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.
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.Features:
- Bonded softshell
- Water/wind resistant
- Abrasion resistant chin guard
- Zippered chest pocket
- Zippered hand pockets
- Adjustable cuff tabs
- Modern Classic Fit
- Drawcord adjustable hem
- Center back length: 27.5"
Uses: Trail, Travel
- Style# 1556531
- 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|
|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 is rated out of 5 by 71.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don74 from Comfortable Very comfortable and nice for to the body. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2019-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Asender123 from excellent quality for the price One of things I like about any Columbia jacket that I have purchased is the sizing is correct. Some holds for this jacket. The zippers are a good size. I purchased this jacket online and the shipping was quick. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by Xray from Men's Ascender Softshell Jacket I found the jacket to be the correct size. The fleece lining makes the jacket warm and very light to wear. The phone pocket is quite handy. The zippered pockets keep valuables secure. Basically a nice fall jacket (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonRob from Ascender softshell jacket Excellent product, Fits perfect as I ordered a large. I am a 41 chest and this is great. Material is great and will be good for cool damp days on golf course or walks in the park. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZachKorn from Love it Awesome jacket. Met all my needs and expectations of what Columbia products should be. Might even buy another.
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andyjoel12 from this product is great The clothes are exact to me
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starm from One of the best softshell The best softshell for the money
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by SometimeDacker from Nice Jacket, But True -to-Size? Maybe... I bought this to replace a light jacket, something for late spring/early fall and/or cool summer nights. A nice jacket, overall, but with a few caveats: I'd say it was True-to-Size, but I think it would be a bit snug with anything but a thin fleece vest underneath for a little added warmth; I like the stand-up collar, the hook-and-loop adjustments at the cuffs and the shock cord adjustments at the bottom hem, all add good wind shielding; I also like the external zippered chest pocket, although it would have been better if it were a little larger (i.e., taller and/or deeper); the main zipper closure seems substantial, however, a 2-way zipper would have been a plus (it would help to keep the jacket from riding up when you sit down, like when driving a car). So, while the ASCENDER™ SOFTSHELL JACKET may prove to be a bit too warm for my intended use, overall its a keeper with a budget-friendly sale price.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jammin from Dad seems to enjoy Bought this jacket for Father’s Day and he seems to like it! It is windproof and waterproof as a soft shell and seems relatively true to size with maybe only the sleeves being a big longer than projected. Overall a nice jacket!
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Origun from My Ascender Soft Shell is perfect for Spring days in the PNW .. My Ascender Soft Shell jacket is of great quality & fits true to size. Great for Portland,Oregon Spring days...Keeps me warm & dry (due to unpredictable weather,lol)...I'd recommend this jacket
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yangnao89 from Warm and Comfy My husband is a big fan of Columbia. He thought it was too small for him but he tried it on and loved it so much. He kept saying thank you Mommy thank u. I’m glad I chose the right color and fabric.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by MantaMan from Great Outerwear!!!! This jacket looks and fits Great! The quality of this jacket far exceeds the cost! Columbia came through again for me and my family! Thanks!!!!
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joeldoxie from one of the best jackets to wear the size is perfect, the heat/cold maintains the fluctuation at all times. Is easy to zip and unzip. the color is perfect and it matches with any color of pants especially black.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdamJay from Love this Shell This Shell Jacket is great! Price was prefect and I enjoy wearing whenever I can!! Light weight and waterproof..
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeLate from Great buy This jacket is heavy enough for a brisk wind and light enough for a spring morning. The material moves well. The interior lining is soft.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doug007 from Well made. Good material. Looks sharp. Handsome design, with well made materials.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jonnydee from Coat Simply perfect fit and comfortable. Warm for chilly days on the lake. Columbia nails it everytime
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mono from Been wanting a SOFTSHELL Wow it is way pass my expectation I love my new soft shell jacket it is a great peice the website was great signed up to be a member and so far it has been simple and great
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by PROCIMEC from The Jacket is Really Nice the best clothe for your money, nice, warm, water resistant and weight ligth.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by chevy31714 from Amazing Jacket Love wearing these jackets!
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrLeeIN18 from AscenderII Awesome! This is a very versatile jacket! I highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by crystaaal from Perfect Jacket. Bought this for my kid and he loves it. Warm and waterproof what else could you ask for.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beyondsatisfied from Great jacket This jacket looks and fits great. Has the fantastic quality that comes with the columbia brand would recommend this product to anyone.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by rickrac from Excellent Functionality Great medium jacket with terrific warmth and softness with a lightweight feel. Design with adjustable cuffs and neck zip up retain maximum comfort.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluemartin43 from Great soft shell jacket This is my second ascender jacket purchase. This size and fit are true and the soft shell is nice to wear out on the town or to my job which im a delivery driver. It keeps you warm when its in the 40s and up and if in the 30s i just add a 1/4 zip fleece jacket and stay warm .
