For more than 20 years RaidLight has been developing products for all trail runners, offering lightweight, technical and innovative products for active enthusiasts to professional athletes.
2008 - Creation of the Open to All Team
RaidLight becomes the first brand to create a real social network around its customers and their common passion, the trail. The Team, open to all, has attracted several thousand members who have participated in the communication and promotion of RaidLight throughout the world.
Collaborative R&D platform
RaidLight has this intuitive DNA of collaborative design since 1999, thanks to an active listening of the runners, a direct discussion with the users on the internet, and a strong presence on the field as assiduous practitioners. In 2008, RaidLight develops open innovation and design with users within its website by setting up a collaborative R&D platform.
Your opinion counts!
Flagship products have been created from Open R&D, such as a pack dedicated to desert races like the Marathon des Sables, a rain cape with a very innovative pack volume control, the front pack system, the R-LIGHT 001 shoe and its CUSTOM SHOES system (resoleable, renewable and interchangeable cushioning, range of customizable accessories). All these came about through active participation in the continuous improvement of all RaidLight products over the last decade.
First Trail Station in the Chartreuse
Trail routes marked out around a base station, showers, changing rooms, equipment to be tested free of charge for runners, a website and a geolocation smartphone application complete the system for a perfect trail running experience.
2014 - Launch of the Made In France production workshop
The desire to succeed in producing some of its products in France, RaidLight creates a Made In France textile production workshop with innovative technologies such as laser cutting, sublimation and thermo bonding.
Located in Saint Pierre de Chartreuse, this workshop employs a dozen people who manufacture more than 30,000 items per year.
RaidLight's vision for the future is to continue to develop and create technical, innovative and functional products for trail runners of all levels, while focusing our production towards more sustainability and eco-responsibility. Evolve and redevelop the Made In France range. Taking our own advice from our baseline “Share the trail running experience” we will involve customers in our product development through our Open to All Team and continue to develop and be a part of the community of trail runners. All of this will happen in our “human-sized” flexible and dynamic company located in the heart of the Chartreuse mountains.
Looking forward to meeting you on a path, do not hesitate to come and visit our Made In France headquarters and workshop in Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse and run through our beautiful mountains from our base.