For mountain pursuits when every ounce counts, the new Ascensionist Jacket offers comfortable, reliable protection in a really breathable, highly-packable shell. Ideal for light-and-fast alpinism or high-output ski touring, the Ascensionist provides the refuge you need at just 370 g the lightest technical shell that Patagonia produce.
In the mountains, the lighter you pack, the faster you have to travel to avoid being caught out where you dont want to be. How fast you travel is related to how light you can safely pack. It comes down to balance exactly what Patagonia kept front of mind when building the Ascensionist Jacket. Combining the feature set critical to alpinists and ski tourers with the light weight required, the Ascensionist hits the sweet spot as the lightest technical shell Patagonia make.
Its built with GORE-TEX Active fabric with C-KNIT® Backer Technology a lightweight, waterproof, superbreathable 3-layer fabric construction for high-output, high-velocity activities. C-KNIT consists of extremely fine yarns that stretch, breathe and offer a smoother feel on the innermost layer of the shell.
The Optimal Visibility Hood features a laminated visor, fits over a helmet and adjusts at two points so you can fine-tune your vision. The full-mobility sleeves let you swing a tool or coil a rope without the hem of the jacket hiking up, and watertight pit zips offload excess heat.
Low-profile cuffs secure with a hook-and-loop closure; an intuitive Cohaesive cord-lock system shuts out the elements at the hem. Seams throughout are minimal and narrowly taped to cut bulk. One chest pocket with a watertight zip holds valuables; two zipped handwarmer pockets sit high and away from a harness or waistbelt. Inside, a stretch catch-all pocket handles gloves, a headtorch, or other essentials.
Lightweight, waterproof, ultrabreathable 3-layer GORE-TEX Active fabric featuring C-KNIT® Backer Technology is soft, comfortable and built for moving fast
Optimal Visibility Hood with laminated visor is helmet-compatible and two-way-adjustable to provide good visibility in poor conditions
Exposed, watertight two-way pit zips provide ventilation; full-mobility sleeves let you reach without raising the body of the jacket
Cuffs feature minimal self-fabric hook-and-loop closure; Cohaesive embedded cord-lock system has two contact points at hem for intuitive, one-handed operation
Minimal seams are reinforced with narrow seam tape for low bulk
Two high handwarmer pockets with watertight zips stay clear of a harness or pack waistbelt; one exterior welted, left-chest pocket with DWR-treated zip; interior stretch pocket
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