It's all about the base (layers)

Base layers are the most popular of our cold gear, especially as our temperatures continue to drop.

We have base layers for both men and women. For men the brands we carry are XPS, Under Armour, Columbia, and the Redhead Military Fleece. For women we carry XPS and Columbia.

Base layers come in several different weights depending on the temperature. XPS brand comes in 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0. The 1.0 for more mild weather and 4.0 for more harsh and extreme weather. The XPS base layers utilize Zone Ventilation Panels in order to keep the individual warm. In Under Armour we have 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0.  It is midweight and utilizes ArmourBlock which is anti-odor technology. Columbia comes in midweight and in heavyweight and uses Omni-Heat which reflects heat back. Lastly the Redhead Military Fleece only comes in one weight. Military Fleece is very lightweight and breathable.



Pictured:  XPS Extreme Base Layer and Under Armour Base Layer

On your next visit to your local Bass Pro Shop apparel department stop by and visit with one of our knowledgeable and friendly sales associates and let us help you find your perfect base layer. This is a fantastic gift idea for anyone who might enjoy hunting, fishing, or even if they work out in the elements during the wintertime. Don’t let the elements keep you or a loved one inside this winter!

Check out these other articles on layering pieces!

Layer, Layer, Layer

Cold Weather Fly Fishing

Columbia Omni-Tech Apparel - the Cold and Wet Don't Stand a Chance!!

Get Ready for Cold Weather - Under Armour Has You Covered!

Jacob - Apparel Department, Independence Missouri



Super Saturday/Super Sunday Weekend 2015

The last weekend in November we pull out all the stops for another Super Saturday and Super Sunday weekend! Free drawings every hour and door prizes

From Thermacell heated insoles, to Columbia down jackets, to Stryker Spy Drone w/Camera to gift cards galore - two drawings, two winners every hour!

Drawings are from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days!  Plus, the first 100 customers through the door each day receive a special giveaway! Of course, our 5 Day Special and Red Hot Deals will still be in place so you can pick up those holiday gifts while visiting Santa's Wonderland, too!. All part of the fun as we celebrate the holidays at Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

On Saturday, Nov. 28, the first  first 100 customers (adults 18 or over) to enter the store will receive a Bass Pro Shops knife.
On November 29, the first 100 customers (adults 18 or over),will receive a Rapala Shad Rap lure.

Toys for Tots is also happening that weekend! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Bass Pro Shops Altoona on Nov. 28 or 29 and receive a coupon for one free Santa's Wonderland photo package ($20 value)! One coupon per family, no matter how many toys are donated. Coupon must be used between November 28-Dec. 4, 2015.


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2015 Fall Flannel Fest


Flannel is a staple of the Fall season and you know the best place to get flannel is Bass Pro Shops! We have a wide selection from all of your favorite brands; RedHead, Ascend, Natural Reflections, Bob Timberlake, Carhartt, Columbia and more! You can choose from flannel shirts, flannel-lined shirts, flannel-lined pants, flannel jackets, and more! Other than getting cozy by the fire, staying warm at football games, and enjoying the comfort of flannel, the best thing about these flannel options is the price! Kids' Flannel Shirts are starting at $14.99, RedHead Flannel Shirts are starting at $19.97 and Natural Reflections Flannel Shirts are starting at $24.99. So stop out and pick up your favorite flannels during the 2015 Fall Flannel Fest!





