Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink - 5 liter

The Sea to Summit 5-liter Kitchen sink makes washing in the backcountry quick, convenient and environmentally friendly.
  • $19.95

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  • Not just for washing dishes—use the Kitchen Sink to collect and purify water, for personal bathing or as a water bowl for your pet
  • Practice the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics by not washing directly into rivers and lakes
  • Avoid polluting streams and endangering aquatic life by washing dishes and bathing 300 ft. away from streams and lakes
  • Stainless-steel ring provides stability to keep the bowl from collapsing or tipping over when full
  • 5-liter (1.3 gal.) capacity offers room for washing your backcountry pots and utensils; fully taped seams prevent leaks
  • 2 sturdy webbing handles for easy carrying
  • Mesh storage pouch is included with the Sea to Summit Kitchen sink


Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink - 5 liter

Specification Description
Best use Backpacking
Material(s) Nylon
Dimensions 12 x 4.5 inches
Weight 3 ounces

Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink - 5 liter

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Rated 3out of5
by fromSloppy when freestanding I purchased this product to wash dishes and hands/face while backpacking. It is lightweight and is useful for scooping a good quantity of water. However, as other reviewers have pointed out, this portable sink does not hold more than ~two cups of water on it's own without spilling out. It makes washing anything difficult as you are forced to hold one of the handles to keep the water from spilling out which if tough when you are trying to rub your hands together or wash dishes. It's also difficult if you are trying to fill the bag with a filter outlet hose. The material Sea to Summit chose to use for this product seems to absorb water and is slow to dry.
Date published: 2009-09-06
Rated 3out of5
by fromAlmost there This is a great addition to anyone who is group backpacking 3 or more, I use it for dishes and works okay. What I mean by that is after you fill with your dish water it wants to dump itself out. We make it a group effort, one person holding the sink and other washing. We made it work, but I wish it performed better. Still, I haven't found anything else out there to replace it with, so with that it is the best option in my mind out there.
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 4out of5
by fromPretty good sink I haven't had a chance to use this sink camping yet, but as soon as I brought it home, I had to check it out. So long as it's kept reasonably full, it maintains its shape well. The 5 liter size is just right--large enough to be useful, small enough to avoid wasting water. I'm looking forward to using it camping. My reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that it's a pain in the neck to get back into its case. Even after much practice, it's not easy, but the result is that it packs very compactly.
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 5out of5
by fromThis works well with 10 litre unit. I use this 5 litre unit in the following manner: I will wash the camp dishes in this unit, and use a 10 litre unit filled with cold water for the rinse. In the 5 litre goes warm water. it is inserted into the 10 litre which has cold water in it. This causes the exterior to harden (5 litre), while the interior retains warmth for the required duration, to get the dishes done. I then remove the 5 litre, leaving the 10 litre still filled with water. I then rinse the dishes in the 10 litre unit. I have the 5 litre for water purfication and shorter trips, and the 10 litre when the trips are longer. HOW TO STIFFEN YOUR BASIN SO IT WON'T COLLAPSE. It's easy to do. Why the supplier doesn't do it has to do with bragging rights, as they apply to weight. There is always an objection to weight since you must carry "it" if traveling a trail. Car camping - no big deal, uphill?? It can be. This is what to do, and it works well: Buy reinforced packing tape: The kind which is semi translucent, but has fiber filaments embedded into the tape. You will cut four inch pieces and tape them onto the outer surface, starting from the bottom of the upper fabric collar of the container. They should reach just to the bottom edge of the basin. This is repeated at intervals of about two to three inches apart. You will then perform the same application HORIZONTALLY all the way around the upper part of the basin, to overlap the first strips you applied. You will then do the SAME to the bottom edge of the first strips applied. This will serve to stiffen the unit, and make it free standing, when filled with water. When this is performed, the fabric is stiff enough to withstand hot water and will not lose its' memory and collapse. Or you can do the following: Buy an REI shopping bag, fold down the upper reaches until it is six or seven inches high. Use this for hot water, and the other for rinsing. On shorter trips, this is what I do. The shopping bag acts as a harvest bag as well. This allows me to gather small bits of wood for a camp fire. Thus the bag - which folds very small and has handles, acts to perform many functions. As an example, I've used it before as a bear bag placed high in a tree. In a pinch, you can cut it up and make a partial rain cover for a pack, a rain bonnet, or even a small over hang for a cooking stove when it's raining. Lots of uses and all for a buck!! The basin is a good product and works fairly well. Simply consider what works best for you!!!
Date published: 2012-03-27
Rated 5out of5
by fromPurchased For Filtering Water Original use was for water filtering - less sand Use for washing dishes, body & water transport to campsite. Stores in a compact carrier about the size of an orange, but take notice when you first open, it can be a challenge to get back in. Doesn't spill water
Date published: 2008-08-29
Rated 1out of5
by fromDont buy this This is a piece of junk! Does not work as advertised. I was excited about using this for lightweight camping and tried it out at home. I filled this about 1/2 way and set in on the kitchen counter as if I was ready to wash dishes. It immediately collapsed and flooded the counter!! No directions are included so I experimented every which way I could think of: 1/4 full, 1/3 full, all full, twisted the wire back and forth, inside out, cold water, hot water....same result--collapsed. A partner could sit there an hold it for you but that is a waste of time and defeats the purpose. It could be a bucket, just dont turn it loose. Poor product.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 2out of5
by fromNot for me My wife bought this for our camp kitchen and at first look I thought it was a great idea. The first time we used it we were disappointed. It is a great concept, but a poor execution. It isn't supported or sturdy enough to hold a "bowl" shape as you fill it. It flattens out..spreads description I can give without pictures. If you are willing to add enough water to fill it, it does work, but isn't really worth the money or the wasted water. I'd recommend thinking twice before buying one of these. I only give it 2 stars because technically it does function as a basin, it is light and very compact...
Date published: 2010-04-15
Rated 3out of5
by fromCompact and easy to pack and carry Good sink. If not dried well and stored before it completely air dries -you will have mildew and it can smell funky. Tips over I'f you over fill it. Compact and easy to carry.
Date published: 2013-04-10

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