Rab® specialise in making rugged, high-performance mountain clothing and equipment. Nothing fancy or over-engineered – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace.


Our story began in 1981 in the attic of a small, terraced house in Sheffield where Rab Carrington made the first sleeping bag to bear his name. Hand-stitched and devised with his own ingenious eye, Rab’s experience from years spent in the mountains was apparent from his earliest designs, and soon there was popular demand for “Rab” gear from his friends and the growing local climbing community.

Word soon spread, and the Sheffield attic became a factory floor, producing sleeping bags and jackets for customers far and wide. Now, decades later, those honest, hard-wearing designs can be found all over the world; wherever adventurous individuals face up to the elements. From Himalayan peaks to cold, crisp evenings around a camp fire.

Today, we are ceaseless in our commitment to Rab’s exacting standards, ingenuity and pioneering spirit. We make rugged, high performance mountain clothing and equipment that provide you with absolute protection, comfort and freedom. Nothing fancy or over-engineered – just robust, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace.

Like our founder, we continue to find our inspiration in the untamed spirit of the mountains where we climb, the friendships we forge along the way and our enduring mission: to awaken the climber in everyone and equip them for the ascent.

This began as Rab’s story, but it also belongs to those who’ve loved and cared for each and every one of our products. Who’ve made them their companions on long trips and expeditions. Our journey continues and our invitation is always open, join us and share the experience. We Are The Mountain People. #WeAreRab