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Men’s Gate Racer™ Softshell Jacket


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$99.99 $150.00
Style# 1557531
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Uses: Winter
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1557531
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A warm, soft, and comfortable layering piece perfect for dynamic activity in the outdoors, the Gate Racer Jacket is crafted from a stretch-infused, water-repellant softshell lined with ultra-cozy embossed fleece. It’s both breathable and built for mobility, with a protective hood that you can easily remove for excursions around town in milder conditions.

  • Attached, adjustable hood
  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Imported

  • Shell: 96% polyester / 4% elastane Barrier Grid Softshell
  • Lining: 100% polyester Embossed Fleece
  • Insulation: 100% Polyester Microtemp, 80g
Water and Stain Repellent

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket I bought this for my father who is 88 years old. He did not want some thing to heavy so this is perfect for him . May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Mid-weight Shell Going to get alot of mileage out of this one, and have already. Warm enough in the 20's (or below) but comfortable into the 40's. Plenty of room for light to medium-weight layers too. Can't miss with this one. March 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by coat sleeves to long end ok March 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket I ordered this for my husband. He does not like thick bulky jackets but needed something to keep him warm on our trip to the mountains. Overall a GREAT jacket. He is quite hot natured so it kept him warm in the 20-30 degree weather but if you are prone to getting cold you may need a thicker jacket or more layering underneath. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Jacket After many years of searching, finally found the perfect jacket for me. Soft, just the right weight, a little longer than a lot of jackets- just what I like. The collar is big enough that it doesn't hit me under the chin, and the hood is nice and deep, with catch drawstrings, and can be removed. Very well designed, a nice smooth look, not a bunch of trim, multi-colored panels, etc. It has long sleeves that don't pull up when I extend my arms. February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mens Gate racer softshell jacket my zipper on an older North Face Jacket broke in the middle of Chicago's winter and my friends turned me onto Columbia and I couldn't be happier. We just got 19 inches of snow and below zero temps and I have to admit that this jacket ROCKS !! Lightweight, Great fit, easy on the eyes (the jacket, not me) and a fraction of the cost of North Face. I've converted to Columbia - Keep it up !! February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by good quality & warm Very pleased with the quality of construction. Coat is sized correctly and fits very well. Stay warm even in temps below zero. Not a big fan of the Velcro sleeve closers, but really haven't had to use them. February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by warm and moveable Having tried numerous outerwear through the years, I decided to give this a try. Not only is it extremely warm and comfortable, it is very easy to move around in while working. I am a contractor by trade and I would recommend this jacket to anyone looking for cold weather protection. January 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by more than a softshell This is my first Columbia product. When I bought this I was hoping it would be more than just a softshell and it is.....I have been wearing this jacket as my primary Winter coat for the last month and it's more comfortable than my other 2 coats. If the weather here in Chicago falls below 0 won't wear it....I can tell it's not that warm but 20 degrees or above I will always wear it. Great product! January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great coat I absolutely love this coat. Great for the snow and it's pretty warm. I am extremely satisfied with this purchase. I would definitely recommend. If you can get this coat on sale like I did even better. January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackets This jacket is very comfortable, fits great, and is very warm. I've owmed.many.Columbia Jackets and am always satisfied with the products January 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not enough insulation I have used this jacket 4 times in different temperatures. It is most useful in the temp. range of 45 to 55F. Between 32 and 45F I felt the cold wind. With a sweater inside it is perfect. The larger fit is useful here. A double zip opening in the front would have made it perfect as a car coat,but alas! Gone are the days of creating a perfect item. One zipped pocket should have been included inside. Otherwise OK. January 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Didn't fit, expensive to return I had read in reviews that this jacket size ran big so I ordered the smaller size. When the jacket arrived (almost 2 weeks later) it was to small for me. It cost $25 to return the jacket. I have ordered the larger size, now have to wait another week + to receive that one. January 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by I like it. Overall I like the Jacket. It fits well, it's warm, and it keeps me dry. I like that I can remove the hood. The sleeves are a little long but the Velcro allows me to correct for it. I wish there was a pocket on the inside like all of the other jackets I have owned. It feels odd not having one. My only real complaint is with the main zipper. It sticks, especially if I zip it up all the way. It can be very difficult to unzip, sometimes feeling as if it isn't going to unzip at all. It's annoying and frustrating. January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A little big, but very warm! The jacket runs a little larger than I normally like, but it is so warm and I appreciate the water-resistant quality (great for snow). January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beauty in Simplicity According to Mies Van Der Rohe, less is more. This jacket is a testament to the form-follows-function design milieu, and is thus perfectly fashionable in South Chicago. Let those bourgeois north siders wear their over-priced North Face as a vain attempt to display their middle class social standing; here in the south side, we know what works in the city that works. 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.
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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