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Sea to Summit -- TravellingLight Clear ZipTop Pouch
Test Series by Derek Hansen
Initial Report: 2 Jan 2012
Name Derek Hansen
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
City, State, Country Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
I am a lightweight backpacker with a typical weekend pack weight of 15 lb (7 kg) and a multi-day weight of 20 lb (9 kg), which includes food and water. Because I pack less than 20 lb (9 kg), I prefer lightweight trail-running shoes. I prefer backpacking with a hammock as part of my sleep system.
MANUFACTURER Sea to Summit
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE 2011, made in China
MANUFACTURER'S WEBSITE seatosummit.com
Made of TPU material for long life, durability, and abrasion resistance
Welded construction with a durable YKK leak resistant zipper
Grab tags for easy opening and closing
Includes three 3 fluid ounce and three 1.3 fluid ounce Sea to Summit leak-proof bottles
TSA-approved zip-top travel pouch
Specifications WHAT THEY SAY WHAT I SAY
Weight (Medium) 1 oz (28 g) 0.9 oz (26 g)
Dimensions (Medium) 8 x 4.5 x 1.5 in (200 x 110 x 45 mm) 8 x 4.5 x 1.5 in (200 x 110 x 45 mm)
COLORS Black, clear plastic
SIZES 1 qt (950 ml)
WARRANTY Lifetime guarantee on all products against manufacturing and material defects. This warranty does not cover wear and tear.
2 Jan 2012
The Sea to Summit TravellingLight(tm) Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Clear ZipTop Pouch is a flexible plastic leak-resistant pouch, specifically designed for conveniently storing 1 qt (950 ml) of liquids to be TSA carry-on compliant.
The pouch comes with six leak proof bottles: three 1.5 oz (40 ml) bottles; three 3 oz (89 ml) bottles. Each bottle comes with a dropper insert and a screw top lid. Each lid has a nipple in the middle that closes off the dropper hole. The bottles each have a small white area for a hand-written label/inscription.
The top of the pouch has a leak resistant YKK zipper. This top area has been reinforced with a rugged nylon type material. On each end there are grab tags that help ease the zipper pull. The grab tags also have holes punched in the middle for an accessory strap or clip to be attached.
The zipper opening is easy to handle and works well. The included bottles all fit easily with room to spare. As I am planning to take this case and its contents backpacking, I'm still deciding what I'll store inside. I can see that it would be ideal for plane travel. For backpacking, I know I could use the leak proof bottles for storing miscellaneous spices perhaps, or lotion, bug repellant, first-aid items, biodegradable soap, or even water purification chemicals.
This could be a great piece when I backpack with a group of Boy Scouts, for example, but I need some time to strategize what I want to put in the bag. For example, I want to be careful about what types of things I mix in the bag so in the off chance of an accidental spill, I'm not mixing ingestible food items with non-edible chemicals.
PRO--Easy to open and close zipper. Handy leak-proof bottles to store a variety of contents.
CON--None so far.
I would like to thank Sea to Summit and BackpackGearTest.org for providing me with the opportunity to test this product.