There's a reason your beloved Columbia Sportswear gear can take a lickin' but keep right on kickin'. The masterminds behind this customer-favorite brand put each and every piece of gear they make to the test, which means that long before your new Columbia Sportswear trail-running shoes are hitting the trail with you, their prototypes were out slogging through rugged, rocky terrain in the Pacific Northwest.
Columbia Sportswear's heritage goes all the way back to 1938, when the company--then known as "Columbia Hat Company"--was founded in Portland, Oregon. Ever seen a "tested tough" tag on a Columbia product? The signature you see on it is that of Columbia Sportswear chairman Gert Boyle, who's still an integral part of the company today. If a product doesn't pass her strict specifications, it doesn't make it out the door.
Innovation and quality are two hallmarks of the Columbia Sportswear brand. From creating the first-ever rainwear with a waterproof exterior and soft, moisture-wicking interior, to making winter jackets with insulation that banks on body heat to create super-charged warmth, the sky's the limit for this extraordinary outdoor brand.
Here's just a sampling of the awesome Columbia Sportswear gear and apparel you can find right here at Sierra Trading Post:
1. Columbia Sportswear Mighty Lite III Omni-Heat® Jacket - Insulated (For Women): Big warmth in a small jacket? That's every hiker and backpacker's dream. This packable puffy uses Omni-Heat® thermal insulation but has the soft feel of down.
2. Ventrailia Razor Trail Running Shoes (For Women): Lightweight and breathable in flexible mesh, these traction-grabbing trail runners are perfect for hitting the trail on hot days. The TechLite® midsole absorbs shock, stabilizes and supports your feet, and an Omni-Grip® sole has low-profile lugs that really dig in to the dirt.
3. Columbia Sportswear Teton Peak Fleece Jacket (For Men): This thick fleece with a plush interior has a warmth factor that can keep you toasty even on the chilliest of fall days. A zip chest pocket and two hand pockets hold essentials and heat digits on days you forgot the gloves at home.
4. Ventrailia Trail Running Shoes (For Men): All the same awesome features as the running shoes above, but with one key addition: These bad boys can do double duty as water shoes, thanks to built-in drainage holes in the insole, midsole and footbed. Creek bed in your path? No problem. Stroll right through and your feet will be nice and dry again in no time flat.
From trail running shoes to tech-savvy T-shirts, jackets for winter warriors and fleeces for fireside s'mores, our impressive array of Columbia Sportswear footwear and apparel stands at the ready to outfit your adventure.
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Columbia Sportswear Brand Spotlight and Giveaway
By Ashley White
August 18, 2016
8/18/2016 at 10:06 AM
Columbia always has high quality items.
8/18/2016 at 10:37 AM
I've always loved Columbia products!
8/18/2016 at 10:49 AM
I love Columbia products. I have a few and will be buying more as needed. I love the Thistletown T-shirts. So comfy to wear.
8/18/2016 at 11:35 AM
I can't wait for fall trail running in the Blue Ridge Mountains! This gear from Columbia would be perfect for my wife and I.
8/18/2016 at 12:56 PM
give me some new hiking shoes to keep up with my scouts
8/18/2016 at 1:54 PM
I would love rain jackets, Its really not fun hiking and camping and getting rained on. Hiking shoes would be a big plus.
8/18/2016 at 1:54 PM
I've been saving up for some trail running shoes, the Ventrailia look perfect! I already have some Columbia coats, shorts, and tees :)
8/18/2016 at 2:05 PM
Sierra win would hopefully motivate me to get out hiking more. I need a boost to get more fit.
8/18/2016 at 2:10 PM
New gear, clothing, shoes always makes me want to use it and go explore as much as possible
8/18/2016 at 2:10 PM
I love the way Columbia pants fit!
8/18/2016 at 2:15 PM
2. Ventrailia Razor Trail Running Shoes (For Women)
8/18/2016 at 2:26 PM
I love Columbia products. They are good quality and I can depend on them when I'm out exploring.
8/18/2016 at 2:29 PM
8/18/2016 at 2:39 PM
My Columbia jacket always works well. Thanks for the giveaway.
8/18/2016 at 3:06 PM
I'm so excited for all our hiking and camping trips this Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains! This awesome Columbia Sportswear gear would be wonderful for my family!
8/18/2016 at 3:32 PM
Columbia sportswear is great quality. The jackets are the only ones to buy to keep you warm and cozy
8/18/2016 at 3:49 PM
I like Columbia Sportswear for their jackets and shirts to use for layering. I stay dry and warm when exploring.
