The history of Rohan is always a popular topic on Rohantime. This update is about our very first garment The Salopette… Recently I was alerted to some really wonderful Rohan Heritage stories by a long time Rohanists…
Garment failure not an option Not so long ago I was trying to find a photograph of the building in which the first Rohan Salopette was made. To date I have not been successful. If anyone has some photos of Kippax West Yorkshire circa.
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.
A Rohan Salopette circa 1977 joins the unique Rohan Originals Collection in Rohan Keswick. The collection contains some very early iconic Rohan outdoor garments. Including one of the first Rohan Salopettes and Mark 1 Rohan Bags.
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.
Pockets have always been a major part of Rohan garment design. Long before Rohan Bags the importance of pockets in the very early Rohan garments became fundamental to the design of each garment.
We only really had it confirmed at the very end of April that Peter Habeler would definitely be able to make it in store, during the Keswick Mountain Festival. This meant there was a flurry of activity, to get everything ready for his visit
Some days are very special. To be recorded and remembered. This Saturday was one of them. Weather fantastic hot sun and blue sky all day, The Keswick Mountain festival was in full swing in a wonderful setting on the shores…