Big things are occurring at SlingFin! We’ve got reviews in Gear Institute
, SlingFin backpacking tents are starting to hit store shelves and we’re seeing pictures of these tents staking claim in the outdoors! Our friend took a 2Lite tent this past weekend on her backpacking trip to the Lost Coast and shared her pictures with us. Not a bad place to pitch your home for the night!
We are thankful to hear that our friends at Mountain Professional are all safe after the devastating #NepalEarthquake. Click here to read the latest updates.
Our thoughts and hearts go out to all affected.
Be With Nepal
Here’s a recent pic of Jacob Schmitz slacklining at EBC with a lovely backdrop. I’m referring to the SlingFin BFD (7m dome), but the Himalayas are quite pretty too. Read more about the expedition on Mountain Trip’s website. http://mountaintrip.com/everest/mount-everest-expedition-2015/
Here’s another recent pic from Eskimos Iceland.
SlingFin HardShell tents in Iceland
The United States Patent Office recently approved our ExoPakTM patent which will help SlingFin bring a whole new generation of pack designs (with protectable IP) to the market. An example of a pack design using our ExoPakTM technology was the HoneyBadger, which we first showed on KickStarter. Don’t worry, the HoneyBadger is still alive and kicking and will be coming back with a vengeance very soon!
Our Korean Superstar Jin recently took 2 protos of the CrossBow 2 tent on his recent summit of Mt. Yariga-Take in the Japan North Alps. Here are some photos and feedback from his trip.
Performance wise, these two tents were OUTSTANDING with proper setup.
o There was very strong wind all through the night on top of the Mt. Yariga-Take because of typhoon but both tents performed well with no issue at all.
o There is no question that CrossBow2 tent is very strong with trekking pole setup but even with wing pole setup (supposed to be weakest setup), I didn’t see any issue even under typhoon, if setup properly (proper pitching and guying)
Light Weight Tents! Love it!
o Both tent were light (2.1kg and 2.5kg)! That’s really good weight as strong double wall tent that we can actually use for 4 seasons!
o All the mesh pockets inside were VERY useful as always!
o Tent body provided me more than enough space for solo climbing with very comfortable headroom as well
o Vestibule provided me big space to hold 2x100L back-packs. Great!
“the ability to use the single tent for a wide range of applications makes it appealing for those whose adventures cover all the seasons”
the CrossBow 2 in it’s many forms
SlingFin tents were recently used as part of a training session with Tyler Armstrong. Tyler is the youngest to summit Aconcagua and has many more summits in his sights. The mountaineering training session took place on the north side of Mt. Adams and was led by Robert Link and Lhawang Dhondup.
This time from Jökulheimar (Glacierworld) which is a mountain hut really close to Vatnajökull Glacier.
check out these pics of the LFD on Kilimanjaro (courtesy of Ryan Waters from Mountain Professionals)
Base Camp smiles
SlingFin LFD (5m dome)