On the 10th day, I noticed I have about 20 Columbia Fleece and wear them year round. There may be reason to start up a Columbia Fleece Addicts Anonymous group. Eek.
I have this theory that there are 3 types of people out there: Columbia Fleece wearers, North Face Fleece wearers, and those who just don’t wear fleece. The Columbia Fleece wearers are the best of all of the types of course.
Why? Well, Columbia makes awesome stuff. Besides being insanely durable and having a great fit for general and outdoor use, it’s relatively well priced when compared to a company like North Face. I mean, really let’s compare: Columbia ($42) versus North Face ($80). Looks like the same basic concept to me, but I definitely like the idea of buying two for the price of one. Some other perks are that they make everything in a variety of sizes and colors, so you are pretty much guaranteed to find something.
When it comes to snowboarding, Columbia fleece is also a favorite because it’s great for layering. It keeps me warm, and feels like an extension of my base layer, so when I’m done I pretty much feel like I can withstand the lovely negative temperatures on the slopes no matter what.
So, where does one get themselves some Columbia fleece? Lots of places. I’m personally a fan of Columbia stores in outlet malls (try Kittery, ME), but my bank account isn’t. I’ve seen Columbia just about everywhere else too from sports stores to shoe stores, and of course there are the massive Columbia stores in some cities too. Head on over to this page to get a more definitive answer on where to go. Keep warm!
Up tomorrow: Bern Helmet