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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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Rab Sharp Edge Jacket

The Sharp Edge is a versatile and genuinely female-tailored ski mountaineering shell that will serve you well both up and downhill, all season long, says Rebecca Ting


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Winter Mountain Overtrousers

We've put seven pairs of winter mountaineering shell trousers through their paces all season. Here's how they compare...

Rab Women's Photon X Jacket

With plenty of warmth for its weight, this is an excellent belay jacket for low-to-mid grade climbing, says Helen Rennard, though for extended belays on harder routes she'd prefer something even warmer still.

Rab Guide Glove Short

This waterproof insulated glove is just as tough and dextrous as the original Guide Glove, but with a less bulky cuff it fits more easily under your sleeves, says Dan Bailey

Our Top 10 Products of 2017

Over a year our reviewers get through a mountain of gear. Here, members of our review team pick their personal highlights from the...

Rab Alpha Flash Jacket

A lightweight and highly breathable fleece, the Alpha Flash is ideal for mountain trad, chilly sea cliffs or cold weather hillwalking,...

Rab Kinder Smock

First sold over 30 years ago, Rab's classic down smock is back in production. Its vintage looks haven't changed, but it's what's inside that...

Lightweight Waterproof Shells

Whether you're walking, climbing or running, summer is the time to save weight on your rain shell. We've compared nine at a...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

The Rab Guide to Summer Softshells

Softshells are the ideal outer layer for Spring and Summer weather. In this article, Rab run us through a few of their key softshell designs. From lightweight, packable windproofs to a boundary blurring new design, there's something to suit practically any need.

New from Rab - The Cirrus Flex

The Cirrus Flex is one of our most versatile jackets to date. Lightweight, warm, and breathable - this synthetic layer is designed for strenuous days on the mountain. Whether you plan to climb, hike, scramble, or ski, the Cirrus Flex is set to become...

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket and Pants

Perfected for ski mountaineering, the Sharp Edge is designed for technical climbs and nail-biting descents. Striking the balance between protection and comfort, the flexible Pertex AP 3L fabric is as breathable as it is hard-wearing, offering shelter...

ISPO 2018 - Mountain and Crag Clothing

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with...

ISPO 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2018 the world's leading outdoor brands showed off their new stuff. We'll be bringing you updates on the latest...

Latok Jacket and Bib from Rab

Rab introduce their ultimate winter waterproof combo - an extremely robust Jacket and bib designed using their exclusive...

Rab: Scottish winter gear highlights

Winter certainly has its challenges. As we transition from cursing the cold, wet weather to dreaming of white, icy...


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