RaidLight Brand History


Benoit Laval


Following in his father’s footsteps Benoît Laval began running at the age of ten and quickly fell in love with what would become a lifelong passion. The pursuit of his passions for running and product design lead him to start RaidLight in 1999. 

RaidLight in the Mountains of France

1999: A Brand is Born

In search of products to meet the demanding environments of trail and ultra racing Benoît Laval creates the first RaidLight prototypes in his garage.

RaidLight Made in France Trail Running Products

2008: Made in France Product Line Launch

Dedicated to the local community RaidLight launches the Made in France product line.

2011: Saint Pierre de Chartruse

RaidLight moves into their tailored made environmentally friendly building in the heard of the Alps.

2015: Award Winning Design

The RaidLight Responsiv 8L wins both an Out Door Industry Award and the Janus de L’Industrie design award for innovation.


RaidLight Production Facility

2018: RaidLight Launches in the US

RaidLight launches a dedicated presence in the United States.

2019: The Innovation Continues

A new paradigm in technologically advanced trail running hydration vests is released.