Who We Are
Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher, professional or hobbyist photographer or an adventurous hunter, we’re all about the accessories that enhance those indescribable moments that drive you every day. When everything around you stops and all you see, feel and hear is just before you, we’re there with you.
For 24 years, VANGUARD has been a global leader in high-quality photo-video accessories (tripods, monopods, ball heads, camera bags and cases), hunting accessories (archery bow cases, gun cases and gun pods/shooting sticks) and sporting optics (binoculars and spotting scopes). The diverse lineup includes products with first-of-its-kind features that are molding industry standards.
Take at a close look at VANGUARD. We just might be your new best friend.
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Alta Pro Series tripod
Photo-Video AccessoriesVANGUARD’s comprehensive photo-video accessory collection is a photographer’s candy shop packed with the essentials that help more efficiently capture the moment. This includes the cases and bags that safely and easily transport gear, to innovative tripods, monopods and ball heads with unmatched versatility and flexibility.
We’re dedicated to creating tripods with first-ever features and the reliability you demand. Take our Alta Pro tripod as example. Available in lightweight carbon fiber and sturdy aluminum alloy models, they make traditional tripods look archaic. Alta Pro’s Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column as needed from zero to 130-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions. This allows more angle possibilities than ever before.
UP-Rise Series Camera BagsOur camera bags are designed to meet the needs of on-the-go photographers with special features such as multiple quick access points, laptop holders, slings, backpacks and even a series with a unique ability to expand and shrink for speedy adaptation to hold gear of variable sizes.
You might also know us for our hard cases including models that are virtually-indestructible, waterproof and unique with customizable interior configurations to meet changing needs.
Our binoculars and spotting scopes enable vivid nature observation to complement outdoor photography endeavors.
Signature Plus Series spotting scopes
Sporting OpticsVANGUARD optics help hunters, birdwatchers and outdoor enthusiasts get closer to nature by utilizing advanced optical systems with extreme clarity and vivid color reproduction that knock the competition out of the water. Pick up our binoculars, monoculars and spotting scopes to experience the most advanced optical quality at an affordable price. Join the tens of thousands who have abandoned yesterday’s big names for today’s new generation of optics…VANGUARD SPORTING OPTICS.
Designer Series computer cases
Computer CasesVANGUARD draws on its expertise in the case industry to manufacture a unique lineup of high-quality personal laptop computer cases and bags. In fact, we’re among the few in the world few creating hard laptop cases, an ultra protective and stylish alternative to the standard, cumbersome notebook computer bag.
VM Series TV wall mounts
TV Wall MountsWe also manufacture an array of easy-install TV wall mounts that securely holds plasma, LCD or flat panel TVs.
TIPA Award: Best Accessory 2009 for Alta Pro tripod
Yesterday and TodaySince its founding in 1986, VANGUARD has grown from a single manufacturing facility in Asia to a global corporation. With headquarters in Guangdong, China, VANGUARD has successful distribution, sales and administrative branches in Whitmore Lake, Michigan USA, Luxembourg, Europe and Tokyo, Japan.
VANGUARD has earned a solid reputation that spans the world for a keen understanding of what the market demands: innovative features, functionality and reliability. Hundreds of thousands of photographers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts around the world use VANGUARD accessories every day. Unlike competitors, VANGUARD creates these innovative accessories from initial concept through manufacturing and distribution to the shelves of stores around the world.
VANGUARD has earned quality and performance awards from notable industry publications and organizations. Most recently, VANGUARD earned a prestigious award for Alta Pro, a unique, stable and flexible tripod that enables photography at all angles. We were honored to receive the TIPA Award, the Technical Image Press Association Award. The editors of 25 of the top photography magazines from 10 European countries selected the best imaging products of the year. Alta Pro was voted the Best Accessory 2009 for its advanced flexibility and stability.
It is this commitment to innovation that has led us to a series of industry firsts and hundreds of design patents. Recent VANGUARD developments:
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