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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

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Material(s) Nylon
Dimensions 12 x 4.5 inches
Weight 3 ounces
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not 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 out...best 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: 2010-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sloppy 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: 2009-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dont 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: 2013-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love. Can not wait to buy another for cooking/filtering, in addition to the one I have for hand/face washing. Best thing ever, light, packable and makes for one easy trip to the creek at the end of a long day. It's true, unless it's filled you do have to tilt with one hand and cup and splash with the other but 1) doesn't bother me 2) just fill it, you'll use the left over water anyway. Sits as a stable upright basin on uneven ground and precarious tree stumps.
Date published: 2011-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useable I got this because I wanted to save room in my kayak holds by leaving the large pot behind, which I only used for washing. And I needed something that I could use reliably in salt water. It takes some breaking in but then seems to work well. When it first comes, the wire rim is still twisted a bit, making an uneven rim that made it practically unusable. But after four or five uses, that worked itself out. Now, the more I use it, the better it works. After a week, it never sloshed out and held its shape well. I found also that it you submerge it then lift straight up, it retains just the right amount of water so that it keeps its form. Too little or too much water will make a mess. It never really dries out on the trail, not even over night, though that might just be where I'm camping. But, I never noticed any smell or problems when rinsed with clean sea water. And the case is has air holes, but seems to keep the dampness contained when you pack it away damp. Overall,it is a pretty useful item. Saves lots of space and weight and serves as a wash basin and bucket, both pretty essential for me.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant idea, love it! super light, handles for carrying are very strong, material is very thick and strong (i had imagined this being very flimsy and fragile), great idea to carry a container of water to camp that you can either store treated water drink, wash dishes, wash hands, put out a fire...on and on. Brilliant idea and the whole thing works great, no problems with it collapsing. I think some people just don't know how to work things. I love it and i'm glad i bought it. Beware of the water volume. This 5 liter is good for a solist or maybe 2 people. If you're looking for a larger capacity then go with the largest one.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Device I carry two into the woods--one for washing, one for rinsing. They are also great for transporting water from the water source back to camp for treatment/use. I carry a small squeeze bottle of dish soap and bleach. Put the dish soap in one for washing in untreated water, and a drop of bleach in the other for rinsing. I haven't tried this, but I plan on it. As you probably know, you can boil water to make safe for drinking by dropping hot rocks into a container full of untreated water. I'm wondering if this will hold up to the heat.. It's not that expensive if it doesn't work. I'll report back. If the Sea to Summit folks are reading--maybe you should make one that is designed to hold up to boiling temps.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great water carrier! This is a great little product, wasn't sure if it would come in handy. I used it to wash my hands and my feet lol,clean my dishes, put out fires, and for live fish bait!
Date published: 2014-05-06
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not 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 out...best 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: 2010-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sloppy 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: 2009-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dont 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: 2013-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love. Can not wait to buy another for cooking/filtering, in addition to the one I have for hand/face washing. Best thing ever, light, packable and makes for one easy trip to the creek at the end of a long day. It's true, unless it's filled you do have to tilt with one hand and cup and splash with the other but 1) doesn't bother me 2) just fill it, you'll use the left over water anyway. Sits as a stable upright basin on uneven ground and precarious tree stumps.
Date published: 2011-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useable I got this because I wanted to save room in my kayak holds by leaving the large pot behind, which I only used for washing. And I needed something that I could use reliably in salt water. It takes some breaking in but then seems to work well. When it first comes, the wire rim is still twisted a bit, making an uneven rim that made it practically unusable. But after four or five uses, that worked itself out. Now, the more I use it, the better it works. After a week, it never sloshed out and held its shape well. I found also that it you submerge it then lift straight up, it retains just the right amount of water so that it keeps its form. Too little or too much water will make a mess. It never really dries out on the trail, not even over night, though that might just be where I'm camping. But, I never noticed any smell or problems when rinsed with clean sea water. And the case is has air holes, but seems to keep the dampness contained when you pack it away damp. Overall,it is a pretty useful item. Saves lots of space and weight and serves as a wash basin and bucket, both pretty essential for me.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant idea, love it! super light, handles for carrying are very strong, material is very thick and strong (i had imagined this being very flimsy and fragile), great idea to carry a container of water to camp that you can either store treated water drink, wash dishes, wash hands, put out a fire...on and on. Brilliant idea and the whole thing works great, no problems with it collapsing. I think some people just don't know how to work things. I love it and i'm glad i bought it. Beware of the water volume. This 5 liter is good for a solist or maybe 2 people. If you're looking for a larger capacity then go with the largest one.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Device I carry two into the woods--one for washing, one for rinsing. They are also great for transporting water from the water source back to camp for treatment/use. I carry a small squeeze bottle of dish soap and bleach. Put the dish soap in one for washing in untreated water, and a drop of bleach in the other for rinsing. I haven't tried this, but I plan on it. As you probably know, you can boil water to make safe for drinking by dropping hot rocks into a container full of untreated water. I'm wondering if this will hold up to the heat.. It's not that expensive if it doesn't work. I'll report back. If the Sea to Summit folks are reading--maybe you should make one that is designed to hold up to boiling temps.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great water carrier! This is a great little product, wasn't sure if it would come in handy. I used it to wash my hands and my feet lol,clean my dishes, put out fires, and for live fish bait!
Date published: 2014-05-06
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