A wind and water resistant Tall sized 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 and a chin guard keep you nice and warm. Zip-up chest and hand pockets are perfect for small objects.Features:
- Modern Classic Fit
- Center back length: 31.5"
- Style# 1556533
- 100% polyester Contour Softshell
Size & Fit
Measurement & Sizes (Inches)
Men's Tall Sizing
|Pant Size||Waist||Chest||Hips||Sleeve Length||Neck||Inseams|
Men's Big Sizing
|Waist||Chest||Hips||Sleeve Length||Neck||Inseams Regular|
- 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.
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|
|FREE Standard Shipping||Available for Greater Rewards members. Learn more >|
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™ Softshell Jacket - Tall is rated out of 5 by 104.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bc37 from Good quality Good quality, but this coat is definitely dark green. It appeared to be brown on the website and I was anticipating “peat moss” to be a brown color.
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mykall from Soft shell Jacket Being a tall man is always a challenge to find a jacket that fits properly , this one did true to size . Honestly I liked the jacket so much I purchased a second one but a different . Great value and great product .. michael
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by wiheathen from Good looking jacket, true to size I am a big woman, with broad shoulders and long arms. Women's styles typically do not work for me. This is a sleek, sharp-looking, soft shell jacket with all the features I love. Breast pocket with zipper, good deep pockets for gloves, velcro wrist straps to customize the wrist fit (wonderful!) I train dogs outdoors in just about any weather; wind-and-water-resistant was a huge selling point. So far so good; although in this frigid Wisconsin winter I am wearing it with a hoodie underneath for warmth. I got a big/tall, and was concerned it might be too long in the body so that it would look silly on me, but it hits just at the bottom of my butt; great, warm, useful length. I imagine on a tall man this would hit at mid-hip. I got the black jacket with the orange zippers, and it looks great (not an obnoxious orange at all!) My (tall) husband took one look at it, and now he wants one for himself.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by saw17 from Great Jackets Love these jackets, hold up good, great fit.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by RoguesDeadGuy from Great Jacket This jacket was everything I was looking for in a light jacket. It is comfortable, not too warm and looks great. My only problem is the tall size was too short. I wish it would have been an inch or 2 longer.
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigdean302 from Great product! I love this jacket! It’s very warm and comfortable to wear.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosey214 from Worth buying Very warm,I really reccomend this jacket.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by GTNE80 from The search is over! I've been searching for a while for the "just right" jacket. I wanted a jacket that I could wear in those frequently rainy, sometimes windy, and mostly chilly days of winter in Tennessee. In and out of the car and in and out of buildings (shops, grocery store, etc), versatility was needed. I needed something to keep me warm and dry in dreary conditions, but not too heavy for an average day. This jacket hits that sweet spot! No doubt keeps all but the heartiest wind gusts or rain deluges away. The jacket is well made and with great features. I love the Chest pocket for keeping my cell phone close. The velcro cuff closures are awesome for keeping wind from blowing up my arms. The collar can be turned up to keep the wind/water away from my neck. I intentionally went up a size in order to give me the ability to layer underneath it for those rare frigid days, but the jacket is amply sized already. Great all-around jacket! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miller227 from Great Jacket We are a Columbia family! I bought this for my husband to replace his old fleece jacket. He absolutely loves it! Its perfect for Tennessee weather keeps him warm, and there’s enough room for him to layer with his Columbia hoodie under it if he needs some extra warmth!
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Captain13 from Great jacket! I am 6'3, 250 lbs. I chose the XLT because the regular is too short for me. So glad I did! Perfect fit!
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by BK01 from Great Jacket, Not Enough Info In The Description I love Columbia products, and this jacket works so well for my guy. He’s 6’9”, and nothing fits him. This jacket was perfect. I don’t know if it just did it to me, but I ordered the jacket in the dark mountain color, which is awesome, except there was only a picture of the back of the jacket. When I got it, the jacket was the perfect color but all of the detailing on the front was red. I wouldn’t have picked that color had I known that, I would’ve definitely still went with this jacket and this brand, just a different color. So a different picture would have been nice so I wouldn’t have to deal with the exchanging of the product.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by bv0401 from Great Warm, Light weight jacket I love this jacket! It's exactly what I wanted. I live in Southern Utah so it doesn't get especially cold here like it would in, say, Minnesota. This jacket is very warm even in temperatures at night down into the 30s with just a t-shirt underneath. I couldn't be happier with this jacket. Also, as an XL person, I really like that this jacket comes in many XL sizes. I will definitely buy another Columbia jacket in the future when the time arises.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chew from Love this jacket Being a tall guy this jacket works. If you are wearing a hoodie or just a short sleeve shirt. This jacket cuts the wind period. Columbia is the truth period
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by Karda from Perfect range jacket It is a great jacket. Keeps you dry and warm without being bulky. For long days on the range the jacket is perfect. Rated four stars due to the zipper sticking. If not for that it would be rated 5.
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Streetcat12 from I love this I love these jackets! But the one I bought a couple of years ago had big inside pockets I could use for hats and gloves.
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by CBT69 from Cheap zipper The zipper stuck on the way up and down. It felt cheap. I returned the jacket. Don't know if it was just this jacket or all of them. I liked the jacket otherwise.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jrhii from Great Jacket! Love the feel, lightness, waterproofing and comfort. Exactly what I was looking for to address rainy spring days. I have a similar jacket with reflective inner liking for winter... Great products!
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by nrw276 from Awesome jacket! I love this jacket! It is very comfortable and fits great. Seems to be very well made too. Probably in the top five of all of the jackets I've ever owned. I would definately recommend it.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigskywanderer from Love this jacket Nice wind proof jacket. I got this to be in between my fleece and my bugaboo jacket for lite rain days or windy days. It fits the bill very nicely.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sonam from son678 Thanks for the lovely review
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by Allday 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 NiceJacket2018 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 KayRu from PDX Versatile This is a go to jacket for PDX!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gwah 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 Gari 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 Capo52 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 Diamonddave 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 JBFOX79 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 Connie2 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 Scott1978 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 GMichelleA 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 UnionMaid 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 Zelimir 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 JulieCP 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 rek1 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 Katta 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 SteveB1106 from Great Jacket Perfect jacket for everyday
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mwgs 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 Bugs13 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 gbcrockett 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 EAM74 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 norwest from Great value and product, Great jacket and value.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pioneer97 from Awesome This jacket keeps you warm and comfortable and repells the rain.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by Plaz 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 SJM3 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 LongYearCustomer 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 JeffW 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 AK77 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 Bens 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 Andrew1378 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
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