Gearhead: The Evolution of Columbia Sportswear

21st January 2013 | Stephanie Nitsch

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Backcountry rippers take note: Columbia Sportswear's technical design and style is packable and portable for the rigors of off-piste skiing. - ©Columbia Sportswear

Backcountry rippers take note: Columbia Sportswear's technical design and style is packable and portable for the rigors of off-piste skiing.
Copyright: Columbia Sportswear

Backcountry rippers take note: Columbia Sportswear's technical design and style is packable and portable for the rigors of off-piste skiing. - ©Columbia Sportswear
A trifecta of tech, Columbia's Triteca Softshell jacket includes a trio of Omni-Heat, Omni-Wind Block and Omni-Wick EVAP all in one package. Available in men's and women's editions. - ©Columbia Sportswear

A trifecta of tech, Columbia's Triteca Softshell jacket includes a trio of Omni-Heat, Omni-Wind Block and Omni-Wick EVAP all in one package. Available in men's and women's editions.
Copyright: Columbia Sportswear

A trifecta of tech, Columbia's Triteca Softshell jacket includes a trio of Omni-Heat, Omni-Wind Block and Omni-Wick EVAP all in one package. Available in men's and women's editions. - ©Columbia Sportswear
Columbia Sportswear's original 3-in-1 parka design lives on in the new Ultrachange jacket and tips the scale at scant 24 oz (11.2 oz in the shell, 12.8 oz in the liner). Available in men's and women's editions. - ©Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear's original 3-in-1 parka design lives on in the new Ultrachange jacket and tips the scale at scant 24 oz (11.2 oz in the shell, 12.8 oz in the liner). Available in men's and women's editions.
Copyright: Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear's original 3-in-1 parka design lives on in the new Ultrachange jacket and tips the scale at scant 24 oz (11.2 oz in the shell, 12.8 oz in the liner). Available in men's and women's editions. - ©Columbia Sportswear
What goes in doesn't have to come out. Natural body heat is trapped by Omni-Heat Reflective's silver dots to create a warmer layer. But don't sweat it -- Omni-Heat is highly breathable, too. - ©Columbia Sportswear

What goes in doesn't have to come out. Natural body heat is trapped by Omni-Heat Reflective's silver dots to create a warmer layer. But don't sweat it -- Omni-Heat is highly breathable, too.
Copyright: Columbia Sportswear

What goes in doesn't have to come out. Natural body heat is trapped by Omni-Heat Reflective's silver dots to create a warmer layer. But don't sweat it -- Omni-Heat is highly breathable, too. - ©Columbia Sportswear

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