Exhibit 32.1




In connection with the Annual Report of Columbia Sportswear Company (the “Company”) on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2003 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Form 10-K”), I, Timothy P. Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that to my knowledge:


  (1)   The Form 10-K fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and


  (2)   The information contained in the Form 10-K fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of the operation of the Company.


Dated: March 3, 2004


Timothy P. Boyle

President and Chief Executive Officer

Columbia Sportswear Company