Columbia is first and foremost an outdoor product company. In many ways though, we are a technology company. Columbia's commitment to innovation runs throughout our entire product offering, and helps set us apart from the competition. Our family of Omni technologies have been designed with one thing in mind: your comfort. Whether it's keeping you warm and dry, cool and comfortable, or moving fast and light, we've focused on serious solutions for a simple challenge: Enhancing your experience of the outdoors with the best products you can buy.
Omni-Wick® is the ultimate moisture-management technology for the outdoors. Its superior wicking properties move moisture away from the body and enable perspiration to evaporate quickly. During physical activity, increased body temperature causes perspiration (you know: sweat). Normally this results in damp, clammy, and uncomfortable clothing (not to mention unattractive). With Omni- Wick clothing, moisture is quickly wicked up into the fabric, and away from the wearer's skin. The moisture spreads out across the surface of the fabric where it quickly evaporates. This wicking/evaporation process keeps the wearer cool and the clothing dry. You stay dry, which helps regulate temperature, prevent chafing and keep you comfortable all day. Work up a sweat without getting all wet.