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Ascent Pant

Ascent Pant

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Like the Ascent Jacket, the Ascent Pant offers maximum breathability and mobility. This is our go-to pant for any warm weather western hunt.

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Product Detail

  • 17.6 oz.

  • Fully gusseted crotch
  • Articulated Knees
  • Roll-up legs

  • DWR Finish

    Fabric Details
  • Polyester Stretch Woven

    Tech Drawing
  • tech

This pant is the mainstay of hunters across the west and inspired the saying, “Superman wears Sitka Pajamas.” In terms of weight and comfort, you could confuse it for a pajama pant. It’s ultra-breathable and fully gusseted for exceptional range of movement, never bunching in the crotch. But unlike sleepwear, it’s durable. We designed the Ascent Pant for brush busting and built it from rugged, yet quiet, 4-way stretch woven polyester. With articulated knees, it’s shaped for the hunter on the move.

Just like the Ascent Jacket, the Ascent Pant expels heat and perspiration to keep you comfortable as you chew through the early season miles. A roll-up snap system keeps your cuffs dry for creek crossings. And as the weather turns, you can layer underneath well into the mid season. A zippered rear pocket, two hip pockets, and easy access cargo pockets offer plenty of space to tuck in the essentials.

Read Reviews (29)

Randy Bomar
September 6, 2016
Star Star Star Star

Great pants. This is the ultimate warm weather pants made for easy walking and great durability. I gave my old pair to my son and bought a new pair, we both love them.

Matt D
August 28, 2016
Star Star Star Star

Wore these pants four days straight on an August archery bear and deer hunt in Arizona. The pants are WAY more durable than I expected and held up great in light rain, hiking through scrub oak and manzanita, glassing, and stalking! Conveniently located pockets and rubberized interior waistband are great features. Highly breathable too. Better have at least 2 pair!!!

Sara B
April 6, 2016
Star Star Star Star

I absolutely love these pants. I wear these pants for everything I do outdoors. Even when it is very cold, I just wear a base layer to keep me warm. These pants breathe so well and are very comfortable. I hunt, hike, shed hunt, snowshoe, and cross country ski in these pants. They are the most comfortable pants I've ever owned and for everything I put them through, are holding up great. I put these to the test almost every weekend and am always happy with their performance.

November 21, 2015
Star Star Star Star

These pants are incredible. By far, my favorite that I own. I dove hunt in them, wear them under my waders, and they're my favorite pants to wear casually in just about any situation. I'm 6'1" and I bought the 32 tall. The length is perfect. Please please please make these is some other earth tone colors and in Waterfowl camo. I'd buy them all.

November 19, 2015
Star Star Star

These pants are super comfortable and are cut extremely well. I compared these to a competing company's pants before purchasing and the fabric on these is way more comfortable. Some hunting pants feel like you're wearing burlap. These literally feel like pajama pants. All that and they've held up extremely well. My only complaint with these pants are the large cargo pockets on the sides. I keep my cell phone or rangefinder in those pockets. When walking they hang almost on the side of my knees and its just a little odd. Other than that they're my go to hunting pants.

John K
November 12, 2015
Star Star Star Star

There really isn't much else to say about there pants except that they are amazing. Ive never had a pair of pants that are more comfortable than these. They stretch like you wouldn't believe and move with you with no resistance. I have used the roll up feature on these pants but they are so light that you don't really need too. they dry out extremely quickly and breath amazingly well. A must have pair of pants for early season that can take you into mid season with proper layering.

Jim Fowles
October 5, 2015
Star Star Star Star

The Ascent paints are the best light weight pants I have everused. The breath very well, the cut is comfortable and doesn't bind. I have used them without layers from the 80's down into the 40's and been comfortable. ...these are my go to pants for any early season hunt.

jason dickens
September 14, 2015
Star Star Star Star

I have put these pants through a good amount of abuse this summer and they have more than exceeded my expectations. Rain or shine, hot or cold, they are always breathable yet can be warm when they need to be. By far my most comfortable pair of pants. I have 2 pairs in the clay color and people are always inquiring on where I bought my pants.

August 20, 2015
Star Star Star Star

I bought a pair of these pants for an August archery deer hunt I had in Nor Cal, where temps can reach over 100 deg's. I was concerned about the breathability of them and if I would overheat, since I tend to get really hot. I can tell you after returning from the hunt that they preformed very well and they were not hot at all, they were very comfortable, quiet and did not stretch out by the end of my 5 day hunt. I would highly recommend these pants, in fact I'm going to buy a seconds pair for my 10 day hunts.

August 18, 2015
Star Star Star Star

As a female, I have tried on MANY different hunting pants. These are my FAVORITE! I WISH Sitka made a women's line. At 5'8 155# most women's pants are too short, too narrow, too low and don't cover my butt, or just plain uncomfortable. I don't care about cute! These are comfortable, practical, easy to layer, and feel like pajamas! Even though they're men's pants, I highly recommend them to other women. I have worn my ascent pants from the artic circle on an archery caribou hunt all the way down to antelope hunts in New Mexico. By far my favorite pair of pants.

