Sea to Summit introduces The Specialists our state of the art ultra-light shelters designed for technical outdoor pursuits where weight and performance are key. Whether you are on a cycle touring trip, an extended unsupported trek or a paddling expedition - the new Sea to Summit Specialist shelters give you all the space and comfort of a tent, with the light-weight, compact size and performance better than many bivi s.
Packed size only 27cm x 10cm! Weighing just 625gms for the Solo and 846gms for the Duo, the Specialists are the lightest fully enclosable shelters in their class. Each Specialist comes with a set of 2 poles and 6 pegs made out of 7075 alloy for the best strength to weight ratio. They can also be erected with a pair of trekking poles and natural anchors making it perfect for gram saving enthusiasts, achieving a minimum packed weight of 445gms and 633gms for the Solo and Duo respectively.
For the shell, we have used Pertex Endurance, a 20 denier ultra lightweight water resistantbreathable nylon fabric in conjunction with a 15 denier waterproof nylon for the walls, vestibules and the floor. Seam sealed throughout, the Specialists offers waterproof properties.The ultra fine mesh panel doors keep insects away and allow for maximum ventilation.
Optional lightweight ground sheets made from Tyvek are also available for added floor protection.
In 1984 a small group of climbers from the world's flattest continent pulled off an audacious ascent of Mount Everest - they put a new route up the north face in lightweight style with no oxygen or sherpa support. Six years later, one of the summiteers, Tim Macartney-Snape decided to return to Everest after he realized neither he nor any other person who had climbed the mountain had truly climbed the entire 8,848 meters, as that would have meant starting from sea level. That is, no one had yet climbed it from "sea to summit".
In the spring of 1990 Tim had a swim in the tepid waters of India's Bay of Bengal then set off on foot across the Gangetic plain toward the distant Himalayan foothills. Four months later, after climbing alone from Base Camp and without the assistance of oxygen, he set foot once again on the highest point on earth. Tim's solo ascent of Mt. Everest was named the "Sea to Summit" expedition.
Back in Australia, Tim joined forces with climbing friend, sewing enthusiast and design guru Roland Tyson to build a business that could make use of their knowledge of the outdoors to create truly ingenious, well-made but affordable outdoor equipment. They named their company Sea to Summit after Tim's expedition and the business prospered.
Sea to Summit design and manufacture cool and useful gear for the outdoor lifestyle. From cooking products and bags through to sleeping bags and mats, this forward-thinking company create useful products that are nimble and light enough for any adventure. Sea to Summit understand the importance of escape and take great pride in creating authentic outdoor products with a “no worries” Australian attitude.
Light and easy to set upBy: Ross on 7 April 2016We've used this light-weight tent for two activities - canoeing and cycle touring - and it was excellent in both. It is amazingly light, with only 6 pegs and two short poles. Two entries and a small vestibule each side. Being insect proof was high on our list of requirements for both events. Yes, you can sit up inside the tent, and there are pockets. Works OK in the wind and light drizzle, but not great for heavy rain. The roof is water-proof, but eventually rain water will come in the sides or the floor. Highly recommend for cycle touring, where weight is a factor.
My new Sea to Summit Specialist Duo Ultralight HikBy: Michelle Ryan on 14 March 2016Hard to review yet as I have not had my first trip with it yet. Set it up though and it's easy to put up as well as pack away. I will get my money's worth though as I'm taking on lots of trips this year. The Blue Mountains as well as some NSW National Parks, Bibbulmun Track in WA, Norway for 28days of hiking. That's all in the next 5 months. We will keep you posted.
By: Aaron on 12 May 2015I am a real fan of Sea to Summit. This tent was great on the weight. Super light. The main problem I had was if you do not have a flat camp site it was hard to get a taught pitch. If the ground is concaved the roof will sag. I test drove this on The South Coast Track of Tassmania. I had good weather but if the wind was up it would be a worry. I used it with the ground sheet and I pitchd the Sea to Summit Ultasil Poncho tarp which I would recommend but it does make for a fiddly pitch. I used my hiking poles and there are lots of guy ropes which can trip you up. You also have to find a reasonable amount of space for the ropes. I am going to do Larapinta trail and will take the tent again but would like something more robust for colder extreme climents. The total weight of the tent, ground sheet and poncho tarp was 1.5kg so for an extra 500g you could go a Macpac.
Hi Tec meets DesignAnonymous 12 January 2015Another well thought out product from S2S. Hi Tec meets Design this tent is amazing! light, airy compact,the Pertex used in this tent is amazing how it breathes naturally for a single skin shelter have used it in Rain,Wind,Mud,Gravel,Sticks every environment imaginable definitely,ticks all the boxes. A good investment.
Sea To Summit - 'Specialist DUO Ultralight HikingBy: Karen on 22 January 2014Hi, I especially purchased the 'Specialist DUO' for hiking, kayaking and, more recently, the Franklin River Raft in Tasmania (10 days) that I erected it on for 'almost' every night; except, for the few nights that I slept in a cave, on an extremely space deprived beach and out under the stars on a massive rock area (with a cave behind us) at Corruscades Rapids. Whilst it rained eight nights out of ten, it did nothing to dampen our spirits, nor my warm, dry and dreamy nights inside my luxurious '2 person' tent! :) My tent was saturated on the outer shell; although, there was only a little condensation and dampness on the top of my toes where my gortex outer of my fairy down sleeping bag was touching the inner lining of the tent. Other than that, I was completely free from the rain and the dampness that the several men on my rafting expedition were experiencing. So, if you're in the market for a light-weight tent which is extremely easy to erect; except, on the first occasion, as I neglected to read the instructions or watch the video clip of