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Rab Ascent Down Jacket - Women's


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    10 Reviews


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    Whether you're making an ascent on a snow-capped mountain or climbing on a chilly fall day, the Rab Women's Ascent Down Jacket provides lightweight warmth to keep you toasty without weighing you down. Wear it by itself for everyday excursions or layer it under a technical shell in harsh weather—either way, you'll love the comfy and cozy feel.

    Its Pertex Endurance fabric is water-resistant, windproof, and very breathable so you don't have to take off your jacket to get some air while you're working to reach the top of the mountain. Insulated with low-profile 650-fill European duck down, the Ascent is surprisingly warm despite its light weight. The down also makes it easy to pack this jacket; stuff it into its included stuff sack and stash it into a tiny corner of your backpack when you just want to wear the Ascent for your descent. Plus, it has a hydrophobic treatment to prevent it from getting soggy and losing its insulating properties in wet weather.

    The Ascent's hood has a wired peak to keep the elements out while offering an uninhibited field of vision, is helmet compatible, and has the same lightweight insulation as the rest of the jacket to keep your head nice and toasty. The nylon liner boosts durability, and the tricot-lined collar is soft against your neck and chin. Its hook-and-loop cuffs and drawcord hem tighten this jacket down so you don't have wind blowing up your sleeves and body. The hand-warmer pockets are lined with fleece to keep your hands cozy as they warm up from the winter chill.

    • Pertex Endurance fabric
    • DWR finish
    • Nylon ripstop lining
    • 650-fill hydrophobic European goose down insulation
    • Regular fit
    • Helmet-compatible hood with flexible polymer peak
    • Hem drawcord
    • Item #RAB006T

    Tech Specs

    [external] Pertex Endurance (30D ripstop nylon), [internal] nylon (20D)
    650 European Duck Down
    Fill Weight
    10 oz
    Center Back Length
    [external] 2 zippered hand warmer (fleece lined), [internal] 1 zippered security
    Claimed Weight
    20 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, hiking, climbing, alpine & expedition
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    Roasty-Toasty Warmth!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 110lbs

    I bought this as a gift for a family member who was hunting for a super roasty-toasty down jacket and the Ascent jacket fits the bill! The Ascent is super, super lofty (mega puff) and filled with a 650-fill down for premium warmth on extra cold days. The bevvy of pockets keeps their items organized, and the hood is generous and removable for their convenience. I picked them up a small (they're 5'1" and maybe 105 sopping wet), which they could've done an XS but the small allows them to layer appropriately underneath.

    Finally, a warm and happy girlfriend.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    Finally, I can keep my own damn Rab jacket for myself. Rab did it again and it makes my girl warm and happy. She's usually on the cold side and this does the job. Solid outer makes it good for climbing trips and tossing around in the car or at the crag.

    Wish Removable hood was with zippers

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 14
    • Height: 5'7"

    It is hard to tell in the photos, and the description isn't detailed enough to say that the hood detaches via buttons. I suppose I didn't look close enough to really see this, but it'd have been nice to have it in writing, or I would have ordered a different model. I love Rab. They quality is amazing. I just don't like my hood coming off when I'm trying to do stuff.

    Favorite Warm Puffy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I love everything about this jacket. It's my first Rab piece of gear and I'm not disappointed. The sleeves are slightly longer than other brands (it's longer than my Patagonia Nano Puff) but I like the fit. I got this on super clearance, so the only size available was a large, however I think a medium would fit me slightly better.But I am so happy with it, there's no way I'd return it.

    I recently moved to Colorado, so this keeps me toasty in negative degree weather. The hood fits great too, as it is adjustable. Overall, I am super happy with it and highly recommend it for anyone who wants to just not be cold at all during the winter months.

