Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big

Columbia Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big

Ascender™ II Softshell. The perfect compromise between blizzard in the forecast and first chill of fall, this multi-functional softshell works hard and plays even harder.
Overall rating:
4.333 / 5
4.3
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5
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13 out of 15(87%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
Review 1 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big

PostedFebruary 17, 2014
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KF66
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Coat, good fit & material.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
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1 / 5
1 / 5

what a disappointment, from a 6'2, 290lbs of a guy

PostedFebruary 13, 2014
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Daddyman
Location: Chicago, IL
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I never know how to order product from this company. There is no consistency in sizing from any of the products it sells. This is very difficult since the store less than 10 blocks from my home stocks no larger sizes, this in effect causes me to either order multiple items in multiple sizes or order, send back and reorder again. I normally can wear a 3XL from your competitors. In the case of your product a 4XL fit in sleeve, waist and length, but chest was to tight to bear. This was with just a T shirt underneath, Imagine a standard shirt on?
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great jacket, narrow sleeves

PostedDecember 11, 2013
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Gman181
Location: Long Island NY
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket, it keeps me warm when I need it and looks great.
Only downfall as usual with Columbia the sizes run small. I bought the 4x as a 5x is not made and it fits like a 3x from any other manufacturer. Also I can't for the life of me figure out why Columbia makes the sleeves so darn narrow!!! I just don't get it???
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

good product

PostedNovember 5, 2013
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bruno66
Location: europe
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
i choose this item for mid season use and it's very good
windstopper,
rainstopper
coldstopper
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Columbia

PostedApril 19, 2013
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Jimbo50
Location: Woodlawn, Tx.
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
wear a 2x but ordered a 3x because description said the item fit small.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love It!

PostedApril 8, 2013
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DanaEC
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
One of my favorite articles of clothing. This is a versatile jacket that keeps me warm even with temps in the 20s ... and yet is light enough to wear with temps in the low 50s. I love the zippered side pockets, the zippered glasses pocket near the chest, and there are two huge inside pockets for carrying whatever. And the jacket is nice-looking to boot.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Product

PostedFebruary 11, 2013
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DaveM42
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit great, looks great and feels great. I am a built guy and it is very hard to fine clothes and jackets that fit without being really tight in the shoulders finally nice to be able to wear something comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
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2 / 5
2 / 5

If you have shoulders look elswere!

PostedJanuary 22, 2013
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JIRod72
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
OK... I am a big guy (300 lb.), I know I am and so I shop the big guy sizes. Most any other company out there I would buy either a 2 or 3 XLG and be fine. Not so with Columbia - in any of their products!
They sized around the middle fine... but forgot that most big guys have big arms and are very broad across the back of the shoulders. I could almost squeeze into the 3x sizes, and even the 4x sizes were tight around the biceps and super tight across the shoulders.
Went to a big box mall store and bought a 3x zip out lining coat for $45 instead.
I soooo wanted the Columbia stuff, but it just don't fit - they need to do more market research. Also FYI - while I was in the employee store trying stuff on I talked to no less than 3 other big guys who were all having the same problem, and the same issue was in the women's sizes (for my wife) as well.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Cool Weather Jacket

PostedDecember 17, 2012
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Jiggy
Location: Richland, WA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was looking for a "medium weight" jacket for wearing outside during cooler temps (40-60 degrees). I find this absolutely does the job. I wear it to the office, while running errands or working/enjoying the outdoors. Once it gets in the low 40's or below I need addtional layers or a heavier jacket. I'd say for the average person it is a good jacket for fall or mild winter conditions. Color matches well to the picture. I'm about 6'2, 300 lbs and got a 3x, which fits really well and leaves space for additional layers underneath. Sleeves may be a tad long, but its fine since they have the velcro strap on the wrists. Love the jacket, already have had several compliments and have at least 2 friends who have ordered the jacket for themselves or someone else as a gift.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

The fit, the fabric and the style passed the test

PostedDecember 12, 2012
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Billibud
Location: Binghamton, NY
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a great fall and spring jacket. It has fantastic water shedding ability. The fit is great with a short-sleeved shirt underneath. Long-sleeved shirts fit OK underneath this jacket.
The interior fabric feels soft and comfortable. The front zip pocket location is fairly handy.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Ascender II Softshell

PostedDecember 4, 2012
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Marianne1331
Location: Central NY
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this coat for my husband, He absolutely loves this coat. He always wears carhart coats. This coat compares to a carhart with the wind and wet weather of central Ny. The wind does not go thru it and the rain and wet snow repeles off of it. Love the soft shells even for women coats.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Ascender

PostedDecember 2, 2012
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Ladale
Location: San Antonio
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a smart looking jacket. Not heavy but really warm. And it's true to size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good BUT

PostedMarch 16, 2012
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Mjkemp
Location: Oxford MS
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:Yes
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I like my jacket but I ordered a 3x because I wanted it to be a little big and when I got it it's almost too small and it's a 3x. Weird.
Activities: Vacation
Conditions: City
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
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4 / 5
4 / 5

"THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT."

PostedMarch 9, 2012
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JIMMYJOE
Location: METRO DETROIT
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
THE SLEEVES ON THIS JACKET (SIZE 4X) ARE A LITTLE LONG. I USUALLY WEAR A 37 INCH SLEEVE AND THEY WERE LONG ON ME !
ON THE OTHER HAND, THE BODY OF THE JACKET IS ON THE SHORT SIDE.
COULD HAVE USED A MORE LENGTH IN THE "TAIL" .
Activities: Vacation, Commuting
Conditions: City, Cement/Asphalt
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Ascender™ II Softshell - Big
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Wife loves it

PostedFebruary 29, 2012
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snotzzz
Location: detroit
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this for my wife and it is the perfect choice for her minimalistic likings. She hates driving with big bulky coats on so she'll just drive without a coat...until I got her this. It blocks the wind, doesn't let the rain or snow in, and is nice and thin.
Activities: Camping, Other, Vacation, Commuting
Conditions: City, Sunny, Snowy, Rainy, Windy, Cement/Asphalt, Other
I would recommend this product.
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