making packing up less than ideal. Since it’s not free standing, it’s very difficult to dry out inside a garage.

            My experience is also tinged with some reservations about the accessories and company policies surrounding the wood burning stove. The mandatory purchase of a specific wood-burning stove from their partner company (despite its limited burn time) feels restrictive, especially considering more efficient alternatives. This, coupled with the warranty conditions and the ambiguous relationship between Springbar and Winnerwell, raises some concerns. Additionally, the central door design, while unique, does limit the interior space efficiency, especially when trying to accommodate large cots and a stove.

            In essence, the Springbar Skyliner is a mixed bag of exquisite design and spacious comfort, balanced against some practical drawbacks. It's an excellent choice for families seeking space and beauty in their camping gear, but potential buyers should be mindful of its maintenance needs and accessory limitations. While it shines in many aspects, a few tweaks could elevate this tent to new heights of camping luxury.

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            Terrance Price
            Skyliner tent

            I purchased the Skyliner for an upcoming December elk hunt because my nylon tent was miserable during last seasons deer hunt. I was tired of miserable tents! As recommended, I set the tent up and hosed it down really good, let it dry and packed it away. We took it for the scouting trip in September and it was so comfortable! We even had a couple rain storms move through. The roof did have a couple small drips right in the middle but not enough to actually get anything wet. It was the most enjoyable September camping I've ever done. During the December elk hunt we got snowed on overnight. We were so cozy inside the tent we didn't even know it snowed until we opened the door! When the sun came out and thawed everything out the tent never leaked. Not once. Just a small (really old) tent heater is all we had and we were never cold and miserable even with lows around 13 degrees. I will never go back to nylon tents.