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Women's Ascendant Hoody

#250106

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 night/ultraviolet
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.
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
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

I wear ALL the time

5

I love this jacket for multiple reasons. It's super lightweight and kind of replaces the micro-puff for me. . . I have both the Ascendant Jacket and the Hooded Ascendant- but are great- but I do take the hood more times than no hood. . . it's just nice to flip up the hood in the wind or a drizzle without digging for a beanie. It's a great ski layer that compresses really well with higher breathability than a puffy, but it does provide impressive warmth. I wouldn't say it's water or wind PROOF... but it has water resistance and definite wind protection. I've used it for touring in bad weather multiple times and it's a GREAT touring layer. I have also notably washed and dried it many MANY times and it still looks/ feels/ performs the same... it's a sweet layer. The Ascendant collection is much warmer than you think, but they're breathable as well.

Jackson,

Yes

Very versatile jacket

5

I love this jacket for multiple reasons. It's super lightweight and kind of replaces the micro-puff for me. . . It's a great ski layer that compresses really well with higher breathability than a puffy, but it does provide impressive warmth. I wouldn't say it's water or wind PROOF... but it has water resistance and definite wind protection. I've used it for touring in bad weather multiple times and it's a GREAT touring layer. I have also notably washed and dried it many MANY times and it still looks/ feels/ performs the same... it's a sweet layer. It does air on the warm side as a note!

Jackson, WY / Salt Lake City, UT

Yes

Great Hoody

5

Great fit and finish. Love this hoody.

Malo, WA

Yes

Not for a "climber's build"

3

I had such high hopes for this hoody, but as with other Outdoor Research purchases, it's *way too narrow* in the shoulders. I'm 5'6" and 115 pounds. Super lean, but I'm a climber, and I'm no Kate Moss in the shoulders. If I weren't a climber, I'd have given it 5 stars and kept it. But as a climber, it's completely unbearable to have a piece of activewear that's all up in your armpits like this one.

New York, NY

Yes

My favorite jacket and mid-layer, I wear this every day!

5

Imagine your favorite down jacket combined with your favorite fleece jacket in one! I wear this jacket daily, both in long, outdoor adventures, as well as for errands around town. It is extremely comfortable and warm! I can't wait to use it as a mid-layer this upcoming winter!

Aspen, CO

Yes

Extraordinary warmth to weight ratio!

5

The warmth of this layer is impressive, especially considering the light weight nature of the garment. The outer shell is relatively waterproof, and can withstand at least the first 10-15 minutes of a heavy rain or snow storm without getting wet. The Polartec insulation is so soft and so warm! This is soon to become my most versatile layering piece in my athletic endeavors. I primarily use this layer as an insulating layer to add over a base layer for warmth, and underneath a shell when its really cold. But this layer can also stand on its own in cold and even somewhat wet weather. I have tested it in -10 F weather, and as my "puffy" layer on a cool summer's night. A must add to your technical wear collection.

Jackson, WY

Yes

Versatile Jacket for All Seasons

5

Versatile piece whether you are taking it on a winter ski tour, mountain adventure to a summer layer in the mountains or a spring BBQ with pals. This piece fits nicely and is a lightweight that I can just keep it in my pack for all seasons.

Wyoming

Love this!

5

This jacket is perfect for running, climbing and biking on a cold blustery day. The outer fabric protects you from the elements, yet it breathes well as your heart rate rises. The inner liner is warm and cozy, and does not trap moisture when I am pushing myself. This jacket is my go to in the spring and fall.

Ouray

Yes

Love this jacket!

5

I adore this jacket! I use it for everything-- climbing, belaying, hiking at altitude, camping in cold conditions, and to go out for drinks after every adventure. It's also perfect for international travel, since it packs light and it's incredibly versatile.

Las Vegas, NV

Yes

Best Jacket EVER!

5

Ive worn this jacket so much its been through the wash 5 times already! Best most versatile jacket OR makes. Breathable, windproof and very warm. It does an awesome job helping you regulate your body temp while you are working hard.

Fayetteville, WV

Yes

Women's Ascendant Hoody

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Size & fit guide

Women’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart


Mesurement shown in:
XS S M L XL
BUST 32”81 34”86 36”92 39”99.5 42”106
WAIST 24”60 26”66 28”71 31”79 34”86
HIPS 34”86 36”92 38”96 41”104 44”112
INSEAM 29½”75 30”77 30½”77.5 31½”80 32½”82.5
*All sizing is based on your body measurement.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.