BOULDER, CO – Sea to Summit, manufacturer of adventure travel equipment and lightweight backpacking gear, debuts their new fall 2013 collection which includes an ultra light addition to their sleeping bag range. Sea to Summit redefines the term ultra-light with the Spark SpI that stuffs down to the size of a grapefruit and has amazing warmth to weight ratio. But meticulous engineering doesn’t always mean ‘big’ – sometimes the ‘small’ things make all the difference. Sea to Summit also introduces Field Repair Buckles, a patent pending design allowing adventurers to repair broken buckles in the field using only a screwdriver.
NEW SLEEPING BAGS
Spark SpI (available August 2013; MSRP: $269 - $289)
Weighing a mere 12.3 ounces and packing down to the size of a grapefruit, the new Spark SpI sleeping bag from Sea to Summit sets the bar for minimalist sleeping bags. The Spark is filled with the amazing moisture repelling Ultra-Dry Down™ and has a micro-weight 10D Pertex Quantum® shell fabric and a 15D nylon soft touch lining. The EN Lower Limit rating of 46 degrees makes it ideal for through-hikers, adventure racers, and anyone wanting to travel light and fast. It comes with a storage cube, Ultra-Sil™ micro compression sack and cotton laundry bag complete with care instructions.
Traveller TrI (available August 2013; MSRP: $189 - $209)
The new Traveller sleeping bag boasts the same high-quality construction and technical features that you expect from Sea to Summit sleeping bags but with a larger semi-rectangular cut. This light and comfortable bag is filled with 750+ loft Ultra-Dry DownTM, weighs just 13.7 ounces and has an EN temperature rating of 50 degrees. The zipper adds versatility, allowing it to be used as a blanket or to be zipped together with another Traveller for extra room. The drawcord foot and collar can be closed to seal in heat and create a mummy shaped bag. It is the ideal bag for traveling, cycle touring, ultra-light hiking and adventure racing. It comes with a storage cube, Ultra-Sil™ compression sack and cotton laundry bag complete with care instructions.
NEW DRY PACK
Flow 35L DryPack (available August 2013; MSRP: $199)
Sea to Summit has added a 35 Liter option with a removable padded hip belt – The Flow - to their DryPack line which already includes the Carve (24 Liter) and Rapid (26 Liter). Look no further for an all-around high performance waterproof daypack. The TPU laminated 420D nylon and fully seam sealed construction make these packs ideal for climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, commuting, hiking, fishing and lightweight travel.
NEW Field Repair Buckles (available May 2013; MSRP $3.95 - $5.50)
Sea to Summit Field Repair Buckles are an easy and permanent solution for broken or worn out buckles. The patent pending design allows you to repair broken buckles in the field using only a screwdriver. Not only will these buckles save you in the field, they allow you to avoid the hassle of sending your pack or bag off to have replacement buckles sewn on. There are two styles of side release buckles and a ladder lock version, all offered in two widths: 3⁄4” (20mm) and 1” (25mm). Several Sea to Summit dry bags feature Field Repair Buckles: the Stopper Dry Bags, Clear Stopper Dry Bags and Hydraulic Dry Bags.
UPDATED Travelling Light™ Collection (available August 2013; MSRP: $8 - $45)
The Sea to Summit Travelling Light™ range is a lightweight and stylish solution to luggage organization and travel security. Travelling Light™ offers a convenient way to separately pack clothes, shoes, toiletries, documents and other travel essentials without taking up precious space or tipping the scales towards costly airline luggage fees. Using premium Ultra-Sil® CORDURA® brand ripstop fabric and other lightweight materials, Travelling Light™ products weigh significantly less than any other products in the category, without compromising strength or durability. The Travelling Light™ range has been updated with bright, modern colors and new packaging.
NEW Mini Travelling Light™ Stuff Sack Set (available August 2013; MSRP: $21.95/set of 3)
This set comes with three mini stuff sacks that can be used to organize clothing, food or gadgets. The strong 30D Ultra-Sil® CORDURA® brand fabric make these perfect for carry-on luggage and backpacks.
UPDATED DryLite Towel (available August 2013; MSRP: $10 - $23)
The microfiber DryLite Towel is small and light, yet highly absorbent and fast to dry. New for 2013, the DryLite Towels feature silver-ion antibacterial treatment, resulting in a towel that resists bacteria and smells fresher longer (XS ‐ XL).
These new styles and more from Sea to Summit’s fall collection will be available at specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online at www.seatosummit.com.
About Sea to Summit
Sea to Summit is an award-winning manufacturer of meticulously engineered, lightweight backpacking and adventure travel gear, based in Western Australia. We take our 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 compact, efficient gear that’s reliable, versatile and durable. Whether your adventures take you to the sea or to a summit — or everywhere in between — Sea to Summit’s products will more than earn their space in your bag.