The Spirit of Montain Sports

A great Passion's History

The best stories are those that tell of a great passion. As the history of VAUDE. It begins with the enthusiasm of Albrecht von Dewitz for mountain sports. In the thin mountain air of the Alps, he has a daring idea.  It matures in 1974, when he turns his passion into a profession and founds the company VAUDE, naming it after his initials, V. D. (pronounced [fau'de]).

Responsibility for People and Nature

As a modern family-run company and Europe’s environmentally friendly outdoor supplier, VAUDE takes its social and environmental responsibility very seriously. We breathe life into this maxim in all three of our business segments: Mountain Sports, Bike Sports and Packs ‘n Bags.

Since 2001we have been working with the strict environmental bluesign® standard, which controls the entire textile manufacturing chain. We were also the first Outdoor company to receive EMAS certification. VAUDE will continue to improve our environmental performance in the future and have set ourselves the goal of gradually transforming our entire product palette so that it is manufactured according to the highest standards of environmental compatibility. We are working to make (y)our world a better place.

The VAUDE brand

VAUDE stands for respect in all interactions with others and the nature around us. We have set our sights on becoming Europe’s most environmentally friendly outdoor brand, so that sportsmen and women of today, and those to come, can enjoy nature to the fullest. We are pioneers in this way, challenging convention and pushing the limits of what is possible.

VAUDE’s roots are in mountain sports. The passion we experience on the ascent and the peace we find at the top are what drive us. Without the mountains, VAUDE wouldn’t be what it is today. It is our foundation, our brand symbol, and it stands for the high expectations we place on ourselves as a company and on our products.