Great sporting wear is imperative when you're active. Columbia Sportswear is for the man who loves the outdoors, working out or just being comfortable. Columbia offers a variety of men's sporting attire, including jackets, shirts, pants and any performance wear you will need in your active lifestyle. Columbia uses high technology fabrications in their designs to ensure you are getting the most from your sports wear.
Columbia Sportswear began in 1938 as a small family-owned business as a hat company founded by the Boyle family. After Papa Boyle passed away, Gert Boyle, then a housewife, designed the first fishing vest which eventually lead the company to be one of the world's largest outerwear brands. Gert is still Chairman of the Board of Directors and her son, Tim is the president and CEO. Columbia prides itself on being about real people who love adventure and love living.
Columbia has won many awards and sponsored many sports teams. Some of the biggest include the 1994 sponsor of the Lillehammer Winter Olympics Games and the official supplier to CBS Sports 1997 Special Olympics USA Team and the official supplier to NBC Sports for the Sydney Summer Olympic Games. Forbes named Columbia one of the top 100 most trustworthy companies in 2010.
Columbia Sportswear enhances their performance wear with many different fabrics. Omni-Free ICE uses your body's natural chemistry to cool you as soon as you slip into the clothing. Insect Blocker technology fights bugs so you aren't “bugged” by the biting animals. Thermal Reflective Omni-Heat helps regulate your body temperature by reflecting and retaining the warmth your body generates. There is also technology for sun protection, wind protection and ultra moisture wicking fabrics to keep you cool, dry and fresh. In 2012, Columbia released Omni-Freeze ZERO that reacts with perspiration to lower the temperature of the fabric helping you sweat less. Anti-microbial fabric keeps bacteria and odors away. Shirts are ergonomically designed for a custom, flattering fit. Bright colors and compression fits come together to let you get the most from your performance. Zip pockets provide customized closures. Base layer and top layers mix and match for a great look and fit.
Columbia Sportswear does its part to give back to its love of nature and adventure by having a grant program that selects nonprofit partners by working their employers, retailers and distributors. The company does their part to reduce the environmental impact. They also do many charity walks and give back to charitable organizations keeping their roots of being true to people.
Columbia Sportswear is great for performance, but it's also perfect for casual and lounge wear. It's comfortable enough to rest and looks good to wear out as casual wear. Shop HerRoom for the latest styles of Columbia Sportswear.