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Men’s Cascades Explorer™ Full Zip Fleece Jacket


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Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1618371
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Reward your inner explorer in this super-comfortable, full-zip microfleece jacket that not only resists the elements, it also resists pilling, keeping its fresh look season after season.

  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Center Back Length: 28"
  • Imported

  • 100% polyester anti-pill microfleece


Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fleece comfortable good fall pull over October 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Poor attention to sleeves This is an overall OK "jacket." Fits a little snug. More like a shirt. However, the sleeves are not up to par with the rest of the jacket. They are way too long and the cuffs are very poorly designed. It appears the cuffs are made from thin large rubber bands instead of the usual wide "stretch to fit" cuff material. Rather than go through the hassle of returning the jacket, I'll keep it for stepping out of the house in inclement weather. This jacket should be priced for a lot less money. July 11, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Runs very large I had a fleece jacket from Eastern Mountain Sports that needed replacing and i liked the look of this one. The picture makes it look like a slim fit through the mid section but it is not. I tightened the draw string around the waist but there is still to much materiel in the mid section. May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Go to fleece This fleece has been my go-to for an extra layer during fall and spring in Portland. It has held up well through several washings and will definitely be joining me on camping trips this summer. highly recommend! March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great zip up sweat jacket I am a woman and I always order from the men's dept. because they have deeper pockets. The woman's jackets give you small pockets and no chest pocket for a phone. I would normally order a med. in men's size but because this item is true to fit I had to sent back for a large which fits me perfect when it's zippered. The sleeves are long and have to be pulled up but that's not a big deal. I love the product. March 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by One for two I ordered a blue and grey cascades explorer full zip fleece jacket recently and they look and feel great. I'd have given it five stars except... One complaint: The pocket wasn't sown shut in one of them, leaving a whole in the pocket. My keys fell out in a parking lot the first time I wore the jacket and luckily I noticed. Since that one (charcoal grey, small) is now out of stock, I'll try to sow it shut since I can't exchange it. Also, a suggestion: Instead of a tag at the top of the jacket, it'd be great to have a little cord sown in so one can hang these jackets on a hook. A competing brand has this feature and I appreciate it. With these jackets, I cut a whole in the label and use that to hang it on a hook, but it's not as polished. March 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Buyers beware I have only had the jacket a few months. It fits well and is comfortable however; the seam in one of the elastic cuffs has come unstitched already. January 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good overall The fleece is good overall, nice weight and warm. A couple of design improvements would help. I ordered the collegiate blue and there is a sky blue trim line inside the collar, as well as sky blue zipper pulls which are not pictured in the photo online. The online photo shows gray zipper pulls which look better. I just removed the sky blue ones. The cuffs have minimum elastic which means that the sleeves are a little long for me. January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect light-weight fleece I was looking for a light-weight fleece jacket that would provide warmth without the bulk. This does the job perfectly. Solid construction, and practical design. I like the contrasting zipper color. I ordered Graphite which comes with bright orange zippers. The actual color is a little lighter than what is shown on the website, but it is still a good looking jacket. January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm and Professional I bought this jacket to wear to meetings with partners so that I was able to be warm and professional. This does the trick! It is warm, roomy, and holds up well in weather and continuous use in MN winters. January 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by mr not the same quality December 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Coat Overall I buy all my outerwear from Columbia for the value. I am very happy with this fleece jacket. It does run a little snug around the gut region and if you wear a white shirt underneath you'll see some lint from the coat on the shirt for the first couple of wears. It is no longer an issue though. November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent This is heavier then a fleece but still just as light. Is great for 40 degree days under a light jacket. Fit is true, product is well made (as with all Columbia products) and functional. I am very happy with this item and was not disappointed in any area of this purchase. October 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cheap Materials and Design As I write this I am wearing a similar item purchased more than ten years ago, it's a Columbia. It is heavier, designed better, and made better. I'd have purchased another couple of same jackets in various colors for me and a few for Christmas presents. After this current jacket, I would not purchase any. Worse you have discouraged me as customer. October 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great jacket! I've only worn this around the house and at work where we keep it cold. I live in Texas so I haven't had the chance to test it out outdoors yet. The jacket has a quality feel inside and out and the pockets are functional...not just for show. I would definitely get another one. September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cascade Fleece Jacket As usual, you can count on Columbia's quality. Very good jacket for the price. I got it on sale for $35. It will last a long time. September 11, 2015
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit top
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit top
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit top
mens relaxed fit bottom
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
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 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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