What to pack for a week-long backpacking trip

(This article and gear list assumes two people hiking in moderate, non-technical terrain in late Summer/early Fall. It has been revised to include some innovations including sleeping mats and X-Pots)) It is, of course, impossible to come up with gear suggestions that work for everyone: climatic conditions and geographical terrain vary from region to region, … Continue reading What to pack for a week-long backpacking trip

We’ve got you covered – keeping your pack (and its contents) dry

Despite what you may hear from clerks in outdoor stores, most backpacks will not keep water out. This is because most backpacks are made of polyurethane coated nylon in one form or another: the coating prevents water from making its way through the fabric (at least, it does when the coating is still relatively new). … Continue reading We’ve got you covered – keeping your pack (and its contents) dry

Just the way we roll – how to use our Kayak/Canoe Carts with your boat

Sea to Summit’s kayak and canoe carts are designed to help you move your watercraft overland easily and reliably. They feature wide pneumatic tires to help them roll over uneven or soft surfaces, rugged aluminum tube frames for durability, and high quality straps to stabilize your boat. We’ve prepared 4 short videos with the help … Continue reading Just the way we roll – how to use our Kayak/Canoe Carts with your boat

Getting Fresh – Sea to Summit Pocket Trek and Travel Soaps

If you’ve checked out Sea to Summit’s range of Trek and Travel pocket soaps and cleaning products, you’re probably as big a fan of them as we are. If you haven’t seen them, you might wonder what makes them so popular among travelers. Well, each matchbook-sized package contains 50 dry leaves of hand wash, body … Continue reading Getting Fresh – Sea to Summit Pocket Trek and Travel Soaps

Paper or Plastic? (the facts behind our packaging)

The ‘Ask Baz’ blog endeavors to provide honest, in-depth answers to questions about Sea to Summit products. One question which we’re asked occasionally is not about our products per se; it’s about our packaging. Specifically, some consumers wonder if it wouldn’t be more environmentally friendly to use paperboard rather than polypropylene. Well, packaging is something … Continue reading Paper or Plastic? (the facts behind our packaging)