In 2018 Silva celebrate their 85th anniversary. Here's a little of the Silva story...
The first ever liquid filled compass was invented in 1933 by three entrepreneurial brothers Bjorn, Alvar and Arvid Kjellstrom from Sweden, and they set the global standard for compasses that still exists today. A few years later they invented another incredibly useful bit of kit, the headlamp.
Through Silva's 85 years of business they have kept moving forward creating and developing outstanding outdoor equipment from the first mirror-sight liquid damped compass, marine navigation equipment, GPS with integrated digital compasses and Intelligent Light Technology in their headlamps.
In 2009,2010 and 2011 Silva won the Outdoor Industry Award for their lighting, which has become very popular especially with runners, winning Best In Test in the Trail Running Magazine in 2016.
Today Silva focus on 3 main user areas, Sport, Adventure and work with large ranges of compasses, headlamps, lights and orienteering accessories. Silva have also created their own range of bags, dry bags and hydration belts as well as pedometers and Smartbands.
Maps and navigation tools have been inextricably linked with the enjoyment of outdoor pursuits for centuries and here at e-outdoor we offer a fantastic range of maps and navigation products so that you always know where you are heading. One pioneering outdoor instruments brand is Silva, who specialise in compasses and pedometers. No backpack should be deemed full and ready until it contains a compass, and a pedometer can help increase the enjoyment and competitiveness of your next adventure.
Browse our full range of Silva outdoor instruments and buy online today.