Founded in 1965 in Batley, West Yorkshire, Craghoppers initially built up a reputation for top quality outdoor clothing for climbers and mountaineers. In 1995, the Black family bought the company, invested heavily in product and design and re-launched the brand in the UK.
Craghoppers now specialise in outdoor products aimed at anyone that enjoys the outdoors and adventure. One of their main strengths is their official trial testing programme that they use for all of their products. This involves extensive use of new products in real world environments before they get anywhere near shops.