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Introducing Rab - The Mountain People

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Introducing Rab - The Mountain People

By Rob Bathgate on 29th October 2021 Gear Reviews

Introducing Rab - The Mountain People


Running in the mountains requires you to be self-sufficient, and as distances increase, we know every gram counts, so we went on the hunt for the ideal trail running clothing, and we found Rab, and didn't look back.

Rab's gear has been specifically designed for the trail runner. Combining the latest, lightest fabrics with cutting-edge designs, they created ultra-lightweight clothing that doesn’t compromise on protection. Whether you’re taking on rocky ridgelines and airy scrambles or steep technical descents, this gear allows you to go further, do more and take less.

Everything about this gear makes me want to get out there, hit the trails and explore.

Since 1981

Rab's 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 in his designs, and soon there was popular demand both from friends and the growing local climbing community.

Things didn't stop there. Word soon spread, and the Sheffield attic became a factory floor, creating 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 campfire.

Today, Rab is ceaseless in their commitment to exacting standards, ingenuity and pioneering spirit. Making rugged, high performance mountain clothing and equipment that give you absolute protection, comfort and freedom on the hill, crag or peak, using cutting edge materials as well as time-tested ones such as premium quality European down. Nothing fancy or over-engineered – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace. By climbers for climbers.

More than thirty years since our founding, we continue to find inspiration in the untamed spirit of the mountains where we climb, the friendships we forge on the peak and our enduring mission: to awaken the climber in everyone and equip them for the ascent.


Rab has a huge love and respect for the plant and through their business operations work to combat climate change, reduce waste and protect the environment. Read more about their DNA over at https://rab.equipment/uk/rab-dna

We’re applying the lessons learned in the outdoors to the serious challenges facing our world. From climate change and the pressure on precious natural resources to fairness and opportunity for all. We aim higher, and we find a better way. 

Rab and Wild Things

For more than 40 years Rab has designed honest, hard-wearing kit that you’d rather repair than replace, and it's for that reason we've chosen to add Rab to the Wild Things shop.

Check out our current range, and we'll be adding much more soon:

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