Rohan Manchester Outdoor and Travel Clothing

Welcome to Rohan Manchester from Manager Liz, Deputy Manager Stephen, Liam, Grant, Steve and Mary
Shop Address: Unit 4 Acresfield, 8-10 Exchange Street, Barton Square (Off St Ann’s Square), Manchester, M2 7HA
Shop Phone Number: 0161 832 6272
Shop Opening Times:
Monday 09:30-17:30
Tuesday 09:30-17:30
Wednesday 09:30-17:30
Thursday 09:30-17:30
Friday 09:30-17:30
Saturday 09:30-17:30
Sunday 11:00-17:00

Directions to our shop – From Piccadilly Train Station – exit the station onto Piccadilly Approach, walk all the way down through Piccadilly Gardens, continue straight on down Market Street until you get to Marks & Spencers, then turn left at New Cathedral Street on to St Ann’s Square and take the first right down the side of HSBC. We are located just before Barton Arcade.
From Victoria Train Station – Exit through the main entrance leading to Corporation Street, turn right and head for the Manchester Eye (big wheel) in Exchange Square. Turn right behind Selfridges onto New Cathedral Street, walk straight down across the junction on to St Ann’s Square and turn right at HSBC to find our store located just before Barton Arcade.
Parking – Multi-story parking is located at the MEN Arena, the Great Northern Warehouse on Deansgate, beneath Manchester Central (formerly GMEX), Spinningfields and the Piccadilly and Oxford road areas. Most streets have on-street parking, which are guarded by parking meters. There is also a smattering of surface carparks in the city, the closest to Rohan (and biggest) is located next to the MEN Arena at the former Boddington’s Brewery.
Buildings to see  – Manchester Town Hall. Completed in 1877 by architect Alfred Waterhouse. one of the most stunning pieces of Neo-Gothic Victorian civic buildings in Britain. Completed for a then astounding £750,000, this building is a fine representation of the pomp, grace yet sheer tastelessness of yesteryear’s City leaders. If you have the chance, we recommend you take a tour of the building’s interior as it is the inside of a building where Waterhouse’s design skills truly excelled.
You may also want to check out the John Rylands Library on Deansgate. Another brilliant piece of Neo-Gothic architecture, the Rylands is widely regarded as the gem in Manchester’s architectural crown. Built by John Rylands’ wife as homage to her husband’s sterling municipal work for Manchester, the building still stands today (recently renovated with much love) and is open to the general public. Again, another building where an internal tour will pay dividends.
If you’re looking for something a bit more modernist, then check out the Urbis at Cathedral Gardens, just next to The Triangle and Arndale shopping centres and next to the Printworks entertainment complex. Shaped like a glass ship, the way this building interacts with its surroundings and its sweeping forms seemingly melting seamlessly into its environment shows just how much Manchester has regenerated itself with scope for the idea of sustainable regeneration as well as respectfully combining the new with the old. Urbis is currently undergoing a revamp which will eventually lead to the building becoming the home of the National Football Museum.
The architects of Urbis were Ian Simpson Architects, who are also responsible for the first 150m+ skyscraper outside of London; the Hilton Tower. This brilliant glass tower is located on the bottom end of Deansgate, and can be seen for miles around. If you have time, take a trip to the 23rd floor Skybar for a drink and food and admire the beautiful views stretching from the Pennines to Liverpool and on a wonderfully clear day, even Snowdonia.
If none of this takes your fancy, have a wander over to Spinningfields, a new business district located just next to Granada Studios in Manchester City Centre. You can shop, eat or drink, all whilst sitting by the River Irwell, Manchester’s boundary to Salford. In Spinningfields is probably Manchester’s quirkiest new building; the Civil Justice Centre. This is a civil law court designed by Australian architects Denton Corker Marshall and is one of very few forays into the British architectural landscape. 80m tall and shaped like an open filing cabinet, it really is a stunning building which is worth a visit.
If you just want to see some of our wonderful Victorian/Edwardian architecture, then you may wish to have a stroll all over town. From areas like Spring Gardens with the stunning yet petite former Reform Building, to the old warehouse canyons of Whitworth Street, or even to the former slum areas of the Northern Quarter or the industrial splendour of high steel bridges and canals in Castlefield, you will not fail to find something to whet your architectural/engineering appetite.
If you would like to see more of Manchester’s architectural heritage, you should visit the Cube Gallery on Portland Street. Backed by Government agency CABE, Cube is a gallery dedicated to new and old architecture and the impact it has on our lives.
