A wind and water resistant jacket that’s presentable enough for great all-season versatility. Read more >
GO AHEAD.TRY AND GET DIRTY.
Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
LAYER LIKE A PROThis wind-and-water-resistant softshell jacket is a versatile, all-weather piece made for windy days in fall or spring.EXTRASAdjustable hems and cuffs, a chin guard, and a hood keep you nice and warm. Zip-up chest and hand pockets are perfect for small objects.Features:
- Water/wind resistant
- Bonded softshell
- Drawcord adjustable hem
- Zippered chest pocket
- Zippered hand pockets
- Chin guard
- Adjustable cuff tabs
- Center back length: 27.5"
Uses: Trail, Travel
- Style# 1556551
- 100% polyester Contour Softshell
Size & Fit
Measurement & Sizes (Inches)
- 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
- 2. 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.
- 3. 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.
- 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
- 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
- 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Performance Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Active Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Relaxed Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Shipping & Returns
|Shipping Method||Rate||Expected Delivery Time|
|Standard||$6.00||5-7 Business Days|
|Expedited||$12.00||3-4 Business Days|
|Rush||$19.00||2-3 Business Days|
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Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online. 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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Men’s Ascender™ Hooded Softshell Jacket is rated out of 5 by 138.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minh from water n wind proof. It fits and works great as title.
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPerez from Perfect for spring This jacket is extremely comfortable for the days with the weather in the low-end 50s. When you don't want to bring a bulky coat and be too hot or wear just sweatshirt and be too cold. It's comfortable, light and flexible and looks good to boot.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by YunSH from comfort shell this is really a good soft shell for me to keep the water and wind. out. very comfort inner and really fit to my size. like it so much.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMDGMike from So Far, So Good I purchased this jacket more as a light protection from the wind and to keep me warm in day-to-day life. It fits well and does keep me warm. It does allow some wind to penetrate, so may need something to layer underneath when it is a cold windy day.
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by alex95 from Best Jacket Ever I’ve been looking for a comfortable windbreaker/rain jacket that wasn’t just a fancy poncho and was able to keep me warm during the Fall/Spring seasons when it’s cool but not quite cold. This is it! This is everything I’ve ever asked for and more.
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Momog from Perfect! I got this for my boyfriend since he needed a new jacket. He loved it as soon as he saw it! He wears it to work and to go out. It looks great on with anything you match it with. We live in LA and he’s been using it for the rainy days we’ve been having it works perfect for his job since he’s a Gardner. No drop of water goes inside! 100% recommend it. Will definitively buy in other colors!!!
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheEngineer from Best light jackets ever The material of these Ascender jackets is very light with very good insulation, which makes it nicely warm and comfortable to wear. I own two and bought one alike for my wife (the Kruser Ridge) she loves it too. With that nice price, I’ll get a couple for presents for my dad and brother for the next holidays.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rockstar67 from Zipper poor quality keeps jamming The front zipper is too fragile and keeps locking and jamming at the very bottom. We were unable to re track the zipper to un freeze the un tracking We just sent our new purchase back after frustrating attempts to remedy the jamming Zipper problem.
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by BDK1987 from Must have Water proof, warm, sleek style. I love the added hoodie to the jacket.
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brooktrout03 from Love it I live in Wyoming above 7,000 feet...so any season can be a bit chilly. I have worn this jacket during the warmer days (~30) in the winter months with the wind blowing and I was super impressed with how warm it kept me as well as the wind resistance. This jacket will only see more time outdoors as we enter the shoulder seasons and during those chilly evenings in the summer. Not only is jacket functional, but it fits and looks great as well. HIGHLY recommend!
Date published: 2019-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Papiham from This product has a very clean look to it. This jacket is extremely cozy. It has a very great look to it and also fits really snug.
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Serbay from Light and flexible jacket I have been wearing this hooded softshell jacket for a week, it's very light and comfortable. It stops wind perfect and warm enough for normal winter days. I'm 5'8" and 165 lbs, medium fits me perfect.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by cameraboy from Great run about Jacket. Great run about Jacket for when you need something less then a full cold weather jacket. Just wish the fit was a bit more athletic, runs a bit looser then I like in the arms and torso.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by gkvegan from Nice Lightwieght Jacket Runs a little a small in waste area. Nice quality. Good for temps in the 50's and 60s. It's simple and lightweight. I would say it's not worth the retail price of $80 so buy it on sale.
