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Men’s Ascender™ Hooded Softshell Jacket


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$79.99 $130.00
Style# 1556551
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Uses: Trail, Travel
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1556551
Uses Trail, Travel


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 4.7 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Quality! Product was exactly what I ordered from the description online. I bought this for my teenage age and he loved it! November 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good jacket Looks nice, feels good, fits well. It's not quite as nice as north face and other more expensive brands but for the price it's the best jacket out there. November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWESOME JACKET My fiancé was looking for a jacket like this one, that had somewhat of a tactical feel to it. So, after searching for jackets, he found this one. So, I ordered it in XL. The fit is great, the water resistance is great, jacket keeps him warm and toasty with a t-shirt underneath, and he wears it everywhere now. This is his go to jacket, whenever he leaves the house. The price is unbeatable, for a quality product as this one. Columbia will be our go to place to purchase nice jackets, quality, ect. The shipping only took a couple of days too! Overall, this jacket gets 5☆'s from us. We're happy we chose Columbia! November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Quality Product I bought this jacket for my son who is very picky about fit and quality. When it arrived he immediately opened the package and tried it on for fit and comfort. He stated to me that it was a perfect fit and the it was very comfortable. Over all the jacket is very well made and looks good. November 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sexy Jacket! This is a great Fall/Spring jacket. I love the athletic cut on this thing, makes me feel sexy wearing it. Very comfortable. I will get the GRAPHITE one next time it goes on sale. I ordered the black one because the girl in the store liked it better on me than the graphite. September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Love the jacket, kept me warm and dry. July 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Material is not suitable for hood jacket The jacket runs too small, material is warm and not soft, wear without the hood on doesn't look good, I will return it. July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great light weight jacket Very satisfied with my jacket. Little overpriced but still happy that i bought it April 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good to go jacket I love my new Ascender soft shell jacket .It's ready to go rain ,snow ,sleet and sun .Now if it's really cold I layer it with my Steens Mountain Jacket now I'm warm ,and toasty .The jacket is smooth on the outside ,but the fleece on the inside is soft and fluffy it really feels great next to my skin. I'm a Columbia fan for life . March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket I bought this jacket about 6 months ago and have loved it since day 1. I love the versatility of the jacket as you can layer it with a sweatshirt or fleece if needed for chilly days. Great windblocking and rain repellent capabilities. Would definitely recommend and buy again! March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by What I wanted This jacket works so well. I already had it in the rain and the water beaded up and rolled off no big deal. It is warm but not to warm the hood is nice, does have a weird Velcro on the back and not sure what the use of it is. You can wear layers underneath because it is a good size. I do wish it came a tad bit smaller, everything is true to the measurements i just like my cloths on the smaller side, less to get tangled with but other than that perfect for cold days biking to school 40 degree mornings and good for light to mid rain. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what I wanted! I knew from reading reviews this jacket ran a little small. It is just what I wanted and functions great. Been out running in it as well as flying while wearing it. The wind protection is what I hoped for and the light rain just beads up on the jacket. Great product just light my heavier leather coat from Columbia! February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket Love Columbia products especially this jacket. Not too heavy and still keeps you warm January 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Warm lightweight Not true to size. I ordered an XL for my husband and had to exchange it for a XXL. If you plan on wearing anything thicker than a t-shirt, I would recommend ordering a size larger. November 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good general-use jacket I'm happy with this jacket. It's quite warm and also does a good job repelling light rain. It's a bit too warm for 50 F and I think it will probably be great around 40 F or even lower. I normally wear medium but the medium of this jacket was too small for me, so I replaced it with a large. November 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good quality jacket I bought this jacket to wear while I'm going for walks. It fits great and looks good. November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by always good size, color and quality always the best October 17, 2014
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
  • 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.
  • 6. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

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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