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Waterproof, breathable and incredibly comfortable, our Dry Roamers are perfect for walking, trekking and winter travel.
No-one really likes wearing waterproof overtrousers. And, to be honest, no-one really likes carrying them around either. But, if you’re out walking all day, you always feel you need to pack them – just in case.
At least you did – until now.
Our Dry Roamers look and feel like regular walking trousers. But, they’ve got a hidden advantage – they have a waterproof and windproof Barricade™ liner. It’s light, soft, flexible and offers amazing breathability and comfort in a wide range of conditions.
The outer is made from a tough, comfy blend of polyamide and elastane with our Durable Water Repellency™ finish. It offers exactly the same sort of performance you’d expect from our regular outdoor trousers – it’s hard-wearing, high wicking and quick drying.
The addition of elastane to the fabric blend provides a generous amount of stretch and allows for completely unrestricted freedom of movement.
Washing the trousers is simple – just throw them in the machine and hang them out. They’ll dry overnight – and they’ll still be waterproof. They require absolutely no special care whatsoever.
In terms of design, our Dry Roamers are aimed at regular walkers. But, with their understated, everyday looks, they’re perfect for winter travel too.
The soft, inner waistband features a snap closure and offers a comfortable, forgiving fit. They feature two hand pockets, an internal security pocket, a pocket on the thigh and a waterproof gusset behind the fly zip.
It’s also worth remembering that the waterproof protection is provided by a liner, rather than the outer fabric. Which means that the pockets themselves are not waterproof. So, obviously, it’s not a good idea to store anything in the pockets, like a mobile phone or your winning lottery ticket, on a very rainy day. There’s a certain amount of protection – but the contents are not going to stay bone dry all day long.
We really think our Dry Roamers set a new benchmark for practical outdoor legwear – leave your overtrousers at home and prepare to be amazed.
Our Barricade™ waterproof fabric achieves an initial Hydrostatic Head (waterproofness rating) of 20,000 and a Moisture Vapour Transmission rating for breathability of 20,000 g/m2/24h - a very balanced position.
A further Durable Water Repellency™ finish boosts water repellency of the fabric surface and maintains 80% of its effectiveness after twenty washes.
Creates a casual looking, comfortable garment for changeable weather conditions. The waterproof liner is hidden.
These are made from a separate, water-repellent outer fabric with a liner. The liner is a bonded waterproof-membrane with a lightweight protective scrim.
Read more about our Barricade Technology
Washing Instructions Caring for your Rohan Barricade™ waterproof will improve its performance and longevity. Simply machine wash your item at 30C with a gentle non-biological, liquid detergent. We recommend a second rinse to remove all traces of detergent from the fabric. Don’t use fabric conditioners, dryer sheets, stain removers or bleaching agents as these can impair the fabric performance. Garments may be drip dried. To rejuvenate the finish tumble dry your waterproof on the coolest setting, ensuring it is fully dry to complete the process.
Your Barricade™ waterproof has a Durable Water Repellency finish on the surface of the fabric. Over time, with wear and exposure to the environment, this can degrade, stopping water beading up on the surface of the jacket. Cleaning your waterproof will help maintain the finish. If necessary a re-proofing product, such as Grangers Clothing Wash + Repel, may be used to restore the DWR. This can be used in your wash cycle and is activated by a cool tumble dry.
Fabric: 95% polyamide and 5% elastane outer with 100% polyester waterproof Barricade™ membrane technology lining.
Pack Size: 1,200ml
Drying Time: 6 hours
Cutting down windchill can make more difference to your comfort and safety than the amount of insulation you are wearing. Garments that carry this icon are Highly Wind Resistant.
Wet clothing transmits body heat nearly twenty-five times faster than dry. All clothing with this symbol is guaranteed to be totally waterproof. And highly breathable membrane technology means that you won’t get wet from inside either.
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.
Conventional waterproof fabrics cannot adapt to the changing weather outside and the changing micro-climate inside. Barricade™ is different, it is dynamic and responds to your body temperature and the humidity of the surrounding environment. The sweatier and steamier things get inside, the better the membrane works and the more vapour escapes.
Our durable water resistant finish, which forces water droplets to ‘bead up’ and run off the outside of the jacket, is designed to remain at 80% efficiency – even after 20 washes.
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.