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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 Torque Pants montage  © Nick Brown

Rab Torque Pant

"I've long been a fan of Torque Pants (trousers)" says Dan Bailey. "The current version has remained unchanged for several years, and in a market that seems to make tweaks every season for the sake of novelty it's nice to see that sort of continuity. It's hard to imagine how they could be much improved..."


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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.

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

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...


Latest News

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Rab Vapour-Rise Range: Tested to Perfection

Tested to perfection - The new Vapour-Rise range from Rab.

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

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...

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...

Rab Young Alpinists Meet  © Ben Tibbetts
Rab Young Alpinists Meet  © Ben Tibbetts

Bringing up the next generation of Young Alpinists

This year Rab embarked on a landmark new project aimed at inspiring the next generation of young alpine...

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...


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Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles

Feature Lockdown Quiz - Overall Winner

Throughout the Lockdown UKC published a weekly quiz in association with Rab and Lowe Alpine. We would like to thank everyone that took part and hope you had fun along the way

Emoji Quiz  © UKC Articles
Emoji Quiz  © UKC Articles

Lockdown Quiz Week 6 - Emoji Quiz Special

Need some mental stimulation while climbing the walls at home? Here's our first weekly instalment of our new series, the Lockdown Quiz, complete with questions across a range of topics from within the wonderful world of climbing. We have some great prizes...

Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles
Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles

Lockdown Quiz Week 5

Need some mental stimulation while climbing the walls at home? Here's our first weekly instalment of our new series, the Lockdown Quiz, complete with questions across a range of topics from within the wonderful world of climbing. We have some great prizes from the series...

Rab Zenith landscape  © Rab
Rab Zenith landscape  © Rab

Competition WINNER - Win A New Rab Zenith Jacket

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

Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles
Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles

Lockdown Quiz Week 4

Need some mental stimulation while climbing the walls at home? Here's our first weekly instalment of our new series, the Lockdown Quiz,...

Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles
Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles

Lockdown Quiz Week 3

Need some mental stimulation while climbing the walls at home? Here's our third weekly instalment of our new series, the Lockdown Quiz,...

Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles
Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles

Lockdown Quiz Week 2

Need some mental stimulation while climbing the walls at home? Here's our first weekly instalment of our new series, the Lockdown Quiz,...

Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles
Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles

Lockdown Quiz Week 1

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

Antagonistic Exercises  © UKC
Antagonistic Exercises  © UKC

Video Rab: Preparing for Winter - Antagonistic Exercises

Greg Boswell - Ice Axe Pulls  © UKC
Greg Boswell - Ice Axe Pulls  © UKC

Video Rab: Preparing for Winter - Ice Axe Pulls


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