Founded by German immigrants in Portland, Oregon in 1938, Columbia Sportswear Company™ has grown from its humble beginnings as a small family-owned hat distributorship to an internationally renowned sportswear manufacturer, employing more than 2,700 people around the world and boasting net sales of over a billion dollars annually.
Columbia has become one of the world's largest providers of waterproof, breathable performance products designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor adventures. Columbia thinks it's important for everyone to get a taste of the outdoors, whether you're climbing a vigorous mountain or taking a stroll in the park, they just want to make sure you are equipped with quality products that allow you to enjoy being outside.
Columbia remains committed to community-minded projects, and provides both financial and volunteer support to several organizations that specialize in direct human assistance, environmental conservation, and promotion of the arts and education. Columbia's rugged products are now available at more than 13,000 retailers in 72 countries world-wide.