Our history

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Vertical born in 1984 in the textile and clothing brand Francital, while his eldest wants to develop a specific range climbing, mountain hiking.

Scope including Patrice Dheu early 2000s, Francital becomes a reference for its innovation and research, including the launch of the hydrophilic membrane MP +.

Vertical Raidlight integrates in 2010 to achieve the approximation of the expertise of two specialists in outdoor. Anecdotally, Vertical through Patrice and Claire Dheu were co-founders of Raidlight in 1999.

Thus since 2010 Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, both companies pool their resources to effectively meet the needs of consumers. After a stint in the Rossignol Group from 2016 to 2020, and Vertical Raidlight resumed their independence.

For the past almost 40 years, Vertical is a key technology player in the touring ski equipment, mountain climbing, and hiking.