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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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...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our eye.


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The Kinetic Alpine Jacket + Pants in use on a typical British day: bit of rain, bit of sun, bit of everything!  © UKC Gear

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket & Pants

We so often hear of revolutionary new fabrics that it's hard not to be cynical. But Rab's Proflex fabric really is a step forward, says Rob Greenwood, combining the breathability of softshell with the waterproofness of a hard shell.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number caught our attention in particular...

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer...

When the sun rises, the caterpillar contemplates emerging from his cocoon  © Dan Bailey
When the sun rises, the caterpillar contemplates emerging from his cocoon  © Dan Bailey

Rab Mythic 200 Sleeping Bag

It weighs less than 500g, but takes you comfortably down close to zero. Its impressive warmth-for-weight makes the Mythic 200 a...

softshell montage test  © martin
softshell montage test  © martin

Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

Cirrus Flex 1  © Charlie Low
Cirrus Flex 1  © Charlie Low

Rab Cirrus Flex Jacket

This lightweight synthetic duvet is a versatile insulating layer that's well suited to the UK's damp climate, says Charlie Low


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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 world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportu...

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 waterproof, highly breathable and stretchy, this is a radical re-approach to protective yet comfortable clothing systems. Perfectly...

Rab Down  © Rab
Rab Down  © Rab

Rab Sleeping Bag Range

Driven by a pursuit of excellence, we believe the best way to ensure the quality of our sleeping bags is to fill them in our own factory in Derbyshire. This allows us to strictly control the amount and quality of the down going into our bags. Once they are...

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

Rab Winter Gear Action  © Rab
Rab Winter Gear Action  © Rab

Rab: Winter Gear Highlights

In the teeth of winter, we find our favourite testing ground and our best inspiration. For decades Rab have been boldly...

Parma Ham  © Rab
Parma Ham  © Rab

Rab: Update your insulation in time for winter

Rab are world leaders of insulation - we have spent decades perfecting the performance of our products....

Microlight Summit 1  © Rab
Microlight Summit 1  © Rab

10 Years On - Meet the new Microlight.

The Rab Microlight Jacket first entered our lives over a decade ago. Since its creation we've refined this iconic...


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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 of Rab. Thanks for taking the time to help us make our clothing and equipment the best in the world.

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 next generation - here's your chance to win one too!

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

A dry day is a rare thing in Britain. Almost as rare, in fact, as a warm one. The new Valiance Jacket from Rab seeks to...

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

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Alpha Direct Jacket

For over 30 years Pertex have worked closely with Rab developing innovative fabrics for use in the mountains. Together...

Neutrino 600 Top  © Rab
Neutrino 600 Top  © Rab

Competition WINNERS - Win A Rab Neutrino 600 Sleeping Bag

This August Rab are proud to introduce 'The Mountain People'. Through this, we will be turning our focus to the...

Competition WINNERS - Win A Rab Alpha Flux Jacket

Rab Kinetic Waterproof  © Rab
Rab Kinetic Waterproof  © Rab

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Kinetic Plus Jacket

Rab Positron Jacket Competition  © UKC Gear
Rab Positron Jacket Competition  © UKC Gear

Winners Win a Rab Positron Jacket

Rab Cirrus Competition  © UKC Gear
Rab Cirrus Competition  © UKC Gear

WINNER - Win a Rab Nebula Jacket


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