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Outdoor Research Ascendant Insulated Hoody - Women's

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$134.99 - $149.99 $248.95

Item #ODR00LT

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Tech Specs

Material:
Ripstop nylon
Insulation:
polartec synthetic
Fit:
slim
Length:
short
Hood:
adjustable, helmet compatible
Pockets:
2 handwarmer, 1 zippered chest
Claimed Weight:
10.9oz
Recommended Use:
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, backpacking, casual, hiking, ice climbing
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Stay warm at the crag, resort or backcountry.

Great as a standalone, or under a shell for when it's actively storming, the Outdoor Research Women's Ascendant Insulated Hoodie is a solid layer for beating back the elements while enjoying some cozy warmth. The Pertex face fabric is wind- and water-resistant and the Polartec Alpha insulation is synthetic, so it'll maintain loft and warmth even when faced with an unexpected dose of precipitation. Thumb loops keep your sleeves stationary, and, when paired with gloves or mitts, prevent snow from getting into the interior of your jacket. Plus, the adjustable hood is compatible with most helmets, so you can enjoy some extra protection while skiing or climbing.

  • An insulated liner jacket for skiing, snowboarding, and climbing
  • Wind- and water-resistant Pertex fabric protects against the elements
  • Polartec insulation is synthetic and maintains loft and warmth when wet
  • Thumb loops keep sleeves stationary and prevent snow from entering
  • Elastic drawcord hem helps tighten jacket to desired fit
  • Adjustable hood is helmet compatible for impact resistance

Meh

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Very comfortable and versatile! Unfortunately it only took a few weeks of wear for the breast seam to rip open. About 6 months after that the same seam on the opposite side started to come undone as well. The jacket is loose fitting and not tight in chest so I'm not sure why it happened. I still wear it, as I had bought it to layer with on a trip that was a few days away and didn't have time to exchange it. Still gets the job done but a bummer that it didn't hold up even with light/regular wear.

Pretty Good Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

For a lightweight jacket this is a good option. It's thin and but good for mild days. Longer cut than most jackets. Wish it had zippers for the pocket, they are pretty much only good for warming up hands momentarily.

Garbage

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

This jacket lasted maybe 3 outings before tree sap literally melted through the outer layer. The jacket dissolved where it was touched by sap and has 30-40 tiny holes from an insanely minute amount of tree sap. I have NEVER seen a jacket dissolve. These are your standard Wyoming pines not sulfuric acid trees. DO BETTER OUTDOOR RESEARCH.

Jenny - I have never heard of this and I am so sorry - OR will 100% warranty this jacket. Not sure what else was the issue, but I know they would like to see the product. Please go to our site, https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/en/warranty and they will take care of you. In the meantime, I will address this issue personally with OR. Thank you for letting me know!

Leta
OR Rep

Jenny - I reached out to our product people at OR. They are really confused and can't understand why something like this would happen. They asked me to see if you would send it back to them. May I contact you personally through Backcountry's Gear Head team? Please let me know so we can figure this out and take care of you.

Leta
OR Rep

Light & Just Right

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: L

Love!!! Most warmth-for-weight bang for your buck. Great as a layer on a trail run or at the crag. The Polartec insulation adapts to body temperature when used as a layer and is breathable. The hood is helmet compatible without being restrictive and the fuzzy interior is so soft. MVP layer for adventurers!

Fit: arms length perfect. Flattering, jacket longer in torso.

sleeves are too long, torso fit is weir

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: small

I am 5'5, 125lb, wear 2-4 or xs to small for most clothing and jackets. I ordered size small from backcountry website because it is cheaper. I wear the size small on all Patagonia and Arc'tery, and have no problem with sleeves and torso fit, This is the first time I try on outdoor research jacket; however, the sleeves are too long and small seems too big on me. I paid 6.78 dollars to return this item that fit weird to backcountry website and ordered another one that is also size small from the original outdoor research website. This one I received from outdoor research works great! It fits perfect! Sleeves are not too long nor too short. It fits regular which leave me enough room to add more layers underneath, although it has room to add layers, it is also slim fit on the waist area. I am disappointed the quality of this jacket that I received from backcountry. I rather pay more for a better quality product so I don't have to return. This is the first time and the last time I order from backcountry website.

Perfect layer for alpine endeavors

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Whether I'm cragging, backcountry skiing, or alpine climbing, I've been reaching for this jacket as my trust partner to bring along. It's lightweight, warm below freezing temps (as long as you're moving!), and resists light snow/rain. Outside, the fabric is wind resistant which make it great for alpine pursuits where the wind can be brutal. The inside is lined with fuzzy fleece which is soft and cozy against my skin. I haven't found another jacket that is as cozy, comfortable, functional, and well fitted as this jacket. On a few trips, I've put on the hoody and bivied in this jacket along with an added puffy. Highly recommended if you're looking for a light/mid weight jacket that can do it all.

