Exmoor National Park staff are to benefit from the recently announced partnership between the UK’s National Parks and Columbia Sportswear® – we’re receiving high quality clothing that’s ‘tested tough’ and designed to keep all the team members warm, dry, cool and protected against the worst Exmoor can throw at us.
This week Columbia Sportswear and the UK’s National Parks announced a five-year partnership to make Columbia the official outfitter of the National Parks’ rangers and staff. The company has committed to outfitting over 2,000 National Park staff for 5 years.Rangers and staff are entrusted to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Parks for all who visit. Their efforts range from rebuilding mountain paths to repairing river moorings, and from leading guided walks to educating school children and community groups about the great outdoors. And they undertake much of this work in some of the wettest, most challenging weather in the world. This is why Columbia will outfit the rangers and staff with their very best waterproof jackets, such as the OutDryTM Extreme ECO Jacket – which is sustainably manufactured without PFCs (Perflourinated compounds).
The Columbia Sportswear Company has been creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. Based in Portland (Oregon), Columbia has become a leading global brand by channeling the company’s passion for the outdoors, and an innovative spirit into technologies and performance products that keep people warm, dry, cool and protected year-round. To learn more, please visit the company’s website at www.columbiasportswear.co.uk.