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Rohan Flashback

Rohan Olfio – Designed To Last “What a bit of kit”

Rohan Olfio – Designed To Last “What a bit of kit”

I first came across Rohan clothing when I was 18 in 1984. I got a Rohan “Technical Jumper” for my 18th birthday present – it was brilliant and a constant companion when I did all my outdoor activities and travellings.

18/06/2016 × 2 comments

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Rohan Remembers the Original Rohanist

Rohan Remembers the Original Rohanist

Last year, on this day, we published on Rohantime a post about the late Paul Howcroft the original Rohanist. Who died on 14th Jun 1993. The response to this post was fantastic. Given the day that’s in it…

14/06/2016 × 2 comments

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Chris Townsend – How Outdoor Gear Has Changed Since 1978

Chris Townsend – How Outdoor Gear Has Changed Since 1978

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.

09/06/2016 × Comments are Disabled

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Hillary & Tenzing Reach Everest Summit 11:30am May 29th 1953

Hillary & Tenzing Reach Everest Summit 11:30am May 29th 1953

On 29th May 1953, Edmund Hillary and his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to achieve the impossible by reaching the summit of Mount Everest. “we didn’t know if it was humanly possible to reach the top…

29/05/2016 × 3 comments

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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.

15/05/2016 × 2 comments

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On This Day May 8th 1978 – Rohan on Everest

On This Day May 8th 1978 – Rohan on Everest

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.

06/05/2016 × 0 comments

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Flashback the History of Rohan Clothing

Flashback the History of Rohan Clothing

Rohan Travel and Outdoor Clothing History. The Rohan 1980 catalogue joins the Rohan Heritage Collection. The Super Salopette, Super Striders and Tundra Jacket had been refined and evolved into a very sleek, functional group of garments.

06/05/2016 × 0 comments

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Mountain Heritage Trust – Rohan Originals

Mountain Heritage Trust – Rohan Originals

Mountain Heritage Trust I am delighted and proud to introduce Rohantime readers to three lovely Rohan heritage stories captured by the Mountain Heritage Trust. The Mountain Heritage Trust seeks to identify & collect material which documents…

20/04/2016 × 0 comments

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Vintage Rohan Fleece Still Doing it’s Job

Vintage Rohan Fleece Still Doing it’s Job

This tweet caught our eye: Peter then sent us the story… When you just think winter has passed and the winter fleece jacket can hibernate in the wardrobe again a timely reminder always appears without warning.

11/04/2016 × 1 comment