The SlingFin Hardshell is the winner of the 2013 OutDoor Industry Gold Award for outstanding achievement in design and innovation.
According to Outdoor Gear Lab, "The SlingFin HardShell tent is the equivalent of Air Force One for mountain climbers and polar explorers... We suspect that the HardShell is the best 3-4 person four-season dome tent on the planet."
The HardShell has been tested on the largest mountains across the globe, serving even as a wind block for other tents. It goes up quickly and intuitively, even in harsh conditions, thanks to four equal-length poles and a WebTruss™ system. It includes a two-pole High Wind Kit that adds even more strength when the weather turns ugly. The WebTruss™ effectively locks the poles in place, independent of the tent and fly, giving the structure maximum strength with or without the tent body. The HardShell is an ideal basecamp or mid-mountain shelter for four people, or three plus plenty of gear.
- Four equal length body poles for quick setup
- WebTruss increases strength and makes setup in high winds easy
- Large pole-supported vestibule
- Ample interior pocket space
- Snow flaps on fly can be extended outwards or clipped under WebTruss to seal out spindrift
- Internal guyline compatible
|Trail Weight||11lbs 15.6oz|
|Floor Area||50 sq ft|
|Vestibule Area||11 sq ft|
|Number of poles||4 body, 1 fly, 2 HiWind Kit (optional)|
|Number of doors||2|
|Tent Body Fabric||
40D Nylon Ripstop DWR
|Floor Fabric||70D Nylon Taffeta PE 2000mm|
|Fly Fabric||30D Nylon 66 Ripstop Sil/Sil|
|Poles||4 DAC Pressfit 9.0mm (body), Pressfit 9.5mm (vestibule)|
I just spend 6 days road tripping and in the field with this tent. By the 3rd night we could get the tent set up in under 5 mins. The intuitive frame design and carabiners are make for easy set up. The future I think the pole frame should have a full bottom so you wouldn't need a ground tarp. The mesh pockets on the inside are awesome for storing things. We slept two in the tent with loads of extra room.
I want to buy a hard shell, please make a hard shell, I have waited for 6 months already. Do you have no further production plans?
I want to buy a hard shell, please make a hard shell. . .