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The Expedition 4 is the perfect all round compass, its lightweight, small and accurate.



In 1933, Björn, Alvar and Arvid Kjellström invented the first-ever liquid-filled compass, and their story began. Not only was it the first compass of its kind, but it also set the global standard for how navigation works upon today. Then, in 1935, they launched their first headlamp – Zeiler – and the SILVA brand was born.

To this day, Sliva continues to develop products for people who spend time on outdoor activities, regardless of the activity, from running to skiing. 

Other significant miles stones for silva include 1960 with the first wrist compass (the globe trotter) which was intended for mountaineering in the winter.  The year 1981 saw Silva develop the first marine compass, an electronic navigation instrument.
Their first digital compass which included GPS technology was released in 1992, and even had multiple modes such as finding the current position, navigating a particular direction, storing waypoints and more. Thanks to a built-in antenna and the sensibility of the receiver the device was able to operate in the most difficult of situation. 
2008 sees Silva providing intelligent light technology with their torches, allowing their head torches to work with human eyes in the dark.  Continuing to develop this technology, Silva introduce flow lighting in 2015. A feature which enabled seamless tuning of the light image for different activities by simply tilting the headlamp up and down. 
2016 brings us the first global compass allowing the same compass to be used anywhere in the world.

So whats next? SIlva are telling us to stay tuned as they will launch a revolutionary product, a world first. 

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