Colby dewitt
August 7, 2015
Star Star Star Star

Simply the best, crotch doesn't sag like other brands. They are super tear resistant. Really light weight and don't sag off your hips. I ve never used the roll up feature. I d remove it on future models.

August 6, 2015
Star Star Star Star

One of my favorite pieces from Sitka. These pants are light, breathable, and can take a beating. Perfect pants for summer scouting and trail camera checks.

June 12, 2015
Star Star Star Star

I've had these for 4 years now, best backcountry, long hike pants I've ever owned. More comfortable then the jeans I wear around town. Just came back to order a solid color pair for backpacking season. Where's the 5th star?

April 15, 2015
Star Star Star Star

These pants are amazing. There is no restriction in movement, all the pockets are perfectly placed and they seem to hold up well. Only issue I had was that sticker bushes seem to snag up on them, but that is my fault to go through the NE woods without gaitors on.

November 18, 2014
Star Star Star Star

Awesome lightweight pants, my go to for almost all of my early season hunts. Would love to see a side zip of some sort for ventilation on those hot early season approaches/pack outs.

November 9, 2014
Star Star Star Star

These are the best all around outdoor pants on this planet! I recently shot what is my personal best mule deer and we were in some pretty treturous country. Cliffs with jagged rocks down through scrub oak and briars. These pants endured it all! Thank you Sitka for your efforts and for designing such a perfect pant for me. Anyone considering purchasing but worried about the cost. I can tell you that you will get your money's worth, and then some.

October 12, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I just bought my second pair! After 5 years of abuse on Search & Rescue my first pair wore out. Best pant out there for what we do, move with you, warm in cooler conditions, cool in hot conditions we see it all here in western Colorado and the preform better hands down to any other pants out there.7 other team members are wearing them now and the all love the for there durability and great fit.

Patrick Rupp
October 8, 2014
Star Star Star Star

Just wore these pants for 8 days archery elk hunting in Colorado the last week of September. They were extremely comfy and were for more durable than I ever expected. Busting through brush, pickers, burs and sage. There is not a single snag on them anywhere. All my hunting partners loved them and said they were getting a pair as there clothes kept loading up with burs mine stayed relatively bur free. Thanks Sitka absolutely love the pants.

Carl Karrasch
September 28, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I just returned from Moose/Caribou hunting in Alaska. I wore these pant for 2 1/2 weeks and love them,they worked flawlessly and could not be happier. I am very rough on my equipment and these held up to my standards. I have recommended these pants to all of my friends. I will be buying another pair.

September 24, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I have 5 seasons in these pants hunting elk in Colorado. Mid October at 8000'-10000''. Where I hunt is very rugged and thus high activity. They fit and breath well. With layers I'm comfortable down to near freezing with any activity. Durability has also been very good. I did tear one pant leg on a sharp tree limb but I can't fault the pants given the situation. I had the small hole mended locally. I will not hesitate to buy another pair when I eventually wear these out.

August 15, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I have these pants in the optifade forest and in the clay. I absolutely love these pants! I am one of those people that sweats in air conditioning, and I'm not going to lie, I still sweat a little in these pants, but the fact that they are pants and I'm sweating less in these than I do in my shorts blows me away. I love how breathable they are as well as the stretch and DWR finish. One of the problems I have with them is that the pockets are a fleece-like material...this makes no sense to me seeing as if Sitka wanted a lightweight pant, they wouldn't use a warmer material for pockets. It sometimes get annoying with these "fleece" pockets because if I'm doing work in the heat, I don't get hot anywhere else but where the pockets are. I your hands are just the slightest bit wet or sweaty, good luck trying to get anything out of the pockets without pulling the whole thing in-side-out. These pants have some great features and some ones that need to be worked on, but overall these are my favorite all-around pants to wear for most of the warmer months.

July 14, 2014
Star Star Star

I returned from an Axis Deer/Black Buck hunting trip on Molokai, HI, and must say I knew OptiFade worked, but now have an "it" story of my own. I was wearing the Core LS with Ascent Pants (might buy Mountains now). Glassed a group of 8 does and one Black Buck from across a draw, on top of a very steep mountain. I decided it was worth a try crossing the draw, climbing, and attempting a spot-and-stalk. Once I get 60 yards away, I ducked behind a ridge, readied myself, and crawled within 40 yards of the Buck. Never detected, the does could not alert the Buck of approaching danger (me). I slowly rose to shoot, and had ample time to aim. As anyone familiar with these animals knows, they spook easily(unless you are wearing OptiFade), and he never got skittish. I executed the shot, and am now the proud harvester of a three-curler Black Buck. I gave it a THREE STARS rating because it is already coming apart (I am aware the Mountain pant uses more durable material)

April 26, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I purchased these pants for my climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. I wore them everyday with the exception of summit and could not have been happier. They truly live up to their name as I was able to wear them in vastly different climate zones on the climb. The athletic fit was ideal and incredible comfortable. I am looking forward to using the pants on my upcoming hunts.

