Rab just launched the cheap, high-performance sleeping bag range we've been waiting for

The new Rab Solar sleeping bags are a win for the planet and your wallet

woman in a Rab sleeping bag in a tent
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Rab has unveiled a new sleeping bag range for spring/summer 2022, and it looks like a winner. The Solar collection uses synthetic stuffing, boasts an impressive eco-friendly construction, and costs significantly less than Rab's down sleeping bags. 

Rab makes some of the best sleeping bags around (in fact, its Mythic Ultra 180 is sitting at #1 in our best lightweight sleeping bag guide). But with prices starting at £220 / US$250 and the most advanced versions coming in north of £700 / US$700, these are very much for adventurers with deep pockets only. The new Solar collection starts at £100 / US$125 – a price point that makes Rab's impressive outdoor tech much more accessible to many more people. The new range is split into Solar Eco and Solar Ultra versions, and are the only sleeping bags from Rab to feature synthetic stuffing rather than down.

Rab Solar Eco 2 women's sleeping bag

Rab Solar Eco 2 women's sleeping bag

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The Eco bags have an outer and fill made entirely from recycled materials, and feature a concertinaed construction designed to trap air and boost loft and warmth. Slightly more advanced are the Solar Ultra bags, which boast Rab's TILT technology – an innovative inner lining that reflects body heat back at the sleeper, for extra warmth with only a minimal weight increase. Both have a fluorocarbon-free DWR and are available in a range of thicknesses for different seasons, ranging from ultralight summer-only bags to snugglier and bulkier options for cold winter excursions. Head to the Rab website (opens in new tab) to find out more.

Along with this new synthetic range, Rab has made some significant updates to its current range of popular sleeping bags for spring/summer 2022. The technical Andes Infinium sleeping bags now feature a GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER outer, for added protection against the elements. The Neutrino and Alpine ranges have been updated with more recycled fabrics, in line with Rab's sustainability goals. 

Ruth is currently on secondment as Sleep Editor for Tom's Guide and TechRadar. The role is an extension of her work on T3, where she ran the site's Wellness channel, which includes sleep, relaxation, yoga and general wellbeing. She was also Outdoors editor, reviewing and writing about everything from camping gear and hiking boots to mountain bikes, drones and paddle boards. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy, for fear of getting smothered in the night.