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Portland, Oregon based company Columbia Sportswear has been making gear for customers to relish the great outdoors year-round for over 70 years. No matter the forecast: Rain-soaked days, snow-covered streets, or strong gusting winds, Columbia Sportswear has designed apparel, outerwear, footwear and equipment to keep individuals comfortable and covered in any weather condition or environment.

This fall, the company launched a “Tested Tough” initiative to demonstrate their passion for the outdoors into new technology in their products that will keep people warm, dry, cool and protected year-round. Columbia Sportswear went as far as to hire two “Directors of Toughness” that will embark on a six-month quest around the world to test the company’s products. Can you imagine? If heading to the mountains and trails on the weekends is your thing, then more power to you! This city person will continue to enjoy bike rides in Central Park or a quick jog on Fifth Avenue thanks to my Columbia Heatzone 1000 TurboDown Jacket.  Here is our breakdown guide on what we love to wear for cold weather months…

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Image of Columbia Sportswear Tested Tough