Backcountry Fishing Report World Wide Sportsman, Islamorada, Florida

As the Harley Davidson’s Fly down US1 through Islamorada, and swimmers trek out to Alligator Light House and back, a group of forty five boats set themselves for two incredible days of fishing in the Mako Funaments, Presented by Bass Pro, and a host of other sponsors, Offshore Angler, Simrad, Papa’s PILAR, RCI Group, Coca-Cola, StarBrite, Penn, CCA Florida, Tacklewebs, NU-ICE, Columbia, Maui Jims, Mercury, and Rapala.  They went to sea both Backcountry and Offshore and did battle with a Myriad of Denison’s of the deep.  It was all smiles on everybody’s face as each day they returned to World Wide Sportsman for the fest ivies delicious food and great comradery.  It was a total good time for all the attendees’ lots smiles on lotsa faces.  The winners were showered with beautiful artwork as well as countless other gifts for their accomplishments during the two days of fishing and the raffle afterwards was just over the top everybody was a winner!  And in another venue several of World Wide Guides fished in the Herman Lucerne Tournament well, they all did well, but our very own Captain Larry Sydnor taking First Place with Captain Tony Horsley hot on his heels.  I keep telling everybody that I am docked here at world Wide with a group of titans in the industry what a great compilation of fishing guides.  I want to add a persona note:  My hat is totally off to the organizers of the Mako Funaments.  Their tireless efforts made a large group of people Very Very Happy.  Islamorada Fish Company’s Management and Staff put on three days of wicked good grub thirst quenching libations all with smiles on their faces and did not miss a beat even though during the tournament banquet there was a wedding and two full bars and a dining room full of patrons.  Way To Go!!  World Wide with three Hundred plus people in the Tournament, the Wedding, Marina Full, Restaurant full, parking lot full, giant tent in yard, Mako boats parked everywhere and a store full of patrons and they never missed a beat.  Kudos to every one of you, and lastly, Thank you Mako Boats your Staff, your Boats, these Tournaments and everything you do with and for your owners and the public a Great Job Well Done! From the Bottom of my Heart, Thank you Very Much!

There are lots to do and lots to catch, and Fun to have, no matter what the weather. Backcountry Fishing Report provided by Captain Ron Brack (305)393-7448, out of World Wide Sports Bayside Marine, Islamorada Florida. If you would like to get out on the water stop by World Wide Sportsman Bayside Marina and book your trip for your adventure today.


Product Spotlight - Spenco® Gel Total Support Insoles

You can go through shoes faster than normal, when you work in retail, just as you can in some other professions. I was on the verge of buying a new pair of shoes, in what seemed too short of a time in between pairs, when our Footwear Lead Jeremy pointed me in the direction of the Spenco insoles. I'm glad I listened to him!

These inserts got my Columbia hiking shoes through one more small hike in Montana and help me maneuver around our 145,000 square foot store with a spring in my step! The Spenco Gel Total Support provides heel comfort and support with a deep heel cup and the impact absorption of the 3-POD™ cushioning system. Additionally, the ThermoPlastic rubber gel cushions don't break down as quickly as other insoles and provide lasting support.

Currently, these insoles are only available in our store at Bass Pro Shops Altoona, and not online. Be sure to check on availability at your local Bass Pro Shop Footwear Department. There are some 3/4 Gel Ultra-Thin Insoles online, if you have low-volume feet (long, narrow, low arches - you love those pointy shoes that I can't wear!)

If you're on your feet regularly, you will want to check these out! Simply remove your shoes' insoles and replace with these...give yourself happy feet!


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save like a boss!

To all our wonderful lady customers of Bass Pro Shops,

Over here at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga, the weather isn’t the only thing heating up – so are our deals.         

The year is just flying by!  July is in full swing and that means it is time for an End of Season Clearance.  As summer draws to a close, much of our selection of Spring apparel is getting marked down.  That is good news for all of you looking for the perfect outfit, accessory, or new pieces to complete your wardrobe.  Come on down to the store and you will see a wide variety of deals all throughout the department.  We have 25% off much of our Spring collections in Columbia that will be sure to help keep you cool out there in the Summer heat.  For all of you ladies who love the outdoors, we have a wide selection of our Ascend brand on markdowns from 25-33% off.  Have any last minute trips to the beach or pool?  Lucky you, we have swimwear at extraordinary markdowns, with many pieces at just $19.97!  Looking for something practical, yet fashionable that will help you transition into the Fall?  We have got you covered with our Jean Capris down 25% off original price. 

