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Men’s Gate Racer™ Softshell Jacket


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Style# 1557531
Uses Winter


Layer up comfortably with this stretchy, water-repellant, hooded softshell lined with cozy fleece and that's both breathable and built for mobility.

With an adjustable hood, waist, and cuffs, you’ll be well-protected from the cold.

  • Attached, adjustable hood
  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Adjustable cuff tabs
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter
  • Style# 1557531

  • Shell: 96% polyester / 4% elastane Barrier Grid Softshell
  • Lining: 100% polyester Embossed Fleece
  • Insulation: 100% Polyester Microtemp, 80g
Water and Stain Repellent

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Men’s Gate Racer™ Softshell Jacket is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks Great I loved the jacket but the sleves were much to long for me. But I am going to reorder
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket - slightly too big This jacket was awesome it was just slightly too big so make sure to read the sizing chart before ordering to make sure you have the correct size, I exchanged mine for a size down because the first one was slightly too big but it was great otherwise
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket, can't wait to use Ordered a medium as that is what I normally wear. Fit like a large. It was huge. Really nice thick jacket that feels solid and well made like all of Columbia's softshell jackets. Ordering a small now.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Got this for my husband for our upcoming ski trip to Canada and so far so good. Haven't gotten to really put it to the test yet because we live in Florida, but the quality is great. The fit is nice and roomy enough to add a sweater/fleece layer under if desired.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this one for my husband My husband loves the jacket. Very stylish and comfortable. Keeps him warm and dry. Not to loose, but loose enough of he needs to wear a hoodie underneath.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Excellent product, I recommend hoy will no regret.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Coat for New York Winters I bought this to replace a heavier, bulkier winter coat that I had. Nicely provides warmth and protection from wind and rain, but without a lot of bulk or heaviness. I like the understated solid navy blue color, without flashy color combinations. Just a minor quibble: it doesn't have any inside pockets, which I would have liked.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT Its just the right color to combine with all and amazing quality
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Functional Jacket! This Jacket is stylish but not over the top. It is very warm and the hood came in handy.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, but warm Light weight, but warm! Liner does not detach, but makes coat cozy without adding too much bulk.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very comfortable jacket Very comfortable and have been very warm.The quality is really good and I am satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect This jacket is made with very nice materials, which is what you can expect from Columbia products. Do not expect to use this jacket as a sole winter jacket for those living in northern states, such as WI. On a particularly cold day, I pair this with a hoodie underneath and am usually warm enough. However, if worn alone as the sole source of warmth, the cold air can really be felt through the arms, as there is less padding there. Of course, less padding throughout means a lighter jacket- which is nice. Overall, this is a great jacket to pair with either a long sleeve shirt or a sweatshirt.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value I was a little wary after reading some of the reviews but after receiving the jacket I thought it ran true to size. Light weight but so far has exceeded expectations.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent warm, comfy jacket I received my jackets and they fit great, I would say XL is perfect for my 6.0' 225 build. Very comfortable and have been very warm down to the 20's (lowest since I bought them). I bought 3, 1 of each color and all are very nice. I'd buy again!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket I really love my new jacket; it keeps me warm and in rainy days it keeps me dry. The quality is really good and I am satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket Bought for my husband, fits him very well and he likes that it’s lightweight but still keeps him very warm.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Jacket This jacket fits very well and is not heavy at all but still packs some warmth! Plenty of room up top for the hood to go over a helmet when boarding. Overall great jacket. 6' 250 size XL
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile winter wear I bought this jacket to replace an expensive, premier label insulated golf jacket-not to play golf in but to wear as I commute to Seattle and walk the streets therein during our cold, wet winters. This fills the bill completely. It is warm, water repellent and conveys the business casual look I need entering a meeting.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thick! Excellent for Cold! It's nice and thick for the cold but also great for rain. Has nice pockets and looks sleek. Really fashionable. It is not intended to be used in sub-zero temperatures so do not expect that out of this product, but it is great for anything between 20degrees to 50degrees.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket My father loves this jacket I got for him. He wanted a little heavier jacket, but not a big coat and this is perfect for him. It keeps the warmth in without needing a big, bulky coat!
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Jacket Very comfortable, not for mild weather being its a little on the heavy side. But nice. I normally wear a large tall but thie large fits fine.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the hood This coat has the right amount of insulation but still manages to be light weight. During the dead of winter here in the Midwest, on occasion, you may need an additional inner layer. Not a problem with this coat as its cut provides a little extra interior room for that sweater. There is a cinch cord midriff to pull in the edges to keep the cold out. You have to look to find hooded coats these days. When the temp drops and the wind is raw, nothing beats covering your head and neck with this hooded coat. The zipper pulls the collar up to shield your neck and chin, very nice. The hood is removable with several buttons if you prefer. I got the lighter gravel color. When you brush up against your salt covered vehicle to reach that last bit of snow or ice, it does not show a stain like the darker colors may. As a plus, its a Columbia product. Their customer service is second to none
