Committed to simple and effective design, Rab mountaineering equipment is quality gear built for climbers, by climbers. Founder Rab Carrington's passion for mountaineering is legendary; for much of his early life he spent nearly all his time and resources chasing that next peak and striving for adventure. In 1973 while en route to an expedition in Patagonia, Rab was left stranded in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he learned sewing in order to make money. When he finally made his way home, he used his new skills to create his first ever sleeping bag in his attic. Soon members of the close-knit climbing community began coming to him for his excellently crafted equipment.
Rab equipment has never been about fancy designs or over-engineered components: each of their jackets, gloves, sleeping bags, and pants are built to be simple and hardworking. Their high quality, no-nonsense pieces are known by the climbing community as gear you'd rather repair than replace. Each of their technical sleeping bags and apparel utilizing cutting edge materials and are rigorously used and tested by passionate mountaineers in real environments. The result is that Rab designs truly stand the test of time, with some of their original technical mountaineering jackets, like the Rab Men's Andes Jacket and the Rab Men's Kinder Smock, remaining popular today. Rab truly is quality that lasts.
Rab is an easy choice for most dedicated climbers. If you're looking for quality climbing bags, jackets, pants, gloves, and more that will last you a long time, be sure to check out Rab.