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Description

Shelter from the storm.

The North Face Men's Venture Jacket uses recycled nylon ripstop instead of conventional petroleum-based materials, earning it an Editors' Choice Green Award from Backpacker Magazine. Waterproof and breathable, the jacket's HyVent (2.5-layer) membrane blocks outside moisture while allowing built-up perspiration to evaporate.

A fully adjustable hood closes tightly to combat fierce winds and driving rain. The brushed chin guard lining gives a soft and scratch-free feel when the jacket is fully zipped. For convenient storage, this jacket easily folds into its hand pocket for portability when hiking, climbing, and backpacking.

  • Waterproof, breathable HyVent (2.5-layer) membrane
  • Recycled nylon ripstop (40D) shell
  • Fully adjustable hood
  • Hem cinch-cord
  • Brushed chin guard lining
  • Stowable in hand pocket
  • Underarm vents

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5 5

Great rain jacket and wind shell

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 171 lbs
    Size Purchased: Large

I ordered this to use when running in rain and for a hiking shell. I was concerned about weight, breathability and the stiffness of the fabric i.e. no plastic-like feel. I find this jacket does well in all categories. It repels rain well, the fabric breaths fine and is aided by the zip vents
and is reasonably pliable for a rain shell. I particularly like the interior lining as it is very soft and feels good when against the skin.
My only suggestion; I wish the hood would fold into the collar and store when not in use. Still, not a big problem and it rates 5 stars.
Per other comments, the jury is still out of the durability of the fabric.
I will update after more use.

1 5

Works ok but not very durable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

It is waterproof and works fine for moderate to heavy rain, even on a bycicle or eventual motorcycle ride under the rain, but the HyVent membrane started to change color and peel after a couple of years of moderate use. Surprisingly, the rest of the jacket does not show much wear in the cuffs, hem or seams. For reference, I alternated between two Venture (red and blue) jackets and one Marmot Precip. Both Ventures had the same problem and the Marmot shows very little wear. The Venture still works ok but it looks bad and the rain eventually gets in where the membrane is gone. I was expecting a very long life for a jacket from TNF.

Works ok but not very durable
Responded on

I had the exact same problem with mine. I just purchases a new raincoat....but got a Marmont Spectra this time. I am hoping it stands up better as I am pretty disappointed in the durability of the North Face.

5 5

Great wet weather jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 230 lbs
    Size Purchased: XL

I've only had my venture for about a month now, but have had ample opportunity to test it out. I work outdoors and this past month has been about half rain. The jacket is relaxed enough to layer under for the cooler morning temps, while the pit zips offer venting for warmer afternoon hours. The Venture offers a ton of adjustability at the waist, wrists, and around the face/head allowing the jacket to meet your needs no matter the temp or amount of rain. I recommend the jacket for anyone looking for excellent rain gear and especially if you can get it on sale.

5 5

This is the one

  • Gender: Male
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 4"
    Weight: 150 lbs
    Size Purchased: X-Large

This is a great deal on a great jacket. I will continue to purchase..... P.s. they go quick.

5 5

Awesome wet weather wear

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

thin and light, good for storms in the rain forest. A little humid inside but acceptable! Would recommend it to others!

1 5

paper thin

The coat was very thin and poor quality. It was very similar to a rain poncho at Walmart. The item was returned.

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uh...no. It is in no way similar to a "rain poncho" from walmart. This jacket IS thin and light, it's supposed to be. It's also ripstop fabric, and completely waterproof and breathable, unlike a "rain poncho" which is made of pvc or vinyl. It is EXCELLENT quality. What makes you think it's poor quality?? TNF also has a lifetime warranty on it's products (life of the product).

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Has been through the ringer with me, and still good, not anything like a walmart poncho.......

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The people have spoken.

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The people have spoken.

5 5

Most Versatile Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This is the best rain jacket the North Face has made in years. In the fall I am able to put a thin fleece underneath it to keep me warm and the fit is still perfect. The jacket cuts the wind very well, but when temperatures rise the under arm vents work great for regulating heat. In terms of water resistance it works great for even the heaviest of conditions and there are two hood adjustments which work well for keeping water out (the wrist straps work much better than bungee wrists too) This jacket is definitely waterproof and drys within a half hour after a downpour.

Also this does work fairly well in the snow. My friend and i went powder skiing on a warmer day on campus and i was able to keep all the snow out which was great. However once colder conditions come along (anything under 15 degrees, at which point you would hopefully wear a winter shell) the zippers do start to freeze because they are smaller.

5 5

Great Versatile Rain Shell

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Spent quite a while trying to decide on a rain shell and I'm happy with this North Face Venture. It does everything it should. Repels water excellently, rolls up nice and snug, light weight, and manages heat great. I am 5'10 170 lbs and the medium is roomy enough to go over thicker flannels or fleece, but snug enough so your not dragging a bunch of excess fabric around.
Also, it works great for when its dropping real wet, windy snow but not cold enough to put on a bigger jacket while walking to class, etc. Just put a thicker under layer or two and your good to go.
Again, I love how it manages heat.

