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Men's Ascendant Vest


Midweight Active Insulation Technology provides movement-mirroring stretch, resilient weather protection, and high breathability in this do-it-all midlayer.
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR black/tahoe
SIZE: L - In stock
free shipping - This one’s on us!
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Building on the glowing reception of our Uberlayer Jacket, we ratcheted up the breathability while cutting the weight a little more to build the Ascendant Collection—Pertex Microlight movement-mirroring stretch fabric and Polartec Alpha insulation create the perfect combination for skinning uphill, belaying, or layering under a ski jacket on cold days at the resort. Meet your new favorite layer for fall, winter and spring.
Fabric :
Pertex® Microlight 100% nylon 20D ripstop stretch woven shell
Polartec® Alpha® Direct Insulation 100% polyester
95 g/m2
Center Back Length :
29½” / 75 cm
Weight :
7.8oz / 222g Avg. Weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
Active Insulation
Movement-Mirroring Stretch
Design Features :
Zip Chest Pocket
Dual Hand Warmer Pockets
Internal Front Stormflap
Key Clip
Functional Details :
Single-Separating Center Front Zipper
Low-Pro™ Binding Arm Holes and Hem


Great outdoor styled vest


Nice vest that is warm enough without being too warm. It breaths well while also shedding a light sprinkle of rain and blocking the wind. This will be a great functional piece for my outdoor pursuits.

Nova Scotia, Canada


Great vest


The only reason i gave it a 4 star rating is that it was advertised as all the features of the ascendant jacket without the sleeves, but they left out the elastic draw cord hem

Anchorage alaska


Perfect for multiple applications


Anytime it's below 60 degrees.

Burlington, VT


Finally, a vest for backpacking!


I am always searching for layers that dont have zippers right on your hips. Don't people backpack? A zipper right on your hip with a waistbelt pulled tight spells OWW! This problem can be solved by moving the zipper up or not having them at all. A vest mid layer seems like a very appropriate layer to not NEED zippers on. Thanks OR for answering my prayers.

Moab, UT


Number one Vest I Own!


I bought the Ascendant Vest for primarily backcountry skiing. I always get too hot when skinning and wanted to try a vest. However, I wear this vest all the time now to work, bars, resort skiing, hiking, skinning, etc... It is a really great all around. It is very warm for its size, but you can unzip it and it releases a lot of heat. I also wore it during a snow storm around freezing temps. The flakes would melt on the vest and bead up and fall off much like the OR rain jackets. I was very impressed with it! I have not seen any wear and tear after wearing it multiple times a week in adversed conditions for the last few months, however I worry that the interior of the vest might not hold up as well. But, nothing has proven this and I honestly don't expect it to as all products from OR have been spectacular.



I would not buy this product again


It's the perfect vest for having a cup of coffee , anything more than that it's worthless .



Slimmer Fit for XL than would like


Fits but super slim and tight around chest and waist. I'm an XL 38" waist and 42" chest and this is probably designed for taller, thinner/fitter men.





I use this jacket all of the time in all conditions. Skiing, hiking, running, biking. It is my go to jacket.

Denver, CO


great warmth to weight!


I spend every week outside in cold temps. I've currently just used this vest as part of my layering system at minus 35 Celsius. this vest cuts down on bulk with great heat retention. love the 2 tone zippers!!!

Banff Albert


Great vest for being active


Great vest. I use this mainly for running in temps right around freezing pair with a long sleeve poly shirt. The vest is perfect as it provides just the right amount of warmth as a start my run, and then doesn't feel like it is smothering me after mile 5. Vest is nice and light weight and pretty dang stylish too. Zippers on the pockets would be a nice addition as they are not the most secure feeling pockets for storage; just fine for hand warming though! One minor annoyance is that the zipper pull smacks against the teeth creating a clicking sound with each stride.

The Midwest



4.5 17



Hi! Based on the photo no hand warmer pocket zips and a waist draw cord? KJM


Hi KevInPDX, That is correct, the vest does not have zippered hand pockets or a waist draw cord. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

Vest looks nice! Are there zippers on the hand pockets? Thanks


Hi Ned, the pockets on the Vest are not zippered. Thanks for contacting OR!

Size & fit guide

Men’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart

Mesurement shown in:
CHEST 34”86 37”94 40”102 43”109 46”117 49”124
WAIST 26”66 29”74 32”81 35”89 38”97 41”104
HIPS 33”84 36”91 39”99 42”107 45”114 48”122
INSEAM 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
SLEEVE-LENGTH 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
*All sizing is based on your body measurement for graded styles.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.