The origins of Sea To Summit began in 1983 in Perth, Australia - a time when light outdoor products were difficult to find. Roland Tyson, an avid climber and adventurer, began making his own equipment on an old sewing machine in his bedroom.
A few years later, in 1990, Australian mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape came to Roland to make equipment for his upcoming expedition - a daring attempt to climb Mount Everest by starting the ascent at sea level. The equipment that Roland wanted to make had to work at all heights over several months, and at the same time be light and durable enough for the 5-month trip.
The expedition was a success, the equipment passed the test, and the Sea to Summit brand was born. The name of the expedition was a perfect analogy for how Roland had designed and produced equipment for years. He always starts from scratch and questions how things had been done before and how he can make equipment that innovates.
Decades later, this is still what makes Sea To Summit who they are; a company driven by design perfectionism that allows them to develop ingenious and functional products with a "no worries" Australian attitude. Sea To Summit's original ethos of "equipping and inspiring" continues to drive research and development of new techniques, materials, technologies and production methods. It inspires new product innovations that keep them at the forefront of delivering lighter and better equipment for all kinds of outdoor experiences - from expeditions to family trips and everything in between.