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  1. April 15, 2019

    CHOOSE A TRAIL RUNNING PACK

    Trail running generally requires you to carry additional items for safety, but also to be self supported, remember there will not always be a handy shop or cafe if you get hungry or thirsty, no quick bus or taxi because you get cold or turn your…
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. August 14, 2018

    5 Reasons to use trekking poles on your run

    The Compact Carbon Ultra Trekking Poles were specifically designed by Raidlight for trail running - they are lightweight (180g), compact and foldable to a size of 30cm. With their versatile design and ergonomic foam grips, these poles are…
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  13. August 07, 2018

    Cape Winter Trail Series and Num Num Trail

    The last two weeks have been busy on the trail running calendar. For those of you in the Western Cape, races 2 and 3 of the Cape Winter Trail Series took place at Tygerberg Reserve and Paarl Mountain. With Tygerberg being notorious as the…
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  14. July 24, 2018

    Kruger2Canyon Challenge 2018

    Kruger2Canyon Challenge The 2018 Kruger2Canyon Challenge, hosted by KZN Trail Running and Kruger2Canyons Biosphere, was held last weekend on the 14 and 15 July at Franklyn Park near Hoedspruit in Limpopo Province.…
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  15. June 18, 2018

    Fast 800 Evo Bottle Holder

    An indispensable piece of kit for shorter runs or for runs on particularly hot days when you don’t want to carry too much on your back, the Raidlight fast 800 Evo Bottle Holder is a great way to run hands-free, unencumbered and yet still…
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  16. June 12, 2018

    3L Responsiv Vest

    If you’re looking for a lightweight, more compact running vest that still offers you a host of innovative features, the Raidlight 3L Responsiv Vest might be just what you’re looking for! With a 3L capacity and weighing in at only 154 grams,…
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  17. June 12, 2018

    Gauteng Winter Trail Series

    If you are in Johannesburg or surrounds, the Gauteng Winter Trail Series, hosted by Wildrunner, kicks off on Sunday 17 June. This series of 4 races offers both long and short courses with some spectacular locations to enjoy. From…
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  18. June 05, 2018

    iSImangaliso Trail Challenge

    Time to start planning a trip to KZN for the 2018 Isimangaliso Trail Challenge taking place this year from 29 June to 01 July at the Isimangaliso Wetland Park in KZN.  Hosted by KZN Trail Running, this is an event not to be…
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  19. May 22, 2018

    Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge

    RAIDLIGHT’S EXTREME MP+ JACKET The opening Mountain Challenge Series race – the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge - hosted by Wildrunner kicked off this last weekend on Saturday 19…
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  20. May 15, 2018

    Mountain Challenge Series

    The Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series, hosted by WIldrunner, kicks off this weekend on Saturday 19th May in one of the most beautiful mountain areas of the Western Cape, the Jonkershoek Valley. With three distances to choose from –…
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