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)
(and – why you should think of a liner, a sleeping bag and a sleeping mat as components in a ‘sleep system’) We get quite a few questions via ‘Ask Baz’ regarding how many degrees a thermal liner will add to a sleeping bag. On the face of it, a fairly straightforward question; but the … Continue reading Adding warmth with a liner
Certain Sea to Summit products are made of waterproof materials, and those designed for exposure to really wet environments have seams which are seam-taped or welded. But – just how waterproof are our dry sacks, or Tarp Ponchos or the floor of our Escapist Bug Shelter? Occasionally, you’ll hear someone make a comment that they … Continue reading Just how waterproof is waterproof?
This month, Sea to Summit is exhibiting at a couple of boat shows in different US States. I was fortunate enough to go along to one of them – it’s really interesting to have the opportunity to speak with boaters / kayakers / canoeists and learn from their perceptions and experiences. Here (in no particular … Continue reading Reflections on the water – notes from a consumer boat show
Picture this: you’re at a produce market in Denia, Spain. Beautiful warm temperatures; shorts-and-T-shirt weather. On all sides, fruit and vegetables are piled high in colorful profusion – ideal ingredients for a dinner on the patio back at the condo you’ve rented. If only you could carry them home… From out of the pocket of … Continue reading Ultra-Sil™ on the Go – a fabric story
I’ve been very lucky: in the twenty years I’ve spent in the Outdoor business, I’ve met and worked with some truly great product developers, fabric technologists, journalists and – last but not least – designers from a slew of countries.
And I’m extremely lucky that this journey has led to me working at Sea to Summit. Lucky because Sea to Summit has a product lineup which features a huge array of technologies and constructional details (more than enough to captivate my interest), and lucky, too because Sea to Summit places a very high value on making the technical and functional details behind those products available to everyone.