Obituary – Robert Saunders


Robert Saunders, 1st April 1930 – 15th April 2012

We are sorry to have to announce the death of Robert Saunders, a towering figure in the Outdoor Industry, who died on 15th April. 

“His was a towering countenance, a friendly person who reasoned rather than
argued and one who put deep thinking to work. When he launched his tent
brand it was Britain then Europe and others who envied him for the way he
embraced technology with true innovation. Robert Saunders pioneered
lightweight tent development, doing that from a standing start, almost, working
in the quiet east of London Essex countryside yet with a connect to even the
most challenging of global places, where tents are carried to house people.”

His full obituary can be downloaded here.