Rab; the Mountain People

Rab began creating sleeping bags in a Sheffield attic, and have exploded onto the scene to become an international business. Though their products have evolved to continually explore unchartered territory, the core values are the same as they were in that little attic. As ever, Rab’s inspiration comes from friendships forged and mountains climbed on their journey to become kindred spirits.

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Every product by Rab is crafted with care, thought, and emotion. The Rab brand is made up of the stories behind every adventure and journey we go on, from mountain treks in the iconic Microlight Alpine jackets and walks in the country in their range of base clothing to wet weather adventures in waterproof shell jackets. Aside from clothing, Rab still make their warm and lightweight sleeping bags as well as fantastic holdalls for new exploration.

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Technical features such as Hydrophobic Down for superb insulation, highly waterproof shell jackets, and STAY FRESH odour control treatment mean Rab think of their customers every step of the way to create the best outdoor gear for lasting memories and new friendships.

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Rab are The Mountain People

 

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Rab Microlight Range – The Ultimate Winter Warmers

Here at webtogs.com we are proud to stock an unrivalled collection of Rab’s premium quality outdoor gear. From hats and accessories to walking trousers and gilets; we have Rab products for every adventure.

Rab are a British brand that are passionate about providing the most functional and high quality designs in the outdoor industry. They have a rich history in the manufacture of down products, and you can see their logo being sported by some of the world’s leading explorer’s and pioneers of adventure.

Today we’d like to talk a bit about Rab’s Microlight collection; an essential for the cold winter months. Rab’s range of men’s and women’s Microlight jackets and gilets are created with Pertex Microlight fabric; which ensures down insulation retains loft. Pertex Microlight also offers excellent wind proofing, abrasion resistance, water repellence, and down proof stability whilst retaining a lightweight and soft to the touch finish.
 
 
Rab Microlight Mens Jackety

Rab Microlight Mens Jacket

The Rab Microlight Mens Jacket is a super lightweight, only 340g, and super warm down jacket. It features 750 fill power goose down insulation that keeps your core cozy and warm, with a micro baffle construction that prevents down migration to allow for a more even distribution of insulation. This particular jacket has a slim fit – ideal for when the weather worsens and you need to slip a shell on over the top. Finished off with the Microlight range’s signature Pertex Microlight outer this jacket is weather and abrasion resistant whilst still exceptionally comfortable.

Rab Microlight Mens Gilet

Rab Microlight Mens Gilet

The Rab Microlight Mens Gilet is a classic winter vest; perfect for keeping your core cozy and warm in the harsh winter weather. It features 750 fill power down insulation wish a mini baffle construction that holds it all in place. This comfortable gilet has Lycra armholes that also help to prevent trap the body’s heat to keep you warm. The Microlight Men’s Gilet is finished off with the collection’s trademark Pertex Microlight outer, and a super streamlined fit that makes it a perfect layering piece.

Rab Microlight Alpine Mens Jacket

Rab Microlight Alpine Mens Jacket

The Rab Microlight Alpine Mens Jacket, as the name suggests, is the ultimate alpine adventurer’s down jacket. Featuring a weatherproof Pertex Microlight outer, a narrow baffle construction and a streamlined fit it keeps you warm and doesn’t develop cold spots. Unlike the regular Microlight jackets and gilets, it’s 750+ fill power down insulation is treated with Nikwax which ensures hydrophobic performance and keeps you warm even when the down becomes wet. This adventure ready jacket also packs conveniently small – perfect for stuffing in your pack in case of emergencies, something that you can never be sure of in an unpredictable alpine climate.

Rab Microlight Womens Jacket

Rab Microlight Womens Jacket

The women’s version of the Rab Microlight Jacket boasts all the same premium features including 750 fill power down, a micro baffle construction and a Pertex Microlight outer. However it also features a comfortable women’s specific fit and a lighter weight of just 310g. This ensures that this adventure ready jacket is still warm, prevents cold spots and layers up well but it also offers personalised comfort for days spent in the mountains exploring.

Rab Microlight Womens Gilet

Rab Microlight Womens Gilet

This women’s specific gilet vest is the ultimate lightweight body warmer. It features 750 fill power down for exceptional warmth. a mini baffle construction that holds the down in place and a slim cut that enables it to be layered up. It also boasts a women’s specific shape that extends your level of comfort, and fleece lined hand warmer pockets that are great for storage or quickly warming up your digits when they get chilly.

