Rab specialise in high-performance and sustainable clothing and equipment made "by climbers for climbers," combining innovative technologies with tried and tested materials to produce honest and hard-wearing mountain pieces.
Rab specialise in rugged, high-performance and sustainable mountain clothing and equipment made "by climbers for climbers." Rab endeavour to make products that provide protection, comfort and freedom, combining new and innovative technologies with tried and tested materials to produce honest and hard-wearing pieces for "mountain people."
Rab was founded by Scottish climber Rab Carrington in Sheffield in 1981. Whilst stranded in Argentina in 1973 and in need of money, Carrington leant the craft of constructing technical sleeping bags. Eight years later and now living in Sheffield, Carrington began hand stitching and selling his own line of sleeping bags from his attic. As demand grew from friends and the local climbing community, he purchased a local factory to expand production and Rab the company was born.
Before long, production expanded from sleeping bags to insulated and technical clothing, including jackets, gloves, and base layers. To this day, Rab continues to supply equipment to climbers and adventurists all over the world whilst running on the same core values they always have, drawing inspiration from stories and experiences of those who make and test their products, as well as those who wear them.