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Men’s Ballistic™ III Fleece Jacket


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Featuring an updated fit and all the gust-fighting gusto of years past, this windproof fleece is a modern outdoor multi-tasker. Windproof bonded fleece with water-resistant overlays at upper torso and elbows protects you from the elements, and the jacket’s stretch properties and breathability make it the perfect partner to dynamic activity.

  • Modern Classic Fit
  • 3-point Interchange System
  • Wind proof
  • Wind/water resistant overlay
  • Bonded fleece
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zip-closed pockets
  • Drop tail
  • Center back length: 28.5"
  • Imported
  • Style# 1502171

  • Shell: 100% polyester
  • Shell overlay: 94% nylon / 6% elastance Omni-Shield™ Summiteer Stretch Twill
  • Lining: 100% polyester Chamois Touch Tricot


Men’s Ballistic™ III Fleece Jacket is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than just a fleece jacket I got this jacket mainly because it was on sale and claimed to be wind resistant. At first I was unimpressed; it's stiff, thick, and heavy. But as I wore it more and more, especially in wet or chilly weather, it became one of my favorite jackets. Even though it only claims to be rain resistant, it sheds water better than some of the rain jackets that I own. It keeps me warm despite low temps or chilly winds, yet I can wear it at warm-ish temperatures without overheating quickly. I would not in general use it for hiking or backpacking, it's bulky and heavy. But for wearing around town it's one of my favorite jackets now. It looks like it might be discontinued by Columbia now, I hope they come up with a replacement that is as good.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lightweight jacket Pro: warm ,lightweight, and indeed windproof Con: not very fleece-like...more like those soft shell jackets , stiff due to windproof layer. I like this jacket a lot. I'm 6'1" and 175lbs and went with a medium. I wish there was a "medium long" as larges are too big for my torso and mediums are too short for my arms. This medium works , I just wish i had another 1/2 inch on each sleeve. This is just a common issue being tall and thin , not a problem with the sizing.. My only other observation is that the neck it a bit tight and when zipped up fully, the zipper curves in by your Adams apple. Then, when you look down it'll press inward and you feel a little choked. I've been leaving the top few inches open and wear a scarf now. It is very warm for its weight and great for running errands, getting in and out the car etc.. when you don't want a big puffy jacket. Great as a mid weight layer if you're gonna be outside for long periods.
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! This jacket is the best jacket I have ever had. Wind does not get through it, and I stay warm. The only complaints are no hood, and a little stiff (but not real bad.)
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish it had a hoodie Bought this fleece for my husband for Christmas and he loves it, keeps him warm and fits perfect with enough room to move around... Only wish some would come with a hoodie but other than that he loves it.
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb! Amazing quality and very comfortable. Hubby loves it!
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Jacket This jacket is true to size. My husband is 6'1'' and 290 pound, and the XXL fits well. This jacket is very well made! It is light but windproof! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect jacket Excellent fit and material, and a true black color.
Date published: 2014-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Jacket For anyone else thinking of buying this jacket let me tell you that you will not be disappointed. This jacket definitely is warm, it's 100% windproof, and it works great alone or paired with a thin fleece crewneck or hoodie. Where I live it stays at freezing or below freezing the majority of the winter and so far it's kept me warm. The material is a bit stiff but other than that there is nothing wrong with this jacket. Makes for a great gift for this holiday season.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia's Amazing Fleece I noticed there is currently no review up for this fantastic Ballistic III Fleece. Since there's a first for everything, allow me shed some light on this fleece for anybody considering purchasing this for the upcoming winter season. I was having a toss up between the widely popular North Face Denali ($180) and Columbia's Ballistic III ($150 reg., $100 at time of purchase what a steal!). I can say that as I soon as the fleece arrived neatly packaged and folded nicely, it was love at first sight. The material is superior to that of the Denali in that it's polyester build, true to the word of Columbia, blocks out the kind of wind that chills to the bone. The weather here frequently sees the single digits in the winter, and I can say that this fleece alone will be enough to keep one toasty outside. The construction of the fleece beats the Denali in snowy conditions, wind, dry cold, and wet cold. On to the fit - provided you know your measurements, when you put this amazing fleece on for the first time there will be ample room for you to exert yourself, stretch, and more. All in all, the Ballistic III does an exceptional job at retaining body heat while not quite overheating you when indoors. I fully recommend this for a winter fleece.
Date published: 2014-11-07
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit top
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit top
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit top
mens relaxed fit bottom
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 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.
  • 6. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

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
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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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