DAC innovates through the constant question of what can help people who enjoy the outdoors.
DAC innovates through the premise of helping people enjoy the outdoors.
We do this by making our products lighter, more comfortable and easier to carry.
Successful innovative products include as below.
1992 Introducing dome shape family tents that became a global game changer.
In order to develop new family tent architectures, DAC developed new tent pole (DA) and new connectors to make them work.
Owner Lodge & Bollard / Ogawa Japan
Schuyt / Ogawa Japan
Olympus / REI USA
Backwoods Lodge / LL Bean
In 1997, DAC asked the question: how can we make tent poles lighter without sacrificing strength?
DAC engineers determined the best way to do this was to eliminate the ferrule used to connect pole sections together.
The market reacted favorably to the Featherlite pole system.
DAC introduced trekking poles with Innovative vertical levers for easy and secure adjusting.
Another version of pole was introduced using square buttons with a bearing ball.
On a trip to Moab with fellow outdoor designer and friend Mike Scherer, Jake Lah asked the question:
“Why are outdoor chairs so heavy and bulky?”
This began the quest to produce a lightweight, comfortable chair for people to use outside.
The result was the Helinox Chair One and the Flexlite Chair produced for REI.
Encouraged by the widespread success of lightweight outdoor chairs and tables,
DAC teams looked at bringing indoor activities to the outdoors.
Large shelters now provide spaces for meetings, social gatherings, and work-related events.