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Silva Communicates What Measures Have Been Taken on Defect Orienteering Compasses for the Upcoming Season

In the spring of 2021, Silva released two new series of orienteering compasses - Arc Jet and Spike Jet. During the summer, problems with air bubbles appeared in the compasses and all sales were stopped. The results from the analyses show that the issues with air bubbles came from irregular plastic parts from a subcontractor. New design, new suppliers and new test routines are now in place.

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Madelene Öhlin

Madelene Öhlin

Press contact Head of Sales & Marketing +46 72 09 08 728

Jennifer Östberg

Press contact Marketing Manager Marketing +46739404625 Silva Website

We were founded in Sweden 1933 and ever since, we have developed compasses and headlamps to help people enjoy the outdoors even more.

​Three entrepreneurial brothers. One great invention. In 1933, Björn, Alvar and Arvid Kjellström invented the first ever liquid-filled compass, and our story began. Not only was it the first compass of its kind, but it also set the global standard for how navigation works. The SILVA brand was born. A few years later, in 1935, we expanded our business with our new invention, and first headlamp, Zeiler. We have since then continued to evolve and set trends for outdoor equipment. The SILVA brand is currently marketed to the Nordic region, Europe, Asia and North America. Since 2021, SILVA is owned by Verdane. For more info, please visit

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