Staff Recommendations – Starbucks and Café Nero are both within 30 seconds walking distance from our store. Deansgate though, has a multitude of various pubs, bars & restaurants, basically anything to suit any individuals taste. Being that we are located right in the heart of Manchester, we have anything and everything you could need from a busy metropolis and all literally on our doorstep. Two recommendations would be the Northern Quarter for drinks, food and a creative bohemian buzz and also the Cornerhouse, which is a cinema/bar/art gallery on the corner of Oxford Road and Whitworth Street, just across the road from the Palace theatre.
Local Knowledge – In Manchester City Centre, you can visit many tourist attractions. There are plenty of museums, art galleries, theatres, music venues; in fact there is pretty much anything you can think of in our fine City. We have Manchester Art Gallery located on Mosley Street, the Whitworth Art Gallery on Oxford Road as well as the Lowry at Salford Quays.
The Lowry is home to Lowry Theatre Group and is frequently host to some of the top travelling shows. There is also the Royal Exchange Theatre, a beautiful theatre located just across the street from our store. Other theatres in Manchester City Centre are the Palace Theatre on Oxford Road and the Opera House which is on Quay Street, leaving just the Contact Theatre (a university run theatre group) located at Manchester University on Oxford Road.
We also have museums, our biggest being the Museum of Manchester which is located on Oxford Road in the University District. If you’re interested in Manchester’s industrial heritage, you may want to take a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Road, just off Deansgate and Castlefield, about 10 minutes walk from our store.
There are many other attractions here in Manchester, most famous will probably be our two football stadiums, Old Trafford for Manchester United and the City Of Manchester Stadium which is the home of Manchester City. Both resplendent in their own architectural right and well worth a visit if you want to get to the heart of this football mad city. We also have several music venues dotted throughout the City, from the very large MEN Arena down to the cosily intimate small bars around the Northern Quarter.
If you can’t find something you want in Manchester, then basically, it doesn’t exist.

Comments ( 11 )

  1. ReplyRohan Manchester
    It's staff kit of the week time! Today we are featuring the elite jacket as suggested by one of our sale assistants Liam. The elite jacket is available for both men and women and comes in abyss blue and antique ochre for men and a beautiful kingfisher colour for women. At only 250g it is one of the lightest weight 3 layer waterproofs on the market! This jacket is totally waterproof using our very own barricade membrane technology with seam seals to have a hydrostatic head of at least 20,000 while still having a moisture vapour transmission of 20,000 g/m2/24h. As well as being very lightweight and waterproof thus jacket is made from 100% polyamide so it is also super tough. So that's Liam's kit of the week pick: The elite jacket - industry leading technology for any outdoor or travel pursuits.
  2. ReplyRohan Manchester
    It's staff kit of the week time! This time our sales assistant Mary has picked the women's Amblers. Based off our ever-popular troggings, the amblers are a soft, comfortable and lightweight performance trouser made from a blend of polyamide and elastane. This combination adds up to the perfect summer activity trouser due to the simple pull on style, elasticated waistband, slightly tapered leg and two zip pockets to keep your belongings safe. These trousers also offer UPF 40+ protection to help protect you from harmful UV rays whilst on the go! So that's Mary's kit of the week pick: The women's amblers - Whether you are jogging, walking or just staying comfortable during a long journey, the amblers are ideal for any situation.
  3. ReplyRohan Manchester
    Wanderlust tried & tested! We're proud to say that our women's trail hooded top has been featured in the 'tried & tested' feature in this months issue of Wanderlust. The feature was focussing on travel hoodies and included reviews for six items out of the ten that were submitted by different manufacturers. Our trail hooded top was the lightest weight garment in the test weighing only 195g (UK 10) which is made possible by it's composition of 88% polyester and 12% elastane. This composition also means it is super soft, stretchy and quick drying. The trail hooded top also features insect shield technology which keeps biting bugs from landing on the garment and biting the wearer as well as having UPF 40+ protection. All of these technologies mixed with our small features that make a big difference such as concealed zip pocket, thumb loops and scooped hem make for an ideal technical travel hoodie. So overall Wanderlust gave our trail hooded top 4/5 for features, 4/5 for design, 4/5 for comfort, 5/5 for versatility and 5/5 for value! Grant
  4. ReplyRohan Manchester
    It's staff kit of the week time! Today we are looking at the women's extrafine merino knitted crew as suggested by our store manager Liz! When choosing the material to make our woollen travel jumper, the only real choice was extrafine merino wool. Merino wool is naturally temperature regulating, extremely efficient at wicking moisture and antibacterial so it stays fresh for longer compared to synthetic equivalents. As well as these natural properties it is also lightweight, packs down very small and still dries in only 6 hours! We also have this jumper available in two different colour ways which are ivory stripe and navy stripe, so there are options to suit many different outfit options. So that's Liz's kit of the week pick: The women's extrafine merino knitted crew - the perfect woollen travel pullover. Grant
