2018: The next dimension of warmth is introduced with Omni-Heat™ 3D, our latest thermal-reflective technology with advanced heat retention and soft next-to-skin feel.
2018: Proud outfitter and sponsor of the world’s toughest freestyle ski teams (including the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Ukraine) at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
2017: Columbia launches a revolutionary line of high-quality, eco-conscious gear built for maximum outdoor performance and minimal environmental impact.
2016: OutDry Extreme flips rainwear inside out for the ultimate in waterproof breathability. It’s our first-ever raingear with a waterproof layer on the outside and a soft, wicking layer inside.
2015: Columbia Sportswear unveils “Tested Tough,” as its new, global brand platform.
2014: Proud sponsors of the U.S., Canadian and Russian Freestyle Ski Teams at Sochi.
2014: TurboDown™ technology fuses Omni-Heat™ synthetic insulation with natural down.
2013: Omni-Freeze ZERO wins National Geographic Adventure’s Gear of the year award.
2010: Omni-Heat Reflective is introduced, little silver dots that reflect body heat.
2005: Chairman Gert Boyle publishes her autobiography, One Tough Mother.
1996: Performance Fishing Gear, or PFG for short, is introduced.
1986: The first Bugaboo™ parka is born, revolutionizing the way alpine skiers dress.
1970: Gert Boyle, a housewife, takes over the company
1960: Gert Boyle designs first fishing vest Columbia Hat Company becomes Columbia Sportswear Company
1938: Columbia Hat Company founded in Portland, Oregon.