Outdoor Research Ascendant Vest - Women's



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An insulated vest for mountaineers, backcountry skiers and all-season hikers who want to keep moving through unpredictable conditions. Its highly breathable Alpha Direct insulation vents heat and moisture when you're working hard, but shelters your core when the action is paused. The microlight shell is weather-resistant and offers good stretch to accommodate reaching or powering up steep skin tracks.

  • Face fabric is lightweight Pertex Microlight 20-denier ripstop nylon that is wind and water resistant and has movement mirroring stretch.
  • Fully insulated with breathable knit Polartec Alpha Direct fleece insulation.
  • Zippered chest pocket and hand pockets for small essentials.
  • Low profile elastic binding at armholes and a drawcord hem seal out drafts.

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Ideal for
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Camping and hiking
Type Insulated synthetic
  • Pertex Microlight
  • Polartec Alpha Direct
Construction Bonded
Face fabric 20-denier ripstop nylon
Insulation 95g/sq. m polyester

Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.

  • 1 external chest
  • 2 handwarmer

A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.

Length Below hip
Durable water repellency

Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.

Made in Bangladesh