Rohan Keswick Staff Picks – Summer 2017

The launch of a new season and a new catalogue is always an exciting time for us here at Rohan Keswick.

Here at Rohan Keswick we all use Rohan clothing beyond it being our uniform – we use it for fell walking, travel or just simply as everyday wear. We all have our old favourites but we also always look forward to something new in the range that might become a favourite. We all love our gear and are firm believers that you can give the very best advice and gain the best product knowledge from actually using our products.

Once again we have all picked out a favourite from the Spring/Summer range to highlight some of the properties that make it just perfect for us whatever we use it for.

We have tried to pick something away from our norm – so I will not be talking about Escaper Shorts or a Windshadow jacket for a change (have you seen the new Persian Orange one!). Hopefully we can give you some idea of the brilliant versatility of our range and what it could do for you.

Holly-Ann – Springbuck Dress £59

What do you like about it?
“It’s a day/evening/formal/party dress (it does it all). It’s a little black dress but with the features you expect from our outdoor travel gear.”

Any special quirks?
“As well as using it for a night on the town or out for a meal you could adapt it with other items for a walk up Latrigg and still be crease free and dry.”

Where and when would you wear it?
“Anywhere! (Maybe not Scafell Pike).”

What do you wear it with?
“Merino leggings and Ecco or Oboz shoes. Dress it up with some jewellery for an evening out”

Colours: Black

RikkiEscapers £69

What do you like about it?
“Lightweight and slimmer fit so no baggy or flapping legs. Nice stretch ideal for both work AND the fells.”

Any special quirks?
“Escapers look like a normal pair of trousers but with a twist – UPF 40+, quick drying, secure zip pocket and VERY easy care.”

Where and when would you wear it?
“At work because they look smart and not too outdoorsy on the fells as they are lightweight have great stretch and pack down really small.”

What do you wear it with?
“Sentry shirt at work or a Core Silver T on the fells.”

Colours: Coal, Blue Shadow and Cinder

NatalieCoastline Hooded Jacket £67

What do you like about it?
“It is lovely and warm and has a really cosy feel. It has a full zip so it is easy to throw on when it gets chilly.”

Any special quirks?
“It is just super cosy.”

Where and when would you wear it?
“Everywhere – it is so versatile.”

What do you wear it with?
“All sorts of outfits but my favourite is with a pair of our also super comfy Slim leg Jeans.”

Colours: Mallard Blue stripe, Light Grey stripe

 Katie – Extrafine Merino Cover-up Cardi £75

What do you like about it?
“It’s cosy softness. It is incredibly lightweight yet gives me sufficient warmth without ever feeling overheated. The Merino acts as a natural temperature regulator.”

Any special quirks?
“I love the side slits – they give it a swing and flow effect from your shoulders. It hangs so beautifully.”

Where and when would you wear it?
“Everyday wear. For both smart and casual. I would definitely wear it with our exciting new linen range.”

What do you wear it with?
“It look brilliant with my new Deep Blue Print worldview shirt.”

Colours: Mallard Blue and Cool Grey Marl

Neil – Hideout Jacket £159

What do you like about it?
“It has a classic smock styling. There are practical pockets – map sized! Soft but durable waterproof fabric which doesn’t rustle. Ideal for my bird watching forays.”

Any special quirks?
“This garment is perfect for when I’m on the Northumbrian Coast searching for rare migrant birds.”

Where and when would you wear it?
“A variety of occasions but most useful as a quiet, comfy, waterproof jacket when birdwatching.”

What do you wear it with?
“Dry Requisite trousers to make me waterproof head to toe! Expeditions shirts and a Microgrid Zip top.”

Colours: Bark

Leeanne – Women’s Stretch Bags £69

What do you like about it?
“The styling, fabric and fit. They have a ‘Roamer’ waistband so are extremely comfortable.”

Any special quirks?
“They are a new style based on a Rohan classic! Slimmer fitting. UPF 40+, reinforced knee, seat panels and dynamic moisture control.”

Where and when would you wear it?
“For walking AND travel. The ideal trousers to stow items with 4 secure zip pockets.”

What do you wear it with?
“An Essence T, Serene T, a Spark Vest. Microrib Stowaway Jackets. An Elite Jacket when walking.”

Colours: Titanium and Night Sky.

Scott – Equator Shirt Short Sleeve £49

What do you like about it?
“Softer feel and new checks for this seasons – Dark Copper is my personal favourite. Two chest zip pockets, quick drying and comfortable in all conditions.”

Any special quirks?
“The glasses wipe and the fact that it dries very quickly and does not need ironing.”

Where and when would you wear it?
“Any casual situation. I wear them all the time for walking they are really comfortable and highly wicking.”

What do you wear it with?
“Trailblazers or Jeans – on the fells with a pair of Escaper shorts and a Windshadow jacket.”

Colours: Dark Copper, Marina Blue Check and Stonewash Blue Check

Christeen – Serenity Skirt £49

What do you like about it?
“The shape and pattern give this skirt an easy elegance so ideal if you need to dress it up. A great staple to have in your wardrobe.”

Any special quirks?
“Coolant! It makes the fabric feel cool to the touch and most importantly stays cool – ideal on a hot, humid day.”

Where and when would you wear it?
“When we get a summer! I will wear this in and out of work. I will definitely look forward to taking it on my next warm weather holiday.”

What do you wear it with?
“A Serene T or Serene Vest.”

Colours: Graphite Marl Stripe


So there you go… just a few items from the Rohan Spring/Summer range that we already love. Hopefully we have shown you just an inkling of the versatility of what Rohan does and how it can be worn in all kinds of ways, in different places and for different activities.

We love talking about our range. Come and see us if you are in the Lakes and we can talk to you about clothes for every journey. We are all passionate about the Rohan gear we use for every day, on the Fells and when relaxing in the many excellent Pubs and Eateries we have here.

If you follow us on Facebook then you will no doubt be seeing more of our range in action and some glorious pictures from around the Lake District.

See you Soon!

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2 Comments

  1. Lynne E. Goepper says:

    I have many Rohan clothing pieces and am very happy with the “summer” offerings…….
    except for the Malay top. I have the 2017 stripe and would love to have the solid “navy”
    top. In ordering the stripe dress (now in the mail), I noticed the clearance sale and of course
    I checked to see if I might obtain the solid navy Malay top of 2016.
    Only size 4 was left!
    PLEASE, PLEASE return the solid color (s) of this top!

    • Christeen says:

      The Malay top was new to us in 2016 and the stripe is new to us in 2017. I would love to tell you that the plain navy will return next spring/summer but I won’t know if the style will return or what colours they will be until next year. In the mean time, I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

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