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

Sustainable Performance

When temperatures drop, work rate climbs and movement is key, our Cirrus Flex 2.0 comes into its own. With ascent-ready stretch and synthetic insulation, it’s a warm, lightweight and packable layer for any-season.

With its hybrid construction, comprising micro-baffles, synthetic insulation and stretch fleece side panels, it can be used as a soft, breathable midlayer for cold winter days or it can be thrown over a t-shirt for a lightweight warmth boost on chilly summer evenings at the crag. The stretchy Thermic™ fleece side panels are fluffy on the inside with a flat exterior, helping wick away moisture, while improving mobility for agile days in the hills. The Primaloft® Silver Luxe insulation, meanwhile, retains an even, down-like loft for reliable warmth, even in the wet.

Built with recycled fabrics and insulation, the Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody is easy to layer, comfortable to carry and effective in mixed mountain weather.

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.

The Softest Hardshell

Our lightweight Kinetic Alpine 2.0 Jacket is so comfortable, it’s easy to forget you’re wearing a waterproof.

Built to help you pare back your kit on remote multi-day expeditions, it’s the perfect all-round waterproof shell for hikers, climbers and mountaineers. It uses recycled Stretch Knit Proflex™ fabric with a breathable waterproof membrane and a fast-wicking backer to shift moisture fast during high-energy ascents. It also uses Stretch Nylon Woven Proflex™ panels in the hip, arm, shoulders and hood to cope with the abrasion and exposure of tough, technical climbs.

Designed with a closer fit than a traditional shell, its flexible dual-fabric construction is combined with a range of high-spec features. For all-day dryness, comfort and mobility, they include a helmet-compatible hood, water-resistant AquaGuard zips and easy adjustment at the hood, hem and cuffs. Tough but flexible, waterproof but breathable, this is the ultimate ‘hard’ softshell for committed alpine adventure.

Updated: Ridge Raider

If you want to hike and bike without the bulk or the baggage of a tent, the new Ridge Raider Bivi is a brilliantly versatile solution.

This freestanding, single-skin bivi combines a waterproof bathtub base with an air-permeable upper built from Pertex Shield Air. As a lightweight three-layer fabric with an enhanced air permeable membrane, it delivers outstanding overnight dryness, condensation control and comfort. With an overhead hoop and a micro pole at the foot, there’s plenty of structured volume for sleeping with vital gear like your gloves, batteries, water bottle and backpack. The zipped main entry also comes with an integrated mosquito mesh door and an internal height of 60cm for a comfortable, almost tent-like experience. At 890g with a packed size of 32cm x 15cm, it delivers a level of outdoor flexibility way out of proportion to its weight and scale.

Key Specs & Features

  • Weight: 890g / 31.2oz
  • Air-permeable waterproof upper fabric for high levels of comfort
  • Spacious sleep area provided by DAC pressfit pole at head end, and a short vertical pole at the foot
  • Bathtub base with taped waterproof seams
  • Zipped main entry, with internal mosquito mesh door 6 external peg points and 3 guy lines
  • Includes 9 DAC V-stakes 240cm length x 80cm shoulder width x 60cm internal height at head
  • Packed size: 32cm x 15cm
  • Main - Pertex Shield Air 15D polyamide 3L ripstop with PU membrane and polyamide backer/ 90gsm/ HH: 15,000mm/ MVTR: 20,000 g/m2/24 hours/ DWR
  • Lining - 40D ripstop nylon with PU coated back / 108gsm / HH: 10,000mm/ DWR
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