Columbia covers all the bases in the outdoor industry from outerwear, to sportswear, to footwear, to equipment and to accessories, we are confident that you will find what you need with Columbia.
Columbia is of the old guard, the way old guard. Based out of Portland, Columbia started as a hat distributor in 1938. Frustrated with poor deliveries by their manufacturers, they opted to shoulder the production load on their own. They did it well, so well that they expanded the product line to include outerwear, fishing vests and shirts. They have been outfitting the Pacific Northwest with high quality, affordable gear and clothing ever since.
Columbia has built their business by following three simple principles: innovation, quality and value. In 1982 Columbia introduced their Interchange System which literally launched them to front of the industry. The Interchange System, the essence of these principles, was initially made for hunting and featured a weatherproof outer shell and an insulating inner jacket that could be worn together or separately. This system offered three to four options in one parka. This revolutionary concept was so popular that Columbia applied the same system to their ski parka, the Bugaboo, which became an instant best seller. In 1991, they developed OmniTech®, their own proprietary waterproof breathable fabric.
Columbia has grown incredibly in the last 20 years and it basically boils down to innovation and value. When you buy Columbia, you can be confident that you are getting the latest and greatest. Columbia gear gives you every advantage you need without the sticker shock. Each piece offered will give you the best in materials and design for your dollar.
The Men's Bugaboo Parka is the first Interchange System ski jacket by Columbia and has been exceeding expectation for the last 20 years. This classic has a burly seamsealed OmniTech Ultra Touch outer shell and a soft fleece liner. Wear them together in icecold conditions or apart for spring skiing or around town. This jacket will satisfy your needs in any conditions. The Bugaboo Parka is also made for women.
The Women's Criterion Parka is the intersection of innovation and value. It features seamsealed shell, powder skirt, insulated softshell liner, interior pockets, and pit zips. It is the latest in the Interchange System lineage. All the best materials, the latest features - you can't beat it.
On the softer side lives the Men's Ballistic Windproof Fleece Jacket. As durable as a fleece gets, the Ballistic Fleece is made with OmniBloc windproof microfleece and features pitzips, reinforced flexible elbows and a stretch woven softshell overlay.
The Columbia product line brings together intelligent design, value and quality. Each product is made from the best materials, with the latest designs.