WHAT IS THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME SEA TO SUMMIT?
The origins of the company began in 1983 in Perth, Western Australia – a time when lightweight, outdoor products were hard to find in Australia. Roland Tyson, a keen climber and adventurer, began making his own gear on an antique sewing machine in his bedroom.
As a young outdoor enthusiast, Roland realised 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 travelling 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.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED OUT OF?
Sea to Summit's Global Headquarters are in Perth, Australia. We are proud of our Australian heritage and of the rugged landscapes of Western Australia which have helped to shape our company ethos and the products we make.
Our German office is in the heart of the beautiful city of Bielefeld, North-Rhine Westphalia.
HOW DO I FIND SEA TO SUMMIT PRODUCTS NEAR ME?
Our Store Locator will be able to tell you where the closest Sea to Summit authorised retailer is in relation to you.
WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE?
As an Australian company, we began manufacturing products in Perth in 1991, but in the intervening years we have grown internationally, selling in over 50 countries worldwide.
Our products are made of materials which are sourced from all over the globe, including from US companies. Final assembly is in Vietnam, China and Taiwan.
Sea to Summit’s China office is as large as the North American operation and has a dedicated team that works full-time to ensure fair labour practices in all production plants and supplier factories.
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