8/18/2016 at 3:55 PM
I'm going to start hiking this fall and spring and any gear will get me there that much quicker!
8/18/2016 at 4:04 PM
Columbia has THE most versatile and stylish outdoor clothes! Whether on the water or land they have me covered. UPF 50 baby!
8/18/2016 at 4:14 PM
I have some very old Columbia shorts that served me well in the outdoors.
8/18/2016 at 5:01 PM
Ventrailia Razor Trail Running Shoes
BOOKISH IN A BOX
8/18/2016 at 5:17 PM
I've got some big outdoor trips planned for 2017 and Columbia would help keep me warm and dry.
8/18/2016 at 5:22 PM
Columbia help me to protect from cold and wind!
8/18/2016 at 5:50 PM
Winning a product from Columbia Sportswear will help me explore colder temperatures, while maintaining a warm body temperature.
8/18/2016 at 6:09 PM
Columbia gear would help me stay warm on my outdoor adventures.
8/18/2016 at 7:04 PM
Columbia gear allows me to have sure footing or stay warm and dry so I can enjoy more of the outdoors more often.
8/18/2016 at 8:02 PM
Definitely my favorite brand!
8/18/2016 at 8:04 PM
My family has several Columbia jackets and some boots. Those women's trail running shoes would sure come in handy!
8/18/2016 at 8:26 PM
Great brand good quality and prices fan for many years
8/18/2016 at 8:28 PM
A warm jacket would be great for the cooler weather so that I can keep on hiking.
8/18/2016 at 9:24 PM
It would help in keeping me warm while I am hiking.
8/18/2016 at 9:37 PM
I love Columbia products! Thank you for the chance!
8/18/2016 at 11:27 PM
It looks like a great prize!
8/18/2016 at 11:46 PM
There are many great trails in my town but I lack the gear. I'd love the trail shoes to help me explore!
8/19/2016 at 3:13 AM
Winning a product from Columbia Sportswear will help me explore by keeping me warm and comfortable!
8/19/2016 at 4:00 AM
Ventrailia Razor Trail Running Shoes (For Women): are perfect for me. I jog everyday and good running shoes are a must.
8/19/2016 at 5:56 AM
Columbia products last a long time. I've owned a coat for many years.
8/19/2016 at 6:12 AM
Winning a product from Columbia would help me look sharp and keep warm on my upcoming trip to Norway.
8/19/2016 at 6:26 AM
The Ventrailia running shoes will help me to explore the trails this Fall while out in nature.
8/19/2016 at 7:42 AM
A product from Columbia Sportswear will help me explore because I would feel more comfortable and go farther.
8/19/2016 at 7:45 AM
its like all in life, the better prepared you are , the better the event is!
AMY VOGELSONG TORRES
8/19/2016 at 8:26 AM
I would love to check out any Columbia gear, especially the trail running shoes. It seems like they would be perfect for the hikes we like to go on with our local hike it baby group. Thank you for the chance! :)
8/19/2016 at 8:38 AM
Having comfortable, sturdy clothes to wear will enable me to keep on exploring.
8/19/2016 at 8:45 AM
The shoes would give me comfort and great traction while scaling the back country trails.
CHRISTINE YVONNE GROCE
8/19/2016 at 9:06 AM
I trust Columbia products completely with my comfort and safety when outdoors in the elements.
8/19/2016 at 9:16 AM
Having columbia rain gear will allow me the opportunity to run outdoors no matter the weather. I will also look cool while doing so :)
8/19/2016 at 9:28 AM
A pair of Columbia Trail running shoes would be awesome to get out on the trails this fall and run. It's been so hot this summer, I have just been working out at the gym indoors.
8/19/2016 at 10:04 AM
Women's jacket looks comfortable.
8/19/2016 at 10:10 AM
I need a warm coat to explore the mountains this winter. I think Columbia would be great to keep me warm.
8/19/2016 at 10:10 AM
Well it would let me get started on a good foot! Proper gear to explore longer.
8/19/2016 at 10:18 AM
It would be a race between a jacket or or shoes..have to look perfect :)
8/19/2016 at 10:52 AM
Columbia products withstand just about any weather mother nture can throw at them so I would have more opportunities to get outside.
8/19/2016 at 11:00 AM
I'd be prepared when I go hiking in the north cascades.
8/19/2016 at 11:17 AM
The shirts and shoes would love to explore with them.
8/19/2016 at 11:42 AM
Like Columbia Sportswear Teton Peak Fleece Jacket (For Men): Looks warm & comfortable.
