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Women's Aspire Jacket

#243794

Best Selling Versatility, Durable And Waterproof
$215.00
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR pewter/typhoon
SIZE: XS - Out of stock
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This lightweight shell jacket and pant collection contains two of our best sellers and offers all-season features providing solid protection when a downpour sets in for the long haul. Waterproof and extremely breathable GORE-TEX® fabric shrugs off the wear and- tear of the trail, while TorsoFlo™ side zippers on the jacket allow poncho-style ventilation when body heat needs to escape and ¾ side zippers on the pants offer on-trail functionality. Feature rich, this jacket and pant combination works as hard as you do, looks good and packs down tight once the weather breaks.
Fabric :
GORE-TEX® with Paclite® product technology 2L, 100% polyester 50D plain weave
Center Back Length :
263/4” / 67 cm
Weight :
13.7oz / 388g Avg. Weight for size M
GORE-TEX
  • Fabric Performance:
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • Laminated Construction
  • Windproof
  • Design Features:
  • Fully Adjustable Hood
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers
  • Internal Front Stormflap
  • Hem-To-Bicep TorsoFlo™ Venting
  • Zip Arm Pocket
  • Zip Hand Pockets
  • Left-Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
  • Carabiner Loop
  • Functional Details:
  • Double-Separating Center Front Zipper
  • Pocket Placement Above Harness
  • Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
  • Elastic Cuffs
  • Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

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3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (11)

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    (1)

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    (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AWESOME fit and small sizing!

I don't usually write reviews, especially not having had the chance to really put this jacket through its paces, but am so impressed I wanted to make a comment In case I forget...Read complete review

I don't usually write reviews, especially not having had the chance to really put this jacket through its paces, but am so impressed I wanted to make a comment In case I forget later.

Thank you thank you thank you OR, FINALLY an x-small jacket made with x-small proportions! I LOVE the elastic on the cuffs, there isn't tons of extra fabric folded up under the Velcro letting water in, and the sleeves aren't 5 inches too long bunching up unneeded at my hand. The hem length is also perfect, hits just below my butt which is great for cycling and additional coverage, but isn't so long as to feel like I'm wearing a dress. I'm 5ft tall (95#) the x-small can fit a down jacket + fleece underneath, but doesn't look huge with just a t-shirt.

Other greats things: great ventilation options(pockets are backed with mesh so theoretically would also vent), double zippers on the front opening and also pit/hip ventilation. All the zippers feel sturdy. Seam taping all looks smooth and well done, there are also minimal logos and stitching (many other jackets have lots of logos and stitching which then require seam tape to make waterproof). When folded into the pocket, there is a small loop so you can hang the stuffed jacket from a harness/backpack. The hood didn't fit great over my bicycle helmet (didn't try a climbing helmet) but the cut is nice enough that it fit well under the helmet and I could turn my head in all directions and visibility wasn't affected.

The only negative thing I can say about this jacket is that the storm flaps behind the pit/hip vents aren't made with the gore-tex material. I read numerous reviews saying this jacket is stellar in even the hardest rainstorm so maybe I'm just being paranoid, but since the pit/hip zippers don't look to be the water resistant type, it seems odd that the storm flap isn't made from gore-tex. I'll have to wait for it to rain to really test this out, but so far I'm in love! As long as it doesn't leak this is officially my new favorite jacket and I will be looking at buying outdoor research gear first before looking into other brands.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Suggested gear alterations

I have not used the jacket yet but I have already noted a few things I wish we're different. 1.) the elastic in the wrist is a bit much making the Velcro closure...Read complete review

I have not used the jacket yet but I have already noted a few things I wish we're different. 1.) the elastic in the wrist is a bit much making the Velcro closure unnecessary. I,d do away with the elastic and stick with the Velcro so the cuff can be sized to any preference. 2.) I prefer the two-way zippers on the pockets. Two-way zippers make it easier to get into and out of the pockets when wearing a backpack. 3) I like the concept of the Velcro loop to fold up the hood but I think my hair will probably get stuck in the Velcro and this May get annoying. 4.) what's with the lack of an internal pocket!?

