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
The Infinity Alpine is engineered for fast and light winter ascents, filled with 800FP RDS down and built with a GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER weather-resistant outer.
This highly protective down jacket has evolved from the definitive high mountain Infinity Jacket. Lighter in weight, with a closer, regular fit, it excels on alpine style, high energy ascents in winter weather. The Infinity Alpine uses two weights of GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER. The outer is reinforced on the shoulders, upper body, and outer arms for better protection in rugged terrain. Highly breathable, windproof and water resistant with a soft feel, this jacket is perfect for winter climbing and mountaineering. Built using advanced Interstitch construction, the Infinity Alpine has overhanging baffles with clever internal stitching, ensuring water is channelled away from the body, minimising water ingress. Filled with 800FP RDS down with a Nikwax hydrophobic treatment, the Infinity Alpine maximises the warmth to weight ratio and copes with damp conditions. Extremely lightweight for this level of warmth and protection it can compress down easily and be packed away in its stuff sack. It has a fully adjustable, helmet compatible, down-filled hood with a stiffened peak for increased protection and a two-way YKK VISLON front zip for ease of use with a harness. Designed to excel on vertical missions the Infinity Alpine has articulated sleeves for complete mobility, adjustable cuffs for use with gloves and multiple pockets.
Interstitch: Baffle Technology
These baffles are built differently. To increase weather protection, we’ve engineered clever internal seams with every baffle overhanging the one below it. Water is encouraged to simply shed off the jacket rather than creeping through the seams, thanks to the wonders of gravity. In especially wild weather, any moisture is channelled away from the seams because the fabric between baffles is held in a vertical fold. This greatly reduces the chances of water ingress, keeping you warm and dry.
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.
Our most protective version of the iconic Microlight uses lightweight and breathable GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER and is filled with 700FP P.U.R.E recycled down, an ally for all adventure.
The Infinity Microlight stays true to its original purpose, an insulated jacket for year-round mountain use, but with the added wind and weather resistance of GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER. This outer fabric is super lightweight with impressive weather protection, coping with light snow, spin drift and moisture. It is exceptionally breathable and soft to the touch, offering a quiet and comfortable hooded down jacket for all mountain activities.
Built with zoned micro and nano baffles, the 700FP P.U.R.E recycled down has been body mapped to optimise warmth and breathability where you need it. Suitable for hiking, scrambling, and climbing adventures, it has a slim, active fit and a warm, helmet compatible, down filled hood with a stiffened peak for complete protection. It has elasticated cuffs for a seamless fit with gloves, a full length, durable front zip, a concealed chest pocket and two hand pockets, with YKK zips throughout. Highly compressible, the Infinity Microlight can be packed down easily into its small stuff sack and stashed in your pack to be pulled out when the temperature drops.
GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER is completely windproof and highly breathable, perfect for high output mountain activities when waterproof protection isn't a priority. Flexible and functional, this high-performance fabric manages moisture, offers weather protection, and ensures complete comfort when you are on the move.
A technical, fleece midlayer with exceptional warmth-to-weight for cold mountain days. Blending Polartec Highloft merino wool with synthetic fibres, this piece delivers enhanced thermoregulation action for all-day comfort.
Main Fabric - S-200HL Polartec Wool High Loft (52% merino wool (18-19 microns) /48% Synthetic) (203 gsm)
Secondary Fabric - S-230 Merino Polyester Blend (69% polyester, 31% merino wool (18.9 microns) (230 gsm)
A versatile, technical fleece midlayer, perfectly suited to mountain use. Blending merino and synthetic fibres, this hoody combines enhanced thermoregulation action with durability and stretch for comfortable all day wear.
Main Fabric - S-230 Merino Polyester Blend (69% polyester, 31% merino wool [18.9 microns]) (230 gsm)
Secondary Fabric - S-160 Merino Polyester Blend (44% merino wool [17.5 microns], 56% polyester) (160 gsm)
A lightweight, technical, zip neck midlayer for all-day wear on the mountain. Blending Merino and synthetic fibres, this fleece combines enhanced thermoregulation action with durability and stretch for all-day comfort.
Main Fabric - S-160 Merino Polyester Blend (44% merino wool [17.5 microns], 56% polyester) (160 gsm)
This warm and breathable hooded jacket features dual weight, body mapped, synthetic insulation, offering high performance in alpine conditions.
Offering reliable, instant warmth and working hard to regulate temperature when output increases, the Xenair Alpine is an adaptable synthetic insulated hoody, perfect for alpine adventures on foot or skis. Built with a lightweight Pertex Quantum Air outer the jacket is highly breathable and weather resistant. It is insulated with two densities of recycled PrimaLoft Gold Active+ insulation, strategically body mapped to provide warmth where you need it and breathability in high heat areas. This effectively regulates temperature when the incline steepens or the temperature drops, maintaining warmth when static and increasing airflow on the move.
In addition to packability and warmth, the Xenair Alpine boasts a full alpine feature set. It has an insulated, helmet-compatible hood with a semi-elasticated face opening and rear adjustment. Sleeves are articulated for mobility with elasticated gussets at the cuff for a seamless fit with gloves. The Xenair Alpine jacket has a two-way YKK VISLON front zip which allows for easy belaying, with an insulated zip baffle and a comfortable chin guard.
Negating the need to change layers and providing warmth when you need it most, the Xenair Alpine is an intelligent, hardworking layer ideal for fast and light alpinism, mountaineering and climbing in winter conditions.
Pertex Quantum Air is engineered with increased air permeability to provide a balance between wind resistance and breathability. The more openly woven structure of Quantum Air fabrics allows airflow through the fabric, which helps to regulate your body heat and keep you comfortable for longer. This balance of air permeability and wind resistance means Pertex Quantum Air fabrics are perfectly suited to intense mountain pursuits.