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Outdoor Gear Experts Rab to Unveil First-Ever Ski Collection

January 14, 2020

Industry Leader Will Showcase Khroma Line at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

Louisville, CO (January 2020) – Rab, an industry leader in merging the development of quality outdoor gear and apparel with sustainability and environmental awareness, will unveil the Khroma Ski Collection at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in Denver in January, marking the company’s first-ever collection of high-performance ski gear.

“Khroma is born from within the current Rab apparel line. We knew that mountain people were already skiing in Rab apparel and we wanted to give them a tight collection that shares DNA and fits within the rest of the Rab line,” said JonFrederick, U.S. Country Manager at Rab. “Khroma gives you the freedom of movement, comfort, and protection you would expect from any Rab piece with a feature set designed specifically for big days in the backcountry.”

The Khroma Ski Collection is highlighted by the cutting-edge Khroma GTX, a jacket designed for ultimate protection while skiing. The Khroma GTX is breathable, durable, and rugged, made from 100 percent recycled face fabric using two types of GORE-TEX™Pro. The jacket includes an arm pocket for a ski pass and a chest pass pocket for an avalanche transceiver, and for added projection from the snow, the GTX has a removable powder skirt and fully adjustable snow cuffs. It also boasts a ski-helmet compatible hood with two-way adjustment.

Also new to Rab is the Khroma Kharve, a fully-taped highly weather-resistant jacket featuring a GORE-TEX™Infinium shell and Stratus recycled insulation for cold powder ski descents and winter belay duty. Body-mapped Stratus insulation regulates heat retention between the chest and arms, and the jacket’s internal stash pockets are big enough to keep bottles warm and dry out climbing skins. The Kharve excels in the worst of cold, damp or windy winter conditions.

Rab will also debut the Khroma Kinetic, a jacket made to ski everything from resort laps to ski mountaineering technical descents. Coined a ‘Soft’ Hardshell, the face fabric is a new Proflex woven fabric that prioritizes durability without sacrificing flexibility. The jacket is truly waterproof but still breathable when temps rise, using vents specifically designed for skiing and skinning and a through flow ventilation system to regulate body temps on the slopes.

Rab will also unveil its Khroma Tour Infinium Glove, a next-level backcountry ski glove with GORE-TEX™Infinium Windstopper technology. The Infinium offers super dexterous grip for precision when adjusting bindings, using skins and handling ropes, and Pittards Armor-tan leather in the palm and thumb offer water resistances with microscopic ceramic plates that increase durability and the life of the glove even in the toughest of conditions. Gore-tex Infinium windproof tech is integrated into the gloves lining for added weather resistance. The glove is out-sewn for grip comfort and strength.

The Outdoor Retailer Snow Show will run from Jan. 29-30 at the Denver Convention Center.

About Rab®

It was here in Northern England in 1981 that celebrated climbing innovator, and adventurer Rab Carrington set up the equipment company that bears his name today. His goal was simple: to make an honest, rugged climbing kit that could perform at the highest level. Every Rab® piece was created by hand and rigorously tested by the man himself or friends and fellow climbers encountering the most extreme conditions. Today, we are ceaseless in our commitment to Rab’s exacting standards, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit. We make rugged, high-performance mountain clothing and equipment that give you absolute protection, comfort, and freedom on the hill, crag, or peak. We use cutting edge materials as well as time-tested ones such as premium quality European down. Nothing fancy or over-engineered – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace. By climbers for climbers.