Great ideas happen when you wake up shivering in the dead of night in the west of Ireland. We knew there had to be a better way of getting a good night's sleep in the great outdoors. We needed a tent that is more than a tent; that is a comfortable refuge that would be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In a moment of freezing clarity, we realized that we were going to have to build it ourselves.

Crua™ was founded by an Irishman with years of experience in camping and trekking outdoors. The team has expanded now and we reckoned that building an all-weather tent worthy of our own adventures was a natural fit for our skills... so yeah, we pushed the limits and over-engineered the heck out of it. So much so that the unique Thermo Tent insulation that we developed is now patent protected.

Live Tough. Sleep Easy

Introducing the revolutionary Crua range of high quality insulated tents. It's all about getting a better night's sleep in any weather, which a Crua tent provides by virtue of its superior quality, functionality, and design. You won't find a better thermally and acoustically insulated tent in the world. The secret? It's got a double chamber. We've engineered an awesome inner compartment made of a three-layer blend of poly-cotton and high-density insulation. So no matter where you are, you stay wonderfully warm in the winter and refreshingly cool in the summer. And with unequaled toughness, it's sturdy as hell. That's why our company is called Crua, which means "hard" or "tough" in Gaelic.

Crua in Gaelic also means "forgiving", in the sense of being easy to manage or use. All of our tents are built to provide the most comfortable, quietest night's sleep you'll experience outside your own bedroom. When you sleep well, you camp well.

Live Tough. Sleep Easy

And about us? Well, we found the perfect excuse to give up our day jobs; so we pooled our funds, got on Kickstarter to fund our expansion, and now we apply all the stuff we learned in design and business to build more cool tents and camping products for Crua Outdoors. And yeah, it also means that a lot of field testing and camping outdoors is involved, which is exactly how a dream job should be.

We run our business from County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland, but with folks on the team from as far away as the arid outback of Australia to the lakeside camping retreats in the heart of the Adirondacks, we thought it was time to pitch another office, so you'll also find us in Lake Placid, New York. The global outdoors.
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Derek O'Sullivan

Founder & CEO of Crua Outdoors

Born and Bred in Co.Kerry, Ireland. Derek is the brain behind the world’s first correctly insulated tent. Let’s just say he knows a thing or two about camping in wild weather conditions. After all, he is from the West of Ireland.

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Vinny O'Brien

E-Commerce Strategist 

Our e-commerce guru hails from Co.Kildare in Ireland. Vinny has big asperations for Crua and even bigger asperations for Friday night pints.

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Chris Brennan


Chris is based in our Co. Kerry office, but comes to us from the US. Chris and his family have been living in Ireland for the past 5 years and brings perspective from both sides of the pond. The Brennans are loving the amazing natural parks and sights Ireland has to offer.

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Davin Kelly

Marketing Manager

After a number of years in Dublin, Davin has returned home to Co. Kerry. He can often be found brewing his own beer or surfing some waves out at Inch beach.

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Zac Allen

Software Developer 

After spending 5 years in the Merchant Navy working on Oil and Gas Carriers, Zac returned to Ireland and re-skilled as a Software Developer. He's travelled the world as a sailor, and plans to do it again, this time with a Crua tent on his back.

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Chris Barrett

Digital and Product Designer

Chris is on a mission to make the outdoors accessible to all. Having previously worked on adaptive climbing gear and wearable technology, he’s now applying years spent in the mountains to design an unrivalled camping experience. He loves nothing more than putting a Crua tent through its paces on the rugged Atlantic coast.

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Tarah Schlueter

Customer Service and Social Media 

Originally from Windsor Colorado, Tarah has been in the Adirondacks for 3 years and loving every minute of it. With a background in Wilderness Recreation Leadership, Tarah has had years of experience in Customers Service in and around the outdoor experience.

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Olivia Rautiainen

Sales and Marketing 

Having moved from Europe to Asia and now based out of Colorado, Olivia has always been drawn to the Outdoors. With a background in Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Science, you can find her on the weekends skiing, climbing and hiking around the beautiful mountains and National Parks Colorado has to offer.

Mór Series
Mór Series

Rugged and Durable 4-Season Tents.

Built in insulation and heavy-duty polycotton tackles any weather you can throw at it. Warm in winter, cool in summer.

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Clan Series
Clan Series

Our Modular, Connectable "Clan" system.

Use these tents individually or attach together for a thrilling camping experience. Stand-alone insulation options available.

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Aer Series
Aer Series

High-Quality, Durable hammocks.

We've applied our design approach and materials selection to create truly tough, yet insanely comfortable gear.

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Sliabh Series
Sliabh Series

Designed for Adventure, Built for your Backpack.

Our Sliabh Series tents have been inspired by long hikes and challenging climbs around Ireland's rugged coast.

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Camping Equipment
Camping Equipment

From Firepits to Carabiners, all the camping equipment you'll need.

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Sleep Accessories
Sleep Accessories

Everything you'll need for the best night's sleep you can have in the wild.

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Flysheets & Tarps
Flysheets & Tarps

Looking for cover? We got you... well, covered!

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Packs & Bundles
Packs & Bundles

Our favorite accessories bundled together to save you money.

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EU Office:
+353 (0) 66 401 3140

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Australian Office:
+61 040-380-CRUA


Unit 18,
Tom Crean Innovation Centre,
Kerry Technology Park,
V92 W281,
Co. Kerry,
Republic of Ireland


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