Windproofing: How to Choose a Tent or Strengthen Your Existing Tent

SlingFin's lead designer, Martin Zemitis, has decades of experience designing tents for harsh alpine environments. Our tents are the result of our focus on the design challenges that come with using a tent in high winds.

Windproofing Theory

SlingFin tents stand while others are flattened

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.

SlingFin Tents - How Do We Do It / Key Features

Internal Guys in a SlingFin Tent ☛ Internal Guylines: How to strengthen your tent with internal guylines

Integrated internal guylines that integrate structurally to the tent frame, fly, external guy lines and stakes. This is another way to add significant strength to your tent without any perceptible weight increase.

SlingFin Portal with the OutRigger☛ the OutRigger:  OutRigger Attachment: How to reinforce your tent with trekking poles

You can use hiking poles or ski poles to take many SlingFin tents to a new level of wind and snow resistance.

Martin Zemitis displays a SlingFin WebTruss☛ the SlingFin WebTruss: Alpine Tent Innovation at SlingFin

The SlingFin WebTruss combines  the best of both worlds. It provides the ease of pitch in high winds provided by a clip tent with the stable architecture that a sleeve tent allows. Pioneered on our alpine tents, it is also available on our all-season CrossBow tents.

New for Spring 2019

Portal Two Person - 2 lb 13 oz

Backpacker Magazine

This sub-3-pound shelter withstands high winds and nasty weather better than tents twice its weight.

Trail cred: 'I appreciated the seven interior pockets,” one tester says. “They fit almost everything I had in my pack."

SplitWing UL Tarp - 7.9 oz

Also available in a bundle with a mesh body and removable vestibule.

Pre-order by the end of May for a discount; delivery in early June

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