Ep109 – Behind the Scenes with Sea to Summit

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From the infinite horizon where the sea meets the sunlight, to the mountaintops that pierce the sky…

the range of outdoor gear by Sea to Summit covers the curves and contours of adventures that take on both water and land.

In this episode, Ben and Lauren check back in with Sea to Summit’s Brand Manager Ross Smith to reveal the parts, parcels, and processes behind the brand’s ever-growing success – from their first logo to their future innovations.

Tune in for their trailblazing tale!

Two campers in their sleeping bags on their backs, looking up and laughing.

The range of outdoor gear by Sea to Summit covers the curves and contours of adventures that take on both water and land. Image: Sea to Summit


00:00 – Intro

01:29 – Introducing Ross from Sea to Summit

03:46 – Who Are Sea to Summit?

05:14 – Distribution and Representation

09:40 – Considerations and Limitations of Aussie Distributing

12:22 – The Story Behind the Name

13:18 – Sea to Summit on an International Level

14:04 – The Head Office

15:17 – The Product Range

17:30 – The Sea to Summit Team

18:48 – Field Testing and Quality Control

20:16 – What Determines a Successful Range?

22:14 – Australian Manufacturing

25:08 – The Story Behind the Alpha Pots

30:01 – Additional Steps in Quality Control

31:43 – How Often do Products Need Revamping?

33:35 – What’s in the Pipeline?

34:39 – Sustainability

36:15 – Product Range in Australia Vs Overseas

37:25 – Post-Sales Process

38:57 – Support and Service

39:42 – Ross’s Favourite Sea to Summit Product

40:34 – Ben’s Favourite Sea to Summit Product

42:07 – Lauren’s Sea to Summit Product(s)

43:30 – Parting Words

44:02 – Summary

Mentioned in this Episode:


Ep11 – Sleep System Ratings with Sea to Summit

Ep106 – Sea to Summit Tents with Ross Smith


The Sea to Summit Sleep Systems


Sea to Summit – full range

Sea to Summit – sleeping bags

Sea to Summit – women’s sleeping bags

Sea to Summit Alpha range

Sea to Summit X-Pot Kettle

Sea to Summit Hydraulic Packing Cubes

Sea to Summit ultralight tents and accessories

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