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Women's Ascendant Vest


Midweight Active Insulation Technology provides movement-mirroring stretch, resilient weather protection, and high breathability in this do-it-all midlayer.
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR night/ultraviolet
Infinite Guarantee
For those days when it feels like summer one minute and ski season the next. If you’re tired of the constant quick-change game, the Ascendant Vest is for you. Breathable and wicking enough to leave on even when you’re trucking hard uphill, the Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation will still keep your core comfy when it’s time to rip your skins off in chilly ridge-top gusts. Perhaps the perfect spring skiing partner.
Fabric :
Pertex® Microlight™ 100% nylon 20D ripstop stretch woven with Polartec® Alpha™ Direct 95 g/m2 insulation
Center Back Length :
27½” / 70 cm
Weight :
6.4oz / 182g Avg. Weight for size M
Fabric Performance :
Active Insulation#Water-Resistant#Wind- Resistant#Breathable#Lightweight#Movement-Mirroring Stretch
Design Features :
Zip Chest Pocket#Dual Hand Warmer Pockets#Internal Front Stormflap#Key Clip
Functional Details :
Single-Separating Center Front Zipper#Low-Pro™ Binding Arm Holes#and Hem


Great vest for winter running


I use this vest when it's close to freezing temps outside to go running and/or walk my dogs. I like the fact that it's light and allows for a great deal of freedom of movement. I live in the mountains in CO, where it can get quite windy at times, so I needed a vest that is warn and breaks the wind. I was not disappointed!





This vest is a perfect addition to any layering system. It is so warm, so light, and never bulky no matter how its layered. I use it for backpacking, skiing, or wearing around town because it looks great with everything.



Great multi-functional vest


I love this vest! I almost didn't order it due to other reviews saying it was saggy up top. It isn't on me and I am just a 34B. Fits perfectly layered over a shirt or lightweight sweater. I ordered a Medium and I think it is true to size. I am 5'6". Quickly becoming my favorite vest.

Emigrant, MT

Poor quality and poor customer service


This is the first item I have ordered from OR that I am truly disappointed with. The vest either came with a tear in the seam near the left picket or it tore within a day or two of receiving it. I'm honestly not sure which. OR responded to my warranty exchange request within a week or so and offered to exchange the vest, however, they would not exchange it for the same size and color even though it was in stock and they required that I pay to have the vest shipped back to them and that I pay the shipping for the replacement vest. I could understand this if I had just changed my mind or didn't like what I ordered but considering it was being returned due to faulty manufacturing I really think it should be OR's responsibility to cover the shipping costs. This seems like very poor customer service to me and I will be thinking twice before ordering from them again.

Laramie, WY


Best winter purchase


This vest is the perfect layer to add warmth in the backcountry for winter skiing or hiking. It's warm enough to take the chill off without being bulky and fits under all my shell jackets. I wasn't expecting to use and live this vest as much as I did and I'm sooo glad I bought it to have the perfect amount of warmth. So much so I bought a second.

Calgary Alberta Canada


Great vest


Love the vest. Wear it to work casually and to kids baseball games whenjits cool but not cold and not hot. Didn't check all above uses and weather because I have not used it in all yet.



Quality vest, weird cut


This vest is weirdly large/poochy across the chest and the arm holes are huge. If you are a buxom broad it may fit you better, but I have to return mine.

Seattle, WA


Light weight, good for jogging


Very comfortable to run in



Great performance, less-great style


I love this vest as a layering piece for winter recreation, particularly backcountry skiing. The long fit in the back is awesome. I am 5'7" and 130lbs and am almost always a medium in OR apparel. The Medium in this vest does fit me...everywhere but in the chest, where it is super-huge and poochy. That said, I have a very small chest, and the extra room accommodates my avalanche beacon well.

Logan, UT


I love this vest!


I have used this during runs, on hikes, and ski tours. It's a really great layer for warmth but also very lightweight and packable. Love the longer length in the back too!

Bellingham, WA



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Size & fit guide

Women’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart

Measurement shown in:
BUST 30”76 32”81 34”86 36”92 39”99.5 42”106
WAIST 22”56 24”60 26”66 28”71 31”79 34”86
HIPS 32”81 34”86 36”92 38”96 41”104 44”112
INSEAM 29”74 29½”75 30”77 30½”77.5 31½”80 32½”82.5
SLEEVE LENGTH 31”79 31”79 32”81 32”81 33”84 34”86
*All sizing is based on your body measurement.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.