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Bight Gear Women's Alpha Ascender Hoody

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Insulation that adapts at every elevation. The Alpha Ascender Hoody is the ultimate in breathable insulation that regulates core body temperature and wicks moisture with strategically placed panels. Worn as a primary insulator on milder days, or as a mid-layer on those extra chilly alpine starts, this jacket works as hard as you do so you can avoid the layer shuffle and get after it.

Size Chart

Women’s Size Chart

4 TO 6
6 TO 8
10 TO 12
14 TO 16


General care for all garments: Machine wash cold with mild detergent, tumble dry medium, do not bleach, do not dry clean, 

and do not use fabric softener.

Additional care for waterproof garments: Machine wash cold with detergent formulated for technical clothing. Tumble dry medium, do not bleach, do not dry clean, and do not use fabric softener. As needed, tumble dry medium to refresh DWR or treat with spray application such as ReviveX. Ensure down insulation is completely dry before removing from the dryer. If needed, tumble dry down garments with clean tennis balls to restore loft. 


Our products have been designed for climbers and outdoor users to be worn as a system of layering, and each piece has been fit for optimal performance. In general, our products have a slim, athletic cut and a little extra length. Our layers intentionally fit over each other. If you are between sizes, or prefer more room in your garment, we recommend you choose the larger size. 


Athletic Fit: A slimmer fit designed for functional movement, and can be layered over base layers and light midlayers.

Relaxed Fit: The roomiest of our fit styles that allows for layering of multiple/heavier technical layers underneath.

Product Details
• Weather resistant and ultra light stretch ripstop fabric with strategically placed Polartec® Alpha® insulation
• Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™ side panels, back and underarm sleeves are designed to breathe and wick moisture while wearing a pack and regulate body temperature efficiently
• Strategically engineered seams to provide stretch where necessary
• Insulated hood with Power Stretch® Pro™ stretch panel for use with or without a helmet
• Zippered chest pocket
• Zippered hand warmer pockets
• Internal stash pockets
• Length designed to stay put under a pack or harness

FIT: Athletic

FABRICS: 15D nylon/spandex ripstop with DWR finish; Power Stretch® Pro™ panels

INSULATION: Polartec® Alpha (80gm)

WEIGHT: 368g (size Medium)



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Women's Alpha Ascender Hoody

Women's Alpha Ascender Hoody


Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Robin S.
The best jacket ever - this is my second one!

I love this jacket so much that I bought a second one just so I have two. I want to wear it everyday and still have one ready for my bigger limbs and hikes.

Great quality and price

Got it as a present to my wife, and she loves it. Fits as expected/true to size, she wears small. Great color and cut. This thing literally is at par with big brands, like Arcteryx and TNF. Awesome local brand, will buy more from you in the future.

Melinda M.
Great Insulating Jacket that Looks Good

I have worn the Alpha Ascender Hoody on many hikes, usually over a T-shirt. The weather in the Northeast has been chilly with a lot of rain. While the Hoody won't keep you dry in pouring rain, it does a good job in light rain. I found that I could regulate my body temperature from starting out cold (mid 40s) to low 60s. The hood fits very well without obstructing my vision. The pockets are handy, especially the chest one where I store my iphone7 . The inside pockets hold my gloves, hat, extra buff/bandana. The ice teal color goes with most everything. I am 5'4" 108 pounds and the size small fits me perfectly. The arm length is good, covering my wrists to the thumb joint. The back of the jacket covers my butt. The material is soft and durable. I highly recommend it.

Katelyn W.
Love bight gear

This is my third purchase from Bight gear and I love it! Every part of the jacket is well thought out and designed. Looking forward to buying more 😆

Nicole F.
Women’s alpha hoodie review

Over all wonderful jacket for walking in PNW. will try and do hiking test in next few months. I am recovering from shoulder surgery. Just wish it had thumb holes. But long for my short arms I guess. I am 5 feet, 125 lbs and I got a small. Perfect fit except for the length of sleeves. Not a big deal.