Ladies, these are some incredible deals that you will not want to miss.  Everything is going quick! Make sure to make it down in store, and one of our amazing Ladies’ Apparel associates will assist you in making a fantastic purchase that you will be so happy with.

Be sure to visit our online clearance section on regularly as well. You'll find even more amazing deals! link

Thank you,

Katy Goodman – Ladies’ Apparel Lead




Summer Apparel Technology

No need to sweat the dog days of summer! Our Men's Apparel Lead Elizabeth Brown says the Omni Freeze Zero™ technology of Columbia will help you stay cool. She and her husband enjoy dancing on the weekends and it's often outside, so during this sweltering heat we've had recently he put one of our Columbia Omni Freeze Zero™ shirts to the test. She says he stayed nice and dry while everyone else (including her!) was dripping with sweat.

Check out this brief video clip as Elizabeth gives a brief demo of how this specific technology works:

Stay cool!


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Summer is beginning to heat up and at Bass Pro Shops we can help you beat the heat.  Here are just a few products that will keep you cool in the hot sun as well as some great ideas to keep you cool!

Keeping cool when it is hot and humid is tough.  Here are a few tips for staying cool.

1.  Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty.  Never risk dehydration.

2.  Placing ice packs on your wrists to stay cool is a great way to feel cooler.  No ice packs try a ice cube.

Consider the Misty Mate Artic Tie.  Great for camping, hiking, golfing, working outside and sporting events.  Soak for a few minutes in hot or cold and it can be used over and over to keep you cold or hot for hours.


3.  In your house or apartment, turn off unnecessary lights, TV's or ovens.

4.  Shower or bathe frequently if needed in mildly warm or cold water to stay refreshed.

5.  Have a fan blowing at you if you do not have air conditioning.

6.  Wear a hat when outside.

Bass Pro Shops has a large variety of hats that are great for the hot hot weather.

World Wide Sportsman Lifeguard Rush Straw Big Brim Hat is vented at the crown for air circulation and has a 4" brim.  Sizes small to x large you can't go wrong.


Columbia Global Adventure Packable Straw Hat for Ladies has a Omni wick sweatband to pull the sweat from your brow.  It is packable for travel while it retains its shape.  UPF 50



Glacier Glove Long Bill Sun Hat w/shade has UPF protection, you may wear the shade up or down.  It also has a dark under brim that reduces reflected rays.  This is perfect for boating, fishing or hiking.

Consider the UV Buff Headwear.  Moisture wicking, UV sun protection and it reduces your skin temp.  This buff is breathable and lightweight.

7.  Eat well balanced light, regular meals and avoid the salt.  Grazing is best.  Also avoid caffeine or alcohol which promote dehydration.

8.  When outside always wear sunscreen.  Even if you are in the shade.

9.  Walk don't run.

10. Wear loose clothing. Check out a few of the wide variety of shirts and shorts we have to keep you cool.

Under Armour VA Fish Hook Polo for Men - Snag free finish, anti pill, 4 way stretch for easy mobility.  UPF 30 sun protection and a UA's moisture transport system that wicks sweat and dries fast.

World Wide Sportsman Therma Cool Stripe Polo for Men - Ultra quick drying 100% polyester with moisture wicking.  UPF 50 sun protection and back shoulder vents.








World Wide Sportsman Birds Eye Polo Shirt for Ladies -

Moisture wicking, UPF sun protection and many colors to pick from.


World Wide Sportsman Boca Nylon Shirts for Ladies - UPF 35, front vents, lightweight, 100% quick dry nylon this shirt is great for hot muggy weather.






11.  Wear sunglasses that block 100% UVA and UVB rays.

Here are a few great ideas for staying hydrated.

Turn your waterbottle into a cooling mist.  You can take a refreshing shower or 25' squirting stream with the BPA Free Lunatec Aquabot.  With two modes stealth and pulse this aquabot will fit most 32-48 ounce wide mouth bottles.

