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Outdoor Research Men's Ascendant Hoody

Outdoor Research Men's Ascendant Hoody is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 185.
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4.7 Star Rating
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Product Description Item No.   10347367

The Outdoor Research Men's Ascendant Hoody is an insulated softshell that regulates your body temperature during cool to cold weather pursuits. The stretchy Pertex Microlight exterior accommodates your full range of motion without causing any bunching or riding up, and also keeps the insulation properly lofted. On the inside, a plush and highly breathable Polartec® Alpha® lining traps body heat while preventing sweat build-up and overheating. This design keeps you dry, warm and comfortable without needing to stop and swap layers on the move. Offering all-season versatility, this jacket is a great option as a standalone piece or midlayer, and excels during high-output activities like cross-country skiing or ice climbing.

Products on Sale are Discontinued Styles or Colors.

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Ascendant Hoody

  • Active Insulation
  • Water Resistant
  • Wind Resistant
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Movement-Mirroring Stretch
  • Adjustable Helmet Compatible Hood
  • Internal Thumb Loops
  • Zip Chest Pocket
  • Dual Hand Warmer-Pockets
  • Internal Front Stormflap
  • Elastic Drawcord Hem

- + Product Specifications
Features: Insulated, Thumbholes, Draw or Cinch Cord, Hood, Water-resistant, Windproof
Weight: 13 oz
Back Length: 30 in.
Hood Type: Helmet Compatible, Fixed
Breathability: Very Breathable
Exterior Pockets: 3
Jacket Fabric: 20D 100% Nylon Ripstop Stretch Woven
Insulation Details: 95 g/m2 Polartec Alpha
Windproof: Yes
Type of Waterproofing: Water-resistant
Product Technology: Pertex Microlight, Polartec Alpha
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Skiing
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Slim Fit
Insulation: Synthetic
Pertex Microlight

Pertex Microlight
Pertex Microlight is a durable, well-balanced fabric that excels at protecting your insulation. It is lightweight, yet abrasion resistant and will resist the elements. Your insulation will be free to trap and maintain your body warmth.

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Polartec Alpha

Polartec Alpha
Polartec Alpha is a versatile high-loft fleece that aims to minimize excess heat and moisture vapor in order to provide active insulation. This means you can run around and sweat in cold or otherwise adverse conditions without worrying about being uncomfortable.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great fitting mid layer, this will be a great addition. The material is of high quality and feels very comfortable.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from need something warm in the humidity of the west coast? As a guide on the West Coast Trail, i can say that this is the perfect jacket for the job. I've tried down jackets before owning one of these, but they end up losing warmth due to the humidity of the coast. So this is perfect for coastal hiking/ kayaking!
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal alpine mid layer jacket!!! Jacket was recommended by a climbing friend who introduced me to alpine climbing a few years ago. Regulating body temp, particularly while climbing, and not sacrificing a protective shell is always a challenge. This jacket has been used as advertised, as a mid-level shell while in moderate to high exertions in alpine environments. I loved the breathability while I perspired in cold/windy environments. When at rest/standstill, the shell manages to retain heat for unexpected stops as well as scheduled breaks. Despite winds, on or near snow packs and glaciers, I managed to always stay comfortable. High visibility color was great for others on team in low light and foggy environment to see me. Built in hood was a plus to regulate body temperature while in any of the above described scenarios. When in a high moisture environment with high wind, I added a light weight gore tex shell over this jacket and felt quite comfortable at rest as well as moving. If I needed to shed the jacket and stow it, it is extremely light weight and easy to mold to available volume inside the pack when not in use. I am 6' 5" in height. Long and tall sizes are a must for me. The XL size was most appropriate and worked great for me. I was skeptical prior to purchase the XL size (usually too baggy and short sleeves). However, sleeve length did not disappoint and the body fit was not at all too baggy. Love that it has a chest pocket, however this could be tacked/stitched in place so heavier items don't slouch in the compartment. Thumb slings were way too small to fit comfortably for me. I enjoy the jacket so much I wear it as a light sweater around the house. Overall, great product, I would most definitely recommend this to a friend.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was skeptical... I was wrong I wasn't sure at first that it would be as warm as it is. It's almost too warm for Arizona cold weather. Used it hiking in cool country and it breathed well enough to not overheat. Great just sitting around camp at night too. It's now a staple in my pack.
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't emphasize how much I love this jacket I love this jacket. Bought it in preparation for a road trip from NC to AK. My go to layer for cold weather. Bought a medium. 5'11 180 pounds fit perfectly. Packs up small. Carries light. Retains heat but dumps effectively. I never felt too hot or too cold. Hood kept the heat in effectively. Love the fleece lining. Bought the vintage color and am very happy with the look. Incredible jacket. Looking forward to putting it to the test against some more extreme conditions.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect middle (and sometimes outter) layer Fantastic mid layer, breaths as you go, warm when you need it to be. Only con is that it's not super packable. It also fits better than a lot of the usual OR gear.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around absolute Bomber Jacket! I had been looking for an all-round jacket for some time. I luckily managed to get my hands on this jacket just prior to taking a guiding job in Iceland. Where do I start, everyday use this jacket works perfectly on all occasions. Cold mornings the Ascendant proves itself a winner, warming up quickly when moving and keeping the wind off your torso. Light rain, the jacket holds up very well, it will bead the water off until the rain gets past a drizzle, at that point the soft shell doesn't quite handle wet weather. As a lightweight insulation layer (because of the athletic fit) it works perfectly underneath a hardshell jacket, if you're moving around slowly it will regulate heat very well. I have had on occasions where it can get a tad bit hot underneath hardshells if moving a bit faster. All in all, I couldn't recommend this jacket enough, I am a huge fan of the fit that OR stick with for their clients, for that alone I will continue using and recommending the products
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect climbing jacket if it only had a self-stuff pocket Love it, minus 2 minor issues: no stuff pocket and no zippers on the hand pockets; however, it's still my number 1 jacket for climbing as it stuffs well into the extra nooks of space in my multi-pitch pack, typically going on at belays, if the wind kicks up, or clouds move in and temps drop. Purchased because it is lighter than any other jacket in its class that I could find; it has a decent amount of insulation while being wind resistant and a little water resistant; also, seems to cover a wide range of temperatures. During rain season, I combo this with a super light waterproof shell in my pack to cover all the bases, and the combo still comes in lighter than most do-it-all jackets while being more versatile.
Date published: 2018-07-08
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Is the Ascendant Hoody that is on sale on this page (Item No. 3765653, Black, Large) the first generation of this jacket? - i.e., with curved front pockets and slightly tougher outer material? Or is it the second generation, with straight front pockets?

Asked by: robby
Hey robby! All sizes of the Black/Tahoe color are the Spring 2018 Model. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2018-02-01
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Outdoor Research Men's Jackets

SIZE S M L XL XXL
Chest 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist 29" 32" 35" 38" 41"
Hip 36" 39" 42" 45" 48"

HOW to MEASURE
Chest / Bust: Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.

Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.

Hip: Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top or your leg.

OUTDOOR RESEARCH FIT GUIDE
TRIM FIT: Close-cut apparel that moves with the wearer.

STANDARD FIT: A looser fit for comfor in both technical and causal apparel.

RELAXED FIT: Baggy-cut layers designed for the wearer to move within.