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Men's Ascendant Hoody

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"This Seattle brand may just have perfected the midlayer." -- Outside Magazine, Best Jackets of 2017
$249.00
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR baltic/glacier
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.

This Seattle brand may just have perfected the midlayer. -- Outside Magazine, Best Jackets of 2017

A game changer when it comes to active insulation. -- Gear Patrol, Best Jacket for Ski Touring 2018

An instant classic. --Powder Magazine, Jan. 2018

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
Fabric Performance :
Active Insulation
Water-Resistant
Wind-Resistant
Breathable
Lightweight
Movement-Mirroring Stretch
Design Features :
Adjustable Helmet-Compatible Hood
Internal Thumb Loops
Zip Chest Pocket
Dual Hand Warmer- Pockets
Internal Front Stormflap
Key Clip
Functional Details :
Single-Separating Center Front Zipper
Low-Pro Binding™ Hood and Cuffs
Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

Very efficient to keep the body heat

5

Light and very efficient to keep the body heat. not design for super cold weather, but works for combination of active condition and cold weather.

Alberta

Yes

Awesome

4

Great as a midlayer. Would not recommend it if you intend on wearing as outerwear with a midlayer, as it will get tight. Have been using in below zero weather for fat biking with only a light baselayer. Stains easily.

Kingston, Ontario

Yes

Great

4

Have been using as outerwear all winter from 0 to -15 Celcius for fat biking, wearing only a baselayer underneath. Fits well and is truely a midlayer as it gets tight if you try to fit a sweater underneath. .

KIngston, On

Yes

Great Piece!

5

This layer won't replace your down layer but once you start moving it is fantastic! The jacket is as warm as I expected but lighter lighter than I expected. I've used it as an out shell on a damp, lightly snowing evening (-1 C) of Nordic skiing and I remain warm and dry. I have also used it under a Gore-tex shell while instructing alpine skiing and found it to regulate my temperature, remain comfortable, and allow me to be dynamic in my movements.

Nova Scotia

Yes

Buy it.....really. Don't think, just buy it!

5

Heres the deal, when ski touring, walking around town or anything outdoors when its winter time I'm usually on the colder side of the fence. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this jacket out, great warmth to weight ratio without being a smaller puffy (down or synthetic) that I usually wear. Today was its first test on the skins, after a brief ceremony welcoming it into the collection the test was on and it excelled. It breathed well when I was working hard in the warmer temps, and once that frigid alpine wind kicked up it blocked out the bad, and kept in the good. I'm stoked on this mid-layer & I suggest you add it to your collection too!

Canmore

Yes

Welcome confort !

5

OR reinvented the mid-layer. That's a very versatile jacket as a mid-layer in the winter, by itself for spring and fall and all the time with a pair of jean and an a cold beer !

Québec

Yes

It's okay, but I'm going to keep looking for better

3

After reading the reviews I thought I had found the perfect midlayer, but after using this not so much. I purchased this with the intention of using it as a cold weather insulation piece in the rockies. For the past couple weeks it's been hovering around -20C before windchill and I've been testing this jacket in a variety of sports. My overall comment about this is it works as a cold weather piece in low- moderate level sports. Works well for skiing and going around town, but not for the high exertion sports. I used this ice climbing and fat biking, and it pulls way too much moisture to the outside of the jacket. Works well to keep you cool, but in bad weather I need an outlayer jacket on, and after biking/climbing I had my outer jacket WET from the inside. On a multiday trip this would be a game ender to soak your jacket like that. With a soft shell jacket on top rather than a goretex jacket (like I was using) it might not be as effected, but with many winter sports you need the protection of a hardshell jacket. What I did love about this jacket was how windproof it was. It works great for approaches in bad weather and for tame ski touring. At the end of the day I will continue my search for the perfect mid layer. This is not it for me.

Calgary Ab

No

Almost perfect

4

I use this jacket for almost everything, including: cycling, skiing, climbing and strolling around town. I'm six-feet tall and slim. The size-large is perfect as it allows me to put a thick fleece underneath if needed. I love how the hood easily fits over my climbing helmet and keeps most of the wind out. OR is going for a performance lightweight go-almost-anywhere soft shell and they have succeeded. In the next model I'd love to see two things: zippers for the lower pockets and a smooth breathable inner liner that can cover the inner fuzz while still able to transport moisture to the next layer. Although the inner fuzz can be a nice touch, it's frustrating to have it grab inner fleece layers making donning and doffing of the a jacket a bit of a pain. Also, an inner layer would prevent the fluffy fleece-like material from sticking, and in turn, coming off and attaching to anything that is like a tape such as ski skins. All in all very good. If OR can change those two items for next year I'd be a fan for life!

Peterborough, ON

Yes

Great jacket, but it can be better

3

Outdoor Research has hit it out of the park again with the Ascendant Jacket, unfortunately, it has no pocket zippers or inside mesh skin pockets, both found on the Uberlayer Jacket. I didn't find out about this until receiving the jacket as the external pocket are not clearly show online, not is the inside of the jacket. It would be nice if there was always an inside photo of each jacket. I will still be using my Uberlayer for skiing due to the pocket problem and this makes me sad.

Fernie BC

Yes

Best hoody I got in the quiver

5

Bottom line, this hoody is perfect throught the whole year. Lightweight, super breathable and warm. Using it for skiing, climbing, hiking, backpacking and casual around town. Looks good and perfect in the multi layer system.

Québec

Yes

Men's Ascendant Hoody

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Discussions

Hello, wondering about packability of the Jacket. Does the Ascendant Hoody pack to to a comparable size as a down jacket? Does it pack into its own internal pocket or a stuff sack?

Brent

Hi Brent, It's not as compressible as a down jacket and does not pack into it's own internal pocket. The Ascendant Hoody would probably take about about 0.5 L or 0.6 L of space. It's a little more stout than the diameter of a 23 oz can, but takes up less space. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

Does the Men's Ascendent hoody packable on one of it's pockets? What is the length of the back?

Noel

Hi Noel, Sorry for the belated response. The Men's Ascendent Hoody does not pack into one of it's pockets. The center back length starts at 28" for a size Small and goes up one inch every size up. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

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
WAIST 26”66 29”74 32”81 35”89 38”97 41”104
HIPS 33”84 36”91 39”99 42”107 45”114 48”122
INSEAM 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
SLEEVE-LENGTH 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.