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.
Engineered specifically to provide superior comfort and cushioning for outdoor footwear, Techlite® is durable, impact absorbing, and an ideal material for consistent support and protection throughout a range of footwear uses. Created with a closed-cell compound, it is naturally antimicrobial, easy to care for, and odor-resistant. What's more, the manufacturing process used to create Techlite has dramatic environmental advantages over other cushioning technologies: the Techlite molding process reduces waste by 25–30%, keeping material out of the landfill.