Yilan was a secluded, quiet town along the Eastern Coast of Taiwan. Well known as a getaway destination for urban dwellers, it was the place to go for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. One would not expect that someday it would become the center of the world’s largest supplier in water sports apparel. This is where both Michael and Anne Lai call home and learned the craft of neoprene. With over 20 years of combined experience in both sales and design from working with well-known international brands, they decided to bring their expertise to Tilos in 1991.
Tilos immediately catapulted to the forefront of the industry when it introduced the first wheel bag catered to the diving community. The simple concept of adding ball bearing wheels and an extendable aluminum handle to a dive bag became the hottest commodity at the time, with many companies scrambling to create their own version of the Tilos Wheel Bag. The continued innovation is present with the revelation of the 9lbs (4kg) Eclipse Wheel Bag in 2009 (the first compactable wheel bag in the industry) and the 5lbs (2.3kg) Total Eclipse Wheel Bag in 2014 that is compact-able and equipped with extendable velcro handles. Michael and Anne’s proficiency in neoprene design have also been lauded with the highest ratings from major industry publications around the globe.
Tilos continues to offer products constructed from the finest materials with an unparalleled commitment to quality and innovation. After 25 years, Tilos has steadily grown to include more than 350 products and distributes to more than 14 countries spread over 4 continents. Inspired by the passion, creativity and original style of everyday people, Tilos credits its outlook on diving to its same outlook on life. Our success comes with a belief that there is always more to learn, design, grow, experience and inspire.