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Boys’ Ascender™ Softshell


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Style# 1556171
Uses Trail


Rugged, warm, durable—and yet decidedly presentable, this wind- and water-resistant softshell jacket for boys is a versatile, all-season piece that’ll keep them protected in milder weather and layers great under a shell for bonus warmth in more severe conditions.

  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Water/wind resistant
  • Bonded softshell
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1556171

  • Windproof Softshell
Water and Stain Repellent

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Boys’ Ascender™ Softshell is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boys softshell Great kids coat. Easily cleaned. Keeps the boys warm. Compares to TNF softshell but BETTER pricing!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket Great for spring and fall weather!! Bought two of these for our kids and they love them!! It’s the only jacket they will wear. Water and wind proof yet keeps them warm! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Great quality; love the blue color for something different!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit Quality product, perfect fit, true to size, with a classy look and soft feel.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great coat my son loves the fit and look, has insulation and is warm and waterproof
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Jacket I would recommend this jacket to anyone you can wear when it is raining or just on a cool day
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT Both of my sons love their jackets. They have worn them to the ice arena for open skate and it gave them the exact needed warmth.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect weather jacket My husband owns the men's version of this jacket. He has had it for years. I have witness it's performance as well as heard him express his love for it. The jacket is light weight but still manages to keep him warm. I was amazed to see how the rain just beads off of it. It truly is an excellent jacket. I purchases one for two of my sons. I will be buying myself one this winter as well as my youngest son. My two older boys love the way it wears as well as it matches their father's jackets. They look up to him and love to wear the same styles as him. Looks like I will be shopping with Columbia for many many years. Much thanks for your great products and reward points!!!!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price, great quality Purchased for my son and he loves it already. Not too light not too heavy. Extremely pleased with purchase.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket I buy all my Columbia items during their winter sales because their prices are unbeatable. This year I saw this jacket and had to have it! My sons dad had one and I always loved it so I was excited when I saw they had one in kids sizes and for $25 you cant beat it! This jacket does run slightly small its slimmer fitting. Very nice material. I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Jacket for Bad Weather This jacket has kept me warm and dry as long as it's above 25 degrees. The quality is exceptional and it performs as advertised. The only issue I have with it is that it is cut a little wide.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great jacket for grandson 7Year old grandson loved this jacket. Wants were it all the time. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a light weight jacket
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for, but... Well made jacket, exactly what I was looking for, if only it fit my 15 year old son better. He is average build and a little on the short side. It was a perfect fit through the torso but the sleeves and overall length were way too long. A size smaller might have been better in length, but likely too tight around the middle. Sadly, I had to return. Would recommend to anyone with different proportions.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality, but short Excellent quality material. But it fits small. It was short in length but wide. Other products of this size fit as expected on my 5-year old. I would recommend these in a taller size then normal.
Date published: 2014-12-26
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Boys' Sizes (inches)

Size XXS
Height 41-45 47 52 55.5-58.5 61.5-64 66.5
Weight 40 50 60 87 115 126
Chest 22-23 24 26.5 27.5-28.5 30.5-32 33.5
Waist 21-21.5 22 24.5 25.5-26.5 28-29.5 31
Hip 23-24 25 27.5 29-30.5 32-33.5 35

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
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
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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