New Columbia Turbodown Set To Keep You Warmer This Winter

There is so much new technology in the apparel industry today. There are products to keep you warm, products to keep you cold, and materials that wick away moisture. There are materials that are waterproof and windproof, and materials that are breathable.  Bass Pro Shops is fortunate enough to be carrying one of Columbia Sportswear’s new product releases for the Fall 2014 season.

Women's Turbodown Jacket

This season, Columbia Sportswear is releasing a new product called Turbodown. Turbodown is a Performance Enhanced Down product.  This new technology fuses down with Omni-Heat synthetic insulation for superior lightweight warmth and heat retention. This technology also allows the product to reduce cold spots as well as retaining warmth when wet.

Men's Turbodown Vest

We carry the Columbia Gold 650 Turbodown Jacket and the Gold 650 Turbodown vest for men and the Turbodown jacket for women. These outerwear pieces are ideal for the outdoor sportsman. Not only are these new products lightweight and water-resistant, but there are several features that make them appealing – zip hand pockets,  a drawcord hem to keep the cold out, and a modern fit make these jackets a great addition to your outdoor wardrobe.

In addition to the new Turbodown products, Columbia Sportswear has a wide range of apparel to suit everyone’s outdoor needs this fall.  Come visit Bass Pro Shops Savannah to get geared up for cooler weather!


Clearance! A Thrifty Shopper's Paradise

Are you a thrifty shopper when it comes to buying clothes? Are you constantly looking for a good deal? I know that I am. I browse thrift stores, consignment shops, and clearance racks. It is hard, sometimes, for me to pay full price for an item. (Especially if it is one that I don't NEED, I just WANT)

As a parent, (I feel) one of the greatest lessons that we can teach our children is to become an economical shopper. It is not always an easy task to handle. Especially when all of their friends are wearing the name brand clothes and they just want to fit in with the crowd. It has taken me a while but, I am proud to say that 2 out of my 3 children have become money conscientious shoppers. (Please note: the youngest one is 16 years old and is just now working his first job. The other two are responsible for their own car payments!)

It is funny how kids and adults alike start changing their shopping habits when they are responsible for the bill. Well... if you are like me and always looking for a good deal, you need to check out the apparel section at the Bass Pro Shops in Leeds. We have hundreds of items that are on clearance throughout the store. Anything from bathing suits, shorts, blue jeans, long sleeve shirts, short sleeves, tank tops, hats, hoodies and jackets can be found on a clearance rack. We have several racks of clearance clothing available in men's women's and children. And believe it or not... some are even name brand. Our selection includes Ascend, Red Head,World Wide Sportsman, Northface, and Columbia, just to name a few. Whether you are stocking up cold weather clothes for the remainder of winter or want to get a jump start on the summer, come in and check out the great deals. Below is a small sample of what you can find.

For the fisherman in your life:

wwsp                                wws


For the ladies:

l3      l3       lady 2       lady


For the men:

    men2                                men         


And of course, who can live without their favorite hoodie?

      hoodie 2                          hoody

For our online selection of clearance, visit



Staying warm without the bulk!

We all know that the most frustrating thing about the winter season is not ever being warm enough but also being over-dressed.  Well that all stops this year!  North Face is now offering customers the Thermoball Full Zip coat.  This coat includes their most recent technology that is very similar to the Omni-heat technology that Columbia has to offer.  Both which are extremely reliable!  This North Face coat has what we call thermoballs.  Each cotton ball-like shape creates pockets of air that retains heat.  Although this coat is pricy, all North Face coats come with warranties (explained on North Face website).  This coats warmth-to-weight ratio and ability to stay warm when wet make it an excellent choice for cold back country pursuits.


Our apparel department just keeps improving!  We have more to offer this fall/winter than ever before!


For instance, both men's and women's departments present our fall flannels.  These are perfect for late night campfires or even lounging around a chilly house!  All with a wonderful selection of bright colors from both of our Bass Pro brands, Redhead and Natural Reflections..  Not only that, but the prices are unbeatable!  Redhead flannels are a shocking price of $12.97 and the Natural Reflection flannels are only $24.99.  



These flannels are more than perfect for the fall weather, but with this Missouri weather you never know when the temperatures will go from 55 to 20 in a matter of hours.  That's why we want to introduce you to our ladies $19.99 fleece jackets.  These are bound to keep you warm and keep you looking lively with our beautiful selection of colors!  As for you men, our popular Klamath fleece pullovers by Columbia now come in tall sizes so make sure to keep yourself ward and stock up on our winter fleece!


