Columbia Sportswear Company is a leading innovator in global outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment markets. When the Columbia name and trademark is used on a product, Columbia is telling outdoor enthusiasts the product they buy will live up to the quality and performance standards they have come to expect from Columbia Sportswear.
Along with success comes counterfeits, and Columbia Sportswear is no exception. Their products are frequently and openly counterfeited.
On just one China website, there are dozens of counterfeit Columbia Sportswear jackets, openly advertised as "fake Columbia Jackets" and "replica Columbia Jackets" with quantity discounts starting at 50 units, and in dozens of styles and colors. The counterfeit jackets had retail tags and displayed the Columbia trademark. These counterfeit jackets find their way to global marketplace websites and auction websites such as eBay, and by extension, unsuspecting buyers.
Authentic Columbia Titanium Jacket with the correct "Columbia Titanium" branding and logo.
Authentic Columbia Titanium jacket shown with the correct (authentic) Columbia retail tag.
Your authentic Columbia Jacket will have this style and color retail tag.
Tag shown with the 4 authentic color variations.
Compare the authentic and counterfeit Columbia Titanium label.
The counterfeit is poorly embroidered and has "chains" between each letter.
Compare the zippers on the authentic Columbia Sportswear jacket ("YKK") with the counterfeit item zipper ("YRR")
This ad for a Titanium jacket for $68 from a Chinese web site should be an immediate indicator it is counterfeit.
The jacket also bears a counterfeit retail paper tag that does not match the authentic Columbia tag color or design.
The tag on this counterfeit Columbia jacket is not a style or color used by Columbia and an immediate indication it is a fake, as is the $58 new price.
This counterfeit retail tag is found on Counterfeit Columbia Jackets and the jacket advertisement shown above.
It is not the style or color of an authentic Columbia tag.
These retail paper tags do not match the style or color used on authentic Columbia Titanium jackets.
They are counterfeit.