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Brand Highlight: Columbia® Brand

Do you love spending time outdoors? How about your customers? Columbia® brand makes products that can survive the greatest adventures from slippery ski slopes to the fishing at the coast. Learn all about how they got started, what makes Columbia so popular, and we at pens.com can help you use their products to promote your own brand. 

History of the Columbia® Brand

Columbia is based in Portland, Oregan and specializes in outdoor apparel and products. But it didn’t start out that way. The very beginning of the Columbia brand started in 1937 when Gert Boyle’s parents fled Nazi Germany to live in Portland. There, they purchased a hat company that they named The Columbia Hat Company. Gert’s husband inherited the company from her parents and then Gert herself took over when her husband passed.  

Gert Boyle is now cited by the company as the founder of their company, inspiring their brand with her “legendary perfectionism” and high standards. They also cite the location itself as inspiration for their modern brand, thanks to the “lush mountains, snow-covered mountains, rugged coastline, and wide-open spaces” of the Pacific Northwest. This love of the outdoors and dedication to perfection is what Columbia brings to their brand and their products. 

What Everyone Loves About the Columbia® Brand

The Columbia brand is most famous for its outdoor apparel, offering durable and stylish options for all sorts of activities from camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, golf, and everything in between. They also offer a variety of high-quality footwear, making them a great place to get fully outfitted for all sorts of outdoor adventures. But this brand is much more than just a clothing line. This brand also offers camping equipment like tents, sleeping bags, camping cookware, backpacks, and more.  

But what we love most about Columbia is their high-quality drinkware, including Columbia water bottles and thermal mugs. Their mugs and thermoses are durable, stylish, and conveniently constructed to be easy to use and carry on all sorts of outdoor activities.  

Whether it’s clothing or gear or drinkware, what customers love most about the Columbia brand is that everything they offer is built for adventure. Stylish and made to last, customers can be confident that no matter what outdoor hobbies they enjoy, Columbia products are made to keep up and hold strong the whole way. 

How You Can Use Columbia® Promotional Products

Ready to put Columbia to work for your brand? Their quality products make excellent giveaways for outdoor activity shops, venues, and anyone whose customers love the outdoors. When you put your custom logo on these durable, quality products, Columbia’s dedication to perfection works for your brand to offer lasting positive impressions with anyone who interacts with your gifts and giveaways. 

Popular Columbia® Promotional Products You Can Customize

Whether your customers are made for adventure or just drop their water bottles a lot, these products are made for keeping drinks secure while making your brand look great. Here are some of the Columbia brand promotional products that we carry that you can customize for gifts, giveaways, and company merch for your own business.  

21 oz. Columbia® Handle Top Bottle

Looking for a bottle that can keep up under harsh conditions while still looking great? Your brand is in good hands on this stainless steel insulated bottle, featuring powder-coated coloring, a stylishly angled carrying handle, double-wall vacuum insulation, and a wide top for adding ice. Whether your customers take their drinks hot or cold, this bottle is prepared for action and will keep their drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 30. 

18 oz. Columbia® Flip Top Bottle

Lightweight enough to run with but durable enough to carry through cross trails, this bottle features all the powder coated stainless steel action you can expect from a high-quality Columbia water bottle. Its double-walled insulation will keep drinks hot for up to 6 hours and cold for up to 18, but that’s not the best part. Customers will love the convenience of the flip top opening, perfect for drinking on the go without spilling a drop.  

Columbia® 15 oz. Camp Cup

Want to offer your customers a cozy coffee mug experience far from the comforts of home? This Columbia camp cup gives them just that with a sturdy stainless steel double-wall insulation for hot and cold drinks. Keep out the flies and stop the spills with this cup’s secure sip lid, perfect for camping or even just protecting your carpet from spills. Travel ready with a durable welded handle, this cup is ready for adventure with your brand on display.

Columbia® 34 oz. Stainless Steel Thermal Bottle

Customers can picnic under any condition with this Columbia thermal bottle. Leak proof to the point that you can carry hot soup in your purse, this bottle features a secure screw-on cap and an easy-pour contoured top and two drinking cups – perfect for sharing. Along with showing off your logo, this thermal bottle will keep your customers’ drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 30.  

Ready to show your brand’s adventurous side? Take advantage of the high-quality style and durability of Columbia’s promotional products. Interested in trying other popular brands to promote your own? Check out our list of top brands offered at pens.com. 

Katie Yelisetti

From marketing tips to product recommendations, I’m here to help small businesses be their best.

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