Crux is a small brand that develops and manufactures products purely for mountaineering. Based in the UK, 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 near-related activities. Today, our small head office is based near the Pyrenees in France and our main markets are Europe (with the warehouse in the UK) and now, the USA.

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 affairs with whom we have worked for a long time. You can read more about our history, philosophy and partners here.

Our US operation has been temporarily suspended as we are in the process of restructuring and partnering with a new logistics company. All enquiries should be directed to the founder of crux, Carol McDermott (see contacts page).