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Melito from This product is fantastic It fits and feels great.
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by Reddy2019 from Disappointed with fit Fitting is not good. Zip also not functioning properly.
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by NayWP from Exactly what I was looking for. Perfect for what I wanted. Have not been able to wear it yet but I’m sure it will be as expected. It’s comfortable and more than functional.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by dahuz from Good quality item Keep me nice and dry. Perfect on rainy and windy days. Only thing I wish is that the hood could be adjustable as well.
Date published: 2019-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by jvh24 from Just what I was looking for. I was having trouble finding a good fitting softshell. I was looking for something to hike in when the weather was in the high 30s through the 40s, Especially in the wind and light rain. Several other brands where tight in the shoulder and/or the sleeves where a little short. The Columbia fit perfectly. I am 6'/200lb and have long arms. I also really liked that the fabric is more flexible than some of the other softshells. I haven't worn it in the rain yet, but it has keep me warm in the wind. I think it is going to be just right for hiking in a wide variety of conditions. My biggest complaint is that the color choices are boring.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jarod10 from Great jacket These jackets are great! the texture is amazing and it isn't stiff like other brands.They are water resistant. I actually have one with the hood and one without because they are so comfortable. They are really warm and I have been able to wear it all winter long! I would definitely recommend getting one and I will likely get another one in the future.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caitjb44 from Nice jacket! I got this jacket as a gift for my significant other! He loved it, it fits great. It’s warm but not too bulky.
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by WildernessFiend from Good Jacket for the Price This is a solid product. It keeps light rain and wind out and the lined interior is a nice touch. The threads came a little loose around the inner zipper after a week of wearing, but I didn't really complain at this price. Otherwise, quality is typical of a midrange Columbia product. I like this jacket and wear it most days to my outdoor-oriented, business-casual job. I suspect that it will still be performing well after a year of everyday wear.
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Praetorian from Great Jacket I bought a cheap soft shell jacket several years ago to wear after workouts, and have been wanting one a bit more stylish in a brighter color. This jacket fit the bill, and I have been extremely happy with the choice. It keeps wind and rain out perfectly, and I've worn it on days where it was just above freezing and was very comfortable and warm with this and a fleece hoodie. It is a slim fitting jacket, so if you want more room or plan to use this as an outer layer as I do order a size up, you won't be sorry. The quality of the jacket is outstanding, very well made with quality materials. I recommend with no hesitation.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by Denverman from Good quality but not for layering I purchased this to wear on cool windy days. The quality of the fabric is good bit the fit is tight. I am 5’8” tall and the fit across the shoulders is tight. Will probably wear it with just a tee shirt underneath.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by Truth2020 from Good jacket for moderate weather. Nice jacket and built of great quality! However the jacket does not keep me warm. Which is why I bought it to begin with. If you're looking for a good casual jacket this is it. Unless it starts getting a little chilly!
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jorge1521 from Colombia soft shell jacket Got my jacket just in time for cold weather I love it he’s gear for out door work!
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by Glover21 from Great jacket with 1 con Love this jacket! and I feel it runs true to size but just a little snug in the arms. The one con I will say is that the hood is a little oversized. It has an adjustment on it which helps but, I'd rather have a regular sized hood.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jackson1602 from Perfect for a rain jacket and cooler temps! This jacket works well at keeping me dry. I haven't been out in a rainstorm, but it worked well in normally rainy conditions that would soak my shirt through while walking from the car to the store entrance. I didn't have any issues with water leaking through, and the hood is great. Normally hoods don't go far enough forward to stop rain from getting on my face/glasses but this one does. The jacket isn't meant to be too warm, but I didn't have any issues staying warm while walking in the rain in 40* temps either.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jacks27 from Jacket Bought this for my son and very nice & perfect fit.
