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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 Ridge Raider Bivi

This has to be one of the more robust and spacious hooped bivvy bags on the market, says Dan Bailey, and if you can make the investment it ought to offer years of good service.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Rab's Xenair range - a jacket for all seasons?

Synthetic insulated jackets genuinely breathable enough to wear on the move are rare, but thanks to the combination of air permeable fabric and latest-generation fill, the Xenair range achieves this trick. Dan Bailey tries three pieces from the...

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget is a bit of a...

Rab's New Generator Alpine Jacket

Whether you're a walker on a snowy summit, or a climber resigned to a frigid belay, reliable and packable synthetic insulation is a winter essential. With an active cut, a great hood, and cutting edge fill that's really warm for its weight, the new Generator...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in...

Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 

Warm enough to take the edge off, but breathable enough to move in, Rab's Cirrus Flex range is...

Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0 Jacket and Pants

Rab's Kinetic Alpine, the hardshell that feels like a softshell, has been given a makeover to make it more durable,...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from this brand

CWIF 19-20th March 2022 - Registration now open!

The famous Climbing Works International Festival bouldering competition is back!

Equip launches Rab Rental program in the UK to enable easier access to the outdoor

As part of their global sustainability goals, Rab continues to seek ways to maximise gear life and reduce waste

Rab expands its support for mountain running activities across the globe

Mountain racing events as well as a team of successful running athletes support the launch of Rab's new SS22 Skyline collection

Rab & Lowe Alpine together with EOG present first results of polybag recycling

 Pilot within EOG's Single Use Plastics Project shall lead the way to...

New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs,...

New Clothing Autumn / Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality...

Kendal Mountain Festival and Rab announce 'The Mountain People Film Grant'

Adventure storytelling is at the heart of Kendal Mountain Festival and we...


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Competition Win a Rab Kinetic Ultra Jacket

Enter our competition to win a Kinetic Ultra jacket from Rab's new Skyline Collection designed for mountain running.

Competition WINNER - Win a Rab Neutrino 600 Sleeping Bag

Stripped back and lightweight the Neutrino embodies the Alpine spirit. Eliminating excess bulk while offering warmth and protection, it's built for fast moving mountain missions. Ideal for the alpinist on big mountain bivis and hut to hut...

Video Packing for Sport Climbing

Rob Greenwood talks through what he would pack for a day of sport climbing. He explains, in detail, what equipment will be needed and why, plus gives a few tips from his experience.

Video Packing for Wild Camping

Rachael Crewesmith runs through what to take overnight camping in the hills and where to pack it in the bag.

Video Packing for Mountain Cragging

Rob Greenwood talks through what he would pack for a mountain cragging day.

Video Packing for Winter Hillwalking

Rachael Crewesmith talks through what she would pack for a day of winter hillwalking.

Video Winter Gloves Explained

Rachael Crewesmith runs through the features to look out for on winter gloves and explains the differences between a general purpose winter...

Competition WINNER - Win Rab's new Xenair Light Jacket


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