The Royal Robbins Story
Royal Robbins is named after an acclaimed kayaker and climber, who saw and met the need for high quality outdoor and travel clothing over two and half decades ago. Royal and his wife Liz, also an avid and celebrated climber, decided to trade in their t-shirts and cut-off jeans for higher tech fabrics and performance wear, realizing the opportunity awaiting their expertise in the outdoor clothing industry. From there, the company of Royal Robbins was born, quickly expanding into a full range of clothing for outdoor enthusiasts and serious travelers alike.
Royal Robbins prides itself on its fashionable and comfortable product line, as well as its attention to the details that are most noticed and appreciated by the active consumer. Their first product, the Billy Goat Hiking Short, was designed by Liz to meet a need that wasn't widely available in the late 1970's. The style continues to be a best-seller and classic choice, proving its timeless design. The vision of Royal and Liz since their beginnings in 1981, has remained simple and to the point: to enhance the lives of their customers and make the world a better place through comfortable, rugged, clothing that fits well and looks great.
This vision has only intensified as the company has grown to meet the growing demands of outdoor-focused consumers. Royal Robbins is achieving its goal of creating practical outdoor clothing, incorporating high quality performance fabrics and designs to match the needs not only of climbers, but, many outdoor and athletic devotees. Royal Robbins is also conscious of its environmental impact, and strives for the most sustainable practices possible in clothing manufacture. Their product range is geared not only toward hiking and trekking, but also includes clothing geared towards fishing, water sports, and urban travel. While comfort is king, fashion and current styles are also of great import, and Royal Robbins women's line includes stylish dresses, skirts, shorts and capris, all perfect for adventure and travel of many sorts.