There is a quote that I live by “The forest makes your heart gentle. You become one with it… No place for greed or anger there.” —Pha Pachak
Being from the west coast I have a sentimental attachment to the outdoors. I also know that having the right gear is essential. My new Columbia OutDry Ex Platinum Tech Shell is hands down the best waterproof jacket I have ever owned!! I also love the look with the black piping.
OutDry™ Extreme is the first ever waterproof and breathable fabric technology constructed with a waterproof layer on the outside and soft, wicking fabric inside. Traditional raingear uses interior waterproof membranes which don’t allow for air flow, and water-repellent coating that degrades over time. With OutDry™ Extreme, the rugged exterior is an incredibly water-tight membrane with millions of microscopic perforations that let water vapor escape through a wicking membrane directly fused to the shell.
Footwear is also key when going for a hike and these Columbia Redmond Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoes are everything you need in a hiking shoe. Waterproof, breathable, comfortable with lots of traction – you can’t ask for anything more.
Also rocking the Halo Legging from Columbia! They are thick, extra stretchy and sweat wicking. Perfect for outdoor activities or casual weekend wear.
A TESTED TOUGH HISTORY:
Born 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.
Columbia – Website HERE
Hiking Shoes HERE