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Rab Opens New U.S. Office and Warehouse in Colorado

Move Underscores the Growth of the Brand in the North American Outdoor Marketplace.

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Louisville, CO- Rab, manufacturer of the world’s finest mountaineering clothing built for the ‘Most Extreme Conditions in the World,’ announces the opening of a new Colorado-based office and warehouse.

Rab, founded in 1981 by climber Rab Carrington, comprises a collection of the highest quality outdoor apparel, sleeping bags and gear suitable for extreme cold environments and high altitude mountaineering. Matt Gowar, Rab’s CEO, now owns the company, which enters its third season on the North American market during the winter of 2009/10.

The success within the N.A. market demanded the investment in a U.S.-based sales, marketing and distribution headquarters located in Louisville, Colo., said Gowar. The 3000-square-foot space includes offices, a full showroom and warehouse. Most orders are already being shipped from this facility and are backed by Rab’s European central warehouse.

“Rab is a brand committed to our retailers, customers, and reps in North America,” said Gowar. “Not only have we committed the resources and personnel to this market, but we are also developing new strategies for success.”

Gowar has moved over with his family from the United Kingdom to set up Rab’s N.A. headquarters. He also founded of Equip Outdoor Technologies in 1993, the parent company of Rab.

In addition to the new North American headquarters, Gowar announces new employees as well. The new Rab team members include: Karen Moldenhauer, Customer Service Rep (Central U.S.); Scott Curtis, Customer Service Rep (Coastal U.S.), and Jason Kamen – Warehouse Supervisor.

Rab will also be making more key hires this year. If interested, please contact Rab directly:

Finance Manager

Sales Manager

Marketing Manager


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. From day 1, Rab created a reputation for producing garments that are truly for ‘the most extreme conditions in the world’ and for searching out the finest technical fabrics to use in their designs. Rab products stand 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.