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Sea to Summit Ultra-Mesh Stuff Sack
Test Series by Lori Pontious

INITIAL REPORT - December 21, 2012

Tester Information

NAME: Lori Pontious
EMAIL: lori.pontious (at)
AGE: 46
LOCATION: Fresno County, California, USA
HEIGHT: 5'7" (1.7 m)
WEIGHT: 165 lb (75 kg)

I've backpacked, camped and fished all over the lower 48 states with my family as a kid, and then life happened. I've restarted these activities about six years ago - I dayhike or backpack 2-6 times a month. I am between light and ultralight. I have a hammock system and own a Tarptent. My base weight depends upon season and where I go.

Initial Report

Product Information

Manufacturer: Sea to Summit

Manufacturer URL:
Sizes Available: XXS (2.5 liter) XS (4 liter) Small (6.5 liter) Medium (9.0 liter) Large (15 liter) XL (20 liter) XXL (30 liter)
Size Tested: 6.5 liter
Listed Weight: .4 ounces (10 grams)
Measured Weight: .4 ounces (10 grams)
Materials: 15D multi-filament nylon mesh, Ultra-Sil
MSRP: not listed
Product Description

The Ultra-Mesh Stuff Sack (hereafter "the stuff sack" or just "the sack") is made of a very fine nylon mesh, with a strip of Sea to Summit's Ultra-Sil nylon fabric stitched around the opening to provide a reinforced channel for the draw string.


I received a size small stuff sack, in new condition. All seams are intact with no loose threads. There are no care instructions with the stuff sack. It's a simple bag, with a drawstring closure.

The mesh seems pretty strong. It's advertised as being ultra-light and durable - it is definitely light. Lighter than other stuff sack I've used! I loaded it with the food I will be taking on a four day trip. The bag weighed about six pounds (2.7 kilograms) with the food inside. I picked it up and swung it around a little, by the closure and then holding it up by some of the mesh. It stood up to my abuse without tearing. The pointed corners of some of the bags inside it looked like they were stressing the mesh, but it didn't tear. I like that the mesh allows full visibility of everything in the sack. It'll make finding that peppermint Clif bar I got for Christmas that much easier. (I'll probably be using it most often for a food bag.)

I've gone back and forth between using many stuff sacks to be organized, and just packing everything loose in a pack liner. The mesh stuff sack may be the compromise solution. For those trying to lighten up their backpack, trimming away ounces is often of concern. Minimizing use of stuff sacks is one of the ways to do this. I prefer some organization in my pack, so I look forward to putting the Ultra-Mesh Stuff Sack to good use.

Thanks to Sea to Summit and for the opportunity to test the Ultra-Mesh Stuff Sack. Please come back in two months when I post my Field Report.

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