Out­door ad­ven­ture and wet weather go hand in hand. Es­pe­cially on our lit­tle is­lands where, if you hadn’t al­ready no­ticed, it rains a lot. A hell of a lot, in fact. The leafy Bor­row­dale valley in Cum­bria once got more than 12 inches of the stuff in just 24 hours, so don’t let the sum­mer 2018 heat­wave fool you. If you’re head­ing out this win­ter, you’re pretty much guar­an­teed to get soaked.

It’s not just rain, ei­ther. Climb to the sum­mit of Ben Ne­vis and you’ll of­ten find deep snow patches and over­hang­ing cor­nices even in the height of sum­mer, linger too long in the sub-arc­tic wilder­ness of Scot­land’s Cairn­gorm Plateau and you could be treated to wind speeds ex­ceed­ing 150mph, and walk any­where in the Bri­tish Isles dur­ing the short, dark days of win­ter and you’re likely to ex­pe­ri­ence tem­per­a­tures sink­ing well be­low freez­ing.

So if you’re head­ing out for a walk over the next few weeks or months – par­tic­u­larly on hills, moun­tains, moor­lands, or coastal cliffs – you’re go­ing to need re­li­able gear to keep you warm, dry, safe and happy. And that’s where Rohan comes in.

Proven in the Alps

This much-loved Bri­tish brand has been pro­duc­ing highly tech­ni­cal, spe­cial­ist out­door cloth­ing for al­most half a cen­tury. Founded in 1972, with early prod­ucts fo­cus­ing on cold-weather climb­ing, Rohan be­came an im­me­di­ate hit with young Bri­tish alpin­ists who pi­o­neered the now com­mon ‘fast and light’ ap­proach to moun­taineer­ing in the Euro­pean Alps and be­yond.

With climbers de­mand­ing high lev­els of per­for­mance from their gear, Rohan quickly de­vel­oped into one of the world’s lead­ing out­door brands – a po­si­tion ce­mented in 1978 when its iconic Wind­lord Jacket was worn by Aus­trian moun­taineer Peter Ha­beler when, along with Rein­hold Mess­ner, he com­pleted the first as­cent of Ever­est with­out the use of sup­ple­men­tary oxy­gen.

In the same year, Bri­tish clim­ber Al Rouse com­pleted a leg­endary alpine-style as­cent of Hi­malayan peak Jannu – the world’s 32nd high­est moun­tain at 7710m – in a style that wouldn’t have been pos­si­ble with­out the tech­ni­cal cloth­ing he wore, which in­cluded Rohan Salopettes.

Rohan had ar­rived, with out­door cloth­ing years ahead of its time.

At home in the Bri­tish hills

Now, fully four decades on from those his­toric 1978 as­cents, Rohan cloth­ing re­mains at the fore­front of out­door ad­ven­ture with cut­ting-edge gear ready to take on ev­ery type of ter­rain, and ev­ery type of weather.

But with a dif­fer­ence.

With kit that looks as good in the of­fice or at your lo­cal pub as it does in the York­shire Dales or the wild open spa­ces of Dart­moor, Rohan’s lat­est range mixes per­for­mance with style, and decades of her­itage with mod­ern cut­tingedge tech­nol­ogy. You can wear it in the Alps or in Am­ble­side, the Hi­malayas or Hather­sage, the Rocky Moun­tains or Rothiemurchus For­est, the…

Ok, you get the pic­ture.

Check out the new Rohan range for your­self over the fol­low­ing pages, then en­ter our com­pe­ti­tion to win ei­ther a Ver­tex Over­head jacket or a pair of Trog­gings – with a com­bined value of more than £300.

Peter Ha­beler (right) wear­ing the iconic Rohan Wind­lord Jacket along­side Rein­hold Mess­ner, dur­ing the first as­cent of Ever­est with­out the use of sup­ple­men­tary oxy­gen in 1978.

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