    Runs huge!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 138lbs

    Beautiful color, super well made jacket but runs so so big!
    It makes you look like a grape marshmallow, the cut and shape of the arms and torso is really relaxed so there is no form to it at all...
    I thought about getting a smaller size but is the cut of the jacket itself, will make you look big no matter is really warm though! The 650 down makes is very thick and warm.
    I had big hopes after reading the other reviews, but sadly is going back :(

    Love the Rab Ascent Down Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: M
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I was looking for a puffy that would keep me warm while winter-desert camping & climbing (AZ, Moab, Red Rocks). So far, it has done the job perfectly! I comfortably camped in almost freezing temps. The double zipper is perfect for a harness - I can actually zip up my jacket while belaying, and the pockets are amazingly warm just from your body, so when you put chilly fingers in, they warm up fast!
    The details like velcro straps to tighten sleeves, drawstring at the bottom, and soft liner in the pockets and on the neck cover are the best!
    I'm 5.10, and the length of the jacket and sleeves is perfect. (M)
    I have yet to test it out skiing this winter, but am feeling really confident that it will keep me toasty warm.

    Great camp and belay puffy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    I was looking for a down jacket to wear in the evenings in camp and at the crag in Indian Creek. I wanted a super warm jacket made with a durable fabric and this is it. It's really comfortable to wear, slightly longer so your waist doesn't get exposed when you bend over or sit down, the sleeves are long, and the hood is big enough to fit over a helmet but you can also cinch it back to adjust the fit. I love the wired brim. The two way zipper is great for using with a climbing harness. It ended up raining one day and the coat was fine for a short rain storm. I'm 5'4", 125 lbs, and have broad shoulders and a straight build. The small fits great. I think a medium would have worked really well for that baggier comfy fit. I usually wear a small in tops in most outdoor brands. It doesn't pack down that small but for the warmth, I don't care.

    Update: I've washed this jacket a couple times now with Nikwax Tech Wash and it's still performing well.

    RAB Ascent Down Jacket.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    Love this Jacket. Ordered a M, sleeves were too tight. Since I layer, I chose to go up 2 sizes. Glad I did, hate to drive with a coat the is too confining. It is light weight yet very warm.

    BEST puff coat out there.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Thank the winter weather gods for Rab. I first read about the brand on a climbing website and decided to try it out. I have had two Rab down coats and both are phenomenal, the best coats I have ever owned. First reason I like Rab - they are really made for a woman's body, curves and all. The Rab coats are not boxy but they are also not super slender, as is the trend with so many outdoor products these days. The warmth is off the charts. I am never cold in this coat and have taken it on a winter grand canyon trip and use it for daily wear in wintery Idaho. Temps have been well below zero for over a week but this coat wards the cold better than any other brand I have tried. The pockets are very generous and well placed and the hood has a wire in the brim. This is a nice feature because it keeps the hood more rigid and wearable. Packs small and regains it's loft quickly. HIGHLY recommend.

    Warm and packable

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I had been eyeing this jacket for my trip to Kilimanjaro next year. I was especially drawn to the idea of shoving it into a stuff sack that wouldn't take up much room or have much weight. I also wanted something warm that was recommended to wet, snowy conditions.

    However, I decided to go ahead and purchase it now so I could use it on a November backpacking trip. I used it on an overnight trip on the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia. I wore it overnight in my sleeping bag (it was about 30 degrees out and I am easily chilled) and my arms and torso definitely stayed warm. It does pack down small (about the size of a really big nalgene bottle) and is light.

    I also wore this around D.C. for a weekend when it was about 16-20 degrees. Again, arms and torso were kept warm. The fleece in the pockets is a nice add. I really liked the hood, too. It actually stays up!

    I first ordered a medium on the assumption that I would want to have some extra room for layering. Trying it on I discovered it was larger than necessary (it puffed too much around the middle) and I bought a small instead. This is the size I should have been per the size chart. I am 6' tall so I am usually concerned about the length of sleeves on woman's jackets. These sleeves on this one are just right. The overall length is pretty good, too. The back is a little longer than the front to prevent exposed skin from ride up.

    I'm looking forward to using it more and more.

    Unanswered Question

    Is this meant to be more of a belay jacket or a mid-layer puffy?

    Unanswered Question

    Does this jacket pack down well? I'm looking for something extra warm when I am BC splitboarding. Thanks in advance!

    Does this version of the Ascent Down have a zipper hood, or is it buttons like the prior version? Thanks!