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.


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

The Founders


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

Windlord Gwalhir Jacket


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

Invention Continues...


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

Rohan Store


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

Rohan Travel Suit


Travel linen was introduced to the range.

Introducing performance Linen


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

New Technology


Rohan Barricade™ technology was launched. Waterproof, breathable and highly windproof.



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

Staying Elite


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

Hydrophobic Down


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


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

2021 onwards

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.