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect balance I was looking for a versatile coat to wear during the occasional times I go snowboarding. It was the right price, for a durable coat that wasn't too heavy nor too thin AND provided flexibility. I have wore it a few times already in the snow and rain and it not only kept the rain/ dampness away, it kept me warm. It fit true to size XL, I normally wear a Carhartt XL winter coat at all times, this thoroughly impressed me with the warmth captured without the heaviness of a duck-canvas coat.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gate Racer Very warm, perfect for skiing. The hood fits well over a ski helmet. The color and style is classy enough to wear to work.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome jacket! Lightweight but warm! No more big bulky coats for me!! Love the fact it runs a little big for the size! Don't feel confined. Very comfortable!!
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made to order High quality product. Fits perfectly. The color was just what I expected. Perfect for cold & cool seasons. Great value!
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice coat Runs big. Ordered a medium and probably should have gotten a small. Other than that I'd highly recommend it.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love coat Best coat I’ve ever purchased Very warm but not a heavy coat It does run a little bigger than normal
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket For the price it as good as it gets.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket I purchased this jacket because I go to college in the mountains (very cold). Great warm jacket!
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product! I purchased this product as a gift for my roommate and have received nothing but high praises. The weather has currently been in the single-digits and this jacket has kept my roommate warm without a doubt! The interior lining is very soft and warming, while the exterior lining provides plenty of protection from the elements. The hood is excellent for wind protection, too!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised I was surprised and I have no complaints. I usually find something to complain about when I buy online. But it fits great, it’s weather proof and I am satisfied really I will be back
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and cozy This winter coat kept me comfortable and warm on my trip up north in 0 degree Fahrenheit weather. It has a good removable hood to keep you dry and warm.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is definitely for winter This product definitely is a great asset to the winter wardrobe. I plow and when I have to get up in the morning at 4 am with snow falling still, it keeps me warm and dry. I love this jacket
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Winter jacket We purchased the jacket for my son for this winter. Love it! So functional and warm. Highly recommend!!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Fits right, very warm, light weight, truly multi temperature use.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More of a winter jacket than expected Not sure why, but I thought this would be more of a light-weight soft-shell. I will likely wear this for early-spring skiing. The jacket runs a little big, or I'm just a medium and ordered the wrong size.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb and Recommended I ordered this jacket and was reluctant to spend $100 on online purchase. Jacket has all the requisite things needed to keep you warm and safe from chilling cold. I had issues with sizing, but I sent it back and got my fee refunded without any hassle. Really Appreciated that!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holiday gift for the hubby Great jacket with nice size hood. Had to returned and order smaller size.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good jacket Good jacket and great quality, its a little too loose on the arm area, would love this jacket even more if its more fitted to me. Overall, a solid buy.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cover me You know it's hard to pick a jacket from a internet site without first physically looking at it and trying it on. Well, picked a good one here. Really comfortable and surprisingly warm. Maybe a bit too warm when walking around in a mall. Great if spending time outdoors or taking a walk. Have been very happy with this purchase so far one week. I believe with proper care this will hold up quite well for several years.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect jacket I'm getting one every year.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The jacket is a bargain I was impressed with the quality of the jacket. I didn't expect much for the price; however, Columbia proved me wrong. The jacket is made for light and heavy use in the fall or spring. Also, the jacket is great for the winter.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great raincoat I purchase an Colombia raincoat and it's by far thee best I have ever had. Going to purchase another in a different color.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice fall jacket I bought this jacket for fall weather. It's plenty warm for temperatures in the forties. Pockets are large, which I appreciate. I bought a small (I"m 5'7" 132 lbs) and it is a bit roomy, would have preferred a snugger fit. That said, the jacket leaves room for a vest underneath that would make it serviceable in much colder weather.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit Have only had 1 day so far to wear it because it hasn't been consistently cold but kept me warm and was very comfortable. Great pockets and easy to zip. I bought it because it has a hood.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time buying Columbia and loved it I was looking for a winter jacket/coat but nothing really heavy and uncomfortable. After testing some of my wife's Columbia jackets, I found this jacket and really liked it. I ordered L-size first based on my previous clothes. It runs a bit larger, not a big deal. I ordered a M-size and fits great. Color looks exactly like on the website. Try it and you'll like it.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bang for your buck It is lightweight, warm, and so versatile. It is exactly what I needed for the cold fall and winters. It is a great mid layer jacket that doesn't skip out on it's ability to lock in heat and keep you warm. This soft shell jacket is all that and more! Definitely a winner, especially at that price!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Exactly what I wanted. Perfect all around coat.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat for great price! Bought this coat for my 16 year old son, who hates wearing coats. He plays baseball and is a pitcher so has to have something to keep him warm in the dugout and after night games. He loves this coat. Said he has not gotten cold one time wearing it. It is lightweight but extremely warm!
Date published: 2017-02-22
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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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