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Sea to Summit USA introduces Lockable Tie Downs by SPT

Stick Protection Technology innovates the most efficient system to secure and protect your watersport, snow and cycling gear

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Salt Lake City, Utah Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Booth 5042, January 27, 2007 – Sea to Summit USA, the new U.S. distributor of Stick Protection Technology (SPT) products, the Australian brand that is developing the future of water and snow sports hardware, introduces a unique system that combines tie-down straps with an integrated keyed locking system to protect your gear from theft. Originally designed by a team of serious Australian surfers to transport and secure their boards from theft, the SPT Lockable Tie Downs work with any paddling/watersport, snow or cycle gear.

The only locking strap that won’t damage gear while it secures from theft

Simple and easy to use, SPT Lockable Tie Downs are designed to secure kayaks, boats, canoes, snowboards, skis, mountain bikes, road bikes or anything you want to attach to your vehicle and keep safe from theft. These features make it unique:

•Two hardened stainless steel cables inside 33mm U.V stabilized webbing. Like a conventional strap with bomb-proof cables inside, SPT Lockable Tie Downs are virtually impossible to cut yet evenly distribute synch tension to avoid creasing or damaging fiberglass edges of boats, shells or boards.

• Soft Santoprene protective casing protects from moisture and corrosion
• Locked or unlocked, extra-strength die cast buckle functions as a simple tie-down strap.
• The weather resistant key lock with dust shutter is streamlined and easy to access.
• Sold in pairs, SPT offers three sizes to accommodate nearly any sport: 5 foot, 8 foot and 13 foot sold at $64.95, $74.95 and $84.95 MSRP.

SPT Lockable Tie Downs work with any vehicle roof rack system, cargo racks on campers, RVs, trailers or any fixed object that you might use to secure your gear at home (columns or posts on a porch or patio) if you don’t have room to store your toys indoors.

Distributing one locking tie-down system…so you can spend your money on gear instead!

Sea to Summit USA is the only distributor of SPT gear in the United States. “Our market research showed us that there were plenty of tie-down systems available and numerous anti-theft locking systems, but no really good solution for both functions to be found in a single product. Their features keep it simple: we found that SPT’s straps and key lock system are streamlined rather than cumbersome. They offer water, snow, and cycle sport enthusiasts peace of mind that their gear is locked and safe from theft while protected from damage during transport. It’s a tie-down system that goes everywhere you and all of your outdoor toys travel—and keeps them secure,” said Shelley Dunbar, co-owner of Sea to Summit USA.

About SPT

SPT (Stick Protection Technology Pty Ltd) is a new company founded in Australia 2005 and introduced to North American board and paddle sport enthusiasts in 2007 by Sea to Summit USA, SPT’s North American distributor. SPT has spent more than two years in research and development and is focused on creating the future in surf, board sport and outdoor accessories. The company was founded by three members who are dedicated to design and lifestyle choice and whose goal is pretty simple: design, create, innovate and be the best we can be. A list of SPT retailers in the U.S. will be announced in early 2007. Or contact Sea to Summit USA at (303) 440-8977 or email us at

Sea to Summit Begins Its Tenth Year in the U.S.

Sea to Summit is committed to innovation and well-thought-out design. For the past 15 years, Sea to Summit has been the leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, lightweight backpacking and adventure travel gear in Australia. Sea to Summit, as the founding sponsor, helped introduce the Leave No Trace concept of minimal environmental impact to Australia in 2003. The company was named in honor of co-founder Tim McCartney-Snape’s incredible 1990 solo expedition from the Bay of Bengal in India to the top of Mt. Everest. Sea to Summit constantly strives to meet the needs of the hard-core minimalist, as well as the discerning traveler who demands gear that’s reliable, versatile and durable – all in the smallest load possible. Whether your adventures take you to the sea or to a summit or places in between, Sea to Summit’s products will more than earn their space in your bag. Find Sea to Summit at retailers coast to coast by visiting a list can be found on