Designing, testing, and sewing the apparel, tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks that get us all outside. We're all trying to live up to the free-wheeling, go-your-own-way, who-cares-what-people-think attitude of the early days. We go outside because it’s the best playground we can imagine. It’s a place to be creative, express yourself, and escape from the sameness of everyday life. We do what we do because we think this desire to get out and be wild is in everybody.
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.