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Women's Ascendor Light Short


Our Women’s Ascendor Light Short is built for a mixed outdoor life of summer climbing and strenuous multi-pitch ascents.

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As part of our Ascent range, it is built from advanced two-layer 133gsm Matrix, the lightest of our technical double-weave stretch fabrics. With soft, lofted fibres against the skin and a smooth, tightly woven outer, it enables you to shift moisture fast when pushing hard on hot summer rock. The diamond gusset makes great use of the fabric’s natural stretch for natural movement on the rockface, plus the toughness of the woven outer fabric is enhanced with twin-needle top stitching and a reinforced hem for durability.

With a streamlined cut, a trio of zipped pockets, a flat part-elasticated waistband and a weight of just 209g, the Women’s Ascendor Light Short is your fast track to a cooler, cleaner climb.

Matrix™ Fabric

Matrix™ is a family of fabrics developed by Rab. Designed for durability and comfort, they offer wind resistance, weather protection and breathability. Perfect for all weather conditions and are fast drying.



Light Ultralight


Low Stretch High Stretch


Breathable Highly Breathable


Durable Highly Durable

These ratings compare our products to each other. All our products, at any rating, are of the highest quality.



Key Specs

  • Weight:209g / 7.3oz
  • Weight:209g/7.4oz
  • Product Code:QFU-75


  • YKK Zip Fly
  • Double snap waist closure
  • Part elasticated waist with flat wicking elastic next to skin
  • 2 YKK zipped mesh lined hand pockets
  • 1 YKK zipped thigh pocket
  • Diamond gusset at crotch
  • Twin needle top stitching on critical seams
  • Main - Double weave stretch/ 95% polyamide 5% elastane/ Matrix/ 133 gsm
  • Inside leg Short: 9" / 23cms
  • Inside leg Regular: 11" / 28cms


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If you are unhappy with your purchase, please return it to us within 28 days of receipt. The item(s) must be in resalable condition with tags attached. We are currently unable to exchange items and will refund products returned to us under the policy above.

Please note, we are not able to accept returns for underwear unless the product is faulty or damaged. We advise that you use a recorded courier service to return your item(s) as we cannot be responsible for items lost in the post.

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