Ocun is Czech climbing equipment brand that produce rock shoes, carabiners and quickdraws, and crash pads - in fact, they invented the crash pad. The founder, Pavel Hendrych, began by making harnesses in 1988, but it was in 1994, when Hendrych began climbing 200m Rock Pillars in the Czech Republic that he decided - out of necessity - to come up with the crash pad. Thanks Pavel! You've saved us all from a lot of pain.