VAUDE (German: [fau'de]) is a German producer of mountain sports equipment. The head office is in Tettnang, Germany. It was founded in 1974 by Albrecht von Dewitz.
The name of the firm is derived from the initials of its founder (V, D). The company is 100 percent family owned. In 2009, the management was handed over to his daughter Antje von Dewitz. Products include tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags.
There are 486 employees working in the head office in Germany. The corporate group also owns production facilities in Bỉm Sơn/Vietnam.
VAUDE Technologies: Aeroflex 3D suspension system Pack stability with an encircling spring steel frame. Permanent rear ventilated suspension system
F.L.A.S.H. shoulder strap adjustment With the F.L.A.S.H. system you can fully adjust the length of your pack shoulder straps quickly and easily. An easy-access Velcro closure at the back lets you regulate your ideal strap length. F.L.A.S.H. is used in conjunction with the Aeroflex suspension system.
Water repellent finish Applied to the surface of your VAUDE product, it causes rainwater to simply bead up on the surface – without the use of environmentally-harmful fluorocarbons (PFC).