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Our story began in 1981 in the attic of a small, terraced house in Sheffield where Rab Carrington made the first sleeping bag to bear his name. Hand-stitched and devised with his own ingenious eye, Rab's experience from years spent in the mountains was apparent in his designs, and soon there was popular demand from Rab's friends and the growing local climbing community.

But things didn't stop there. Word soon spread, and the Sheffield attic became a factory floor, creating sleeping bags and jackets for customers far and wide. Now, decades later, those honest, hard-wearing designs can be found all over the world; wherever adventurous individuals face up to the elements. From Himalayan peaks to cold, crisp evenings around a camp fire. This began as our story, but it also belongs to those who've loved and cared for each and every one of our products. Who've made them their companions on long trips and expeditions. Our journey continues and our invitation is always open, join us and share the experience. #WeAreRab

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Featured Review

Rab Mythic Ultra Down Jacket - lightweight duvet with heavyweight warmth

"Warmer down jackets are available, and lighter alternatives can easily be had" says Dan Bailey "but I suspect you'd struggle to find anything that's both. If you're willing to invest a substantial wodge of cash for seriously packable performance, then the Mythic Ultra is quite something."


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Rab Latok Alpine GTX Shell

Are you after a lightweight and highly breathable mountain shell, but something still robust enough for all-round Scottish winter use? Step this way, says Dan Bailey...

UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and after much deliberation we've managed to boil it down to a selection of favourites. So here it is, our Gear of the Year 2022.

Windproofs and ultralight softshells

When you want some protection from the elements, but a full shell would be overkill, a thin windproof is the obvious choice. Not just for runners, these versatile lightweights are equally handy for climbers and hillwalkers; in fact we can't think of...

Rab Kinetic Ultra, Phantom Jacket and Phantom Pants

Earlier this year Rab significantly updated their Skyline Range for runners, and introduced two new and...

New Rab Shorts - Something for (nearly) Everyone

As our summers get warmer, the window for wearing shorts is widening, says Dan Bailey. Rab make loads, so here...

OTS Trade Show Reports

For the first time since the pandemic UKC and UKH have attended an actual, real life trade show, OTS in Liverpool. Here are the...

Rab Ridge Raider Bivi

This has to be one of the more robust and spacious hooped bivvy bags on the market, says Dan Bailey, and if you can make the investment...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from this brand

Kendal Mountain Festival and Rab launch their second major film grant

Kendal Mountain Festival, along with partners Rab®, are launching their second Mountain People Commissioning Grant for filmmakers.

Equip launches Rab Rental program in the UK to enable easier access to the outdoor

As part of their global sustainability goals, Rab continues to seek ways to maximise gear life and reduce waste

Rab expands its support for mountain running activities across the globe

Mountain racing events as well as a team of successful running athletes support the launch of Rab's new SS22 Skyline collection

Rab & Lowe Alpine together with EOG present first results of polybag recycling

 Pilot within EOG's Single Use Plastics Project shall lead the way to an...

New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs,...

New Clothing Autumn / Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality...

Kendal Mountain Festival and Rab announce 'The Mountain People Film Grant'

Adventure storytelling is at the heart of Kendal Mountain Festival and we...


Articles

Articles featuring this brand

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Mythic Ultra Jacket

The award winning Mythic Ultra reflects Rab's pioneering spirit. It's a technical down jacket made for mountain athletes, outdoor professionals, and fast-moving alpinists thriving in the roughest environments. Here's your chance to win one.

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Kinetic Ultra Jacket

Enter our competition to win a Kinetic Ultra jacket from Rab's new Skyline Collection designed for mountain running.

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Neutrino 600 Sleeping Bag

Stripped back and lightweight the Neutrino embodies the Alpine spirit. Eliminating excess bulk while offering warmth and protection, it's built for fast moving mountain missions. Ideal for the alpinist on big mountain bivis and hut to hut...

Video Packing for Wild Camping

Rachael Crewesmith runs through what to take overnight camping in the hills and where to pack it in the bag.

Video Packing for Winter Hillwalking

Rachael Crewesmith talks through what she would pack for a day of winter hillwalking.

Video Winter Gloves Explained

Rachael Crewesmith runs through the features to look out for on winter gloves and explains the differences between a general purpose winter...

Video Different Types of Glove

Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood talk us through the overwhelming number of gloves on the market; from power stretch, wool, and...

Competition WINNER - Win Rab's new Xenair Light Jacket

Video Choosing a rucksack and fitting it correctly


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