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HIKING
GEAR GUIDE
Choosing the right hiking clothes and shoes can be a real challenge. We created this guide to help you find the gear that is most suitable to your needs. All our walking gear is tested tough so you can safely and comfortably enjoy the outdoors longer.
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JACKETS
JACKETS
The right jacket should be breathable to keep you dry during your hike and windproof to keep you protected from the chill. You may also want to choose one that is waterproof in case of any unexpected change of weather. Our OutDry™ Extreme collection features fully waterproof and breathable jackets to keep you protected even in the toughest conditions.
The right jacket should be breathable to keep you dry during your walk and windproof to keep you protected from the chill. You may also want to choose one that is waterproof in case of any unexpected change of weather. Our OutDry™ Extreme collection features fully waterproof and breathable jackets to keep you protected even in the toughest conditions.
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Depending on the season, you may simply want to choose a light jacket or shell to keep you protected from the wind and rain without adding extra weight or warmth. Complete your outfit with a baselayer and with a fleece you can easily remove if you feel warm.
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Depending on the season, you may simply want to choose a light jacket or shell to keep you protected from the wind and rain without adding extra weight or warmth. Complete your outfit with a baselayer and with a fleece you can easily remove if you feel warm.
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MIDLAYERS
MIDLAYERS
A midlayer (a fleece or a light puffer for example) is a perfect addition to stay warm when you start your walk or when you're having a break.
A midlayer (a fleece or a light puffer for example) is a perfect addition to stay warm when you start your walk or when you're having a break.
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Depending on the season, you may simply want to choose a light jacket or shell to keep you protected from the wind and rain without adding extra weight or warmth. Complete your outfit with a baselayer and with a fleece you can easily remove if you feel warm.
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Our tip: Getting too warm? Just remove the midlayer and enjoy your walk with the breathability of your baselayer and protection of your jacket.
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Our tip: Getting too warm? Just remove the midlayer and enjoy your walk with the breathability of your baselayer and protection of your jacket.
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Getting too warm? Just remove the midlayer and enjoy your walk with the breathability of your baselayer and protection of your jacket.
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BASELAYERS
BASELAYERS
A baselayer is your foundation for warmth in winter and your wicking layer in summer, and should be worn below the midlayer and outer-layer (jacket). A baselayer can be worn as a standalone during workouts or outdoors spring and autumn activities.
A baselayer is your foundation for warmth in winter and your wicking layer in summer, and should be worn below the midlayer and outer-layer (jacket). A baselayer can be worn as a standalone during workouts or outdoors spring and autumn activities.
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TIPS
Depending on the season, you may simply want to choose a light jacket or shell to keep you protected from the wind and rain without adding extra weight or warmth. Complete your outfit with a baselayer and with a fleece you can easily remove if you feel warm.
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During the warmer season, our OmniWick™ t-shirts are a perfect choice.
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During the cold season, our OmniWick™ t-shirts are a perfect choice.
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During the warmer season, our OmniWick™ t-shirts are a perfect choice.
HIKING PANTS
HIKING PANTS
Comfort is key in choosing the right pair of hiking pants as you want to be at ease when walking up a mountain or jumping across a river. Stretch material, elasticated waist and abrasion-resistant fabric are just a few of all the comfort bonuses you'll find in our collection.
Comfort is key in choosing the right pair of hiking pants as you want to be at ease when walking up a mountain or jumping across a river. Stretch material, elasticated waist and abrasion-resistant fabric are just a few of all the comfort bonuses you'll find in our collection.
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TIPS
Depending on the season, you may simply want to choose a light jacket or shell to keep you protected from the wind and rain without adding extra weight or warmth. Complete your outfit with a baselayer and with a fleece you can easily remove if you feel warm.
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Our tip: For even more comfort and practicality, try one of our convertible, multi-pocket trousers.
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Our tip: For even more comfort and practicality, try one of our convertible, multi-pocket trousers.
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Our tip: For even more comfort and practicality, try one of our convertible, multi-pocket trousers.
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HIKING BOOTS
HIKING BOOTS
There are as many different footwear options as there are trails out there. Whilst low-cut walking shoes offer lightness and flexibility on day hikes, mid-cut hiking boots provide the stability and ankle support you need to conquer long trails on challenging terrain with a heavy backpack.
There are as many different footwear options as there are trails out there. Whilst low-cut walking shoes offer lightness and flexibility on day hikes, mid-cut hiking boots provide the stability and ankle support you need to conquer long trails on challenging terrain with a heavy backpack.
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HIKING BAGS
HIKING BAGS
When going for a hike, the n°1 rule is to bring with you an extra layer and water. Columbia bags collection is a top choice for days on the hills, with well thought out features that improve every aspect of your hike.
When going for a hike, the n°1 rule is to bring with you an extra layer and water. Columbia bags collection is a top choice for days on the hills, with well thought out features that improve every aspect of your hike.
TIPS
Depending on the season, you may simply want to choose a light jacket or shell to keep you protected from the wind and rain without adding extra weight or warmth. Complete your outfit with a baselayer and with a fleece you can easily remove if you feel warm.
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Long hike ? Choose one with a sternum strap and removable hip belt, ideal for when you're navigating tricky situations
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Long hike ? Choose one with a sternum strap and removable hip belt, ideal for when you're navigating tricky situations.
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Long hike ? Choose one with a sternum strap and removable hip belt, ideal for when you're navigating tricky situations
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BEANIES
BEANIES
Not getting cold starts from the head. Never leave for a hike without one. All you have to do is choosing the fabric your ears will enjoy most.
Not getting cold starts from the head. Never leave for a hike without one. All you have to do is choosing the fabric your ears will enjoy most.
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TIPS
Depending on the season, you may simply want to choose a light jacket or shell to keep you protected from the wind and rain without adding extra weight or warmth. Complete your outfit with a baselayer and with a fleece you can easily remove if you feel warm.
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Cold but sunny ? Go for the Montrail Beanie, with UPF 50 to ensure sun protection.
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Cold but sunny ? Go for the Montrail Beanie, with UPF 50 to ensure sun protection.
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Cold but sunny ? Go for the Montrail Beanie, with UPF 50 to ensure sun protection.
TITANIUM
ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE
shop Titanium collection
This award-winning all-season gear incorporates our pinnacle fabrics, features, fit, and technologies for unbeatable quality and comfort. Tested tough in some of the most rigorous circumstances and environments in the world, Titanium is inspired by the words of our chairman Ma Boyle: “It’s perfect. Now make it better.”
UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL PARKS
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Columbia is the official outfitter of the National Parks’ rangers and staff – the people who protect and promote some of Britain’s best-loved landscapes. Rangers and staff are entrusted to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Parks for all who visit. Containing some of Britain’s most important and beautiful landscapes, the UK’s 15 National Parks (ten in England, three in Wales and two in Scotland) are free to visit and host over 100 million visitors each year.
A FULL COLLECTION OF TESTED TOUGH HIKING GEAR
We offer a full collection of hiking gear to keep you cool, dry, warm and protected so you can enjoy the outdoors longer.
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