Alpine Bikes, Scotland’s Bike Specialists is now the biggest independent cycle retailer in Scotland. Our staff are expertly trained in every aspect of cycling, whether you need suspension set up, a puncture fitting, bike fitting or a new bike for the kids. We offer a wide range of kit from brands including Trek, Cube, Endura, Fox, POC, Dakine, Whyte & Santa Cruz. We live and breathe cycling, so whatever your aspirations, whatever your experience, we’ll help you take your cycling up a gear.
At Blues Ski, Scotland’s Ski Specialist, we’ve been providing the finest ski equipment for over 30 years, and we’ve been skiing on every continent. Whether you’re just starting out or pushing boundaries, heading for the Alps or staying close to home, we’ve got the knowledge, experience and passion to help you have the best time on the slopes. With collections from top brands including Fischer, Head, Rossignol, Black Crows, Norrona, Arc'teryx, Scott, Spyder & Kjus, whatever you ski, we’ve got you covered.
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Scotland's Bike Shop | Since 1989
Scotland's Ski Shop | Since 1977
The Rab Microlight Jacket seamlessly entered the lives of climbers, hikers and mountaineers over a decade ago. Instantly embraced for its fit, versatility and warmth, it was a game changer for the outdoor industry and quickly became an icon.
To the untrained eye, changes are subtle. However, on closer inspection, you can see a decade of evolution. Refinements here, tweaks there - our perfectionism shows. This year we have deconstructed, analysed and carefully rebuilt the Microlight, scrutinising every tiny detail.
The Microlight Alpine is made from high-quality Pertex® Quantum, a tightly woven, durable and water-repellent fabric. As well as offering protection from the elements, this lightweight, durable fabric allows the down to fully loft, increasing warmth.
Inside, each baffle is filled with the highest quality 750FP ethically-sourced hydrophobic down guaranteeing exceptional protection and warmth without compromising on weight.
Rab continue to redefine the future of insulation technology and all Rab down products exclusively use Fluorocarbon free Nikwax® Hydrophobic down and are RDS certified to guarantee total traceability and animal welfare compliance. For autumn/winter 2016 Rab have introduced new products that continue to push the boundaries, and with a fantastic range of colours that are sure to brighten up any dark, winters day.
A good baselayer is key for keeping you warm and dry and therefore an essential part of your layering system. Rab baselayers are made from a super fine merino wool which is designed to provide you with the best in comfort, breathability and odour control. The chest zip will help keep you cool as you climb steeper and features such as flatlock seams and a close fitting collar ensure you stay comfortable all day long.
A mid-layer will provide you with warm yet breathable insulation, directing any body heat that is lost from your baselayer back into your body. Rab uses Polartec® Power Stretc® fabric which makes for an ideal midlayer as it retains warmth without restricting your movement and will also wick away any moisture from your skin. For colder conditions a thicker fleece or softshell jacket may be a better option for a mid-layer, providing you with a bit more protection. .
A good outer layer is designed to work on its own in milder conditions or as part of a layering system for when the temperatures drop. It should provide you with excellent breathability in order for sweat to escape the body and give you good weather protection for when the rain comes down or the wind picks up. Rab has a good selection of waterproofs and softshell jackets that will make a good outer layer depending on the conditions. .
Providing you with high levels of insulation but still lightweight and bulk free. The Pertex outerlayer fabric will prevent heat loss while remaining breathable and windproof. The Nimbus is the perfect jacket for climbing and winter walking and is designed to work with any other climbing, walking equipment you might have to ensure you stay comfortable and warm all day long.
The Rab® brand primarily attracts climbers and mountaineers but the Matrix SWS fabric is used in pants that are ideal for trekking and walking. The new cotton range of pants are perfect for bouldering and climbing in warm conditions and are a favourite of Rab® staff members, both in the office and while they'e on the local gritstone crags.
Worn as either a lightweight outer, or warm mid layer, the Cirrus Flex is incredibly versatile. Filled with synthetic Cirrus™ Featherless insulation, the Cirrus Flex works to balance and regulate temperature. The Cirrus Flex offers durability, breathability and freedom of movement for any winter adventure.
Rab Men's Vapour Rise Guide Pants
Rab Men's Spire Pants
Rab Men's Sawtooth Pants
Rab Women's Fulcrum Pant
Rab offer a good selection of legwear for all conditions and activities, whether you are doing long hikes or some serious mountaineering. New for autumn/winter Spire pants which offer the latest technical softshell offering and are designed for alpinism and ski touring.
Whether you're scaling mountains or exploring hills closer to home our Superflux Hoody is a versatile mid-layer designed for active use. Made from soft and flexible, Thermic fleece the Superflux Hoody balances warmth and breathability to keep you comfortable throughout the year. Well suited to higher intensity activities, the athletic fit makes it easy and unobtrusive to wear under multiple layers whilst the flatlock seams sit comfortably against your skin.
The Rab® accessories cover a wide range of products for various outdoor activities. The range of headwear offers warmth and protection for a variety of conditions and will help you maintain comfort when out in the hills. The selection of gloves offers everything you need in order to keep agile and warm in the cold, wintery weather. Snow, ice and wind can make the most simple of tasks extremely difficult, the Rab range ensures you can still move unhindered in even the most extreme conditions.
We're proud to stock one of Britain - biggest outerwear brands. Rab's innovative technologies - from Pertex and VISLON fabric clothing, to hydrophobic Rab down jackets will keep you cosy in the most extreme conditions in the world.
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