  5. ReplyRohan Manchester
    It's staff kit of the week time! Today we are looking at the chore jacket! The chore jacket is styled on a traditional work jacket, which was a staple in working life not so many years ago, but revitalised with modern features and materials. Worn in a diverse range of trades and work places, our chore jacket is made from a blend of polyamide and elastane which gives it stretch for added comfort yet keeps it robust enough to not look like you've spent the day working in it. It also has plenty of easily accessible pockets for storing pencils and notebooks at work or travel passes and passports on the go. As with all our garments this material is still easy care and quick drying so it is ideal for travel or work wear. So that's my staff kit of the week pick: The chore jacket - a traditional favourite brought right up to date. Grant
  6. ReplyRohan Manchester
    New insect shield promotion! Insect shield is the system we use in certain lines of our travel clothing to keep all those pesky biting bugs from bothering you. We use an extract from the chrysanthemum plant called permethrin to create an invisible and odourless repellent to biting bugs. This treatment is also very durable and doesn't need to be re-applied, so even after 70 washes it is still at 95% efficiency. Our insect shield garments can cover you from head to toe thus offering great protection from biting bugs with minimal application of repellent sprays to exposed areas. So to help get you protected, when you buy any 2 of our insect shield items we are giving you 30% off the lower priced item! This is applicable to any of our insect shield products. Grant
  7. ReplyMary
    Rohan Performance Linen in one of the customers top choice on this sunny and cool weather here in Manchester and also while their getting ready for their summer holidays! Of course, our customers do like our linen clothing due to the technologies and features that it can offer. Our airflow technology helps you to stay cool in the heat and this is achieved by using open weave structures that disperse heat through convective cooling. At the same time, our linen are crease resistant, dry fast and easy to take care! Finally, having a large variety of linen to pick from you can definitely feel elegant, comfortable and look good even in heat and humidity!
  8. ReplyRohan Manchester
    It's staff kit of the week time! Today we are looking at the malay dress. The malay dress is part of our performance linen range. This means it has all the desired features of a linen garment such as reducing your outer temperature by 2 degrees Celsius and an open weave construction for better heat dispersion. However as with all of our garments, we have made it the Rohan way, so it is still crease resistant, easy care, lightweight and fast drying. So this all adds up to makes the ideal travel dress for warmer climates or even for England if the weather is anything like the past bank holiday! The malay dress also comes in two colour ways which are flag blue and night sky and has a relaxed fit. So that's my staff kit of the week pick: the malay dress - a timeless classic, perfect for warmer climates. Grant
  9. ReplyRohan Manchester
    It’s staff kit of the week time! This time our sales assistant Mary has picked the men's escaper shorts. The escaper shorts are designed with activities such as mountain biking in mind. They are built with our forward pitch cut which gives them a slightly higher back so you still get coverage when 'in position' on a bike or during other similar activities, while still looking like a conventional pair of shorts. They are made from polyamide and elastane which means they are very durable yet still stretchy, lightweight and comfortable. As an added bonus, these shorts also have 2 secure pockets and are even coated with a durable water repellent finish. These features help to keep any valuables safe from both falling out of your pockets and from a light summer shower or even any roost being kicked up by your tyres! So that's Mary's staff kit of the week pick: The escaper shorts - tough, stretchy and water repellent shorts that can take it all. Grant
  10. ReplyRohan Manchester
    It's staff kit of the week time! Today our sales assistant Liam has picked the women's worldview shirt. The worldview shirt is the classic casual shirt but jammed full of our hidden technologies. This shirt looks and feels like the finest cotton when in fact it's made from a sophisticated blend on polyester and polyamide. This composition makes the shirt very durable, lightweight and offer UPF 40+ protection whilst also having our dynamic moisture control to keep it quick drying. The worldview shirt also has our silver technology which inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria. There is also a zipped security pocket to keep any tickets or passes safe. So that's Liam's staff kit of the week pick: The worldview shirt - the classic casual travel shirt you can wear everyday. Grant
  11. ReplyRohan Manchester
    Summer essentials promotion now on! With the summer weather well and truly upon us, this is the perfect time to resupply the wardrobe with some clothes for the sunny weeks ahead. This promotion is offering 20% off selected summer lines with a big focus on short sleeve tops and shorts. So whether you are planning a holiday to a warmer climate or just looking forward to a summer of barbeques and garden parties, stop by the shop and we can help you find the perfect attire. Grant