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Women's Ascendant Hoody


"This Seattle brand may just have perfected the midlayer." -- Outside Magazine, Best Jackets of 2017
$215.00 50.0% Discount Sale Price: $107.50
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR night/ultraviolet
SIZE: M - Out of stock
free shipping - This one’s on us!
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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


I would buy this again


Around town

Atlanta GA


First appearance looks great


Haven't gotten to test it yet, but love the fit feels great.


Perfect Layer For Alpine Endeavors


Whether I'm cragging, backcountry skiing, or alpine climbing, I've been reaching for this jacket as my trust partner to bring along. It's lightweight, warm below freezing temps (as long as you're moving!), and resists light snow/rain. Outside, the fabric is wind resistant which make it great for alpine pursuits where the wind can be brutal. The inside is lined with fuzzy fleece which is soft and cozy against my skin. I haven't found another jacket that is as cozy, comfortable, functional, and well fitted as this jacket. On a few trips, I've put on the hoody and bivied in this jacket along with an added puffy. Highly recommended if you're looking for a light/mid weight jacket that can do it all.

Concord, CA


Best mid-layer ever


Love the ascendant hoodie. This is everything you could ask for in a mid-layer and more. It fits amazing, is very comfortable and even flattering.

Missoula, MT


Perfect midlayer/jacket!


This is such an awesome jacket- feels like the perfect light layer in shoulder seasons and will hold its own as a midlayer come winter. Looks nicer than a softshell IMO. Runs large. I'm typically a medium in OR tops/ pretty standard size 8 so thought I'd need to size up. It fits but it's not cute the way it hangs- and as quality as it is I'm not going to need to worry about layering UNDER it as much as I thought.

Roanoke, VA


Light and warm!!


I wore this jacket when I hiked Mt Kilimanjaro. I was all I needed until I summited and then I added the Interstellar Jacket outside and it was perfect. Love this jacket and can't wait to wear it in the USA now! :)

Alexandria, VA


Great active layer


This is a great ski layer and active mid layer.



Love it!


I use this as a guide, and as a normal person. :) I love it! It's warm enough, cool enough, and super comfy!

Portland, OR


Love it


This jacket is great. It's very lightweight and a great insulating layer. It blocks light wind well when used as an outer layer, yet is still breathable. It's fairly easy to stuff into it's pocket and clip to your harness. I think it's a little silly that the pockets don't all have zippers, but I'm very happy with this purchase.

Jackson, WY


I live in this. I want another.


It's like that Arc'teryx jacket everyone loves, but better. I wear this almost every day in the winter/spring and on cool/damp summer days. It's the perfect layer for underneath a shell on cold days or as a standalone until about -5 C. Bottomline: I love this. I live in this. I want another.




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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.