Descente Brand

Descente stands for performance and excellence. From award winning designs, to conception, we incorporate cutting edge technology, fabric, quality and a fit that is second to none. For over 50 years, Descente has led the ski industry in expertise, functionality and innovation and outfitted millions of skiers and athletes alike.

Founded in 1935, Descente has housed its headquarters in Osaka, Japan. The company name itself comes from the French term for downhill skiing. The Descente logo represents the three basic skiing techniques of schussing, traversing and sliding. It embodies our quest to be the best in all we do and our focus on the future.

Descente is defined by technology. Driven by a passion and enthusiasm for the industry, Descente continues to push the design envelope with a superior fit made possible by our exclusive Motion 3-D fit and use of high performance technical fabrics, quality and exceptional attention to detail. Share our passion and feel the difference.

 

Our Heritage

Logo Mark

The company name itself comes from the French term for downhill skiing. The Descente logo represents the three basic skiing techniques of schussing, traversing and sliding. This symbol embodies our constant search for the best in all we do and our focus on the future.

 

Tagline

Love your sport? Putting on a Descente garment can be a life-changing experience immediately you'll feel the liberation it brings -- the freedom of movement, the stirring of the pulses. And you'll appreciate the research and meticulous development that made this possible. This is our passion and pride -- our DNA. Descente -- for you and with you.

 

Craftsmanship

At Descente, production of a garment pattern begins with a concept initiated by a marketing team, and refined through the company's careful, time-consuming design process. At every stage of that process, experts look at the pattern from all angles to determine how it will eventually appear, how it will be sewn, and how that flat image will be transformed into a three dimensional one. Every small detail is recorded, and evolves into an "instruction manual", telling the sotry of exactly what sort of product it will become, and of all the steps to be taken to achieve it. It is this process that goes to the heart of Descente's superior craftsmanship. The commitment to craftsmanship rests on the desire to give the best possible product to all athletes, enthusiasts and all who just love their sports. This desire, this passion, is the Spirit of Descente.

 

Quality Control

By their very nature, sportswear products are tested to the limits of performance in the harsh environments of their various fields. One of Descente's key aims is to make sure that its craftsmanship plays a key role in performance enhancement and innovation. To maintain stringent quality in these areas, Descente has implemented the "Descente Standard", taking complete responsibility for safety and quality issues and complying with all relevant laws and regulations. These principles are applied throughout the globe. Strenuous efforts are made to ensure that everyone benefits equally from Descente's quality and safety-driven craftsmanship.