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Trail Summit Running Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great running gloves. Or really good liner gloves, your call. Caveat: I am a member of the Columbia Sportswear Testing Program, however I have yet to test anything for them and I bought these long before I had this affiliation.  This is one of those odd situations where a niche product is exactly what I was looking for. Last spring I started running outside again and needed some super light, breathable gloves to wear as I run because my body heats up everywhere when I run except my hands. Weird… Full review

OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell is an extremely waterproof shell that uses an innovative design to keep you dry by putting a waterproof-breathable membrane on the outside of the shell instead of the traditional method of sandwiching it in between two layers of fabric with DWR on the top layer. The Columbia OutDry Extreme is the first series of rain jackets to have a membrane on the outside of the jacket. While I am not crazy about the texture of the jacket, the concept is a really innovative… Full review

Titan Ice Short Sleeve

rated 4 of 5 stars The Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve is a light, cool shirt for running in warm weather (not recommended for hiking). Here’s Columbia’s description of this wondrous shirt: “Keep cool in this short-sleeved performance shirt featuring sweat-activated super cooling technology. A crew neck and bonded seams create a [sic] active silhouette whilst elastane fibers ensure a perfect fit for all activities.” If we can dismiss the hyperbole, Columbia is offering a shirt that will help users stay cool… Full review

Trail Flash Short Sleeve Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Columbia Trail Flash Short Sleeve Shirt is a stylish, medium-weight wicking tee shirt with reflective accents. Best for running on cool spring and summer evenings, especially on roads where visibility to drivers may be a concern. Recommended if you don't mind the price. The Columbia Trail Flash tee shirt is made of a medium-weight 85% polyester/15% elastic fabric, dubbed Omni-Wick, that is said to wick moisture away from the body, with an antimicrobial treatment that is said to prevent bacterial… Full review

PFG Omni-Freeze Short Sleeve Tee

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought a few of these shirts on sale and I love them. They keep me cool on hot summer hikes and they dry very fast if they get wet. They fit well and are very comfortable. They are great for layering as well. I bought a few of these shirts over the past couple years because they fit well and they are rugged. They don't develop holes where my backpack rubs on it like other shirts. The shirt dries out within 15 minutes if wet. Just hang on a camp clothesline or lay on a rock in the heat. Very breathable… Full review

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Columbia Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

OR Day One: Around the Foot, Side, and Kitchen
Day One on the Outdoor Retailer show floor turned up a number of innovations, from breathable footwear to stable hydration and a slick cook system. Read more
August 1, 2013

Paddling, Cooling, Logrolling at Demo Day
Today we checked out paddling and logrolling at Outdoor Retailer's Open Air Demo. Cooled off with polymer action. And checked out the many ways to protect accessories. Read more
August 2, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Hiking Gear Preview
Companies offer a plethora of new hiking and backpacking packs. Apparel not only keeps you warm and dry, but can also cool you down. Trekking poles get lighter and more compact. Read more
July 30, 2012

A Photo Tour of Winter Outdoor Retailer
The Outdoor Retailer trade show ended last month, but here's a final post on the show itself highlighting outdoor gear, outdoorsy people, and random sights. Stay tuned for backcountry gear news and information all year round on Trailspace. Read more
February 10, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Past views from the Outdoor Retailer show floor
Today we head to Outdoor Retailer's All Mountain Demo day. While we're outside in the snow, here's a sample of what the indoor OR scene looks like from the floor, with pictures from last summer's show. Read more
January 18, 2012


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