In 1973 en route to an expedition in Patagonia, Rab Carrington found himself stranded in Buenos Aires. A dock strike in the UK had delayed the arrival of his equipment, and he found himself in need of money. Rab turned to his friend, Hector Vieytes who employed him and began teaching him the skills that would come to redefine the future of technical sleeping bags.
In 1980 Rab moved to Sheffield with his family and started making use of his new skills crafting down sleeping bags and clothing from his own home. His goal was simple: to make honest, rugged climbing kit that could perform at the highest level. Every Rab piece was made by hand and rigorously tested by the man himself or friends and fellow climbers encountering the most extreme conditions.
To this day, Rab continue their commitment to Rab’s exacting standards, ingenuity and pioneering spirit in their production of rugged, high performance mountain clothing and equipment. The use of cutting edge materials as well as time-tested ones, such as premium quality European down, give you absolute protection, comfort and freedom on the hill, crag or peak. Nothing fancy or over-engineered – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace.