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Interval Long Sleeve Zip Tee

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, versatile baselayer that offers good sun protection and will stand up to days of nonstop use and abuse on the trail. If you like the colors, it is worth considering. I was looking for a shirt to wear for a 12-day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch. Since the conditions are sunny at high altitude, not the greatest for my fair skin and family history of skin cancer, I was looking for something with a good SPF rating, light enough to handle the heat, and an anti-bacterial treatment… Full review

Vapour-Rise Guide Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you need a winter soft-shell and weight isn't an issue, this is the one. Purchased my first one last Autumn (2016) in size XL and in the striking Red colour. Rab states this jacket is a "Regular fit." I ordered my usual XL size, which for me (who's of rugby player build) is a tad long over my arms and a bit snug around my bulky torso. However. The jacket's length does give some additional protection below the waist and means that it won't ride up as easily when i'm reaching up or stretching. Full review

Vertex Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Very comfortable, breathable hiking pants. I have always found it difficult to find hiking pants that fit my short inseam well. Usually even 30" inseams are too long, and tend to drag on the ground. These pants have superb fit all the way around. My wife always complains that most of my hiking trousers look super baggy, but commented that I look GREAT in these. ;~) The stretchy polyamide/elastane fabric is very comfortable and highly breathable. Even on hard-charging uphill hikes, I never felt clammy… Full review

Offwidth Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars A casual pant that can be used everyday without looking weird. OK for climbing though not very athletically constructed. If you want to combine something for climbing and something for work then this is a good choice. It's easy to do climbing moves though it isn't very athletic, doesn't feel like a pair of tights or anything close. With a harness it is a bit uncomfortable because it has all the features a pair of jeans has.  They are quite sturdy, good quality, and overall great value.  Full review

Microlight Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Light, foldable, relatively warm. Great lightweight cool looking down.  Folds pretty small into its own pocket.  Problem is, like all down products, don't get it wet.  I was soaked once in a sudden thunderstorm, wasn't pleasant.  A bit expensive, but well worth it. 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

Congratulations, Sheila, Winner of a Year's Worth of Nikwax
Congratulations to Sheila Goss of Vermont, winner of a year's worth of Nikwax products, plus a Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket insulated with Nikwax Hydrophobic Down ($425 total value). Read more
November 30, 2016

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win Nikwax and Rab
Next week we're giving one member a year's worth of Nikwax waterproofing and cleaning products plus a Rab Microlight Alpine Down Jacket. Have you entered yet? Read more
November 22, 2016

Review Your Gear to Win a Year of Nikwax plus a Rab Down Jacket
One Trailspace member will stay warm and dry with a year's worth of Nikwax waterproofing, cleaning, and conditioning products plus a Rab Microlight Alpine Down Jacket ($425 total value). Read more
November 15, 2016

Win a Year's Worth of Nikwax and a Rab Down Jacket
We're giving one lucky member a year's worth of Nikwax waterproofing, cleaning, and conditioning products, plus a Rab Microlight Alpine Down Jacket ($425 total value). Read more
November 8, 2016

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

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Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 4LS
United Kingdom

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fax: +44 0 114 278 0584

website: www.rab.uk.com
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