It all kicked off down the pub!
Aquapac’s been going since 1983. It all began with three guys chatting in a London pub and the story goes that one of them said “Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if you could listen to a Sony Walkman while windsurfing?” (both the Walkman and windsurfing were pretty new right then). They all agreed it would, so the very next day they set about creating a waterproof case that would make it possible.
That first bag may not have been a great looker – but it worked! And from these small beginnings emerged a waterproof case for handheld VHF radios that boaters all over the world still rely on today.
Not long afterwards some bright spark at Motorola invented the first mobile phone. Naturally we didn’t hang around, becoming the first company in the world to produce waterproof cases for mobile phones.
We patented an all-plastic seal called the Aquaclip® and added waterproof camera cases and wallets to our range of phone and VHF cases.