Perfect layer for alpine endeavors

Exactly what I wanted

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

I hate changing layers when I hike. I read about this jacket and how you don't need to keep changing layers. I doubted it but now I am sold. I wore the jacket with a smart wool top underneath. The temps today were below zero but my husky and I really needed to get to the mountains. I saw people bundled up saying how cold they were. and turning back but I was never too cold nor too hot. I have worn this same combination on days that weren't as cold. I never need to change or add layers. I really thought I would need another layer the higher I went but I didn't, even on the way down. Love this jacket!

Worn it almost every day..

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I don't write reviews very often but I love this jacket so much I just had to. I'm a true Medium but since it's a Trim Fit, I decided to order a Large to have a little extra room to layer underneath. I ended up going with a Medium because I remembered my intention when ordering this jacket was to wear it over a single base layer. The fit is very flattering and has plenty of stretch to where I could layer more than one piece underneath if I wanted to. The sleeves were also the perfect length as was the torso length. This jacket is so comfortable and versatile, I have worn it almost every day since I bought it. It's light weight, warm, and compresses pretty small. I highly recommend this jacket! Outdoor Research is quickly becoming my new favorite brand. ;-)

Durable medium weight puffy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This puffy has become my go-to small-medium weight puffy. It doesn't have the most loft and sometimes doesn't feel the poofiest (always nice in a puffy eh?), BUT it makes up for it in other features and still matches the warmth of other mid-weight puffies. The fuzzy lining is phenomenal, the thumb loops are great, and it is incredibly durable. I climbed many a squeeze chimneys in it (read- Yosemite's Steck-Salathe), not wanting to take it off, and it has held up beautifully. This is perhaps its best feature! My only qualm is the lack of a proper stuff pocket to clip to a harness.

Great active layer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I've only had this jacket for a short while so far but have used it while climbing and hiking. It's super breathable but still warm so it's great for active sports like that. I'm excited to use it while ski touring! The shell fabric is a tougher nylon, so should be better than a normal mid layer as a wind stopper.

The fit is good, and I wear a small and that's my usual size. I have broader shoulders and this isn't restrictive which is nice! The only thing I don't like is the lack of zippered pockets. The pockets are nice but just not quite as functional without the closure!

Pack less and use it for everything

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

What a snuggly, versatile layer! I seriously put it on when I received it in August and didn’t take it off for months. I’ve worn it as my outer layer at 10,000 feet during hot summer days/nights, with a tank and an Echo hoody underneath and the Helium jacket for emergencies and was surprised that I was sufficiently warm. It allowed me to trade off a midlayer and light puffy for this layer, saving space and weight in my pack.



I only have a few small wishes for the next version of this piece, which with OR’s amazing ability to iterate on their products, I’m sure some of these things will get addressed. For example, while the pockets are super comfy for dumping my hands in, they don’t zip and it doesn’t have the OR-signature stuff the layer in the pocket and clip to the harness feature. There is a zip breast pocket, however, so I just put things that I can’t afford to lose in that pocket. Also, the size is a little baggy. If you’re in between sizes, try sizing down (but try on to be sure it’s not too tight around shoulders and armpits). For example, a medium fits me perfectly in the Transition and Deviator hoodies but is a bit baggy for the Ascendant. And lastly the awesome wind-proof, water-resistant outer fabric seems to pick up dirt pretty easily, leaving me to wash the garment more than other mid/outer layers. If you find you’re washing it a bunch, use Nikwax waterproofing spray to rejuvenate this water resistance—don’t wash it in or you’ll add that to the soft inner fuzzy layer as well.



All in, it’s a fabulous piece and I’d definitely recommend it! I should add that I love that this piece doesn’t have the warm fuzzy fabric under the arms, making it a layer I can wear longer while performing activities before I want to throw it off in a heated panic like most other warm layers. The sea/atlantis color is flattering for both mountain wear and mountain life.

Pack less and use it for everything

Outdoor Research

Women's Apparel
Alpha Sizes
 XSSMLXL
Bust

33.5in

(85cm)

35in

(89cm)

37in

(94cm)

39in

(99cm)

42.5in

(108cm)

Waist

27in

(69cm)

28.5in

(72cm)

30.5in

(77cm)

32.5in

(83cm)

36.5in

(93cm)

Hips

35in

(89cm)

37in

(94cm)

39.5in

(100cm)

41in

(104)

44.5in

(113cm)

Inseam

30in

(76cm)

30.5in

(77cm)

31in

(79cm)

32in

(81cm)

33in

(84cm)

Sleeve Length

31in

(79cm)

31.5in

(80cm)

32in

(81cm)

33in

(84cm)

34in

(86cm)

Numeric Sizes
 2468101214
Bust

32in

(81cm)

33.5in

(85cm)

35in

(89cm)

37in

(94cm)

39in

(99cm)

40.5in

(103cm)

42.5in

(108cm)

Waist

26in

(66cm)

27in

(69cm)

28.5in

(72cm)

30.5in

(77cm)

32.5in

(83cm)

34in

(86cm)

36.5in

(93cm)

Hips

34in

(86cm)

35in

(89cm)

37in

(94cm)

39.5in

(100cm)

41in

(104cm)

42.5in

(108cm)

44.5in

(113cm)

Inseam

Short 29in (74cm)

Regular 31in (79cm)

Long 34in (86cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
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 of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.