Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall

Columbia Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall

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:
4.327 / 5
4.3
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5
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43 out of 50(86%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
Review 1 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect

PostedSeptember 22, 2011
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Men's Ascender II softshell is phenomenal! Extremely comfortable, very warm, perfection! I've had other top brand softshell jackets but none compare to this one.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Big Mans Ascender II

PostedNovember 28, 2011
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Location: Boston Ma
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Fits great and is everything I expected. Thanks Columbia for making the Big Sizes. Swede
Activities: Fishing - Flats Fishing, Boating, Fishing - Deep Sea, Fishing - Freshwater
Conditions: Rainy, Windy, Freezing, White Water, Open Ocean
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product is great for changing weather!

PostedDecember 5, 2011
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Location: Lapeer, MI
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 the Men's Ascender II Softshell - Tall for my boyfriend. He is a large man and needed the tall size. We live in Michigan where the climate and conditions of the weather change from day to day, sometimes hour to hour. He is always on the go and wanted something he could move with ease in, yet offer protection from the elements. This jacket offered everything that he needed!
Margaret, MI
Activities: Other, Commuting
Conditions: Sunny, Snowy, Rainy, Windy, Freezing, Other
I would recommend this product.
 
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Review 4 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Ascender II Jacket is great!

PostedDecember 18, 2011
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Location: La France, SC
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
Purchased the Ascender II soft shell jacket for my husband for Christmas and he is very pleased! I have to order from the big and tall department and he is always worried that the product will not be tall enough to suit him. The Ascender II jacket is very true to size! I haven't been this pleased about an online purchase in years! Columbia is awesome!
Activities: Other
Conditions: Other
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Ascender softshell is top rate

PostedDecember 28, 2011
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Location: Plymouth WI
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The Ascender Softshell is easy to move in yet very warm. It is not bulky at all. Wind and rain are kept out but the fabric still breathes. A great product.
Activities: Running
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Does not seem tall

PostedDecember 30, 2011
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Location: CA
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
We originally ordered an XLT in the Ascender that was in the outlet. The length was good, but it was too wide. The LT in that model was out of stock at the clearance price. So we decided to order this edition in the LT. So disappointed in this one!! It does not seem to be cut as a tall size whatsoever. Now, I will have to mail a return again and not sure I will try another product in tall or not.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Choose this one.

PostedDecember 30, 2011
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Location: MI
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
Excellent purchase. Do not look farther. A must have item.
Activities: Other, Commuting
Conditions: City, Rainy, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Wonderful Jacket

PostedJanuary 3, 2012
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Location: Michigan
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jacket! This jacket is casual, but looks very "finished" when paired with either jeans or khakis. My husband thought it would be a little warmer based on reviews, but still loves it. Love that Columbia website had big AND tall! Very fast shipping.
Activities: Other, Commuting
Conditions: Sunny, Snowy, Rainy, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Best Jacket I've Ever Owned, Bar-None.

PostedJanuary 12, 2012
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Location: Waco, TX
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
As a 6'4", 195 lb lanky giant, I have trouble finding clothes that fit. This jacket came pretty close. I bought the large tall. The sleeves and length were just right to fit my stretched frame, while the chest wasn't TOO baggy, just a little more room than i'd like. The jacket keeps you comfortably warm in a huge range of temperatures, something I find to be incredible. I wore this jacket running in the cold of a Pennsylvania winter in the single digits of temperature not to mention the wind, and on chilly Texas nights at 45 degrees. Blocks wind, wicks away moisture, and looks great while doing it all. I could not recommend this jacket enough. It has literally made me a lifetime customer of Columbia.
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Camping, Other, Running, Commuting
Conditions: City, Sweaty, Snowy, Rainy, Freezing, Other
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very nice!

PostedDecember 28, 2011
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Location: Ohio
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 coat as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend. He is a very tall, thick man. Most coats, jackets and shirts are hard to purchase for him because he is so tall. Finding something that fits both overall length and arm length is difficult. This coat fit him perfect in both areas. It was very true to the size and he loves it. He is able to wear it with his thick sweaters and still have it fit perfect. I am very happy with it.
Activities: Other
Conditions: Other
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great gift for the hubby!

