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Everybody outside. In the Tough Mother Outdoor Guide, we promise to keep things simple and deliver reliable, no-nonsense advice and heartfelt articles on how to enjoy the outdoors. See you out there.
Lukas Irmler is considered one of the world‘s best Slackliners. We caught up with him to find out a little more about him, and the sport he loves so much. 
Ask the Pros
Meet Lukas Irmler, the Newest Addition to the Columbia Sportswear Ambassador Team

Lukas Irmler is considered one of the world‘s best Slackliners. We caught up with him to find out a little more about him, and the sport he loves so much. 

In honor of our fierce founder Gert Boyle, we’ve revamped our outdoor guide to bring you in-depth stories and expert advice for all of your outdoor adventures.
Outdoor Life
Columbia’s New Tough Mother Outdoor Guide

In honor of our fierce founder Gert Boyle, we’ve revamped our outdoor guide to bring you in-depth stories and expert advice for all of your outdoor adventures.

To help give you a better idea of what to look for when picking out a raincoat, here's a list of helpful questions to ask yourself before you start shopping.
Gear
7 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Raincoats

To help give you a better idea of what to look for when picking out a raincoat, here's a list of helpful questions to ask yourself before you start shopping.

Whether you’re a diehard survivalist or a casual weekend warrior, chances are that if you’ve ever done anything remotely outdoorsy, you already know what hiking boots are.
Gear
HIKING BOOTS VS HIKING SHOES: THE SHOWDOWN

Whether you’re a diehard survivalist or a casual weekend warrior, chances are that if you’ve ever done anything remotely outdoorsy, you already know what hiking boots are.

Outdoor gear is built to be rugged and durable. You just need to know how to take care of it. Check out our tips for outdoor gear maintenance.
Gear
6 Ways To Make Your Outdoor Gear Last Longer

Outdoor gear is built to be rugged and durable. You just need to know how to take care of it. Check out our tips for outdoor gear maintenance.

During lockdown, gym rats discovered hiking as exercise. Now they say they’re never going back. Learn the benefits of exercising outdoors over working out at the gym.
Hiking
In A Post-Quarantine World, Nature Is The New Gym

During lockdown, gym rats discovered hiking as exercise. Now they say they’re never going back. Learn the benefits of exercising outdoors over working out at the gym.

The best thing you can do for your feet is invest in a pair of high-quality waterproof shoes. But what kind? What qualities should you consider?
Gear
How to find the Right Waterproof Shoe

The best thing you can do for your feet is invest in a pair of high-quality waterproof shoes. But what kind? What qualities should you consider?

This may sound counterintuitive, but wintertime is actually one of the best seasons to play outside with kids.
Outdoor Life
Kid-friendly Winter Activities to Get them Outside

This may sound counterintuitive, but wintertime is actually one of the best seasons to play outside with kids.

Earlier this week, Columbia Sportswear launched Omni-Heat Black Dot technology. The new gear follows a long history of humans innovating clever ways to stay warm outside—but it’s never been done like this.
Gear
How Science Is Making Winter Jackets Warmer Than Ever

Earlier this week, Columbia Sportswear launched Omni-Heat Black Dot technology. The new gear follows a long history of humans innovating clever ways to stay warm outside—but it’s never been done like this.