I do like the fit of the jacket with the small being quite roomy which will allow for under layers to fit nicely. The quality seems good and I am sure it will be a good jacket.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good "all round jacket"

By 

from CA

Site Member

So far I absolutely love this jacket. I have yet to be caught in a severe rain storm with this jacket, but so far it has kept me dry in lighter showers. Lately I've been wearing this on our warmer winter days with an insulator underneath, and it holds up great to the chinook winds. As a result of this, I must say that this jacket is a great multi-purpose jacket.

 
5.0

Fantastic!

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from US

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Great shell! does what you'd expect and the cornflower blue is a nice color. Roomy enoughfor light layers underneath.
(me: 5'5, 135#, curvy).

 
5.0

Fantastic!

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from US

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Great shell! does what you'd expect and the cornflower blue is a nice color. Roomy enoughfor light layers underneath.
(me: 5'5, 135#, curvy).

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not waterproof

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from CA

Site Member

I've read the reviews and all of them were great. I was stoked for this. Then I encountered my first rain storm, and I wasn't even raining that hard. My layers underneath the Aspire jacket got wet. Everyone's worse nightmare.... Especially when your job is outside. I usually wear a medium in everything the fit is perfect just enough room for more layers but not too bulky. I really enjoy the pit zips. Sucks that it's not waterproof. I haven't tried washing it in nixwax yet. But beings that it's brand new it should be fine.

 
1.0

Not waterproof

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from US

Site Member

I've read the reviews and all of them were great. I was stoked for this. Then I encountered my first rain storm, and I wasn't even raining that hard. My layers underneath the Aspire jacket got wet. Everyone's worse nightmare.... Especially when your job is outside. I usually wear a medium in everything the fit is perfect just enough room for more layers but not too bulky. I really enjoy the pit zips. Sucks that it's not waterproof. I haven't tried washing it in nixwax yet. But beings that it's brand new it should be fine.

 
1.0

poor fit

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from CA

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Under jacket tile it says, "be the first to review this product" but I see there are many reviews, all good which surprises me, because I think this jackets fits poorly. Like on the model, it fits short in the arms as well as the torso: I'm 5'6/125#. The collar is too tall which is a nuisance. I need a new coat.

 
1.0

poor fit

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from US

Site Member

Under jacket tile it says, "be the first to review this product" but I see there are many reviews, all good which surprises me, because I think this jackets fits poorly. Like on the model, it fits short in the arms as well as the torso: I'm 5'6/125#. The collar is too tall which is a nuisance. I need a new coat.

 
5.0

AWESOME fit and small sizing!

By 

from CA

Site Member

I don't usually write reviews, especially not having had the chance to really put this jacket through its paces, but am so impressed I wanted to make a comment In case I forget later.

Thank you thank you thank you OR, FINALLY an x-small jacket made with x-small proportions! I LOVE the elastic on the cuffs, there isn't tons of extra fabric folded up under the Velcro letting water in, and the sleeves aren't 5 inches too long bunching up unneeded at my hand. The hem length is also perfect, hits just below my butt which is great for cycling and additional coverage, but isn't so long as to feel like I'm wearing a dress. I'm 5ft tall (95#) the x-small can fit a down jacket + fleece underneath, but doesn't look huge with just a t-shirt.

Other greats things: great ventilation options(pockets are backed with mesh so theoretically would also vent), double zippers on the front opening and also pit/hip ventilation. All the zippers feel sturdy. Seam taping all looks smooth and well done, there are also minimal logos and stitching (many other jackets have lots of logos and stitching which then require seam tape to make waterproof). When folded into the pocket, there is a small loop so you can hang the stuffed jacket from a harness/backpack. The hood didn't fit great over my bicycle helmet (didn't try a climbing helmet) but the cut is nice enough that it fit well under the helmet and I could turn my head in all directions and visibility wasn't affected.

