Rab was established in Sheffield in 1981 by climber and mountaineer Rab Carrington. Rab relied on his own experience and instinct to design and manufacture down clothing and sleeping bags of the highest quality. The equipment he produced had to meet the needs of a new breed of lightweight alpinist mountaineers using techniques pioneered by Rab himself. Rab clothing and equipment is designed for use in the most extreme conditions in the world and the philosophy that light means faster and faster means safer is at the forefront of Rab designs.
At LD Mountain Centre we feel that the range of products offered may have expanded dramatically but the core values of quality and performance live on. The range now includes all layers from the skin out and Rab make best use of their close relationship with fabric and component suppliers to produce lightweight, breathable clothing. Rab clothing remains both durable and comfortable, allowing mountaineers to push their limits in the most hostile of environments. The Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket is immensely popular and fast becoming a modern classic.