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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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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Our Director of Toughness gives her top tips for embarking on your first trek. 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.Continue reading

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