The only negative thing I can say about this jacket is that the storm flaps behind the pit/hip vents aren't made with the gore-tex material. I read numerous reviews saying this jacket is stellar in even the hardest rainstorm so maybe I'm just being paranoid, but since the pit/hip zippers don't look to be the water resistant type, it seems odd that the storm flap isn't made from gore-tex. I'll have to wait for it to rain to really test this out, but so far I'm in love! As long as it doesn't leak this is officially my new favorite jacket and I will be looking at buying outdoor research gear first before looking into other brands.

 
5.0

AWESOME fit and small sizing!

By 

from CA

Site Member

I don't usually write reviews, especially not having had the chance to really put this jacket through its paces, but am so impressed I wanted to make a comment In case I forget later.

Thank you thank you thank you OR, FINALLY an x-small jacket made with x-small proportions! I LOVE the elastic on the cuffs, there isn't tons of extra fabric folded up under the Velcro letting water in, and the sleeves aren't 5 inches too long bunching up unneeded at my hand. The hem length is also perfect, hits just below my butt which is great for cycling and additional coverage, but isn't so long as to feel like I'm wearing a dress. I'm 5ft tall (95#) the x-small can fit a down jacket + fleece underneath, but doesn't look huge with just a t-shirt.

Other greats things: great ventilation options(pockets are backed with mesh so theoretically would also vent), double zippers on the front opening and also pit/hip ventilation. All the zippers feel sturdy. Seam taping all looks smooth and well done, there are also minimal logos and stitching (many other jackets have lots of logos and stitching which then require seam tape to make waterproof). When folded into the pocket, there is a small loop so you can hang the stuffed jacket from a harness/backpack. The hood didn't fit great over my bicycle helmet (didn't try a climbing helmet) but the cut is nice enough that it fit well under the helmet and I could turn my head in all directions and visibility wasn't affected.

The only negative thing I can say about this jacket is that the storm flaps behind the pit/hip vents aren't made with the gore-tex material. I read numerous reviews saying this jacket is stellar in even the hardest rainstorm so maybe I'm just being paranoid, but since the pit/hip zippers don't look to be the water resistant type, it seems odd that the storm flap isn't made from gore-tex. I'll have to wait for it to rain to really test this out, but so far I'm in love! As long as it doesn't leak this is officially my new favorite jacket and I will be looking at buying outdoor research gear first before looking into other brands.

 
5.0

AWESOME fit and small sizing!

By 

from US

Site Member

I don't usually write reviews, especially not having had the chance to really put this jacket through its paces, but am so impressed I wanted to make a comment In case I forget later.

Thank you thank you thank you OR, FINALLY an x-small jacket made with x-small proportions! I LOVE the elastic on the cuffs, there isn't tons of extra fabric folded up under the Velcro letting water in, and the sleeves aren't 5 inches too long bunching up unneeded at my hand. The hem length is also perfect, hits just below my butt which is great for cycling and additional coverage, but isn't so long as to feel like I'm wearing a dress. I'm 5ft tall (95#) the x-small can fit a down jacket + fleece underneath, but doesn't look huge with just a t-shirt.

Other greats things: great ventilation options(pockets are backed with mesh so theoretically would also vent), double zippers on the front opening and also pit/hip ventilation. All the zippers feel sturdy. Seam taping all looks smooth and well done, there are also minimal logos and stitching (many other jackets have lots of logos and stitching which then require seam tape to make waterproof). When folded into the pocket, there is a small loop so you can hang the stuffed jacket from a harness/backpack. The hood didn't fit great over my bicycle helmet (didn't try a climbing helmet) but the cut is nice enough that it fit well under the helmet and I could turn my head in all directions and visibility wasn't affected.

The only negative thing I can say about this jacket is that the storm flaps behind the pit/hip vents aren't made with the gore-tex material. I read numerous reviews saying this jacket is stellar in even the hardest rainstorm so maybe I'm just being paranoid, but since the pit/hip zippers don't look to be the water resistant type, it seems odd that the storm flap isn't made from gore-tex. I'll have to wait for it to rain to really test this out, but so far I'm in love! As long as it doesn't leak this is officially my new favorite jacket and I will be looking at buying outdoor research gear first before looking into other brands.

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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.