Sea to Summit launches two ultra-light shelters at Outdoor Retailer

The Specialist™ Shelters – two state-of-the-art ultra-light shelters will debut at Summer OR. Weighing just 21.8 ounces for the Solo and 29.7 ounces for the Duo - they are the lightest fully enclosable shelters in their class

Sea to Summit introduces The Specialist™ Shelters – two state-of-the-art ultra-light shelters designed for technical outdoor pursuits where weight and performance is key. Ultra-light backpackers, cycle tourists, and sea-kayakers will appreciate The Specialist™ Shelters: the interior space and headroom of a tent with a lower overall weight and more compact size than many bivis.

Weighing just 625 grams / 21.8 ounces for the Solo and 846 grams / 29.7 ounces for the Duo, the Specialists are the lightest fully enclosable shelters in their class. They're easier to use than tarps; each Specialist comes with a set of 2 poles and 6 stakes made out of 7075 alloy for the best strength to weight ratio. They can also be pitched with a pair of trekking poles and natural anchors, so gram-saving enthusiasts can achieve a minimum packed weight of 445 grams / 15.7ounces for the Solo and 633 grams / 22.3ounces for the Duo.

The canopy is built of Pertex® Endurance, a 20D ultra lightweight waterproof breathable nylon fabric mated to a 15D waterproof nylon for the walls, vestibules and the floor.

Seam sealed throughout, the Specialist™ shelters offer weatherproof refuge while the breathable fabric and ventilation - via ultra fine mesh panel doors manage condensation effectively. Optional lightweight footprints made from Tyvek® are also available for added floor protection.

For full details stop by the Sea to Summit booth (#16001) at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

Sea to Summit is an award winning manufacturer of thoughtfully designed, lightweight backpacking and adventure travel gear based in Western Australia. The company takes its name from co-founder Tim Macartney-Snape's 1990 solo expedition from the Bay of Bengal to the top of Mt. Everest. Sea to Summit constantly strives to meet the needs of the hard-core minimalist as well as the discerning traveler who demands gear that's reliable, versatile and durable – all in the smallest load possible. Whether your adventures take you to the sea or to a summit or places in between, Sea to Summit's products will more than earn their space in your bag. Visit for more information.