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.
The Cirrus Flex Jacket is lightly filled with Cirrus™ 3M Featherless insulation, which balances and regulates temperature so you don't overheat while you’re moving or get cold when you stop. Designed for movement, the Thermic™ stretch fleece panelling offers excellent flexibility and improved breathability. The Cirrus Flex is made with durable Hyperlite™ rip-stop outer and lining fabric, which sheds water and is fast drying. The left pocket doubles as integrated stuff sack so it packs away neatly when you’re on the move.
Whether you plan to walk, climb, or scramble to the summit of the Ben, or beyond, the hard working Cirrus Flex Jacket is suitable for long mountain days and year round active use as part of a layering system.
Using ultralight but durable 3L Pertex Shield waterproof fabric, the Flashpoint 2 Jacket has all the features you would expect from a waterproof, with the benefit of a tiny pack size. At just 185g including its stuffsack, this jacket can be clipped to a harness or bag so easily you won't notice it until you need it.
The Flashpoint 2 jacket is designed to keep you dry, including a fully adjustable helmet compatible hood, adjustable velcro cuffs, and YKK Vislon AquaGuard front zip with internal storm flap. Ideal for mountain days when you want to keep moving come rain or shine.
Made using super light but durable 3L Pertex Shield® waterproof fabric, the Flashpoint Pull-On has all the features you would expect from a waterproof, with the benefit of a tiny pack size. At just 130g including its stuffsack, it can be clipped to a harness or bag ensuring you won't notice it until you need it.
The features on the Flashpoint Pull-On are designed to keep you dry. This includes a semi-elasticated hood with stiffened peak and rear volume adjustment, part-elasticated cuffs and hem, YKK® VISLON® AquaGuard® front zip with internal storm flap, and YKK® AquaGuard® zipped chest pocket.
This high performance pull-on is ideal for mountain days when you want to keep moving come rain or shine.
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.
Ideal for a wide range of mountain activities, the Vital Windshell Jacket is lightweight and packable, offering instant protection from the wind when the weather turns.
Made with a durable Hyperlite™ windproof outer, the Vital Windshell is a simple but essential piece of mountain clothing providing extra protection as you approach a summit, or any exposed position. It doesn't compromise on features, including soft touch close-fitting collar, and YKK® front zip with internal storm flap. Part elasticated cuffs, and half hem drawcord mean the fit can be adjusted for additional protection, and the chest pocket converts into a stuffsack so it takes up minimal space in your pack.