I was in Rohan this morning buying a pair of trousers. I had initially gone in to buy a pair of Rohan Bags but i couldn’t find a pair to fit. My athletic physique is obviously different to the Rohan man of the 1970’s.
I also wanted to have a look at the Striders and the Trailblazers as well, and then make my choice. I actually settled for a pair of Fusion after trying on about 10 different pairs.
But what caught my eye was these Lapka boots. Rohan’s own with Barricade waterproof liner. £125 a pair.
They caught my eye because i had only recently been looking at a pair of Brasher Lithium GTX, also funnily enough £125 as below.
Now it may be a co-incidence or my poor eyesight but don’t those 2 boots above look very similar apart from a bit of colour.
So do i take it from this then that Rohan’s Barricade is actually Gore-Tex GTX? (XCR)
I can’t imagine doing a badging exercise would change the internals of the boot. But i could be wrong obviously.
So now that it looks to me that Rohan boots are actually Brasher’s i thought i would see what prices i could find. Well i was staggered to say the least. At Farlows above they are a 5p off £160.
At Field and Trek and also Sports Direct, which are one and the same company now, you can get them for £65
I actually found a company selling them for £49 but they had no stock left. Why am i not surprised.
Lesson, Shop around, don’t buy the first ones you see, and the name, well it could be anything, don’t go off the badge.