Must-Have Gear For Wet Trail Conditions

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

  1. 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-way comfort stretch, with built in Omni-Shield™ advanced rain and stain repellency and Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection, this figure flattering pant has got you covered no matter what.

  2. Women’s OutDry™ EX ECO Jacket: Meet our newest innovation: the first high-performance environmentally friendly rain jacket with no PFCs intentionally used (may contain trace amounts). Waterproof, breathable, and fully seam sealed, the OutDry™ Extreme Eco Jacket is the ultimate earth-smart raingear. Dye-free fabric saves over 13 gallons of water per jacket in the manufacturing process while the 100% recycled fabric is made from 21 recycled plastic bottles.

  3. Women’s Conspiracy™ Titanium OutDry™ Trail Shoe: Suspiciously dry, that’s how we describe the waterproof and breathable Conspiracy Titanium OutDry with FluidFrame multi-density underfoot support and a TechLite midsole for high-energy return. Titanium means only the best fabrics and technologies are used in this premium trail shoe.

MARK CHASE:

  1. Men’s Daska Pass™ III Titanium OutDry™ Extreme Boot: Hike anywhere, anytime with confidence in the Daska Pass III Titanium Outdry Extreme boot. Unique Outdry Extreme technology places the waterproof/breathable membrane on the outside which prevents soggy wetout. Add a PU comfort midsole and a Vibram™ traction outsole, and you’re ready for anything.

  2. Men’s OutDry™ EX Stretch Hooded Shell: Featuring the pinnacle of waterproof breathable technology, the OutDry™ Ex Stretch Hooded Shell will keep you dry and comfortable on your adventures. Multiple zippered pockets keep gear safely stowed. An attached storm hood can be adjusted to get the right fit and protection in inclement weather.

  3. Men’s Trail Strike™ Long Sleeve Shirt: Built tough and technical for serious hikers, this sweat-wicking, UPF 50 sun-shading button up features a comfortable stretch construction with rugged reinforcements on the shoulders, elbows and lower back designed to stand up to the abuse of your pack, the trail, and setting and breaking camp. The men’s Trail Strike Long Sleeve employs roll-up sleeves and hidden back bents to keep the fresh air flowing through, while a zip-closed security pocket at left chest holds small items securely.

WATCH THEIR JOURNEY THROUGH COLOMBIA:

Follow Columbia Sportswear’s Directors of Toughness, Faith Briggs and Mark Chase, as they journey around the world and put our latest gear through the harshest conditions on TwitterFacebookPeriscopeInstagram, and Snapchat (columbia1938).

Faith Briggs is an avid runner and documentary film maker from Brooklyn, New York. She’s passionate about sharing contemporary stories from diverse communities and can always be found with her camera, whether in the photographer’s pit during New York’s fashion week or in the cloud forests in Honduras. She lives by the motto #goodvibesonly and loves to show that women and girls, quite literally, run the world. You can follow Faith’s journey as Director of Toughness here and social channels including: Twitter | Instagram

 

Director of Toughness Mark ChaseMark Chase is the first international Director of Toughness and joins the company from Gloucester, England. Raised on a diet of climbing, skiing, camping, hiking and rugby, it was obvious that a warm office and a cozy bed was never going to cut it. An ex Semi-professional Rugby player, Mark is used to pushing himself both mentally and physically and is always up for a challenge. You can follow Mark’s journey as Director of Toughness here and social channels including: Twitter | Instagram

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