Men’s hiking essentials from Columbia | Holiday Gift Guides

by W. Andrew Powell
Men's Hiking Essentials

Columbia Sportswear is my favourite hiking and outdoor clothing brand for a lot of reasons, starting with the quality of their jackets and shoes, to the price.

Columbia products are also easy to find in a number of stores, or through their website, and they offer express shipping, giving you a few more days to buy the perfect gifts.

For the outdoorsy guy in your life, or the loved one who wants to be comfortable, warm, and dry, these are all great gift ideas.

Columbia Facet 75 Alpha OutDry Shoe | $220

Columbia Facet 75 Alpha OutDry Shoe

These hiking shoes make all the difference on the trail, especially when it’s wet or slippery.

The Columbia Facet 75 Alpha OutDry Shoe is a comfortable, lightweight, and waterproof hiker with incredible traction in a wide range of conditions. I hiked through mud, wet rocks, gravel, and sand on a recent trip, and they kept my feet dry, and the shoes gripped every surface.

Beyond their durable outer shell, the hiker has a cushioned sole that kept my feet comfortable throughout the whole hike. Over hours of wear they have lasted well, they’ve kept my feet protected, and while high tops can be good for some hiking trips, I love how these lower cut shoes fit and feel. The Facet 75 Alpha is available in black and cypress.

Disney 100 Half-Snap Fleece | $130

Columbia Disney 100 Half-Snap Fleece

For the Disney fans, the Disney 100 Half-Snap Fleece looks vintage and fits modern, with a zippered pocket, stretch cuffs, and a classic look. Breathable and surprisingly light, the half-snap fleece is made for cool days and adventures, whether you’re headed for a hike or a January day at Disneyland.

Celebrating Disney 100, the fleece is perfect under a jacket, or on those warmer days it’s warm enough to wear on its own.

The cozy fleece is available in women’s, youth, and toddler sizes, so the whole family can match, and Columbia’s Disney 100 collection also features other items. There’s a fun bucket hat, and the Snowqualmie Jacket, both of which feature Mickey ears.

Landroamer Parka | $299

Landroamer Parka

Columbia makes winter jackets that outperform everyone else at the same price, and the Landroamer Parka is made to withstand Canadian winters, without having your movements restricted.

Featuring thermal-reflective tech, lightweight insulation, and a waterproof outer shell, Columbia rates it as their warmest jacket, perfect for chill winter hikes, skiing, and skating.

With an adjustable hood and cuffs, hand pockets, and a waterproof zipper and seams, the jacket offers all the luxuries to enjoy winter, and staying nice and warm.

The Landroamer Parka is available in black and green, and it offers an easy fit for a wide range of motion.

Skywalker Pilot Long Sleeve Shirt | $99

Skywalker Pilot Long Sleeve Shirt

Star Wars fans will love Columbia’s new Skywalker Pilot Collection, and while there is a jacket, pullover, and hat, the Skywalker Pilot Long Sleeve Shirt is a great price, with a fun design.

Made from a heavyweight cotton-blend, with an iconic raised-silicone Rebel patch and Columbia logo, it’s a design that will make a great gift for fans old and new. I know a few dads who would geek out over it.

The long-sleeve is soft, heavy knit, with a classic fit, complete with Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Check out the full collection and don’t wait for long! The collection is selling fast, so shoppers should check the website and stores.

Men’s Landroamer Utility Pants | $129

Men's Landroamer Utility Pants

For the real outdoorsy guys, the skiers, the skaters, and anyone who want to stay dry from head to toe, the Men’s Landroamer Utility Pants really complete the outfit.

Made to be worn all day long, the pants include UPF 50 protection, they repel water and stains, and they have pockets too.

Made with recycled materials, with knee protection panels where knee pads can be added, the pants are well made and heavy duty, while still being versatile with good manoeuvrability.

Paired with a Columbia jacket, it’s the perfect combination for them to enjoy their favourite winter activities.

Visit The GATE’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guides for more giveaways & holiday features.

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