Rigorous field testing by outdoor professionals is an integral part of our design process. We work with several guide services who bring our prototypes all over the world to make sure our tents perform in the environments they're designed for.
Blackbird Guides Truckee, CA
Blackbird Guides Founder and head guide Zeb Blais has been providing great feedback on our tents for years. Zeb is an IFMGA mountain guide with ascents of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lobuche, Aconcagua, Rainier (100 times!), Denali, etc. etc. His input was especially helpful during the process of updating our CrossBow, WindSaber, and HotBox tents. Blackbird operates skill-building, alpine climbing, and backcountry ski trips throughout the Tahoe, CA area, as well as in the Eastern Sierra, Peru's Cordillera Blanca, Mount Shasta, the Pacific Northwest, and numerous other international destinations. The Blackbird team is top-notch and we'd definitely recommend checking them out for your next adventure!