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Men’s Cascades Explorer™ Full Zip Fleece Jacket


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Style# 1618371
Uses Trail


Reward your inner explorer in this super-comfortable, full-zip microfleece jacket that not only resists the elements, it also resists pilling, keeping its fresh look season after season.

  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1618371

  • 100% polyester anti-pill microfleece


Men’s Cascades Explorer™ Full Zip Fleece Jacket is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I was hoping for a soft fleece jacket and found out that the material wasn't very comfortable. I'm disappointed because it was a gift for my Dad and he was polite and kept it. I would have returned the product. The sale price was great though. I wish the description was better.
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great quality This product is true to size and is perfect for what I was looking for with my trip that I am taking next month as well!
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable I am quite satisfied with the product, I have already bought others before but this particular model fits my needs. I use it for my walks and also to go to work, it is a very versatile wardrobe and they look great for almost all occasions.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fleece This is the fourth Columbia fleece that I have purchased and it is another great option on cool days. It fits great and I really appreciate the drawstring waist. It's roomy enough for a base layer underneath or you can wear it under a windbreaker. I like the light blue color too.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and Surprisingly Warm! I bought this jacket a few weeks ago and with the up and down of the weather this jacket has been great! I thought it wouldn’t be warm from the looks of it but this jacket really keeps the warmth in. Columbia was great...the first one I bought had a hole in the pocket and I returned it and got this one. The quality is great and the color is amazing. Great experience and definitely recommend!
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I really love my new Columbia sweater; it is very comfortable and keeps me warm in cool nights.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ordered a new one cause I couldn't wear out the old one I have worn Columbia fleeces since I moved to New Hampshire. Perfect for layering under a soft shell or wind breaker or wear alone. Make sure to buy it roomy enough for a sweater. My old fleece is still worn after 6 winters! No broken zippers or wear, still looks good. I just wanted a new color.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good item Exelent fits great Exelent quality
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red and Ready The red is beautiful and the quality excellent. It's a jacket you'll want to own and wear especially when the seasons are in transition.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Great color and it fits perfectly.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Love Columbia products, came really quick
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not warm It's way too thin. It's like a thin sweater, more like an office or indoor jacket.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is super warm and comfortable.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I've owned this for a couple of months and only wear it at the office during the winter. Both elastic wristband seams are already coming out and has separated from the fleece.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woud you expect anything different? As Always with Columbia this Fleece is PERFECT. Just warm enough for the chilly mornings but not overbearing if the temp rises a bit. The fit is always Perfect from columbia and I love getting colors that are just a little different, It also works great for golf which was a great suprise. Not too much fabric so there is no issue swinging!
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from soft jacket Very comfortable coat. Like to softness and warmth of this coat
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MEN’S CASCADES EXPLORER™ FULL ZIP FLEECE JACKET The fleece jacket is a good light jacket for the not so cold days.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice light weight jacket I bought this for my son who is 6' 192lbs., 43 1/2 inch chest. I was worried about it running small, but it turned out to be a perfect fit. It's more of a zip up sweatshirt than a jacket, but nice for 50-60 degree weather. Maybe a little colder if you layer it with a long sleeved shirt. Good quality for its $50 price tag.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great fleece that's a step up from the classic Steens Mountain I'm a big fan of Columbia's Steens Mountain 2.0 full zip fleeces, though I was looking for something that was a little bit higher quality then that. I found it in the Cascades Explorer. The qualities which differentiate this fleece from the Steens, are: this one has more of a fitted / active fit, compared with the Steens' slightly more casual fit. The fleece is also finer and less fluffy, but still soft - which I think makes it look a bit more upscale. I also like that it has a 3rd pocket located at chest on the left side. Regarding warm, I would rate both of them about equal Overall this is a great fleece jacket. It fits great (size M, 175lbs, 6'0), is soft and warm, and it looks very nice.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Fleece Jacket This product is true to size and is comfortable. It is warm and always looks like you just took it off the hanger. Style and functional.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cascades Explorer Full zip This jacket is great. It does run a little large, though.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second layer Best light coat/second layer/sweater I’ve ever had. Very functional, especially with the big front left chest pocket that is Big enough to store my big cell phone
