Boulder, CO (October 27, 2020) — Sea to Summit, the globally recognized adventure equipment brand headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, is pleased to announce the company’s entry into technical backcountry tents. Following more than three years of rigorous research and design, Sea to Summit will be releasing two lightweight tent models, the Alto and the Telos, along with an expansive line of accessories for Spring 2021.

With 30-years of rich history in product innovation and engineering, Sea to Summit is excited to, once again, introduce genre-shifting technology with the release of the Alto and Telos tents. In partnership with Jake Lah, Founder and Head of Design at DAC, the world’s foremost tent pole manufacturer, the tents will feature revolutionary Tension Ridge™ pole construction, alleviating two common pain points of modern tents: liveable space and ventilation. The Tension Ridge™ architecture allows for an inverted pole design that angles up to achieve unrivaled internal height, ceiling ventilation, high vertical walls to accommodate modern, thicker sleeping mats and pillows, and a more accessible dry entry/exit. The result is a roomy experience with a superior space-to-weight ratio that outperforms any other tent in its class.

“While the solution was simple, engineering the Tension Ridge™ presented significant challenges,” explained Jake Lah, an expert of modern tent architecture. “By inverting the angle of the brow pole, we achieve best-in-class interior space and ventilation, without adding weight or bulk to the tent.”

Likewise, the Tension Ridge™ architecture makes Sea to Summit tents highly adaptable to temperature and humidity. Both the Alto and Telos tents are outfitted with a unique, adjustable cross-ventilation system consisting of a Baseline Vent and an Apex Vent. The construction and position of the Apex Vent allows for significantly better airflow and more effective condensation mitigation.

Sea to Summit places a great deal of focus on designing versatility and adaptability into every detail. These tents are loaded with custom and proprietary hardware, and many thoughtful features like the modular FairShare Storage System that allows for easy division of the tent amongst campers, a pole storage case that doubles as a LightBar™ for interior illumination at night in combination with a headlamp, and tent and fly stuff-sacks that clip into place as a storage pocket inside the tent. For people who love stargazing, but fear rain; fear no more. Both Alto and Telos provide the flexibility to leave the rain fly in a star-friendly, partial, or fully-opened position. The rain fly remains ready to rapidly deploy should an early-morning rainstorm appear. However, the best party trick is the Telos’ ability to transform into a roomy open-air shelter for cooking, shade, and weather protection known as Hangout Mode.

“We always set out to design the best gear — to do things differently and rethink every detail, starting from scratch,” said Roland Tyson, Founder and Head of Design at Sea to Summit. “The core areas we looked to tackle are common pain-points — space, climate, and adaptability. We’re very happy with what we’ve accomplished here. And, we’re thrilled to partner with Jake Lah of DAC, a pioneer in modern tent design and architecture. This is a true partnership, unlike anything either of us has taken on before.”

Both the Alto and Telos tents come with a range of model-specific footprints and accessories, to fully customize the perfect tent to climate and feature preferences. The Alto and Telos tents will be available for purchase at select retailers and seatosummitusa.com in Spring 2021.

For all Sea to Summit media inquiries, please reach out to Torie Dye, torie.dye@purpleorangepr.com

Preview the tents at https://seatosummit.com/tents2021/

For wholesale inquiries reach out to: sales@seatosummit.com

Sea to Summit Tent Technical Specifications:

Telos TR2 & 3 (mesh inner w sil-PeU fly) starting at $499

  • People: 2 or 3
  • Season: 3 or 3+ season
  • Doors: 2
  • Vestibules: 2
  • Freestanding + Hangout Mode - adaptability with the Telos rainfly
  • Tension Ridge™ - allowing more internal living space, higher doors, and best in class ventilation
  • Apex and Baseline Vent™ - Allowing cross-ventilation and climate adaptability.
  • LightBar™ + FairShare System - modular stuff sacks for tent distribution and organization
  • Minimal Trail Weight (Fly + Inner + Poles only): 52.2oz / 3.26lbs “sub 3 ½ lbs” (2p) - 69.2/ 4.32 lbs “sub 4 ½ lbs” (3p)
  • Packed weight (Above + pegs, stuff sacks, guy lines): 58.2oz / 3.64lbs “sub 4lb” (2p) - 76oz / 4.75lbs “sub 5lb” (3p)
  • Floor Area: 28.2ft2 (2p) / 39.74ft2 (3p)
  • Vestibule Area: 19.3ft2 (2p) / 21.5ft2 (3p)
  • Ridge Height: 3 feet 4” (2p) / 3 feet 5” (3p)
  • Door Height: 3 feet 7” (2p) / 3 feet 10” (3p)
  • Fly Material: 15D Nylon
  • Fly Waterhead: 1,200mm - 1,500mm
  • Floor Material: 20D Nylon
  • Floor Waterhead: 2,500mm - 8,000mm
  • Tent Color: Grey (sil-PeU)

Alto TR1 & 2 (mesh inner w sil-PeU fly) starting at $399

  • People: 1 or 2
  • Season: 3 - 3+ season
  • Doors: 1 (1p) or 2 (2p)
  • Vestibules: 1 (1p) or 2 (2p)
  • Tension Ridge™ - allowing more internal living space, higher doors and best in class ventilation
  • Apex™ - Allowing cross-ventilation and climate adaptability.
  • LightBar™ + FairShare System - modular stuff sacks for tent distribution and organization
  • Minimal Trail Weight (Fly + Inner + Poles only): 33oz / 2.06lbs “2lbs” (1p) - 41.4oz / 2.6lbs “sub 3lb” (2p)
  • Packed weight (Above + pegs, stuff sacks, guy lines): 38.6oz / 2.41lbs “sub 2-1/2 lbs” (1p) - 47.7oz / 2.98lbs “sub 3lb” (2p)
  • Floor Area: 19.53ft2 (1p) / 27.54ft2 (2p)
  • Vestibule Area: 7.5ft2 (1p) / 18.3ft2 (2p)
  • Ridge Height: 3 feet 3”
  • Door Height: 3 feet 7”
  • Fly Material: 15D Nylon
  • Fly Waterhead: 1,200mm
  • Floor Material: 15D - 20D Nylon
  • Floor Waterhead: 1,200mm - 2,500mm
  • Tent Color: Grey (sil-PeU)

About Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit is an award-winning manufacturer of innovative, meticulously engineered, lightweight gear designed for camping, backpacking, water sports, and travel. Their ethos ‘to equip and inspire’ applies to adventures at every altitude, and this Western Australian brand is no stranger to some of the most remote places on this planet. Sea to Summit was established in 1990 and is currently distributed in over 73 countries, with offices in Australia, North America, Germany, and China. https://seatosummit.com

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