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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.

Story 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.

Gear Advice TROY ASPLUND 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.

Gear Advice TROY ASPLUND The 5 Best Kids Backpacks

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

Gear Advice DAVID YOUNG 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.

Gear Advice RACHEL CAVANAUGH Why Scientists Say UPF Clothing is Better Than Sunscreen

Love the outdoors, but hate the chore of applying sunscreen all day? Learn more about recent study by OHSU on the effectiveness of UPF clothing.