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Gear Advice
KATE LOFTESNESS Waterproof vs Resistant vs Repellent

All rain jackets are not created equal. So what is the difference between water-resistant, water-repellent, and waterproof?

Gear Advice
RACHEL CAVANAUGH Meet The New Omni-MAX Footwear from Columbia Sportswear

Learn more about the innovative cushioning and traction system in Columbia Sportwear’s new Omni-MAX footwear system.

Gear Advice
RACHEL CAVANAUGH What is Columbia Sportswear’s Omni-Tech?

Learn more about Columbia Sportswear’s innovative waterproof and breathable Omni-Tech technology.

Care & Repair
RACHEL CAVANAUGH How to Wash and Dry Fleece

We answer all of your questions about how to care for fleece jackets, hoodies, blankets, and more

Gear Advice
RACHEL CAVANAUGH How to Dress for Cold Weather

From warm, fluffy parkas to ultra-lightweight rain shells, learn how to pick the right clothes for any winter scenario.

Story
RACHEL CAVANAUGH Columbia’s Omni-Heat Infinity Is So Warm It’s Going to Outer Space

Columbia’s ultra-warm Omni-Heat Infinity technology will provide thermal insulation for Intuitive Machines' Nova-C lunar lander.

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TROY ASPLUND What is UPF Clothing?

We spoke with Haskell Beckham, Columbia Sportswear’s VP of Innovation, to learn about the benefits of sun-protective clothing and the new Omni-Shade Broad Spectrum Technology.

Gear Advice
RACHEL CAVANAUGH What is Columbia Sportswear’s OutDry Extreme?

Discover Columbia’s OutDry Extreme technology, and learn more about how this breathable waterproof gear keeps you dry.

Gear Advice
DAVID YOUNG Bucket Hats vs. Booney Hats: What’s The Difference?

From sun protection to cooling features, learn about the key differences between Bucket hats and Booney hats.

Gear Advice
TROY ASPLUND Rain Jackets vs. Windbreakers: What’s the Difference?

Columbia Sportswear’ apparel design expert, Shelley Baltazar, breaks down the differences between rain jackets and windbreakers.

Care & Repair
DAVID YOUNG How to Wash a Puffer Jacket

A jacket care expert from Columbia Sportswear explains the proper care instructions for washing your puffy coats.

Gear Advice
DAVID YOUNG The Best Cold Weather Gear With Omni-Heat Helix

Discover the best cold weather gear featuring Columbia Sportswear’s Omni-Heat Helix™ technology.

Gear Advice
RACHEL CAVANAUGH Meet The New Omni-Heat Helix Technology

Get Ready for Warmer Midlayers With This New Fabric Technology.

Gear Advice
TROY ASPLUND 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.