Wrap a wet paper towel around a soda or water and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.  The beverage will be ice cold!

Freeze grapes on a skewer.  Refreshing and healthy.

Don't forget your pet.  I love this idea.  Get a bucket or a Tupperware container.  Freeze water, chicken broth and add treats, dry dog food and a toy.  Watch how much they love this while staying hydrated.

Take a swim, have a water fight, dump water on each other.  Have popsicles, ice cream and have fun.  All you need is common sense.  Take a little extra time to check on neighbors to see if they are good.  Remember how long winter was this year?  Summer does not last long so get out there and enjoy what Upstate NY has to offer.

Check out for many other products to help you stay cool.

R. Piedmonte








Dress like a Pro, Fish like a Pro



Columbia Performance Fishing Gear is the perfect line of products for any angler on any fishing trip. There are clothing options for men, women and kids that vary from shirts and pants to hats and gloves to shoes. PFG Clothing uses various Columbia technologies in the clothing to ensure a comfortable fit that protects you.Omni-Shade Technology Illustration


Each of the PFG products have Omni-Shade, sun protection. The SPF strength varies by product, but the clothing blocks UV rays with tight weave construction, UV absorbers and UV reflectors.  It has the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. The best part is, unlike sunscreen, you never have to reapply any lotion or spray.


Omni-Wick Technology Illustration

The products also have Omni-Wick technology. This takes the moisture away from the body and allows perspiration to evaporate quickly. You stay dry and comfortable. When fishing in the rain, no matter how strong the storm, you will be guaranteed to dry quickly.


Some of the men's clothing have Omni-Freeze Zero sweat activated cooling Omni-Freeze Zero Technology Illustrationtechnology in them. As you sweats, the shirt reacts by cooling the material of the clothing causing you to also cool down. It also has accelerated wicking to keep you dry similar to the Omni-Wick technology.




Kid's Clothing


Women's Clothing


Men's Clothing



On June 12, 2015 at our Rewards Night, all members who make Columbia PFG purchases will receive 5X the rewards points on those products when using their rewards card! Be sure to stop in and check them out!


Washington State Free Fishing Days!

Attention all anglers, free fishing days are coming up! So, what does "free fishing days" mean? The weekend of Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 fishing licenses are not required of anyone to fish in Washington State. According to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife website, as part of the free fishing weekend the WDFW is also waiving the requirements for the following items:

Of course, all other rules still apply including seasons, area and lure or bait restrictions, and size and catch limits. Catch Record Cards (first one is free) are required to fish for salmon, sturgeon, steelhead, and halibut.

If it's been a while since you've dusted off the old rod and reel, or you've simply allowed your fishing license to expire, the free fishing weekend is the perfect opportunity to sharpen your skills. Bass Pro Shops Tacoma's fishing department has anglers of all levels covered for the free fishing weekend. Be sure to stop by or even call the store to speak with our experts about any questions you might have about baits, lures or gear.

For more information about Washington State's free fishing weekend and for all rules and restrictions download the pamphlet online, or visit the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) website.

Have questions for our fishing pros? Call the store at 253-671-5700.

~Amanda Bretz


Big Game Basics: Roosevelt Elk

When it comes to the world of big-game animals there are a lot that have several subspecies. When you go all the way back to our article on caribou there are five subspecies of the animal. There are three for moose, five for deer and so on. During our Arizona Animals series of state-specific animals we discussed elk. This was about the Rocky Mountain Elk, the most prolific of the subspecies. The other two subspecies are the Roosevelt and Tule. This month’s Big Game Basics will be focused on the Roosevelt Elk.

The Roosevelt Elk is actually the largest elk of North America. The males average 900 pounds and the females sit around 500 pounds. Now these are averages and both can grow much larger than that. They are herbivores and travel in herds. Their range is much smaller than the Rocky Mountain Elks and is mostly confined to the Pacific Northwest.

