Hey folks. Are you tired of having stinky, wet clothes on the trail? Fear not. This week on the blog we’re looking at a great way to keep your clothes dry and odour-free, with our Sea To Summit Lite Line review. This tiny piece of kit can be used practically anywhere, and having put it through its paces over the last few months, we thought we’d give you our two cents. Let’s take a look at some details:
Similar to what we saw with Sea To Summit’s Ultrasil day pack, the Lite Line unfurls from a handy little carry pouch. It looks like a pretty standard clothes line at first, but with a slight twist. There’s a set of beads running down the middle of the paracord, which allows you to hang your clothes by ‘pinching’ each one in between two beads. One end of the clothes line is attached to the pouch, which has a hook you can use to tie it around a branch or post. Another hook secures the other end of the cord in the same way.
Size and weight
The Lite Line weighs a barely noticeable 25g – unless you’re an ultralight purist, that’s light enough to throw in your pack ‘just in case’. For your money, you get 3.5m of line length to air out your unmentionables. Quite a decent amount of space, considering it fits comfortably in your palm when packed away.
So, what’s the verdict after using the Lite Line for the last few months? Honestly, we didn’t get off to the best of starts. When I first pulled the paracord out of its pouch, it just seemed like a whole mess of nonsense. Standing puzzled, I tried to figure out just which end was which and how it was meant to go.
But after a few minutes unfurling, it all clicked into place. Now, I love it! It’s simple, but incredibly useful. You really can hang it pretty much anywhere – I’ve yet to be defeated. And although you could just use some spare paracord as a clothes line, the integrated beads really let you to make the most of that 3.5m drying space. Despite the initial faff and confusion when I first took it out, with practice you can set this thing up and take it down in about 10 seconds.
In short, we highly recommend this little beauty. Considering the minuscule price, size and weight, you won’t find a better way of keeping your clothes dry on the road.
Well, that’s it for this week folks -a small article for a small piece of kit. We hope you enjoyed this Sea To Summit Lite Line review. If you like this kind of thing, don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog to see what else we’ve been up to. And as always, you can find us on Facebook too. Until next time!