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Trousers manufactured with our latest bonded seam construction. Neater, more durable and less chance of chafing on tough treks. It's the future and it's here now.
At Rohan we pride ourselves on having been at the forefront of outdoor clothing design for over four decades and therefore when it comes to new fabric developments it takes something pretty extraordinary to get us excited. The seam technology we've incorporated into our new GR walking trousers has done just that.
It's a revolutionary process which eliminates the requirement for traditional needle and thread techniques for seam production. Instead of using thread we've developed a seam construction which bonds the two mating faces of the fabric together. This means we are now able to offer a continuous bonded joint to replace the thousands of tiny holes created along a conventional seam where the thread has to penetrate the fabric. It's a clever idea which means less bulk in the seam, greater resistance to water ingress and a more benign profile in the fabric joint touching the wearer's skin. It translates to greater comfort particularly in hot sticky conditions where chafing can occur with a stitched seam.
Backing up the technology in the GR Explorers is the usual Rohan attention to detail which includes three secure outer pockets, easy grip zip technology, anti-scuff fabric on the hem for longevity and a comfortable stretch fabric.
Who knows? One day all technical outdoor trousers will be made like this.
*A Note on Sun Protection
All Rohan garments carrying our sun protection icon have been tested in accordance with recognised international standards for ultraviolet radiation protection. Garments are awarded a rating of UPF 40+. Protection may be significantly reduced with extended wear or if the garment is stretched or wet. Any associated UV risks will vary according to individual skin type or medical history.
Fabric: 94% polyamide, 6% elastane.
Pack Size: 750ml
Drying Time: 4 hours
Keeping comfortable in the heat can be harder than keeping warm in the cold. Comfort strategies are limited. We choose the right weight of fabrics, employ Airflow™ weaves and use Dynamic Moisture Control™ technology.
We pioneered the testing of fabric for UV penetration in the UK over fifteen years ago. The health risks are now, of course, more widely recognised. All Rohan fabrics for hot weather, that carry the sun icon, are tested for their Ultraviolet Protection Factor and rated UPF 40+.
Pocket science at Rohan is all about precision and detail of design, but most of all, it’s about keeping your most important stuff safe at times when losing keys, passports and wallet is more than just an inconvenience. We use several different methods – whichever is the most appropriate. Some pockets are completely hidden with micro zips, some are touch and close with roll-over tops and some are high quality zips.
Building stretch into our fabrics offers some big advantages. It allows us to make very comfortable, streamlined clothing. And a close fit has big advantages for active people. Clothes don’t flap in the wind, they work well in a layering system without bulking up and because there is less fabric, they are lighter, dry quicker and pack smaller – all critical Rohan virtues.
Our Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish is a permanent, wicking treatment that rapidly spreads moisture, such as sweat, over a wide surface area of the fabric. This ensures the garment dries more quickly and you stay more comfortable - even in the hottest and most humid conditions.
We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.
Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.
All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.
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