Rohan clothing ,anyone use it ?
Yes, I’ve got a few bits. I used to do a few trekking hols, so small, light, quick dry kit was good, which is what most of the technical Rohan stuff is. Not sure if there’s anything else around now.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve got a Rohan jacket, that didn’t save my life, but saved a holiday when all my other kit was lost on the way to the Himalayas over Christmas. Kept me warm 24 hours a day for a week until the rest of my kit turned up.
It’s not cheap, but it lasts and I think it works.kjcc25Member
I’ve got my Rohan jeans, polo shirt and jumper on at this very moment. I find it lightweight, very comfortable and lasts. As others have said bags seem to last forever. Not cheap but does what it says on the label. Order on line and collect from a Rohan shop, no P and P to pay and if fit is wrong you leave them at the shop.Posted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
I thought you had to prove that you were over the age of 65 and walk every where with a map in a clear wallet (just in case) and in leather walking boots with gaiters on, before they will let you buy ANYTHING in a Rohan shop !??!
Edit: Sorry I forgot walking poles tooPosted 4 years agoangeldustSubscriber
Decent enough kit,but generally over priced even if they have a sale on (no direct competition as you can only buy from Rohan shops). If you care about such things, image is rather subtle/non-bling, which may be a bonus, but it also shouts middle aged rambler. Generally you can get identical performance from other brands at a cheaper price if you have a look around. I use their underwear for trekking as its superior to anything else I’ve tried. IME most of the rest of their kit offers no advantage over other brands at a higher price.Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
shoes are funny fit.
other than that, would say I’m aran, rarely had issues with any of their gear.
My clothing cupboard and porch rack are testament to their longevity – bags eventually wear out, but have the padded Olfio, all weather Fulmar jacket, smock type top (excellent by the way, versatile), wicking zipped base leayer (Dunovo?), lightweight polycotton hooded jacket (Pampas), multiplex walking breeches — must all be 20 years old and still functional (if getting a bit frayed).
Certainly not fall apart in 3 years gear..
Dunc, had the stuff when I was 22 — not alone in that I think 🙂Posted 4 years agoaPMember
Since Paul Howcroft died rohan has never quite worked out whether its supposed to be selling to ambition 2nd Gap Yah late 30-somethings, or 65 year old new outdoorsy retirees. It used to be modern clothing, now its just the same as everything else and other manufacturers have taken up the innovative use of materials.Posted 4 years ago
I find the fit of all of it poor now, I’ve still got some blue label tops, Olfio, Moving On, Bags, Warm Bags, haven’t bought anything there for years as the cut doesn’t fit me any more.simon_gSubscriber
My dad has a few bits of Rohan clothing he’s had for years and really likes. Their standout stuff is more the trousers, shirts and the like that can be screwed up in a bag, pulled out and still look fine for a posh restaurant 😀
If it’s just for lightweight, easy-packing kit then Craghoppers and Kathmandu are better vfm, especially as they have near-permanent sales on.
eg. you can pay £88 for a 200g pair of trousers from Rohan, or £21 for some 332g ones from Craghoppers. Depends what that weight saving is worth to you I guess.Posted 4 years agocozzMember
rohan stuff was great, some still is
not as good as the olfio (why they stopped making it I don’t know) Ive got 3 of them now in various states of tattiness
winter bags, are worth every penny, never found a substitute, I do get through them tho, buy a new pair every 2 years, and demote the old ones
sign up on their website for their eternal salesPosted 4 years agoangeldustSubscriber
Can we have some brand/model recommendations then from those saying they are better value please?
Totally depends on what you are looking for. For example, if you were looking for a waterproof or an insulated jacket, you will find something at least as good from TNF/Rab/ME/Haglofs/Montane in a sale somewhere (at any time of year) for less money. All the above brands have various lightweight kit in their range that would be as good as Rohan.
shoes are funny fit
Lots of their footwear is rebranded Brasher, which I find very narrow. You will also often find the identical Brasher product much cheaper (on sale) elsewhere.Posted 4 years agoRichTSubscriber
I would agree with most of the comments. It is great stuff, but expensive and the sizing can be a bit odd. I find things come up big.Posted 3 years ago
The only thing to add is that the customer service is great. I got a pair of boots from TKMaxx and one of the lace hooks came out. I took it into a Rohan shop to ask about a repair and they apologise dprofusely and gave me a new pair of more expensive boots on the spot.
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