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Men’s Ascender™ Softshell Jacket - Tall


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Style# 1556533
Uses Trail


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

  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Center back length: 31.5"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1556533
  • 100% polyester Contour Softshell


Men’s Ascender™ Softshell Jacket - Tall is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 84.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding Product As always Columbia Products standing by their products. Unsurpassed Customer Satisfaction. Thank you very much.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Jacket Love this a great jacket.. Just right... Fits great also..
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PDX Versatile This is a go to jacket for PDX!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tall Products from Columbia I was excited to discover that Columbia offers tall sizes and decided to give the Ascender Soft Shell Jacket a try. I am completely satisfied with the look, fit and comfort of the jacket - it is exactly what I was looking for.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ascender is the Biz.. I ordered the Ascender Softshell Jacket for a trip to rainy Charleston, SC. It was a great fit- I am 6' 2" and ordered the 2XLT. It was warm and I stayed perfectly dry in a steady South Carolina rain. Great quality and the chest pocket was perfect for my large Iphone 8. The zippered pockets worked well. I cant wait to wear on a trip to Ireland later this month.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very functional jacket I have trouble getting a good fitting tall jacket and the ascender is well sized. Lightweight but warm enough for most seasons. The outside zipped pocket is a must for me and that sealed the deal
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New jacket Im 6’4 and the xll rall size fits good. Comfortable light weight jacket. Good for a cooler rainy day or windy cooler day.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket This jacket fits great. It’s soft on the inside, and the outside repels liquid very well. Wind doesn’t blow through it, and I stay comfortably warm.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has a great fit. Was so happy to finally fine a product that had tall sizes. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality It’s a nice jacket just runs small. But it fit my son and he likes it so it was worth still getting
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice cost Coat fits very well. We purchased a tall, would of liked the body to have been a little longer but the sleeves were perfect!
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If it is a Columbia it is good Bought for my son. Perfect!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally a jacket for tall people! This jacket fits very well. I bought an LT and I'm 6'5". It's just a tad bit wide and the sleeves are rounder than they need to be. So I'm getting it altered to fit me better. Not a big deal. It's worth the effort in order to have a jacket with long enough sleeves.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light jacket This jacket is just the right weight for a cool day. I mostly appreciate the tall size option. The extra length in the torso and sleeve fits my husband just right.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ascender Jacket fit and function is as advertised. It will be my light jacket of choice especially in the Spring and Fall.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love your products Columbia Sportswear lives up to it's excellent reputation for quality and attractive styling for all men and women, ages.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Perfect jacket for everyday
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice jacket I ordered and received my jacket a week ago. Very high quality, nice fit and color is exactly what I thought it would be.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and comfortable Flexible fit for work in pest control industry. Hold s up to frequent washings and does not stain easily. Still wearing one after 3 years but ordered for other employees
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I was looking for a jacket for bike riding on chilly days. This one has most of the comfort of a fleece with much better windbreaking. It's just what I needed. I'm 6' 6", and I appreciate the fact that, like other Columbia products, the tall size is actually tall rather than just a couple of inches longer than regular. My only quibble is that the unlined, close-fitting sleeves make it a little difficult to put this jacket on over a long-sleeved shirt.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS JACKET! This jackets fits awesome, lightweight, and repels the rain, yet super warm for our ever-changing IL weather!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and product, Great jacket and value.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This jacket keeps you warm and comfortable and repells the rain.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very long torso I am 6'2" and while this jacket fits in the arms, the torso is really, really long. I realize it's a tall size, but after two wearings, I just don't like how far it goes down my waist. Should have bought regular size. So, if you're in between sizes, go for the regular.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice lightweight jacket The fit is right on as I wear tall sizes. It is lightweight and seems to be a good quality.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disapointed in Ascender Soft Shell for the 1st time in years I have enjoyed Columbia jackets for over a decade and been impressed by their quality. I am saddened that I must warn fellow consumers about the shockingly poor quality of the Columbia Men’s Ascender™ Softshell Jacket. The 2017 version has an inferior main zipper that pulls apart at the slightest pressure. I am stunned that the designers of the 2017 version of the softshell jacket wouldn't see this if they tested this. I am returning the two softshell jackets I just bought. I can understand looking for ways to reduce cost of production, but this should not be done at the expense of quality. Columbia:please bring back the 2015 zipper design for your future versions of your softshell jackets even if the jacket costs more!
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light jacket 6' 6" 245 lbs and the XLT fits me well. Looks and feels good.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Jacket The jacket is very nice and fits well. The velcro cuff's will take a little to get used to, but it's a nice jacket.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for tall man It's long enough for tall man .light and soft .feels warm will see how it works when winter comes
