Rab and Lowe Alpine products you shouldn’t miss at OutDoor by ISPO

LISTICLE | 05/23/2022
Martina Wengenmeir

Rab and Lowe Alpine pride themselves on producing high quality, hard-wearing technical clothing and equipment thats designed to last while applying lessons learned in the outdoors to the serious challenges facing the world. A certified Climate Neutral Company since 2020 the outdoor sister brands aim to reach Net Zero by 2030 and bring a lot of projects on the way to lead by example in the outdoor apparel and equipment sector. 

For summer season 23 Rab will expand this ethos of sustainable thinking further to a new segment and launch the brand-new Rab Cinder off-road bike collection. Lowe Alpine will also see some news with the relaunch of their successful Airzone hiking backpack range, that has been made even more comfortable and versatile. 

The Rab and Lowe Alpine collections are well worth a look, so here are eight key pieces you should not miss at OutDoor by ISPO amongst many others.


Rab Cinder Kinetic Jacke

This jacket is the highly anticipated evolution of Rabs best-selling Kinetic range engineered for riding bikes. Soft to the touch, highly breathable and protective, the new Cinder Kinetic for men and women is Rabs take on an all-conditions biking jacket. Built with soft hardshell fabric, this 3-layer Proflex™ waterproof jacket is designed for a glove-like fit when youre in the saddle - longer at the back and curved through the front, with finely tuned articulation through the sleeves. Details are designed to offer easy adjustment while riding, with a single-handed hood cinch that combines crown and face adjustment, and an easy-reach lumbar pocket with bellowed sides to swallow up essentials on long distance days.


Rab Cinder Kinetic Shorts

Embrace all elements in the new Cinder Kinetic Shorts for men and women. Protective through the storm and breathable on the climb, these all-conditions biking shorts give you freedom to keep going no matter what the forecast says. Soft to touch, waterproof and designed to be worn in all conditions. Built with Rabs softest hardshell 3-layer Proflex™ fabric, they offer superior comfort and stretch. Finely tuned for putting in the miles, they are reinforced at the seat and rear thigh. When the ride intensifies, you can drop the thigh vents to lose excess heat, which also gives easy access to cargo pockets. Durable, protective and versatile, these are essential shorts for all weather riders.


Rab Cinder Phantom Jacke

Featherlight and ultra low bulk, Rabs new Cinder Phantom Jacket for men and women offers on-demand waterproof protection every time you ride. Built with 7D Pertex®Shield 2.5-layer fabric with stretch, it weighs less than 100g, making it one of the lightest biking waterproofs available. Built to be stashed and forgotten but thrown on at any moment, youll be prepared for whatever weather comes your way. It has refined bike fit with ride-ready articulated sleeves with a sleek, under-helmet hood for when conditions deteriorate. Packing down into its lightweight stuff sack with frame attachment, this is the waterproof youll take every time you ride.


Rab Cinder Liner Bib Shorts

With ultralight construction, soft-feel woven bib straps, multiple pockets and a handy drop seat function (womens version only), the new Cinder Liner Bib Shorts for men and women are perfect for long distances and multiple days in the saddle. Using three different body mapped fabrics, they offer quick-wicking support where you need it, and fresh air where you dont. A host of pockets on the thigh and rear bib provide ample storage for extended journeys and the gender-specific, high density foam chamois supports sensitive areas. Low bulk cushioning, protective and functional, these bib shorts are specially designed for riding on all terrain.


Rab Latok Paclite Plus Jacke

Built for weathering unexpected squalls and summer storms, the new Latok Paclite Plus is the perfect emergency shell for climbers, mountaineers, and alpinists. Equipped for the ascent, compressible in a pack, and resilient enough to keep you dry in surprise downpours, this ultralight and breathable shell is perfect for alpine adventures. It features a helmet compatible hood with stiffened peak, that can be easily adjusted with a single hand pull, pit zips to dump heat on intense ascents, and a Napoleon style front pocket to swallow up gloves, maps, or gear. Made from recycled 40D Gore-Tex Paclite® Plus 2.5 layer fabric, with highly articulated sleeves and ultralight construction, it allows unhindered movement across technical terrain.


Rab Namche Paclite Plus Jacke

The Namche Paclite Plus Jacket is a lightweight, packable waterproof for protection against unpredictable showers. Treading more lightly than previous models, it is made with recycled face fabrics treated with a fluorocarbon-free DWR. Come drizzle or deluge, the Namche Paclite is designed to keep you dry. It has a two-way adjustable hood with a stiffened peak, giving full coverage without impeding vision and YKK® Aquaguard® front zip with internal storm guard. Waterproof, breathable and packable, its the ideal three-season jacket for everyday outdoor adventures.


Rab Veil 6

Exploring new ground on a remote running adventure or chasing down an FKT on a high mountain ridge, what matters most is to stay fuelled, hydrated, and prepared for whatever lies ahead. Enter Rab’s Vail 6 running vest. The lightweight, breathable construction is worn rather than carried, perfect for long distances across rugged terrain. With a 6L capacity, this vest has space for two 500ml soft flasks (included) or can be used with a water bladder. Large stretch mesh rear pockets provide ample layer storage, a multitude of secure harness pockets provide on-the-go access to essentials, and poles can be quickly stowed on the front. The Mono Mesh Chassis has been designed to reduce bounce and contour to the body. Strong, secure, and highly breathable, this running vest helps make smooth progress to the next summit.


Lowe Alpine Airzone Trail

Whether youre striding out on a high Alpine path or tramping on forest tracks, the AirZone Trail 30 can carry all you need for hiking in the wilderness. Hydration compatible and built with a fixed, ventilated carry system, its perfect for summer adventures. The AirZone™ carry system is designed to eliminate moisture build up and reduce weight so that you can stay comfortable in warm weather and cool on tough climbs. With tensioned mesh and a large cut-out space in the centre, air can flow freely across your back. The comfortable hip belt has useful stash pockets, while TipGripper attachments hold walking poles securely. Built with multiple pockets including bellowed side pockets, stretch mesh side stash, and a secure zipped pocket under the lid, you can easily organize all you need for days on the trail.

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Martina Wengenmeir