The versatile Outdoor Research Women’s Ascendant Jacket is a high-performance option for cool-to-cold weather aerobic activities. Innovative synthetic insulation deftly balances warmth, weight, and breathability.
The Pertex Microlight 20D ripstop nylon stretch-woven shell is both water-resistant and wind-resistant. It also incorporates stretch to ensure that movement remains uninhibited. Polartec Alpha Direct polyester insulation delivers warmth even if it becomes wet and also maximizes breathability to help dump excess heat during high-aerobic activity. The unlined fleece-like interior offers next-to-skin comfort and further enables excess heat to escape. Low-profile cuffs and an elastic drawcord hem enhance fit.
Other features include an internal stormflap behind the full-length front zipper, internal thumb loops, front handwarmer pockets, and a zippered chest pocket.
Available in your choice of size and color options, the Outdoor Research Women’s Ascendant Jacket has a trim fit that is closely-cut to mirror your body’s movement. It allows for layering over top but limits layering underneath it to baselayers and low-profile midlayers.
- Active Insulation
- Wind- Resistant
- Movement-Mirroring Stretch
- Internal Thumb Loops
- Zip Chest Pocket
- Dual Hand Warmer Pockets
- Internal Front Stormflap
- Key Clip
- Single-Separating Center Front Zipper
- Low-Pro Binding Cuffs
- Elastic Drawcord Hem
- Trim Fit
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Climbing, Snow Sports Jacket Back Length Hip-Length Insulation Type Synthetic Type Insulated Jacket Warranty Limited Lifetime Shell Material Pertex Microlight Nylon 20D ripstop stretch woven Hood n/a Insulation Material Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation Number of Pockets 3 Center Back Length 27 3/4" Fit Trim Other Thumb Loops
Real Customer Reviews
- Magical Warmth
Likes: I run cold, and this jacket provides a seemingly magical lightweight layer of warmth for active outdoor endeavors (hiking, snowshoeing, etc). My husband and I also use the OR Ascendant jackets for travel, great to have something so versatile and packable.
Dislikes: I am 5'1", a tiny bit long in torso but offers more coverage. No zippers on pockets (but chest pocket has one).
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