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Mid-South Jacket I live in the middle of the U.S., in the Ohio River Valley. As such we routinely get "4 seasons" of weather. This is the perfect jacket for my climate. It is an easy 2.5-3 season jacket. Warm enough, even in the coldest winter months, for a quick trip in/out of car or short exposure periods. Still not so stifling that you can't wear it in the "warmer" early fall / late spring. The fabric, though not "waterproof" provides ample water repellance for quick dash in/out of outdoors during rain. Its "dressy" enough to wear to work or out about town without looking typer technical. But it is hearty enough to wear on hikes/bikes of a reasonable distance. Simply perfect modern jacket for me.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended Received this jacket today and tried it on immediately. Fits perfectly. I live in MT and was looking for something to keep me warm and protected, but not too hot. I would definitely recommend this jacket.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Noticed a friend wearing this jacket. It had great lines and fit perfectly. So, I purchased one as a gift for a family member. He's a big guy and hard to fit, so I was thrilled to see the jacket was available in XL-Tall. He loved the jacket! Much to my surprise the jacket ran just a little big, but not enough to change sizes. The extra size will be helpful when accommodating sweaters, etc.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another excellent product This is the third jacket i have owned like this. I have used them during michigan winters, fishing and hunting in wisconsin and Pennsylvania. I have alway been i pressed with the warmth and quality of the jackets. I ordered this jacket after a warranty claim on one of my older jacks and i could not be more impressed with the customer service and the new jacket.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket-well worth the $$ This is my second ascender jacket. My first one is still inservice and holding up well for being worn almost daily for 3 years! I am 6'4" and 290lbs. This jacket fits perfect. The jacket is warm, comfortable and perfect for all 4 seasons!
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Jacket I always loved Columbia pructs, the tall size fits me very wrll . I am 6'8" (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift for my Husband I bought this jacket for my Husband and he loves this jacket. I bought the men's tall since he is over 5'10" and likes the room he has in the arms. It's a great jacket for rain and cooler days. It washes well and has become one of his favorite jackets.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Short Arms I liked everything about this jacket, but the arms are too short. Sadly, it's going back and I can only recommend if extended size is not needed.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and function I bought size LT and it fits perfectly. Not bulky anywhere and I finally found a size L jacket with long enough sleeves for my arms! I'm 6'4 around 205lbs. Great jacket for fall/spring and beads off light rain. Sharp looking jacket also. I wore a hoody underneath for winter conditions and it still worked out nicely.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tall fit I am a trim 6'7" and it's hard to get a decent fit in tall clothes, if there is any selection at all. This one almost works but the sleeves are just short and I HATE ordering an xl just to get sleeves that fit better because then the body is blousey. Otherwise The coat quality is great and looks good.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Jacket! I have always loved the Columbia brand, thank you for the tall sizes, as I am 6'4 I needed something longer. This jacket goes great with khakis, blue jeans, and even sweatpants. Great for staying warm and keeping out the cold wind!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket Great jacket great price for the quality. I am 6'7" and sleaves and length are perfect. My wrists never show, no matter how I move my arms. I did order 2XL tall and little bigger by stomach than I like. Good warmth for fall and spring. Only complaint I would have is the inner material grippy and pulls on shirts when putting on.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice looking coat Fits true to size, the style is sharp, and so far the fall weather it has worked just fine, looking forward to seeing how it functions in the winter.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Looks great, warm jacket for medium conditions fit is true to size
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good jacket I'm 188 cm tall and this jacket fit just like if I had been to the tailor , nice colour and nice material. I love it.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ascender™ Softshell Jacket Great length for a tall guy! Looks nice for any occasion.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This Jacket covers the spring and Im sure fall weather perfectly
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not like the online description I ordered a light-weight windbreaker-type jacket for my husband's birthday. When I checked online I specifically skipped those with fleece lining. However, when the jacket arrived, I discovered it had fleece lining--even on the collar! No where was this mentioned online. Therefore, I mailed the jacket back AND had to pay $11.80 (I think). The jacket fit fine, was good quality, etc., just too hot for here in the south. I didn't feel good about having to pay to mail it back when I felt like it was not described correctly online.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ascender 4XLT I was given an Ascender as a gift and the zipper broke right away. This was a 4XL and was snug. I ordered the 4XLT as a replacement and it fits much better and I feel better wearing it. I wanted Black but had to settle for the dark navy which is fine. Columbia treated me right on this but it took a bout 18 moths to get everything straightened out. Not all there fault I did not pursue the warranty either. Very happy now and I hope the zipper is better.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ASCENDER #1 Without a doubt the best jacket ever. Excellent quality and very durable. Comfortable and true to size. I have purchased two different colors and will purchase the other colors they have available. I wear this jacket all the time. Columbia thank you for the quality and style of my favorite jacket. A+++++
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable Jacket The last time I purchased this jacket was two years ago in September. I have to say I wear this jacket every work day. It's the perfect soft shell jacket for everyday wear.
Date published: 2016-03-25
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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
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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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