Our Journey

In 1972 Rohan was founded by Paul and Sarah Howcroft and was born in Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK and have been making world class technical clothing for over forty-five years. We opened our first shop in Long Preston, North Yorkshire, UK in 1983. Skip a few decades and we now have many shops open and successfully trading nationwide.

'72

Rohan founded by Paul & Sarah Howcroft in Skipton North Yorkshire, UK

The Founders

Rohan founded by Paul & Sarah Howcroft in Skipton North Yorkshire, UK

'78

The Windolord Gwalhir Jacket is used on the first ascent of Everest without oxygen by Messner and Habeler.

Windolord Gwalhir Jacket

The Windolord Gwalhir Jacket is used on the first ascent of Everest without oxygen by Messner and Habeler.

'82

Industry-changing Rohan 'Bag' trousers were invented using Airlight technical fabric

Invention Continues...

Industry-changing Rohan 'Bag' trousers were invented using Airlight technical fabric

'83

The first Rohan retail shop opens in Long Preston North Yorkshire, UK.

Rohan Store

The first Rohan retail shop opens in Long Preston North Yorkshire, UK.

'96

Designed the first machine-washable tailored travel suit for men.

Rohan Travel Suit

Designed the first machine-washable tailored travel suit for men.

'97

Travel linen was introduced to the range.

Introducing performance Linen

Travel linen was introduced to the range.

'02

Anti Insect clothing was introduced to the range to keep you safe from nasty biting bugs.

New Technology

Anti Insect clothing was introduced to the range to keep you safe from nasty biting bugs.

'08

Rohan Barricade waterproof system was launched. The Barricade membraine technology ensures your Rohan.

Barricade

Rohan Barricade waterproof system was launched. The Barricade membraine technology ensures your Rohan.

'10

The elite range, one of the lightest 3 layer waterproofs in the world was introduced to the Rohan product range.

Staying Elite

The elite range, one of the lightest 3 layer waterproofs in the world was introduced to the Rohan product range.

'14

Hydrophobic down was launched. Highly water-resistant down filled products.

Hydrophobic Down

Hydrophobic down was launched. Highly water-resistant down filled products.

'18

Using our latest bonded seam contruction allowing a continuous bonded joint to replace the thousands of tiny holes created along a conventional seam.

GR Explorers

Using our latest bonded seam contruction allowing a continuous bonded joint to replace the thousands of tiny holes created along a conventional seam.

NOW

Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.

2020 onwards

Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.

At Rohan we pride ourselves in our five principles of effortless travel; protective, lightweight, packable, easycare and versatile. Although our branding and style are subtle, we ensure an uncompromising scientific approach to all of our gear design. Our products feature technology which disguises as clothing and has hidden features. These thoughtful designs and durability stand the test of time. We shall continue to evolve as a brand and continue to develop as technology does too.

We hope your journey continues with us.