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Archive / January 31, 2018

Rohan Jekyll and Hyde – The First Rohan Windshirt System

A Schizophrenic Body Wear System from Rohan The windshirt underpinned the very early lightweight, windproof upper body clothing system that Rohan pioneered. The very first windshirt Rohan Hyde had many reincarnations over it’s short life 1980 -1984. A windshirt was a very simple concept. Put a windproof shell over what is now referred to as your base […]

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The History of Rohan Airlight – Sarah Howcroft

The History of Rohan Airlight I am often asked questions about early Rohan. The how, what, where, when and why that underpin most articles with co founders of long established companies. During the course of these interviews over the last few years I have come to realise that early Rohan was much more about fabric […]

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“Winners not spinners” John Traynor

Bags of flair. As a whole, the UK outdoor industry has a long record of looking inward and resolutely ignoring societal trends. Despite the pressures of use and abuse on the outdoors, only a handful of companies have demonstrated more that a passing commitment to protecting the environment. Mostly, the exceptions have been driven by […]

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Nigel Gifford

Update – Rohan’s 1st Mountaineering Consultant

Last January I published this story on Rohantime…. Introducing Rohan’s 1st Mountaineering Consultant In 1978 Nigel became Rohan’s 1st First Mountaineering Consultant and took an electric blue Windlord jacket to Alaska in 1978.  He also tried out the Salopettes in the Himalayas and winter climbing in the Alps giving us feedback on comfort and practical design features. […]

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Sarah Howcroft - Rohan Heritage

Rohan 1975 – 1981 Innovators not Imitators

I have uploaded the 1975 – 1981 Rohan Catalogue to the Gallery. A catalogue very sparse on words with line drawings and no photos. As I was doing this I read it again and realised it answered a few questions that have been left unanswered over the  years. I have also added some observations. One really […]

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