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Men’s Ascender™ Softshell Jacket - Tall


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Style# 1556533
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Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1556533
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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 4.6 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Short Arms I liked everything about this jacket, but the arms are too short. Sadly, it's going back and I can only recommend if extended size is not needed. January 5, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fit and function I bought size LT and it fits perfectly. Not bulky anywhere and I finally found a size L jacket with long enough sleeves for my arms! I'm 6'4 around 205lbs. Great jacket for fall/spring and beads off light rain. Sharp looking jacket also. I wore a hoody underneath for winter conditions and it still worked out nicely. January 5, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tall fit I am a trim 6'7" and it's hard to get a decent fit in tall clothes, if there is any selection at all. This one almost works but the sleeves are just short and I HATE ordering an xl just to get sleeves that fit better because then the body is blousey. Otherwise The coat quality is great and looks good. December 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 Star Jacket! I have always loved the Columbia brand, thank you for the tall sizes, as I am 6'4 I needed something longer. This jacket goes great with khakis, blue jeans, and even sweatpants. Great for staying warm and keeping out the cold wind! December 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice looking coat Fits true to size, the style is sharp, and so far the fall weather it has worked just fine, looking forward to seeing how it functions in the winter. October 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket Looks great, warm jacket for medium conditions fit is true to size September 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ascender™ Softshell Jacket Great length for a tall guy! Looks nice for any occasion. May 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not like the online description I ordered a light-weight windbreaker-type jacket for my husband's birthday. When I checked online I specifically skipped those with fleece lining. However, when the jacket arrived, I discovered it had fleece lining--even on the collar! No where was this mentioned online. Therefore, I mailed the jacket back AND had to pay $11.80 (I think). The jacket fit fine, was good quality, etc., just too hot for here in the south. I didn't feel good about having to pay to mail it back when I felt like it was not described correctly online. April 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ascender 4XLT I was given an Ascender as a gift and the zipper broke right away. This was a 4XL and was snug. I ordered the 4XLT as a replacement and it fits much better and I feel better wearing it. I wanted Black but had to settle for the dark navy which is fine. Columbia treated me right on this but it took a bout 18 moths to get everything straightened out. Not all there fault I did not pursue the warranty either. Very happy now and I hope the zipper is better. April 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ASCENDER #1 Without a doubt the best jacket ever. Excellent quality and very durable. Comfortable and true to size. I have purchased two different colors and will purchase the other colors they have available. I wear this jacket all the time. Columbia thank you for the quality and style of my favorite jacket. A+++++ April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Durable Jacket The last time I purchased this jacket was two years ago in September. I have to say I wear this jacket every work day. It's the perfect soft shell jacket for everyday wear. March 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased Ordered this for my husband in 4X tall and fits well. Good quality and perfect for general wear during the winter. Looks nice for both casual and dressy. March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket I bought this jacket in the XLT size and was extremely satisfied! The length in the sleeves and body of the jacket is excellent. It fits much better that a regular XL size jacket, since it is offered in a Tall Size. I hope Columbia continues to make their products in Tall Sizes. I highly recommend this jacket! February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Perfect Jacket I purchased my first Ascender soft shell last year. I instantly realized it was the best jacket purchase I ever made. So comfortable. Through three of the four seasons, I wore it. CONSTANTLY. I am a 6'4" and 280 lb male who loathes being cold ( yes I know that sounds abnormal). The XXL TALL fits me absolutely perfect. The first purchase recently served me beyond well in a record blizzard ( three weeks ago). Add that I did wear a lightweight vest as a layer. No wind chill and dry as could be. So all that being said I decided to buy another Ascender. The first was hooded so I thought I would buy one without. I just received my second jacket. I was hoping that when I tried it on it would be just as perfect. Well, it is. Thank you Columbia for inventing and making my perfect jacket. Please keep this one around and please do not change the sizing/ construction. February 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a good midweight jacket The jacket seems to be excellent in every way. Comfortable, warm, windproof, and quiet. February 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Jacket overall The jacket was as shown online, and is working out ok. It was intended to be used for casual wear, and also for golf on cool days. However, the shape of the jacket is kind of loose on the bottom, and it might not work out for a swing. The cuffs do close with velcro, so that is good, eliminating too-long sleeves. January 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Confort and versatility for a tall man I'm 6'4" and have 37.5" arms with a 45" chest. Buying any coat or long-sleeve shirt that fits is difficult, if not impossible. I purchased the Ascender in Mens LT, and I could not be more pleased. The fit is athletic in the chest and through the waist, but wears easily with a hoodie underneath. Range of motion is surprisingly good for a jacket, not something I was necessarily expecting. I've only had the Ascender for about a month so I could not give 5 stars for quality as only time will tell - but the materials and stitching seem to be up to snuff. Thank you Columbia for your line of tall mens clothing. January 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jacket review Excellent jacket. Looks great feels great. It was just too big for the person I got it for. Honestly probably my fault, had to send it back the other day. But good coat for anyone. Just order the right size January 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Jacket This Jacket is flat out awesome. Light weight while keeping you warm. This is well worth the money and is multi functional. Can be a dressy jacket or can be a casual jacket as well. January 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pretty Happy with my Purchase So, My boyfriend tried on this jacket in the store and it was a tad too small on the arm length. So I ordered a size XL Tall. and it fit him perfectly! So I am happy with that. January 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Long Arms! I bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift. He is 6'2" with very long arms. I debated getting a 2XL, but went with the XLTALL. What a great fit. He likes how fitted it is, and that it is long enough for his arms. The jacket is warm, and cuts the wind out well. He doesn't have that odd gap between gloves and his jacket that would normally be the case. Great value and great product! January 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by coat Not as heavy as I expected December 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket I found the medium size to run small, but all the other sizes ran true. Great quality workmanship and fabric. This is my new go-to everyday jacket. I bought 35 of them and had them embroidered with company logo and American flag and gave as gifts to our foreman. December 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Husband Loved it He said its very comfy and he loves it. Im really glad I got it for him and its actually good for dressing up for dressing down. December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect & comfortable don't have a lot of normal jackets mainly Fire ones, found these on your web site and now I have something that is warm, comfortable, and fits my big self (6' 7" 320lbs). thank you for offering quality products for big people!!!! December 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sleeves to short I like the jacket but a XLtall is not tall . I think that the sleeves are to short. The length of the sleeves on the XXLtall are perfect but the rest of the jacket is to big. But if your short this is would be a very nice jacket to have. November 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this Jacket Keeps the wind and water out while looking stylish. Would definitely buy this again. November 23, 2015
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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