About Columbia Sportswear:
Born in the Pacific Northwest as a small hat company, Columbia has been around for more than 70 years. In this time, they have grown to dominate the globe with their versatile, affordable outerwear and apparel. From the occasional skier to hardcore hikers, Columbia Sportswear offers technical and casual clothing and gear for outdoor lovers of all levels and ages.
The infamous Bugaboo jacket is what put Columbia on the map in the 1980s. It revolutionized outdoor apparel thanks to its 3-in-1 design. A ski parka, shell and fleece all in one coat meant that you could customize and control your level of protection and insulation depending on your preferred activity and environment.
But Columbia did not stop there. Since then, they have continued to develop innovative technologies that keep you warm, dry, cool and protected. Their multi-layer system, Omni-Tech, is guaranteed to be waterproof and breathable even during the wet winter season. It’s often paired with the ingenious Omni-Heat Reflective in their ski jackets, gloves and pants. Based off emergency thermal survival blankets, it reflects body heat to keep you up to 20% warmer in frigid temperatures, gets rid of excess moisture and is extremely durable, even after being thrown in the washer.
Additional Columbia technologies include: Omni-Freeze which aids in the release of body heat to lower fabric temperatures making it cooler to the touch, Omni-Shade sun protection, the aptly named Omni-Shield Blood and Guts that repels water and tough stains, and much more. Despite extensive efforts, their high-tech, activity-based apparel can’t be duplicated. When you buy a Columbia jacket, a performance top or pair of hiking boots, you know you are getting the most comfortable, affordable and practical protection out there.
Their reputation and award-winning technology have helped them to become the largest outerwear manufacturer in the world. As a result of their success, Columbia is found in more than 72 countries across the globe. Best of all, their products can be worn across a variety of sports and activities. Camping, hiking, running, travel, snow sports – you name it, Columbia produces shirts, pants, boots and shoes, and outerwear that matches it. Simple and classic yet tough and durable, Columbia is there to help you get outside more often no matter the weather or temperature.