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Skytour AscentShell Jacket - Men's

4.285714285714286 out of 5 stars
28 Reviews
Current price: $199.48 Original price: $398.95
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Why We Like The Skytour AscentShell Jacket

Us serious backcountry tourists seek the prestigious performance of the award-winning Skytour AscentShell Jacket. Developed with nothing but backcountry skiing and snowboarding in mind, this valued jacket offers waterproof protection that doesn't sacrifice ventilation and breathability. Its advanced AscentShell 3L membrane shields us from the worst winter weather with a supple design, meaning we're able to trek and carve through the day's snow with more mobility and more comfort. If we really want the most out of the AscentShell, we grab a pair of Outdoor Research's matching SkyTour bibs and clip them into the jacket for even better coverage.


  • Light jacket built for long days in the backcountry
  • Waterproof 3-layer membrane is stretchy and exceptionally breathable
  • Fully sealed seams don't let wet powder ruin a perfect day
  • Adjustable hood and wrist cuffs cinch down to shut out flurries
  • Underarm ventilation zippers help you regulate your touring temps
  • Interior chest pocket with media port keeps phone warm and alive
  • Matching SkyTour bibs clip in for full touring setup
  • Item #ODRZ8KF
[membrane/laminate] AscentShell 3L, [face fabric] 40D x 65D 93% nylon, 7% spandex, [lining] 50D 100% polyester
fully sealed
Center Back Length
2 zippered hand, 2 zippered chest, 1 interior chest with media port, 1 large interior mesh stash
underarm zip vents
Powder Skirt
Claimed Weight
1lb 6.1oz
Manufacturer Warranty
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 28 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 18 reviews

Fits Slightly Large

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2 out of 5 stars

May 10, 2024

Nice jacket. Do not like the zipper

The jacket is good. Overall it is fit well and is OK to adjust. The little grommet clips to adjust the waist are very difficult to manipulate. My main problem is the 2-way zipper. It is extremely difficult to operate. Impossible to do one-handed and often requires you to stop and try several times to get the zipper seated correctly. I do not need/want the 2-way zipper. It would be fine if it worked but it does not work.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 27, 2024

GREAT light ski jacket!

Water resistant. Worn in a couple of heavy rains and stayed comfortably dry. Fit, as advertised. Wrist velcro sizing and zippers are an improvement over previous models. Style and color really stand out and garner compliments!


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5 out of 5 stars

March 18, 2024

Perfectly fits my size and high quality made

I am 6 foot tall with a 40.5'' chest. And M size perfectly fits me. Haven't tried it on yet. The quality looks pretty good.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 8, 2024

Excellent Product

The perfect Ski shell, so light and flexible but holds in heat and keeps water out. Very happy with this purchase


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2 out of 5 stars

March 1, 2024

Good looking jacket but lacks durability

I bought this jacket last month and after only 9 days of resort riding the jacket already shows signs of distress at and around the seams. Disappointed and wished I spent the extra money to get something better.


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4 out of 5 stars

February 29, 2024

All in all a great shell however...

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
5' 9"

To me, anyway, this jacket seems to be made very well. I thought it had a powder skirt, which it doesn't, but that was most likely my mistake. As for sizing. I generally wear a Medium to medium slim. I have a long torso at 5' 9' with a 29" inseam. Yet, this jacket was long in the body and 4" long in the sleeve, So order a size down and take your chances. I am returning mine.

Ken S
5 out of 5 stars

February 27, 2024

Great Jacket - Holds Up to the abuse

Had the jacket for 2.5 weeks and have put in 11 days on the mountain. it has been my new go to jacket. 7 days in the backcountry and 4 resort days. conditions have ranged from a sunny day to full on storm skiing. The Skytour jacket has shown to be a great fit, holds up in weather keeping me dry on wet days, while being breathable during the uphill climb on the skin track. The material has shown to be durable while charging through the trees and slapping branches (other jackets have not held up).


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5 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2024

Great shell for touring or inbounds!

I've just used this shell touring. All the ventilation zippers make it the perfect jacket to wear. The pits and front (from top or bottom) can be opened to air out. There's great storage with the 2 front chest pockets and 2 hand pockets. It runs a little big (I'm 6'1" using the Large) so it's got room to layer below for really cold days.

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5 out of 5 stars

January 23, 2024

Awesome color, hardy gear

Jacket has been one of my favorite shells I've owned. Awesome waterproofing, great fit, well constructed. Can't say anything bad!


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4 out of 5 stars

January 18, 2024

Ski Jacket

Initial Reaction to Outdoor Research AscentShell was excitement and relief that I purchased this item. I am looking forward to seeing how well it performs from repeated days of backcountry skiing.


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