The Beta from SlingFin

  • How To Repair Your Tent's Fly and Floor

    In this video, we walk you through two basic repair techniques for your tent's fly or floor fabric. The first technique works on small holes, like ...
  • UV and You: Tent Fabrics and Sun Damage

    UV damage is a major factor in a tent's lifespan. For a tent that's well-maintained, sun damage will likely be the factor that determines its usable life. We conducted UV testing on a variety of fabrics to determine their resistance to UV damage. In this article we discuss how fabrics respond to prolonged sun exposure and how to mitigate UV damage to your tent to make it last as long as possible.
  • How to replace bent or broken tent pole sections

    In this video, we walk you through how to replace individual sections of your tent poles that may have bent or broken. It's a quick and easy way t...
  • How to strengthen your Portal in heinous weather

    Are you looking to do some winter camping with your Portal? Or do you live somewhere with freak snowstorms year round? The Portal can handle it, b...
  • Introducing the updated CrossBow Four-Season Tent (video)

    This video explains why the new CrossBow Four-Season may be the last tent you'll ever need.
  • How to Fix Snags in Your Tent's Mesh

    In this video, we explain how to fix snags in your tent body's mesh canopy. Lightweight mesh can develop small imperfections from snagging on ve...
  • How to add internal guylines to your LFD, Kahiltna Dome, or BFD

    Click here for the downloadable companion PDF of the diagrams shown in the video (11MB) Tents with high wind profiles, like our big domes, can be ...
  • LFD + BFD Product Video

    Product video explaining the features of our LFD and BFD tents.
  • How To Dry-Pitch Your Tent

    We can't have beautiful weather all the time. If we did, I'd be out of a job. Eventually, you're going to have to set your tent up while it's rain...
  • How to Replace Tent Pole Shock Cord

    In this tutorial, we show you how to replace the elastic shock cord in all of our DAC poles. The aluminum poles themselves will last much longer than the cord inside, and replacing the shock cord when it loses elasticity will get you many more years of use out of your tent.

  • Waterproof Fabric Coatings 101: PU vs. PE vs. Silicone

    Fabric coatings are the most common tool used to make fabrics waterproof. However, not all coatings are created equal. In this article, we discuss the three most common types of waterproof fabric coatings and their strengths and weaknesses.
  • The SlingFin WebTruss

    Our patented WebTruss combines the best qualities of clip-style tents and pole sleeve tents. It makes the tent easy to pitch in high winds like...