Instagram Challenge #TTTrail

Tested Tough in the Pacific Northwest, where we choose trails over treadmills. In honor of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day celebration (June 4th, 2016) we dedicated our Instagram feed to our favorite trails to run, hike, bike, paddle and explore. These are the places we go to clear our heads, train, breath and feel alive.

Mont Baron France

Finnish-born Antti Karava loves running for the sense of freedom it provides. Antti Karava loves the spectacular mountain trails near his mountain home outside of Menthon Saint Bernard, France. “There are beautiful trails to explore,” says Karava. “The scenery never gets boring.” He loves running as it makes him feel good, and also gives him a

During its more than 75 years of innovative history, Columbia Sportswear has channeled a passion for the outdoors into creating technologies and performance products that keep people warm, dry, cool and protected year-round. In our quest to make product that meets and exceeds the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, Columbia Sportswear is seeking a broad variety

Outdoor Movie Night

Here are 5 amazing outdoor flicks for when going outside is not an option…as heartbreaking as that may sound. Cautionary tales, documentaries that leave you in head-shaking awe, riveting suspense that melds the thrills of the natural world with the campy b-movie glory. These five films offer solid outdoor respite when it’s too hot or wet or

Instagram Challenge #TTWaterfall

Tested Tough in the Pacific Northwest, where there is a waterfall around every corner. When we asked our social media followers to participate in Columbia’s first ever Instagram challenge, we decided to focus on something we hold dear in the Pacific Northwest. Yep, you guessed it: Waterfalls. We love our waterfalls almost as much as we love hiking out

Green mountains

Urtzi Iglesias looks to add UTMB® to his vast array of accomplishments as a runner. Urtzi Iglesias is an experienced adventure racer. He’s the navigator for the Vidaraid Adventure team and three-time Spanish Mountain Bike Orienteering Champion—so we know he won’t get lost on the 300 km course, even through there’s more than 28,000 meters

Sunrise over the Wadi Musa Mountains

Shocking new discovery at the Petra World Heritage site. Earlier this month, a new monumental structure was discovered buried under the sands at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan. Archaeologists used satellite images, drone photography and ground surveys to locate the large platform that had been hiding in plain sight. Petra may represent