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Men’s Ascender™ Hooded Softshell Jacket - Big


$89.99 $140.00
Style# 1556552
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1556552
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Rugged, warm, durable—and yet decidedly presentable, this wind- and water-resistant hooded softshell jacket is a versatile, all-season piece with an impeccable fit built to keep you protected in milder weather and layer under shells and jackets for bonus warmth in more severe conditions.

  • Water/wind resistant
  • Bonded softshell
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Chin guard
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Center back length: 27.5"
  • Imported

  • 100% polyester Contour Softshell
Water and Stain Repellent

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Very comfortable Overall, I'm pleased with the jacket. It's very comfortable, and fits well. I'm 57" around the chest, and 57" around the belly. The 4x fits perfectly. Functionality is good, but could use a little more thought. Just a couple minor annoyances that keep this jacket from being almost perfect. 1) Turn the wrist tabs the other way. Or, find some way to make the ends stay tighter to the cuff. The excess tab that hangs out always gets caught on the zipper as I'm trying to pull my hand out of the pocket. The cuff and pocket try to become one, making for an exaggerated movement to free my hands. 2) Add some kind of inner sleeve liner that doesn't try to wad my shirt sleeve up at the elbow as I put the jacket on. Donning the jacket while wearing a long sleeve shirt, requires me to hold on to the shirt cuff as I slide into the arm, then tug on the jacket sleeve to finish the process. Rinse and repeat for the right arm. By all means...don't remove the fleecing in the sleeves. The warmth is needed. The quality is more than adequate, as to be expected from Columbia products. But, to really impress me, it could have had a tiny bit heavier material. But that's the beauty of Columbia gear. They fill the perfect niche. The niche between the hardcore adventurer, who requires high end, expensive gear, and the Once-in-a-While enthusiast that requires little more than a wind breaker and flip flops. I've owned many pieces of Columbia gear over the years and have quite enjoyed the great bang for the buck they offer. The perfect blend between fashion and functionality. And as an added bonus...they cater to the oversized crowd! Where other companies won't allow their clothes to be worn by anyone with a BMI over 25, Columbia comes to the rescue for the husky fellow. Many thanks Columbia!! January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight and good at blocking the wind. I like this jacket. Good value for the price. Lightweight and good at blocking the wind. Stretches and very comfortable!! January 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light weight warm like heavy weight I purchased this for my son at Christmas time. He has expressed many times how much he loves that it is so light and yet so warm. The front phone pocket is a real plus. I like I was also able to easily find what I wanted in a 4x size. With this quality it is usually very hard find. Would recommend this item to anyone. January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by In love with this jacket This jacket is everything I wanted and more. Keeps me warm and dry. Excellent product! December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have bought Columbia for over 19 years I am female- I buy mens shirts, hoodies, jackets- Because, they fit me better& I like a little bigger.... (Pants, shoes, & acesseries. I do buy in women's.) THIS HOODED SOFTSHELL IS; WARM, WATER,WIND RESISTANCE, VERY RUGGED! + COMFORTABLE! This is ONLY ONE of my FAVORITE BUYS! It's WARM & COMFORTABLE. Very true to size/well fit... I love hooded sweatshirt/jackets. THIS ONE IS A MUST HAVE for- anyone who work's & love's the outdoors! I wore my oldest one the other day- The other day at 25°F/w 40mph wind's! I was warm! Just having a t-shirt underneath! This sweatshirt has held up from continuous wear/washes + still looks & feels brand new- from the day I bought it! It just came out & of course you will never be disappointed with a Columbia hat waterproof light weight&WARM! I have about 15 hoodies, 1 older style jacket for about 10+ years 1 newer jacket with omni-shield for about 3-4yrs-Both are equally warm-but, omni-shield is the way to go- as well! It's warm but, also doesn't make you overheat... I have 4 pairs of omni-shield hiking sneakers/low top boots+snow boots = great buys! PLUS, a lot of pants and shorts>They hold up everyday wear&tare-they're waterproof&wear my hiking low top sneakers/boots all year round! Cool in summer- warm in winter! COLUMBIA IS WORTH EVERY PENNY! COLUMBIA, IS MY FAVORITE COMPANY FOR EVERY SEASON! (I have had Under Armour cold/heatgear everything! - from sneakers to hat's+ long sleeve shirts for kayaking two season's same year = holes, material thins out, and never lasts! Just, to wear underneath a sweatshirt coldgear! UA- ALWAYS WORE OUT BEFORE, SEASON'S END!?! UA- VERY OVER PRICED FOR THE QUALITIES OF THEIR PRODUCTS!) COLUMBIA, WILL ALWAYS BE MY FIRST, CHOICE & LAST NEEDED ITEM- (besides, getting every color!) COLUMBIA, LASTS FOR YEARS+ YOU WILL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE QUALITIES OF ANY ITEM! All, you will need is to get ever color, instead of new item's every year/season! November 21, 2014
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Men's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Men's Performance Top Fit Guide
Men's Performance Bottom Fit Guide
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Men's Active Top Fit Guide
Men's Active Bottom Fit Guide
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Men's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic
Men's Modern Classic Bottom Fit Guide
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Men's Relaxed Top Fit Guide
Men's Relaxed Bottom Fit Guide

Men's Body Measurement (Inches)

Men’s Tall Sizing

  Pant Size Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseams
LT 36–38 36–39 42–45 41–43 37 17–17.5 34–36
XLT 40–42 40–43 46–49 44–46 38 18–18.5
2XLT 42–44 44–47 50–53 48–50 39 19–19.5
3XLT 46–48 48–51 54–57 52–54 39 20–20.5
4XLT 48–50 51–54 57–60 55–57 39 21–21.5

Men’s Big Sizing

  Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseam Regular
1X 40–43 46–49 44–46 36 18–18.5 32
2X 44–47 50–53 48–50 36.5 19–19.5
3X 48–51 54–57 52–54 37 20–20.5
4X 51–54 57–60 55–57 37.5 21–21.5
5X 55–58 61–64 59–61 38 22–22.5
6X 59–62 65–68 63–65 38.5 23–23.5

How to Measure

Men's Size Chart
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 3. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns
Shipping Information
Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping
Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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