When Rab Carrington started a small company in 1981 Sheffield, he was relying on his extensive experience gained on bold, lightweight first ascents to design and manufacture down clothing and sleeping bags of the highest quality. This equipment had to meet the needs of a new breed of lightweight alpinist using techniques pioneered by Rab himself. This equipment had to be designed 'for the most extreme conditions in the world. To this day that ethos lives on. The range of product offered may have expanded dramatically but the core values of quality and performance live on.