Operating for nearly 50-years, Rogue has perfected making high-quality products at their base near the safari haven of Kruger National Park in South Africa, they know how to make products suited for rugged outdoor needs because they themselves are rugged outdoorsmen, not just a company from Cape Town catering to tourists - but the real deal. What makes Rogue incredibly special is that many of their products are ethically traded and sourced, furthermore, they employee 50 Shangaan/Tsonga staff, many from the surrounding area, which brings about job opportunities for local people. While we may have to stay in England most of the time, Rogue is a company that can certainly help us to make the most of our time here, and there is not a better way to do that; than to provide us with gear like their women’s safari hats, and men’s bush hats that makes you feel like no matter what you’re doing, you’re always on an adventure.
Rogue UK loves rugged attire, from their hats to their boots, belts and bags - and what better materials to choose for tough pieces of kit than tough pieces of fabric?! Leather is definitely one of their favourites - I mean, come on - what product is better than a good leather hat?! But Rogue hats don’t use just any old cowhide for their exquisite products - they often utilise a Buffalo Hide Leather for their bush hats, a material that is known to be long-lasting and that stays looking fantastic. Their buffalo belts and hats are definitely some of our favourite products! Or perhaps you’re looking for a fabric that’s a little easier to chuck into the back of your jeep without caring about scratches and scrapes? If so, they’ve got you covered with their canvas gear. Buy one of their canvas bags for work, the gym, or for your fishing tackle - these bags look so good; they can really be used for anything!
HatsRogue products are made and worn in Africa, meaning these hats will keep you protected from the most extreme elements. But while our lovely English sun doesn’t get quite as hot as South Africa, the guys at Rogue know that even we still need protection from the sun and the rain. These hats are perfect to wear during outdoor activities such as hiking, gardening, or while partaking in countryside sports like shooting or fishing.
Safari and bush hats certainly do not need to stay in Africa, and Rogue took the very best of design, materials, and lifestyle - rolling it all into one great big range of headgear, and on top of making you feel closer to the safari; their goal with their hats is to keep you protected from the sun and make a style statement.
Here in the UK we long for hot and adventurous safari days, we look out the window and see rain, but we imagine ourselves wearing Rogue hats, cruising in a jeep watching giraffes and lions.
The guys at Rogue might love an adventure, but they know how to create products that work for your run-of-the-mill daily use too. Why not rock a women’s safari hat to go shooting and then head to the pub and turn heads with your rugged style?! Take on your day head-on with your men’s bush hat; everyone will know you mean business.
We sell a variety of Rogue hats, some resistant to both wet and dry environments, while others are made to provide ventilation for hot climates. Below we will tell you which hats are best for which occasion.
When To Wear It
The Country GentThe Rogue Packer Safari hat is made of canvas and is shower proof yet lightweight and won’t overheat you. The Rogue Oiled Suede Packaway Safari hat is water resistant and easy to fit in your pocket and stowaway. If leather is more your style, go for the Rogue Ranger Safari hat but don’t forget the rogue leather food to help preserve it, this hat is not 100% waterproof but will keep your head dry and warm.
The SafariWhen going on holiday to either the safari or the Carribean, find a hat that is packable and breathable! We suggest a canvas hat like the airhead or the suede breezy safari hat, both have mesh and allow air to flow through and are easy to pack.
BootsAppease your rugged side with a pair of men’s Rogue Desert boots; they are so darn sturdy that these bad boys will get you to Africa and back. Our shoe collection from Rogue will make you so happy, they look stunning but will support your feet whether you’re globetrotting through a new city, hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro or simply spending your day at the office.
Rogue Suede Khaki Desert BootsThis boot has an Indiana Jones adventure feel to them, yet would look great in a quaint environment like a dinner date or at the office. They have a smart look at the same time look ready for the next adventure.
These shoes are begging you for a nice long trek through the desert; however, this being England they will agree to a hike in the countryside. Throw on a pair of green khaki shorts, a t-shirt and a black wax jacket, don’t forget your camelback, these shoes are ready for an adventure!
Rogue RH1 Half BootThese boots look very smart, perfect for the working man who loves to run off for a hike after work. Just pack a bag with a change of clothes, and you will easily transcend from work to play.
