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Our Most Awarded Gear

We’d like to think that we love all our outdoor gear equally, but some have brought home the gold more than others.

Off the back of our latest accolade for our Ascent II—recently named Best Sleeping Bag by Outside Mag—we thought we’d dust off the old trophy case so you can peruse some of our most award-winning gear.

Here’s a round-up of the gear that’s favored by industry experts and reviewers—the dry bags, sleeping mats, hammocks, packs and more that have been put to the test and have come out on top.

SLEEPING BAGS

ASCENT ACII 15F

‘I think the Ascent is one of those products with near-universal appeal. Its mix of many features, great packability and a huge temperature range made it an easy choice for a Gear of the Year award.’—Outside

Spark spi 40

‘The Sea to Summit Spark SpI 40 is the lightest and smallest-packing bag we’ve ever tested by far. It’s so light and tiny when stuffed into the provided stuff sack that it’s our Top Pick for Insane Packability.’—OutdoorGearLab

daypacks + pack liners

ultra-sil drysack

‘Keep your gear dry with these superlight dry sacks. We beat the crap out of these bags—and drew no blood. Rain rolled right off the Cordura nylon fabric, which is treated with both silicone and polyurethane water repellents. Sandstone and granite failed to mar the exterior. The double-stitched seams held up to all of our yanking and stuffing.’—Backpacker

ultra-sil pack liner

event compression drysack

‘These featherweight drybags make pack liners and covers obsolete. This could happen to you—it did to us. You’re 2 days into a 4-day trip. It’s drizzling and 35°F, and your hydration bladder leaks inside your backpack, flooding your gear with 30 ounces of purified streamwater. Abandon trip? Nope.’—Backpacker

‘This waterproof/breathable Sea to Summit compression sack lets air out without letting water in. We use it to keep down bags and clothes dry and to shrink bulky items. It’s reliable, too, with no valves to fail or leak.’—Backpacker

‘This lightweight dry bag is designed with all the classic features of a stuff sack plus the bonus of being waterproof. It also sports a clever venting feature that allows air to escape for easing stuffing but prevents water from seeping back in.’—OutdoorGearLab

BIG RIVER DRYBAG

‘Superior quality, practical design, and a low price earns it our Best Bang for Your Buck Award.’—OutdoorGearLab

INFLATABLE SLEEPING MATS

COMFORT PLUS INSULATED AIR MAT

'We tested this mattress from the lowest valley in the United States to the highest peaks in Nepal, and the feedback always came back the same: This is the most comfortable night’s sleep we’ve had on a pad this packable.’—Backpacker

ULTRALIGHT AIR MAT

‘How did Sea to Summit’s Ultralight air mattress get to be so comfortable? By being tricky, very tricky. The Ultralight has what it calls “air spring cells,” … when you shift your weight, this isolates the compression of the pad, in much the same way a coil bed mattress works, and allows it to conform to your body far more naturally.’—National Geographic Adventure

ULTRALIGHT INSULATED SLEEPING MAT

‘Our top spot for longterm gear goes to Sea to Summit’s latest inflatable mattress. Not only has it proven itself far tougher than we’d expect for its weight, it’s also one of the most comfortable and easy to inflate sleeping pads on the market, which we’re especially grateful for after an extended day’s ride.’—Bikepacking.com

ETHERLIGHT INSULATED WOMEN'S MAT

'We were excited to see that Sea to Summit has rolled out a comprehensive line of high-quality, women’s specific sleeping mats. We were especially intrigued to discover the Ether Light XT, which seemed exceptionally light and warm for such a thick and comfortable looking product. We were not disappointed, and the Ether has become our favorite new backpacking product.’—OutdoorGearLab

SELF-INFLATING SLEEPING MATS

COMFORT PLUS INSULATED MAT

'This air mattress not only is comfortable but also has a compact pack size, weighs little, crackles hardly at all and has a structure that largely eliminates cold spots and better insulates the upper body. So it ticks all boxes.’—OutDoor Industry Award

‘The Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated is an incredibly comfortable, warm, and functional sleeping pad that sacrifices weight for durability and air chamber redundancy. It was so comfortable, in fact, it earned our Top Pick award for Comfort once again.’—OutdoorGearLab

CAMP KITCHEN

X-POT

‘How’s this for a magic trick? Turn a 1-inch-tall disk into a 2.8-liter pot with the flick of your wrist. It’s easy with the X-Pot, which has silicone walls that fold in on themselves, shrinking the pot down from 4.5 inches tall … But shrinking isn’t the X-Pot’s only talent.’—Backpacker

‘Pots and pans have never played nicely within the confined and limited space of a backpack, until now. The X-Pot from Sea to Summit is a collapsible, silicone-sided pasta/soup/dinner cooker that measures just an inch and a half high when flattened.’—National Geographic Adventure

X-POT KETTLE

‘Collapsible cookware saves lots of space in a backpack, but one thing that’s never been collapsible is one of the largest—a cooking pot. The Sea to Summit X-Pot is a collapsible silicone pot mated to an aluminum base that serves as the cooking surface.’—Gear Institute

X-SET 32

‘The Sea to Summit X Set 32 features a collapsible silicon sidewall construction with an anodized aluminum base, earning our Top Pick for Packability. This collapsible architecture makes it easy to put into a backpack while saving space.’—OutdoorGearLab

HAMMOCKS

ULTRALIGHT HAMMOCK

PRO HAMMOCK

'The Pro Double is our Top Pick for Ultralight Versatility because it keeps the weight low without losing too much comfort.’—OutdoorGearLab

PILLOWS

AEROS PREMIUM PILLOW

‘The Sea to Summit Aeros could easily become one of your favorite pieces in your backpacking setup. It’s small and lightweight enough to hide away almost unnoticed in your pack, but its presence is appreciated when laying down to rest.’—OutdoorGearLab

DAYPACKS + dUFFELS

DUFFLE BAG

‘I thought it would be difficult to pick a single best duffel. For the most part, that wasn’t true … in this test of 21 duffels, the Sea to Summit 65-liter duffel was clearly the best, getting top marks in all but one category I looked at. It’s the duffel I think people should buy.’—Outside Mag

‘We are confident that the Sea to Summit Duffel is the best on the market. We will continue scouring, and eagerly anticipate the day when a bag displaces the Sea to Summit, but we are also content to use and abuse this excellent product for years to come. It displaces the first winner of our Editors’ Choice award, breaking seven years of precedent.’—OutdoorGearLab

ULTRA-SIL DAYPACK

‘It squishes down to the size of an egg, but can carry 20 liters—which is why we haven’t gone on a trip without one in years. Tough Cordura fabric can handle brushes against tree branches and granite, and wide, flat shoulder straps keep 10-pound loads comfortably secure on your back. We loved leaving our big packs at camp and tagging summits with the Ultra-Sil.’—Backpacker

PACK RACKS

‘Much to the chagrin of the big rack names like Thule, Yakima and Rhino, not everybody needs racks on their vehicles all of the time … Sea to Summit has developed just the product for folks who want to graduate from the foam blocks but don’t need to invest in a full rack system. Because they’re inflatable, they’ll store away nicely in the vehicle until needed.’—Gear Institute

POCKET SHOWER

‘This lightweight shower unfurls into a good-sized, easy-to-use shower that makes it a no-brainer to bring with you pretty much anywhere. This combination of ease of use, portability, and downright usefulness makes it our Top Pick for Backpacking.’—OutdoorGearLab

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