CryoMax is a subculture in the Hardwired setting. Its style is inspired by traditional 19th Century Russian and Cossack clothing, usually heavily embroidered and trimmed with faux or vatgrown fur or sheepskin. This is contrasted with high technology gear and cybernetic implants.

Members speak either Russian or an accented slang heavily peppered with Russian phrases. If not already Russian or Cossack by birth they usually translate their names and adopt the culture.