The Beta from SlingFin

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DAC Tent Poles

    We use industry-leading DAC tent poles in our backpacking and expedition tents, and this is why.