Craghoppers Craghoppers started making clothes specifically designed for the outdoors back in 1965. A group of guys in West Yorkshire were planning to climb Everest and wanted gear to withstand the harshest of conditions, so they researched and designed fabrics that would protect them from the extreme cold. All their preparation paid off as they successfully reached the summit of Everest. This was the birth of Craghoppers. So this is their heritage, and based in Manchester, they have continued to develop fabrics and clothes designed to protect our customers, whether the conditions are very hot, or, very cold. However, they are not a group of people satisfied to sit on our laurels, they are passionate about pushing the boundaries of fabric technology, being innovative. They recognise that nowadays people have much greater access to travel, all over the world, and at all times of the year. They like to think that whether you're walking in Scotland, watching polar bears in the Arctic, or trampling through the rain forest, they have designed an appropriate set of gear.