Slingfin are founded on the principle of delivering the highest-quality alpine & backpacking tents crafted to stand up to the most inhospitable of conditions...
With a deeply rooted heritage in the outdoor industry, Slingfin founder Martin Zemetis brings both experience and innovation to his every design. Inspired by a desire for stronger and lighter equipment, Slingfin combines the finest materials with attention to detail to ensure the quality of their products are flawless
Following a background designing for brands such as The North Face and Sierra Designs, Martin went on to co-found Mountain Hardwear where he remained for a number of years until the lure of a new challenge led him to found Slingfin in 2010. Their range of high alpine-focused dream tents quickly grew to include 3-season and minimalist shelters blending high-quality and stability with a detail-driven design and attractive pack weights.
Slingfin keeps the strength-to-weight ratio of their tents at the forefront of the product development process. Free from the pressures of maximising profit at the expense of quality they never shy from turning to premium materials to inform their every design. Slingfin believes a good tent should be a long-term investment - one you can count on to see you through the harshest of conditions for years to come.
Through their thoughtful design and a deep understanding of tensile structures, Slingfin has created a full lineup of tents built to withstand much harsher conditions than other tents in their weight class.
In their own words:
'SlingFin is an employee-owned, self-funded company. This means no suits, no “bean-counters”, and no pressure to maximize profit at the expense of quality. We’re small, lean, and scrappy, and we like it that way. We make the gear we want to use, not the gear a VC firm thinks will get them the best ROI. Our designs are inspired by our desire for stronger, lighter gear. We draw on our deep industry heritage to ensure that the materials, attention to detail, and build quality of our products are impeccable.'