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Bought this to replace my old L.L.Bean fleece and I am really happy. The extra ticket on the breast is nice feature. The inside pockets are nice too. Lots of room. The draw string on the side is nice. Stays out of the way. I bought this during the winter sale. So it's a great jacket for the price. Might be a little pricey at full price.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for windy and chilly days This is a great lightweight jacket/sweater. Great for cool days, keeps you warm and no bulk at all!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect jacket! This is the perfect jacket...not to heavy or too light for cold winter temps. Love Columbia products!
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Go-To Jacket Comfortable, durable, and functional. Keeps the chill off when temps fall into the low 60s, and is as much cover as I need into the low 40s. For most of the Texas winter, this is my "coat". I haven't had occasion to use it in a layered fashion, but I would expect it would work well. It isn't form fitting, but it is thin enough that it shouldn't be too bulky under a coat. Bottom line: this is an essential piece of fall/winter gear for me.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from too thin for warmth for fleece it was very thin material and would not be warm enough for our winters. I like to wear fleece as a layer under a coat when I go out and this just would not be what I would want. I had ordered a Steen's Mountain previously and was hoping this be warm yet, but is was far thinner material, I ordered another Steen's mountain fleece but was looking for something a bit heavier weight.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and warm I had already bought this product for my self, so when I was looking for something for my fiance, I ended up getting her the same thing I bought for myself. It worked out great since she is a 2x in woman's. My XL size is the same as her 2X size. No brainer.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right I liked mine so well I bought one for my son. Zippers could use some improvement.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good lightweight jacket Good all around lightweight jacket. Nice athletic look with clean lines so it can be worn most everywhere. Has a good zipper and inside pockets. It's a little longer past the waist with an adjustable elastic helps keep the chill out.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cozy pullover Bought this as a gift for my dad and he loves it. The red is dark and not too bright. Love the feel of it. He’s going to get a lot of use out of this!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So warm! This is the way to go for comfort and keeping one warm. Way better than a plain ol' sweatshirt.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thus product is great Great quality!!! And arrived on time!
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm fleece This fleece jacket looks great and feels comfy.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fleece! I really like Columbia fleece jackets, this one is no exception. However, the one thing that seems to be gone from them is the lining which makes putting them on and taking them off a little tricky when wearing long sleeves as the fleece creates a bit friction to the sleeve causing it to bunch up. If it had the lining this would easily be 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jacket I absolutely love you jackets by Columbia they are the best for the cold would not buy anything else.Top quality always.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product money value This product is very affordable
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and light. It is really good to wear comfortably anywhere. It is light and soft but not warm. Please think about microfleece and choose it. (Google translate)
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm,but large I am a medium in all Columbia products, yet this feels like 1/2 size too big
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift for my son He loves it. Wears it everyday. It seems to be perfect for cooler weather. He also wears it in school since they seem to keep it pretty cool inside.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect The cloth is very good, fit me very well.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full zip fleece jacket Makes the perfect gift for cold weather, soft and cozy at touch and comfortable for an everyday use.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket, great price He's tried every brand out there. Columbia was the choice since, for basic fleece jackets, this was priced the most reasonably.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good one Good one............
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sleeves too long This fleece jacket fit good, except the sleeves were too long. The thin cuffs on each sleeve barely hold on to the wrists. Also, it seems the quality of the jacket is okay, not great, especially for the sleeves and zippers. I will be returning.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Full zip fleece jacket Good quality. Light weight fleece, very soft. The fit is loose at the hips. Bought it as a jacket but may work more as a sweater or instead of a flannel shirt.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lot's of Warm, Little Price I bought this to keep the chill off the Seattle winter and it does a very good job. It also has plenty of pockets which come in very handy.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket! It's very soft, warm, and fits well. It's just what I was looking for.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had to return I'm a shorter guy, but I normal wear mediums. I had to return this because it was to big mostly in the length direction. If you're taller it should fit nice and it's nicely made.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Jacket Since I started using Columbia's products, I have become a huge fan of their quality products. Though it didnt start very well. Last thanksgiving I purchased few jackets from Columbia Warehouse in Portland, OR. However within a week of that zip of the jacket literally came off and was unusable. I returned it to columbia and they promptly sent me refund. I took another few months to use that refund and now I have become a fan. All the best, Columbia! Ajay
Date published: 2017-10-08
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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
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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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