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Men's Pilsner Peak Pant

rated 4 of 5 stars The Columbia Men’s Pilsner Peak pant is a good pant for hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing for 3 seasons. They wick well, making them comfortable for warm weather use, with enough stretch to work well for climbing. They are somewhat water repellent. They are, however, a very slim fit for their nominal size. Some Background: Pants and other clothing for outdoor activities have only a few basic functions to fulfill – weather protection (Sun UV, warmth/cooling, cold wind and breezes), protection… Full review

OutDry EX Diamond

rated 3 of 5 stars The Columbia OutDry EX Diamond Shell Jacket is a waterproof shell that does great keeping the rain out but places form over function. I tested the Columbia OutDry EX Diamond shell during the winter and spring of 2016 in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. The temperatures were above average and precipitation was more often rain or wet snow than anything else. I had planned on testing this jacket as an alpine touring and skiing jacket but with the low snow levels I ended up mostly using… Full review

Featherweight Hike Long Sleeve Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars This shirt is a great warm weather performer, providing extra sun protection and bug protection for your arms while remaining cool and dry. With minimal weight and bulk, the thru-hiker can transition from trail to town in style! Construction This Featherweight Hike Long Sleeve Shirt is constructed of 100% antimicrobial treated nylon. It has a UPF rating of 25. The super thin fabric allows this shirt to compact very tightly into a ball the size of a small grapefruit.  The feel of the nylon is very… Full review

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

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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