The BFD was a surprising sanctuary during the heat of the day. With temperature in the upper 90s all week, I haver never seen a tent this big that stays this cool, and with all the vents and doors open the shade in the tent was cooler than outside.
While the SlingFin crew was going through the paces on the “river of no return“…
The OneUp was getting put through the paces on Mt. Rainier.
One of the main goals of SlingFin is to produce the best gear possible with inferred design principals from real users, guides, and outdoor professionals.
The best way to do this is simple. Get the gear to the mountain and into a guides pack... Then tell them to beat it up.
The guides using the tents had some great responses to the design of the tent, and some even better ideas and feedback!