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Men's Ascendant Hoody

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Midweight Active Insulation Technology provides movement-mirroring stretch, resilient weather protection, and high breathability in this do-it-all midlayer.
$215.00
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR pewter/lemongrass
SIZE: S - In stock
free shipping - This one’s on us!
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Building on the glowing reception of our Uberlayer Jacket, we ratcheted up the breathability while cutting the weight a little more to build the Ascendant Collection—Pertex Microlight movement-mirroring stretch fabric and Polartec Alpha insulation create the perfect combination for skinning uphill, belaying, or layering under a ski jacket on cold days at the resort. Meet your new favorite layer for fall, winter and spring.
Fabric :
Pertex® Microlight 100% nylon 20D ripstop stretch woven shell
Polartec® Alpha® Direct Insulation 100% polyester
95 g/m2
Center Back Length :
30” / 76 cm
Weight :
13oz / 369g Avg. Weight for size L

RATING AND REVIEWS

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ORMen's Ascendant Hoody
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (13)
  • Good size/fit (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (9)
  • Fitness (9)
  • Freezing conditions (8)
  • Travel (8)
  • Wet weather (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (6), Outdoor professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Perfect for Shoulder Seasons

By 

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Good Fit
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

      This hoody style jacket is super comfortable and perfect for the shoulder seasons. It's very lightweight, but still wind and water resistant. While the fleece material on the inside is crazy soft and comfy, I'm skeptical of the durability in the long term.
      I was provided the hoody for review by OR.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
       
      5.0

      Crucial piece

      By 

      from Alpine, WY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Good Fit
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Fitness
        • Humid Weather
        • Travel

        Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

        This is a great outerwear for 3 seasons in WY. In the winter, it makes for a very good mid-layers well. I dig the snug fit and the interior is very cozy against the body.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        ESSENTIAL

        By 

        from Montana

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Durable
        • Good Fit
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Fitness

          Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

          Can I get a lifetime supply please? It's chilly so I put it on when I leave the car. I hike in it...then climb in it...then belay in it...then rappel in it...then hike back out in it...then I'm hanging around the campfire and realize I still have it on. I couldn't ask for anything more.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I love this jacket.

          By 

          from Olympia, WA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Fitness
            • Freezing Conditions

            Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

            I've been using this layer for a few months now for split boarding and climbing. I sweat like crazy so a layer that keeps me warm, dries fast, and can shed excess heat is critical. This does all of that very well. I love it for splitboarding, but it also excels at alpine approaches when the temp drops and the wind kicks.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Recommended for cold activities

            By 

            from Patagonia

            About Me Professional/Guide

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Good Fit
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fitness
              • Freezing Conditions

              Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

              Ideal for cold long walks or skining days without changing layers! Works
              Better in dry weather.
              Tip: Wash it ones for better fabric breathing

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              The perfect insulation piece

              By 

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Professional/Guide

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Durable
              • Good Fit
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Waterproof
              • Windproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

                  I found the Uberlayer really works best at temps below freezing, and I found the Ascendant fit that same role in temps above freezing. Skiing, climbing, or just around town, this jacket has proven to be versatile enough that I find myself hesitating not to take it on any activity outside.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Best lightweight insulation out there!

                  By 

                  from SLC, UT

                  About Me Professional/Guide

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Fit
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • alpine rock climbing
                    • Casual Wear
                    • mountaineering
                    • ski touring
                    • Travel
                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

                    Got this layer in the early spring. It's now become my favorite 'go to' insulation layer for almost all my activities. I use it from belaying at the crag to ski touring in the spring to alpine rock climb on a recent trip to the Sierra's. Overall i've been really impressed with the performance of this jacket.

                    If it gets wet, don't worry it dries out super quickly and will still keep you warm. Wondering if it fits over a helmet, well I used it as my main jacket in the Sierra and it works great with my helmet.

                    Overall super small, lightweight, and warms. Works well in a wide variety of climates!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By 

                    from Bend, OR

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Good Fit
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fitness
                      • Freezing Conditions
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

                      Love this thing

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome, Must-Have Layer

                      By 

                      from Salt Lake City, UT

                      About Me Professional/Guide

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Good Fit
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear
                        • Fitness
                        • Freezing Conditions
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

                        The Ascendant has become a mainstay in my kit, all winter long for ski touring. It works in a variety of temps, especially on the uphill. Thus the name I guess! If I'm not moving fast, it is even more versatile. It layers well with other pieces below or above too for when I'm not going uphill or for super cold days. Often I would pull it out to wear as a jacket for traveling too. On that note, I'm psyched to use this piece this summer too. I bet it will be great for peak bagging, backpacking, belaying, and probably eating burritos, obviously. Oh yeah, and the best part is that it's SO light!!

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Best Mid-Layer

                        By 

                        from Washington State

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Fit
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Casual Wear
                          • Freezing Conditions
                          • Humid Weather
                          • Travel
                          • Wet Weather

                          Comments about Men's Ascendant Hoody:

                          When I started hiking and climbing, everyone wore pile fleeces. They looked dorky, were super heavy, stunk badly, but they kinda-sorta made sense for something between a T-shirt and a shell or outer layer.

                          The Ascendant is basically a massively upgraded and perfected version of this ideal mid layer, but the construction allows it to work well as an outer layer if it's chilly or breezy, but not raining or snowing.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          Size & fit guide

                          Men’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart


                          Mesurement shown in:
                          XS S M L XL XXL
                          CHEST 34”86 37”94 40”102 43”109 46”117 49”124.5
                          WAIST 26”66 29”74 32”81 35”89 38”97 41”104
                          HIPS 33”84 36”92 39”99.5 42”106 45”114 48”122
                          INSEAM 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
                          *All sizing is based on your body measurement for graded styles.
                          We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.