Adam B. wrote a review of The North Face Venture Jacket - Men's on February 10, 2009
I've only had this jacket for a couple of months, so my review is rather limited. With that being said, I would like to echo several of the positive reviews given here. I bought this to serve as a packable option for hiking in Hawaii (home), and for wherever else it rains and I'm outside. The first time I went hiking with it in my backpack, I got caught in a 30-minute downpour, and it kept the water out completely. My pack got soaked and the front of my legs got wet, but my core was rain-free. It does breathe reasonably well. It was about 80-81Â° when I was using it, and I never felt "hot", but my arms did get a little clammy. On the other hand I've worn it to work as a windbreaker and it really doesn't insulate very well, as it shouldn't. It should really excel in more temperate climates. The jacket is lightweight, fits well on my 6'1"-185 lb frame (size large), and the construction seems solid. Bottom line, take our advise and get this jacket! You won't be disappointed unless you deserve it for some reason.