BlakersenStarshipwrote a review of Tepui Kukenam Sky Tent: 3-Person 4-Season on March 28, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My wife and I got this tent last year so that we could easily pack everything up and get going no matter where we are. We have taken it through Nevada, California, Oregon, Southern Utah and Colorado over the past year.
The overall construction of the tent has been pretty good and it has held up to some very high wind situations in Southern Utah, a couple rain storms and some high heat conditions. The fabric on the tent has held up quite well through our first season and I expect much of the same going forward. It seems to breath fairly well and during the heat of the summers it is really nice to have a little fan going to provide some extra air when needed.
It is fairly stable when folded out but I have found that it works best if you tie down the side that hangs out over the side or rear of your vehicle. If you get higher winds coming in it can push the platform up. I typically just tie down to the rear tow hook on my Jeep.
The mattress that it comes with is a decent mattress. Certainly more comfortable than your standard padding but it should be noted that as the temperatures get cooler the memory foam tends to get a little stiff. Not typically an issue during the summer but early spring / late fall it can be quite firm once you start getting evening temperatures in the 40s. We have added a layer of egg shell foam to have a little more plush sleeping.
It is fairly easy to deploy and put it away. I find that it typically takes about five minutes to setup and probably 10 to put away primarily because of the height of my vehicle. We have a Jeep Wrangler so at times I find myself climbing up on the roof to tuck the shell and rainfly in .
Easy setup and quick deployment
More comfortable than your standard sleeping pad
Terrain doesn't matter as long as it is level you can park it on rocks
No worries about flooding in during rain
Plenty of additional addons and features from Tepui
The skylights are amazing to have open to fall asleep to.
Durable and has held up in some fairly difficult conditions. Super sturdy in the wind and didn't budge at all while regular tents were getting blown around or flattened
Being higher up does leave you more susceptible to the wind and at first can be unnerving. This isn't usually much of an issue if you're in a more forested area but out in the desert where the wind blows a little harder it takes some getting used to.
Price is certainly higher than your average tent. It has however gotten my wife out more frequently to enjoy the outdoors and that is worth it to me.
Getting up and down in the middle of the night is a little more difficult than your average tent
It mentions being a 3 person tent but it can be a bit cramped depending on how you typically sleep or overall size of people in the tent
Overall we are very happy with our purchase and look forward to many more adventures with each other and our kids.