Our Ascent Jacket is the definitive waterproof shell for the enthusiastic trekker or hill walker.Read more…
Reliable. Dependable. Adaptable.
These are the sort of qualities which describe a good walking companion - so why not apply them to your choice of jacket?
Our Ascent Jacket combines all these benefits and more besides.
It's constructed using our advanced Barricade™ technology in a 2-layer construction with a rugged polyamide face fabric and a mesh liner combining breathability with fully waterproof protection – even in challenging, humid conditions. The outer fabric is treated with Durable Water Repellency™ to ensure that water beads up on the surface of the fabric and stops it wetting out. This is really important because breathable fabrics rely on a humidity differential to work. Moisture vapour transmission is highest when it’s warm and humid on the inside and cold and dry on the outside – if the surface of the fabric is wet, then breathability is inhibited. Our DWR™ treatment ensures that doesn’t happen.
The Ascent jacket features two large hand pockets which are situated high enough to clear most rucksack hip belts. The zip toggles feature a tactile rubbery coating which makes the toggle really easy to locate and use, even if you're wearing winter gloves. The zip itself lives behind a substantial storm-flap, folded over to keep the elements out and secured with a sturdy popper.
There are two internal pockets: one is inside the storm-flap but outside the main zip and doubles as Packpocket™. Not only can you pack the jacket in it for convenience when you travel, it's large enough to take an OS map. There’s a second internal chest pocket inside the main zip and both are mesh-lined to maximise breathability.
We've given the lower arms, elbows and shoulders tough abrasion resistant panelling to protect the fabric from rucksack straps and general wear and tear.
The hood is adjustable, providing a snug fit with unimpeded visibility. The peak is stiffened and wired for extra protection and the whole thing rolls away neatly into the microfibre-lined collar.
Adjustable cuffs and a draw cord at the hem allow you to fine-tune the fit and adjust the ventilation to suit the conditions.
The definitive shell for the keen hill-walker and outdoor enthusiast. With understated good looks and no-nonsense style, it’s perfect for general use too. If you only want one waterproof to cover all your needs, this is the one to go for.
100% polyamide with waterproof Barricade™ membrane technology and 100% polyester lining.
Pack Size: 2,000ml
Drying Time: 10 hours
Cutting down windchill can make more difference to your comfort and safety than the amount of insulation you are wearing. Garments that carry this icon are Highly Wind Resistant.
Wet clothing transmits body heat nearly twenty-five times faster than dry. All clothing with this symbol is guaranteed to be totally waterproof. And highly breathable membrane technology means that you won’t get wet from inside either.
Pocket science at Rohan is all about precision and detail of design, but most of all, it’s about keeping your most important stuff safe at times when losing keys, passports and wallet is more than just an inconvenience. We use several different methods – whichever is the most appropriate. Some pockets are completely hidden with micro zips, some are touch and close with roll-over tops and some are high quality zips.
Good design is more often about what to take off than what to put on. And clever design is about giving one feature two functions, that’s why many Rohan garments feature an internal mesh stretch pocket that doubles as a Packpocket™ for easy storage.
Conventional waterproof fabrics cannot adapt to the changing weather outside and the changing micro-climate inside. Barricade™ is different, it is dynamic and responds to your body temperature and the humidity of the surrounding environment. The sweatier and steamier things get inside, the better the membrane works and the more vapour escapes.
Our durable water resistant finish, which forces water droplets to ‘bead up’ and run off the outside of the jacket, is designed to remain at 80% efficiency – even after 20 washes.
We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.
Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.
All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.
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I purchased this jacket mainly for when I am walking my Golden Retriever either in the valley bottom at 50M ASL or in the local country park which tops out at 250M ASL, and on holidays in the UK.
It has had alot of use recently in the rain, yellow warnings from the Met Office, and I found it to be a bit of a mixed bag.
I was out in the wind and the rain the other day and found that the peak on the hood does not project out far enough to keep my glasses dry and with the material being very light the hood just blows about. When I tried to tighten the draw strings on the hood the volume adjuster bobble on the back of the hood dug into my head. Also the cords in the hood are exposed at the sides and when I put the hood up and down they have a tendency to catch on my glasses and I have to catch them before they hit the floor. The pockets on each side do not have waterproof zips and the stormflaps over the zips face forwards so when you walk into the rain the rain drives into the pockets and makes the dog biscuits wet. It would be better if the stormflaps faced backwards and were larger so you can walk with the zips open to gain easy access to what is in the pockets without having to keep opening and closing the zips; the zips are also used to allow air in through the mesh to cool you down when you are getting warm climbing up a hill. So if you are warm and it is raining you cannot open the zips to cool yourself down; yes it is breathable but only upto a point.
On a positive note it is waterproof and breathable. I perspire very freely and other waterproof coats I have make me wetter on the inside than the outside when it is raining and I am climbing a hill. I went out in it this morning, when the rain water was briming over the guttering, to walk the dog and as we climbed from 50M to 250M it did not wet out on the inside.