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Rab, the leading British manufacturer of technical mountaineering garments, gear and accessories is proud to announce that Jeannie Wall will be directing the company’s brand-new Backcountry collection.
Jeannie was most recently with Patagonia, Inc., from 1991 to 2007. Most relevant to her new position with Rab, she served as hardgoods buyer for Patagonia retail stores, launched and directed the Endurance Line and co-directed the Alpine Line, among other product development, branding and athlete contributions. Wall is a highly accomplished ski mountaineer, cross country ski racer and avid backcountry ski enthusiast, and serves as board president of the Friends of the Gallatin Valley Avalanche Center in Bozeman, Mont.
â€œWe’re beyond excited to have an athlete and designer of Jeannie’s caliber join our growing team,â€ said Matt Gowar, CEO of Rab. â€œJeannie’s work and outdoor resume combine to bring the perfect skill set to the design of Rab’s specialized Backcountry line. We look forward to the many contributions she’s sure to bring to our company.â€
Rab enters the backcountry ski and ride market in Fall, 2009. At Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, 2009, Rab (booth number: 23035) will debut the Latok Tour Jacket and Pants, constructed from a combination of lightweight and midweight eVentÂ® 3-layer fabric in the jacket (designed with fixed snowskirt) and eVentÂ® fabric combined with Schoeller in the pant.
Come by and meet Jeannie and the Rab team at two happy hour events at 4 pm on Day 1 and Day 2 of the show. Rab will raffle off a men’s and women’s Microlight Pertex down sweater on both days, and offer the popular eVentÂ® fabrics Latok shell pro deal once again.
Rab Carrington, one of Britain’s foremost mountaineers, established the Rab brand in 1981 to design and manufacture the worlds finest down clothing and sleeping bags. Right from these early days Rab created a reputation for producing garments that are truly for â€˜the most extreme conditions in the world’ and for searching out the finest technical fabrics to use in their designs. Rab clothing stands among the most technical and innovative on the market, designed to meet the exacting demands of the Scottish mountains that remain the inspiration and testing ground for many of the products. The Rab brand continues to be run by climbers for climbers and all products are tested in extreme environments by our team of mountain athletes.