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SlingFin

Building a world class outdoor brand starting from the top of Mt. Everest

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Gizmodo July 28, 2015
A new American company that makes the strongest tents on Everest has just launched this new line for backpackers. They’re as light as anything else out there, but much stronger, much more livable and, believe it or not, cheaper too.
Max Neale Senior Editor, Outdoor Gear Lab
Companies like SlingFin push the outdoor industry forward with progressive designs and ruthless attention to detail.
C.C. Weiss Gizmag
... SlingFin is a manufacturer bent on showing up to market with innovative solutions developed outside the box. It feels that other outdoor companies are too preoccupied with copying each other's designs, focusing on fashion and compromising for profit to properly innovate.
GEAR:30
I suspect that 5-10 years from now, SlingFin tents will be some of the most widely-used tents on the highest peaks and most remote places around the world.
OutdoorGearLab
The SlingFin HardShell tent is the equivalent of Air Force One for mountain climbers and polar explorers... It's like a portable luxury suite for the world's most heinous conditions... We suspect that the HardShell is the best 3-4 person four-season dome tent on the planet.
Bill Allen Co-Owner, Mountain Trip
Real email from Everest: "Just wanted to let you know that [your tent] is hanging tough up at Camp 2 (21,500 ft.) in 50-80 mph winds while other tents are snapping poles. I really think that [your tent] is the best dining tent or dome up there. Climbers from other teams stop by regularly to check out the dome, and I think they are all jealous."

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The Most Important Question to Ask When Buying a Tent
November 19, 2015
How can two tents with identical height and footprint differ in volume by ten cubic feet-the difference between sprawling and spooning? The answer: basic geometry. And it's the reason a growing chorus of tent makers thinks volume should join weight, peak height, and square footage in tent specs.
Neuheiten 2015: Equipment - die Highlights der OutDoor-Messe
November 1, 2015
Neue Ultraleicht-Zelte, Schlafsäcke, Isomatten oder Kletterausrüstung - hier finden Sie die wichtigsten Messeneuheiten für 2015 aus dem Ausrüstungsbereich.
Slingfin 2Lite Review: Everest Tent Tech For The Backpacker
July 28, 2015
A new American company that makes the strongest tents on Everest has just launched this new line for backpackers. They're as light as anything else out there, but much stronger, much more livable and, believe it or not, cheaper too. We took one up the highest mountain in the lower 48.
Slingfin 2Lite
May 1, 2015
This is a case where the stats don't tell all. While the 2Lite's 29 square foot floor area seems small, living in the tent does not. The two 11 square foot vestibules swallow packs and gear and the elbow room feels expansive when hanging out in the tent.
'Crossbow' Is One Tent For All Seasons
September 4, 2014
SlingFin is a relatively new brand in the tent market, but the Berkley-based company has roots tapping deep into the creative industry wells. In 2010, two of the founders at Mountain Hardwear left to form SlingFin, with a focus on expedition dream tents.
The Ultimate Wired Gift Bag
November 11, 2012
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Honey Badger serves as a backpack and a bicycle pannier
October 10, 2012
Once a relatively lesser known member of the animal kingdom, the honey badger rose to infamy last year, becoming a legend among critters. It's not all that surprising to see the animal referenced in a product name, especially one designed to bring some of the animal's tenacity and ferocity to the outdoors.
Berkeley startup makes high-tech tents for hard-core mountain climbers
May 20, 2011
By Martin Snapp Correspondent Posted: 05/20/2011 01:27:57 PM PDT Updated: 05/21/2011 06:29:36 AM PDT When a team of climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, they had a significant advantage over other teams this spring, many of whom were forced to turn back short of the world's tallest peak by bad weather.
High-end Tent Company SlingFin Enters the Market - Backpacker
September 1, 2010
A master designer attempts to build the last mountain shelter you'll ever need. If anyone else called his creation "The One," it might sound a wee bit pretentious. But when Martin Zemitis, who in the last 33 years has made some of the most popular tents on the market, does it, and says The One is his favorite model in a new line of expedition tents, it sounds momentous.
OR: New Tent Company - SlingFin - Backpacker
August 6, 2010
There's a new tent company in town and it caters to the hard core. There's a new tent company in town at the Outdoor Retailer's "Tent City" [literally a fenced in grassy patch across from the Salt Palace covered in tents] and they don't include the word "budget" or "bargain" anywhere in their marketing materials.
SlingFin seeks to change design assumptions at Summer Market 2010
July 28, 2010
Two industry veterans have launched a new company, SlingFin, which, they say, seeks to return design innovation and quality to a level not seen for a long time in the outdoor industry. SNEWS has the exclusive interview with Martin Zemitis and Tim Baka on why they feel their company will be making the best gear in the outdoor industry.
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