PostedDecember 30, 2011
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Location: Portland, OR
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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It is a very sharp looking jacket and my husband loves it. It's very versatile in that it can be worn casually but looks much nicer than a fleece. He is really happy with the quality and fit and recommends it highly.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Totally Pleased---

PostedDecember 31, 2011
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Location: ILLINOIS
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
We were unable to find the size "Men's Ascender II Softshell - Tall Jacket" we needed anywhere and after several weeks of shopping we contacted "COLUMBIA" and they not only had the size we were looking for, they offered to send it to us over night delivery just in time for Christmas.
AND IT FIT PERFECTALLY-----------HE REALLY LIKES IT!!!
"THANK YOU---THANK YOU --COLUMBIA--SPORTSWEAR"!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

This product has the length we were looking for.

PostedJanuary 7, 2012
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Location: Milwaukee, WI
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love the style, fit and length of this Columbia XL Tall jacket.
My son who is 21 is tall and it is very difficult to find stylish things in his size. I was hoping to find a selection of Tall sized jackets at the Columbia Outlet store in our area, but no luck (as usual) So I chose a few styles I liked & went to the website & ordered 1 in XL Tall from the styles we chose at the store. Really have to go to the extra lengths (unexpected pun) to find things in his size. Plus because I had to buy online at Columbia instead of the outlet store I had to pay 2x the amount of the jackets at the outlet to get what I wanted.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Andy

PostedJanuary 17, 2012
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Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Have looked at this product for many years. Never able to find it a available off the rack in any store. Needed a big and tall size. Purchased online, have absolutely loved the coat. Far exceed my expectations!
Activities: Commuting
Conditions: City
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight but warm - Tall Sizes actually fit.

PostedJanuary 30, 2012
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Location: Louisiana
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
So often tall sizes just don't fit right.
This jacket is awesome!!! Lightweight but very warm. No wind coming through. The fit is great, sleeves plenty long enough. Think I just found my favorite jacket.
Conditions: City, Rainy, Windy, Freezing
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Under Sized and Miss Proportioned

PostedFebruary 11, 2012
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Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I've worn Columbia jackets for over twenty years. They no longer make my favorite Falmouth jacket so I decided to try the Ascender II as it appeared to be "similar" in purpose to my old Falmouth. It is way too small and the sleeves on my "tall" XL are way too short. I also don't care for the material and general look of the Ascender II. I will be returning the jacket. I don't know what else to buy from Columbia so I will begin searching out other clothing lines until they bring back something similar to the Falmouth.
Activities: Commuting
Conditions: Snowy
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Customer Service

PostedJune 4, 2012
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Location: Valencia, CA
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
We recently purchased 24 of the Men's Ascender Softshell jacket and wanted them to be the identical shade of Tusk. The website had two different shades between regular and tall. We really liked the sample jacket we had purchased so I contacted customer service and Linda helped me. She assured me that all of our jackets would be identical in color and was great to work with. Our jackets arrived and all 24 are IDENTICAL in color and the quality is great.
We would definitely buy from them again.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Men's Ascender II Softshell

PostedOctober 4, 2012
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Location: Nebraska
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
Excellent product, priced right, fast service...thanks!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love this jacket

PostedOctober 17, 2012
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Location: Oregon
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'm a big guy so I'm usually cautious buying clothing online because it is hard to find clothing in Tall sizes that fit well. This coat has wonderful and fits me perfectly. I'm a fan of Columbia and this jacket. Thanks
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men’s Ascender™ II Softshell — Tall
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Runs small to size

PostedNovember 15, 2012
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Location: Northern California
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Ordered an Ascender II in 3XT. It was distinctly smaller than any other 3XT I have ever ordered from anyone. It is an excellent jacket, just not sized accurately.
I would recommend this product.
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