9 – Columbia

Columbia has been creating innovative outdoor gear and technologies since 1938. Their mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone. Founder Gert Boyle’s “Tough Mother” persona lives on in the Columbia brand. Her legendary perfectionism and the high standards to which she held herself and others still guide them today.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear is a global outdoor brand that crafts active lifestyle gear fortified with industry-leading technologies and tested in our own backyard. Our apparel, footwear, and accessories reflect our Pacific Northwest heritage and indomitable spirit.

As their “One Tough Mother” Gert would say, “It’s perfect. Now make it better.”


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