Based out of Jonsered, near Gothenburg, Crud’s motto is ‘let the gear tell your story’. They’re all about creating enduring products that’ll take on their own inimitable patina the more you use them. If you’re the type who loves the look of faded selvedge denim, ancient waxed jackets or beaten-up old Land Rovers, then these guys are your tribe.
Crud are best known for their rugged leather gloves, constructed in premium cow hide or elk skin. Each pair is stitched together in either the US or Ethiopia, then hand-finished in Sweden – going through an eight-stage process that utilises a traditional mix of pine-scented waxes, oils and fats. The resulting gloves are water-resistant and incredibly tough, designed to rack up the scars, scrapes and burns of countless adventures in the great outdoors. There are winter versions available, and even a pair that’s lined with Kevlar for the ultimate in abrasion and heat resistance.
Crud aren’t interested in mass-production and economies of scale. This is heirloom-quality stuff to last a lifetime – built to take a battering and come out the other side looking even better.