In 1933 just 14 years after orienteering became a competitive sport, an entrepreneurial trio of champion Swedish orienteers invented the liquid-filled compass, which was more precise and easier to use than other such instruments. The Silva brand was born. At the same time Silva 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 and walkers around the world. These days Silva's main business areas are within Sport, Outdoor and Professional uses for navigation products. In each of these different areas you’ll find relevant Silva products such as headlamps, compasses, pedometers, binoculars, professional instruments and related items. You’ll also find a proud heritage in design, innovation, and leadership.