Calling all Volunteer Fans

Attention all VOLS fans:  

It's almost football season and do you have your Tennessee gear? Bass Pro Shops-Memphis offers a collection of the good ole orange attire.

We have some great collegiate merchandise that would make a great gift idea for that Vols fan in your life. Maybe you will need to have a light weight jacket for the upcoming game, or a conversation piece for your next fishing trip? Either way, Bass Pro in Memphis has your official Tennessee Volunteer game day apparel.

Make sure you stop by our Men's & Women's apparel departments to shop for your Columbia Tennessee Collegiate wear! You will want to represent your team. GO VOLS! 


**Prices may vary.

**While supplies last.

Women's Columbia Tennessee Collection:

The Gameday Dress: 100% Cotton, light weight and has adjustable strap

The Fleece Jackets: One is a half- zip pull over and the other is a full-zip jacket. They are   

                                      light weight and comfortable.


                                                      Men's Columbia Tennessee Collection:

Collegiate Super Bonehead (Center): It has a plaid design, 100% cotton, long sleeve, and

                                                                    PFG, Omni Shade, UPF 30, ventilation system..

Collegiate Bonehead (Left & Right): They come in solid colors with the TN logo, PFG,

                                                                  short sleeve, ventilation system..


Prattville Apparel Leads show off for Chamber of Commerce


On April 25th, two of our Apparel Leads, Sandy McClain and Starla Evans, and I, Ashley McNeil (Apparel Manager) participated in an Annual Fashion Show that is held at the Prattville Chamber of Commerce for the Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon.  The Chamber hosts this each year and invites local shops to participate to generate store and brand awareness for the businesses and to entertain the attendees.  This is our 3rd year participating and it was definitely the best yet.  


First Outfit!Sandy and Starla were chosen to model two Bass Pro outfits each in the Fashion Show.  Starla’s first outfit was a Peasant Tank Top by Bob Timberlake in Chambray Denim.  It has awesome embroidered detailing on the straps and retails for $38.00.  It was paired with a pair of Navy Columbia Bermuda Shorts that have an 8 inch inseam and retail for $40.00.  We completed her outfit with some awesome Spin Art Accessories that sell for $9.99 and $12.99.

Sandy’s first outfit was made by Natural Reflections.  Her top was a Mixed Print Baby-Doll Cami with a Denim Jacket layered over it.  The cami retails for $29.99 and the jacket is a steal at only $45.99.  Her jeans are a Modern Fit Dark Denim that sell for $34.99.  The jeans are also available in a lighter wash and a Classic Fit. You also have the choice of lengths ranging from Petite to Tall, and sizes ranging from 2 to a Women’s 24.  Her outfit was topped off with a Blue Pebble Beaded Clutch and Beaded Accessories that are available in our Women’s department.



Second outfit!Starla’s second outfit was a beautiful Floral Maxi dress by Bob Timberlake and a Shawl Collar Cardigan by Natural Reflections.  The dress sells for $58.00 and the cardigan for $34.99.  Her dress is accented by a Sun and Sand Woven Tote and Spin Art Accessories that range from $9.99 to $39.99.

Sandy’s second outfit is a fun spa green Heights Slub Printed V-Neck and Nomad Burnout Hoodie made by Ascend.  The hoodie retails for $54.00 and the tee for $34.00.  Her Capri’s are made by Natural Reflections and have awesome flap- pocket detailing and destruction.  The capri’s sell for ONLY $34.99!!  Her Crossbody Bag is also by Ascend and sells for $36.00.


We had a great time and can’t wait until next year!!!


The September Issue: Fall/Winter 2011

As you may or may not know, the September issue of any fashion magazine is the largest and most important of the year. It highlights all the new Spring collections- the trends, the styles, the colors, the everything. So how does this relate to Bass Pro Shops? It's not spring and this isn't a fashion magazine.

I had a woman stop me a few days ago in the ladies apparel section. She had about 3 sweaters in her hand and her eyes were wide. I knew what she was about to say before she said it, because I had heard the same thing a few times before. "You have women's clothes? You have cute women's clothes?! I didn't know!" We do, and not many people know that. Lots of husbands get in trouble for leaving this detail out when going to pick up fishing or hunting supplies, so I hear.

So I wanted to share with you some our current collections modeled by two of our associates and some trends for this fall/winter season.

oversize sweaters

Oversize sweaters are huge this season, paired with leggings or skirts. Try mixing textures- soft knits with denim and corduroy.

