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Blaze Expedition Holdall - 60L

Blaze Expedition Holdall - 60L

35.00

Holdall style bag with rucksack shoulder straps.

5mm Neoprene Wellington Boots

5mm Neoprene Wellington Boots

34.00

Warm, comfortable and durable!

Carbon Fibre SUP Paddle

Carbon Fibre SUP Paddle

76.00

Kevlar reinforced 3K Carbon fibre shaft

Dry Box Survival Kit

Dry Box Survival Kit

13.00

Includes survival / bushcraft contents

Lomo Waterproof Jacket CX

Lomo Waterproof Jacket CX

38.00

New range of adults & kids waterproof jackets and trousers.

Lomo 1L Personal Dry Bag First Aid Kit - With Contents

Lomo 1L Personal Dry Bag First Aid Kit - With Contents

8.50

Compact personal first aid kit and dry bag.

Ultra Light Weight Dry Bag 1L - First Aid

Ultra Light Weight Dry Bag 1L - First Aid

2.65

Keep your plasters dry!

Bike Saddle Bag - Small

Bike Saddle Bag - Small

14.99

Low profile storage!

DL4 Watersports Torch

DL4 Watersports Torch

15.00

Great value diving or kayaking torch.

Lomo Swimming Changing Robe

Lomo Swimming Changing Robe

49.99

Windproof, showerproof outer. Towel material inside.

The history of Lomo

The beginnings - 2000-2005
We started Lomo back in the year 2000 when the internet was still in the early stages and not many people were selling this kind of gear through a website. At that time we were focused on producing wetsuits and decided to be one of the first people to sell wetsuits online. We decided that a direct sales approach would best suit us and that avoiding traditional distribution and retailing would allow us to sell our products at a much lower cost than would otherwise be possible.
Lomo First Range Of ProductsWe launched 3 products;
The first version of the Hurricane Wetsuit, a Neoprene Glove and a Wetsuit Bootie......


Back then, just about everything had the letter 'E' tagged onto it ; E-commerce, E-Business, E-Books.... and so we decided out website should be E-wetsuits.com . It doesn't quit fit as well anymore as we now have several hundred different products and only around 10% of them are actually wetsuits! But with so many people who know the site, and with so many other websites that link to it, we have kept the website name along with our more predictable Lomo.co.uk domain name that many of you will now use.


We had a background in manufacturing and from outset knew that the world had changed from being a place where manufacturers had their own factories, to one where most of the manufacturing would be outsourced to specialist companies for each different product type. You could say that most manufacturers were converting to being 'brand owners' and designers who subcontracted the actual manufacturing part to outside companies.
Our First Range Of Products
We knew that this would be the right strategy for us as it would allow us to use the very same production line techniques and high value equipment as companies 100 times our size. The cost of setting up a factory would no longer be a barrier to producing world class products.

In the beginning we had a small industrial unit in Glasgow's East End for storage and worked from home from an admin standpoint. This helped keep our costs down for the first few years until 2003 when we opened our first small shop in the West end of Glasgow.
305 Crow Road Entrance305 Crow Road Shop
305 Crow Road Shop
305 Crow Road Shop

2005-2010

This period saw us grow and our product range widen. Our range of kayaking gear began to expand and drybags started to become a key product line for us. The main sports we were supporting were sailing, kayaking, diving and outdoor centre equipment. The introduction of a range of drysuits took us to a new level in product design and brought another new group of customers to us for the first time.

Lomo Tornado DrysuitLomo Renegade DrysuitLomo Drybags
Tornado Drysuit
Renegade Drysuit
Black Drybags with Window
In 2007 we moved from our small retail store in Glasgow's West End, to a larger warehouse building in Hydepark Street , close to Glasgow city centre. This allowed us to bring warehousing and sales under one roof. The new building allowed us to expand our repair facilities and prototyping workshop. The new building also allowed us to have a larger outlet store with onsite customer parking.
104 Hydepark Street 104 Hydepark Street  Shop
104 Hydepark Street Shop
104 Hydepark Street Shop

2010-2015
Our product line continued to expand and we started to cover a wider range of sports. Triathlon and motorcycling began to play a larger part in our product line and many new products were launched for these markets including triathlon wetsuits and motorcycle dry bags. We also continued with our ever expanding range for our traditional watersports markets.

We continued to win numerous industry awards which really highlighted our 'best value' approach to product development. In addition to watersports magazine awards we were delighted , as newcomers to the industry, In 2013 to win the Ride Magazine 'Best Motorcycle Rucksack' award, much to the annoyance of several big players in the sector. Our 30L Dry Bag Daysack, which won this award, continues to be a top seller.

In 2013 it was time for us to move again... but this time not too far. We had outgrown the current warehouse and by good luck the warehouse next door was vacant, and at double the size was just what we needed. So in January 2014 we moved into 11,000 Sq ft of warehouse at no. 96 Hydepark Street, Glasgow.

This new premises was split into warehouse, office, outlet store and workshop. Each department had much more space than before and the facilities were expanded into each area. We installed improved drysuit testing facilities and broadened the range of prototyping and wetsuit repair equipment available to our technicians.
96 Hydepark Street Entrance
96 Hydepark Street Shop
96 Hydepark Street Lomo Shop
96 Hydepark Street Shop
Lomo Office TeamLomo Workshop
Lomo's Office Team
Lomo's Onsite Repair Workshop
Social media became increasingly important for spreading the work about our products and our Youtube channel is very popular with more and more of our products having a demonstration video to help you understand the features of each item.

2016.......
Looking towards the future we intend to continue to develop more and more value leading products and expand our sales further into Europe and beyond. Our core sports of Kayaking, sailing and diving, and key product lines of wetsuits, drysuits and dry bags, will continue to play a central role in addition to our newer range of triathlon and motorcycle gear.
Venom Wetsuit
2016 Venom 5/4/3mm Wetsuit
The triathlon sector has taken us into the cycling and running world and we plan a range of gear for these sports as well as for the swimming sector. Another range we are developing is for the general outdoors market. Most of our customers will do some camping or hill walking now and again and having a range of key items would be helpful in this market too.
Staff Picture
Picture of the Lomo Staff 2016
Thanks for taking an interest in our history , and for our latest new products......

Watch this space!

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