Sea to Summit is at again, this time on the sea with standup paddleboard and kayak specific dry bags, sacks, tie downs and storage options to keep your gear dry, safe and accessible. If you are planning a trip on the water, check out these latest items that will make your life easier, and more comfortable. This review takes a looks at the Sea to Summit Aquaslings, Sea to Summit Bomber Loop Lock Tie Downs, Sea to Summit Hydraulic Pack, and the Sea to Summit SUP Deck Bag.
Paddleboard camping is simplified with the Sea to Summit Hydraulic Pack and SUP Deck Bag
Simply put, these loop lock tie downs are bomber and so easy to use. They’re a simple girth hitch on one end and a metal buckle system on the other. They’ll work on any roof rack or truck bed that has tie down points. Similar to the Carabineer Tie Down, the Bomber Loop Lock is lighter and easier on your car. The setup won’t have you throwing buckles over the roof, and a silicone protector pad sits between the heavy-duty buckle and your vehicle. Choose between 6.5, 10 and 13-foot straps that can hold up to 550 lbs. When not in use, roll it up and keep it secure with the built in elastic retainer.
Price: $7 USD
Capacity: 125kg / 275 lbs
Lengths: 6.5, 10, 13'
Colors: Lime & Grey
Sea to Summit Bomber Loop Lock Tie Downs come in different lengths depending on what you need to tie down. The loops are easily girth hitched around any roof rack system.
- Double stitched loops at both ends
- Heavy Duty buckle with silicone protector pad
- Attached elastic loop to keep straps tight for storage
- Trim color coordinates with different lengths (Lime/Orange/Blue) with Grey Straps
- Longer straps have higher weight capacity
The buckle protector is made of silicone and separates the buckle from your car/equipment to prevent scratches and dings. The built in elastic retainer holds the coiled up tie down secure so it can be neatly packed away.
Whether you are storing standup paddleboards, kayaks, surfboards or the like, it is ideal to have these things out of the way and off the ground to ensure they are protected from damage while being stored. The AquaSlings by Sea to Summit are a simple design solution for hanging your watercraft when not in use. They are padded slings with an easy to use hook and loop system that will hold 130lbs (60kg) and up to 35 inches (90cm) wide. One size and one colour (blue) fits all, including your paddles. A simple backpack strap enables the sling to tighten or loosen and is easily accessible for one person to use. Hang it inside or outdoors!
Price: $60 USD
Capacity: 60kg / 130lbs, 90cm / 35"wide
The Sea to Summit AquaSlings are large enough to accommodate most watercraft and can be hung inside or out.
- Reinforced Nylon with padded EVA straps
- Single Person Usability
- Accommodates a variety of watercraft
- Weather resistant for outdoors
- Mounting hardware included
The mounting hardware is included and is strong enough to hold up to 130lbs.
Backcountry travel always has its share of surprises, whether it’s via land and/or water. Your paddling trip may require a portage or lengthy hike around obstacles, and this may be to just put your SUP, kayak or other watercraft in the lake or river. Having a dry bag with removable shoulder, waist and sternum straps will make your life so much easier should you have to transport your gear any distance. It’s also worth its weight in gold having dry gear when you arrive at camp. If you don’t need the harness simply remove it, the low profile attachment points remain out of the way. The bag itself is solid with welded seam construction. Allow a little extra air to escape the bag before you seal it by rolling three times and buckle. You can even use the Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack as a seat when paddling in rough waters on your SUP. You can choose between a variety of colours and sizes to suit your land & water needs. The Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack easily accommodates everything you would need for a two or three-day paddling trip for two (excluding food of course). It is also available in a 90L, 65L and 35L if you find that 120L is just too large.
Price: $200 USD
Capacity: 120 litres
Dimensions: 18.5 x 12.6", height/depth 44.5"
Weight: 1786g / 3lbs 15oz
Colours: Blue, Green, Yellow, Black
Materials: 600D TPU laminated, heavy duty, UV resistant, waterproof fabric
Featured here is the 120L hydraulic dry pack fully loaded for an overnight camping trip via standup paddleboard. Once at shore it is easy to hike your gear to your tent site with the backpack harness.
120L is a lot of space to fill, but it is pretty easy to do when you are paddle camping. Everything in the image below fit into the Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack,... and more.
- Removable, adjustable backpack harness with waist & sternum straps
- Low profile attachment points for harness and 4 others for tie down
- Roll top closure is secure and waterproof
- Welded construction for permanently sealed seams.
- Anodized aluminum, fail-safe buckles
- Harness material is EVA foam and air mesh for quick dry and comfort
Shown below Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack with the harness removed. You can see the low profile attachment points will not cause snagging problems. The harness has both waist and sternum straps, similar to a backcountry pack, and is quick drying and very comfortable.
The backpack harness is easily removed and reattached at your leisure with a screen-printed diagram to help facilitate the process.
Dry bags are a necessity for any paddle sports, but a SUP specific deck bag is ideal for standup paddle boarding all day and even overnight trips. Included with the Sea to Summit SUP Deck Bag are self adhesive attachment points that fix to your SUP, kayak, boat or raft to securely anchor the deck bag for piece of mind in rough waters. Available in 12 or 24 litres, this stylish blue bag is practical for keeping your gear handy when you need access to it. The standard dry bag roll top closure is fitted with a buckle and has three aluminum hook ladder lock buckles to attach it securely to your paddle board but still make it easy and fast to remove.
Price: $55 US
Capacity: 24 litres
Weight: 580g / 21oz
Materials: 420D big river fabric
The Sea to Summit SUP Deck Bag is the perfect dry bag for day paddles on the lake or river. It provides quick access to items and keeps contents dry and safe.
- Roll top closure with buckle
- 3 Aluminum hook ladder lock buckles for attachment points
- 3 Self adhesive lash point attachments
Three adhesive attachment points are included and are very secure so you can trust them to hold in any and all weather conditions. Attach and adjust with the aluminum hook ladder lock buckles and strap.
Sea to Summit makes trustworthy & durable gear suited to get you from the water to the mountaintops with innovative, thoughtful designs ensuring your backcountry experience is a positive one. The SUP gear reviewed above is like none other. Dry bags that succeed in keeping its contents safe are a priority in multi-day travels over land and water and the Sea to Summit 120L Hydraulic Pack does not disappoint. For longer trips, the removable harness is a must have for portaging through the wilderness when backcountry waterways throw you a curveball.
If you’re only on the water for the day then the Sea To Summit Sup Deck Bag is perfect for holding your water, sunscreen, extra layers, valuables and whatever else you want to put in there and keep dry. Bomber Loop Lock tie downs are extremely user-friendly and will not scratch your car or equipment. And when it’s all said and done, store your SUP out of the way by hanging it with the Sea to Summit AquaSlings to keep it off the ground and secure. Sea to Summit has a variety of products, and I would recommend these to anyone looking for multi day or single day trips on the water.
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