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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 black/flame
SIZE: L - In 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.
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

RATING AND REVIEWS

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ORWomen's Ascendant Hoody
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (12)
  • Breathable (11)
  • Good size/fit (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (8)
  • Fitness (8)
  • Travel (8)
  • Freezing conditions (7)
  • Wet weather (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Outdoor professional (8), Avid adventurer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Extraordinary warmth to weight ratio!

By 

from Jackson, WY

About Me Professional/Guide

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Fit
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry Skiing
    • Casual Wear
    • Climbing
    • Fitness
    • Freezing Conditions
    • Travel
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

    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.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Versatile Jacket for All Seasons

    By 

    from Wyoming

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Durable
    • Good Fit
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Fitness
      • Freezing Conditions
      • Travel

      Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

      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.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love this!

      By 

      from Ouray

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • cozy
      • Durable
      • Good Fit
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • pockets do not have zippers

      Best Uses

      • aerobic activity on cold windy days
      • Casual Wear
      • Fitness
      • Travel

      Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

      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.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love this jacket!

      By 

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Durable
      • Good Fit
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Fitness
        • Freezing Conditions
        • Humid Weather
        • Travel
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

        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.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Best Jacket EVER!

        By 

        from Fayetteville, WV

        About Me Professional/Guide

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Durable
        • Good Fit
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • Windproof

        Cons

        • Not Waterproof

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Fitness
        • Freezing Conditions
        • Humid Weather
        • Travel

        Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

        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.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        comfortable, versatile and reliable for all seasons

        By 

        from Utah

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Durable
        • Good Fit
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Fitness
          • Freezing Conditions
          • Hiking/Backpacking-- for all seasons
          • Ice climbing
          • Skiing

          Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

          This layer is one that I can rely on for all seasons. The active insulation technology means that I can move around in it-- hiking, skiing, approaching climbs, what-have-you-- without getting sweaty. When I stop, that same insulation keeps me warm and comfortable, even if it's windy and cold. It's nice and soft on the inside too, and after wearing my Ascendant several times a week for the past several months, the insulation doesn't seem to be wearing or packing at all.

          This layers well, and has accessible (and soft!) pockets to stuff your hands in when it's a bit chilly. The hood cinches well over your head, a hat, or a helmet. All in all really impressed by this piece.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Warm and light

          By 

          from Salt Lake City

          About Me Professional/Guide

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Humid Weather
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

            I have the vest version of the Ascendent jacket and it's a great layering piece or something to add for a little extra warmth. The inside is soft and fuzzy and the outside is water/wind resistant fabric that's smooth, quiet and breathable. Mine is a size medium (I'm almost always a true medium in tops) and it fits well though if you're between sizes, maybe size down. Such a nice vest/jacket for variable conditions but especially cold, damp conditions!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels too large
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Multi-use Jacket!

            By 

            from North Conway, NH

            About Me Professional/Guide

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Durable
            • Good Fit
            • Versatile
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Fitness
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

              I ordered a size medium and it fits great! I'm 5'9" and 125 pounds. The sleeves are just long enough. I find myself reaching for this jacket all the time. Water resistant and wind resistant, this jacket will keep you warm and dry. I use it on alpine climbs or if I'm out for a hike. I have even used it as a layer for ice climbing. The fabric moves with you and is super breathable. I love the fuzzy fabric lining the inside. The zip pocket is perfect for my phone and the pockets for your hands are lined with the softest fabric, so I can warm my hand up on the move. It is the perfect jacket on a cold early spring morning when there is a chance of rain. This Jacket can do it all!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              My latest go-to jacket

              By 

              from Canmore Alberta

              About Me Professional/Guide

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Good Fit
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Windproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hiking
                • Ice Climbing
                • Rock Climbing

                Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

                In twenty-five years of ice climbing, this is the first jacket that has never come out of my harness. Fabric moves and stretches with your movements, and packs more warmth for its weight than any jacket I have ever owned. It breathes really well; wicking moisture even in times of high exertion. It's versatile; I wear it with a wool base layer for ice climbing and a quick-dry shirt for rock climbing. Hood fits perfectly over a helmet.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Warm, windproof, breathable

                By 

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Professional/Guide

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Durable
                • Good Fit
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile
                • Waterproof
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Women's Ascendant Hoody:

                  I've had this jacket now for both winter and summer activities, and can't say enough good about it. It is an insanely warm and windproof layer, and I've used it as an outer layer while skiing. It breathes so well while skinning uphill. Add to that, it's incredibly comfortable!!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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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.