The Ascendant Balaclava is a versatile, warm yet highly breathable accessory the provides excellent face protection thanks to the combination of Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation and Polartec Power Grid Fleece.
Outdoor Research says:
Warm insulation meets lightweight breathability in this do-it-all, take-it-anywhere Active Insulation piece.
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Outdoor Research's Ascendant Balaclava features the same insulation as the popular Ascendant series of clothing but in a handy accessory. The Polartec Alpha Direct insulation is a more modern version of a lightweight fleece, that keeps you warm but lets sweat out, even when active.
Polartec Power Grid fleece has been placed down the front (from the nose downwards) to provide extra stretch and breathability where you need it most. A water-resistant Pertex Microlight outer fabric repels light rain and snow, while still allowing sweat and heat out.
What also makes this balaclava unique is that it's incredibly versatile. It can be transformed into a hat or neck gaitor thanks to the moveable top construction.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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