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Men’s Ballistic™ III Fleece Vest


http://www.columbia.com/mens-ballistic-iii-fleece-vest-1556021.html 1556021
$79.99 $120.00
Style# 1556021
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Large | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1556021
Uses Trail


A great fit and tons of gust-fighting gusto, this windproof fleece vest will keep your core warm and protected in any season. Windproof bonded fleece with a water-resistant shoulder overlay shields you from the elements, and the vest’s stretch properties and breathability make it the perfect partner to dynamic activity.

  • Water resistant fabric
  • Bonded fleece
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Abrasion resistant chin guard
  • Center back length: 28.5"
  • Imported

  • Shell: 100% polyester
  • Shell Overlay: 96% nylon / 4% elastane Omni-Shield™ Summiteer Lite
Omni-Wind™ Block
Blocks wind to prevent chill

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Runs Large I love these vests for cycling and hiking. They keep your core warm in the wind. I normally wear a large in most everything, but these vest run big. I had to exchange a large for a medium. October 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Runs very large I ordered a medium, which is my usual size as a 6ft2 athletic build person. Runs very large, more so than a normal L (I'd say XL), especially around the stomach (I have a 32" waste). Also not a big fan of the material and the way the vest pressures against the neck. July 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great vest This vest is great. Like most reviewers I found it runs large. I'm 6'3" 180 lbs and am a large in most brands, a Medium in this vest fits perfect. It looks great, feels good, and does what it says. I would recommend this in a heart beat. February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mr Shipping was fast and the item was as it was described by the seller,nice best and very warm . February 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great fleece, bad fit Fleece material is great and also good looking. Pay atention to the size, it fits really big, huge. This size problems tend to be a common issue with Columbia. It is the second time for me to order using the size chart and having the same problem. January 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fleece Vest I found the vest to run large and baggy. The material seemed coarse. I returned mine. January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Another great product by Columbia. I purchased this recently and use it as a layering option when hunting and as a casual outer vest. It works well for both purposes. November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Fit and Function I bought this vest to replace a Northface Windstopper Vest and love the new Columbia one! It's more flexible/comfortable than the Northface... November 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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