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Men’s Ascender™ Softshell Jacket


http://www.columbia.com/mens-ascender-softshell-jacket-1556531_S.html 1556531_S
$49.90 $115.00
Style# 1556531
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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# 1556531
Uses Trail, Travel


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.

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

  • 100% polyester Contour Softshell
Water and Stain Repellent

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Rated 5 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Quality and Fast Shipping Great Quality and Fast Shipping August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Company jacket We purchased these Jackets for our Team to reward them for a Job Well done. Would buy this one just for me again. We are very happy with it. August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love this jacket It is beautiful and functional. It is warmer than I expected, but very pleased July 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Ascender keeps rising Love the unique color and its comfort. Runs a tad small so if you want as an outer layer, I'd order a size larger. To me it's a three season jacket. Looking for some brighter colors and I'd order another one in a heartbeat! May 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great midnight jacket I live in the Northeast and this jacket does great on rainy days where the temps get into low 40's. It does a great job keeping the wind out and the rain rolls right off the material as well. However, I did not purchase the jacket at full cost and would have a hard time paying full price for even this mid-weight jacket. May 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Good Jacket for the price Good Quality Jacket very durable and long lasting, I owned one for about 6 years which I still use picked another color on sale. This jacket keeps me warm in moderate cold conditions and fits well. April 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Jacket I bought this jacket for my son and he absolutely loves it. Now my son is a 15 year defensive lineman, so he is not a small guy. This jacket fits him perfectly. Plus for a bonus, the fabric does not "hold dog hair." We have pets that constantly she's so having dog hair on your clothes is not uncommon, but this fabric seems like it repels dog hair. Which is wonderful. February 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing! I have bought Columbia before and I am never disappointed. The Ascender softshell jacket is great for the freezing and the slightly chilly weather. It will keep you the perfect amount of warm. Great Buy! February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect gift!! I bought this as a gift for my grandpa. It is awesome! We live in the PNW and this jacket is perfect for our weather. It is very slimming on him as well! Nice sport jacket that looks good with jeans or can be dressed up. Very happy with this purchase :) February 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great soft shell jacket It's one of my best choices ever done through online shopping. It's warm and serves the purpose. However, I wish that there was a similar colour with a hoodie. Great item December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by this product as great style I love Columbia prouducts December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket for great price. A comfortable jacket that I wear almost every day through fall, winter and spring. With only a couple of layers underneath it keeps the heat in on cold days. It sheds water nicely so I wear it in moderate rainfall. October 22, 2015
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
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
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
How to Measure
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

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
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 15th to arrive by the 25th.
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 19th to arrive by the 25th.
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
ORDER BY: 10:00 PM PST on December 20th to arrive by the 25th.
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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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