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Men’s Ascender™ Hooded Softshell Jacket - Tall


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Style# 1556553
Uses Trail


Rugged, warm, durable—and yet decidedly presentable, this wind- and water-resistant hooded 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.

  • Water/wind resistant
  • Bonded softshell
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Chin guard
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Center back length: 27.5"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1556553

  • 100% polyester Contour Softshell
Water and Stain Repellent

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Men’s Ascender™ Hooded Softshell Jacket - Tall is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! Perfect for my tall husband! Lightweight yet warm.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Great jacket for fall/spring and wet weather. Very comfortable. Very true to size. Keeps my warm and dry.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Jacket ever This jacket repels water 110% My husband loves it. He is very picky about clothing but he really likes this jacket .
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Been great! Usually have a hard time finding coats that fit. I'm 6'4 with a tall torso, and this jacket fits perfectly and actually hides my belt line. The sizing chart works and is truly true to the size I measured before ordering. I just ordered a second one without a hood.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking jacket My job required a jacket embroidered with their logo, but their supplier didn't have any tall length jackets. I found this one, ordered it and it fit perfectly. I'm 6'5" and ordered the XLTall. I wore it to work and it looked so much nicer tha the jackets they had ordered, that they ordered additional jackets like these. The fit is great, it's warm, and looks sharp. And my company logo was embroidered on with no problems. Win win win.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this jacket This jacket is very nice. Good quality. Fabric is soft to the skin while wearing. Functionality is excellent. Good length in sleeves and waist. I got the 2XLT and it fits perfectly. I am 6'5" and 265 with 36/37 sleeves. It fits great. The material is very high quality.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great weight and wind resistance I've had other shells that are too light. This jacket has a light weight fleece lining that really helps when the temperature drops. The material has good wind resistance which blocks the cold too. But at the same time it's not too warm to wear when the temperature rises. So it covers a lot of conditions. The materials, fit and finish are very good. I wish it was slightly more fitted, but overall a good looking and functional jacket.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A present for my son My son is always cold in the Winter. He was amazed at the insulating quality, yet light weight of this jacket. He was VERY pleased with the fit, the large packets, and warm hood. I highly recommend this product and the Columbia brand.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite jacket My wife purchased this jacket for me for Christmas and I was so thoroughly happy with it that I bought a second one to put away for later. I have had soft shell jackets prior to this but never found one that was hooded. Living in the Pacific Northwest and having a jacket without a hood seems like denying reality. It is very well made and fits me perfectly. If I was going to adapt it I would add inside pockets like some of my sweatshirts to carry cell phone inside the jacket. My only other regret is that I didn't buy a third jacket that I could wear fishing (before they ran out of my size).
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit and Excellent Quality!!! I purchased this jacket because I needed a jacket that was made for mild cold days and also needed be able to fit with layers underneath. Now I am a big man wearing a 3 XL Tall and I have tried all brands of coats and I keep coming back to Columbia not only because the clothes fit like a glove but they deliver a high quality product I wear this coat from 0 degrees F to 40 degrees and I feel comfortable and warm but I do run hot. I must say that the price I paid is well worth the coat. LOVE IT!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not warm I bought this in hopes that it was warm. Also like the tall sizes. Was not warm at all, and couldn't fit another layer underneath. If I went bigger, it would be too big.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful light jacket My son loved it, put it on immediately. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fit I purchased this jacket as well as a similar one and this one is much tighter than the other jacket. Would suggest going a size larger for the hooded jacket
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Form & Function I bought this jacket having never owned a Columbia jacket before, and I am very impressed. I'm tall and slim built (6'6" 200lbs) and the Large Tall fits me perfectly the sleeves are a great length and the torso isn't too long or too short. This is the perfect jacket to layer with or just wear by itself, and the styling is so great you can wear it out hiking or for a night on the town. I will most definitely be purchasing the new cinder color of this jacket because I love my original purchase so much.
