A retractable Pocket Trowel from Sea To Summit - originally designed to support the "Leave No Trace Australia" campaign, allowing you to pursue human needs when camping and to handle nature when appropriate.
The shovel is made of an extra strong, reinforced nylon 66 and meets the highest outdoor standards in cold temperatures and can make short work of solid ground. The handle even has a small covered compartment for toilet paper, a lighter or similar essentials you may need. The handle simply slides over the blade surface to minimise pack size when not in use.
- Strong, ultra-light reinforced Nylon 66
- Compact, lightweight design for easy packing
- Storage space in handle for lighter/toilet tissue
- Withstands extremely cold temperatures
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
The origins of Sea To Summit began in 1983 in Perth, Western Australia - a time when lightweight, outdoor products were hard to find there. Roland Tyson, a keen climber and adventurer, began making his own gear on an antique sewing machine in his bedroom to meet these needs. In 1990, Australian mountaineer, Tim Macartney-Snape, approached Roland to make gear for his upcoming expedition – an audacious attempt to climb Mt Everest by beginning his ascent at sea level. The gear would need to work at every altitude over several months and be light and durable enough for the 5 month trek.
The expedition was a success and so was the gear and the Sea to Summit brand was born. Decades later, this spirit still defines the them: a company driven by design perfectionism that allows them to develop ingenious, functionally beautiful products with a “no worries” Australian attitude. Their original ethos ‘to equip and inspire’ continues to drive research and development of new techniques, materials, technologies and production methods.