Rab outlet in Derby

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05/05/2012 at 07:44

Yesterday, while browsing in a Tog 24 shop the assistant told me about a Rab 'Samples' outlet in Derby that sells greatly reduced Rab gear. I've googled it, but without success. Has anyone got the gen on this place?




05/05/2012 at 23:24
Probably means the Rab shop at Alfreton just off the A38 in Derbyshire.  Seems to sell lots of samples and some oversupply stock.  I THINK it's open Tuesdays and Thursdays 1000-1400, but I could be wrong.  You have to take your chances on stock as they (to protect their sellers) won't tell you what they have in at any time.  Had a few bargins from there.
06/05/2012 at 07:38
Thanks Chris,

May have a nosey next week,(now I've bought my Rab Volt Jacket, Vapor rise pull on, Bergen Over trousers and Boreas top!)


06/05/2012 at 12:29

Never been, but I took this note from a previous post some time ago. Should at least get you in the right area, but can't guarantee the opening times are current...

"The factory shop is at Wimsey Way, Alfreton, open Weds & Thurs 12.30-15.30 every week."

06/05/2012 at 14:36
Those are the right days / times

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06/05/2012 at 16:49

Cotswolds have a fair bit of Rab stuff in their bargain bin ATM.

02/10/2012 at 19:21
For those interested the RAB Outlet warehouse is a great place to pick up a bargain. Its abit cloak and dagger - opening hours are Wednesday and Thursday 12:30 - 15:30
Take the Somercotes/ Alfreton exit off the A38. Turn left, and then immediately right before MacDonalds. This takes you onto the industrial park. Follow the road to the end & turn left. Stay on this road until it ends and you see a company building called KABA directly infront of you. Turn right into the gates of a building called Equip and park up. Your there.....
You have to press the bell to gain entry and sign the guest book when entering & leaving the building. The shop is on the 1st floor up the stairs.
Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd Wimsey Way Somercotes Alfreton Derbyshire DE55 4LS
tel +44 (0) 1773 601870
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27/02/2013 at 10:33


I've been on an open day there where they invited 'friends of RAB' along and it was huge. The discounts were amazing, including sample stuff. I picked up a £200 primaloft jacket from there for £55!!! The shop in the week is smaller but there is still a chance for a bargain or two, especially Lowe Alpine bags, RAB base layers and waterproofs...


28/11/2014 at 19:45



does a anyone know if this outlet is still up and running? I would like to visit but it's a bit of a drive!


03/12/2014 at 15:05

Yes it is, still on a Wednesday and a Thursday afternoon. That said, I've not been for a few years but my dad goes fairly frequently and reports that the bargains are not what they used to be e.g. fleeces used to be £10, they're now £30. Also they generally have a very limited range of sizes, related to the sizes they use for samples. For men it's large and I think 12 for women. So, loads of stuff in those sizes and very little else by the sound of it.

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06/12/2014 at 17:58

times and days are right - bought a vapour rise top from there - retail price was £95 - paid £15 - mate was jealous as had just paid full price whilst in the Lakes!

06/07/2015 at 00:11

Are the days and times still the same

06/07/2015 at 13:56

still the same, hop has moved to another part of the building now

29/07/2015 at 15:03

On holiday just 20 miles from Rab factory shop and paid them a visit today. Came away with a Latok for £175. List price £325. Bargain.

19/01/2016 at 18:29
Does anyone know if the rab outlet store is still opennon weds/thurs. Thanks.
10/03/2016 at 09:10

Still open, wednesdays and thursdays, 12.30 -15.30, as expected like all outlet stores, it' gone bigger and more pricey, a few years ago it was obviously trial garments with minor floors and imperfections, now there' nothing wrong with the kit (a good thing) but also doubled in price. I don't expect things for free but I have picked up many of the items online at a similar price, after some digging, that said if you live local it's fine, if you have to travel some distance, you will end up buying something like I did, just to convince yourself the trip wasn't wasted, guess I'm the mug.

10/03/2016 at 09:11

P.s. I went yesterday 9th March 16

10/03/2016 at 10:59

I went a couple of weeks ago.  It is now around the back and much bigger.  I struggled to find anything that was a real bargain.  Mainly hard-shells when I was in, but that is going to vary.  As Sean said, prices were no better than can be found online.  Rab produce samples in size large, so there is more of a chance of getting something if that is your size.  Nothing like the gem it was imho.


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