Hey Sea to Summit!

We're Sam & Bec. A couple of bike wanders & adventure seekers looking for your help!

Why not send an email like everyone else guys?

Well, we could say the same to you! You don’t think like other adventure brands, you don’t rest on your laurels…

…you create products that are unique, thoughtful & exceed expectations!

We’re just trying to do the same for you!

Meet the crew

A small but mighty expedition team of two

Sam Rice

Adventurer, Web Designer, Writer, Chef

Hello, I'm Sam. I'm originally from England, the land of rain, fish & chips and tea.

A few years ago, the idea of exploring the world by bicycle, living a super minimalist life and wearing the same shirt 363 days a year felt like a very alien concept. But after a chance meeting with a guy called "Growler" who cycled the world in the 70's - my whole life was turned upside down.

Now, I live on the road with my partner in crime Bec. Photographing, writing, eating and enjoying this beautiful world we're so fortunate to share.

You can stalk me more over at Instagram or follow the link to my bio below

Becky Norman

Adventurer, Photographer, Writer, Harry Potter Addict

Kia ora - I'm Bec. I'm originally from New Zealand, the land of smiles, mountains and kiwi birds.

Around 8 months ago, I stupidly fell in love with a bike hobo called Sam. Now I’m cycling around the world – and loving every minute! I'm not your typical cyclist though. In fact, before this tour, I didn't even own a bike and the biggest ride I’d done was 15km.

I joined Sam in the not so flat Vietnam, so jumped right in at the deep end. The baptism of fire worked well, and now I can't imagine my life any other way.

You can stalk me more over at Instagram or follow the link to my bio below:

The journey continues to evolve

Change is upon us & we’re completely stoked!

From Classic Touring

Starting out, we chose traditional touring bikes and way too much gear! For 8 months we cycled through Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos.

They helped us learn, grow and ultimately prepare to live on bicycles for the next few years! However, after many a failed hike-a-bikes, we decided that we didn’t need all this “stuff” and decided to switch...

To Light Bikepacking

Now, we travel as light as possible. We still carry all our own gear but less of it!

This means we can do more of the riding we truly love - single & double track, gravel grinding & general off-road adventure touring. So, this is how we will ride the next leg of our expedition!

Where are we heading next?

The next six months

Back country adventures & learning the ropes

MYANMAR

Exploring Myanmar 's back country like never before

INDIA

Rolling through India's lesser discovered North East. Sipping chai, riding jungle tracks & creating new routes

NEPAL

The Annapurna, Mt. Evarest, Gokyo Lakes - Nepal will be a dream come true!

CENTRAL ASIA

Traversing the Pamirs' in a not so traditional way

Preempting some questions

What might you like to know? We’re here to make life easy for you

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Why are we going?

We want to seek out the forgotten landscapes, learn from local people and tell the stories that aren’t often told

For us, “bikepacking” is an evolution of bike touring, not a replacement. The route that we’re taking in has been done by many cyclists’ over the years – but, mainly on the roads.

We want to avoid the towns, cities and many of the roads. Instead chooising dirt & gravel. Championing the back country communities, people, landscapes and the traditions that can be found there.

As fervent writers & photographers, we want to then translate our experiences to help other cyclists. We don’t keep a blog as such, but instead, create field-tested handbooks for each country we cycle through. These handbooks are jam packed with our favorite routes, maps & elevation charts, language translations & phrases, photos and all the essential information that cyclist’s need whether at home planning a trip, or on the road. 

We’re pretty proud of them & we’ve recieved some awesome feedback so far with countless cyclists, and to our suprise backpakers,  and motorcyclists getting oin touch to say thanks!

We think there’s real opportunity to positively impact people’s travel experiences with these handbooks. For us, being able to include featured gear, packing lists & recipes showcasing your products would be a fantastic way for us to help our readers and point more people towards the brand.

Check out our Vietnam handbook now!

Gear - what specifically do we need?

From tropical to tropicold…

As our time South East Asia draws to an end, we trade in warm, tropical climates for cold mountain passes in Nepal, Pakistan & Central Asia. The luxury of sleeping in a silk liner disappears and the need for a more robust sleep system will be the difference between restful nights & questioning what the hell we’re doing! 

So we would love your help with a sleep system that’s capable down to about -10C /15F lightweight, comfortable and able to compress so that we can stow them on our bikes without taking up much space. 

We’re thinking the following products would work perfectly for us, and after using the interactive sleep system finder on your website, (which is totally awesome by the way) it looks about right. But, we’d appreciate anything you’d be willing to share. 

Ultralight Insulated Mat

The best foundation

The best insulated mat in the world – period!

Flame III for chilly Bec

Snug as a bug

Bec feels the cold, but not in this rad bag!

Spark III for toasty Sam

Best of both

Durable & light – get outta town!

Dry River Bags (x2)°

Home & Kitchen

The perfect size to store our tent & pots

Why Sea to Summit?

Cos’ you make freaking awesome gear & you don’t follow the pack!

When other adventure brands caught onto the “bikepacking” wave and started designing  specific tents, tarps & bags for cyclists. You guys haven’t… and that’s why you’re awesome…

You don’t need to design specific products to follow niche markets. Let’s face it, cycling is just one way to explore the world. We really respect that you don’t drink from the cool-aid and stick true to what seperates you from the rest of the pack — creating the very best gear that suits everyone’s adventures!

Bottom line is – we would be proud to don your brand, talk about you to our friends & followers! 

But don’t worry, it’s not all one-way traffic with us… keep reading to see how we can help you too

What can we offer the brand?

A unique perspective on a well trodden path

Photography

We’re both passionate photographers, with individual styles that can capture your products in action, beautifully!

Unique Storytelling

Our stories champion the cultures, countries and communities we ride through. Imagine your gear featured in these stories looking badass.

Cycling Handbooks

Not another blog! Instead, we create country-specific handbooks, that are field-tested by us and packed to the brim with tactical info

Gear Reviews

You make rad gear! But, with everything needs field testing in it’s natural habitat. We’re positive, passionate and honest!

Every one loves to learn

Our stories cover everything from bikes & coffee to buddhism

Check out a story

Giving back to the community

Our handbooks are educational, honest & save people time

Check Out A Handbook

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