Our Top 10 Reviewed Products of 2020

Our Top 10 Reviewed Products of 2020

  • 09 November 2020
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Opinions about 2020 will probably forever remain divided. What we do know, is that in spite of all the lows this year has brought, we still have some things we’d like to celebrate, such as our Top 10 reviewed products of 2020. To make it onto this year’s coveted list, these products not only wowed us (and you, our loyal customers), but challenged us in terms of design, craftmanship and quality. Whether it was to improve the fit or function, or add technical features to increase the durability or longevity of the product, we’ve come full circle. Below our Top 10 products of 2020! Hurrah!


1) Aeroloft Insulated Jackets

First Ascent - Men's Aeroloft Jacket First Ascent - Ladies Aeroloft Jacket
Men's Aeroloft Jacket Ladies Aeroloft Jacket
Weighs only 0.32kg Weighs only 0.29kg
Ideal for:
Camping, Commuting, Day Hikes, Everyday, Hiking, Multi-Day Hiking, Travelling, Safari
Ideal for: 
Camping, Commuting, Day Hikes, Everyday, Hiking, Multi-Day Hiking, Safari, Travelling


When small, silky, water resistant plumes of synthetic Primaloft fiber work in symphony to provide light warmth, softness and compressibility - you get a jacket that enables unlimited adventure, on the mountains or in the city. Its packability is another bonus, tucking into its own stuff bag. Other features include two invisible-zipped hand pockets - big enough to store a map - and a raglan sleeve for enhanced mobility. All that combined with a fit that hugs the body warmly and slips under a waterproof jacket if needed, the Aeroloft will soon become indispensable as you explore the outdoors in cold and wet weather, all year round.


2) Nueva/Luxor Outdoor Shirt

First Ascent - Men's Nueva Long Sleeve Shirt First Ascent - Ladies Luxor Long Sleeve Shirt
Men's Nueva Long Sleeve Shirt Ladies Luxor Long Sleeve Shirt
UPF+30 for superior protection from the sun's harsh rays Roll-up sleeve tabs for ease of adjustability on hotter/cooler hikes
Fold-out collar for additional sun protection on your neck Contains nifty built-in sunglass wipe


This versatile shirt is made from the perfect breathable stretch fabric named Cooldry to keep you cool and dry while trekking on the hottest day. The moisture transferring technology disperses moisture way from the body for quick evaporation, keeping you comfortable during your adventure. The ideal shirt to use on your next camping getaway, multi-day hike or weekend roadtrip


3) Submerge Rain Jacket 

First Ascent - Men's Submerge Waterproof Jacket First Ascent - Submerge Waterproof Jacket
Men's Submerge Rain Jacket Ladies Submerge Rain Jacket
8000 mm Water Column & 8000 g/m2/24 h Breathability with seam-seals Articulated elbows for improved freedom of movement
Easily packable into its own inner mesh-covered chest zip pocket Semi-elasticated cuffs with adjustable Velcro tabs to seal out rain


Don't get caught in the rain without the perfect lightweight Submerge Rain Jacket. Sporting reinforced hook-and-loop cuff tabs that are fully adjustable to expertly keep cold wind and rain at bay. This packable rain jacket is the perfect trekking outer shell for light rain conditions on your next outdoor adventure or camping expedition.


4) Pro Elite MTB Shoe 

First Ascent - Pro Elite MTB Shoe
Pro Elite MTB Shoe
TPU toe pad cover for improved safety on mountain rides
Ideal for: Cycling, Mountain Biking


Take on the single track with complete confidence in the Pro Elite MTB shoe. Compatible with SPD cleats, these shoes are durable, lightweight and breathable. Keep your feet protected and cool on longer rides while ensuring a comfortable fit with the Atop locking mechanism. The best choice for your next mountain ride.


5) Corefit Short Tights

First Ascent - Ladies Corefit Short Tights
Ladies Corefit Short Tights
8" inseam length to combat unnecessary chafe for maximum comfort
Ideal for: Running, Road Running, Trail Running, Training


Whether you're hitting the trail or the gym, the Ladies Corefit short tights will give you the freedom of movement you need while you keeping you optimally supported, no matter the adventure at hand.


6) Helio 2 Person 4 Season Hiking Tent 

First Ascent - Helio Tent
Helio Tent
Weighs only 2.45kg
2 Person, all season tent


The Helio two person, 4 season tent is ultralight and built-to-last through virtually any conditions. Specially designed to fit in the lower compartment of a hiking pack or in a top case of an overland motorbike. Weighing only 2.45 kg, this tent is highly packable and easily transportable for couples in search of adventure. The single pole construction allows for a hassle-free, quick setup, while offering sturdy protection from extreme weather conditions. Reflective guy ropes for added visibility at night, with an enlarged awning for when the weather does not allow for cooking outside. Enjoy a dry, protected and restful night's sleep in this all season hiking tent.


7) Men's Pro Elite Cycling Bib 

First Ascent - Men's Pro Elite Bib
Men's Pro Elite Bib
Weighs only 0.206kg
100kg/m³ density GTR-GEL Chamois with gel inset for superior comfort in the saddle


The Men's Pro Elite Cycling Bib Short has been designed to provide exceptional comfort for those long hours in the saddle. Italian tech power fabric used in the side panels provides compression and comfort features which are ideal to improve your performance. These bibs have great muscle support and wicks moisture, while ensuring a perfect racing-position fit. Ideal for mid- to longer length rides where comfort and performance compression are key.


8) Pulse Running Tee's 

First Ascent - Men's Pulse Tee First Ascent - Ladies Pulse Tee
Men's Pulse Tee Ladies Pulse Tee
Ultra-lightweight at only 0.94kg Ultra-lightweight at only 0.83kg
Highly stretchable, quick-drying Polyester Shaped hem for a more flattering feminine fit and additional coverage


The Pulse tee is super-lightweight with a grid pattern that enhances ventilation, while the breathable, sweat-wicking fabric helps you stay dry and cool. Enter into a limitless groove on your next mountain or road run with this must-have activewear essential.


9) Ice Breaker Down Sleeping Bag 

First Ascent - Ice Breaker Down Sleeping Bag
Ice Breaker Down Sleeping Bag
Weighs 1.62kg
Microtex 5000 lining with an extreme temperature rating of -18°C


The perfect all-round sleeping bag suited for cold conditions, this popular bag won't let you down. With a comfort rating of -3°C, the Ice Breaker Down sleeping bag ensures warmth on a variety of adventures, from backpacking around Europe to local trips in the Drakensberg.


10) Flint 25L Hiking Backpack 

First Ascent - Flint 25L Backpack
Flint 25L Backpack
Weighs only 0.815kg
Stretch mesh side pockets capable of housing large water bottles to ensure you do not dehydrate


The Flint 25L backpack is designed for both long and shorter technical day hikes. The Direct Air Flow System will keep your back ventilated, increasing your performance and overall level of comfort while on the go. The reinforced sternum strap and hip belt keeps pack secure when necessary, for a more snug fit that is less prone to cause chafing.

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