There is a new alternative for freeskiers and snowboarders when it comes to equipment for the next winter adventure. Those who like simple and timeless designs should take a closer look at Candide. In addition to technical clothing, the French brand also develops high-quality ski goggles and stylish hats. Let's have a look at the creative head behind the brand and the highlights of the collection.
Founder is a successful freeskier
Freestyle fans certainly know the name Candide Thovex. The X-Games winner and 2010 Freeride World Tour winner is one of the most successful and craziest freeskiers ever. As an extreme athlete, he knows best what is important when it comes to equipment for this sport and also incorporates this into his own brand.
He is not only creative and uncompromising on skis, but also in the development of his products. Instead of adding more and more features, Thovex simply leaves out superfluous features in clothing and accessories.
With a lifetime experience and a passionate team of professionals, the brand's goal is to create something new – a timeless collection that focuses on only the most necessary features.
High quality for maximum performance
To be prepared for long days on the slopes, you need good insulation that offers sufficient protection even in rough conditions. Candide offers that and more.
With the C1 series, the French brand launches a functional unisex outfit that meets the high demands of freeskiers. The oversized fit offers a lot of freedom of movement and high comfort. In addition, the garments are waterproof and breathable.
Sustainability also plays an important role for Candide. In addition to the sustainably produced polyester shell, the filling is made of environmentally friendly Primaloft Silver insulation.
The highlights of the collection
One of the highlights of the C1 series is the C1 Jacket. This is a two-layer jacket that is filled with Primaloft eco-insulation and thus offers perfect protection against all weather conditions and a high level of comfort at the same time. The high-quality jacket keeps skiers warm from the first to the last run. The jacket has practical inside pockets as well as a lift pass pocket on the arm.
The outfit is completed with the comfortable C1 Pants. Primaloft Silver Eco insulation provides comprehensive all-weather protection. Advantages of the pants: the integrated Fidlock belt with innovative magnetic closure and the leg pockets for more storage space.
Ski goggles for a clear view
Candide not only offers stylish clothing, but also technical ski goggles in elegant design. The C1 Vision C ski goggles follows closely facial curves for perfect comfort.
The cylinder goggles offer high UV protection and clear fog-free vision. Thanks to a special inner coating of the ventilated and heat-insulated double lenses, fogging of the goggles is prevented.
To be prepared for all visibility conditions, the C1 Vision C ski goggles have different interchangeable S2 and S3 lenses.
With its first collection, Candide proves that high performance and sustainable manufacturing are compatible.
Of course, the production of durable and long-lasting articles requires high-quality materials. But for the brand it is important that their use takes place with the greatest possible respect for the environment.
For this reason, mainly recycled and reusable materials are used in the production process. 57 percent of the clothing is made from Bio-Green fabrics, the remaining percentage from recycled polyester. The PET polyester material is in turn obtained from organic cultivation. For the base of the Bio Green materials, refined granulated sugar is converted from sugar cane waste. This process saves 25 percent emissions compared to other methods.
Durable performance for more fun in the snow
Timeless style, optimal function and high performance - all this is combined by the French outdoor brand with this year's winter collection as part of a sustainable manufacturing process.
Those who share these sustainable thoughts, but don't want to do without cool styles, are perfectly equipped with the high-quality and comfortable outfits by Candide - for every mountain and every weather.
Publication in cooperation with Candide