Founded in 1859 by Abel Crabos, Pyrenex is the French label specialising in the use of down and feathers sourced from markets and farms in the foothills of the Pyrenees to create everything from lightweight coats to cosy jumpers. Still run by the same family over 150 years later, the brand has expanded and now dreams up everything from bedding and sleeping bags to extreme condition garments such as mountaineering jackets.