Their 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 Rab's story, but it also belongs to those who've loved and cared for each and every one of their products. Who've made them their companions on long trips and expeditions. Rab's journey continues and their invitation is always open, join them and share the experience. #WeAreRab
From the start the design for the Mythic sleeping bags was focused on the best possible performance for the lightest possible weight. However, the designers didn't want to compromise on the functionality and expectations that come with a Rab Sleeping Bag. Therefore, the Mythic bags have features that some lightweight sleeping bag manufacturers like to remove in order to save extra weight. The internal shoulder baffle is one of these features. This adds a lot of comfort and warmth to the bag in real use and it is amazing that they have managed to include that in the design whilst keeping the weight so low.
The Mythic sleeping bags are hand-filled in Derbyshire where each baffle is filled with a specific weight of down. This is an almost scientific process and the design team have allocated the down in specific amounts across the bag in order to optimise performance. More down where it counts.
The outer fabric has been selected for it's superlight properties. It is a Pertex fabric; Pertex are a company at the forefront of fabric technologies. It is a 7 denier fabric which is about as light as you can get in outdoor gear without compromising strength and durability. The use of the Pertex Quantum fabric and the 900 fill-power down aid in the compression of the bag when packing it away, giving the Mythic bags tiny pack sizes.
Created for the alpinist our Infinity G is a specialist down jacket - lightweight, packable and exceptionally warm, it excels at high altitudes and low temperatures.
In the mountains, every decision must be carefully weighed up and striking the balance between what you want and what you can carry is never easy. Combining the durable 7D Pertex Quantum outer fabric with 240g of our highest quality 850 fill power down, the Infinity G is the perfect choice for those looking to maximise warmth at minimal weight.
Highlighting our expertise in down and years of experience in the mountains, the Infinity G's low weight and packability have been achieved by using the latest technology and materials, not from stripping back features. A testament to this is its adjustable helmet-compatible hood, two-way front zip and insulated zip baffle and chin guard
Retreating to the refuge after a long day in the mountains our Hut Slippers & Boots are a welcome break for tired feet.
Sitting down to take your boots off at the end of a tough mountain day the last thing you want is to put on a pair of damp, cold shoes. Filled with plush, warm synthetic Cirrus insulation our Hut Slippers cacoon your feet offering that much-needed relief and comfort.
With a durable Pertex Microlight outer and sturdy soles, these slippers and boots are still extremely lightweight and packable making them that little luxury you'll never leave at home.
We are the kindred spirits. We are the fellowship hewn from granite and grit. We are the restless, the persistent, the plain stubborn. We are the strivers for perfection, the vanquishers of ghosts. We are forgers of dreams, crafters of comfort. We are the smallest detail and the simplest innovation. We are the hand-stuffed sleeping bag, the sharpest needles. We are the stories in every seam, the memories in every piece. We are the weathered jacket, the borrowed kitbag, the huddle of a storm lashed tent. We are the warmth of companionship beneath icy skies. We are the clink of tin mugs in the shivering dawn. We are the smell of fresh rain at sunrise; of embers at sunset. We are the voices that spur you on. We are the stokers of the flame. We are the fibres that entwine us all. We are the bond stronger than any rope. We are the mountain people.
We are Rab.
Whether you're scaling mountains or exploring hills closer to home our Superflux Hoody is a versatile mid-layer designed for active use./ Made from soft and flexible, Thermic fleece the Superflux Hoody balances warmth and breathability to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Well suited to higher intensity activities, the athletic fit makes it easy and unobtrusive to wear under multiple layers whilst the flatlock seams sit comfortably against your skin./ Lightweight and packable the features on the Superflux are simple yet effective with thumb loops, a chin guard and under helmet hood to minimises heat loss in colder conditions.