There are some obvious extreme sports out there—wingsuit flying, solo climbing, cave diving. But fishing is often left off that list. Don’t be fooled. In addition to the unmitigated joys of hauling in that monster marlin or sweet sailfish, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes blood, sweat, and tears. And even if you only go withContinue reading

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How far are you willing to go for the perfect catch? From Key West to the Seychelles, professional anglers go the extra distance not only for the perfect catch, but also for the preservation and conservation of underwater ecosystems. We head to Key West, Vietnam, and the Seychelles to test our Force 12 gear inContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness put Columbia Sportswear’s OutDry™ waterproof gear to the ultimate test when they were tasked with hiking through Colombia. FAITH BRIGGS Women’s Titan Peak™ Convertible Pant: If you’re hiking through brush to reach a warm and sandy shore, you can convert this lightweight Titanium pant to shorts with one quick zip. Crafted of 4-wayContinue reading

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  My alarm went off and I rolled over in my sleeping bag and groaned, it was 3:45am. In the darkness of the hut, one of my travel companions groaned, “Mountaineering is stupid” and I laughed as I clicked on my headlamp. It was day four of our weeklong trek into the Sierra Nevada deContinue reading

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While we strive to continually create enduring, iconic, differentiated, and innovative products that enable all of us to enjoy the outdoors longer, we are also committed to our communities and the environments. This means we continue to explore ways to design products more efficiently so that they require less raw materials and fewer components, useContinue reading

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South Florida is famous for its Spanish mackerel runs. These silver-sided fish are generally 1-3 pounds in weight, but the Florida record is a whopping 12 pounds (the world record is 13!). They don’t require as much of a gear commitment as many big game fish-and can be caught with light tackle from spinning, flyContinue reading

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