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Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm, lightweight jacket that is great for both city and outdoor use. This is a great down jacket. A combination of warmth and breathability are what I look for because getting uncomfortably sweaty whilst hiking is never a good experience. The fit of the jacket is snug, but still able to accommodate extra layers underneath if they are needed. A good hood also compliments the fit, with it turning with your head without the need for cords.  As with most down jackets it is not great in the rain. Saying… Full review

Omni Shade Silver Ridge Booney

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Replaces my sunscreen. Honestly I've never been a complete fan of these 360 degree brimmed "safari" sun hats. If I'm chilling out in the sun I prefer the straw lifeguard/gardner hats better but those are not hiking hats. I have a few breathable baseball caps that I always wear in the sun on bike rides or hikes but I always end up sun burned if i don't apply sunscreen. So I caved and picked up a couple of these in grey for my girlfriend and I before our treacherous Grand Canyon mission in a week… Full review

Trail Meister

rated 1.5 of 5 stars I bought this boot because I was looking for a waterproof hiker. Although this is a very comfortable hiking boot with good durability, it is not waterproof. The first time in snow, slush build up on top of boot laces and water poured through the tongue and my feet were completely wet within 1/2 an hour. Not a great experience for cold weather. Disappointed to say the least. Good fit. Comfortable from new. Good support. Not waterproof. Good traction on multiple surfaces. Warm if feet are dry.   Full review

Sweet As Softshell Hoodie

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Does the job it was designed for — breathable, water resistant. I wanted something to wear while hiking in the rain that wouldn't make me wetter on the inside than out. This jacket has been perfect.   It breathes well and it has kept me dry in the drizzle, moderate rain and snow. Haven't worn it in a monsoon yet. As well I find it does a good job cutting the wind.   It fits very well, very comfortable. I'm 5'9" and a large is perfect. There is room for layering underneath but not too big that… Full review

Backcountry Ride Neck Gaiter

rated 5 of 5 stars My most important cool/cold weather ear, forehead, head, neck, face activewear in the PNW! Physical shape-shifter on the trail from headband to earmuffs, neck gaiter, and balaclava. Did I mention it can help you sleep on a plane and can compress into the size of a chicken egg? __________________________________ Columbia Sportswear description Designed to changes paces quickly according to varying temperatures and conditions, this innovative gaiter features Omni-Heat thermal reflective on the front… Full review

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Backstory

In addition to the Columbia brand, Columbia Sportswear Company owns Mountain Hardwear, Montrail, and Sorel.

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

Contact

Columbia Sportswear
14375 NW Science Park Drive
Portland, OR 97229-5418
USA

phone: (503) 985-4000
toll-free: (800) 622-6953

website: www.columbia.com