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ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Design and manufacture the best waterproof gear – so you can get outside, reconnect with nature, and #liveyourquest.

 

OUR BUSINESS

Our business is wet. And here in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest, we certainly know wet. Back in 1994, our founder was faced with a troubling dilemma: either get wet, or get waterproof. Vexed by the lack of waterproof products available, he created Aqua Quest and designed the world’s first waterproof money belt. More than two decades later, Aqua Quest continues to be an industry leader with innovative waterproof products to help you #liveyourquest.

 

OUR QUEST

Our quest is dry. From extreme outdoor adventures to wet urban centers, your quest isn’t going to slow down for a bit of water. We’ve figured out how to use a tablet or smart phone in the rain and keep it dry. We’ve designed strong, lightweight tarps to keep you comfortable in the windiest, wettest conditions. We’ve even redesigned backpacks and duffels to be completely waterproof, so you can be certain your gear is protected.

 

AQ WATERPROOF TECHNOLOGY

For more than two decades, we’ve been continually developing new technologies to ensure you get the best product available.
Our primary waterproofing method starts with a lightweight and durable RipStop fabric, to which we apply a dual coating of TPU (Thermoplastic PolyUrethane) and DWR (Durable Water Repellent).
This combination produces a lightweight material strong enough to hold a 20 m / 66 ft vertical column of water before leaking. That’s quite the tower of water!
All of our products undergo rigorous testing to ensure you receive the most dependable and durable waterproof product.

 

OUR TEAM

Our offices are located in California, USA, British Columbia, Canada and Felixstowe, UK.
From our design team of waterproof gear experts, to our customer service gurus who seek only to help you and will never push you into a sale, we strive to meet your needs every step of the way. Expect exceptionally fast and friendly service from our team of gear-heads!

 

OUR IMPACT

As a leader in our industry, we know that with great success comes great responsibility. Our efforts include, but are not limited to the following:

We create only high-quality, durable gear that doesn’t end up in a landfill after a short time. We are also working towards lessening our environmental impact by sourcing and using less harmful or non-toxic materials whenever possible.

We love our people! We have been using our own manufacturing facility for over 20 years, and have always supported our workers and their families with above industry-standard wages, safe and clean workplaces with natural light, fresh air, fair work hours and a healthy company culture. We also offer many of our employees a stake in the outcome, so we can all share in the success we create.

We work with several charities and organizations to help wherever we can. Some of our recent efforts include gear donations to the Nepal Earthquake First Responders, financial contributions to our local children’s hospital, as well as community initiatives working for clean water and air. We have also created a gear recycling program for high schools that can use our old gear to teach and inspire kids.

Our Ambassador and Community Leaders programs give us the opportunity to support people doing amazing things, achieving their dreams and often helping others in the process. We are proud of the AQ tribe – what’s not to love? They are world explorers, teachers, adventurers, environmental activists, survival instructors, athletes, travelers, and young up-and-comers!

When you strive to be the best, you’ll bring the best out in everyone else, too!

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