Nazi Germany, 1937: Paul Lamfrom is feeling political tensions rising. On account of his Jewishness, he makes the decision to move his family from the home of The Third Reich to Portland, Oregon, where Lamfrom then acquired a small hat manufacturing company called the Columbia Hat Company, named after the nearby Columbia River.
That hat company became the Columbia Sportswear company and steadily progressed to manufacture jackets, sportswear, camping equipment, and ski apparel.
Columbia, still owned by descendants of Lamfrom, has learnt a lot on the journey, which means that any jacket they make – for example, this Challenger Pull Over in Amber and Stone Green – is well thought out and exceptionally well made.
The Challenger jacket is lightweight, ultra-compressible, and water-resistant, finished with arm and body pockets and adjustable drawstrings. It’s available at Terraces.