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OUR STORY

Our Inspiration

Sea to Summit is an award-winning manufacturer of ingeniously designed, omni-terrain outdoor gear. Our product line ranges from ultralight cookware to the most versatile tent on the market. Our innovation team is constantly searching for the perfect balance of weight, durability and packability. This Australian brand is no stranger to some of the most remote places on the planet, and its products are field-tested in the world’s most demanding environments.

Where it all started

Roland Tyson started making outdoor gear on an old industrial sewing machine in his childhood bedroom in 1983, at the age of 17.

As a young outdoor enthusiast, Roland realized that he had a passion and a talent for creating cutting-edge outdoor equipment. Soon he was designing and manufacturing equipment for other Australian adventurers. After outfitting an unusual first ascent of Mt. Everest (a 700+ mile, 29,028 feet in elevation trek from sea level to a solo summit), Sea to Summit was born.

Roland’s drive to design the best, lightest and most durable equipment would take him farther into the remote Australian outback and eventually into the Himalayas. In these wild places, he could put his inventions to the ultimate test.

In 1993, Roland was joined by Penny Sanderson, who had spent six years at Australian Geographic. Her passion for exploration and innovation was a perfect fit for Sea to Summit. She and Roland began traveling several months out of each year; climbing, sailing, trekking, overlanding, biking and, everywhere they went, testing products and iterating design.

Sea to Summit quickly grew into a successful global brand, with Penny and Roland’s love of travel and design as the foundation. Together, they own and manage Sea to Summit, still taking part in every step of the journey from developing raw materials to putting perfected gear into the hands of customers worldwide.

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