When the skies open up, the Watertight II really saves the day. It's
super-light, fully seam sealed and made with a microporous Omni-Tech
fabric which blocks moisture from coming in, but allows heat and vapor
to escape. The adjustable hem and hood afford you the ability to
customize the fit.
Heat Seal technology eliminates stitches, creating baffles that greatly reduce water penetration, heat loss and down migration.
• Lightweight and sleek
•Great for layering
•Improved heat retention
•Reduces down migration
•Reduces water penetration
and raised in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear Company has been
making gear so that Pacific Northwesterners can enjoy the outdoors for
more than 70 years. At the helm for over 40 years has been our Chairman,
Gert Boyle. Her Tough Mother persona has grown Columbia into the global
sportswear company that it is today—still based in Portland, still
making no-nonsense apparel and footwear to keep you WARM, DRY, COOL and
PROTECTED no matter what. Our unique Pacific Northwest heritage and
Boyle family irreverence is what sets us apart from the competition.
a family business gone global. Chairman Gert Boyle's parents — German
nationals who fled Nazi Germany in 1938 — purchased a small hat company
upon their arrival in Portland and named it Columbia Hat Company, after
the river that inspired their new home. This humble beginning was of
huge significance to the family, marking new found freedom and a fresh
start. Her husband later took over, and after he died Gert ran the show,
going from housewife to executive overnight. Today, her son Tim Boyle
is our longtime president and CEO. The family — like our business — has
experienced its ups and downs, but enjoying the outdoors together has
always been integral to its success.
is made up of real people who are as passionate about the outdoors as
you are. And, while our products are available around the world, we're
based in the great Pacific Northwest, where majestic forests frame
volcanic mountains and a rugged coast. This is where we hike, ride,
fish, hunt, climb, camp, golf, paddle, run, and just enjoy fresh air
with friends. Come join us.