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Columbia Sportswear Unveils the Gold Standard in Warmth with New Omni-Heat™ Infinity Technology

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The technology will be available this fall in over 60 styles of jackets, boots and accessories

Columbia Sportswear is excited to unveil Omni-Heat™ Infinity – the next evolution in thermal-reflective warmth.  Building upon Columbia’s uber-successful and award-winning Omni-Heat insulation platform, Omni-Heat Infinity debuts a striking new gold metallic lining material in a pattern scientifically engineered to optimize warmth and breathability.  Inspired by the reflective technology used by NASA, the enhanced pattern of gold metallic dots reflect and retain natural body heat, delivering instant and lightweight warmth without compromising breathability or adding bulk. The new patented technology will be available this fall in more than 60  styles of jackets, boots, and accessories, making it one of the largest technology launches in company history. 

To celebrate the release of “the gold standard in warmth,” Columbia will debut a series of ads that reflect an entirely new take on the role that gold plays in the outdoors.  The new spots will launch on October 1 and will be distributed globally across broadcast, audio, out-of-home, and print channels throughout the winter.  Columbia will also promote Omni-Heat Infinity across various social platforms and will leverage brand athletes, ambassadors, and other social media personalities to drive strong engagement among fans and followers throughout the season.  

Columbia Sportswear Unveils the Gold Standard in Warmth with New Omni-Heat™ Infinity Technology (CNW Group/Columbia Sportswear)

Omni-Heat Infinity expands upon our best-selling platform of patented technologies and we’re looking forward to showcasing this revolutionary innovation in what will be Columbia’s largest campaign in our 83-year history, said Joe Boyle, President of the Columbia Brand. The campaign injects Columbia’s signature light-hearted style but makes it clear that there is a new gold standard in warmth.

The inaugural season of Omni-Heat Infinity features an array of technical jackets, winter footwear, hats, and gloves for men and women. Key Omni-Heat Infinity pieces include the Titan Pass Double Wall Hybrid Jacket, which features a multilayered construction that blocks wind and rain while trapping heat.  The new technology is perfect for frigid ski days, and the Aerial Ascender Jacket is feature-rich and mountain-ready with dynamic stretch for incredible mobility.  The Labyrinth Loop Hooded Jacket is a packable piece that features recycled synthetic insulation and a drawcord adjustable hem to seal in the heat. Several footwear styles will feature Omni-Heat Infinity technology, including the women’s Keetley Shorty Omni-Heat boots that offer lightweight comfort and versatility for a variety of cold-weather conditions. 

Columbia, the flagship brand of Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear Company, has been creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. Columbia has become a leading global brand by channeling the company’s passion for the outdoors and innovative spirit into technologies and performance products that keep people warm, dry, cool, and protected year-round.