Rab: Winter Gear Highlights Product News

In the teeth of winter, we find our favourite testing ground and our best inspiration. For decades Rab have been boldly developing innovate hardshell designs. Our winter range is constructed to meet the conditions of the mountains head-on, whether they play ball or turn against you.

When durability and performance are paramount, and comprise isn't an option, these hard-wearing designs have been crafted for the mountains. Ingeniously created to keep you at peak performance on steep ice, and fully protected in the worst weather, here is a selection of our essential kit for winter conditions.

Muztag DV Jacket – Men's and Women's

Designed by climbers for climbers, our Muztag DV Jacket is honed for those facing harsh mountain conditions. A true mountain waterproof, the Muztag DV's climb-specific features, high durability and low weight make it the definitive jacket for technical winter climbs. Made from eVent's innovative DValpine, this jacket will protect you from the elements while also allowing sweat and moisture vapour out. Suitable for prolonged bad weather, the features on the Muztag DV have been specially created to meet the needs of climbers and mountaineers alike.

Muztag DV Men's
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Muztag DV Women's
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  • Weight: 437g in women's 12 /486g in men's large.
  • Available in size S to XXL for men and 8 to 16 for women – regular fit, to accommodate layers.
  • Made from eVent® Waterproof Technology DValpine™ 3L fabric with 20d jersey backer for friction free layering.
  • Robust helmet-compatible hood, wired peak, lined collar, roll down anti-snag velcro tab.
  • Fleece lined chin guard and back neck for extra comfort.
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Vislon front zip with internal storm flap, 2 YKK® AquaGuard® zipped, bellowed chest pockets and internal zipped pocket.
  • YKK® Aquaguard® pit zips, anti-snag velcro adjustable cuffs and hem drawcord.

Muztag DV Pants – Men's

Muztag DV Pants  © Rab
Tough and durable, the Muztag DV Pants are lightweight waterproof pants designed for use in harsh winter conditions. Made from the same breathable, durable fabric as the Muztag DV Jacket they have a soft jersey backer for additional comfort. Three-quarter length side zips make these pants easy to put on over boots and allow venting on steep ground, while reinforced patches give extra protection against rogue crampons and ice screws. Knee articulation and underboot cord attachment points give full freedom of movement also preventing trousers riding up when climbing or kicking steps.

  • Weight: 469g in men's large.
  • Available in size S to XXL for men – regular fit.
  • Made from eVent® Waterproof Technology DValpine™ 3L fabric with 20d jersey backer for friction free layering.
  • Fleece lined, velcro adjustable waist with secure snap closure, belt loops and 2-way YKK® AquaGuard® zip fly. Detachable, adjustable braces included.
  • 3/4 length YKK® AquaGuard® side zips with 3 pullers, internal storm flap and YKK® AquaGuard® hip pocket.
  • Bonded crampon and ice-screw protection as well as underboot cord attachment points and tethered drawcord hem.

Ascendor Pants – Men's and Women's

Warm, highly protective and breathable, the Ascendor Pants are designed for long days in the mountains. Made from flexible but hard wearing Matrix™ softshell fabric, these pants are made for movement. The outer blocks wind and protects from the weather while the slick high-gauge backer sits comfortably next to the skin, or offers a friction-free layer over insulation. Articulated knees and crotch gusset are designed to provide mobility for high steps or bridging, and mesh-lined thigh vents provide ventilation on steep, sweaty walk-ins.

Men's Ascendor Pants
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Women's Ascendor Pants
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  • Weight: 649g in women's 12 / 728g in men's large.
  • Available in size S to XXL for men and 8 to 16 for women – regular fit, long and short leg lengths available.
  • Made from Matrix™, a 2-layer bonded softshell fabric with a stretch nylon face with slick high gauge knit back.
  • Deep waistband with wicking facing with double snap waist closure, velro wait adjusters, belt and brace loops and 2-way opening YKK® zipped fly.
  • 2 YKK® mesh lined thigh vents and crotch gusset for active movement.
  • Reinforced crampon patches on instep
  • Hem gusset with YKK® zipped closure, sized to fit all mountain boots and removable internal stretch gaiter with YKK® zipped attachment and secure closure.

Alpha Flash – Men's / Women's

Now available for women this winter, the Alpha Flash Jacket boasts an impressive warmth-to-weight ratio, exceptional breathability and fast dry time. Worn as either a cold weather baselayer or warm mid-layer, this innovative jacket is perfect for long, cold expeditions with limited resources. Designed to keep you dry, the Polartec Alpha body and flexible fleece panels wick moisture at an incredible rate, ensuring you're comfortable even when you're right at your physical limit.

Men's Alpha Flash  © Rab
Men's Alpha Flash
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Women's Alpha Flash  © Rab
Women's Alpha Flash
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  • Weight: 201g in women's 12 / 273g in men's large.
  • Available in size S to XXL for men and 8 to 16 for women – slim fit.
  • Made from Polartec® Alpha™ Direct 120 insulation with Thermic™ brushed back single jersey side panels that are treated with Polygiene® STAY FRESH odour control treatment.
  • YKK® Vislon front zip, internal zip flap and chin guard, as well as YKK®, zipped chest pocket.
  • Low bulk cuff construction and flatlock, low bulk seams.
  • Half hem drawcord.

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