Columbia is an industry leader in outdoor apparel and products. They have an extensive range of products covering trail running, ski sports, fishing, hiking, golfing and general fashion-wear. Columbia is one of the longest established companies in the outdoor apparel and equipment industry. 

What are Columbia’s unique selling points?

  • One of the top selling outdoor sports fashion brands in North America. And becoming increasingly sought-after in the UK and across Europe.
  • Columbia has a co-branding deal with Manchester United for all of their apparel products except match day and training kits. 
  • They have created their own range of fabric technologies including Outdry™, which is the first ever waterproof and breathable rainwear with a tough waterproof membrane outside and soft, wicking fabric inside.
  • Columbia supplies National Parks for all apparel uniform and clothing.
  • Many of the products in Columbia’s apparel range have UV protection against sunburn and long-term skin damage. 
  • Ethical material sourcing and production of products is the main focus of the brand’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda. 
  • Normally have high stock levels across a wide range of products compared with many other brands in the market.

Who’ll be interested in Columbia?

A whole variety of companies from across numerous sectors will be interested in this brand due, in part, to their strategic partnerships with Manchester United F.C. and the National Parks.  And also because they have such a vast range of products available.

Columbia have a vast range of shirts and polo shirts, available in various colour options, with very good stock levels all year round. These can be sold to companies from across different industries for workwear, promotional events, sports events and expeditions. 

Columbia rucksacks start from as little as £9.00 ex VAT and again stock is very good all year round, making it a great choice for promotional purposes and giveaways. 

They set lower RRPs than other brands meaning your trade buying price for their products is lower compared with other outdoor/sportswear brands.

Columbia has been a popular choice with many companies, including:

  • Park & Forestry – e.g. staff clothing for private estates, public parks, zoos, vets and maintenance companies in this area. 
  • Expedition sector – a range of clothing with UV protection is a good fit in this area. 
  • Charities - e.g. bags for events

Core product range 

  • Waterproof shell jackets
  • Synthetic insulated jackets
  • Synthetic insulated gillets/vests
  • Soft shell jackets
  • Mid-weight fleece – full zip
  • Rucksacks/daysacks
  • Office/laptop bag
  • Shirts (short and long sleeve, UPF 50+ rating)
  • Convertible cargo trousers (UPF 50+ rating)

These core products sell well in the promotional merchandise industry and are available all year round, thus ensuring continuity of supply. All products in this core range have a guarantee of supply for the next 5 years. Wholesale buying prices for core product lines start from £10.80 ex VAT.

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The Outdoors Company

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VAT number: 927 9157 85
Registered address: The Outdoors Company,
Unit 1, Greenfield Farm Industrial Estate
Congleton, CW12 4TR
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