The INTERSPORT shops in Tignes present you a wide range of articles and sportswear, among the most prestigious brands:
O’Neill (clothes and accessories)
O’Neill, a surf specialist, was created in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill used his passion for surfing and used it to challenge Mother Nature …
It was by opening a first surf shop in his garage in Santa Cruz that Jack launched the first in the neoprene clothing market.
Despite Jack’s humble beginnings, things have changed, but his initial vision of creating functional and innovative products has not been altered and continues to be the watchword of today’s society.
O’Neill’s benchmarks are innovation in style and technology, and they have been fully dedicated to the evolution of action sports. Today O’Neill is world famous.
Burton is the world leader in the snowboard market with a 30-35% market share. Founded in 1977 by Canadian Jake Burton Carpenter, the company specializes in snowboarding: equipment, clothing and accessories.
In addition to selling products under its own brand, Burton has created sub brands dedicated to other areas: Anon Optics (snowboard and ski goggles), R.E.D. Protection (helmets and protection), Analog Outerwear and Gravis Footwear.
In 2005, Burton acquired from Four Star Distribution the following four snowboard brands: Snowboarding Forum, Jeenyus Snowboards, Foursquare Outerwear and Special Blend (SB) Outerwear. Burton, also owns the Channel Island Surf Co. TV channel
Burton’s professional snowboard team currently consists of Shaun White, Jeremy Jones, and Terje Haakonsen.
A little story about the boss of Burton: he spent 113 days last year to ride and organizes every fall the “Fall Bash”, an evening for all his employees and his friends with musical group on display which the group of alternative rock The Presidents of the United States of America in Stowe, Vermont (USA).
Aigle is a French brand of Sport Outdoor which for 150 years has invested in the development of unique know-how and the design of high-performance products for all sports and outdoor recreation.
The Aigle brand has always focused on the relationship between Man and Nature, thus privileging all technical innovations at the service of the protection and enjoyment of men.
It is quite natural that the following conviction guides this brand: “we are better outside than inside…”.
The ODLO brand was founded in 1946 by Odd Roar Lofterød Senior, cross-country ski champion of the Canton of Oslo in 1933, who was the first leader until 1979. He always had the motto “Always a step ahead!” In both sport and life.
After a successful experience in a garment factory, where he acquired a technical know-how, he laid the foundation of the ODLO FABRIKKER A/S in 1946 without suspecting the success of the future.
The main stages of the evolution of the brand:
- In 1963: launch of the first extensible and functional combination in Helanca, a revolutionary synthetic fiber
- In 1973: introduction of ODLO TERMIC, the first 100% synthetic sports underwear
- In 1987: launch of the ATHLETIC CLOTHING SYSTEM, based on the principle of superposition of clothing thicknesses: the undergarments wick away moisture released during the action while the middle layer and outer garments protect the body from wind and weather conditions.
- In 1999: new motto “ODLO – Go Global” with many affiliates in the world gathering some 370 employees today.
It is a extreme skier, Patrick Valençant who, in 1983, invented the brand Degré 7 in Chamonix, Haute Savoie.
In 1997, this brand joined the Avance Diffusion group, which enabled it, thanks to new technical concepts, to innovate more and more in materials and cuts in order to offer to all demanding sportsmen a range of high-performance clothing designed to reduce roughness of climatic conditions.
Some applications of the Degré 7 brand: stretch lines, laser-cut and thermo-bonded pockets, waterproof zips … All these technological advances have made it possible to create 4 specific lines: Technical, Duvillard, Crossover and Kids.