A post by Chris Townsend titled ’How Outdoor Gear Has Changed Since 1978‘ is a really interesting read. It charts some of our favourite gear over the 35 years. Boots, Tents , Clothing, Rucksacks, Sleeping Bags, Mats, Stoves.
One Day as A Tiger: Alex Macintyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism I am drawing Rohantime readers to John Porters new book, published by Vertebrate Publishing. Shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards.
Between 1&2 in the afternoon May 8, 1978 – On this date, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler were the first to climb to the top of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen one of the greatest mountaineering achievements.
The BIG Sort is over. The outdoor gear donated is now with the Gift Your Gear Rohan beneficiary groups. A big thank you from everyone at Rohan for making this Gift Your Gear the best yet. We have made a difference.
The second Rohan Catalogue 1975. Illustrating Rohan Striders and Salopettes. Replica of the Norfolk Jacket, part of a small range made for a made for a customer in Japan. The Starkhorn & Windlord Jacket also illustrated.
A closer look at a couple of Rohan classics Rohan Olfio and Rohan Sohao from the 1980’s. The development of both garments casts a light on early Rohan thinking. One last question: Where did the name Sohao come from?
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 its short life 1980 -1984.
Rohan Bags – The original multi-functional outdoor trousers Rohan Bags Price Index – tracking the price of a pair of Rohan Bags. What was your first item of Rohan Clothing and where did you buy it?
What’s the oldest piece of outdoor gear you own that you still use today? Might be a rucksack, a tent, boots, stove, waterproof jacket or other clothing. Lets try and find the oldest gear still in use today. Not just Rohan any brand.