FREELIGHT is an outdoor gear brand with lightness as its theme. Junichi Takahashi, who develops the products, is himself an avid outdoorsman. FREELIGHT manufactures and purchases fabrics and materials on its own, and creates products at its own factory with trusted craftsmen. They are committed to making “ultralight mountaineering gear” that does not disappoint their own beliefs. They continue to create innovative gear on the strength of their design ability to create lightness.
What is FREELIGHT's craftsmanship?
“The ability to listen to the actual voices”
“We want to make products that we can truly appreciate.”
This simple desire is what FREELIGHT puts into its products.
But what does it mean? A product we can truly appreciate? It means a product that has been created based on the voices of real people saying, “It would be convenient if we had something like this.” It means that they do not lie to themselves in every detail of our products. And that feeling of appreciation will be solidified by checking and constantly updating the feedback from those people.
With a sense of responsibility that “one misstep in outdoor gear can be fatal,” all FREELIGHT products are tested by FREELIGHT staff, testers, and professional guides to ensure that they are up to the task. They want people to stand in awe and see the world as they have never seen it before with gear they can trust like a sidekick. Their honest desire to make good products creates reliable gear that encourages people.
Brand's Signature Gear
M Guide Himaraya
This no-floor shelter was designed to be used in the harsh environment of the Great Himalaya Trailrun Project. It weighs only 539g and can be used comfortably by two people. It also has excellent wind resistance thanks to the use of FREELIGHT’s original “Steck20” fabric, which has fewer stitch lines and is highly flexible. Another feature is that it can be set up without accessory cords, which allows it to be set up in a small area.