Leading producer of outdoor clothing and footwear, Columbia Sportswear Co, on Thursday posted a double-digit rise in third quarter sales and profit growth from the year-ago period and lifted its view for the current quarter. The Oregon-based company said net income in the 13 weeks ended September 30 rose 11.8 per cent to $63.6 million, or $1.56 a share, from $56.9m, or $1.42 a share, in the same period of the prior year.