On Natalie (left): Sweater, Natural Reflections Reverse Stripe Sweater, $59.99. Undershirt. Natural reflections rib panel long sleeve tee, $24.99. Pants, Bob Timberlake leggings in tea leaf green, $38. Shoes, Natural reflections Molly sweater boot $24.99. Bag, Bob Timberlake shoulder bag, $175.

On Caela (right): Sweater, Bob Timberlake Jacquard Fair Isle Sweater, $41.97. Top, Bob Timberlake denim shirt, $29.97. Skirt, Columbia Vapor Trail Skirt, $35. Shoes, Natural Reflections Delaney Ballet Flat, $19.99.


Blazers are very popular right now- from super structured ones with exaggerated shoulders to relaxed boyfriend shapes. Try a blazer in nontraditional colors, like this wool blazer from Bob Timberlake in pumpkin spice!

On Natalie: Jacket, Lole Suitable2 Jacket $80. Top, Bob Timberlake double face long sleeve button down, $44. Undershirt, Bob Timberlake gathered Henley $40. Pant, Natural Reflections zipper side khaki pant $39.99. Shoes, Natural Reflections Brightness ballet flat, $19.99

On Caela: Blazer, Bob Timberlake Boiled Wool Jacket, $78. Shirt, Natural Reflections Plaid Woven, $24.99. Undershirt, Natural Reflections Thermal Henley, $17.94. Pant, Bob Timberlake Slimming Jeans, $54. Shoes, Natural Reflections Delaney ballet flat, $19.99

Dressier options

In Arizona, we're blessed with mild winters, so your summer dresses and skirts can transition into colder temperatures with a sweater or some opaque tights. Take this as a opportunity to layer on some jewelry as well.

On Natalie: Dress, Bob Timberlake cowl neck sweater dress, $64. Boots, Natural Reflections Wiletta boots, $34.99. Ring, mixed metal Many Flowers ring, $16.99. Tights, stylist's own.

On Caela: Sweater, Bob Timberlake twist neck sweater, $29.97. Skirt, Bob Timberlake chambray skirt, $35.97. Shoes, Brightness ballet flat, $19.99. Necklaces, from top, Matte gold leaf necklace, $29.99, matte gold rings necklace, $24.99.


Colors like wine and rust, even purples, are very big for winter in a number of different textures- from burnout jersey to chunky knits.

On Natalie: Top, Lole sheer long sleeve burnout top, $44.97. Undershirt, Ascend Mobility long sleeve tee, $30. Pant, Natural Reflections Heritage pant, $39.99. Shoes, Sanuk Holy Moly sandal, $48.

On Caela:  Sweater, Natural Reflection jacquard sweater, $39.99. Top, Natural Reflections Flannel shirt, $24.99. Pant, Natural Reflection Ashton straight leg jeans, $39.99. Shoes, Natural Reflection Wiletta boot, $34.99.


Plaids are everywhere, and for good reason. They can be casual, dressy, on top, on bottom, fitted, loose, anything you want. Caps are also making a comeback and offer some structure to your headwear without being constricting or uncomfortable.

On Natalie: Shirt, Natural Reflections plaid woven, $24.99. Pant, Natural Reflections classic straight, $39.99. Shoes, Natural reflections Molly sweater boot $24.99. Cap, . Bracelet, Crisscross leather cuff, $19.97.

On Caela: Shirt, Lole Cecilia Polo shirt, $70. Pant, Natural Reflections Emma Bootcut jeans,  $39.99. Shoes, Ariat Legend boot, $179.99. Cap, Scala boiled wool cap, $19.99.


Yay coats. I'm obsessed with coats, even though I live in Arizona and coat season only lasts a few weeks instead of a few months. So I've chosen a selection of jackets that will get you through the chilly season and a few coats that will keep you super warm if you travel or live somewhere where it gets colder. Don't be afraid of color or prints in outerwear. It's a great way to brighten up an outfit

On Natalie: Jacket, North Face Denali Jacket, $165. Top, Share the Care Cureageous Tee, $19.99.

On Caela: Coat, Columbia Kaleidaslope Omni- Heat Jacket, $120. Top, Share the Care Camo Ribbon Tee, $19.99.

more jackets

I love both of these jackets, because they're super lightweight and comfortable. I also like that the Columbia jacket is fitted and feminine.

On Natalie: Jacket, Columbia Cozie Cutie Shirt Jacket, $54.97. Top, Natural Reflections thermal Henley, $24.99.

