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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 4.3 out of 5 by 31.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What I Needed! Some miscreant stole my favorite lightweight fleece jacket, so I needed a replacement. Since I love my Columbia fleece vests and heavyweight jacket, I decided to give this product a try. It's exactly what I was seeking! The weight is perfect for early Fall/late Spring wear, it is very well-made, and fits well. Sleeves are just a bit long, and the cuffs aren't as elastic as I prefer, but that's easily remedied. (I am 5'6", 164 lbs, or a size Medium, but I wanted a looser fit, which is why the sleeves don't fit me perfectly.)
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking performance jacket I work outside, and most of my leisure activities are spent outside as well. This jacket suits my needs in many ways. By itself or as a layer while engaged in any activity, and also with a shirt when I want to just go out. A very versatile and comfortable jacket.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice lightweight fleece I bought this as a layer for backpacking and for cool nights. At 5'9" / 160lbs, it fits me perfectly and keeps the chill off. The quality is great - exactly what I would expect from Columbia.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from long This jacket runs long but otherwise very nice!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go-To fleece I love this jacket! I have multiple in various colors and for various uses (clean for around town; one for cool weather yard work, etc.). They fit well, the zippered pockets are great and the weight is perfect for most temps here in Seattle.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good jacket...good Price Good jacket for spring weather. Reasonable price.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fleece I bought this for my boyfriend to replace one that was old and wearing out and it fit perfectly, is warm enough and looks great!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So great These fleece are very comfortable and look great.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second Jacket I bought my first jacket from Columbia in 2011, from a store in Seattle before a cruise to Alaska. I have enjoyed my first jacket for many years, so I decided to buy a second jacket of a different color. I use the jacket in the winter, when I go workout. It also provides comfortable layers when I am outside. The three pockets are located perfect and are very useful. It feels great and looks great. I love jacket very much. I high recommend this jacket.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great warm fleece sweater!!! Purchased a size large in this sweater and I have to say it's very comfortable and warm. One of my favorite sweaters. Love that it has side zippered hand pockets to keep items secured.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket! I bought this as a Christmas present and it was great!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the price Great quality but my son is usually a medium and it fit just right I would've ordered a large if I would've known
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fleece comfortable good fall pull over
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor attention to sleeves This is an overall OK "jacket." Fits a little snug. More like a shirt. However, the sleeves are not up to par with the rest of the jacket. They are way too long and the cuffs are very poorly designed. It appears the cuffs are made from thin large rubber bands instead of the usual wide "stretch to fit" cuff material. Rather than go through the hassle of returning the jacket, I'll keep it for stepping out of the house in inclement weather. This jacket should be priced for a lot less money.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs very large I had a fleece jacket from Eastern Mountain Sports that needed replacing and i liked the look of this one. The picture makes it look like a slim fit through the mid section but it is not. I tightened the draw string around the waist but there is still to much materiel in the mid section.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to fleece This fleece has been my go-to for an extra layer during fall and spring in Portland. It has held up well through several washings and will definitely be joining me on camping trips this summer. highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great zip up sweat jacket I am a woman and I always order from the men's dept. because they have deeper pockets. The woman's jackets give you small pockets and no chest pocket for a phone. I would normally order a med. in men's size but because this item is true to fit I had to sent back for a large which fits me perfect when it's zippered. The sleeves are long and have to be pulled up but that's not a big deal. I love the product.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from One for two I ordered a blue and grey cascades explorer full zip fleece jacket recently and they look and feel great. I'd have given it five stars except... One complaint: The pocket wasn't sown shut in one of them, leaving a whole in the pocket. My keys fell out in a parking lot the first time I wore the jacket and luckily I noticed. Since that one (charcoal grey, small) is now out of stock, I'll try to sow it shut since I can't exchange it. Also, a suggestion: Instead of a tag at the top of the jacket, it'd be great to have a little cord sown in so one can hang these jackets on a hook. A competing brand has this feature and I appreciate it. With these jackets, I cut a whole in the label and use that to hang it on a hook, but it's not as polished.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Buyers beware I have only had the jacket a few months. It fits well and is comfortable however; the seam in one of the elastic cuffs has come unstitched already.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall The fleece is good overall, nice weight and warm. A couple of design improvements would help. I ordered the collegiate blue and there is a sky blue trim line inside the collar, as well as sky blue zipper pulls which are not pictured in the photo online. The online photo shows gray zipper pulls which look better. I just removed the sky blue ones. The cuffs have minimum elastic which means that the sleeves are a little long for me.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect light-weight fleece I was looking for a light-weight fleece jacket that would provide warmth without the bulk. This does the job perfectly. Solid construction, and practical design. I like the contrasting zipper color. I ordered Graphite which comes with bright orange zippers. The actual color is a little lighter than what is shown on the website, but it is still a good looking jacket.
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Professional I bought this jacket to wear to meetings with partners so that I was able to be warm and professional. This does the trick! It is warm, roomy, and holds up well in weather and continuous use in MN winters.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from mr not the same quality
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coat Overall I buy all my outerwear from Columbia for the value. I am very happy with this fleece jacket. It does run a little snug around the gut region and if you wear a white shirt underneath you'll see some lint from the coat on the shirt for the first couple of wears. It is no longer an issue though.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is heavier then a fleece but still just as light. Is great for 40 degree days under a light jacket. Fit is true, product is well made (as with all Columbia products) and functional. I am very happy with this item and was not disappointed in any area of this purchase.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap Materials and Design As I write this I am wearing a similar item purchased more than ten years ago, it's a Columbia. It is heavier, designed better, and made better. I'd have purchased another couple of same jackets in various colors for me and a few for Christmas presents. After this current jacket, I would not purchase any. Worse you have discouraged me as customer.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket! I've only worn this around the house and at work where we keep it cold. I live in Texas so I haven't had the chance to test it out outdoors yet. The jacket has a quality feel inside and out and the pockets are functional...not just for show. I would definitely get another one.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cascade Fleece Jacket As usual, you can count on Columbia's quality. Very good jacket for the price. I got it on sale for $35. It will last a long time.
Date published: 2015-09-11
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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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