Derbyshire, U.K., February 5, 2008 â€“ Rab, the leading British manufacturer of technical mountaineering garments, gear and accessories, is proud to announce that the Latok Alpine jacket is awarded Backpacker's Editors' Choice Award.
The Latok Alpine Jacket is a winter alpinist's best defense against the elements. It's made with eVentÂ® 3-layer fabrics to ensure unsurpassed breathability and comfort combined with continuous waterproof durability. Features of the jacket include two outer-map sized pockets with water-resistant zips, two inner pockets, a single water resistant front YKK zip with internal storm flap, a fully protective helmet compatible wired hood and adjustable cuffs and hem drawcord. The Latok Alpine is also available in a women's specific style. Both jackets retail for $275.
To learn more about Rab and view the entire line of products, please visit www.rab.uk.com. Check out more about Backpacker's Editors' Choice Award criteria and winners at http://www.snewsnet.com/cgi-bin/snews/10872.html.
Rab Carrington, one of Britain's foremost mountaineers, established the Rab brand in 1981 to design and manufacture the world's finest down clothing and sleeping bags. From these early days, Rab created a reputation for producing garments designed for the most extreme conditions in the world, and for searching out the finest technical fabrics to use in his 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.