Meet Columbia Montrail Athlete: Joe McConaughy. True athleticism is captivating—not because we think we can do what those world-class humans can accomplish, but because we’re in awe that such accomplishments are even possible. Take Joe McConaughy, whether ultra-running or speed-hiking (there is a difference), McConaughy not only racks up 50 to 60 miles a day,Continue reading

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Columbia Montrail athlete, Joe McConaughy recently attempted the FKT for the Wicklow Round. Did he break it or did it break him? What’s an FKT? Good Question. It means Fastest Known Time. And Columbia Montrail Athlete recently attempted to break the FKT for the Wicklow Round. The Wicklow Round traces the eponymous Wicklow Mountains, providingContinue reading

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Fishing under the warm summer sun can be fantastic–that is, unless you choose the wrong apparel. You may think that fishing involves nothing more than a pair of shorts and flip flops (which may be just fine for casting worms off the dock on a lake) but if you are out in the sun andContinue reading

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We’ve compiled a list of our favorite trail running gear to take you from pavement to the mountain trails. Our gear is #TestedTough in all conditions, that’s why we put Columbia Employees, Ruy Ueda and Sandrine Christin to the test with the ultimate trail run. They began their run on the streets of Tokyo toContinue reading

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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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