Rab Sustainability and Responsibility

Nov 23, 2023

Our Mountain Manifesto is a set of shared commitments to help us all tread more lightly on the planet. Join us in creating positive change in our industry. Product: Prolong life and performance and minimise the impact of end-of-life. Planet: Drive more sustainable packaging solutions and highlight the environmental impact of air freight. Partner: Improve standards for workers and mi …
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Rab Vapour-Rise Technology Explained

Oct 02, 2023

The Vapour-Rise™ system excels across the mountain, offering you all-in-one temperature regulation, moisture management, and protection from the elements. Its ability to maintain comfort in a range of conditions allows you to put-on and press-on.

Outdoor Research VerticalX SuperStrand Synthetic Insulation

Posted by Mark Richardson on Dec 22, 2022

Outdoor Research's VerticalX SuperStrand Synthetic Insulation is built to deliver exceptional warmth to weight ratio, it compares to 700-800 Fill Power down in terms of its softness, weight and lofting ability. On this page we explain how it works.

Mont-bell Plasma 1000 Technologies

Posted by Mark Richardson on Dec 20, 2022

Mont-bell's Plasma series are highly advanced ultralightweight garments, on this page we explain the three key technologies used to achieve their amazing warmth to weight ratios.

Rab Mythic Collection

Nov 29, 2022

Honouring our reputation as the masters of insulation, the new Mythic range have reached the next level.Achieving exceptional levels of warmth to weight and incorporating our cutting edge TILT technology for the first time, this collection features the lightest and warmest jackets we've ever made. Built for tackling high altitude ascents in sub zero temperatures.

What is Fabric Denier?

Posted by Mark Richardson on Nov 09, 2022

Fabrics used in Outdoor Clothing and Equipment are often described as 20D or 7D, this figure is known as the Denier of the fabric and is useful in determining the differences between some products. On this page we explain what it means and how it can be used.

What is Haglofs L.I.M Series?

Jun 15, 2022

The L.I.M Series is based on the insight that, with less weight to carry, you’ll move easier and experience more on your adventures. Simply put: Less.Is.More (L.I.M). We invented the L.I.M Series to push the limits of functional, technical, and lightweight trekking gear. If you trust what you wear, there’s no need to carry more than necessary. To pull off that equation, the equipment must deliver …
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MVTR and Breathability Explained

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jun 13, 2022

MVTR stands for moisture vapor transmission rate. It measures the rate at which moisture permeates through a fabric measured in grams/meter /day. As it turns out though, this is a very hard measurement to make and therefore figures should be used as a rough guide only.

Polartec Power Stretch Pro explained

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 24, 2022

Power Stretch Pro is one of a range of fabrics from Polartec, we explain what the fabric does and include our opinion of it.

Knowledgebase Page - The Bluesign System

May 23, 2022

What is Bluesign?Many outdoor companies have placed great importance on environmental sustainability and many more brands are starting to realise the significance of it now. Either way it is good to know that more companies are considering their environmental impact in production processes for their goods. This focus on factors other than profit goes hand-in-hand with the increasing consumer aware …
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Polartec Power Grid explained

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 23, 2022

Power Grid is one of a range of insulating fabrics from Polartec, we explain what it does and include our opinion of it.

What is Pertex Shield Air?

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 18, 2022

Pertex Shield Air is one of a range of waterproof fabrics from Pertex, we explain what the fabric is and does here including our opinion.