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Men’s Ascender™ Hooded Softshell Jacket - Tall


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$89.99 $140.00
Style# 1556553
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1556553
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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 4.8 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product! This fit better than I expected! Sleeve length is great, overall length is good. Zips up nicely over my chin and is very warm and comfortable. I am a very tall woman (yes I am aware it is a man's jacket) and I struggle finding sleeves and overall jacket length that fit me. I love it! November 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good all round jacket Great jacket for south Texas November 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love this lightweight jacket Fits perfect for me and i'm 6'3, 360, love this jacket! November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket for big guys! I love this jacket. I am 6'8, 350 with a 40 inch sleeve length and this jacket gives me the length and shoulder space I need. I ordered a 3xlt and a 4xlt and returned the 3xlt to a store no problem. Columbia is the only store that truly makes stuff for guys that are not only big, but also tall. It is a great light shell, but layered it's even better, especially when it's wet. I also love the fleece lining including the hood. November 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect except for Fits as it should except the hood. If you pull the hood up it goes clear down to your nose making it a little hard to see. I suppose if you wear a helmet and then pull it up it will be fine :-) . The rest makes up for this short coming. I would purchase another maybe 2 if they make the hood a little smaller. September 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This jacket fits great looks very stylish At 6'5 245 pounds this jacket fits great and looks so good. Keep up the good work it's hard to find clothes for big men that looks great. May 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket Functional soft shell material. I love the fleece lining. Definitely wind resistant. True to size fit. January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Runs True to size or even a bit larger Excellent Jacket for days when you do not want to wear a heavy coat. Jacket is well insulated and is not made of cheap materials or a windbreaker. December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolutely love it Love this jacket. I will be purchasing another one for my mother for Christmas. I couldn't believe the price! November 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Value Great quality for the price. True to size. I am 6'4" 225 and the XL tall fits perfect. Other brand tall sizes seem to be more wide than tall. It is wind proof. Haven't tested out the water resistance yet. Very warm for a light soft shell. November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic for hiking I needed a warm, light jacket for fall hikes and this is perfect. It's tough enough to handle overgrown trails (with lots of thorns even) and comfortable as well. I definitely will continue to recommend this to people I know. October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like the adjustable hood and wind resistance. Bought the jacket to be the outer layer. I like the freedom of movement the jacket allows. I am 6'5" and weigh 285 pounds. It is very hard to find a jacket large enough to accommodate vests and two long sleeve shirts underneath. This jacket allowed me to layer. I'm a cattle rancher and I'm outside every day. I ordered a three XL tall and a four XL tall and returned the 3xl tall with no problems. September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Soft Shell Jacket This jacket is superior to others on the market that claim to be a soft shell, wind proof and water proof jacket. This is the real deal. Legendary wind and rain resistance, bonded soft shell that keeps you warm as well. You cannot go wrong with jacket. September 18, 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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