Crux is a small brand that develops and manufactures products purely for mountaineering. We started out in 2002 with just 5 products: 4 backpacks and a tent. Since then the crux range has grown, and today includes sleeping bags, down jackets and hardshells. But each of our product ranges remains quite small – usually only half a dozen styles at most – as we target only climbing and closely-related activities.

Our ambition is really only to make great products, knowing that they are not for everyone, but that they are the right ones for a few. All our gear is designed from personal experience. We use what are the best materials and components purely on the basis of performance. Our factories, in the Far East and Europe, are small family or privately owned companies with whom we have worked for a long time.