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Men's Ascendant Hoody


"This Seattle brand may just have perfected the midlayer." -- Outside Magazine, Best Jackets of 2017
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR black/tahoe
SIZE: XL - In stock
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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


Great jacket, but it can be better


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


Best hoody I got in the quiver


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.



Men's Ascendant Hoody

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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?


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?


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:
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.