If it's true that experience brings wisdom, then Columbia Sportswear’s more than 70 years in business should mean we know a thing or two about making great outdoor gear. We like to think so.
We enjoy the outdoors as much as you do, which means we know what you need. We know that being cold and wet is no fun. Blue eyes may be sexy, but blue lips aren't. And, while a sunny day is excellent, sunburn sucks. That's why we make high-quality performance products that keep you comfortable and protected, no matter where your excursions take you.
The outdoors isn't all about remote expeditions or climbing the world's highest mountains. Anyone can enjoy the outdoors. It's easy. Just open the door and go outside. When everyone participates, the great outdoors becomes the Greater Outdoors. From the mountain peak to the neighborhood park, from the glacier to the garden, and from the Tour de France to training wheels, Columbia helps you enjoy your outdoor adventure anywhere you like to play.
Stay warm in cold conditions.
Omni-Heat helps maintain warmth and prevent heat loss through reflective, electric, and insulated technologies, keeping you comfortable in cold weather.
It’s the job of large companies to ensure that what they make is produced in a responsible, conscientious fashion. We care about what we produce, the people who make it, and the places it’s made in.
Here at Columbia, we believe it takes a group of people committed to a cause to truly create change that improves people and places around the world. We’re proud to support a number of these types of groups and the work they do.
Seagrass Grow Campaign
Columbia Sportswear and the Ocean Foundation are working to preserve the "nursery of the sea" through the Seagrass Grow Campaign. The Seagrass Grow campaign is proactively restoring sections of damaged seagrass beds while educating boaters and other resource users how to minimize their impact and raise their props.
The vision of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever. DU conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
American Hiking Society
Columbia Sportswear is a proud sponsor of the American Hiking Society's Volunteer Vacation Program where you can join AHS staff for a week of building and maintaining trails in exciting and diverse locations across the country.
IslandWood is a unique 255-acre outdoor learning center designed to provide exceptional learning experiences and to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. Columbia Sportswear has partnered with IslandWood to outfit their gear room ensuring that each student has appropriate outerwear to fully participate in all activities.
Skin Care Foundation
Columbia's Omni-Shade line has earned the SCF's Seal of Recommendation which is awarded to ultraviolet (UV) protection products with a minimum of UPF 30 that meet the specific criteria of The Skin Cancer Foundation. Columbia Sportswear is the first international large apparel company to hold the seal.
Adaptive Sports Center
The Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) provides year-round recreation activities for people with disabilities and their families by promoting & providing successful outdoor adventure activities and experiential education with the highest quality instruction and equipment available. Columbia Sportswear is honored to be an official outfitter of the Adaptive Sports Center.
Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP)
Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) brings the healing power of art to children in crisis and their families with a mobile team of teaching artists working in Portland's children's hospitals. Columbia Sportswear is proud to support this dynamic organization through the donation of clothing, fabric, and other materials allowing these children an art experience that engages and inspires.
Columbia Sportswear has partnered with Mercy Corps to provide critical supplies to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression in Colombia, Guatemala, Mongolia, and the Sichuan province of China (following the 2008 earthquake).
Columbia Sportswear has annually sponsored one of the largest corporate supply drives each year providing materials for hundreds of students.
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