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The universal consensus was that the Go was one of the coolest things people had ever seen, and we agree. It exceeded our expectations in every area.
—Vicki, Grand Rapids MI.—

Our Story

SylvanSport was founded in 2004 to develop great gear to support our evolving sense of adventure. Adventure can be on a mountain, river, or in your backyard!

Our team brings decades of experience designing and making outdoor products from the most respected companies. We offer products that blend utility, quality, and value while respecting the purity of the places our adventures take us. Your never ending pursuit of adventure drives our passion to make cool stuff.

We've had some great help and support along the way. We don't have room to mention everyone, but below are a few links to contributing companies.

Contributing Companies

We collaborated with three of the most creative and experienced tent designers on the planet, and then teamed up with Kelty to produce our structurally sound and strategically simple tent. We believe in Kelty's products so much that we now feature a custom assemblage of complementary camping gear, exclusively from Kelty, on the SylvanSport Store.

The GO was designed to accomodate carrying and storage products from all of the major rack companies. Yakima, racks are of exceptional quality and design and we now feature them on the SylvanSport Store. We have a great collection of Yakima gear, assembled specifically to complement your GO.

Settling into a comfortable, self-inflating air mattress from Pacific Outdoor Equipment after a fun day of adventure is a great way to unwind. They come standard with every GO and fold neatly into the overhead storage for easy access.

Our People

Getting from point A to point B on a project as unique as this just doesn't happen unless you are teamed up with sharp minds, passionate spirits and dedicated people. Our silly humor also keeps us going through challenges and unexpected moments.

Thomas Dempsey

Tom founded SylvanSport around his lifestyle. He loves to bike, hike, camp, boat, and play along with his wife and their sons. Tom’s been a designer in both the RV and kayak worlds for a long time.





Kyle Mundt

Kyle's passion for Industrial design is evident in SylvanSports products. Kyle loves sports, playing hockey and spending as much time as possible outside.




Tom Reeder

Engineering excellence and craftsmanship are hallmarks for Tom. Tom, his wife, and their four children are the perfect test crew for the GO.





Kent Brewer

Kent grew up traveling the country and continues to enjoy outdoor adventure around the globe. He and his wife and two daughters, enjoy the comforts that GO affords.





Bonnie Chiles

Bonnie grew up on the coast of South Carolina, but now enjoys all that the WNC mountains have to offer.  When she is not putting her customer service skills to work for SylvanSport, she and her husband like to hike, camp, snowboard, work in the garden, and spend time with their furry four-legged children.



Our Teams

The passion of our dream is shared by many. Below is a list of a few that go beyond admiration and enter the realm of product testers and ambassadors of SylvanSport. Be sure to check out Team Sylvansport for more information on our Adventure Racing and Cycling Teams.

Adventure Racing Team

Led by SylvanSport spokeswoman Tracy Broeckel, the SylvanSport adventure team trains and travels in pursuit of going further.