Crux down clothing at Up and Under

Crux We've been stocking Crux products right from the start and have been amazed and re-assured by the design, innovation, construction and build quality. Crux AK rucksacks where it all started have a dedicated following from climbers the world over and the latest third generation (3G) feature welded seams making them seriously water-resistant. We have seen some real classic clothing from them that fits in with this purist mountaineering ethic such as the Crux Plasma and Magma jackets which have waterproof outers. They continue to be very popular for us having also carved out a niche with wildlife and movie cameramen who need to remain stationary for long periods of time in cold damp environments.

Crux firmly believe that keeping water out of your kit and clothing is key to comfort and enjoyment on the hills and therefore their latest range use highly water-resistant Pertex Endurance nylon ripstop outers with 1000mm Hydrostatic Head and 7000g/msq/24hr breathability. Combine this with some of the best quality high lofting down on the market and Crux's excellent fit and you've got some real winners.

Crux Turbo Top

This skinny baffle down smock or pullover weighs only 215g and houses an amazing 900 EU / 970 US fill power Polish Goose Down. Whilst there is only 70g of fill this top lofts significantly more than many heavier alternatives with more down in them. It looks the business and is gorgeous to wear. The 10d Pertex Endurance outer provides water-shedding and the comfy kangaroo pocket completes a stunning product that can be used by anyone, but is specifically aimed at anyone doing high intensity activities in cold conditions.

Crux Pyro Jacket

Aimed at the most classic area of down jackets - the 200g of quality down fill that the much loved classic Rab Neutrino Endurance has ruled for many years - the Crux Pyro Jacket takes things to the next level with 195g of 850 EU / 920 US fill power Polish Goose Down in a no cold spots box wall construction. This jacket has to be tried to be believed how well it lofts. The outer uses a 20d Pertex Endurance for water repellancy and a bit of strength and is suited to anyone wanting a do it all jacket for static use in the coldest conditions in the UK or for active use in more serious climates.

Crux Women's Rimo Jacket

This women's specific down jacket has great shaping for a good fit at the waist and around hips for warmth without drafty gaps. The Rimo is the warmest women's down jacket with high fill power levels that we have found, which means it's not heavy and baggy, but also doesn't make you feel like a Michelin Man. The 250g of 800 EU / 860 US fill power Polish Goose Down sits in a box wall construction so you won't get cold spots and has both a 20d Pertex Endurance outer and 10d Pertex Endurance inner to reduce ingress of moisture from the outside or the inside if you put it on on top of a damp waterproof. For anyone that really feels the cold or wants the most luxuriosly warm belay jacket this is the one for you.

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