SERVICES WE OFFER
We can usually get any product from any of brands that we stock - even if we don't carry that particular item. We do this a lot and refer to these as 'special orders'. You can request a price quotation and availability information before committing to buy. Contact us to access this service.
FREE GAIT ANALYSIS
We offer free in-store and online video analysis for your running style and foot type. Don't hesitate to ask us to video you and get our specialist fitting service in the shop, or send us the information by using our upload forms or by email.
Our staff and friends have a lot of running, climbing, skiing and travel experience and have done some great races and trips. We will be writing about these so that you can find out about everything from costs, gear and how tos to get inspired
We have the experience to advise you on just about any purchase you are thinking of making. Feel free to call us on +41 7 87 51 95 93 if you are unsure about which item will be the closest fit for your requirements. We don't promise that we know absolutely everything, but the chances are that we can point you in the right direction to that you make the right choice.
PICK UP IN-STORE
If you can get to the center of Geneva in the Old Town, where you will find the easiest parking in the city right next to the store in the Cours des Bastions, you can try and exchange your order at our friendly store, (open 11 till 18:30 Monday to Saturday). You can even run up the street into the old town or into the Park des Bastions to try shoes with some real road running before you buy.
We use as much of the kit we sell as possible so we can tell you how it performs. We put write reviews and add 'Our Verdict' to the product pages. We also link to other independent magazine and website reviews.
For us it has been about being fast and light ever since our first interest in adventure sports, running, and cycling. Lighter meant faster, whether it was a light road bike, or lighter road racing flats for a 10k or half-marathon, or lighter bivi gear for an Alpine north face, lighter ski touring bindings, they were all key to going faster.
We've been involved in lots of creative outdoor sports and running projects in the mountains both personally and as a business. Individually, over the years, FAST AND LIGHT founders and employees have climbed new routes in the UK and the Alps, made early climbing and ski descent repeats in the Alps, won fell and trail races, organized events, written articles, created film and videos, started specialist magazines,and generally been fully engaged with snow, rock, ice and trails for a few decades...
Both Edyta and Tim, the main drivers behind FAST AND LIGHT, have been living, running, skiing, cycling and climbing in the Mont Blanc and Geneva region for several decades. For Tim, who back-in-the-day was an accomplished fell and trail runner with decent PBs on the road too, he has been obsessed with looking for the latest light weight gear to go faster in any of the sports he is passionate about, whether it was for ascents on the North Faces of the Eiger, Grand Jorasses or Matterhorn, expeditions to the Himalayas or winning at the Karrimor International Mountain Marathon (now known as the OMM), or getting to remote locations for photo and film shoots, the gear was an important factor in any successful trip.
Tim's sport led him to become a professional photographer, focusing on mountain sports and skiing, and way back in 1991 he founded Fall-Line magazine which in 1993 became the first pan-European free ski and snowboard magazine. In 1993 he also organized the first free ride competition in Europe on the Brevent in Chamonix (won by Bruno Compagnet, one of the founders for Black Crow skis.
Moving on from Fall-Line, Tim went on to work with Tissot for Sport Sponsoring for the cycling World Cups and World Championships, but continued to shoot photography for the big sports catalogues several times a year for premium outdoor retailers such as Snow and Rock, Decathlon, Cotswold Outdoor and Blacks.
Edyta has been designing and selling her own clothing and outdoor clothing line since 2011, and with her two boys competing at alpine skiing, ski jumping and ice hockey she knows the importance of keeping fit to keep up with them both.
Our experience and enthusiasm for all things running an outdoor sports is carried over in to the FAST AND LIGHT brand. Long may it do so!
Edyta, CEO, Edi-Line sarl.
This is Us
sports - family - friends - passions - photos
GO LIGHTER GO FASTER
We select only the best and most serious brands who produce no compromise light weight products designed to go faster, whether it is road running or moving fast up in the mountains, trail running or skiing.
TOUGH AND DURABLE
DESIGNED FOR PURPOSE
Modern materials and technologies allow us to go faster and travel further, whether we are running, hiking trails, skiing, bike riding or even commuting into work.
WHY SHOP WITH US?
Great brands at great prices. We try to get the cheapest prices for the best running shoes, trail shoes and accessories and outdoor gear in Switzerland so you don't have to pay import duties and expensive shipping from our neighbors.
We only stock and work with top quality and proven brands for running, trail, hiking and outdoor adventure sports. We use these brands ourselves everyday so you can use them with confidence too. If we wouldn't use it we won't stock it.
We are highly efficient whether it be for great customer service, shipping out orders, exchanges or for sourcing new product.
We strive to offer the very best in customer service and offer friendly advice every time. Try us, you will be impressed.