In 1933 a mere 14 years after modern orienteering became a competitive sport, an entrepreneurial trio of champion Swedish orienteers invented the liquid-filled compass, which were more precise and easier to use than other such instruments. Silva brand was born. At the same time they launched their first headlamp, setting the stage for innovation in diverse areas of outdoor sport. Though much in the company has changed, Silva compasses remain the first choice for orienteers around the world.
As a company, they are navigators, circling the globe, solving cross-country complexities. As individuals they are both omni-adventurers and everyday exercisers. This inspires them to test new products themselve. They fold all of this experience and knowledge into the design and testing of the leading technology they are known for. Scandinavia’s widely different seasons, especially the dark and cold winters, put extraordinary demands on outdoor gear, testing it to its limits—and tested you as well. But Silva think they’ve risen to the challenge. In recent years they’ve received several awards for their innovative and aesthetically pleasing headlamps.