Our Directors of Toughness kicked off 9 months of travel with the gear-testing trip of a lifetime. Here are their must-have gear for their trip to Manchester, UK and Iceland:
Women’s Adera Brilliant Reflection™ Spacedye Hoodie: Ideal for early morning runs, the Spacedye hoodie has wicking properties and 4-way comfort-stretch fabric for maximum mobility and performance. Part of the adera collection, this hoodie has open pockets, thumbholes and a drawcord adjustable hem. Every day is beautiful when you rise and shine in a Brilliant Reflection.
- OutDry Extreme Hooded Shell: Coming Spring 2017
Women’s Heavenly™ Shorty OMNI-HEAT™ Leather After Dark Lace Up Boot: The super lux, full leather version of our sleek and warm Heavenly Shorty, this waterproof women’s ankle boot turns heads on snowy winter streets and keeps you warmer for longer with our patented thermal-reflective lining. Designed to go from day to night, this lace-up boot keeps you stylish and protected with full insulation, an Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable membrane, and a rich leather upper finished off with faux-fur trim.
- OutDry Extreme Shell: Coming Spring 2017
OutDry EX™ Men’s Glove: This chamois-lined, OutDry Extreme glove is fully waterproof, fully breathable, and features a touchscreen compatible fingertip. The thumb and outer index finger are reinforced for durability and the external seam taping gives this Titanium glove its bulletproof look.
Men’s Conspiracy™ Titanium Trail Shoe: Suspiciously comfortable, stable, surefooted and durable, that’s how we describe the Conspiracy Titanium trail shoe with FluidFrame multi-density underfoot support, a TechLite midsole for high-energy return and a sticky rubber outsole for a superior grip.
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 Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, Instagram, 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
Mark 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