The Beta from SlingFin

  • 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...
  • OutRigger Attachment: How to reinforce your tent with trekking poles

    In this video, we walk you through the use of the OutRigger attachment found on our Portal, CrossBow, and WindSaber tents. The OutRigger lets you u...
  • Volume: Adding a New Dimension

    The internal volume of a tent makes a huge difference in the tent's livability, but it is rarely discussed by manufacturers. How should you consider volume as a factor when deciding which tent to purchase?

  • Bombproofing Your Tent: Part 1-Windproofing - Wind and Wind Resistance

    In this article, we discuss several ways to use guylines to reinforce your tent against extreme winds. When used correctly, guylines are one of the best ways to strengthen your tent, and they weigh almost nothing.
  • Tent Fabric 101: Nylon vs Polyester vs Dyneema/Cuben

    As in all aspects of tent design, fabric selection is a balancing act. This article is intended to provide users a basic level of understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the most common fabrics used in tent and tarp design.

  • Titanium Dioxide Fabric Coating

    UV resistance is a critical factor for tents used in high altitudes. Our ET70 and LS07 fabrics use Titanium Dioxide coatings that triple or even quadruple the lifespan of a high-altitude basecamp tent.