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No Warmth This functions great as a water-repellant jacket with just a little bit of warmth. However, I expected it to be even warmer and was disappointed. The cold tends to cut right through. I think Omni-Heat might be the better option
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This fit better than I expected! Sleeve length is great, overall length is good. Zips up nicely over my chin and is very warm and comfortable. I am a very tall woman (yes I am aware it is a man's jacket) and I struggle finding sleeves and overall jacket length that fit me. I love it!
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all round jacket Great jacket for south Texas
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this lightweight jacket Fits perfect for me and i'm 6'3, 360, love this jacket!
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket for big guys! I love this jacket. I am 6'8, 350 with a 40 inch sleeve length and this jacket gives me the length and shoulder space I need. I ordered a 3xlt and a 4xlt and returned the 3xlt to a store no problem. Columbia is the only store that truly makes stuff for guys that are not only big, but also tall. It is a great light shell, but layered it's even better, especially when it's wet. I also love the fleece lining including the hood.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect except for Fits as it should except the hood. If you pull the hood up it goes clear down to your nose making it a little hard to see. I suppose if you wear a helmet and then pull it up it will be fine :-) . The rest makes up for this short coming. I would purchase another maybe 2 if they make the hood a little smaller.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This jacket fits great looks very stylish At 6'5 245 pounds this jacket fits great and looks so good. Keep up the good work it's hard to find clothes for big men that looks great.
Date published: 2015-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Functional soft shell material. I love the fleece lining. Definitely wind resistant. True to size fit.
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs True to size or even a bit larger Excellent Jacket for days when you do not want to wear a heavy coat. Jacket is well insulated and is not made of cheap materials or a windbreaker.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it Love this jacket. I will be purchasing another one for my mother for Christmas. I couldn't believe the price!
Date published: 2014-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value Great quality for the price. True to size. I am 6'4" 225 and the XL tall fits perfect. Other brand tall sizes seem to be more wide than tall. It is wind proof. Haven't tested out the water resistance yet. Very warm for a light soft shell.
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic for hiking I needed a warm, light jacket for fall hikes and this is perfect. It's tough enough to handle overgrown trails (with lots of thorns even) and comfortable as well. I definitely will continue to recommend this to people I know.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the adjustable hood and wind resistance. Bought the jacket to be the outer layer. I like the freedom of movement the jacket allows. I am 6'5" and weigh 285 pounds. It is very hard to find a jacket large enough to accommodate vests and two long sleeve shirts underneath. This jacket allowed me to layer. I'm a cattle rancher and I'm outside every day. I ordered a three XL tall and a four XL tall and returned the 3xl tall with no problems.
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Soft Shell Jacket This jacket is superior to others on the market that claim to be a soft shell, wind proof and water proof jacket. This is the real deal. Legendary wind and rain resistance, bonded soft shell that keeps you warm as well. You cannot go wrong with jacket.
Date published: 2014-09-19
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Men's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Men's Performance Top Fit Guide
Men's Performance Bottom Fit Guide
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Men's Active Top Fit Guide
Men's Active Bottom Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Men's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Men's Modern Classic Bottom Fit Guide
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Men's Relaxed Top Fit Guide
Men's Relaxed Bottom Fit Guide

Men's Body Measurement (Inches)

Men’s Tall Sizing

  Pant Size Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseams
LT 36–38 36–39 42–45 41–43 37 17–17.5 34–36
XLT 40–42 40–43 46–49 44–46 38 18–18.5
2XLT 42–44 44–47 50–53 48–50 39 19–19.5
3XLT 46–48 48–51 54–57 52–54 39 20–20.5
4XLT 48–50 51–54 57–60 55–57 39 21–21.5

Men’s Big Sizing

  Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseam Regular
1X 40–43 46–49 44–46 36 18–18.5 32
2X 44–47 50–53 48–50 36.5 19–19.5
3X 48–51 54–57 52–54 37 20–20.5
4X 51–54 57–60 55–57 37.5 21–21.5
5X 55–58 61–64 59–61 38 22–22.5
6X 59–62 65–68 63–65 38.5 23–23.5

How to Measure

Men's Size Chart
  • 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.

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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