The Rab Neutrino 400 Sleeping Bag is ideal for lightweight use, backpacking, cycle touring, light and fast mountaineering.
The Rab Neutrino 400 sleeping bag uses Pertex Quantum fabric which is very lightweight, strong and durable. It is used with the Rab sleeping bags as it is downproof, as soft as silk, and reduces the packing size by upto 50%. As Pertex Quantum is so light it enables the down in your sleeping bag to loft more easily which means you get warmer faster...
The Rab Vapour-Rise Jacket for men is a lightweight insulated jacket which works supremely well in the battle for weather protection and breathability. The Vapour-Rise range was designed by Rab with Pertex to provide a 2 layer system which gives windproof and breathable qualities.
This Vapour Rise jacket offers a performance jacket which can be used in so many different activities from hill walking to mountain biking. The jacket excels for year round mountain walking, with fully protective features and a balance of windproofing, warmth and breathability.
The Andes 1000 Down Sleeping bag is part of the new range of down sleeping bags from Rab. Perfect for high altitude or winter mountaineering and expeditions in cold weather conditions. Pertex Endurance outer helps keep your sleeping bag dry and a microlight inner keeps you comfortable and the weight down...
Great performance from an outstanding jacket, and at half the price too! Does everything that you would want from a jacket. Keeps you warm with its down filling, dry with its event shell and is lightweight meaning it won't weigh your backpack down if you have to take it off... Read More »
This is an indispensable jacket during Autumn, Winter and Spring. I use it for everyday activities, jogging, cycling and working outside in inclement weather. Great wind proofing and good water proof attributes, keeps me dry in light/moderate rain and I use a gore-tex outer layer when the rain is really bad... Read More »
Ordered this item specifically for a tough coastal marathon. Kept me dry and warm in cold, wet & windy conditions. Practical, comfortable and lightweight. First purchase from Webtogs, very impressed. Read More »
PeterB - 25th March, 2013
Rab Clothing, Equipment and Sleeping Bags
Rab are a British brand that is focused on using functional designs and high quality fabrics to produce premium gear for mountaineering and polar travel. As a result, the Rab name has become a common sight in the most extreme places on Earth over more than three decades, with a real history in manufacturing down products.
Rab Carrington originally started making sleeping bags in Patagonia over 30 years ago, the reason being that Customs had held all his gear! As a result, Rab have unparalleled expertise when it comes to sleeping bags and down vests / jackets. Rather a good climber, Rab was born from this original passion for the mountains and it shines through in all their products. Traditionally based in Sheffield, (although the manufacturing process starts in China) Rab still stuff their down products here in Blighty. Talk to any mountaineer, and they still have images of little old granny’s stuffing sleeping bags with just a little extra down - something Rab do not deny!
For the discerning mountaineer, Rab products are unusual, well regarded and guaranteed to perform whether you are Hiking, Climbing or Cycling. From the use of eVent fabrics in their jackets to the high quality down they uniquely source themselves, Rab products stand as a testament to British mountaineering.
Rab are one of the most exciting pioneers of innovating new technologies for the outdoor market and each year brings new and exciting achievements. Rab consistently roll out updates to existing products bringing them up to speed and at the same time putting loads of effort into the coming seasons. Below are a few of the technologies that Rab use to give their products the technological edge over other less innovative brands.
Rab and eVent have a long history together and rightly so, both world leaders in their respective categories. The combination of eVent fabrics and Rab products never fail and all of the gear born from the marriage of Rab and eVent is simply fantastic. eVent works by using direct venting technology, this is a membrane that allows sweat to be directly vented away from the skin to the surface of a jacket or pant with no mid layer to be passed through so making the process fast and efficient. Other bonuses of eVent fabrics include total wind protection and total weather protection.
There are two different types of insulation that we deal with and it's a battle between nature and man - down vs synthetic. Rab use down and synthetic insulation and sometimes a combination of the two. Rab choose to use Primaloft as their synthetic insulation and that's because Primaloft insulation is thermally efficient, has superior water resistance, quick to dry, breathable and is wind resistant.
Pertex is a brand it's self and they develop new, lighter, stronger fabrics for Rab to use on their gear. Rab mostly use Pertex on their down jackets and down sleeping bags because of a range of characteristics which all come into play with the different products. Pertex not only come with one fabric but they come with 6, each Pertex fabric has it's benefit and Rab match the fabric to the best suited product. Below are a list of the different variants of Pertex and their features.
Pertex Quantum GL
This was developed especially for Rab and is 20% lighter than the standard Pertex Quantum. It's main properties mean that apparel and equipment can be built much lighter and still have the same levels of insulation, balance of weight and strength. Quantum GL is also ultra soft which allows down and synthetic insulation to loft to it's maximum capacity.
Quantum is feather weight, downproof, windproof and breathable. It has the best strength to weight ratio of all the Pertex fabrics and it's soft as silk wit the smallest packing volume. Rab use this fabric for their midweight down jackets and vests.
This fabric is lightweight, downproof, windproof and breathable. Microlight is most commonly used by Rab in their down sleeping bags and the inner lining of down jackets because it's packable, super soft and highly durable for it's weight.
This is a denier gradient, wind resistant and highly breathable fabric with rapid moisture dispersal. It's denier gradient structure moves moisture from the skin preventing dampness, Equilibrium is also weatherproof, tough and durable which is why Rab use it in construction off their wind tops and vapour rise jackets.
This is a coated water resistant, downproof, windproof and breathable fabric with a hydrostatic head of 1000mm. Rab use Pertex Endurance in many of their more technical and expedition level gear because it's 100% windproof, highly water resistant and is very breathable. These are all very important factors for high altitude clothing and sleeping bags which is why Rab trusts Pertex Endurance to get the job done.
Pertex Classic is a light and soft fabric which moves moisture away from the body while offering excellent weather protection, high tear strength and great abrasion resistance. Rab use this for belaying jackets, wind suits and down sleeping bags.