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Men’s Cascades Explorer™ Fleece Vest


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Style# 1618391
Uses Trail


This durable, anti-pilling, full-zip pullover vest is super comfortable and features a draw-cord adjustable hem and zippered chest and hand pockets. Whether you’re exploring the Cascades or not, this fleece vest is a major discovery.

  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Center Back Length: 28"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1618391

  • 100% polyester anti-pill microfleece


Men’s Cascades Explorer™ Fleece Vest is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Another great outerwear product from Columbia. Lightweight, well made, looks great, and provides the extra warmth you need on the cool fall days on the trails or on the golf course.
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful vest This is a great vest for the overall quality and price. I am looking forward to wearing it this fall. Great look as well. Columbia makes great products concerning quality and price points.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vest! I’m outside a lot in the spring and this vest keeps me warm enough but not too hot. Will be a great vest layer ubder a rain coat next winter.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend Vest is wonderful forr everyday wear, by itself over shirt during mild winter temps and layered under jacket for temperatures below 50. Like the convenient chest pocket for phone/small notepad and pen. Another good feature: Chest pocket and 2 side seam pockets all have zippers. I’m 5’3”, weigh140 lbs and size small fits perfectly, not tight nor loose, good length and light-weight.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Vest Another Columbia vest; excellent quality and warm.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest! I found the vest to be a perfect fit and kept me very warm. I wore this vest with a dress shirt at a breezy convention center in Chicago (24 degrees) and I was very happy with the performance. Not too hot not too cold!
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has amazing features We are so pleased with our perchased we will be recommending this product to our close family and friends. Thank you so much
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When your arms are hot and your chest is cold But seriously, this is a comfortable vest. The fleece is not a thick as the jackets, so wearing it inside isn’t too warm and is just enough for cooler temps outside. The three pockets are big enough to hold all your stuff.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NICE So warm and cozy.They are true to size I ordered the medium , are a more thick material but I don’t like love it. Perfect and very comfortable.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! Bought this for my husband. Great quality & fits true to size. Has been washed multiple times and still looks brand new. He can wear this for a casual look with jeans and can also dress it up with a button down and khaki pants for work.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable. This is a very comfortable vest. It is warm on its own and is a great layering piece of it's too cold outside. The reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating is the front chest pocket. I would exclusively use it to put in my wallet or my phone but with the zipper all the way down, the depth of the pocket isn't much so i have to put the phone horizontally in, I'd like it to be vertically but overall it's a great vest. The collar is also somewhat tall, good to seal up your neck area or you can fold it back.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Step up from steens This vest is a step up from the steens vest as it adds a draw string at the hem and the fleece feels a better quality. Also seems to be a tad longer. All good things. Now if we could see more color and prints on this style. 5'10 42 chest 35 waist. Medium fit perfect.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vest I purchased this as a gift for my husband. Runs true to size and he loved it. Same great Columbia quality as always.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fleece Really practical, helps to keep you warm
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Fit, Color and Warmth I'm on the upper end of the medium size with a 41 inch chest, but the vest fits just right. The Charcoal Heather color is very versatile. The material is thinner, but makes it easy for layering it over and under other clothing, and provides the right amount of warmth.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All purpose vest Great and very comfortable for keeping the chill away inside or outside.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very comfortable This vest runs a little large for me. Has great quality. Perfect fit for casual looks.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest This is the best fleece vest I’ve ever owned. It’s great for running. I ended up buying it in 3 colors.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men’s vest I bought this vest for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it. It fits him well and it’s super light so he can wear any undershirt with it! Amazing.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value I'm partial to Columbia Sportswear as a 35 year Portland, OR resident. It's my 3rd fleece vest purchased from them. I always check vests at other East and Midwest companies and find Columbia Sportswear has the best value.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Snazzy Sweater Vest I ordered this vest because I needed something warm but stylish. It was shipped quickly and the quality is fantastic! The zippers are high quality and don’t look as if they will ever break. Fits great and may order another in a different color I love it so much.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the chest pocket and the, unexpected. inside well pockets Very good deal for the price.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cascades Explorer Fleece Vest The fit, feel and quality of this vest is excellent. Great QPR.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vest is GREAT! Shipped promptly. Vest was as advertised. Wasn't too small as some reviews reported. Just right. Fits great and is just perfect for early spring or late winter days. I live in Texas where the mornings can be cool but then it quickly warms to the 80s. This is perfect for putting on in the morning and taking it off by lunch. Seem to wash and wear perfectly. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fleece Vest Great sale price. Recipient liked this gift.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good vest True to size. looks good on. Great product.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Far to large for a medium Bought the medium and it was basically a dress on me. Not ok for me being 5"8 165lbs Will return ASAP.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Vest I live in Florida at a nature center, so my work takes me inside and out. I found that this vest is excellent for the kind of work I do IN THE WINTER. Florida doesn't get that cold, and the afternoons are usually pretty warm even in January, so this vest is great to wear in the mornings during the fall and spring, and all day in the winter. It keeps me looking professional at work and keeps me warm, but not too warm cause again, this is Florida. I love that it has the extra pockets inside so I can hide "treasures" from my students like cool rocks or bones. having the outer pockets zippered is also very useful.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cascades Fleece Vest - GREAT !! I'm happy with the purchase. It's replacing an older fleece vest i've owned. Great for my travels. Lite weight, easy to pack. Fit is true to size, zippers and stitching is perfect. I got the Collegiate Navy. The colour is hand is a bit darker than the website shows. More of a royal blue - less purple :)
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I ordered the Cinder Heather because of the picture that was advertised but got something else Number one, I am mad that I paid for shipping when I could have bought this on Amazon with free shipping. I chose Columbia because of the color of the Cinder Heather vest in the on-line catalog. It is all one color on this site! On Amazon, the vest in Cinder Heather is TWO-TONED with the zipper and trim a very dark color. On the Columbia site, the vest is all one pleasant color ---- this is what my husband wanted so I paid the $6 for shipping. Number two, I am going to have to pay shipping to have the thing sent back. Grrrrrrr!
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from warm, flexible and comfortable great for chilly days on the water
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vest Ever Other than my 2 Columbia Fleece Jackets, This vest is fantastic, Warm and fits true to size with no bulk. Great.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Vest Awesome product for anyone looking for an everyday vest if need be. Great with anything, the fit was perfect! Great product!
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! Got it as a gift and he loved it! Definitely would recommend this!
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift I bought this as a gift for my brother. He has worn it almost everyday. THe perfect weight for Florida winters to have an extra layer, with it still being breathable and not too heavy!
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sleeveless vest I bought one of these over a year go and I have cherished it and wear it every day since im retired. wash often and no problem no worry just wash with everything else!!!
Date published: 2015-08-30
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
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
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
How to Measure
  • 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.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

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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