Hi looking at a RAB waterproof jacket at the moment and wondered what is the quality/robustness/durability is like, used to be one of the best brands has this changed?
Then started to ponder what are the brands that have kept up on their quality control,before Karrimor was sold to Sports Direct and was in Lancashire their equipment/clothing was hit and miss. North Face seems to have headed down market so what is a solid brand.
I have had great use from
Mountain Equipment (Peter Hutchinson days)
Raichle boots (now Mammut)
Marmot jackets and softshells
Lowe Alpine tops jackets fleeces
Aldi base layers
Mixed results from
Decathlon mainly highly positive just a couple of items
so what is working for you folk/recommendations