Outdoor Icons: Royal & Liz Robbins
The one piece of equipment used consistently across all outdoor activities is clothing. Walk into any outdoor-gear store today and you have racks full of activewear to choose from that fulfill three essential equipment needs: comfort, style and function. Royal and Liz Robbins were among the first to make the outdoor apparel industry what it is today. This married climbing couple couldn’t find the apparel they needed for their outdoor adventures in the early 1960s — so they decided to make their own “tools” for the trade and founded what would become the Royal Robbins outdoor clothing company.