Rab® has become an industry leader in the outdoors for the premium down insulated products. Their products have been used on all the major summits in the world (many are listed in the image above). The company got its start thanks to the insane adventures of founder Rab Carrington.
On his way to Patagonia, Rab’s trip got delayed and he found himself stuck in Buenos Aires. While there, he worked with his friend Hector Vieytes sewing sleeping bags for the Argentinian army in 1972. His time there helped lay the groundwork for what would become the future of technical mountain clothing and equipment.
One of the best product lines from Rab® is the Neutrino Endurance series.
The Neutrino Endurance got its first introduction in 2004. At the time, it was one of the best down insulated jackets available. After years of taking the Neutrino Endurance on countless summits (the names are listed in the large image above), the designers at Rab have been able to perfect the jacket, while maintaining the founders original high standards. The hooded version is filled with 800FP european goose down and only weighs 1lb 4 oz.
Taking the success of the Neutrino Endurance jacket, Rab has created an entire line of down insulated jackets and vests so that you can pick the one that matches your lifestyle. Now all Rab down products use Fluorocarbon free Nikwax Hydrophobic down (hydrophobic is a treatment applied to down feathers to make them more water resistant).
Rab continues to proves itself as a company that stays up to date on new technology that makes outdoor apparel and gear better each year. Their entire line of down products have a long lifespan and great performance reviews (find them on the product page). Check out our selection on Rab down insulation to find out what all the fuss is about.