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Men's Ascendant Jacket

#254010

Midweight Active Insulation Technology provides movement-mirroring stretch, resilient weather protection, and high breathability in this do-it-all midlayer.
$215.00 35.0% Discount Sale Price: $139.75
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR baltic/glacier
SIZE: L - 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 :
11.7oz / 332g Avg. Weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
Active Insulation
Water-Resistant
Wind-Resistant
Breathable
Lightweight
Movement-Mirroring Stretch
Design Features :
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 Cuffs
Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

Best midlayer ever!

5

From freezing cold ice climbing days to spring ski days the Ascendant was the perfect mid layer. My next to skin layer would change depending on the day however the Ascendant always played its part in providing warmth and breathability.

New Hampshire

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Love My Jacket

5

This jacket is light but warm. Hardly feels like you are wearing a jacket. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Nearly the perfect Colorado light acket, but has fatal flaw

3

I have been looking for the perfect Colorado jacket-- light, packable, wind-proof, water-resistant, and warm enough to work in chillier mornings jogging, hiking, warm weather skiing, wearing to work. This jacket is so close, but there is one fatal flaws and one problem. The pros-- I like the slim fit, light weight, and the fact that it is packable. It works really well across a range of temperatures teens - forties. The Fatal Flaw: The two hand pockets do not have zippers. It only has one zipped pocket, this is big enough for a phone, but not much else. The have a clip for key in the non-zipped pocket, but this doesn't really work, key flops out when running. This means you can't ski in the jacket. It also reduces its usefulness as a casual jacket for taking hikes with the kids, where do you keep the snacks? The negative: It could be more windproof. The wind cuts through the non-zipped pockets and elbows. This also makes it less useful for biking and skiing. I am not expecting gore wind-stopper, but the inconsistency in wind protection is marked. So in the end, this is so close, I am still looking for the perfect Colorado light jacket.

Boulder CO

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Very nice peace for all sorts of activity

5

Great jacket and I do have the Vest as well. At first I was a little worried as it is a little bulky but that is not so . It packs well too. The best is that it is great for all sorts of activities from climbing to skiing. Great pocket placement and feels really good with the inside being like fleece. The outside makes no noise while moving and I do like that. For cons I said not waterproof, but it is not meant to be waterproof, it is windproof and that is great.

Park City/ Beatenberg Switzerland

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Perfect mid layer

5

Perfect mid layer!

Olympia, wa

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Awesome Jacket. I wear it all the time.

5

I have been using this jacket since January and I love it. It is extremely lightweight and performs in a large temperature range. I live in New Hampshire and have skinned with it at 0 F with a large windchill, skied with it in the 20's to 30's, and worn it to walk the dog in the 30's to 50's. It is very comfortable and I love how soft the fleece is against your skin. I don't miss zippers on the hand warmer pockets and they are nice and deep so I feel comfortable stowing keys in them when I am running errands. The outer layer provides very good wind resistance and also sheds light rain well. When skinning I found that it was warm and I did have some moisture on me (but I think this is actually due to a thicker base layer). All in all I love this jacket and want my wife to get one as well. I am 5' 10" 150 lbs and the medium is a perfect fit.

Lebanon, NH

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My new favorite jacket. Just can't wait to get the hoody !

5

My new go-to jacket!

Montreal Canada

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I liked the hooded version so much I bought this one too!

5

I bought the hooded Ascendant jacket earlier in the winter and have loved it for stop and go winter sports. I've nearly lived in that jacket but there were a few shells that I have with collars that just weren't compatible with the hood so I bought a second one without the hood.

Fairhaven/Mt Baker

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Gets Better with Use

4

Replaces my Arcteryx Atom AR jacket for most trips. Less expensive, less bulky, and surprisingly almost the same temperature range (Ascendant is not quite as warm). Great as a mid-layer or primary jacket when moving fast. I don't miss the zippers on the deep pockets, but I can see why people might. Thanks OR for making a jacket version without a hood. The front zipper is "fast" (unlike finicky waterproof zips), but gets caught on the inside fabric storm flap - negates the ease of use.

Kootenays, Canada

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Great light weight jacket

5

Great light weight jacket that is surprisingly warm for its weight! Works well as a mid layer below ski jacket or as a outer layer on warmer days. Fits true to size with nice extras like a key holder in the front pocket and hidden waist cinch. Excellent product all around.

Seattle, WA

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Discussions

I have yet to find the key clip. where is it??

Lee

Hi Lee, The key clip is located inside the left hand pocket. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

Are the external pockets with zippers? Prior description said no zippers, now pictures look like zippers.

Gustav

Hi Gustav, Sorry for the late response. The hand pockets do not have zippers The only zippered pocket is the chest pocket. 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.