Sea to Summit Ikos tent powers the versatile, space-expanding journey

Sea to Summit Ikos tent powers the flexible, space-expanding adventure

Sea to Summit introduced its entry into the tent market two years in the past with the launch of the modern, space-expanding Telos and Alto Stress Ridge backpacking tents. Since then, season 3+ fashions and a extra frame-friendly Telos bikepacking tent have been added to the vary. Now Stress Ridge is as soon as once more increasing its household with Ikos. Out there in two and three-person sizes, the Ikos TR has a strong, roomy construction and a versatile design that may be arrange as a full tent or as an outside daytime “assembly place”.

Since its launch, Sea to Summit’s line of tents has helped backpackers and adventurers discover simply the best steadiness between lightness, packability, indoor dwelling consolation, dependable sturdiness and accessible pricing. Ikos rearranges the method a bit in favor of backpackers and campers who rely the greenback as carefully as they rely the ounce. The tents aren’t as mild or compact as their Telos counterparts, however they do convey a barely extra strong construct and an identical characteristic set at a cheaper price.

Just like the Telos, the Ikos is a standalone tent that takes benefit of the Sea to Stress Ridge, an additional wing-like overhead mast that lifts the Summit’s dome roof larger to extend headroom and inside quantity. The put up additionally serves as the premise for a big vent within the rainfly and helps heat air circulation out to stop condensation. Campers can regulate airflow by opening and shutting the underside “base vents”.

Higher Stress Ridge put up lifts material for extra inside quantity

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Ikos’ ground areas are barely bigger than the Telos collection, designed to accommodate two (or three) customary rectangular sleeping mats aspect by aspect. The ground of the Ikos TR2 provides 31.2 ft2 (2.9 m2) and the Ikos 3 measures 49.2 ft2 (4.6 m2).

Sea to Summit enhances the general energy of the Ikos with heavier materials by utilizing a 68 denier ripstop nylon tub ground and rainfly and 20-D poly mesh physique as an alternative of the lighter 20- and 15-D ripstop/15-D mesh Telos. It additionally replaces Telos’ Featherlights with stiffer, heavier DAC MX aluminum posts.

One characteristic that has all the time set the TR line aside from different backpacking tents is its a number of setup choices. The “Hangout” mode specifically stands out by permitting house owners to create a solar shelter for on a regular basis use, making the Ikos helpful for a day on the seashore or music competition in addition to on per week’s backpacking journey.

Hang Out mode turns tent into sun shelter
Dangle Out mode turns tent into solar shelter

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“Fly solely” mode reverses the method by which a tent is normally arrange, permitting campers to expel the fly first and smash it final. This helps hold the principle tent ground and hull dry throughout inclement climate.

For tenting {couples} and triples who sleep at completely different temperatures, the “partial flight” mode places roughly half of the tent totally open and ventilated whereas closing the opposite half.

A partial rain fly setup for the Ikos TR2 allows one camper to sleep in airy, night sky comfort while the other has more weather protection.
A partial rain fly setup for the Ikos TR2 permits one camper to sleep in ethereal, night time sky consolation whereas the opposite has extra climate safety.

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Ikos TR2 is 4.8 lb (2.1 kg) when positioned in a 7 x 20 inch (18 x 51 cm) carrying case, and Ikos TR3 is 6.5 lb (2.9 kg) when positioned in an 8 x 20 inch (20 inch) bag weighs. x 51 cm) sack. The video beneath exhibits how the tents are used for a household journey in New Zealand’s magnificent mountains.

Sea to Summit launched the Ikos collection this week. TR2 retails for $429 and TR3 slots for $529.

Ikos – Consolation is the Evolution of Journey

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