New Arrivals – Rohan Icepack Vest
We always look forward to New Arrivals time, when new season goodies arrive in the Rohan Shops. We will be featuring a selection of New Arrivals on Rohantime over the next few weeks.
New Arrivals – Icepack Vest
Perfect for trekking and winter travel but equally useful as an everyday winter gilet, our Icepack Vest provides functional, compressible insulation and understated good looks.
The vest or gilet has made a valuable contribution to the Rohan Clothing range, appearing on many kit lists over the years. It really was an expression of the early Rohan clothing system commitment to clothing layers.
The first Rohan Vest was the Wild Vest. A sleek, body fitting gilet which complemented both Olfo and Sohao.
The Wld Vest was included in Chris Townsend’s kit list for the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 1985.
Nick at Rohan Woodbridge shared with us Nick at Rohan Woodbridge – One man and his Gilet(s)
It is interesting in the subsequent years the vest had a bigger silhouette.
Until Spark and Icepack which have much more of the lineage of the original Wild Vest.
From the blogs – How long does your gear last?
Until the Spark Vest and the Icepack Vest which have more of the early Rohan heritage.
There are many references to Wild Vest in the heritage gallery.
A selection of ‘vest’ stories on Rohantime