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Women's Ascendant Hoody


"This Seattle brand may just have perfected the midlayer." -- Outside Magazine, Best Jackets of 2017
$249.00 40.0% Discount Sale Price: $149.40
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR washed peacock/pewter
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 it again and again. So great!


So good. Might need a second one.



I lived in this for a month!


I took this jacket to the Khumbu and all the way up to Everest Base Camp pretty much on a whim- and wore it every single day. I slept in it, hiked in it, dodged yaks in it, and at the end it was no worse for wear (except perhaps a faint smell of teahouse smoke, which a good wash remedied). Most days a light wool long sleeve underneath was sufficient for 40 degree weather, and it fit nicely under my monster down jacket in the evenings.

Seattle WA


Absolutely love this !


It is really warm , for it's weight. I love the hood , capability to cinch it up tight, but no sight restrictions. I'm outdoors everyday, regardless of weather, This takes me from 40 degrees, to layered up to -10 degrees , really great garment. I just bought a second one, in case OR discontinues the line .

Upstate N Y


cosy hoodie


There are 3 things I consistently enjoy about the OR jackets - the long sleeves, the structure of the thumb holes/loops, and the non-restrictive hoods. I purchased a large and could have gone for a medium, I am 5'6, but at least there will be lots of room to layer underneath. The torso is adequately long, so I will not have to worry about a cold breeze shooting up my back when I am working outdoors and wearing this garment. I have found that the hood is nice, even for driving in. There is nothing worse than trying to shoulder check with your hood up, and the hood not moving with your head! The color is fairly true to the photo, which isn't always the case with OR products. Not shiny at all which I also enjoy.

Alberta Canada


Perfect multi-use hoodie


Great hoody for cold weather pursuits including running, ski touring, downhill skiing. Breathes well with aerobic activities. Wind and water resistant so it kept me surprisingly warm for the weight/ bulk. I'm 5'8" and 150 lbs and the medium is a little large since I'd just wear this as a mid layer but I'm afraid the small would be too small so I kept it. Love the turquoise color.

Whitefish, MT


Love it!


I'm just over 5'3", almost 130lbs, athletic build, the medium is perfect, but I don't like things snug, so get a small if you want a closer fit. It's the best mid-layer! I've run in it this winter and used it for skiing in bounds (as a layer) couldn't be happier.

Friday Harbor, WA


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



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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.