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Sea to Summit’s Ascent wins Outside Gear of the Year for Best Sleeping Bags of 2020

Sea to Summit’s innovative Ascent II 15F Sleeping Bag receives top honor


Boulder, CO. – April 30, 2020 – Sea to Summit is pleased to announce that its Ascent II 15F Sleeping Bag has won Outside’s highly coveted Gear of the Year 2020 award for Best Sleeping Bags. The Ascent Sleeping Bag distinguished itself under extensive and rigorous field-testing amongst hundreds of other products that were tested by Outside’s editorial and testing teams.

Outside’s Ryan Stuart said, “I think the Ascent is one of those products with near-universal appeal. Its mix of many features, great packability and a huge temperature range made it an easy choice for a Gear of the Year award.”

The Ascent range of sleeping bags feature a unique Free-Flow™ ventilation system, which includes a half zipper on one side of the bag, a full-length zipper on the other side and a separate foot zipper. These strategically placed zippers allow the user to free their arms and feet and essentially wear their bag around camp, making it an exceptionally versatile bag that can easily adapt to warm or cool conditions.

Sea to Summit’s Western Australian-based design team invest incredible amounts of time throughout the design process to ensure the products perform seamlessly – no detail is overlooked. The brand has earned numerous awards for many of its products over the years and is honored to be recognized by Outside.

“We’re all super stoked the Ascent II won such a prestigious award. It’s the bag I recommend most, as a fully featured lightweight bag with a good balance of weight and comfort for most trips. I designed this with a quilt in mind – I love the freedom of movement a quilt provides and with the Free-Flow™ zip system, this bag offers endless versatility.” said Brendan Sando, Sea to Summit Designer.

Sea to Summit designs their sleep products with the whole sleep system in mind – a sleeping mat, sleeping bag, liner and pillow. They encourage users to build their sleep system based on intended use – from car camping to fast and light mountaineering adventures. Learn more about their Sleep System Finder here.

About Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit is an award-winning manufacturer of innovative, meticulously engineered, lightweight gear designed for camping, backpacking, water sports, and travel. Their ethos ‘to equip and inspire’ applies to adventures at every altitude, and this Western Australian brand is no stranger to some of the most remote places on this planet. Sea to Summit was established in 1990 and is currently distributed in over 73 countries, with offices in Australia, North America, Germany and China.

For more information, please contact:

Josh Simpson
Jsimpson@seatosummit.com.au