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Rohan 1975 – 1981 Innovators not Imitators

Rohan 1975 – 1981 Innovators not Imitators

I have just 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.

24/07/2015 × 0 comments

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Iconic Rohan Bags and The Bags Price Index

Iconic Rohan Bags and The Bags Price Index

We have been talking about Rohan Bags on Rohantime recently. It’s not often you can buy a new product today at the same price as 1990. I have just been looking at the Bags Price Index. We have been tracking the price of a pair of Bags…

04/07/2015 × 5 comments

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Chris Townsend – Rohan on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT)

Chris Townsend – Rohan on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT)

Chris Townsend reminded us that 30 years ago on the last day on May he started The Continental Divide Trail. A 3100 mile walk that would take him from the snowbound Northern Rockies to the deserts of New Mexico.

26/06/2015 × 3 comments

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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…

28/05/2015 × 0 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.

18/05/2015 × Comments are Disabled

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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.

08/05/2015 × 0 comments

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Rohan – Gift Your Gear The BIG Sort Is Over

Rohan – Gift Your Gear The BIG Sort Is Over

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.

26/04/2015 × 0 comments

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Rohan History circa 1975/76 – The Skipton Years

Rohan History circa 1975/76 – The Skipton Years

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.

19/04/2015 × 0 comments

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And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different

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?

03/04/2015 × Comments are Disabled