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Men’s Ascender™ Softshell Jacket - Tall


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$89.99 $130.00
Style# 1556533
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Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Rugged, warm, durable—and yet decidedly presentable, this wind- and water-resistant 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.

  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Center back length: 31.5"
  • Imported

  • 100% polyester Contour Softshell
Water and Stain Repellent

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy customer Arrived in a timely manner. Fit as expected, ample room for layering. Great product and great price. November 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ascender Jacket Size wae too big. Sleeves too long. Jacket not functional for summer wear. May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent for Tall Men This coat fits perfectly. The sleeves are long enough! and the jacket itself is long enough to go below waist to prevent the wind from getting in. May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Employee Incentive Item We used this jacket as an incentive award for our construction employees that reached 2,000 days with No Lost-Time Accidents. It was very well received. We did have the jackets embroidered with our company logo and our safety logo on the sleeves. April 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Captain Excellent product! It holds up really well and our EMT's love them. April 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not Too Shabby! I'm 6'9" and 340 lb with a very long torso, very long arms and broad shoulders. My build is described by many as bear like/burly. I've found 4xlt to be a bit short, but I was expecting that. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the shoulders were not tight, and that the pockets were to my liking. I purchased this jacket for extensive outdoor use in the state of New York. I'm an avid outdoorsmen, hunting, fishing, hiking and camping nearly every week despite what the weather conditions might be. I'm looking forward to testing this jacket in the coming months as I head into the mountains for an extended stay in a bushcraft camp, but as of right now, I'm rather satisfied with it thus far. I only wish the back was a bit longer to keep my back covered when I bend over. March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ascender Softshell Great quality. Have always had good luck with Columbia. Great deal on the website. Free shipping and the jacket does not fall short. It is quality, comfortable. March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect fit Have always used and trusted Columbia products. I have softshell jackets that have lasted a long time. Now, finally, a size that fits my hulking 6'5' 16 yr old son. The tall size XL is perfect. It's great he doesn't have to wear a too big 2XL that's too short on his torso. Arm sleeves perfect too. Very pleased. Bought 2. He loves the black and navy colors. February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Love this product, would order again. Glad that I could find XL Tall in this product. Very nice looking jacket. January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The jacket is great because it comes in tall sizes. My son is very tall. He is still in high school and needed a new jacket for school. This jacket he absolutely loves. It fits him great. He is 6'2 and still growing. I am glad that you carry tall. Thank you for making my Christmas shopping easier. January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by so nice to find a "tall" size. I had been looking in stores for a nice looking casual jacket in an XXXL Tall size for my 6'3" son. Nearly impossible to find until I saw this one on your website. I ordered it and it arrived sooner than expected. A great price to boot! It fit perfectly and he loves it. I will certainly be a repeat customer. Thank you. December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally a true Tall size My Husband is 6' 4" and has long arms 39", Columbia is the only place I can find clothes that will fit him. This jacket is no exception and he loves the light weight material. December 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barb Bought for my husband and he really likes. He normally don't wear a jacket because don't like the bulk. He wears it now whenever he leaves so I know he likes it. Sharp looking jacket December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I Love this Jacket! I just got my second one of these softshell jackets in a different color. I think the fit and quality of it are fantastic. The only thing I wish is for Columbia to make it in a tall size vest. December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket, serious gear. I've been beating on this jacket for the past month and to say the least, i'm impressed. It fits well, and looks brand new after weeks of using it as an outer layer while hunting, busting through willows, cattails, and giant ragweed chasing pheasant. spent last week in single digit temps and 20mph winds. This jacket performed flawlessly with just a wicking layer and thick cotton mock turtleneck underneath. Tall size fits perfectly, i'm 6'4". November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great I love that Columbia offers tall sizes, and their products are of top quality. This jacket is no exception. It is very warm for the size and surprisingly windproof as well. The two main pockets are also very spacious (the top of each is equal to the seam that run across the front, and the bottom is just above the bottom of the jacket). The material seems very durable as well. I will note that the color of the Graphite style seems just slightly lighter in color in person than the picture shows. Not at all a problem, just something to know. November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stylish Great product. I love that these come in a tall size. Nice jacket alone for cooler weather or under a shell. October 14, 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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