Founded in 1938, Columbia Sportswear Company™ has grown from a small family-owned hat distributorship to one of the world’s largest outerwear brands and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States. At the head of the company are 84-year-old matriarch Gert Boyle, chairman of the board of directors, and her son, Tim Boyle, president and chief executive officer.
Our chairman’s passion drives us to make the best products for outdoors people with the same spirit. We believe this passion is what defines true pioneers. Not skill. Not the size of the mountains they play on. It’s their joy. To us this makes the great outdoors the Greater Outdoors.
In 1938, we started out making hats in Portland, Oregon. From the beginning, we’ve been focused on creating authentic, innovative products for passionate outdoor lovers—people like you. We’re committed to helping get more people outside, more often.