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The Ascendant Collection: Your Best Bud For The Ups And The Downs

Author: Brendan Leonard

August 21, 2017

We’ve all been there: Cold weather pursuits that have us moving and then removing layers, only to put them back on a short while later. Well, those days are over.

The Ascendant eliminates your overpacking problem with Active Insulation Technology. These layers were created with the active user in mind, meaning that they’re great for constant start-stop activities in a wide range of climates. And unlike traditional down and synthetic jackets, they’re able to constantly adjust to your output levels.

Think of it as your favorite mid-layer fleece and puffy jacket all in one light, super breathable, stretchy outer layer. Now you can start warm and stay dry throughout your entire adventure.

With the Ascendant, you’ve got...

Wind resistance for high-altitude pursuits in alpine climbing.

Water resistance for inclement weather while skiing.

Warm insulation for cold morning starts.

Moisture management to keep dry when working hard uphill.

And stretch that allows complete freedom of movement, from packing the car to tagging the summit.

 

No more picking and choosing between the breathability of a fleece, or the coziness of a puffy. The Ascendant adjusts with your exertion level to keep you dry and comfortable no matter the activity. Simply grab and go.

The magic of Active Insulation Technology is delivered via Polartec® Alpha® Direct, a 100% polyester lining that keeps you warm in bitter temps, but lets you breathe when you work up a sweat. The durable Pertex® Quantum® woven shell sheds precipitation and wind during inclement weather days, while its 100% nylon 20D ripstop packs in extra abrasion resistance for athletes fond of rock and ice.

Trust us, these are the midlayer pieces you’ll wear all day long.

The Ascendant Collection includes the Ascendant Jacket, the Ascendant Hoody, the Ascendant Vest, and the Ascendant Pants – with each piece packing in the technical features that all-season adventurers need.

Ascendant Jacket: Internal thumb loops keep your sleeves down during dynamic reaches during ski tours and scrambles, and a zip chest pocket keeps valuables (and snacks) close at hand.

Ascendant Hoody: Climbers love this super-cozy adjustable helmet-compatible hood and elastic drawcord hem that seals in heat and wards off weather.

Ascendant Vest: An internal front stormflap and dual hand warmer pockets ensure you’re protected against harsh weather in high alpine environments without being weighed down by excess bulk or weight.

Ascendant Pants: Its stretchy weather-shedding exterior and a wicking, lightly fuzzy insulting interior make these the pair of pants you’ll choose to make all of your climbing, hiking, and skiing adventures that much more comfortable.

Bottom line: The Ascendant Collection truly gives you the best of both worlds with total temperature regulation in less bulk.

Move, don’t remove... with the new Ascendant Collection

Brendan Leonard

Brendan Leonard is a climber and writer who bounces around the Western U.S. to find stories. He’s a contributing editor at Adventure Journal, Climbing, and The Dirtbag Diaries, and writes weekly on his personal website, Semi-Rad.com (sponsored by Outdoor Research). He has climbed multipitch rock routes all over the West, ridden a bicycle across America, and eaten an entire 32-ounce jar of mayonnaise in one sitting.