British outdoor brand Rab (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) has announced it is expanding its support for mountain running activities across the globe in 2022.
The announcement underlines the complete update and refinement of Rab’s Skyline trail and mountain running range for Spring/Summer 2022. The collection draws upon Rab’s expertise gained in 40 years of crafting high-end outdoor clothing and equipment for mountain people, demonstrating the brand’s ambitions as a key player in all mountain-related activities.
In its UK home market, Rab is partnering with Lake District Sky Trail series of races, consisting of Scafell Sky Race, Pinnacle Ridge Extreme and Lakes Sky Ultra. With fully marked courses and maximum ascent packed into every race distance, these races are designed to test mountain runners of all abilities to the limits of their skill, endurance and nerves. Furthermore, Rab is supporting the Rab Skiddaw Vertical Race, a mountain running event that will premiere at the famous Keswick Mountain Festival.
In the US, Rab continues to support the Cirque Series, consisting of seven challenging mountain runs, with a strong relevance in the international mountain running community. After a successful first year in 2021, Rab is excited to develop this partnership and realise ideas for future activities.
Additionally, Rab is supporting the famous Tromsø Mountain Challenge in Norway for the first time, offering some great contrasts: Mountains and fjords, steep hills and scree slopes, lush green mountains and a great view.
Some of Rab’s strongest mountain running athletes will be taking part, such as Georgia Tindley (UK), Brian Sharp (UK) and Chris Fisher (US, Guinness World Record Holder for max vert in a month in 2021).
Rab’s new SS22 Skyline range builds on the brand’s expertise in crafting technical mountain clothing and equipment and is designed using ultralight materials without compromising on weather protection, with details honed specifically for running.
Some of the key pieces include the Phantom Pull-On and Pants which have been completely updated for SS22 and are now also available in a Women’s version. These pieces provide a second skin defence against the elements. Built with Pertex® Shield 2.5-Layer and adding up to just 149g combined, the Phantom Pull-On and Pants hail a new era of packable waterproof protection.
New for SS22, the Kinetic Ultra Jacket made with Proflex™ 3L fabric for breathable and lightweight protection is an essential put-on, keep-on layer for dedicated mountain runners. The Kinetic Ultra Jacket is made with 100% recycled polyester.
For an overview on mountain running events and races sponsored by Rab, please see: https://rab.equipment/uk/races