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Watertight Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars This is a solid jacket for wet conditions, but it still has room for improvement. I like the way it compacts into its built in stuff sack and fits a little big so that I can add layers underneath it when it's cold. I would recommend this jacket for those who want to spend a few weekends in the great outdoors throughout the year or for anyone who wants a cool looking rain jacket to wear around town. I give this a 3 star rating mainly because of its ability to keep you dry in the rain. It works, but… Full review

Whidbey II Water Short

rated 4 of 5 stars The Columbia Whidbey II shorts are a fantastic pair of shorts that are quite versatile. Whether you are hiking, swimming, or playing a sport, these shorts will keep you going and keep you cool! I bought these shorts this past spring and have worn them A LOT this spring and summer! These shorts are a well-fitting and relaxed pair of shorts with an elastic waist and built-in belt. You can keep them comfortably fitting or cinch them down if the trail gets rugged or you need to dive into a swimming… Full review

Convertible Pant

rated 3 of 5 stars I am a first time user of convertible pants and generally have been avoiding them. I do not see the usefulness of the zip-off leg and bought these because of quality material and fit. These pants had the best cool material of the available products. I really found that in summer weather the pants were very comfortable and shielded my leg from dangerous burns. I found that the material gave me confidence when I was sitting and did protect my skin from occasional bumps with fauna. I did not ever feel… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very light and comfortable. Your foot does not seem to shift within them at all. The shoe fits amazingly well. Not too tight, not too loose. Just right. Out of the box, NO break-in was needed. NO friction chafing, etc. Support is fine. Traction seems to be more than adequate although I was walking on flat trails, here in Fla. I am using in 90+ degree heat and humidity and my feet did not get overly hot and barely sweated. I've had them about a month and also wear them to work as they look nice enough… Full review

Shasta Ridge Mid Omni-Tech

rated 5 of 5 stars Waterproof, super light, good grip, good value. Over the past year these have been my spring, summer, and fall outdoor/hiking shoes and have proven to be mountain tough. I have been wearing these shoes for a year and┬ámany of the shoes I have owned are done in that time. These hikers have proven to be mountain tough; they show little sign of wear, no rips, treads are barely worn, souls are not broke down at all, and basically outside of dirt they do not look or feel like they have been the miles… 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

Reviewer Herdingcats Wins Light and Motion GoBe+ Light
Congratulations, Herdingcats! For sharing a review of your Columbia Hells Peak LTR Outdry boots, you've won a waterproof GoBe+ flashlight, thanks to Light and Motion ($299 value). Read more
February 3

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


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Portland, OR 97229-5418

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