Columbia was founded by a German immigrant couple in the USA in 1938. The couple's
daughter, Gert Boyle, took over the management of the company after a short while
and turned it into a world-famous and extremely successful manufacturer of outdoor
clothing of all kinds. Columbia's extensive range of innovative functional clothing
ranges from waterproof hardshell jackets and warm down jackets to longsleeves and
T-shirts with sun protection.