The versatile Outdoor Research Men’s Ascendant Hoody 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. An adjustable, helmet-compatible hood extends coverage and 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 Men’s Ascendant Hoody 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
- Movement-Mirroring Stretch
- Adjustable Helmet-Compatible Hood
- Internal Thumb Loops
- Zip Chest Pocket
- Dual Hand Warmer- Pockets
- Internal Front Stormflap
- Key Clip
- Single-Separating Center Front Zipper
- Low-Pro Binding Hood and 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 Yes; Adjustable Insulation Material Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation Number of Pockets 3 Center Back Length 30" Fit Trim Other Thumb Loops
Real Customer Reviews
- Very Nice Jacket
Likes: I really like this jacket. Its very lightweight yet still warm. When holding it and feeling it, it does not seem like it would be very warm because of how thin it is, but I'm comfortable in the mid 30s with only a t-shirt underneath. Add a puffy jacket and its comfortable much colder. It also breathes very well when exercising in it and I found the athletic fit to be outstanding.
Dislikes: The biggest downsides are that it is not super packable/compressible despite it being light and thin, and the insulation material on the inside is not the most comfortable on your skin. It feels a bit scratchy.
Likes: nice fabrics, polartec Alpha and Pertex shell, black shell nice
Dislikes: hood loose, not as warm as I thought , interior electric blue color was too much
- Great Jacket
Likes: How warm it is for how thin it is! Blocks the wind and reduced the need for my down jacket.
Dislikes: None yet, have hiked in it twice and it was excellent.
- Great jacket
Likes: Lightweight; moisture wicking; sturdy; Great fit
Dislikes: None so far
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