Seattle Sports was founded in a warehouse in industrial Ballard, near downtown Seattle in 1983 by two brothers with a vision. As passionate paddlers of the Northwest waterways they wanted to create a line of dry bags that would reliably seal out water and ensure a dry and safe (and thus more fun) excursion. Influenced by the blue collar working neighborhood where they set up shop, Seattle Sports became one of the first companies to manufacture dry bags using radio-frequency seam welding, a method that uses the heat of high frequency waves and pressure from the welding press to create a molecular bond. With strong values to maintain a standard of high quality gear and a mission to make a line of gear that is affordable to everyone, Seattle Sports has expanded its product line to include not only dry bags, but paddling and car top accessories, personal electronics cases, bike panniers and lights, camping gear, boat carts, and more. Today, Seattle Sports carries the torch of innovation, drawing inspiration from its legacy of domestic manufacturing and from the Pacific Northwest, a one-of-a-kind outdoor playground the brand calls home.