The Mountain People

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

Rab Kaon Zoned Insulation Jacket

Designed for alpinists looking to do more but take less, the Kaon Jacket combines intelligent zoning and breathable inserts to offer warmth and protection without the weight penalty.

Conceived as the next step in insulated layers, the Kaon Jacket employs a combination of high-loft hydrophobic down, quick-drying synthetic fill and insulation-free underarm sections for the ideal balance of warmth, protection and movement. Its intelligent zoning of materials uses 800 fill power European goose down in the body, quick-drying Stratus™ insulation in the cuffs, shoulders and hips and Pertex Quantum Air panels under the arms, ensuring that warmth and flexibility are matched by outstanding breathability when your climb gets intense. Built using Atmos™ lightweight ripstop nylon, the Kaon Jacket uses a half-hem drawcord and elasticated cuffs for a close fit, alongside a YKK front zip and features a chest pocket for storing essentials.

With stitch-through construction and a handy stuff sack for easy packability, you can enjoy the core warmth, active dryness and multi-application versatility of the slim-fit Kaon Jacket, wherever your path leads.

Read more on the benefits of zoned insulation in outdoor gear here

Rab Meridian GTX Jacket

If you need advanced weather protection for exploring the hills, alongside reliable everyday waterproofing when you leave them behind, the Meridian Jacket is a highly versatile solution.

Designed with a regular fit to allow space for flexible layering, the Meridian Jacket is all about authentic breadth of ability. With its one-handed hood adjustment, its roll-down tab system, its quick-vent armpit zips and its spacious, easy-access A-line chest pockets, it’s a very simple and intuitive jacket to use, even when the weather closes in. Articulated sleeves ensure you can be as active as you like without lifting the hem line or compromising comfort; and the outstanding breathability of the jacket, allied to the adjustability of the hood, hem and cuffs, means you can enjoy a close, body-tailored fit for your outdoor adventures.

With its 40D GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus nylon face, the feature-rich Meridian Jacket is a premium layer for a wide range of active hill sports.

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.

Forge ahead

The lightweight merino wool/polyester blend fabric offers breathability, rapid drying and odour control. With a slim fit and featuring flatlock low bulk seams for next-to-skin comfort, the Forge series is the perfect baselayer for multi-day use in varied conditions.

Forge baselayers

The Forge series uses a blend of Polyester (53%) and Merino (47%) to bring you the best of both materials. With impressive breathability and wicking combined with the amazing thermal properties and odour resistance from merino wool these baselayers balance that with the quick drying, durable nature of synthetic materials to give you an outstanding piece of kit.

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