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by OliviaH from AMAZING This jacket is amazing! I bought some for my family members including myself and Columbia never let’s us down! 100% rain and wind proof and very warm!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crys10 from Love this jacket This jacket was a present for my father in law and he absolutely loves it. He wanted one after he saw the ones my husband I had. Would highly recommend this softshell jacket!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob0910 from Love this coat This is the second one of these jackets I have purchased and I eventually would like to have one in every color.2xl
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Girlwhowearsmensclothes from Lightweight but very warm! I’ve been looking for a jacket that doesn’t take up too much space but also is very warm for the winter months. I’m very glad to have found this jacket. My favorite part is the adjustable sleeves; however, I would prefer elastic sleeves.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slappymcnuggets from Perfect jacket True to size, fits perfectly. Light weight yet warm.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tay12 from Love! Love my jacket! Very high quality and waterproof. Not very warm but is a good layer to keep me dry!
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeNice78 from Perfect light jacket The jacket is good to keep you warm especially in a light wind. Always like the Columbia quality and enjoy the color as well.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by ndam from Exactly what each wanted! I bought one for each of my very fussy, style-minded, tech-davy, grown sons. One black with the red zipper in a large. One all black in an extra large. Both fit perfectly to size and looked great! I've never given a gift of clothing that has been so well received by either of them! A Columbia Christmas success!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loulou1726 from Ascender Softshell jacket I bought one for one of my boys for Christmas last year & he loved it!! My oldest kept trying to wear & steal it so I bought him one for his bday. Best jackets ever!! They seem like they last for ever my kids destroy everything they touch and these jackets are no match for them. Super warm and comfortable. Not to heavy either. Definitely would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeckyF from Very functional Bought for my husband. Love the look, super functional for our Pacific NW weather - with our temperate climate and rainfall it's the perfect 3-season jacket.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by MisterH from Best Mid-Weight Jacket! I've had several middle weight jackets and this is by far my favorite. I really wish I had more chances to wear it!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by AliciaA from Great jacket! I am absolutely happy with this purchase. I had been looking for a light, semi fancy, coat for my boyfriend and this is perfect. It's not bulky but it's warm enough that he doesn't have to wear a sweater underneath. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by David34 from good quality low price it items was very good i love it Thank you Colombia
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by lava from Ascender Was replacing a older jacket from Columbia that was wearing out. Liked the fit and style so tried this one out. Not disappointed. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by chgoburb987 from covers it's claims had it in the rain today & the water beaded up as they said it would. Zippers on all the pockets is great as well as the side cinches. The fit is great. This was a good buy.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by NotsofastEd from Great value for the money I have had this jacket for about a year and have used it as an inner for my ski jacket when the temperature is below -10C. It puts up to normal wear and tear without any issue including sloppy ice cream eating - so no staining so far. It is warm on its own to around 0C as long as you have a long sleeved shirt. I would like to see a chest pocket on both sides not just on one and a key chain holder in one of the front pockets.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by CocoGH from Great Soft shell Jacket The jacket is a great product. It is good for casual days and days when it isn't as cold to use a jacket.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tankbuster from Perfect daily winter jacket Love Columbia jackets, always great quality, cool looking, real man's jacket. Not that over priced sissy jackets from the north face, that just are mall jackets that people wear that you would never even see outdoors. My new Columbia jacket is perfect for daily winter wear, this one has no insulation to speak of, but I love it, because I'm hot natured and so it's perfect to block cold wind and rain, but not cook me on mild winter days.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by bgut68 from Nice coat I'm glad I got this on sale , have only used a few times but seems like it will do the job, Shipping seemed like it took forever I guess west coast to east coast .if your going to order leave yourself over a week
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stevemacdad from Great, love the green color These are great for use as a main jacket if it's not too cold or can be worn under a winter coat. This green color is great, get a lot of compliments about it
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyFeetH from Buy them every year! I buy these jackets each year for new members to our group. They're easy to fit & the guys like them. Thanks for your consistent sizing & quality!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillMurray from Softshell Jacket The jacket is perfect for blocking wind.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by dbsha from Nice jacket. Exactly as described. Looks and fits good.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nursekate75 from Lightweight fabric is perfect for Arizona winters! I bought this jacket as a gift for my husband and he loves it. Perfect weight and fit.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by warubozu65 from Great jacket but the size... Used the jacket the very next day I got it which is unusual for I prefer to wash before wearing it. This is the very first soft shell jacket I owned and like the feel and wearability. Keeps you warm and blocks out the wind. I was a little hesitant in ordering the size since I based my decision on the reviews. I ordered the XL and it fits just right since I normally order a large. So if you plan on getting this jacket, I highly reccomend ordering a size larger than what you would normally order.
Date published: 2017-01-22
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