5 5

Size

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

I'm 1,70 cm and 71 Kilos, FIT. My Chest is 108cm and the SMALL is just perfect. I can use it alone or with 2 layers under it. A R@ Patagonia Fleece and a base layer. Perfect.

5 5

protected & lookin' good

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Venture jacket is just what an outerwear professional would wear himself. Can't find outerwear of this quality at any price w/lifetime warranty. Not only is the fit perfect, so is the fit of the hood, all zippers high quality YKK), deep inside pockets, zippered diagonal outside deep pockets, zippered armpit vents & drawcords on hood, waistband, velcro cuff straps to keep the elements completely out. If one can only have one outerwear pick this one. If need to put heavy garment under jacket order next size up. Well worth every dollar spent on this product. only suggestion, when washing garment (that is waterproof, as this is)-use only mild powdered laundry detergent; liquid detergents tend to destroy waterproofing.

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just keep in mind that waterproofing degrades over time no matter what, and one must use a treatment such as Nik Wax or Grangers waterproofer spray occasionally. Also best to wash it in something made for technical outerwear such as by Nik Wax or Grangers!

5 5

Waterproof-Snowproof-Windproof!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This jacket was a great investment. I bought the green jacket because it was 50% off and I love the color! I get all kinds of compliments. I've used this while skiing with a lightweight fleece on under and a good base layer and I was so warm I had to open up the vents under the pits to cool off. I've also used it in torrential rain storms and came out dry as a bone. In West-Texas we have some really high winds upwards of 70-75 mph at times and this little jacket keeps it all out! I love the design of the hood it fits perfectly even with a beanie on. The jacket will roll up into the pocket storage and makes it great for keeping in a backpack for those unexpected down pours. Great Job TNF!

I want to send this jacket back to get a bigger size. How do i do that?

Responded on

Give us a call or use our live chat function if you'd like us to set that up for you! You'll see both options at the top of this page.
1-800-409-4502

4 5

Great fall-winter-spring Shell

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Got both the Venture and Resolve jackets and decided to keep the Venture, mainly because of its softer feel to it than the resolve which had a more plasticy feel. I have been wearing this in the canadian winter with just a mid layer. It sheds snow/water and seems to breath well also. I use my event shells for stenuous hiking/backpacking activities. Venture is great for all other light outdoor activity as a shell.

I purchased this jacket in December 2012 and it has kept me dry for most of the two years. However, I wore it for hours in a heavy rain and my clothing underneath was very wet. Does waterproof mean it should be waterproof even under the conditions I described?

Best Answer Responded on

Unless you were totally soaked, it may have been condensation from your body heat and if it was humid. This happened to me on a big hiking trip and i freaked out because it was supposed to rain a lot. Wearing a long sleeve shirt or a light soft shell will normally produce less condensation.. Hope this helps!!!( I am a Boy Scout who has a lot of experience with this stuff :) )

Unless you were totally soaked, it may have been condensation from your body heat and if it was humid. This happened to me on a big hiking trip and i freaked out because it was supposed to rain a lot. Wearing a long sleeve shirt or a light soft shell will normally produce less condensation.. Hope this helps!!!( I am a Boy Scout who has a lot of experience with this stuff :)  )
4 5

Great Fit

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Great fit , super light weight. Packs well and a nice wind breaker.

5 5

Great performance in the Amazon jungle

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Use it when it rains here in south america and keeps me dry from this huge raindrops.

4 5

Nice rainwear jacket for everyday use

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Waterproof, light, packable. Not a high-end product but a good one for everyday use.

Nice rainwear jacket for everyday use
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Thanks for posting the picture. I have had the jacket for a year and did not figure out how to pack my jacket into the pocket. The little "stow" tab in the picture helped me finally figure it out!

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it IS a high end product, just not the high end that costs upwards of $200. It is better than some of the "higher end" shells, as well!

4 5

Great Fall-Winter Rain Jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

If you are looking for a nice fall/winter rain jacket this would be a great starting point. I bought this jacket because I was hiking Mt. Washington along the presidential range in NH, and I knew that weather was going to be erratic (It ended up being beautiful). But I did use this jacket in the early morning hours capturing the sunrise with my SLR. Great wind resistance, and the hood has a great design that wouldn't fly off when a big gust of wind rolls by, it is very sturdy when using the hood. On this particular jacket, the sleeves run long on my arms, I really dont mind when it comes to that because I would rather have extra length and added protection then having short sleeve length and water getting in.

I bought the Heather gray because I liked the style for city-use (it looks stylish) as well as my go to hiking rain jacket.

wearing my husbands TNF Venture Jacket!

wearing my husbands TNF Venture Jacket!

We both love this jacket. I am constantly using it on rainy walks to and from my studio and during the spring my husband fishes, bikes and runs in it. Love it!

5 5

Awesome Rain Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Waterproofing on this jacket is very durable and really breathable - it performs like a more expensive jacket and has kept me dry in heavy rain without any issues. Stow pocket is great for travel/backpacking and the fabric is light but durable enough to take some abuse. Love it.