Since we stepped into our roles as the Directors of Toughness with Columbia Sportswear, Mark and I have done a lot of camping. We’ve slept in a snow shelter, a lean-to, on the floor of mountain huts, and lakeside in Argentina, the list goes on… Our primary camping woe has often been getting to campContinue reading

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Tested tough in the Pacific North West: the only prompt we were given for our next mission as the Directors of Toughness. Ma Boyle has always believed in testing her products right here in the PNW. From freezing cold ski lifts in the middle of winter to sending her own son through a car wash, theContinue reading

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On their most recent mission, our Directors of Toughness head to our own backyard in the Pacific Northwest where they brave the whitewater rapids of the Klamath River. Here’s the gear that got them through some rough waters: Faith Briggs WOMEN’S OUTDRY™ EX GOLD TECH SHELL JACKET: The Titanium OutDry Ex Gold Tech shell is like breathableContinue reading

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As has been the case for many of our activities as Columbia’s Directors of Toughness, I had never really given kayaking much thought. As daft as it may seem, I didn’t even really know that river trips existed for people who didn’t own boats. You would be surprised at how inclusive a river trip canContinue reading

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On their most recent mission, the Directors of Toughness brave the whitewater rapids of the Klamath River. Follow our Directors of Toughness as they head to our own backyard in the Pacific Northwest where they navigate the whitewater rapids of the Klamath River. River Time: Exploring the Pacific Northwest We moved from eddy to rapid,Continue reading

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On August 21st here in the United States, we will experience night in the middle of the day thanks to a total solar eclipse. As this hasn’t happened in the country since 1979 and won’t happen again for another six years, it’s a pretty special celestial event. What’s extra unique about this one is thatContinue reading

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