Weighing less than a liter of water, Sea to Summit’s new ultra-light tent series offers you more space and comfort than a bivvy without sacrificing on size and weight. Called the Specialist, the new tent line is perfect for outdoor activities such as trekking, cycle touring or paddling expeditions where weight and performance are critical.
The Specialist ultra-light tents come in two versions, the Solo weighing just 625 grams and the Duo at 846 grams. Both the Solo and Duo are supported by 2 poles and 6 pegs made of 7075 alloy, but can also be erected using trekking poles and natural anchors to save precious grams.
The Specialist tents are designed to manage condensation effectively. The waterproof and breathable shell uses 20 denier ultra-lightweight nylon, with 15 denier nylon for the walls, vestibules and floor. Stress points are double stitched and bar tacked for strength and endurance.
Optional lightweight ground sheets made from Tyvek can be added for further floor protection. For ease of travel, both the Solo and Duo ultra-light tents can be stored in 11 cm (diameter) by 26 cm stuff bags.
The Sea to Summit ultra-light tents retail for $429 (Solo) and $499 (Duo), and approximately €375 (Solo) and €475 (Duo) in various European countries.
Sea to Summit got its start 20 years ago after renowned mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape teamed up with design-guru Roland Tyson in Perth, Western Australia to create lightweight outdoor and adventure gear. The company was named after Macartney-Snape’s Everest expedition in 1990, being the first person to climb the world’s highest peak starting at sea level in India’s Bay of Bengal and walking the entire distance to the summit.