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A company that started as a small, family-owned hat shop has now become world renowned sportswear company. In 1937, present chairwoman Gert Boyle's parents, Paul and Marie Lamfrom, fled Nazi Germany to Portland, USA and bought a small hat distributorship. Over 70 years later they produce top quality outdoor wear, footwear, sportswear, skiwear, headgear and camping equipment.

Stooped in history, Columbia began trading in 1937 as Columbia Hat Company. A small family business ran by the Boyle’s, daughter Gert soon took over to make Columbia into the renowned outdoor brand we know them as today. Perfectionist Gert ensured all products were “Tested Tough”, confidently assuring customers of the quality gear they produce. Discover the collection of men’s and women’s clothing and footwear at Millets. Browse innovative technologies, like Omni-TechTM, Omni-HeatTM and more, ensuring there really is no such thing as bad weather. Featuring popular Columbia waterproof jackets, insulating down jackets, shirt, trousers and more, you can adventure anywhere with the selection of kit from Columbia here at Millets.