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  1. October 09, 2018

    In the news this week...

    With temperatures starting to warm up, we had a busy weekend exploring the Karoo and Swellendam areas attending two great events – the Sneeuberg Traverse just outside of Murraysburg in the Karoo, and the final in the Wildrunner Mountain…
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  2. October 09, 2018

    The story of the Raidlight Ultra-Legend Range

    In 2007, Benoit Laval founder of Raidlight France, worked with Marco Olmo to make two unique running packs – using prototypes from Marco Olmo’s victories at the UTMB and Desert Races. In 2008, after a joint…
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  3. September 26, 2018

    The Raidlight 10L Responsiv Vest – new 2018 design!

    Our much loved, best-selling Responsiv 10L Race Vest is flying off the shelves – and was put to the test this weekend at the Karkloof 100 miler in KZN. Anthony…
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  4. September 18, 2018

    In the news this week...

    KARKLOOF 100 The second edition of the Karkloof 100 is set to take place this weekend…
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  5. September 11, 2018

    Ultra Legend 5l Backpack

    The RAIDLIGHT Ultra Legend 5L is a reworking of the classic Raidlight Olmo 5L (Marco Olmo – multiple UTMB and Desert race winner – designed and went on to win numerous races with this range of packs). Designed to combine functionality with…
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  6. September 04, 2018

    Tor des Géants

    On its Facebook page, the Tor des Géants quietly describes itself as a “Sporting event in Courmayeur’. What it doesn’t describe is that this is a single-stage, free pace, semi-self-sufficient race that must be completed in under 150 hours.…
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  7. September 04, 2018

    Packing for Tor des Géants - by Matt Dove

    Tor des Géants is upon us and we asked Raidlight SA ambassador Matt Dove to share his gearlist with us. For those not familiar with this spectacular race, have a look 
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  8. August 28, 2018

    Meet Raidlight SA ambassador Nicky Booyens

    Having spent most of her racing career adventure racing and mountain biking, Nicky decided to focus on trail running in 2015. She started her trail running career with a bang, being selected for the SA Ultra Distance trail running team to France…
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  9. August 21, 2018

    Packing for UTMB

    With Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc just over 5 days away, we decided to catch up with Raidlight SA athlete Conrad du Toit and asked him to give us a brief rundown of what he is packing for this epic adventure. For those not familiar with this…
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  10. August 21, 2018

    Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc

    The UTMB festival takes place this year from 27 August to 2 September 2018. A week-long event comprising 7 races and almost 10 000 participants and centred around the beautiful village of Chamonix in France. The largest of…
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