When SportHill founder Jim Hill left Virginia to run track at the University of Oregon, he quickly discovered that his cotton sweats and nylon shorts were no match for Oregon's cold, rainy weather. While racing in Europe, he continued to search for clothing more appropriate for Oregon's climate. He admired euro-styled athletic-wear, but the fabrics were still inferior. Jim decided to merge European fit with the best American fabrics, creating the perfect running pant. SportHill has since grown to satisfy customers worldwide, designing and producing apparel (not just pants anymore) that meets or exceeds the requirements of elite-class athletes.