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Eddie Bauer's answer to a premium outdoor gear collection designed for serious outdoor enthusiasts who demand high-performance gear.

What is First Ascent?

First Ascent is Eddie Bauer's premium outdoor gear collection, designed to provide high-performance gear for outdoor enthusiasts who demand the best. This collection offers a range of products, from jackets and pants to tents and sleeping bags, all designed with the latest technology and materials to help you take on any adventure with confidence. With a focus on quality, durability, and performance, First Ascent gear is built to last and perform in even the toughest conditions.

Who is First Ascent designed for?

The First Ascent collection is designed for outdoor enthusiasts who demand high-performance gear for their adventures. Whether you're a serious mountaineer or just enjoy hiking and camping, the First Ascent collection has everything you need to take on the great outdoors. The collection features a range of products designed for a variety of activities and conditions, including cold weather, high altitudes, and extreme terrain. With advanced features like waterproof membranes, breathable fabrics, and superior insulation, First Ascent gear is designed to keep you comfortable and protected in even the harshest conditions.


Why was First Ascent created?

First Ascent was created to provide a new level of quality and performance in outdoor gear. Eddie Bauer has been a leader in outdoor apparel and gear for over 100 years, and First Ascent builds on that legacy by offering cutting-edge technology and innovative designs that meet the demands of today's outdoor enthusiasts. From jackets and pants to tents and sleeping bags, every product in the collection is designed to perform at the highest level, so you can focus on enjoying your outdoor adventures.


First Ascent Featured Products

The Guide Pro Pant Collection

These versatile pants are designed for hiking, climbing, and other outdoor activities. Made from a durable stretch fabric, they offer excellent mobility and comfort, while the water-resistant finish helps keep you dry in wet conditions. Multiple pockets provide ample storage space for essentials, making these pants an ideal choice for any adventure.

The High Route Grid Collection

A performance range of fleeces designed for hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities. The High Route Grid fabric features a unique grid pattern that provides excellent warmth and breathability, while also reducing weight and bulk. This makes it an ideal choice for layering, and ensures that you stay comfortable and protected in any weather conditions.

The Microtherm Collection

The Microtherm collection is designed for outdoor enthusiasts who demand exceptional warmth and comfort from their gear. Including a variety of ultra-lightweight down jackets all made with premium down insulation that provides exceptional warmth without adding bulk or weight. The jackets in the Microtherm collection are also designed with a compressible design that makes them easy to pack and store when not in use, making them an ideal choice for travel or backpacking trips.