8/19/2016 at 12:06 PM
What I like about Columbia is that you can go from trail to town with a lot of their stuff. While I'd love a lot of what STP is offering for myself, I know my girlfriend NEEDS a pair of snow pants. The Bugaboo would be a winner.
8/19/2016 at 12:07 PM
columbia provides quality it helps when exploring no matter the terrain or temp.
8/19/2016 at 12:09 PM
I could use a jacket for my wife so she would come out with me more!
8/19/2016 at 12:12 PM
Ventrailia Razor would make a good surprise for my wife
8/19/2016 at 2:12 PM
I require good firm and sturdy shoes because of Diabetic Neuropothy. Columbia shoes will allow me to exercise by walking in my neighborhood
8/19/2016 at 2:41 PM
our family loves Columbia outdoor wear. We hike/bike & camp/boat - I love the inter changeable jackets for staying dry & warm.
8/19/2016 at 3:05 PM
I love the trail running shoes. It would help me get to the next level, my current shoes have done their time and then some!
8/19/2016 at 3:13 PM
Quality outfits and shoes, I could enjoy the outdoors in the cold or hot.
8/19/2016 at 3:14 PM
I'd get something warm so I can enjoy the outdoors when I go to Iceland in September!
8/19/2016 at 3:41 PM
It will keep me warm in the Smokies!
8/19/2016 at 3:51 PM
We wanted to do a hiking trip in the fall in the mountains of Vermont and we also visit Colorado where our son lives.
8/19/2016 at 4:09 PM
I would love to get the man running shoes.
8/19/2016 at 4:28 PM
I would most likely explore in Columbia Sportswear Mighty Lite III Omni-Heat® Jacket
8/19/2016 at 4:42 PM
Love Columbia! Perfect for the outdoors and stylish too.
8/19/2016 at 5:26 PM
This would be perfect for my granddaughter in alaska!
8/19/2016 at 5:52 PM
Love the trail running shoes
8/19/2016 at 6:06 PM
Columbia Sportswear is my go to brand.
8/19/2016 at 7:47 PM
It will help me have the stuff to get out more and walk
8/19/2016 at 8:09 PM
I think a new coat would help me keep warm when the weather gets colder.
8/19/2016 at 9:27 PM
That OmniHeat insulated jacket is just the thing I need to entice me into winter walks along the river!
8/19/2016 at 11:07 PM
They would motivate me more to explore
8/20/2016 at 12:04 AM
I'd be encouraged to get out more and show off my stylish jacket!
8/20/2016 at 1:47 AM
I do own some Columbia Sportswear items and they have performed admirably. One of my favorite brands of all the outdoor brands!
8/20/2016 at 2:40 AM
I'd help me because i know i can depend on their good quality products
8/20/2016 at 3:38 AM
I love to walk and Columbia's Ventrailia Razor Trail Running Shoes would be a nice pair of shoes to explore in.
8/20/2016 at 5:55 AM
The Columbia jacket would keep my son warm on his fall hikes.
8/20/2016 at 6:06 AM
Columbia is a well known leader in outdoor gear. Having something from them would definitely help me to tough it out hiking in the cold this winter!
8/20/2016 at 8:25 AM
I would love a pair of Columbia trail running shoes, love hiking and running the trails!
8/20/2016 at 9:29 AM
When I purchase gear, rain gear or otherwise, I intend to use it to its limits. Columbia Sportswear is really great! Large enough to fit a sweater underneath, but not at all baggy and hideous.
8/20/2016 at 11:55 AM
It will help me explore in style.
8/20/2016 at 2:57 PM
Winning would give me the confidence to get out there because I would know I have the best of the best!
8/20/2016 at 3:36 PM
Winning a Columbia product would help me explore because it would keep me warm.
8/20/2016 at 4:10 PM
The jacket would help me stay warm and the shoes will help me feel more comfortable.
8/20/2016 at 4:46 PM
A new Columbia jacket would make fall and winter all the warmer for me!
8/20/2016 at 5:00 PM
I would buy my husband a Columbia coat to explore in the winter
8/20/2016 at 6:13 PM
We could spend more time outside in the winter with a nice Columbia jacket.
8/20/2016 at 6:19 PM
Huge columbia fan for their comfort, style and durability
8/20/2016 at 6:57 PM
Columbia products help me stay comfortable in the outdoors which makes exploring more pleasant.
8/21/2016 at 1:09 AM
Columbia products are great. I need a new rain jacket.
8/21/2016 at 2:46 AM
Columbia products help me explore by keeping me comfortable in all kinds of weather. They also feel great.
8/21/2016 at 5:55 AM
I'd run the Art Loeb Trail in those awesome sneaks!
