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Rab Spring Summer 14

When Rab Carrington started a small company in 1981 Sheffield he was relying on his extensive experience gained on bold, lightweight first ascents to design and manufacture down clothing and sleeping bags of the highest quality. This equipment had to meet the needs of a new breed of lightweight alpinist using techniques pioneered by Rab himself. This equipment had to be designed 'for the most extreme conditions in the world'.

To this day that ethos lives on. The range of product offered may have expanded dramatically but the core values of quality and performance live on. The Rab® range now encompasses all layers from the skin out and makes best use of our close relationship with all our fabric and component suppliers to produce lighter, more breathable, durable and comfortable clothing allowing mountaineers to push their limits in the most hostile of environments.

All Rab down garments are now carefully filled with superior quality Rab® Hydrophobic Down which offers the following benefits:

Dries Faster
Absorbs less water
Retains Loft
Fluorocarbon free
Although Hydrophobic Down is not waterproof it will perform in damp conditions more effectively than untreated down. Washing instructions can be found on the inside of this garment and you can find out more about looking after your Rab® gear in our care section

Rab® Hydrophobic Down is traceable under the European Down and Feather Association Code of Conduct.