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The Ascent is a mid-layer [L3] piece that can be worn as a stand-alone jacket in combination with a base layer top [L1] for cool weather or as an insulating layer with an accompanying outershell garment [L5] in colder temperatures and wet conditions. This hybrid design helps to regulate body heat while providing variable weather protection, and flexibility when active. The main body outer fabric is treated with a Durable Water Repellent, which allows for use in conditions like light rain or mist.
Depending on where you are and what you are trying to accomplish, get 2 jackets for the price of 1... The "exterior" side has zip entry hand-warmer pockets lined with peached tricot fabric. The main body and sleeves are constructed with an ultra-lightweight 20D nylon micro ripstop with Polartec® Power Fill™ insulation to regulate body temperature. The underarms and side panels feature Polartec® Power Grid™ fleece for venting and flexibility. Slanted thumbholes help to keep hands warm with or without gloves. And a reversible YKK zipper ensures the garment can be worn on either side. The "interior" (reversed) side features a different color, stylish quilting, and a chest pocket that zips to make the garment appear as two distinct hoodies.
Polartec® Power Grid™ is the evolution of fleece fabric engineering. A patented grid construction knit strengthens performance efficiency by increasing warmth and breathability, while also reducing fabric mass. These geometric patterns improve compressability, wicking, and add technical style. By reinventing thermal warmth possibilities, Power Grid™ is a minimalist design that maximizes fabric performance.
Polartec® Power Fill™ is a premium solution for sheeted insulation made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. This proprietary platform provides greater warmth retention in colder conditions, without added weight or bulk – ideal for a variety of activities where body heat can’t ensure proper warmth. A unique process bonds the hollow fibers, increasing durability and drape, reducing the need for scrims or other stabilizers. This gives Power Fill™ unmatched warmth and design versatility, perfect for a wide range of style and usage occasions.
100% Nylon 20D Mini-ripstop Exterior, Polartec® Power Fill™ 100g Insulation, 93% Polyester/ 7% Spandex Polartec® Power Grid™ Stretch Panels, 100% Polyester Lining
- Reversible (2 colors)
- Partially Insulated
- Stretch Side Body and Underarm Panels
- Wind Resistant Main Body
- DWR Treated
- Exterior with Zippered Hand Warmer Pockets
- Interior with Zippered Chest pocket
- Form-Fitting Hood
- Stretch Sleeve Cuffs with Thumbholes
- YKK Zippers
- Wrap Shoulder Seams
MTHD = Mountain, Tundra, H2O, Desert