was founded by Rab Carrington, one of Britain's top mountaineers. Rab has long since sold his company but the new owners are very much continuing with the same aim - providing mountaineering clothing that can deal with the very worst of British conditions. And if it can cope with that it can cope with anything! Please note that Rab down equipment is made using sterilised washed and sorted down from mature Eastern European Geese. This results in down in smaller clusters that lofts better, and is much cleaner than much of the Chinese down that is used in many cheaper sleeping bags and duvet jackets. Because Rab down is so clean, it is less likely to irritate allergy sufferers: most allergies are to the dust in the down, not the down itself.