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Columbia Men's Ascender II Softshell Jacket

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Price: $48.99 - $115.00 & FREE Returns on some sizes and colors. Details
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A great jacket for getting me from my house to car to building at work on the cool fall/winter/spring Ohio days.
It is very comfortable and perfect for chilly nights, I live in Florida so this is great for our winters.
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Tusk
  • 100% Polyester
  • Imported
  • Zipper closure
  • Machine Wash
  • Mock collar
  • Zip front
  • Long sleeve with adjustable cuff
  • This water/wind-resistant softshell jacket features three zip pockets and an adjustable hem.

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The perfect compromise between blizzard in the forecast and first chill of fall, this multi-functional softshell works hard and plays even harder. It's made from rich, supple softshell with all the comfort of a heavy sweatshirt and the weather-fighting prowess of a hardshell jacket. The ascender's windproof omni-shield fabric breathes and wicks moisture while creating a water-repellent force field between you and precipitation. Tighten the hem to keep out cold drafts with the adjustable drawcord and warm your digits in the zip-closed hand pockets. A supple tricot lining delivers an added dose of cozy comfort.

  • ASIN: B004XH5XGW
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 8 x 2 inches; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: Cambodia
  • Item model number: WM6645
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,744 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Anthony James Hayes on October 30, 2011
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    I didn't buy this here but I thought I should share my opinion on this jacket. First of all, the sizing of this jacket is made a little smaller than what most people would think. I normally wear large and I feel very comfortable. I got this jacket large size and it felt very tight in the under arms and shoulder area. I exchanged for a XL and it feels way better...It seems as if there is a huuuuge gap between a Large and a XL....The jacket is warm but you want to wear a hoody inside for the winter.

    Update 11/12/11: I'm very glad I exchanged the jacket for a XL. It looks and feels way better. I love the design of this jacket. It really makes you look sharp.

    Update: 03/20/12

    I lost a bit of weight and the XL is too baggy for me. I purchased this jacket again in a large and it fits perfectly with room for a hoody. I'm 5'9 178lbs. I wish Columbia implement omni heat in this jacket. I think this is the best looking Columbia jacket.
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    152 of 175 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Welty on June 20, 2012
    Size: LargeColor: Surplus Green Verified Purchase
    Don't be misled, this is a warm jacket. There is a thin fleece-like lining inside the jacket surrounded by a gortex liner. This provides for a warm & dry experience. I bought it for a trip to Europe in March (it rained and hovered around 50 degrees). With a long sleeve shirt underneath the jacket, the product served its purpose miraculously. The rain rolled right off the jacket, and dried in under and hour when hung up.

    Ok so it's effective for keeping you warm and dry. But it also looks damn good when you're wearing it. The collar pops a bit but not to a douchebag degree (full vertical pop), allowing for a preppy yet subtle look. I chose green because I look really good in that color. And man was I catching a lot of glances from the ladies (it was all in my head, but 90% of confidence is how you perceive yourself).

    Buy this because it serves its purpose, it's a great price (compare to some ridiculously overpriced Northface jacket costing $250), and you'll look like you're ready to climb Mt. McKinley and bang chicks. Nuff said.
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    54 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Melissa on March 15, 2012
    Size: SmallColor: Black Verified Purchase
    Since a lot of the reviews on this product that I've read just consider the climatic qualities, I wanted to provide feedback on the fit. I'm 5'9", 150 lbs and had trouble deciding between the small and medium. I ordered both, but find the small a more appropriate choice. My concern was that the chest dimensions, based on the sizing chart, seemed better suited for the medium, whereas the other dimensions fit squarely with the small. I wear a 38R suit jacket, have a 31 waist and 33 sleeve length.

    However, these are general sizes for all of Columbia's clothing. The actual manufacturer's dimensions per item can vary as it does for this product. The small chest size is closer to 41" and the sleeve length is 34". The medium sleeve is an inch longer and chest closer to 43". Therefore the medium is too bulky on my frame.

    The small fits good in the waist and chest, and overall appearance is quite sharp. It's a little snug under the arms, but I prefer a good fit there over having excess material that bunches up.

    Also, either my neck is short or the collar is markedly higher than the one imaged. I have a 15.5" neck measurement, but here again the actual collar measures 19." However, the collar for me would only be extended if I were outside in the cold or wind. If you have a need for the collar to be up often, this may be an issue for you.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nicolas Baker on September 17, 2014
    Size: MediumColor: Tusk Verified Purchase
    I live in Houston, TX, so our winters aren't too bad. I wanted a form fitting, light jacket. This was perfect size, quality, and color. I really like the price and quality of Columbia.

    I am 6'2, 190 lbs, and athletic build. I ordered a M, and its a perfect fit all around. I have long arms, and the sleeves cover my wrists completely.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chris on October 22, 2014
    Size: X-LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
    Looks very nice but the sizing is weird. Tight in the shoulders, and I thought it was short. Ended up finding tall sizes in the original ascender jacket and it fit much better, I could even wear layers under the jacket. This one seemed small in the some spots and going a size up would be way to big in other spots.
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    27 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Nelson on November 17, 2012
    I recently had a business trip to Alaska and my luggage was misplaced leaving my North Face Apex Bionic jacket in limbo. Weather in Alaska was very cold and snowing and I had to visit a local store in Fairbanks, AK for something to use quickly as i had some additional work that required me to be in the elements.

    I found the Columbia Ascender II Omni Shield which is a very closely compared to the North Face Apex I was missing and I was surprised at just how well it fit and was made. I have had my North Face for quite a few years yet it still did not have as much of a comfortable feel as this Columbia jacket as this one simply felt less firm and more form fitting and comfortable.

    I can tell you from experience, this jacket in addition to an under sweater I had on handled the extreme Weather in Fairbanks well being it was below 0 the entire time and even in Anchorage where it too was snowing more and in the low 10 degrees so it did get me by during my trip even for a jacket not designed for such cold weather as I experienced.

    Snow and moisture repelled this jacket with ease keeping me dry. Wind also did get to me as sleeves and neck area protected me very well.

    Don't get me wrong, both brands of jackets are very good choices as I mentioned but i can tell you, the Columbia gets a 5 star rating for several reasons:

    * Price and value
    * Comfort
    * Style and functionality
    * Feel - less firm and stiff than my other jacket which is already broken in.

    If you are seeking a great jacket, i would certainly recommend the Columbia Ascender II Omni Shield.
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