Vanguard is a global company that designs and manufactures tripods, bags, sporting optics, and accessories. For over 30 years, our drive to disrupt mediocrity and commitment to innovation has allowed us to create the highest quality products for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts at an affordable price.

Total product ownership - from idea to finished product – for unmatched quality control Growing into a global leader since its founding in 1986, VANGUARD provides more than our competitors because we are the factory. There are no third-party factories, development or design firms or other outsourcing of any kind in the process. More than 1,000 Vanguard employees create the products and power the brand within our robust global operation. Every step of the process is orchestrated by Vanguard’s in-house R & D, production, administration, marketing and sales teams in Vanguard-owned and controlled facilities. This enables us to ensure standout product quality and to eliminate “middle men.” The result is money saving for customers, higher margins for retailers and greater efficiency in direct communication with the manufacturer for everyone. Vanguard founders credit our success to the people, across the globe, who have given supportive and valuable feedback about product features and price points over our three decades. This focus on listening to the market’s needs and wants has inspired us to create products with first-of-its-kind features, notable reliability and impressive price points.


Notable industry publications and media have consistently recognized our products’ quality and performance. We’re honored to have earned top honors from the Technical Image Press Association, the Reddot design award, iF design award, the Industrial Designers Association of America, Gmark and other respected global associations.



Vanguard takes an amazing amount of pride in our customer service and support. To build the best possible photo and outdoor products means more than just designing and producing. We have to support them, and we do!

Vanguard Support Solutions Include:

  • Great Support Team - Good customer support starts with great employees
  • Providing a consistent experience through every single channel, whether it is through a dealer, on the Web, or through social media
  • Quick response times to all support related questions
  • A strong focus on quality and not quantity
  • The latest technology and tools to empower our teams
  • The best product warranties in our industry Focus on the people who sell and use our products is an extraordinarily important part of our culture.

Focus on the people who sell and use our products is an extraordinarily important part of our culture. Every day, our commitment to and respect for our customers and partners guides our decision making. As we introduce new products and grow our global reach, Vanguard will remain fully dedicated to high levels of integrity in all facets of our business.


Vanguard is truly a global brand with design and manufacturing headquarters in Myanmar, and distribution, sales, marketing and administrative branches in the U.S., Luxembourg, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan and, Guangzhou. From these locations, Vanguard team members collaborate closely to ensure a consistent, efficient global operation.

Every day, hundreds of thousands of photographers rely on Vanguard tripods, monopods, ball heads, bags and cases. Tens of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts appreciate Vanguard’s premium binoculars, spotting scopes and related goods that bring them closer to nature.


Vanguard has a team of the industry’s brightest product engineers working at robust research and development facilities. By definition Vanguard means “to lead”, and our brand is fully committed to its mission of providing high-quality products with game-changing features. Our ability to support our customers at every stage of the product development process is what has allowed us to become a leader in the industry.

As a global leader in photo and outdoor accessories, Vanguard believes in a responsibility to play a positive role in the communities and environments in which we operate and serve. From the way we operate our facilities, to the partnerships we have developed, we are committed to designing our products with the environment in mind. Vanguard obtained ISO 9001, 9002 and 14001, and TUV and UL labels, guarantying quality of products and services with the mindset of protecting our environment.