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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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Skyline range thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Rab's Skyline Range for Runners

Rab's Skyline range, aimed primarily at mountain runners, covers a full selection of lightweight clothing from shorts and leggings, to tops and jackets. We look at some key items from across the range.


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Latest Reviews

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It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey

Rab Cirrus Flex Vest

Gilets may not be the most exciting category of clothing, but they're really versatile, says Dan Bailey - and this lightweight synthetic insulated vest from Rab ticks all the boxes for year-round use both climbing and on the hills.

The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas
The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas

Rab Women's Meridian Jacket

The Meridian is a good, lightweight shell that's ideal for hillwalking, backpacking and all-round three season use, says Sarah Jane Douglas.

Using the Zenith Jacket as a windproof on the Crianlarich hills  © Dan Bailey
Using the Zenith Jacket as a windproof on the Crianlarich hills  © Dan Bailey

Rab Zenith Jacket and Pants

Rab's latest waterproofs in Gore-Tex Paclite Plus, the Zenith jacket and trousers, are light and packable enough for weight-conscious users, but without compromising too far on essential mountain features like an active cut and decent pockets.

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough...

The drawstring is easy to use one-handed  © Dan Bailey
The drawstring is easy to use one-handed  © Dan Bailey

Rab Pivot GTX & Guide II GTX Gloves

Rab recently updated their glove range to include a number of Gore-Tex lined models for the first time. Dan Bailey looks...

ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear
ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

ISPO 2020 - Best in Show

The first major trade show of the new decade brought the world's outdoor industry to Munich in an annual pageant of product fondling and...

Making a chilly belay bearable... just  © Kevin Woods
Making a chilly belay bearable... just  © Kevin Woods

Rab Photon Pro Jacket

A midweight synthetic insulated jacket aimed at Scottish winter, the Photon Pro would be ideal for snowy hill walks, fast moving...


Latest News

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Equip CEO Matt Gowar visiting a factory in Myanmar.   © Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd.

Rab and Lowe Alpine join Fair Wear Foundation

British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine, owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd., are excited to announce that they are now an approved member of Fair Wear Foundation. Fair Wear is an independent multi-stakeholder organization th...

ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup...

Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear
Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear

Rab GORE-TEX Glove Range

The next generation of Rab gloves are here. Working together with GORE-TEX for the first time, we are excited to combine our expertise and experience in building world-class mountain products. Our newly developed GORE-TEX range includes waterproof clothing and...

Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab
Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab

The Next Generation of Rab

Since our founding in 1981 we have worked at the forefront of insulation technology, becoming masters of our craft. Developing...

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...

Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab
Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket and Pants

Forget everything you think you know - the Kinetic Alpine will change the way you dress in the mountains. Fully...


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Rab Zenith landscape  © Rab

Competition WINNER - Win A New Rab Zenith Jacket

Win A New Men's or Women's Rab Zenith Waterproof Jacket

Every aspect of the Kaon has been refined to balance temperature and maximise performance  © Rab
Every aspect of the Kaon has been refined to balance temperature and maximise performance  © Rab

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Kaon Jacket

As winter retreats and spring approaches, we stow our burly winter jackets and heavy waterproofs for another season and start to look forward to longer days with lighter packs. Taking inspiration from the mountains, we embrace the warmer weather but...

Microlight Action 1  © Rab
Microlight Action 1  © Rab

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Rab Microlight Jackets

Our Rab Microlight jackets have been tried, tested and loved for over a decade.  The Rab Microlight Jacket seamlessly entered the lives of climbers, hikers and mountaineers alike over a decade ago. Instantly embraced for its fit,...

Rab Wildest Bivi Competition  © Rab
Rab Wildest Bivi Competition  © Rab

Competition Rab 'Best Bivvy' Competition

Enter for a chance to win one of Rab's latest Neutrino 400 sleeping bags + Ridge Raider bivi shelter, plus 5 x runner-up bundles.

RAB Survey 3x2  © Matt Maynard
RAB Survey 3x2  © Matt Maynard

Survey Rab Brand Questionnaire

The questionnaire has 28 questions and should take around 10 minutes to fill out. We will use your feedback to help us shape the future...

Rab Microlight in use in the Cairngorms  © Rab
Rab Microlight in use in the Cairngorms  © Rab

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Rab Microlight Summit Jackets

The Rab Microlight jacket has been tried, tested and loved for over a decade. Now, it's time to meet the...

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket Competition  © Rab
Rab Sharp Edge Jacket Competition  © Rab

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Sharp Edge Jacket

Perfected for ski mountaineering, the Sharp Edge is designed for technical climbs and nail-biting descents. Here's your...

Valiance Jacket square  © Rab
Valiance Jacket square  © Rab

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Valiance Jacket

Rab/Pertex Alpha Direct Competition  © Pertex
Rab/Pertex Alpha Direct Competition  © Pertex

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Alpha Direct Jacket

Neutrino 600 Top  © Rab
Neutrino 600 Top  © Rab

Competition WINNERS - Win A Rab Neutrino 600 Sleeping Bag

Competition WINNERS - Win A Rab Alpha Flux Jacket


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