Rohan Women's Chomrong (2012)

Tough-looking and rather heavy shoes with nubuck and full-grain leather uppers. The fit is supportive and comfortable, and has been designed to suit the wider-than-average British female foot. They’ve got a very stiff midsole with almost no flex, making them well-suited to really rugged terrain – perfect for those who want the stability of a boot. This does make them rather clumsy for casual use, though. The sole grips well, especially on rock, with great traction on the toe and heel. Reinforcement and a rubber rand at the toe protects from knocks, and there’s a waterproof, breathable lining. Silver anti-bacterial technology in the sock and footbed helps keep them smelling fresh.

Sizes: 4-8
Upper: Nubuck/full-grain leather/Barricade waterproof lining
Sole: Ground Control
Weight: 800g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0800 840 1411; www.rohan.co.uk

 

Review from Country Walking magazine, June 2012


Rohan Menang Tech

These boots are actually engineered by Brasher, so anyone who’s a fan of the brand – particularly women with wide feet – will probably like these. They’re made from full-grain leather, with a fairly low ankle cuff and a chunky sole. They’re lightweight and they’ve got a surprisingly stiff midsole that will cope with some pretty rugged terrain. The lacing system is a bit fiddly and it’s quite difficult to tension the fit across the toes, but they’ve got great shock absorption and the sole grips well, especially on hard ground. Come with a memory foam breathable lining which has been treated with anti-bacterial technology to help stop them smelling.

VITAL STATS

Sizes: 4-8
Upper: Full-grain leather
Membrane: Control Last™ Barricade™
Sole: Ground Control™ Hypergrip®
Weight: 1,000g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0800 840 1411; www.rohan.co.uk
*Review from Country Walking magazine, October 2011

 


Rohan Lapka Tech 2011

The Rohan Lapka Tech weighs 1416g (pair, size 11); synthetic and suede upper; Barricade waterproof lining; very aggressive Vibram outsole lug pattern for mud; good sole stiffness for rocky ground; solid toe box for protection. But boots with less mesh and stitching will be more durable; this is the Brasher Lithium rebranded, so it may suffer from the same durability issues experienced in Trail tests.

The Rohan Lapka Tech is good for valley and easier hill terrain, but the upper is not the most durable.

 

First published in Trail magazine May 2011


Rohan Chomrong 2011

The Rohan Chomrong weighs 1092g (pair, size 11); Barricade is an extremely breathable waterproof lining; leather and synthetic upper very durable; toe box and rand offer good protection; outsole has good stiffness; outsole offers good lug pattern for grip without clogging on softer ground. Not a lot wrong here, but lots of shoes offer similar performance and some are slightly lower in price.

The Rohan Chomrong is a great shoe that’s durable and well-designed.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011

Rohan Raid eVent 2010

The Rohan Raid eVent has a waterproof eVent lining; mesh upper improves breathability; well-protected toe box; very supportive heel cup; very well-cushioned underfoot; reasonable Vibram outsole. But 1144g (pair, size 11) is getting very heavy; it just feels ‘clumpy’ (but is okay for walking).

The Rohan Raid eVent is a comfortable walking shoe for travel and casual wear, but not as comfy as sportier designs.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010


Rohan Jasper/Banff

This sandal has a comfortable feel on the foot; beefed-up, very aggressive Vibram sole unit; very stiff sole flex; toes protected by semi-enclosed toe box. But leather straps and leather strap lining is slow to dry; less adjustable fit than others; too stylish to get muddy; quite firm ride underfoot.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a superb, stylish sandal for travel.


Rohan Pokhara eVent

A 3-season boot that features beautiful leather upper styling; rubber toe bumper; stiff toe box; low ankle cuff for extra comfort; eVent waterproof lining; reasonably stiff sole; good cushioning; contains X-static footbed to reduce odour; designed for the UK foot and comes with stuff sack and shoe horn! But outsole lug pattern is not ideal in mud or wet grass slopes; low ankle cuff not ideal for really rough ground; too smart to get dirty!!

Verdict: Buy it if you want a smart yet functional travel shoe for valley walks and tourism.