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Meet Rab

Meet Rab

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.

More than forty years since their founding, Rab continues to find inspiration in the untamed spirit of the mountains where they climb, the friendships they forge on the peak, and our enduring mission: to grow the community of Mountain People and equip them for adventure.
They are committed to putting people at the heart of what we do. From their partners and athletes to their staff and everyone who has used and loved their gear, Rab is a global community that goes beyond mountains and crags, and it’s up to everyone to make sure it’s inclusive, diverse, and growing.


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