SlingFin Makes Serious Tents for Serious Users

2:27 a.m. on August 3, 2012 (EDT)
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SlingFin doesn't care for bean counters, product managers, or marketing departments. What SlingFin co-founder Martin Zemitis does care about is making serious expedition tents for serious users.

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12:04 p.m. on August 5, 2012 (EDT)
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Nice to see creative innovation as well as improvements on existing tested designs at the high end. 

Love the pack wish I had the youth and energy to enjoy it.

Always a concern for mountaineering is the time to set up a shelter and the added complexity with bad weather and high winds.  They don't show any additional lines coming off from the side for more stability.  If the tent is fully 'self contained' with poles and the stiffeners this is wonderful design.  Carrying extra anchors and finding a place to nail them down has always been a problem in narrow or restricted hunkering down places.  It still looks like a good bit of time to set it up and the more help you have the better. 

Good space for weight ratio.  Also good to have deep pocket sponsors.

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