SlingFin Portal 2 Reviews
Outside Magazine - 2019 Summer Buyer's Guide: The Best Tents of 2019
"To meet a three-pound weigh-in, most backpacking tents skimp on features, stability, and durability. The Portal avoids this trap... The secret? SlingFin opted for high-quality nylon 66 with a silicone protectant instead of common polyurethane-coated nylon. The combo is tougher, lighter, and more UV-resistant. The 27-square-foot interior is snug for two, but vertical walls add headroom, making the Portal the only tent we’d want on a stormy trek."
Backpacker - SlingFin Portal 2 - Strongest Tent
"Our take This sub-3-pound shelter withstands high winds and nasty weather better than tents twice its weight. 'We experienced 40-mph winds, but the tent never pancaked on us,' said one tester after a rough night at California’s Thousand Island Lake. Bonus: Bolster the tent even more in extreme weather using the eight guylines, as well as the two hook-and-loop attachments on the top crosspole that accommodate trekking poles for additional stability."
Greenbelly - 14 Best Ultralight Tents for Thru-Hiking in 2019
"The Portal 2 is a high quality and rather luxurious ultralight backpacking tent - 2 wide open side doors, breathable double walls, and a completely freestanding design. My favorite thing about it is the attention to detail.
Other than being an overall great tent, the Portal 2 really stands out for it's strength and stability.... Overall, I'd say this is the best lightweight backpacking tent for enduring harsh environments in all four seasons."