Columbia Sportswear for Spring

With every changing season we need to change up our wardrobe and add a few items no matter what. With my teen boys these items seem to always be shoes and jackets. I had hoped they had stopped growing but they have not and it is getting trickier to find clothes and shoes that fit these tall, thin teens the way they should. When we find a company that accommodates their sizing needs we are customers for life. Both of my active teens are over 6 FT tall and care about current clothing trends. When I want to buy them something I am happy to spend a little more knowing that the quality is there and I can trust the brand. Columbia has been a name we look for often when shopping for shoes and sportswear.

Columbia is made up of real people who are as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And, while our products are available around the world, we’re based in the great Pacific Northwest, where majestic forests frame volcanic mountains and a rugged coast. This is where we hike, ride, fish, hunt, climb, camp, golf, paddle, run, and just enjoy fresh air with friends.

I was very fortunate and received 2 pairs of shoes for my teens and a jacket. We could not be more pleased with the look, comfort and quality of them.



Men’s EvaPOURation™ Jacket

Featuring a rich woven fabric and clean, versatile styling that easily navigates from city to wilderness, this hooded men’s rain jacket is the ultimate partner to active adventures in wet weather, with a performance blend of waterproof breathability and the next evolution in wicking technology to keep you dry and comfortable on both the exterior and interior. The EvaPOURation’s underarm vents deliver adjustable breathability, and it packs down into its own hand pocket for easy stowing.

We were able to order this jacket in a tall size. This means it fit perfectly around the waste and still gave the needed length in the arms. The lightweight fabric does a fabulous jab keeping the rain out while still looking good. My son is always competing at events and needed something he could easily bring in his bag and wear when the weather turned. The venting allows the wearer to keep cool as temperatures may rise while the adjustable draw cord does a great job bringing it in where needed. You can buy this jacket for $129.99 and easily wear it throughout the Spring/Summer and Fall months.  My son found this to be very comfortable and not restricting in any way.


You can see the jacket fits him nicely!


I often joke around about my boys shoes and having to buy new ones every season. But to be honest I don’t mind when I know they are getting the support they need. It is important for active people to have good quality shoes. Your feet do more for you than you will ever know.

Conspiracy Razor OutDry

Welded construction makes these lightweight, waterproof multi-sport shoes seriously comfortable while the flexible, low-profile design provides the perfect amount of support to keep you stable and nimble. Lugged for great traction, the outsole also features strategic grooves and smear zones to keep you locked to the terrain without weighing you down. The wrapped sidewalls and rubber overlays provide durability and protection while the super-soft footbed delivers lasting comfort.

Nothing ruins an outing more than stepping in a puddle and getting your feet wet. Nobody likes that feeling and it is just not good for your feet. These shoes are 100% waterproof. Great for anyone who is actively walking trails, hiking and outdoors. There is lots of cushion and support with great tread. Since my teen is wearing them you know they are stylish as well! The breathable mebrane allows your feet to breathe while keeping water out. These shoes are available in sizes 7-15. You can order them online or buy in store for $130 CAD


Men’s Ventrailia™

Ventrailia, it’s not the land down-under, it’s the shoes down-under. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, or throw a boomerang, then check out the new, lightweight Ventrailia with all the support, comfort, and vent-ability you need.

When you are an active teen it is important to have a shoe that looks good and is functional. You want something that can easily go with whatever you are wearing and be used when training, relaxing and just being casual. Comfort is always a factor! The shoes my oldest son go are pictured above with the jacket. As you can see they go well together. He really likes these shoes when he is looking for a full sneaker without needing the functionality of a trainer.



These shoes support and protect your feet while allowing great traction for high energy. I personally love the colour combination and he likes the way they look as well. The advanced traction allows these shoes to be great on slippery surfaces like wet rocks, river banks and uneven grounds. These are great for $120 (men’s and women’s)

For us Columbia has always been a great option and now knowing they cater to taller sizes we are pleased to continue being customers for life. Check out to order now and see what else they have in stock.

Disclosure- The above mentioned product was received free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own


  1. nicolthepickle says

    The jacket looks really nice. I don't have a lot of experience with Columbia products, but they look nice.

  2. Angela at OneSmileyMonkey says

    Love Columbia products! Very high quality and durable!

  3. everything looks really great, I love when you find a quality product that looks really trendy too!

  4. lyndac1968 says

    Myself personally have never purchased Columbia before, but my friends do tell me they are only the best!!

  5. Laurie P says

    Columbia has some impressive gear! I recently ordered a similar jacket, in orange, and I love it!

  6. I'm a big fan of Columbia. The jacket your son is wearing looks so great. The shoes you're feature seem awesome too. I really like that they are 100% waterproof.
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  7. MapleMouseMama says

    I have only ever seen Columbia products on others, but have always heard great things about them. Quality, durability and a great range of sizes for all body types. That is priceless..

  8. I love Columbia! I have a parka and hiking boots from them and they are great!

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I've never had any of Columbia's products, however I have only ever heard and read good reports about their products.

  10. I have always been happy with the quality of Columbia Products. I have one of their winter jackets and not only does it keep me warm, but it washes up well too.
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