Your Directors of Toughness traveled to Argentina to test out Columbia Sportswear’s new Columbia Montrail gear in El Cruce, a 3-day, 100KM trail running race. Track the Directors of Toughness as they embark on a journey through Argentina during their first ever trail running race. Can you think your way through a 100K trail race? “ONE…HUNDRED…THOUSAND…METERS!” MakingContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness put their trail running skills to the ultimate test when they were challenged to run in a 100KM (60 mile) trail running race in Argentina. Here are their must-have gear for their trip to Chile and Argentina: Faith Briggs: Women’s Titan Ultra™ Half Zip Shirt: A lightweight, technical layer specifically designed for dynamic aerobicContinue reading

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First things first—go to Multnomah Falls just outside of Portland and get the required selfie. Multnomah Falls is arguably the most-photographed body of water in the area, the iconic 620-foot-high falls live up to their reputation, and while you’re there some of the guaranteed tourists behind by hiking 1.2 miles up to the high platform.Continue reading

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Part of the allure of the great beyond is getting away from everything and everyone (work included–we’re looking at you, Gert!). And even though modern technology (smart devices, SAT phones, message-carrying drones!) makes it hard to really escape, it’s still important to at least make the effort. In pursuit of that goal, here are someContinue reading

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This week on Gert’s Garage we talk The Yukon, catch up with the Directors of Toughness and get lost with Silent Mike. Inside the episode: The Directors of Toughness fly to the Yukon with one mission in mind: Survive. Watch it now. Want to watch the Columbia Sportswear TV spot that inspired our Silent MikeContinue reading

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  As a world-class brand, Columbia is committed to working with world-class finished goods and raw materials suppliers. We only work with vendors that share our values of fair and ethical treatment of workers, safe working conditions, transparency, and sustainable manufacturing practices. In 2015, the Columbia brand worked with 281 independent finished goods suppliers inContinue reading

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