8/21/2016 at 7:37 AM
Columbia is a great product, I even still has a jacket from 10 years ago! they last a long time.
8/21/2016 at 9:07 AM
columbia gear will protect me from nature
8/21/2016 at 9:46 AM
Looks like great clothing for our hiking trips!!
8/21/2016 at 12:32 PM
Their outer wear will keep my warm while going on hikes.
8/21/2016 at 3:36 PM
I am a long distance runner and love to run on trails. The Ventrailia Razor Trail Running Shoes would be perfect for my fall trail runs!
8/21/2016 at 4:13 PM
A pair of Columbia Trail running shoes would be awesome.
8/22/2016 at 1:53 AM
id be able to get out and explore with the right clothes
8/22/2016 at 8:46 AM
New hiking shoes will be perfect for the trails.
8/22/2016 at 10:36 AM
A warm jacket is just what I need to keep exploring this fall.
8/22/2016 at 11:30 AM
love to win a jacket to explore the fall months.
8/22/2016 at 11:32 AM
winning a columbia sportswear item would help me get out and explore. i would love wearing my columbia sportswear item.
8/22/2016 at 12:39 PM
Better-suited gear for SAR callouts and trainings and upcoming camping and travel trips would lend to being way more comfortable and better prepared.
8/22/2016 at 4:46 PM
Looking forward to some camping weekends in the fall - definitely could use warmer gear.
8/22/2016 at 7:41 PM
I'll get out to hike more if I have the right gear to keep me warm.
8/22/2016 at 8:33 PM
It will keep me warm while I'm out walking.
8/22/2016 at 9:13 PM
This would help me add to my collection of Columbia so I can keeping toughing out the different climates.
8/22/2016 at 9:55 PM
Columbia makes really nice jackets. I'd love to have a new spring/autumn jacket for hiking or working in the yard or just wearing around to be comfortable.
8/23/2016 at 2:38 AM
inning a product from Columbia Sportswear will help me be comfy when i hike
8/23/2016 at 2:55 AM
A win like this would keep me comfortable during hikes
8/23/2016 at 5:21 AM
Winning a Columbia product would help keep me comfortable since my family is very active outdoors.
8/23/2016 at 7:28 AM
Keep me dry and comfy on my adventures
8/23/2016 at 8:07 AM
The trail running shoes would let me get out and run more.
8/23/2016 at 9:52 AM
It would help me as I am a long distance backpacker, camper and angler.
8/23/2016 at 10:26 AM
A coat would keep me warm while hiking
8/23/2016 at 2:35 PM
Ventrailia Razor Trail Running Shoes (For Women)
8/23/2016 at 3:18 PM
Winning Columbia would mean exploring the Rockies as the temps drop comfortably.
8/23/2016 at 4:09 PM
This gear would get me moving!
8/23/2016 at 8:22 PM
The Columbia Sportswear Teton Peak Fleece Jacket would keep my husband warm when we go hiking in the White Mountains of NH
8/24/2016 at 12:13 AM
Columbia could help me explore by keeping me warm enough to stop contracting colds on trips!
8/24/2016 at 4:54 AM
it would lift my outdoor spirits
8/24/2016 at 7:52 AM
nothing helps motivate an outdoor life than quality gear. Columbia makes good stuff and putting it on everyday makes me yearn for the woods.
8/24/2016 at 11:43 AM
It would get me excited to get out and explore the outdoors
8/24/2016 at 11:50 AM
A product from Columbia will help me explore the forest outside my house.
8/24/2016 at 1:12 PM
Their coats are so warm I can stay out longer, and that helps me explore my winter surroundings.
8/24/2016 at 1:41 PM
i could go hiking in some new Columbia shoes!
8/24/2016 at 3:35 PM
Columbia jackets keep me warm and outdoors for more exploring
8/24/2016 at 4:04 PM
Columbia winter wear would keep me warm this winter when I visit Mount Baker.
8/24/2016 at 4:06 PM
The trail shoes would be great for mountain trails.
8/24/2016 at 8:12 PM
The razor trail running shoes would be perfect to keep me running on my favorite mountain trails this fall.
8/24/2016 at 10:19 PM
That Columbia Sportswear Mighty Lite III Omni-Heat® Jacket will keep me warm when I'm out and about. Thanks for the contest.
8/24/2016 at 10:31 PM
This would help me explore by providing the best quality and value.
8/24/2016 at 10:58 PM
It would help me explore by keeping me comfortable!
8/24/2016 at 11:24 PM
I could explore while running in some new shoes
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