6 years after the Dyson Design Award: What happened next...

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6 years after the Dyson Design Award: What happened next...

6 YEARS ago today we found out that Oscar’s early prototype of the BackTow lifejacket had been short listed for the Dyson Design Award out of 600+ international entrants.

At the moment we got the news Oscar and I happened to be sat in a hotel in Shenzen on a sourcing trip to try find a factory that could make his complicated design. I remember how jubilant we felt: this was the start of something big!

Fast forward 6 years & we’re still here, TeamO has grown up. We simplified the original design to make it easier to use and easier to make. We opened a factory in the UK in the end. It made more sense to keep it close to home. We’ve sold a few thousand lifejackets by this point and we’re launching new things again soon.

Nothing quite turned out the way we would have expected 6 years ago, but I’ve come to realize that is just a part of the learning curve now.

Design awards are a nice ego stroke but I think that feeling of hope & drive are so much more important. We still feel like this is the start of something exciting and big. We can’t wait to show you our new2020 range soon!

TeamO will be exhibiting at METs trade show from 19-21st November in Amsterdam. Find us in Hall 3 Stand 251. If you would like to come and meet us drop me an email to arrange a meeting time: lauren@teamomarine.com

 

 

Lauren


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First impression: great!

Great and innovative product, great and caring company. No water test yet. Hope, we'll never need it...
The quality perceived creates confidence.

Fantastic quality & great customer service

I ordered to be shipped to Connecticut. UPS held up the package because some paperwork went missing. Lauren was extremely helpful and we got them moving with minimal delay. They are extremely high quality and fairly priced. You definitely get what you pay for!
They fit nicely and I look forward to years of use.
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Nice quality.

Most comfortable

Great looking and the quality is superb. I love the fact that the collar sits back off my neck so it’s not weighing down and really unnoticeable when wearing it. We purchased ours for an offshore race which was rather challenging with high wind speeds. This product fitted well and never irritated me like others have done with being too heavy on the neck.

Comfortable and Reassuring PFD

I have two of these now and love them! The comfort and quality are great. The features within this life jacket are very reassuring and I highly recommend them to anyone who ventures out to sea. My wife also thinks the colors and design are great.