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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
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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


Great for colder fall activities


This jacket has worked well for morning approaches to climbing crags in the fall. It is not too thick so that you get sweaty. It is not so thin that you are cold. This will work well for good weather winter touring jacket. Or if you combine with a hard shell jacket on top of this, this will work well as a bad weather layer.

Boulder, CO


My new go-to and favorite all around jacket!


Love! Love! this jacket! I have been wearing and using this jacket since the Spring of 2017 through the Summer and Fall and definitely plan to bring it along with me on all of my adventures this Winter! Since receiving this jacket it has never really truly left my side. It has always gone with me no matter what I am doing, whether I am adventuring, hiking, camping or paddling or just heading into town for the evening. Great all around jacket that is lightweight and not bulky, super comfortable! This jacket is slated as "Trim Fit" so I general would go with a Ladies Large, however, this Ladies large is ample, not snug t all. Even around the hips. Fits nicely and comfortable over all of my Italian girlie curves. I almost feel that I could have gone with a medium? Either way I love it and it's super cozy and comfy. I keep it handy in my backpack and truck for use everyday!

Traverse City, Michigan


A new go-to layer


I am 5.9" guide with slim hips and a slightly broader back and bigger arms than average which can make a women's size medium often look like I'm wearing my little sister's jacket. Yet, size women's size large is too baggy in the body but the right length in arms and body. The women's OR Ascendent hoody, size medium, is a perfect fit for a change! The superlight stretchy windproof exterior makes it easy to layer, and more versatile than fleece alone. It looks great too!

Canmore, Alberta, Canada


The best


I love it. A little too warm sometimes ill sweat and it doesnt wick it away.

Bozeman mt


Surprisingly warmer than I thought


While it's light weight the fleece/windbreaker combination kept me really warm! I think the only drawback is that it's a little long and can bunch up while you're being active.

Laramie, Wy


This jacket does what it claims to do.


This is a great jacket for cooler temperatures on it's own and it's a great mid-layer when going out in even colder temperatures. So far I've used it most for walking the dog in 0*C and lower temperatures. When I have it underneath my other Outdoor Research jackets -17 or -20 doesn't really feel all that cold. I can't wait to test it out when cross-country skiing to see how it does.

Alberta, Canada


Not the OR quality I'm used to...


I was very disappointed in this jacket. The outer shell is made of very flimsy, poor quality material. The fleece inside is even worse. It feels scratchy and of very low quality, not that warm cozy feeling that fleece usually gives you. the appearance of this jacket overall is one word, cheap. I think you dropped the ball on this one OR. Sorry, but mine is coming back to you for a refund.

Upstate NY


So soft and cozy!


The material for this jacket is so nice! A little stretchy, super lightweight, not at all bulky. The furry liner is what sold me. It is definitely a slim fit – it's pretty fitted which is nice for wearing underneath a shell but I think sizing up would have been nice to be able to wear a sweater underneath. Overall, love this jacket.

Oakland, CA


Love this jacket!!!


This is the perfect hiking jacket for me. It is light weight yet keeps me warm and insulated. It fits perfectly!

Seattle, WA


Great Lightweight jacket


Excellent side season jacket. Warm and light weight. Wear it under a shell jacket or on its own while hiking into an ice climb. Fits pretty well, but wish it had a bit more space in the chest area. Also wish all 3 pockets had zippers. Overall pretty great.

Edmonton, Canada


Women's Ascendant Hoody

4.6 37



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

Mesurement 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
INSEAM 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.