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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 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 brilliant summer sleeping bag for backpacking, mountaineering and travel, says Dan Bailey


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Summer Softshells

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

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

Rab Rock Range for Women and Men

From wicking t-shirts to stretchy trousers, Charlie Low and Dale Comley sample key pieces from Rab's new Rock Range, which combine casual styling with techy fabrics and an athletic fit for summer rock.

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...

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...

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...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

The Mythic Range – Rab's Warmest & Lightest Sleeping Bag

The summit of our knowledge and craftsmanship, the Mythic 200, 400 & 800 challenge the limit of what is technically possible. Hand-filled with ethically sourced 900 fill power hydrophobic down, these fully-featured bags have the best warmth to weight ratio in the Rab range.

OutDoor 2018 - Camping Gear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourfuland exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the camping category:

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the clothing category:

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...

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...

Kokoro Fuji and Stasa Gejo lead the Rab CWIF 2018 line-up

The Rab Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) returns on the weekend of 10 - 11 March with...

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket and Pants

Perfected for ski mountaineering, the Sharp Edge is designed for technical climbs and nail-biting descents. Striking the...


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