Holiday Shopping Guide 2012: Columbia Sportswear



Columbia Sportswear:

“Being an industry leader in outdoor apparel and product takes passion, and an understanding of people who love the outdoors as much as we do. That’s why, from cutting edge technology, to our innovative heritage in Bugaboo, our jackets, pants, fleece, boots, and shoes are all tested tough so you can enjoy the outdoors longer.”

Columbia Sportswear offers a full range of well designed and high quality apparel for the active family. We have selected 2 products to highlight from the Columbia Sportswear Collection. These make ideal gifts for the special man in your life who enjoys an active lifestyle.

Men’s Extreme Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip

Built for low to mid aerobic activity in extremely cold conditions, this high-loft fleece layer features thermal reflectivity from your neck to your waist. It provides maximum warmth and wicking with stretch inserts under arm for comfort where it counts.


  •     Omni-Wick inserts keep you dry and comfortable
  •     Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining for lightweight, breathable warmth
  •     Performance fit
  •     Antimicrobial
  •     Ergonomic seaming
  •     Thumb holes
  •     Imported


  •     Omni-Wick inserts under arms and at side torso
  •     Omni-Heat insert at back neck
  •     91% polyester/9% elastane Thermostretch

This baselayer is light, soft and stretchy. With an amazing reflective coating to keep you warm, this baselayer is breathable to keep you from sweating. With holes for your thumbs, the sleeves are long enough so they cover your hand and not just your wrist. This design feature really helps to keep your hands warm, and you can even tuck your fingers in if they get really cold outside.  The 1/2 length zip and the thumb holes make the garment easy to get on quickly and in addition, helps to keep the baselayer in place (no bunching) while you put on sweaters etc. The baselayer extends to the hips which is the ideal length to keep your back warm, even when sitting.  This baselayer is outstanding quality and we appreciate the double stitching of the garment to ensure its longevity.




Men’s Triteca™ Softshell

Three technologies strategically placed to provide ultimate warmth, comfort and protection during aerobic activities in inclement weather: super-fast wicking technology is utilized at the body’s key hot zones, wind-blocking fabric at points of exposure and Omni-Heat® thermal reflective lining around the core for added warmth.





  • Omni-Wind Block ultrabreathable windproof
    Omni-Heat thermal reflective
    Omni-Wick EVAP advanced evaporation
    Bonded softshell
    2-way comfort stretch
    Hybrid for stretch and breathability
    Attached, adjustable storm hood
    Vented hand pockets
    Waterproof zippers
    Drawcord adjustable hem
    Zip-closed hand pockets
    Contoured sleeve cuffs
    Backpack compatible
    Abrasion resistant chin guard
    Drop tail
    Center back length: 29”


100% polyester 3L Wind™ Block softshell
92% nylon/8% elastane stretch Evap twill

You will never find a lighter weight jacket that can keep you so warm. There is no padding to this jacket but it keeps you just as warm.  Where this jacket really stands-out is in the range of temperatures and conditions that this jacket can keep you comfortable.  Zipped up its ideal to keep you warm by reflecting your body heat back to you, even in its large hood.  Open the side pockets lets air through to cool you down if you get to warm, unzip and it flows to all you to cool down further when the day warms up.



This jacket features Velcro straps at the wrists to keep air and/or rain out.  The Drawstring tightens around the waist and the hood can be tightened by a draw-string as well.  This jacket is ideal for traveling as it can adapt to the climate changes you experience. It is so compact its easy to take with you on the plane or in your backpack without taking up the space of a “conventional” jacket with the same warmth factor. This jacket checks all the boxes when it comes to versatility, quality and adaptability. The perfect jacket for the changing seasons.



The Columbia Sportwear range is available worldwide. Click here to find a store in your area. Alternatively, you can shop from the comfort of your home through the Columbia Sportwear Online Store.


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