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Continuum Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars The perfect high mountain backpacking down jacket. There is almost nothing better than backpacking in the Sierra in late summer/early fall when the nights can get chilly. Temps can routinely get into the 30s and 20s—and even the teens. I remember one morning below Mt. Whitney in late September it was 17 degrees at 6 a.m. When that happens, there is nothing better than having a great down jacket. Unfortunately, that morning I did not have one. I had some layers, a down vest, and a stocking cap. Full review

Ascent 700

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm, lightweight, highly packable, roomy, designed to pair with a similar bag, wide temperature range. This sleeping bag is a desired addition to a backpacker's load list for at least 1.5 out of 3 seasons. No need to compromise temperature and sleeping comfort for weight any more. When choosing a sleeping bag for backpacking it's a hard battle between warmth, weight, and price. Ideally a sleeping bag is very warm, exceptionally lightweight and packable, and costs almost nothing. But this will never… Full review

Flashpoint Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Uber light rain shell that packs away to nothing with surprising performance. I love this jacket. I've used it for mostly backpacking trips, but it's started replacing a good many of my pieces that I use for other activities. When it comes to breathable jackets, I am highly suspicious. In my experience most jackets on the market are not breathable (free transfer of air) but simply transfer vapour efficiently. I soon realized my fancy Gore she'll spent its whole life at the bottom of the bag, as… Full review

Microlight Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable, warm for its weight, quality construction. I have been looking for a lightweight puff to replace a 20-year-old one I had from L.L. Bean. Problem I found was that some were too light, some too heavy, some too puff (large) for my application, and a lot had a terrible fit.  I became interested in the RAB after finding it online and reading other reviews. When I caught it on sale I decided to give it a try. Boy, am I glad I did. This has clearly been one of my best clothing purchases I… Full review

Stretch Neo Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars Marketed as a waterproof hard shell-softshell hybrid, this jacket failed to keep the rain off two hours into a showery hike in the Alps. I'm not convinced by NeoShell as a fabric and I certainly would not recommend this as an outer layer for wet weather. I bought this jacket as quite a sweaty person and was sold on the breath ability whilst still being waterproof thing. However, I find that the jacket soaks through quickly, even in light rain. Water does not bead on the outside, and my base layer… Full review

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Backstory

Rab Carrington launched Rab in 1981 in Sheffield, UK, designing and manufacturing down clothing and sleeping bags. Rab is now owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies, which also owns Podsacs, Integral Designs, and Lowe Alpine.

Rab Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Rab and Westcomb Debut eVent DVL: Lightweight, Waterproof-Breathable Shells
A super lightweight, packable rain shell that’s air permeable, highly breathable (even when running or climbing), and 100-percent waterproof? That's what eVent promises with its new unlined laminate, eVent DVL. Read more
July 26, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Tent, Pack, and Bag Lines Expand
While tents keep lightening up, not all manufacturers are giving up space or vying to be lightest of the light. Also, brands debut new tent, sleeping bag, and tent lines from stateside and the U.K. Read more
August 2, 2011

Rab-parent company Equip acquires Lowe Alpine
Equip Outdoor Technologies, parent company of Rab, Podsacs, and Integral Designs, has agreed to the purchase of the Lowe Alpine brand and all its associated assets for an undisclosed amount. Read more
July 14, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: First Polartec NeoShell Jackets
They may be the most breathable waterproof jackets in the world. Get a first look at the original Polartec NeoShell soft shells for fall 2011 from Marmot, Rab, and Westcomb. Read more
January 23, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Petzl, Energizer, SPOT, and Pacsafe
Petzl belay/rappel device and headlamp-charging system; Energizer's solar panel/battery charger; PacSafe's anti-theft devices; and news from SPOT and RAB/Integral Designs. Read more
August 16, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Day One Round-Up
What stood out after a full first day on the show floor? Shells from Outdoor Research, GoLite, and Rab. New GoLit packs, and sleeping bags from Sea to Summit and Sierra Designs. Read more
August 4, 2010

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Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 4LS
United Kingdom

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website: www.rab.uk.com
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