Ryan Wade
April 12, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I could go on and on about these pants but I won't. They have done it all for me in every season with only giving up a small hole at the bottom. Four years worth of hunting and still going strong. Amazingly comfy and unbelievably concealing. I have harvested two whitetail bucks in the last two years. Oh yeah it was spot and stalk too. Thanks sitka gear. Ryan Wade.

March 26, 2014
Star Star Star Star

This was my first piece of Sitka gear purchased. I was doubtful that it would live up to the Sitka hype, but I was willing to give it a try. 4 years and hundreds of hard miles later I am still wearing them and loving every minute. They have held up amazingly. They have one small hole down at the bottom of the leg. These pants have been used hard and I really can't believe how good they still look. I call them my "hunting pajamas" and they really are that comfortable. These are my year round hunting and hiking pants. Perfect for hot weather and when it gets colder I start layering. They dry fast, breath great, and are long lasting. I don't usually write reviews, but these pants are worth every penny. Thanks Sitka Gear.

February 2, 2014
Star Star

The design of the pants great, the material fantastic, but went 2nd class on the leg seams. Rather than doing a nice double stitch along the leg seams like in BDUs they went with a single stitch that leaves a a semi-standing flap (it won't flatten down) along the entire seam that irriates the leg when you walk a distance in a form fitting pants such as these. if you have a base layer no problem, but without it's not comfortable.

November 4, 2013
Star Star Star Star

I purchased the Ascent pant for a elk hunt in the Blue Mountains of Washington State. My first reaction is wow finally atheletic moutaineering clothing made for hunters! The first moment I put these pants on I could tell they were like no other pair of hunting pants I've ever owned. The cut and material of the pants allows for excellent mobility, especially when climbing steep terrain. On my hunt it was not uncommon to be climbing 2000 feet of elevation in and out of canyons looking for elk. These pants never bound my legs or restricted my ability to climb up the side of a ridge. I found the fabric to be very breathable. When layered with medium weight long underwear the pants had enough warmth to keep me comfortable when sitting for long periods of time in 30 - 45 degree F. The light fleece lined handwarmer pockets are a nice feature to toast up your hands. I found the material and construction to be fairly robust for such a light pair of pants. I never had them snag on any brush or pick up burrs. I'm 6'1" height so I also appreciated that these pants are available in a long length - my only complaint is that the long inseam is not available in a 32" waist so I went with the 34" and cinched up a belt. Overall I'm very pleased with these pants in fact I went out and purchased the Ascent top and looking forward to trying it out on my next hunt.

Matt Wright
August 26, 2013
Star Star Star Star

I bought a pair of these last year when they still came in optifade forest for early season whitetail hunts. I tend to do more hiking than the average whitetail hunter. I still hunt public land and hike up steep bluffs to my stands on my family's property. The ascent pant is an excellent pant that is moisture wicking, very breathable, and moves with you. I have been nothing but impressed with this product.

Luke Johnson
July 25, 2013
Star Star Star Star

I was fortunate enough to pick up a pair of these while at the NRA show in Houston this year (being involved in the GORE Hunting Tech/Mountain Tech program has it's perks at times). I've been putting a solid butt kicking on them ever since. I have owned and used heavily, every other soft-shelled pant in the Sitka lineup, but never had never used the Ascent pant. My first impression was of the "slim fit", of which I had reservations on (I'm a "stocky" guy with thick quads; but once I moved around in them; any reservations went away (if you are paying hard earned cash for bomb-proof gear; but are hung up on fashion appeal...go elsewhere. But "function" outperforms "form" every time). These pants are just down right comfortable! There is no restriction of movement whatsoever. I took a trip this past June to the Island of Kauai; which gave the perfect warm-weather testing ground. They performed admirably at moving moisture away and letting air in...but a garment can only do so much in 90 degree heat, with 90%+ humidity. Even so I was very pleased with their performance. Wearing them while hiking on technical terrain, they shine like the sun. I could definitely see rock climbing while in these pants. While scouting this season, I've done a lot of "brush busting" (N ID can be very thick)and finally managed to poke a very tiny hole, down near the calf area. I knew that it would tear once I was snagged, it was a pretty gnarly thorn bush. This is something that I've never been able to do in any of the of the other Sitka Soft shells...but even so, for as lightweight as they are, they are pretty bombproof. If you want a lightweight, 4 way stretch garment that's super breathable; there has to be a trade off somewhere. But like I said; for what I've put these pants through on a weekly basis for the past three months or so; I've been very impressed. If you were to own one pair of pant to wear from spring through summer and into fall; these would be it. Just layer accordingly. Luke J.

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