Rab are a brand emitting from the heart of England creating clothing for the most extreme conditions the world can throw at you. You may have noticed the brand’s logo on many survival shows, and more recently you’ll have seen Rab Gloves on the Harry’s Arctic Heroes, the documentary following wounded soldiers to the North Pole.
Created by Rab Carrington in 1981 Sheffield, his experience as an explorer in extreme conditions leant well to the creation of innovative down jackets and sleeping bags which lead the way for the Rab clothing that you see in stores today, all designed to take on the most extreme conditions. Rab gear is aimed at mountaineering and polar travel, so warmth is a major factor in all of their jackets, sleeping bags and accessories.
Rab has always been one of our more popular brands, their premium down jackets areworth every penny. If you look after the jacket, and check out how to care for a down jacket, it won’t steer you wrong. Last year in the UK we were hit with snow and bitter winds with many forced to leave their cars due to conditions they simply could not drive in. Rab clothing is perfect for the Winter months here in the UK as it really comes into it’s element out in the snow.
In our 2011 Rab range we’ve brought back some of Rab’s more popular lines including the highly rated Latok Alpine Jacket (top of the blog), the Neutrino range of Down jackets and gilets for men and women and last years addition of the powerstretch hoodie which proved to be a big seller among Rab fans.
As well as some of the Rab favourites with brand new colours for 2011, we’ve also picked out a few great new products from the extreme weather brand.
Brand new clothing from the Vapour rise range which includes mountaineering pants and a softshell for men have the same sheer quality that you expect from Rab.
The new Rab range always causes a stir in our stores as customers come in to check out these innovative jackets which can literally feel like walking around in one of Rab’s famous sleeping bags.
Standard fabrics like eVent and Pertex are back in their new range providing excellent protection whatever this Winter throws our way.
Check out the full Rab clothing range here