Rab Microlight Alpine Womens Jacket

Rab Microlight Alpine Womens Jacket

The Rab Microlight Alpine Womens Jacket follows the same theme as the rest of this excellent collection; lightweight, warm, comfortable and durable. However, like the male version of this comfortable jacket, it is also extremely packable and made for use in even more unpredictable alpine weather conditions. It features a European goose down insulation with a fill power of 750+. This insulation is coated with a Nikwax hydrophobic solution, which ensures that this jacket stays warm even when it becomes wet.

 

So there you have the Rab Microlight collection; a collaboration that allows Rab’s knowledge and the exceptional quality of Pertex Microlight fabric to come together to deliver unrivalled performance. Can’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Check out the rest of our unrivalled Rab Outdoor Gear collection for all of your outdoor adventures this winter.

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First Look – Rab New Season

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Here at Webtogs.com we are lucky to have been given a sneak peek of Rab’s new season stock. Without giving too much away, we wanted to give you a little teaser of the exciting things to come. Rab’s new season stock is an extensive range of premium quality outdoor clothing and equipment, but we’ve picked out the key products that we think demonstrate the huge potential and quality of this highly anticipated collection.

Without further ado, our first look at the Rab new season stock.

Vapour-Rise One Jacket

The Rab Vapour-Rise One Jacket is a lightweight and breathable jacket that is perfect for multi-sport use. This high performance jacket boasts a Pertex Equilibrium outer fabric, YKK zippers and a soft micro fleece lining.

Firewall Pants

The Firewall Pants are stretch waterproof pants designed for year round active use. They boast a new and exciting fabric construction, more details are to follow upon release, and durable YKK AquaGuard zippers.

Firewall Jacket

The Firewall Jacket also features the new fabric and is designed for high performance use. It features a stretch design, YKK AquaGuard zippers and an innovative venting system for comfortable active use.

Interval Long Sleeve Tee

The Rab Interval Long Sleeve Tee is a lightweight and fast drying pull on for multi-sport use. It boasts a lightweight 100% polyester fabric construction, Stay Fresh polygiene odour control technology and a YKK zipper.

Alchemy Jacket

The Alchemy Jacket is a moisture wicking and fast drying fleece jacket designed for comfortable active use. It features Polartec Power Grid fabric, Stay Fresh odour control technology and YKK zippers.

Alpine Bivi

The Alpine Bivi is a minimalist, lightweight, breathable and waterproof one person bivi. It features eVent waterproof fabric and a mummy shape to fit a technical sleeping bag.

As you can see, exciting things are to come from Rab’s new season collection. We eagerly await this new season arrival, but in the mean time if you’re interested in seeing what the rest of Rab’s outstanding outdoor clothing and equipment has to offer check out our extensive collection of Rab Clothing and Equipment.

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New Rab SS15 Gear

Just landed at Webtogs.com, we have an outstanding range of new Rab SS15 gear. Our ever-expanding collection now includes the likes of some of their most advanced and lightweight gear to date including the famous MeCo Base Layer and Neutrino Sleeping Bag ranges. Rab are particularly well known for their ability to produce lightweight gear that doesn’t compromise on warmth; fit for any adventure or expedition.

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MeCo Base Layer Range
One of our most anticipated additions is the highly acclaimed MeCo base layer range. This high performance range of base layers is constructed using merino cocona fabric that is amazingly lightweight, warm, comfortable next to the skin, odour resistant and unlike traditional merino wool base layers much faster drying and suited to more active use in higher temperatures. This range includes both mens and womens base layers available in leggings, shorts, zip up tops, short sleeve tops and long sleeve tops. In this range we have the Rab MeCo 140 Base Layer Leggings, the Rab MeCo 140 Womens LS Base Layer Top and the Rab MeCo 120 Womens Base Layer Short just to name a few.

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Neutrino Sleeping Bags
Rab’s range of Neutrino sleeping bags are lightweight down-filled sleeping bags perfect for any adventure or expedition. They are filled with different amounts of hydrophobic European goose down for unrivalled insulation. They also feature a mummy taper shape for maximum height retention that gives an outstanding warmth to weight ratio. This range of comfortable sleeping bags is ideal for use where warmth is essential and pack space is a vital resource. In our collection we now have the Rab Neutrino 200 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag, the Rab Neutrino 400 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag, the Rab Neutrino 600 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag and the Rab Neutrino 800 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag. They all have different amounts of insulation for use in temperatures ranging from 1.5°C to -20°C.

