Family owned and operated brands are some of the most successful on the outdoors lifestyle scene, especially when you consider that so much dedication goes into the products plus support from your co-founders is always there. So when in 1937, the Columbia Hat Company was founded, it grew from strength to strength and became a globally recognised name. In 1960 they took a change of direction and decided to get rid of its suppliers; from here the brand was known as Columbia Sportswear Company and continued to manufacture its premium range of clothing including outdoor jackets, headgear, camping equipment and accessories along with a fantastic collection of footwear all with a style suited to everyone and packed with innovation. One of the world's largest manufacturers of ski and snow wear, Columbia enjoys a host of winning features throughout its quality product range. Its footwear is not only stylish and comfortable, but offers practical solutions to cold weather situations. Get Columbia Gear like their shoes, boots and clothing at Blackleaf.