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Outdoor Research Ascendant Balaclava

SKU# ORE_10717_EOL

The Ascendant Balaclava™ Has is a warm, lightweight, do-it-all, take-it-anywhere active insulation piece. It is made of a wind-resistant, movement-mirroring stretch fabric with quick-drying Polartec® Alpha® Insulation fabric underneath for superior breathability, warmth without weight, and a fleece-like feel while on the front there is a panel of Polartec® Power Grid™ for enhanced moisture-wicking efficiency and breathability where you need it.

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  • Active insulation
  • Water- and wind-resistant
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Movement-mirroring stretch
  • Polartec® Power Grid™ front panel for increased comfort


Made From Shell: Pertex® Microlight, 100% nylon 20D ripstop stretch woven
Insulation/lining: 95g/m2 Polartec® Alpha® Direct Insulation, 100% polyester
Front panel: Polartec® Power Grid™ - 84% polyester, 16% Spandex


Polartec® Alpha®: is a highly compressible fabric that was originally developed for the U.S. Special Forces when they required a more advanced insulating material in their combat uniforms. This fabric is a new technology with active insulation that regulates core body temperatures during both dynamic and static activities. This latest advancement in adaptable breathability helps eliminate the need for shedding or adding layers while on the move. The benefits: superior breathability, warmth without weight, packable, fast drying and easy care.

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