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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 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Beat Down I've owned my ascender jacket for a year. I'm a big guy 6'8" 355. I'm super tough on clothes. I've had my jacket through mud, grime, dirt, clay, grease, gas, spray paint. I've washed it at lease 300 the times in cool water with enzyme laundry soap (Ecos) . The jacket itself still looks new. The only thing that has failed is the zipper. Best dang coat I've ever had. It outlasted my Carhartt.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very nice I also have non hooded version. Both are great for all but extreme cold. The large tall fits me perfect at 6'5" 190lbs. Sleeves are just right.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Asender soft Shell hooded jacket Fits good. Keeps me warm in cooler weather Not sure about how water resistant
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ascender Jacket with Hood Bought 4xl Tall. Some might think it is to big for them in that size, but for me, excellent. I want room to move in, no tight shoulders when reaching. I love it!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice look This item is perfect for my needs. It looks great and appears to be of good quality. I would very much buy this again.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket I got this jacket for my boyfriend who is 6’4” and has super long arms, the fit is great. The look of the jacket and the functionality is wonderful. I definitely recommend it to others.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the coat with all being said I love the coat. it does run a little on the small side for me. it is 100% perfect for the stormy NW
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Jacket Good Jacket for fall or spring.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reasonable For The Price This will be my third columbia softshell over the last several years. My first was a 3XL-Regular, which fit well width-wise, but at 6'00" tall and about 350, I felt it was a little short on the length. Now, if I was that thick-bodied but had a flat stomach that didn't hang out a little bit, I think it would have been just fine. But.. I don't, so it wasn't. I needed a little more coverage on the bottom, so my next softshell was a 3XL-Tall. However, it did run a little small, but the length was much better. In fact, having it a tiny bit small is not a bad thing, as it fits comfortably snugly, at least on me. The previous softshells were not hooded, so now I've bought this third one at 4XL-Tall, thinking the extra room would be more comfortable. I'm kinda back and forth how I feel about that, as I do like the relaxed fit of the bigger size, however it feels just a bit billowy now. If I can get it to shrink a little bit in the wash I think it will be much better. This hooded softshell *feels* like the material is a little bit thinner than the others. We'll see how it holds up in the cooler weather versus the others. As far as function, I very much like the velcro wrists, but the hood is a little annoying at times. Because the storm flap is integrated into the hood itself (and not a hood attached to the back of the collar), it's difficult to get it to lay down comfortably when the jacket is zipped up about 90%, which is where I personally prefer it. Being in the middle of summer, I have not been able to test the hood to say whether this design is better than any other. In the end, these jackets are perfectly fine for light duty and casual wear. The ones I bought previously have lasted for years and are still holding up very well with everyday casual use. I personally wouldn't pay full-price for them, but when they're on a good sale the value gets much better. :-)
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good jacket a little snug in the body, but warm, and blocks the wind.
Date published: 2015-02-20
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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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