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Everybody outside. In the Tough Mother Outdoor Guide, we promise to keep things simple and deliver reliable, no-nonsense advice and heartfelt articles on how to enjoy the outdoors. See you out there.
From the warmest jackets to the quietest vests, here’s a list of Columbia Sportwear’s best hunting gear.
Outdoor Life
The Best Hunting Gear to Make Your Trip

From the warmest jackets to the quietest vests, here’s a list of Columbia Sportwear’s best hunting gear.

From puffers to parkas, our handy guide will help you find the right jacket for any weather condition.
Gear
Jacket Required: 6 Types of Outdoor Coats to Know

From puffers to parkas, our handy guide will help you find the right jacket for any weather condition.

Learn how to tackle muddy trails with these tips and tricks for trail running in the rain.
Trail Running
12 Tips for Trail Running in the Rain

Learn how to tackle muddy trails with these tips and tricks for trail running in the rain.

Learn how to become a more ethical hiker with our quick-guide to Leave No Trace principles.
Hiking
Leave No Trace: Rules for Hiking Ethics and Etiquette

Learn how to become a more ethical hiker with our quick-guide to Leave No Trace principles.

From back-to-school bags to travel packs, these are Columbia Sportswear’s best kids backpacks.
Gear
The 5 Best Kids Backpacks

From back-to-school bags to travel packs, these are Columbia Sportswear’s best kids backpacks.

Whether you’re kayaking, rafting, fishing, or paddleboarding, check out Columbia Sportwear's guide on what to pack for a day on the river.
Gear
What to Wear on Your Next River Adventure

Whether you’re kayaking, rafting, fishing, or paddleboarding, check out Columbia Sportwear's guide on what to pack for a day on the river.

From sturdy lace-ups to casual slip-ons, let us help you find the best shoes for fishing and boating.
Fishing
The Best Fishing Shoes

From sturdy lace-ups to casual slip-ons, let us help you find the best shoes for fishing and boating.

Whether you’re a beginner hiker or a trail expert, here’s a packing checklist for your next day hike.
Hiking
What to Wear Hiking: 10 Essentials to Pack

Whether you’re a beginner hiker or a trail expert, here’s a packing checklist for your next day hike.

From sun-protective clothing to hydration, discover our tips on how to beat the heat on your next trail run.
Trail Running
How to Stay Cool While Running

From sun-protective clothing to hydration, discover our tips on how to beat the heat on your next trail run.

Help your kids discover the joys of the outdoors with Columbia Sportswear’s 6 tips to Getting Your Kids Outside.
Outdoor Life
How to Get Your Kids Outside

Help your kids discover the joys of the outdoors with Columbia Sportswear’s 6 tips to Getting Your Kids Outside.

Check out Columbia Sportswear’s list of clever DIY camping tips and tricks that will help you dial in your wilderness experience.
Outdoor Life
The 22 Best Camping Hacks

Check out Columbia Sportswear’s list of clever DIY camping tips and tricks that will help you dial in your wilderness experience.

Searching for the perfect gift for an outdoorsy dad? Columbia Sportswear is here to help with our gift guide for outdoorsy dads.
Gear
The Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

Searching for the perfect gift for an outdoorsy dad? Columbia Sportswear is here to help with our gift guide for outdoorsy dads.

From shirts, shorts, and baselayers to sandals, dresses, and puffy jackets, here’s everything you need this summer to camp in style.
Gear
The Best Summer Camping Outfits

From shirts, shorts, and baselayers to sandals, dresses, and puffy jackets, here’s everything you need this summer to camp in style.

From hiking in Patagonia to sailing the Atlantic coast, here are the stories of five adventurers and what the outdoors means to them.
Outdoor Life
Why These Five LGBTQIA+ Adventurers Go Outside

From hiking in Patagonia to sailing the Atlantic coast, here are the stories of five adventurers and what the outdoors means to them.