They can be found in Vancouver Island and on mainland British Columbia. As far as the U.S. goes they are found in Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Alaska. These animals were actually introduced in Alaska. Another herd was also introduced onto Santa Rosa Island.

The Roosevelt Elks antlers tend to be more rugged and massive when compared to those of the Rocky Mountain Elk. But the Roosevelt Elks antlers are shorter and closer together, when compared to the long and wide-spread of the Rocky Mountain Elk. Also the Roosevelt Elks antlers tend to palmate or are webbed on the top. This gives the animals a distinct antler.

They favor dense rain forests that hold evergreen trees. They eat a variety of foods that is mostly dependent on the season. They will consume anything ranging from grasses to elderberries to blueberries and even mushrooms and lichens.

They do get their name for famous hunter/conservationist/President Theodore Roosevelt. (Ever notice how hard it is to give a single title to that guy? What an amazing person.) They also are attached to another famous name, Olympic National Park in Washington State. Preservation of these animals in that area helped push to establish this national park.

Conservation and preservation of these amazing animals has always been on the public’s mind. Most herds are considered under governmental management. Of course hunting these animals is also a part of management. The money paid out for hunting licenses, tags and trips for these animals help fund their preservation. Groups like Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation also do a great job of fundraising and hands-on project to help all elk. All hunters should look at joining this and other national conservation groups that do a great amount of good to protect our animals for the future generations.


Other Big Game Blogs:

Mountain Goat White Tail Deer Moose Caribou Buffalo Bear Dall Sheep Walrus Blacktail Deer Cougar

Mule Deer Coues-Deer Pronghorn Antelope Turkey Elk Bighorn Sheep Javelina

Lion Cape Buffalo Elephant Rhino Leopard


Cool Down in the Sun

Whether you fish, hike, golf, garden or run, the Columbia Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter (92% polyester/8% elastane) is a product for consideration. The neck gaiter consists of a sweat-activated cooling technology which is perfect for any hot, sunny summer activity. The Omni-Freeze™ technology reacts with moisture which lowers fabric temperature giving a cooling relief. The Omni-Shade™ technology blocks a UPF rating of 50. It guards your neck and face from the brutal summer sun.



Wear the Columbia Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter around your neck, under your hat, over your face or as a headband! No matter which way you wear it, expect sun protection with a cool sensation.



Ladies, It's Time To Get Your Skorts on!

You are probably asking yourself what is a skort and why should I put one on.  Well I will tell you.  A skort is a pair of shorts with a skirt surrounding it.  Sometimes they were called a scooter or a scant.  Skorts were developed in the 1960's when women began to play golf in large numbers.  They were developed by the famous Leon Levin as the "Q" skirt or skort.

Skorts provide you with alot of freedom to do such activities as sports, bike riding, hiking, fishing, and gardening all while giving the appearance of wearing a skirt.

Here at Bass Pro Shops we offer three brands of skorts. The first brand is our own Ascend Tech Skort.  This active skirt has hidden mesh shorts underneath made out of a combination of spandex and polyester to give you a four way stretch.


It has an UPF rating of 50 to protect you from the sun's damaging rays, moisture wicking to keep you dry, two zip pockets on the outside and one internal pocket for cash or keys.

Our second brand is also our own called World Wide Sportsman Trek Skort. The skirt part is very sleek looking and the shorts are comfortably stretchy.

It has double snap closures, two hand pockets, and front and back zip pockets.  The skirt is made of nylon and is seventeen inches long.


 Our third skort we offer is from Columbia and is called Anytime Casual Skort.  This skort resists rain and stains while protecting you from harmful UV rays.

The two way comfort stretch briefs ensure active comfort and the sides have adjustable ruching.  Pull up on the ruching to make the skirt go shorter for biking or hiking. Lengthen it back to the seventeen inches for a dressy look.


