The fine folks over at The Gear Caster gave us a solid write up. Gear Caster is a good blog that follows all the new toys and tools to hit the outdoor market.
From The Gear Caster:
Newcomer Slingfin has set out to design a tent where all components are equally strong, making the tent stronger as a whole. Last weekend, the company held a puja ceremony at their new home in Berkeley, CA to bless the upcoming Everest climb with Mountain Trip, where the Slingfin tents will be put through their paces.
The Slingfin tents are based on Web Truss technology, designed to increase strength and make the tent easier to pitch. The Web Truss system is constructed out of a series of poles that fit into a continuous tent structure sleeve from one end to the other. All the Easton aluminum tent poles are the same length, making the tent faster and easier to pitch.
The Web Truss system has a smaller wind profile and during bad weather, the structure can be further tensioned at each sleeve opening. These openings are highlighted with a reflective strip so one person could easily pitch the tent, even in the dark.
Read more: http://www.thegearcaster.com/the_gearcaster/2011/04/slingfin-takes-the-everest-challenge.html#ixzz1JpCewfPF
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