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Barry Robertson - Sea to Summit

Barry Robertson - Sea to Summit wrote an answer about on May 4, 2012

G'Day Bob -

Barry from Sea to Summit here. It sounds like you may have washed your AlphaLight Spork in a dishwasher. If so, the caustic chemicals in the dishwasher 'soap' will have stripped the anodized finish from the Spork.

Please contact me directly at barry@seatosummit.com and I'll work out a solution with you. If the anodized finish has been stripped from the utensil it should not be used.

And - to everyone else out there, PLEASE DO NOT USE COMET OR WIRE WOOL ON ANODIZED ALUMINUM UTENSILS - this will destroy the anodized finish.

I trust this helps


cheers


Barry
Sea to Summit Customer Relations Manager

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Barry Robertson - Sea to Summit

Barry Robertson - Sea to Summit wrote an answer about on November 4, 2011

Please don't pour boiling water into the Kitchen Sinks! Water this hot can cause the seam tape to delaminate.

Always start with cold water in the Kitchen Sink and add hot water.

cheers


Barry Robertson
Sea to Summit Customer Relations Manager

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Barry Robertson - Sea to Summit

Barry Robertson - Sea to Summit wrote an answer about on March 18, 2011

The material used in the standard Sea to Summit Compression Sacks is polyurethane coated 210D Nylon. (Nylon by itself is not waterproof, and needs to be coated to make it so). However, not only do these bags *not* have a roll-top closure (like Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sacks), they are not seam-taped either: so water can make its way through the sewn seams. (This is true of all brands of compression sacks, not just Sea to Summit products)
- If you need a basic, robust compression sack, these bags will do the job (and the lid is designed so it won't flip over and tangle, which is a nice feature)
- if you want the same degree of compression, but would like to save weight, check out the Sea to Summit UltraSil Compression Sacks (lightweight, non flip lid, but still without taped seams)
- if you want compression *and* you need to keep your gear dry, the Sea to Summit eVent Compression Sacks is the gear of choice

And if you'd like any futher explanation (honest answers, not marketing spin) shoot me an email at barry@seatosummit.com

Cheers!
Barry Robertson
Sea to Summit Customer Relations Manager

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Barry Robertson - Sea to Summit

Barry Robertson - Sea to Summit wrote an answer about on February 10, 2011

G'Day Gary

any liner will add some extra warmth to a sleeping bag, by virtue of the fact that it traps one more layer of air between the sleeper and the inner lining of the bag.
In the case of the woven liners (whether the Silk/Cotton blend as shown on this page, or the Premium Silk, or Cotton liners, that is the extent of the additional thermal performance they can offer, and indeed, a plus of 5° to 8° F (3° to 5°C) is realistic. The silk or silk/cotton blend liners may offer an additional performance edge in that they will wick moisture away from a sleeper, which prevents evaporative cooling.
If you want to add serious performance to a sleeping bag, we'd recommend the Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor or Reactor Extreme, which will add up to 14°F/8°C for the Regular and 25°F/15°C for the Extreme. This performance comes from the fact that Thermolite is a hollow core fiber, and the liners have a 3-dimensional knitted structure, both of which trap air.
Please be aware, however, that the additional performance a liner can add is a function of your metabolism (whether you sleep warm or cold), of the external humidity, of the insulative value of your sleeping pad, and of the design/details of the sleeping bag itself. Given that there's no mandated standard for sleeping bag ratings, the performance claimed for *some* bags is somewhat unrealistic.

If you'd like more details, please feel free to contact me directly at barry@seatosummit.com

Cheers
Barry Robertson
Sea to Summit Consumer Relations Manager

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