Who we are

Company Overview


Based in Malta, The Bowline Outdoors Ltd. are local distributors and exclusive importers of more than twenty-five international standard brands, most of which specialise in sports and the outdoors.


The Bowline Outdoors Ltd. was born out of a passion for active sports and outdoors. Its founder, Daniel Zammit, developed a spirit for adventure from a very young age, and was active in Scouting and in various other sports. These interests gave him a means of identifying the needs for quality, functionality and cost-effective products, especially in his primary interests: Camping, Trail Running, Trekking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Abseiling.


Company History & Structure


Established in Malta in 2008, Daniel Zammit started off as a sole trader of outdoor products, and created The Bowline. Two years later, in 2010, a retail outlet was opened in Qormi, ‘The Bowline – Outdoor & Adventure Shop’ which housed a wide variety of brands, targetting professional and amateur enthusiasts, as well as sports people.


In 2013, the retail section of the company was closed down, and 'The Bowline Outdoors Ltd' was created under the guidance of two Managing Directors, specifically to focus solely on the distribution sector. 


The brands the company represent include some of the very best in the market. Our portfolio is constantly widened to satisfy our retailers demands with functional, high quality and best possible value brands, whilst also giving paramount importance to safety. Staff education and experience is a priority, and all the team shares a love for the outdoors. Retailers are also given instructions on the best methods to increase the vale of the brands.


Mission Statement


We take pride in meeting specific retail requirements and we ensure to offer personalised advice to suit any need. Our aim is to provide high quality brands specifically in the sport, nutrition and outdoor scenes, and we aim to do so with the best possible value to the consumer.