All these skorts will become your favorite summer staple in your wardrobe.  Think about how much more room will be in your suitcase because you don't need to pack both skirts and shorts. You can be as active as you want and still look dressy at the same time.  All these skorts can be found in our stores and at


Big Game Basics: Blacktail Deer

Wow. Now here is a complete blast-from-the-past! Big Game Basics?! What the WHAT!? Last time we had one of these specifically was March of 2014! Yes we strayed somewhat back into this topic with the Africa Big Five blog series, but we are back in action with American hunting and the awesome animals that make it on our slams and hunting checklists. And to kick it off we are going to take a look at the blacktail deer. Black-in-Action, Baby!

Now there are actually two different kinds of the blacktail deer. There is the Columbia and the Sitka blacktail species. Both are found on the western side of the United States. The Columbia blacktail is found from Northern California up to Coastal British Columbia. The Sitka blacktail is found in Southeast and South Central Alaska, as well as in Coastal British Columbia.

They share many of the same traits as the other deer species of America. They are a member of the ungulate family and are more closely related to mule deer than whitetail deer. They are more active during dawn and dusk. Both are a separate species as part of the North American Grand Slam. One would need to bag both of these species, a mule deer, whitetail and a Coues in order to achieve a North American deer slam.

They prefer to live on the edges of forest as opposed to deep within them. This is because they favor underbrush for food. Using their excellent sense of sight and smell, they do well at avoiding predators. Also their large ears can help sense danger, especially as they can move independently from the other.

The easiest ways to tell blacktail deer apart from mule deer are their antlers, coloration and tail. As their name implies these deer have a characteristic black tail.

The main predators of Columbia blacktail are coyotes and mountain lions. This is the same for the Sitka blacktail, but they also fall prey to wolves. This put them in some controversial light when there was a big discussion regarding the status of wolves in a certain area. Along with this issue, an ever-growing problem are the increasing vehicle collisions that these animals fall victim to. With more and more people being on this planet it is completely understandable that this is happening. One key thing to know when driving in deer territory is that if you see one deer cross the road you can expect a couple more behind it.

Many times this deer is overlooked as a game species. Most of the time people focus on the wonderful whitetail and monster muleys. I don’t think I have seen a lot of literature on these awesome animals. But with more and more people getting into hunting, I am sure they will be discussed more.

The one thing that I do remember about them is that I was looking at booking a hunting lodge in Alaska as my bachelor party. One of the options was to go on a Sitka blacktail deer hunt.  And somehow it got brought up that Sitka blacktail deer is the best tasting game meat. Well, only one way to find out!


Other Big Game Blogs:

Mountain Goat White Tail Deer Moose Caribou Buffalo Bear Dall Sheep Walrus

Mule Deer Coues-Deer Pronghorn Antelope Turkey Elk Bighorn Sheep Javelina

Lion Cape Buffalo Elephant Rhino Leopard


Cool, dry, protected with Columbia

The new 2015 Columbia Omni-freeze Zero is here at the Katy Bass Pro Shops and better than ever!

Columbia Zero Rules Shirt for Ladies

We have new styles and colors with the same great technology. We carry four great styles of Ladies’ shirts that have the Omni- Freeze Zero and Omni-Shade, the short cap sleeve shirt, the long sleeve shirt, the PFG tank top, and the Ultimate Chill II long sleeve shirt.

Columbia Zero Rules V-Neck Shirt for Ladies

Omni shade is built into the shirt for up to 50 UPF to guard against harmful rays and keep you safe from the hot sun. Award-winning Omni-Freeze Zero is sweat activated to provide unsurpassed cooling on hot days. Each shirt’s inside lining is covered with tiny blue circles that, when wet, react to lower the temperature of the shirt to keep you cool.  

PFG Zero Women's Tank Top

These shirts may be advertised for fishing but are very versatile! You can wear them fishing on the pier or out on the boat, in the deer stand or tracking in the woods under your camouflage, on long hikes in the mountains or leisurely walk on the beach, under a work uniform, working out, or even gardening! There are so many wonderful ways to use these shirts, so get out there and get to doing in the great outdoors; because as you heat up these Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero shirts will cool you down!

