Ascent Vest

$175.00 $295.00

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With a unique side-split entry and front pocket storage pouch modeled on alpinist equipment of the 1940s, the Ascent Vest is thoughtfully created for excursions in the mountains of the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

Color: Xenon
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Features & Benfits

Warm, Dry, & Protected

The Ascent Vest is a lightweight, insulated vest.

Water repellent, waxed cotton/nylon shell fabric.

Interior 80g Polartec® Alpha insulation provides warmth to core while preserving breathability. Hydrophilic mesh lining wicks sweat and interior moisture.

High collar protects neck and face from the elements.

Maximum Utility

Side-pleated, large front cargo pocket provides additional zip-secured interior pocket and microfiber lens cloth.

Anatomical armholes provide unrestricted mobility; side zipper and hidden collar zipper allow for easy pull-on access.

Quality & Durability

Triple needle stitching reinforces seams

Backed by a lifetime warranty.

The Story

During the early 19th century Nordic skiers traveled from village to village over snow, across varying elevations, and through alternating climates in a round trip excursion carrying goods for trade. Lasting as long as one week, these excursions required garments with the ability to protect against the precipitation found in valley floors and flakes of snow falling on the mountain.

In the midst of shifting seasons, touring mountaineers and travelers have relied on the sleeveless comfort of a well crafted vest. Simple in design but offering an array of spring ski excursion benefits, the Alps & Meters Ascent Vest offers an optimal combination of packability, water/snow repellency, and lightweight insulation ideal for travel to and through mountainous terrain. With a unique side split entry and front pocket storage pouch modeled on alpinist equipment of the 1940s, the Ascent Vest provides ample storage packaged in a classic design.

Designed by Tradition

In the midst of shifting seasons and adventures ranging from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere, in places as distant as the Rockies, the Alps, and the Andes, Spring touring mountaineers and travelers have relied on the sleeveless comfort of a well crafted vest.