This month’s #OMNItalk is an ode to our beautiful night sky. We’d like for you to turn off the lights, go outside, and look up at the milky way and share your tips for taking night photos. On the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30AM PST, we hold an #OMNItalk where we ask our Twitter audience aboutContinue reading

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The impending solar eclipse with its promise of “totality” has already flooded the affected states with travel reservations—so much so that all the state parks in Oregon were booked up long before the event occurs on the 21st August. But even if you won’t be in that singular path as it carves across North America,Continue reading

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When Co-Director of Toughness, Mark and I arrived in the Pacific Northwest in late November 2016, neither of us knew what to expect. We arrived in a winter wonderland, more snow than the PNW had experienced in record time and even an ice storm. We hit ski slopes, put screws into our running shoes forContinue reading

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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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