Columbia® Ultimate Chill™ II Shirt for Ladies

See our online selection of Ladies' Columbia clothing:


Staying Cool with Columbia

Omni Freeze Zero is a technology created by Columbia. This is a technology you can see. There are little blue rings on the inside of the clothing that activate when they make contact with your sweat to lower the temperature of the material you are wearing, which then cools down your body temperature. It’s material is light weight and soft. It’s made for men and women. Not only is Omni Freeze Zero made in shirts but also head gear, gloves, and sleeves. So if you want an item that is light weight and will also keep you cool Columbia Omni Freeze Zero is the product for you.

Here are some of the products that Bass Pro Shops carries in the Omni Freeze Technology:


Columbia Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter - $30.00; featured in Vivid Blue

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO fabrication lowers fabric temperature
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 ultimate sun protection
  • 92% polyester/8% elastane
  • Protects neck and face
  • Pull-on style


Columbia Cool Catch Tech Zero T-Shirt for Men - $55 featured in Jade Lime Color

  • Omni-Freeze Zero sweat-activated super cooling
  • Omni-Wick technology keeps you dry
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • 100% polyester
  • Antimicrobial treatment resists bacteria
  • Length from center back: 29"



Columbia Coolhead Cachalot Cap for Men - $38 pictured in Fossil color

  • High performance cap that delivers more protection than a standard ballcap
  • 86% polyester/14% elastane
  • Venting on crown: 100% polyester mesh
  • Omni-Freeze® ZERO sweat- and moisture-activated cooling
  • Omni-Shade® UPF 50 provides ultimate sun protection
  • Adjustable draw-cord and toggle at back
  • Vented mesh on crown for cooling air circulation
  • Bill and side and back flaps provide shade and protection


Check out what others are saying about this great gear! 

Be stylish in our new Omni Freeze Gear guys!

Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero Product Review

"Sweat-activated Super Cooling"



J. Rayborn

Apparel Team Lead

Independence, Missouri




See How Easily You Can Do hot summer days

Hot Summer Days

Hello my Name is Mark Brun, the Columbia Apparel lead at Bass Pro Shops, and I would like to introduce you to the perfect line of clothing for those hot summer days in the outdoors. The World Wide Sportsman Nylon Angler shirts should be your choice first choice of clothing when looking for a fishing shirt. With its 100% quick-dry nylon that's been enhanced for on-the-water action with built-in UPF sun protection. Its vented cape back with mesh lining and extremely handy rod loops.

Long Sleeve Nylon Angler

Our Long Sleeve Nylon Angler features an improved vented cape back with mesh lining to encourage airflow so you’re nice and cool when fishing. It comes with 2 large hook 'n' loop chest pockets, roll tabs at the elbows, a handy rod loop, a button-down roll-up collar for sun protection, and utility loop on the right pocket. So when you’re looking for some extra sun protection for this summer this Nylon Angler L/S should be one to come check out. The Long Sleeve comes in 8 different colors.  (Coral Reef, Yellowfin, Ocean, Kiwi, Haze, Sea grass, Mediterranean, Blue Tide) We have a giant stock of this item with sizes range from Small to 4XL which include Large and Xlarge talls.

Short Sleeve Nylon Angler

If you hike, bike and fish or just enjoy the outdoors, this shirt is for you. These shirts are cool, lite and with all the great colors you can wear them anywhere. These shirts based on the color provide different levels of sun protection. (See Below) This lightweight outdoor shirt is outfitted with a vented cape back that allows wind to blow through the shirt to help cool you down. Other helpful features for fishermen include 2 large multi-function chest pockets, a handy rod loop, and a utility loop on the right pocket.

Nylon Angler UPF Ratings by Color:

 UPF 25 +: Glacier

 UPF 30 +: Haze

 UPF 40 +: Seagrass, Ocean, Yellowfin, Kiwi

 UPF 45 +: Fossil

 UPF 50 +: Coral Reef

An affordable fishing shirt that's big on performance. These Nylon Angler Shirts from World Wide Sportsman were designed with the serious fisherman in mind!

