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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

Neutrino Endurance Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Really nice jacket with great reviews all across the internet! I just got this jacket and have yet to test it out in the cold. I'm 6' 165 and ordered a large and it fits great with room for some layers if needed. Great for my frame. Glad I ordered a size up. Will update review later this winter! Full review

Neo Guide Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars These are hands down the best hard shells available for all day use. I have hiked, climbed, and plan to tour in these, and normally I can't wear softshells for how badly I sweat in them. Fit Disclaimer: I'm 5'10" 155 lbs and very lean. I have small shoulders, a 29-inch waist and always fit a size small. I tend to run very hot as soon as I start moving. But get cold quickly. I find that Black Diamond Dawn Patrol series and Marmot fit me best and most brands' Trim fits feel normal to me. What… Full review

Neo Guide Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super breathable jacket that is a perfect fit for nearly ever activity. It's better than most of my softshells, but is waterproof, has more pockets storage then my 8 litre running pack, and is durable. It's a bit on the bulky side as it is designed it be worn over hefty layers, but it seems even a bit too big for that. I Found it to be a bombproof layer for alrounders alpine pursuits. Fit Disclaimer: I'm 5'10" 155 lbs and very lean. I have small shoulders, a 29-inch waist and always fit a size small. Full review

Flashpoint Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars In point, this jacket is all one needs for a fast and light, fully protected hardshell. See detailed review below. Testing: I tested the Flashpoint Jacket in the best backyard a guy can ask for: Glacier National Park. Scrambling peaks, backcountry ski missions where weight was to be kept at a minimum. It was my go-to shell and my only means of protection from wind/water/snow. Only other thing I'd bring was a good insulated piece. Sizing/Fit: I am a slightly 145 pounds and 5'10" guy, which seems… Full review

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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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