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Weather the outdoors in COLUMBIA clothing

For over eighty years, COLUMBIA has specialised in outdoor clothing and accessories. This brand was founded in Oregon, a part of America where hiking, trail running and trekking are an ordinary part of everyday life. Originally, it started as a hat company, founded by a family of German refugees. Over time, though, the brand expanded into other outdoor clothes. Today, COLUMBIA is known for its innovative, cutting-edge gear. It experiments with the latest technologies and new developments to create sportswear that is comfortable, rugged, and totally fit for purpose. It has even developed clothes for Winter Olympic ski teams, creating heavy-duty, hard-wearing jackets, trousers and gloves to keep top athletes warm and protected from the elements. If it's good enough for Olympians, it's definitely good enough for you! Whether you're going for a gentle day hike or heading deep into the mountains, you're bound to discover the COLUMBIA piece that's right for you. Make the natural world your personal playground – and do it in style.

Footwear to keep you going all day

Among the accessories offered by COLUMBIA, some of the most popular can be found in the range of footwear. It contains shoes that are suitable for every occasion. As well as hiking boots, there are lightweight alternatives that can be worn on shorter or easier treks. There are also specialist offerings designed for trail running, and non-slip, waterproof shoes that can be worn when fishing or out on a boat. If you're serious about your sport, this is the perfect place to look for the ideal footwear – and that even includes socks, which are carefully designed for different disciplines. Look out for COLUMBIA's range of sandals and flip-flops, too; they're ideal to slip onto your feet for some recovery at the end of a long day. As with all the gear that's made by the brand, there are shoes and socks designed for both men and women, as well as a children's collection. That's just what you need if you're planning to introduce the youngest members of the family to the world of outdoor sport and adventures.

The latest COLUMBIA technology for the great outdoors

What really sets this brand apart from the competition is its use of techniques to carefully craft the right clothes for outdoor life. A mix of traditional methods – such as insulating down in cold weather jackets – and modern, innovative techniques ensure that you'll be ready for any weather conditions. The brand's world-famous Omni-Tech technology is used to treat fabrics and seams, leaving them both waterproof and breathable for comfort. Omni-Heat is a thermal technology that will keep you warm in cool conditions, while added vents mean that you'll never overheat. The thoughtful inclusion of zipped pockets, often in interior positions, allows you to keep your possessions close while you're out on the trail. It's clear that COLUMBIA clothing has been designed by people who love outdoor life, and know exactly what you need – so shop there now.

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