S-2XL 34.99

3XL-4XL 39.99

S-2XL 29.99

3XL-4XL 34.99



Great experience

I purchased a children's XL red head silent hide jacket online for my son for Christmas. The jacket ended up being too small so we thought I would be best for him to go try on the replacement options. When I tried to log in online to print out my original order the site was not working correctly and did not for several days to follow. We went to columbia, MO which is an hour from our home and he customer service clerk at this store was great. I explained to him my situation and the fact that the website was not working correctly. He was able to pull my order from the system and I was able to choose a coat for my son and do the exchange in the store. Perfect! Thanks for the great, friendly and understanding service!

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ProductDescription: Silent Hides men's small mossy oak jacket

Review: Columbia Gold 650 TurboDown Jacket for Ladies

Columbia is widely known for creating products that contain some pretty neat technology. In recent years we’ve seen their release of Omni-Heat products; synthetically insulated coats, jackets, and shirts that are lined with tiny silver dots that are designed to reflect your body heat back to you. This year they’ve taken their Omni-Heat technology to a new level by combining it with real goose down to create TurboDown; a performance enhanced down that provides the extreme warmth of a down coat without all of the bulkiness.

Being a big fan of the Omni-Heat technology, I was really excited to try out the Columbia Gold 650 TurboDown Jacket for ladies! Immediately I loved the way it fit; it ran true to size, had a slightly tapered waist, and hit right in the middle of my hips making it not too short and not too long. The coat doesn’t fall short on warmth either. While it fits and weighs more like that of a light jacket, the Gold 650 TurboDown jacket gave my puffy down coats a run for their money.

While I was disappointed that the Gold 650 jacket didn’t come with the comfort wrist cuffs like the Kaleidaslope II jacket, I still think this would make a perfect Christmas Present for anyone who’s an avid hiker, runner, or dog walker. Plus, it also comes in an array of fun colors to fit any personality on your list.



Fall Flannel Fest


              Flannel Fest has been extended through November 23rd!  We love flannel at Bass Pro Shops!  It makes you feel nice and cozy on a chilly fall day.  We carry a wide variety of flannel and brands in our store. We have RedHead, Ascend, Natural Reflections, Bob Timberlake, Carhartt, and Columbia Sportswear! One of our favorites is the RedHead Ultimate Flannel Shirt! Made of 100% cotton combed yarns it resists pilling and is virtually shirk-free! It’s on sale right now starting at $19.97 (November 10-23) Reg. price starting at 24.99. With eight different colors to choose from there is one for everybody!  Redhead Flannel-Lined Jeans start at just $39.99!

          Natural Reflections has a great selection of flannel for women!  Flannel shirts start at $24.99.  Natural Reflections Flannel-Lined Jeans or Twill Pants for $44.99!



          If being decked out in flannel from head to toes is not enough for you, we also have Redhead Flannel lined Insulated Waterproof boots for men and women! The RedHead All-Season Classic II is only $49.99 with the options of lace-up, pull-on, or zip-on!



         Our camping department also has a wide variety of Flannel lined sleeping bags! The Bass Pro Shops 0º Oversized Duckcloth Sleeping Bag is our most popular bag with hunters. Our premium rectangular bag is thickly packed with 6 lbs. of hollow fiber insulation. The 10-oz. cotton duckcloth shell and cotton flannel lining ensure years of warmth and enjoyment.

The Bass Pro Shops 0º Oversized Duckcloth Sleeping Bag is $99.99 and measures (40" X 84").

Bass Pro Shops -20º Oversized Duckcloth Sleeping Bag is also available for those really cold nights and is only $119.99.  The -20º Sleeping back is packed with 7.5 lbs of hollow fiber insulation.

Our associates have really enjoyed wearing our flannel on these cold days!

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