On Caela: Jacket, North Face Denali Jacket, $165. Top, Columbia Greenway T long sleeve striped crew, $19.97.

even more jackets

I love this Ascend jacket, because of the texture of the wool and the motorcycle jacket feel it has. It's warm, it's stylish, it's slimming- what more could you ask for?

The Under Armour jacket looks so lightweight and like a summer jacket, but it has zone insulation and keeps you super warm without being bulky.

The best thing about this Under Armour jacket?

It does this....

zip off sleeves

With 2 quick zips, the sleeves come off and it becomes a vest!

On Caela: Jacket, Ascend Wool Bonded Jacket, $92. Top, Columbia Greenway T long sleeve striped crew, $19.97.

On Natalie: Jacket, Under Armour Semi-Fitted Choice Jacket, $129.99.

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Let's Go Team!

Columbia Gator Apparel
Well you know what is coming soon! COLLAGE FOOTBALL! Most people don't know we carry some team apparel. Columbia carries very cool Men's and Women's collage football clothes for the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles.

For ladies we carry an array of styles like the Wall Pass Crew Shirt (94% Polyester, 6% Elastane), Triple Option Reversible Vest, 2 Cute Bone Head Dress (100% Cotton), Velocity Trackster with Omni Shield (100% Polyester), First Touch 1/2 Zip Omni Shield (91% Polyester, 9% Elastane).  For men we have the Collegiate Bonehead Short Sleeve Shirt (100% Cotton), Terminal Sailfish Tee with Omni-Shade UPF 50 (100% Polyester), Collegiate Tamiami Shirt with Omni Shade UPF 40 (100% Polyester), 31 Blast Jacket (100% Nylon), Terminal Redfish Tee Omni Shade UPF 50 (100 % Polyester), Long Sleeve Hunt Tee with Omni Shade UPF 50 (100% Polyester). Not all styles are available for both teams. So gear up for the season with the latest Columbia sports apparel plus don't forget to match it with your favorite BPS accessories and GO TEAM!!!

Michelle Dulac
Team Lead Apparel


Ladies' Choice - Spring Outerwear!

Many women involved in the outdoors may not know they have everything they need right at their fingertips when shopping at Bass Pro Shops. Yes, we have all the hunting and fishing gear you need, but our abundance of apparel gets overlooked at times.

Every Bass Pro Shops gets the infamous line, "I've lost my husband", but what about us ladies? I know that when I am shopping through the store during my free time with my husband, that by the end of the shopping trip, he is usually looking for me! So ladies, get your shopping on, and explore what spring has to offer! 

Whether you're a country girl, or a city girl, Bass Pro Shops has everything you're looking for when shopping for that special vacation, adventure or even casual day to day wear! 

One of the key 'must-have' staples to purchase this spring is a nice light-weight water resistant jacket that is wearable for all outdoor occasions.

I chose the Ladies' Columbia Switchback Jacket last year and forgot how much I loved it until I was able to wear it again the other day during one of our freak 60 degree days up here in New York! It was like a new experience all over again! The great weightless feeling made me forget I was even wearing a jacket! This year we sell the Switchback Jacket in even more fun colors! 

There are many reasons why I love my Columbia Switchback Jacket, mostly because of how light-weight it feels, and that if I choose to layer-up underneath I can do so. This jacket does not shrink and keeps it's brilliant color through many washes. (Mine is "Corange", pretty snazzy huh?)

Corange Switchback Jacket

Here are a few great facts about the Switchback Jacket:

  • Water-resistant windbreaker
  • 100% nylon Hydroplus fabric
  • Elastic at the cuffs and hem
  • Full-zip front
  • Vents for breathability
  • Stowaway hood
  • Zip-closed pockets
  • Size Small to X-large

I couldn't tell you how many times I have worn this jacket in the spring while walking my dog. The fact that it has zip pockets is great for storing my cell phone, dog treats and keys. This is also a huge plus for anyone who likes to creek-walk or hike trails. The hood is a great addition to this jacket as well due to it's capability to hide right in the collar! You wont need that bulky umbrella when wearing this jacket in the rain. Coming from a woman who has long hair, and loves to keep it styled, this hood is just the right size and weight to keep your tresses dry and in-place!

Stowaway hood tucked-in
Stowaway hood velcro opening
Stowaway hood - full hood

Here is a short list of uses that I have for this jacket in Spring/Summer/Fall

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • Walking/Jogging
  • Rainy days
  • Gardening

So the next time you come into our store, explore your options, let your husband find you, and don't hesitate to stop an associate to ask them how you can find what you're looking for this season!

~Lindsey Tidd, Special Events, Auburn, NY