Rohan Flashback

Rohan Flashback

Next to Skin – The 1st ‘No Shrink. No Stink’ Bodywear

Next to Skin – The 1st ‘No Shrink. No Stink’ Bodywear

Warren McLaren has taken a detailed look at Rohan’s ground-breaking next-to-the-skin garments made of Dunova, a modified acrylic fibre from Bayer that first came to the market in the early 1980’s.

22/02/2017 × 2 comments

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Rohan Jekyll and Hyde  – The First Rohan Windshirt System

Rohan Jekyll and Hyde – The First Rohan Windshirt System

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.

15/02/2017 × Comments are Disabled

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Was the Starkhorn the first Rohan Jacket?

Was the Starkhorn the first Rohan Jacket?

A couple of strange things happened during October, within a few hours of each other. I was asked this question by a Rohan Customer – What was the first Rohan jacket? I was at the time sorting the Gift Your Gear donations.

10/02/2017 × 2 comments

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From the Archive: Rohan All Lite Up

From the Archive: Rohan All Lite Up

The picture above is all that is left of any illustration showing Rohan Flashback garments. Flashback was another very early bespoke Rohan fabric. Created for a particular end use. We have mentioned on Rohantime …

03/02/2017 × 7 comments

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Update – Rohan’s 1st Mountaineering Consultant

Update – Rohan’s 1st Mountaineering Consultant

Last January we 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…

19/01/2017 × 0 comments

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Trail Magazine December 2016 – Hall of Fame

Trail Magazine December 2016 – Hall of Fame

Did you spot the Trail Gear Hall of Fame in Trail Magazine December 2016? 30 inventions, design classics and must own pieces of kit that changed the outdoor landscape. Includes Gore-Tex Primus Therme-aRest Helly Hansen Lifa…

11/01/2017 × 0 comments

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Rohan Bags – Yes You Can Rohan History

Rohan Bags – Yes You Can Rohan History

Early Rohan adverts displayed the character of Rohan in the early years. The Rohan Can advert has become a treasured part of Rohan Heritage. It was simple and dramatic and had the desired effect.

05/01/2017 × Comments are Disabled

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Rohan 1975 – 1981 Innovators not Imitators

Rohan 1975 – 1981 Innovators not Imitators

I have uploaded the 1975 – 1981 Rohan Catalogue to the Rohan Gallery. A catalogue very sparse on words with line drawings and no photos. As I was doing this I read it again and discovered it answered a few questions…

28/12/2016 × 0 comments

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Do You Remember – Rohan Regional Shows?

Do You Remember – Rohan Regional Shows?

The Rohan Regional Shows 1981 – 1986 all part of the Rohan story. So what actually did the Regional Shows do? Opened the door to Rohan retail. Secured Rohan’s future and facilitated the rapid Rohan growth in the early 1980’s.

22/12/2016 × 5 comments