Because outdoor sports require equipment that is fail safe. Perfect equipment becomes at one with the user, you hardly know that it is there. From the outset of designing something new, all the various future uses have been considered to avoid disappointments or defects. This development process is long and complex interwoven with many crucial stages. TEST4OUTSIDE share this same passion for well-designed equipment. Our teams offer their expertise to create or improve prominent and exceptional products that fulfill 100% outdoor sports demands for your market.
CARBON COPY, or ORIGINAL
Because most products nowadays look the same… Same shapes, materials, functions, designs, manufacturing locations: everything is becoming standardized manufacture. Customers no longer see any differences between brands and their products. Test4outside participate in brainstorming to offer solutions for different products and performances with personality: innovations that bring distinction.
CREATING THE SPARK…
How do you stand out from the crowd? How do you transform an ordinary product into an extraordinary one? Design, function, strength, technological advances are the keys to success. At each stage TEST4OUTSIDE intervene with a catalyst of ideas, to validate options or suggest unexplored paths. TEST4OUTSIDE starts each project off on the right foot and ensures its future is well promoted. From conception to production and the tiniest detail… because the details in outdoor equipment are essential, sometimes vital.
Every year brands must manage producing a dozen new products and control a complex production flow. The R&D teams are often reduced, under pressure, linked to tight development deadlines. The toing and froing from the labs into the field are time consuming and costly. This stage is often reduced when it is in fact fundamental to the validity of the product: field-testing is the only proper judge. TEST4OUTSIDE is a compliment to your organization. Our expertise validates products in the field, spending time analyzing, pushing the material to their limits, gauging their ergonomics, solidity and practicality. The feedback is complete, from the minutest detail to a global perspective, the personality of the future product is outlined.
TEST4OUTSIDE rapidly delivers a complete and detailed file that is immediately exploitable for the future product’s development.
ASSISTANCE AT CONCEPTION
Birth of the idea. Establishing product specifications. Accompanying the early developments. Positioning with regard to the competition.
INSTRUCTIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK of the prototypes or primo production.
Consumer panels are available to you. Collect feedback linked to product use and analyses. Help at determining your product target.
EXPERTISE DURING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
TESTS AT EVERY DESIGN STAGE, COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS (quality control). Validate technical choices: confidential testing in the field to check the suitability of the technical choices, materials, set-up.
TECHNICAL EVALUATION REGARDING RIVAL PRODUCTS
Carrying out a comparative study. The assets, product flaws regarding the market.
DURABILITY TESTING IN SITU
What is needed to keep an existing product up to date or be one step ahead in its efficiency and its sales? Which direction, which solutions? Work on added value.
FOCUS ON TECHNICAL DETAILS
Feedback on product focal points: backpack shoulder strap ergonomics, trail running shoe heel cushioning, telescopic pole tightening systems, zip reliability etc. TEST4OUTSIDE can focus on a particular problem and bring pertinent and targeted solutions.
Each intervention from TEST4OUTSIDE is undertaken in complete confidentiality. TEST4OUTSIDE is under contract to prohibit any communication of strategic information concerning a product under development or an existing product. All information is covered by the secrecy law and owned by the client.
TEST4OUTSIDE provide monthly information monitoring. The reason for this monitoring could be a particular technology, material, trend or a process. Formalizing the aims of the monitoring, defining pertinent informational targets, conclusions and exploiting this information.
Test4outside considers the positioning of a product in the market: matching the target, providing the marketing speil and its environment, price level considered.
Eco-designed products represent a growing part of the market, they are important in terms of image. Test4outside work with the consultancy agency Walden-conseil.fr who specializes in sustainable development. The entire eco-processes are mastered, conceived and advised by the Walden teams to be able to offer equipment that respects the environment: using new green materials, pertinent indicators to judge the products durability, eco-conception monitoring in precise domains, accompanying the brand in its eco-concept dialogue.
test4outside provide answers to unresolved problems, temporary or long-term due to a development or shortfall
Our project managers take over the reigns and work with your teams, harmoniously: you will benefit from our know-how and expertise. With more than 20 years of testing outdoor products, the expertise from our experts: mountain guide, ski teachers, professional climbers, consumer panels… as well as a broad range of knowledge concerning materials and manufacturing. We have tested thousands of pairs of skis, hundreds of backpacks, shoes, climbing boots, technical textiles… since 1995 for the media or brands, our teams are known for their testing. We bring our years of experience of brands, their ranges, innovations and effective technical solutions.
To provide objectivity, advice and creativity to the development department and the success of your products.
Trail running shoes – sleeping bags – backpacks – camping stoves – ice picks – carabiners – ropes – bladders – protective coats – skis – ski boots – ski touring skis – insulated jackets – altimeter watches – GPS – technical underwear – sun glasses – goggles – travel bags – camping gear – canyoning kit – gloves – lighting – via ferrata kit – winter textiles – telescopic poles – hiking boots – sandals – ice axes – crampons – freeze dried food – goggles – polar fleece jackets – soft shells – snowshoes – belay equipment – helmets – long gloves – climbing shoes – ski helmets – water bottles – electric bikes – tents –and more.