Rogue RB5 Trans Africa BootThe Trans Africa Boot is made to perfectly support your feet for long treks and are water resistant - necessary in England. The brown colour of these boots makes them work both for your hikes (the mud will barely show!) and will look amazing on a date.
Rogue RB2 Light Trail BootThese are made for tough terrains and provide extra security with its sole grip pattern. What may have felt like a scary trail now will feel manageable. Grab your best backpacking gear because the second these arrive at your store step you will be jumping into your car to head for your weekend trek.
Our Rogue UK leather belts certainly make a statement, made at times with African Game hides in Buffalo, Wildebeest, Kudu or Crocodile. The owner of these belts will proudly sport a rugged and wild look. With one glance someone will certainly ask about the belts history, and you find yourself captivating the room with your tales and adventures from the Safari.
When looking for the perfect belt, you will consider value. Where is the value when you purchase a cheap knockoff belt that frays in the first month? We must find a belt with strong stitching and backed with strong, genuine leather. There are far too many belts that claim to be leather but are backed with poor synthetic material quick to rip apart.
This, however, would never be an issue with a Rogue belt, always backed with real leather and held firm by strong stitching. This, of course, will translate into your style, people will see such a strong, finely crafted belt and portray those thoughts onto you, and suddenly people will know you to be the strong and reliable man you are.
Not convinced that Rogue produces amazing products? Well then my friend, have a look at their reviews, they do not lie, and we can tell that the people are happy!
An anonymous buyer who purchased the Rogue canvas airhead safari /cowboy hat in olive says, “I purchased this hat as a gift for my husband, and he is delighted with it. Says it keeps the sun off his head and face but is stylish and keeps him cool.”
Another customer bought the Rogue packer safari hat in olive and said it has a “great fit and very comfortable to wear, keeps the sun off well.”
A customer who purchased the Rogue Canvas Safari hat in sand says, “A good hat. Very pleased. Delivered promptly. Good service.”
Overall, customers are delighted with their hats; the consensus is clear that if you want a hat to keep the sun off Rogue hats will certainly provide. These hats are comfortable, stylish and here at Equestrian Co. we offer a fantastic, prompt service, and as we can see, customers are pleased.
Not only are customers happy with the hats but are also happy with the boots.
Susan R states that the Rogue suede khaki boots are, “marvellous boots! Bought these for safari in Botswana they were SO comfortable they were the only shoes I wore for a fortnight.”
Another reviewer, David R is also pleased with his suede khaki boots and says that they are a “Great pair of shoes. These shoes are great, they are made out of a high-quality suede and they are also very comfortable.”
We are delighted that our job has been done, we offer a great product that is easily delivered to UK homes, and our customers have been able to use products on major trips like safaris!
We here at Equestrian Co. are proud stockists of Rogue UK products. We understand that finding a safari or bush hat may not be so easy in the UK, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one of these fantastic hats! That is why we stock hats, boots, belts and even a couple of bags from Rogue, find your favourite South African accessories without leaving the country, let alone your home!
You don’t have to waste hours at a brick and mortar attempting to find what you want, instead, with a couple of clicks, you’ll have your safari gear sent right to your doorstep. When purchasing from us, you avoid the hefty international postage fees you might see if buying directly from Rogue in South Africa; in fact, if you are in mainland UK, postage is on us!
While Rogue is an established company that has stockists all over, we offer the absolute best prices here at Equestrian Co., why waste money with another company when we have the best price guaranteed?
Perhaps you are upset we don’t have the product you need, well you can turn that frown upside down because we will happily stock it just for you. There is really no advantage in shopping elsewhere, we have the best prices and will always stock what you need, and with our free delivery, we know you will be one happy camper. With our fast delivery, you can start your week dreaming of a trip and find yourself with all the right equipment just in time for a fun-filled weekend, and you really will be a happy camper!
This is the story of Rogue hats as told by the owner of Rogue…
One of my mates asked me to design him a hat to wear in the bush. He said there was nothing he had seen in the shops that were right. I asked him what was "right".
"Leather," he said, "All leather, and it must be the right colour. It must have a wide, curved brim with a stiffener around the edge that will retain the shape of the hat even if I drive over it".
So... we stitched it double in case he does!
"Shape," he said. "Get the shape right .. and call it Rogue, and I'll be your first customer".
So we did, and he was! I see him often, and he still wears that hat. He designed your hat... I only make them!
Trevor Selke of Rogue