Innovation - it’s in our jeans.
Innovation - it’s in our jeans.
No-one’s 100% sure who invented jeans. But one thing’s for certain. They never set out to make anything ‘cool’.
They were made out of tent fabric and designed to do one thing: work.
Over the years, though, they’ve become rather popular. And, as it happens, they’ve turned out to be kind of cool too. Worn by just about everyone, they look great - pretty much anywhere.
When Rohan set out to make jeans, we knew we had to make them better. The question was: how do you improve the ‘unimprovable’?
The answer, though, was fairly simple: innovative fabric technology.
Regular denim jeans look great. But they’re heavy, uncomfortable, too hot for travel and take an age to dry after washing. Rohan Jeans Plus, by contrast, are made from Denim Plus™, a sophisticated fusion of cotton and advanced modern synthetics.
The results are remarkable. Because our Jeans contain stretchy elastane, they’re just about the only jeans you won’t regret wearing on a long-haul flight. They’re also much lighter than ordinary jeans. And harder wearing. Because if we’ve learnt one thing in the last 30 odd years, it’s the fact that lighter fabrics don’t necessarily mean less durable trousers. It’s just a question of choosing the right, light fabric.
Jeans Plus are also much faster drying than regular jeans. Around a third of the fabric is CoolMax® polyester which means, in practical terms, they dry overnight. So you can travel with only one pair. And that’s quite an advantage.
Jeans Plus are designed in a classic style - with a couple of practical Rohan twists. They feature two hand pockets, one with a zipped security pocket inside, two rear patch pockets and a discrete zipped pocket in the rear yoke.
In terms of fit, they rest just below the natural waist and have a classic, straight leg cut.
Fabric: Denim Plus™ 70% cotton, 29% Coolmax® polyester, 1% elastaneWeight: 490gPack Size: 1700mlDrying Time: 8 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 either UPF 20+ or 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.
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, just the wrong clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.