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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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Microlight Alpine montage  © Rob Greenwood

Rab Microlight Alpine jacket - Men's and Women's

Made using recycled fabrics and P.U.R.E recycled hydrophobic down, the new Microlight Alpine is an ethically sound upgrade to an established class act. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr conduct a his-n-hers review.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

The Alpine Light Jacket on the alpine-lite terrain of An Garbhanach   © Dan Bailey

Rab's New Vapour-Rise Range

Combining a weather-resisting outer with a wicking/insulating lining, for many years Rab's Vapour-Rise system has been one of the most effective and versatile softshell options available. Dan Bailey checks out the three new jackets in the fully...

Rab Torque Pants montage  © Nick Brown
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...

Skyline range thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
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...

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...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from this brand

Khroma Range  © Rab

Masters of Exploration – The new Rab Khroma ski mountaineering collection

British outdoor expert Rab has just launched its brand new ski-mountaineering collection Khroma, offering a full range of high-tech styles made for those who love the up as much as the down!

Climate Neutral  © Equip UK
Climate Neutral  © Equip UK

Rab and Lowe Alpine commit to achieve Net Zero by 2030

As a first step, project developer and climate solutions provider South Pole certifies Equip as 'Climate Neutral Company' in November 2020

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...

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...

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...


Articles

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Microlight Alpine Action 1  © Rab

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket

As part of our drive towards sustainable production, we're always looking for ways to make our kit more environmentally friendly without compromising performance. This season we have an exciting update to one of our most beloved jackets...

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

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

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


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