When Rab Carrington started a small company in 1981 Sheffield he was relying on his extensive experience gained on bold, lightweight first ascents to design and manufacture down clothing and sleeping bags of the highest quality. This equipment had to meet the needs of a new breed of lightweight alpinist using techniques pioneered by Rab himself. This equipment had to be designed 'for the most extreme conditions in the world'.
Today, Rab are one of the UK's leading outdoor brands, with an extensive portfolio of world class outdoor gear to their name. Rab still excel at producing down products, such as their clothing and sleeping bags, but have extended their range and expertise to hard and soft shell clothing, baselayers and fleece, as well as packs, shelters and bivvy bags - everything the alpinist, mountaineer or fell walker needs basically.