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Rab gear reviews and product news
  • Review: Rab Kangri GTX Jacket

    See what our good friend Paul makes of one of RAB's newest jackets and their recent move into GORE-TEX waterproofing. Throughout life we discover great combinations: jam and toast, coffee and sunday mornings, Rab and Gore-Tex, wait, what? That’s a new one! Winter 2019 sees two outdoor juggernauts begin to...
  • Staff Review! The Rab Infinity Jacket.

    Our very own Ian takes on a Swedish winter in the Rab Infinity Jacket, new this Autumn. Extreme weather calls for extreme kit. Back in March, I had the chance to preview the new Rab Infinity Jacket on a 5 day hiking and camping trip in the pristine Swedish...
  • Rab Alpine Pro 400 Review

    Keith, one of our gear testers has been putting the Rab Alpine Pro 400 Sleeping Bag through it's paces. My old Taunton Leisure sleeping bag finally had to be ‘recycled’ – purchased in 1988, it had served its purpose dutifully, but the old hollowfill fibre had lost its insulating mojo...
  • The Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket Review

    Rab are a British brand and were founded by Scottish climber Rab Carrington. Today they are based in Sheffield and make clothing and equipment ‘by climbers, for climbers’. They continue to pioneer new material technology, such as Proflex™ and have partnered with Pertex® to develop the Vapour-rise™ breathable system and...
  • Rab Kinetic Plus Review

    In 1981 Rab Carrington, a key figure in climbing and mountaineering, started making down sleeping bags and clothing in his home in Sheffield, using knowledge from his years of global expeditions. Rab’s goal was simple: to make honest, rugged climbing kit that could perform at the highest level. Each piece...
  • Rab Mantra Jacket Review

    It’s been a while since I’ve had a decent waterproof shell jacket so I jumped at the chance to review this Mantra, breathable and waterproof jacket from Rab. I tested it in two locations, wearing different layers under the coat to see how warm and windproof it would be.The first...
  • Rab Altus Jacket Review

    I have had the jacket for a month spanning across December and January so have used it as my ‘go to’ jacket so I could test it in a few different conditions. The first outing was during a night running event I organise, which turned out to be a very...
  • Beth's trip to the Isles of Arran and Islay with the Rab Summit

      Beth, from our Bristol store is an experienced cycle tourer and loves the outdoors! She tested the Rab Summit jacket on her recent trip to the Scottish Isles. Take it away Beth! Isles of Arran and Islay I've been using the Microlight Summit jacket for a couple of months...
  • Rab Men's Microlight Summit Jacket Review

      Stuart from our Exeter store is experienced in wild camping and backpacking. He has recently tested the new Rab Summit and has shared his review with us below. I was recently given the chance to try out the latest Microlight jacket from Rab. The summer in the UK has...
  • Rab Alpine and Nebula Jacket Review

    James from Taunton tested the Rab Alpine Jacket and the Rab Nebula Jacket while on a walking and camping trip to Sweden. He is one of our Outdoors Achievers and has completed numerous Ten Tors events, Three Peak challenges and has been presented the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. In...

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