Mountain Hardwear was founded in 1993 by a small band of outdoor industry iconoclasts. They saw the industry changing, compromising quality and dumbing down products to serve less technical users. Mountain Hardwear was founded to buck this trend in order to stay true to the needs of outdoor athletes.
Columbia is a family business that has gone global. It was founded in 1938 as a small hat company and has since grown to be one of the world's largest outdoor brands. Columbia's mission is to design and deliver authentic, outdoor, high-value products for active consumers of all ages.