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Women's Ascendant Hoody


"This Seattle brand may just have perfected the midlayer." -- Outside Magazine, Best Jackets of 2017
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR black/charcoal
SIZE: XS - In stock
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The newest in active insulation technology, the Ascendant Hoody drops excess heat and moisture when you’re questing uphill—but shelters you from the cold when you downshift. The stretchy, weather-shedding Pertex Microlight 20D ripstop outer layer moves with you, and the wicking, lightly fuzzy Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation is perfect over a base layer, or even your skin. Ski in it, climb in it, ride to work in it—live in it.

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 :
27¾” / 70 cm
Weight :
10.9oz / 310g Avg. Weight for size M
Fabric Performance :
Active Insulation
Wind- Resistant
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


Your go to, on the move jacket


Living in wet, cold Sitka AK I bought this jacket looking for an alternative to a down/puff. It's lighter than I expected, I was thinking of something equivalent to North face's Ventrix Hoody or patagonia's nano-air. Great adventure/field work jacket, i.e. warm but not overheating while working and having to stop to shed a layer. Large zipper to avoid clothing/hair snags, like the fleecy pockets, great adjustable hood. Tested as my outer layer for a 26 mile cross country ski backpacking trip in south central Alaska. Less casual wear/standing around, more for moving in. Personal note: not a fan of the gray interior (blueish gray) can a girl get a black on black?





This jacket lasted maybe 3 outings before tree sap literally melted through the outer layer. The jacket dissolved where it was touched by sap and has 30-40 tiny holes from an insanely minute amount of tree sap. I have NEVER seen a jacket dissolve. These are your standard Wyoming pines not sulfuric acid trees. DO BETTER OUTDOOR RESEARCH.



My new go-to


I've worn this jacket every day since I got it. The inside is fuzzy and cozy and the outside is durable, water-resistant, and dries super quick. It also looks great. It breathes incredibly well – it hasn't gotten cold enough in California to wear it running, but I have no doubt it would do great for that level of activity. I've worn it as an outer layer (over t-shirt + long sleeve wool) cross-country and downhill skiing, and as a mid-layer w/ extra warmth under a rain coat on cold, rainy days. I love the hip pockets: so cozy and soft. A couple notes – it's not as warm as I had initially expected. I wouldn't consider it a replacement for a midlayer + puffy, but over a light midlayer, it's great for not freezing days where you're moving around a lot (did I mention it's sooooo breathable); not great for standing around in the cold. I wish it had an internal zip pocket (the chest pocket is small and too saggy to put a phone in). About sizing: I'm 5'4", 140lbs, and the small is a perfect fit except in the hips (just a tiny bit too long and tight at the bottom). I like the way it fits everywhere else, so I kept it, but I do wish it were a little shorter.

San Francisco, CA




I absolutely love this jacket! Since the day I got it I have worn it almost everyday. I wore it around the world and back at home, and snowshoeing. Its warm in dry and wet cold places, its breathable and all around great for everything I have put it through. Its awesome having the hood there as an option to keep a little extra warmth in. Its great under waterproof layers to block wind and water and has the insulation to keep you warm. It is really true to size. I hope you enjoy this jacket too!

Denver, Colorado


Love it


Used it while skiing and hiking during -15 celcius temperature, with a base layer and a goe tex hard shell. Was great, kept me warm.

Montreal, QC


Perfect Northwest Everyday hiking jacket


I have never been a hoody person, but I am now sold with the Women's Ascendant Hoody. I had recently bought the same jacket without the hood, which I also love, but the hood is great for sheltering me from rain and boosting my warmth. I live in the Pacific Northwest and the Ascendant Hoody is perfect for those days where it is threatening rain. I don't want to wear my rain jacket, which is less comfortable and breathable, but I want to be prepared in case it does start raining. I got caught out in a down pour once with my Ascendant jacket and it kept me completely dry for the 1/2 hour it took to get back home. I decided to test its limits on a 2 1/2 hour hike in which it was raining hard the whole time, and it did leak through on the shoulders somewhat, but, for a jacket that is not touted to be waterproof (just water resistant), it did really well. I will still use my rain jacket for future similar conditions but most of the time it is either light rain or threatening where I live, so the Ascendant is my choice for my daily 2 hour hike in the Northwest Woods. I am also a professional guide, and the Ascendant is rugged, good looking, and light enough to take guiding with me. It will be my constant companion in my daypack for an extra layer and for wear on and off the trail. I love this jacket! I never knew what I was missing.

Port Townsend, Washington


My favourite layer


My partner and I both have the ascendant hoody. It's my go to layer for day to day wear and outdoor adventures. Fits well under a ski shell, not to bulky, moves with no restrictions. Sheds water better than a fleece, better wind protection and longer lasting. I love this piece.

Van isle, bc


Size up for layering


I liked this jacket, however I ended up returning it. I am 5'7' and 125 lbs with long arms and legs. I found the small to be a bit too snug in the hip area, which would not allow for layering underneath the jacket. The jacket itself was very lightweight and felt warm.

Denver, CO


I love this hoody!


This jacket is the answer to my mid layer problem. Recently on 30 degree days it was my top layer on back country ski tours because of the minimal insulation and the hood.

NY Adirondack Mountains


Awesome mid layer


Bought this for my partner and she loves it. Super light weight and deceptively warm. Very breathable too. It's the perfect winter later for activities.




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How do the Ascendant Hoody and the Uberlayer Hoody compare in terms of warmth, breathability, water resistance, fit?


Hi Stillgoing, The Ascendant Hoody has a little less warmth, much more breathable, and a little more water resistance. The Uberlayer is about an 1" smaller in the chest, otherwise they fit the same. Thanks for contacting OR,


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.