Rab was founded by Scottish mountaineer Rab Carrington in 1980 Sheffield, England. Drawing from his experience expeditioning in the Alps, the Himalayas, the Andes, and elsewhere, Carrington began making down sleeping bags and clothing for the climbing community. Production started in his attic, and as demand grew, moved to a factory in Sheffield. Since then, the company has expanded its offerings to include a full range of climbing and mountaineering apparel—most notably its rain jackets and down parkas—plus sleeping bags, shelters, gaiters, and gloves. Featuring innovative insulation technologies and some of the lightest materials out there, Rab’s products are hardwearing, no-nonsense, and built for adventure.