Columbia Sportswear Company has signed a license agreement with Coast Cutlery for the design, manufacture and marketing of a line of outdoor accessories, including knives, multi-tools, compasses and LED lights. Additionally, hiking sticks, binoculars, field glasses and camping lanterns and lights will also be made available for the active, outdoors enthusiast. This new line of outdoor accessories will debut Spring 2005 throughout North America.

“From multi-functional cutlery products to innovative lighting devices, Coast Cutlery products are known throughout the world for their high quality craftsmanship and durability,” said Tim Boyle, Columbia's President and Chief Executive Officer. “Coast's outdoor accessory line enhances Columbia's mission of offering customers well-rounded products for an array of outdoor activities.”

“All of us at Coast are extremely excited about this new relationship between two long time Portland, Oregon based companies,” said David Brands, Coast Cutlery's President and Owner. “Our experience in outdoor hard goods items and Columbia's brand recognition will combine to create a strong product line-up for our retail markets.”