Fast forward to May 24th, 2000, the company was founded by a group of keen kayakers, skiers/snowboarders and mountain bikers missing the proper protection to push even harder at their sports. Now, twenty years later, Sweet Protection celebrates 20 years. 20 years in love with the rivers, waterfalls, mountains and forests – the playgrounds for which the brand has made it their mission to make the best possible products.
Sweet Protection blends industry-leading innovation with the finest craftsmanship available to create the safest and most advanced helmets, eyewear, protective gear and apparel.
Stronger, lighter, better.
The Sweet mantra can be traced back to a school paper from 1988, made by one of the founders and Director of Design and Development, Ståle N. Møller. A pioneer and visionary industrial designer on a relentless mission to give action sport enthusiasts the benefit of innovation, high-tech materials and the finest craftmanship. The mission was partly fueled by ideas and inspiration drawn from California’s unique board culture. This fusion dictates that outstanding functionality and performance isn’t enough. A distinctive design and attitude must be reflected in the product. Some years down the road, and the scribbles on a paper have become the core of a unique brand identity, and in the process the mantra has evolved into a purified sentence:
“Sweet Protection create superior products inspiring people to push their boundaries”
Innovation and Craftmanship
Sweet Protection was founded on a frustration not finding products that were good enough. We made it our mission to create the best possible products for our core activities blending industry-leading innovation with the finest craftsmanship available. We strive to inspire every outdoor enthusiast, from World Cup ski racers to the weekend warriors out with their kids – and everyone in between, to give them the confidence to push their boundaries. We have extremely high expectations to our products, above and beyond industry certifications and standardized tests. We build the gear we use and stand behind every product we make.
We’re a small team, and we do everything in-house. From early sketches to prototypes, all the way to full-fledged proprietary technologies challenging the existing norms and benchmarks. We don’t stop at ‘good enough’, we aim higher – that’s why we developed our own helmet shell technology and lens technology (RIG™). We always do this in close cooperation with our world-class athletes. Their input is invaluable, and they are an important part of our extended development team making the best possible products.
“To us there is no compromise. Our passion is your protection. Live to play another day.”
20 Years Of Locking Horns. To Be Continued.
It’s been 20 years, but some things will never change. Our HQ is still located in Trysil where it all began – and we still share the passion and love for the rivers, waterfalls, mountains and forests – our playgrounds.
Looking back over the past 20 years, what we appreciate the most are all the incredible moments we’ve shared. All the dedicated and talented people we’ve met, often sharing the same love and passion. These are friendships that will last forever.
We have several very exciting projects in the pipeline. As our activities and technology evolve, so do we. We eagerly await where the next chapter of this adventure will take us – and we sincerely hope that you will continue to join us.
About Sweet Protection: Sweet Protection is based in Trysil, Norway and was founded by a tight-knit group of skiers, riders, cyclists and paddlers, always on the search to make the best possible products. Sweet blends industry-leading innovation with the finest craftsmanship available to create the safest and most advanced helmets, protective gear and apparel for ski and snowboard, bike and paddlesports. The core design philosophy ‘Stronger, Lighter, Better’ guides all of Sweet’s decisions. The sweet team are overachievers with extremely high expectations for the products, way above and beyond industry certifications and standardized tests. Sweet Protection builds the gear they use and stand behind every product they make. No compromise. Their passion is your protection. sweetprotection.com