Columbia Powerdrain Cool

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Columbia Powerdrain Cool best water shoes of 2013 summer buyers guide

Columbia Powerdrain Cool    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

The Powerdrain Cools were supportive enough for an eight-mile day hike yet grippy enough to stick to mossy rocks. The sweat-activated technology in the liners—tiny rings that swell with a cooling polymer when wet—is no gimmick: it works so well it was actually startling the first time. Bungee laces make ’em easy to cinch down on the fly.