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Louisvillemom from Great quality My son is a college student. He refuses to wear a winter coat on campus for he gets too hot. Fortunately, this is a great windbreaker and with the hood, makes for a wonderful water resistant jacket. He loves it!
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hieu from It looks amazing and great function! This jacket does what it suppose to do, 100% water resistance and also some wind proof. I love this jacket because it fit me perfectly (usually Columbia size S is still a little big on me, but this time it fit perfect!) and the jacket looks great on me, so I will be wearing it everywhere I go haha.
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by frankchen from the size not correct, too short for a man The size and the price of this shell is not good. Very short. I am returning it. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by SalC63 from Columbia navy blue jacket Great color and texture all around. It keeps you warm when in windy and cold conditions. I would recommend this to friends and family memebers.
Date published: 2018-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Olivia4884 from This product is true to size and keeps warm without being too heavy. I like this jacket and love how it blocks the wind and rain. Plus it is stylish. The jacket is also roomy enough without being too boxy so you can add layers underneath which is nice. Overall, very satisfied with this product.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leez21 from Awesome Jacket !!!! Love my new jacket!! Excellent quality rain/wind jacket and even good in snow I recently found out. Highly recommend to anyone who loves Columbia quality with great versatility.
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grandma73 from excellent jacket choice This is a gift for my grandson. He chose it himself and it will be an excellent addition to his wardrobe for good or other weather as he makes his way between classes on the college campus.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by PpDiaz from Good soft shell jacket Good classic soft shell jacket! Excelent quality!!
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hershey13 from Great product Jacket is a great product very well made
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuckyJim from Last word in softshell jacket Perfect jacket for windy, rainy conditions. Generous hood keeps rain out of your face. Superior construction and fit. I actually lost my last jacket while traveling and ordered this replacement within 24 hours of getting home, the jacket is that good. This is the last softshell jacket you will own.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by AK34 from I wear this all the time! Absolutely love this jacket! Great softshell & soft interior! Its comfortable & keeps me dry & warm! Great jacket!
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by LinkonSix from Good For Fall but Not Enough For Spring The size I ordered was perfect. Everything in the product description is true except that it is wind resistant and can be used in spring. At low temperature this product will not be helpful.
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kook from Jackets I really like my jacket from Columbia, just what I wanted and more. Will buy from Columbia again and again.
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by iScott from Product fit great Feel good on me when I'm a work or out
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by BaileyK from Overall good jacket I ordered this product with very high hopes since the reviews were so good. I am a very average sized 5’6” female and chose to order the male version since it would be larger and more comfy in the winter. What I received is a pretty over all good fit. I would compare it so a slightly larger women’s medium, so smaller than I expected. Three things that do dissapoint about this jacket are 1. The hood in giant and covers my entire face which is awful 2. The sleeves are very very short and I can’t imagine them fitting a males arm length and 3. There are no interior pockets.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by calebbr from Worth Every Penny I got this for christmas a few years ago, and ever since it's been my go-to jacket once it starts getting chilly. It's a little warm for using in early fall or late spring, but when I need a jacket once the temps really drop, this keeps me warm, protected, and cool-looking. The hood is awesome for going bare-headed or wearing a hat, and the wrist sinches work really well with gloves. Feels just a little large to size, but if you're layering like you should, that's what you want. I worked hard in a hardware store for as long as I've had it, it's held together perfectly. And I've been rough with it too, it's held up to the thousand cinder blocks I've moved with it on. Whenever anyone asks if Columbia gear is worth it, I'm always inclined to agree now.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by SouthTex from Great product- missing one thing Great product overall. Size, fitment and function are all good. The only negative is that it does not have a drawstring in the hood. Would make a big difference in sealing out wind/moisture if it had one.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elito from Beautiful The best choice to wear! confortable and funcionaly. i love it.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chrissy09 from Love it This is the jacket we have been looking for. Great quality. Perfect fit
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jems51 from Great coat Still too cold to wear much but the few times that I have it’s been great & looks good too (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pistolero from In the hood! I like this version of ascender softshell jacket. The hood covers my head perfectly with or without a cap. The medium size is just right for short and broad shouldered guy like me. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-04-09
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