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Men’s Ballistic™ III Fleece Vest


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Style# 1556021
Uses Trail


A great fit and tons of gust-fighting gusto, this windproof fleece vest will keep your core warm and protected in any season. Windproof bonded fleece with a water-resistant shoulder overlay shields you from the elements, and the vest’s stretch properties and breathability make it the perfect partner to dynamic activity.

  • Water resistant fabric
  • Bonded fleece
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Abrasion resistant chin guard
  • Center back length: 28.5"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1556021

  • Shell: 100% polyester
  • Shell Overlay: 96% nylon / 4% elastane Omni-Shield™ Summiteer Lite
Omni-Wind™ Block
Blocks wind to prevent chill

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Men’s Ballistic™ III Fleece Vest is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfort Putting it simple, this fleece vest is Nice.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from downsize, fits great, feels great, looks great and functions great! I have a 45-46" chest and originally ordered a size Large, everything I own from t-shirts to jackets is a size large, the vest was way too big. I returned it for a size medium and it fits perfect, more of a fitted look. The vest is awesome. It's perfect up here in the PNW where you just a little warmth. The shoulder fabric is great for drizzling rain, it doesn't soak everything up and get all soggy like normal fleece. I'm sure you will enjoy the vest once you get past the price. You get what you pay for right?
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs Large I love these vests for cycling and hiking. They keep your core warm in the wind. I normally wear a large in most everything, but these vest run big. I had to exchange a large for a medium.
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs very large I ordered a medium, which is my usual size as a 6ft2 athletic build person. Runs very large, more so than a normal L (I'd say XL), especially around the stomach (I have a 32" waste). Also not a big fan of the material and the way the vest pressures against the neck.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest This vest is great. Like most reviewers I found it runs large. I'm 6'3" 180 lbs and am a large in most brands, a Medium in this vest fits perfect. It looks great, feels good, and does what it says. I would recommend this in a heart beat.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr Shipping was fast and the item was as it was described by the seller,nice best and very warm .
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great fleece, bad fit Fleece material is great and also good looking. Pay atention to the size, it fits really big, huge. This size problems tend to be a common issue with Columbia. It is the second time for me to order using the size chart and having the same problem.
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fleece Vest I found the vest to run large and baggy. The material seemed coarse. I returned mine.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Another great product by Columbia. I purchased this recently and use it as a layering option when hunting and as a casual outer vest. It works well for both purposes.
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit and Function I bought this vest to replace a Northface Windstopper Vest and love the new Columbia one! It's more flexible/comfortable than the Northface...
Date published: 2014-11-17
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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
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping

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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