Pourquoi sommes-nous les experts du désert ?

Why we are experts in desert race equipment

Since its creation in 1999, Raidlight has established itself as a true pioneer in the field of equipment for desert races. With 25 years of expertise, Raidlight has made its mark by designing innovative, high-performance products that offer trail runners a unique experience in extreme conditions.

Innovation at the heart of Raidlight

Raidlight quickly made a name for itself with its innovative approach to product design, introducing cutting-edge technologies such as breathable textiles, integrated hydration systems and ultra-light materials. These innovations have enabled runners to maximise their performance while minimising the weight of their equipment, a crucial factor in stage races. The R&D department works with world-renowned brand ambassadors and desert racing experts to perfect its products. These partnerships provide invaluable feedback from the field, encouraging a constant process of improvement and adaptation to the changing needs of runners.


For 25 years, Raidlight has been developing iconic desert race bags. The Raid Legend 24L bag embodies Raidlight's philosophy of lightweight without compromising on capacity. Designed to meet the specific needs of desert racers, this bag offers generous capacity while remaining lightweight. The thoughtful design of the Raid Legend 24L ensures a balanced weight distribution, allowing runners to maximise their agility in the race. 

As well as bags, Raidlight stands out for its innovative accessories, and the front pack is a perfect example. Designed to provide optimum access to the runner's essentials, this system distributes the weight at the front of the body, ensuring greater stability and easier access to water, nutrition and maps thanks to its transparent topo holder.

Raidlight desert gaiters are the result of extensive research into the specific needs of runners in desert environments. Made from lightweight, breathable materials, these gaiters are designed to prevent fine sand from penetrating the footwear, offering increased protection while ensuring adequate ventilation. They are an essential, must-have item for runners looking to keep their feet comfortable during long, demanding runs.

Tyvek clothing is the perfect choice for your evenings out in the desert. While your gear dries, cover up with Tyvek trousers and jacket to keep the sand out and keep warm at night, as temperatures can drop quickly in the desert. Tyvek® is a 100% synthetic material made from polyethylene fibres. Lightweight, durable and breathable, yet resistant to water, abrasion, bacterial penetration and ageing, Tyvek® is a material used to enhance a variety of applications across multiple industries.

Raidlight also offers a complete range of technical clothing specially designed for desert racing. Lightweight, breathable fabrics, ergonomic cuts and reflective details are integral to the design of these garments, offering runners the perfect balance between comfort and performance.

Over the years, Raidlight has expanded its product range to offer a complete solution for desert runners. From ultra-light backpacks to technical clothing and sun protection accessories, each item is meticulously designed to meet the specific needs of these demanding races. So it's only logical that Raidlight is now organising a race in the Jordanian desert, the Raidlight Desert Trophy. Enter the heart of the Wadi-Rum desert for a sporting experience that's as individual as it is collective, a challenge you can choose to run or walk. It's an adventure in which you'll be carrying lightweight rucksacks, with the organisers providing basic supplies and all meals, including on race days.

With a quarter of a century of experience dedicated to desert racing equipment, Raidlight continues to push the boundaries of innovation. The brand remains a preferred choice for runners around the world looking to tackle extreme desert challenges with confidence. Whether you're a recreational runner or a professional athlete, Raidlight offers the cutting-edge equipment you need to tame the vast expanses of desert and reach new heights.

Need some advice for your next desert race? We've devoted a number of articles to the subject: What equipment do you need for a desert run? How do you choose your shoes for a desert run?

To find out more about Raidlight's passion for ultra trail and stage races, click here to read Benoit Laval's interview.


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