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Rab Ventus Softshell Jacket
The Rab Ventus Softshell Jacket is a lightweight and breathable softshell jacket designed for active outdoor use. It provides UPF protection and wind resistance as well as being super soft and comfortable next to the skin. This versatile hooded jacket is ideal for multi-sport use and can even be layered up or down to adapt to different conditions.

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Rab Spark Jacket
The Rab Spark Jacket is an alpine style, lightweight, waterproof and breathable jacket. It is constructed with a Pertex Shield+ fabric outer for amazing weatherproof protection and features adjustable cuffs and hem drawcord to prevent spin drift entry and heat loss. This versatile jacket is ideal for active use including anything from walking the dog to trekking.

As you can see we’ve added some exciting new products into the mix. For all of your adventure, expedition and everyday wear outdoor clothing check out the rest of our new Rab SS15 gear now.

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Rab Launch New Backpack Range

For some time now Equip outdoor group, custodians of the hugely successful Rab brand, have refrained from taking Rab into the backpack market; seemingly due to their ownership of the primarily pack-making brands Lowe Alpine and Podsacs. Their sale of Podsacs in 2013 however, confirmed that there were changes afoot to Equip’s ‘divide and rule’ approach to outdoor kit…

Utilising the ‘typically Equip’ combination of in-house design experience and renowned Rab build-quality, a brand new pack range bearing the Rab name has been released for the Summer Season of 2014. Spanning a 70-litre expedition backpack, 35 to 55-litre Alpine packs, and a range of fast and light ‘Dynamo’ styles, the new Rab pack range can’t compete with the sheer depth of styles that Lowe Alpine offers – but more than makes up for that in quality and user-appeal.

 

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In their respective size and activity brackets, every new Rab pack hits the nail right on the head. And don’t just take our word for it – the team at Trail Magazine describe Rab’s first foray into backpack manufacture as “accomplished from the off”. They praised the Rab Alpine Backpack range even more highly, awarding it their coveted 5-star verdict.

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Rab Down Sleeping Bags Deal: 40% and up to £228 off RRP

I can announce that the MD, Kieth, has used all his years of experience in the outdoor industry and hard-won contacts at Rab, to wrangle an exclusive deal on a selection of Rab’s finest down sleeping bags, exclusively for Webtogs.

The backstory: Rab have announced that they are re-testing the down in their sleeping bags for next season, and are re-working all of their sleeping bag styles to comply with new European warmth (EAN) ratings. In effect, due to increases in the wholesale cost of down, the outcome of this shake-up will be significantly more expensive bags, that are identical to this year’s bags in terms of performance… with a sprinkling of minor cosmetic changes. Anyhow, Rab had some of their 2013 batch of down left, which the used in some of their best selling, high quality sleeping bags from this winter – which Webtogs have been able to secure an exclusive deal on!

The Deal: This means that we can sell the Rab Expedition 1200 Sleeping Bag, with an RRP of £570, and a comfort limit of -40°C (It only weighs 1920g, to boot), for just £342. That’s £228 off RRP. I defy anyone to find a bag that warm for that cheap anywhere else! (more…)

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Webtogs Road-Trip to the Brit-Brand Trio & Marmot!

Aptly-named snack of the week. Great value too.
Aptly-named snack of the week

I should probably start out by explaining that when I say ‘Brit brand trio’, I’m referring to Rab, Mountain Equipment and Montane. These three brands are the standard-bearers for the UK outdoor industry, and between them they account for over half of the products ranged on Webtogs.co.uk at any given time. It was these brands, along with another of our suppliers; US brand Marmot, that Webtogs MD Keith and I set out to visit last Sunday on a 5-day buying road-trip. I can report that it was epic thanks to the exciting new products on show… and the added bonus of getting to take the bike out on some awesome trails in the Lakes (Altura Trail, Whinlatter & The North Face Trail, Grizedale) and Peak District!

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Take Note World: Rab is Awesome

Last weekend whilst discussing work with my friend Alex, I was surprised to hear that he had never heard of the brand Rab. This was very surprising to me, because of the 50+ brands we sell at Webtogs, Rab ranks second only to The North Face in terms of sales – and even then it’s a close-run thing. It’s also very much the ‘it’ brand in the market at the moment, with a rapidly expanding fan-base and amazing sell-through, not to mention the fact that it’s been around as a flag bearer of the British outdoor kit industry since the 1980s. (more…)

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