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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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Venture jackets in the narrows

Venture jackets in the narrows

We both love our venture jackets. Totally waterproof, comfortable and lightweight.

I'm 6'0'' and 157 lbs. Which size would fit me more better, small or medium?

Best Answer Responded on

Wayne, I would go off your chest measurements, that is the best indicator for jackets. The medium will most likely fit best, as the small will be too short for you at 6'.

Feel free to hit me up at bporreca@backcountry.com or 801-736-6398.

I'm 5'7" and 215. Size for me? Also, does this have any warming properties or is it just a shell?

Responded on

Purely a shell, no warming properties besides blocking wind and being another layer holding in heat from your body.

Feel free to hit me up at bporreca@backcountry.com or 801-736-6398.

5 5

The Lexus of Rain Gear

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 6"
    Weight: 185 lbs
    Size Purchased: Large

Style - classic. Fit - true (and adjustable). Functionlity & ergonomics: perfect. I'm 6'6'', 185 and moderate build and this jacket fits perfectly, functions well in torrential rain, and it now lives in my day pack.

I am beyond picky about function / ergonomics, so the fact that this jacket is classic and doesn't pretend to re-invent raingear - except w/ lighter weight & better materials at an affordable price got my attention. I will probably buy another one now in case this one dies - and you should too.

5 5

Love it

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 5"
    Weight: 160 lbs
    Size Purchased: Small

Needed a rain coat, got an awesome rain coat.

5 5

Bone dry

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 170 lbs
    Size Purchased: medium regular

This jacket is not only comfortable it is up to the challenges of of whatever Mother Nature has to dish out. I wore this on the Blood Mountain portion of the Appalachian trail where the weather was Crazy. It survived 8 hours of a constant torrential downpour accompanied by sleet and high winds. Not a drop of water was able to penetrate the construction of this garment. Trust me, it is more than worth the money as you cannot put a price the misery of being wet.

Hi. I'm 5'8 and about 160lbs. What size do you reccomend I get? I will be teekking the hemis and will need the jacket to fit over my layers (baselayer, hooded fleece, ultralight down jacket). Thank you.

Responded on

Hi. I'm 5'7 and 170lbs and this jacket in a medium regular fits awesome. North Face has manufactured this item to a lose fit so it will accommodate the addition of extra layers while still maintaining a comfortable fit even without the layers. I hope this helps

5 5

Does what it says

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Size Purchased: medium

I was camping and caught in a torrential downpour. This jacket kept me 100% dry. I was shocked.

The fact that it packs into itself down to the size of a ziplock sandwich bag is pretty rad too.

I'm 5 8 and 185 lbs, I got myself the large one which seems to be a good fit for the chest and shoulders, however the sleeves are too long, why is that?

Responded on

Akram, comes down to the way the jacket fits. This particular piece caters to a boxier fit with average arm length. There are some other options that cater to shorter arms, Ill see if I can find a few and email them over.

Feel free to hit me up at bporreca@backcountry.com or 801-736-6398.

5 5

Great, simple jacket.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 210 lbs
    Size Purchased: Large

I was looking for a good rain jacket and this fit the bill! Not super technical, but it breaths ok and most of all it compresses nicely. For the price....it's pretty hard to beat.

I think it's "true to size" since it's not super technical, but it's more on the large size if anything.

I am 146 lbs and about 5 foot 8 inches. What size should i go with since when I measured my chest I was 31 inches?

Responded on

Their size chart recommends the XS for you. However, my measurements are barely smaller than yours, and I wear a men's small, in North Face. So, would suggest going with the small size.

If you have any more questions, you can reach me at:
ejenson@backcountry.com
801.746.7587

Emily Jenson
Expert Gearhead

5 5

Boyfriend's Birthday Gift

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 250 lbs
    Size Purchased: xl

Bought this as part of a birthday present for my boyfriend. HE. LOVES. IT! Its the perfect spring weather jacket! He always complained of other jackets feeling like a sauna, but this one is well ventilated and waterproof at the same time. Also looks super great too!

4 5

Great

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

What a great piece of equipment!!! I have used it in most conditions since I got a couple of week ago its is extremely light and stops even the heaviest rain! The only complain I have is the sleeves are a bit bigger than I thought. It is a very big issue for me that you can pack it in its own pocket! Awesome jacket!!!

3 5

Emphasis on the XTRA in XL.

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Size Purchased: XL

Had to get the XL bc of the chest/neck, but it looks/feels like I'm a kid wearing an adults jacket... and I am not a small guy. Everyone else seems to think it's true to size, so maybe NF just likes to overemphasizes the eXTRA in XL.

3 5

Nice rain jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 157 lbs
    Size Purchased: S

Lightweight and thin, good for light rain or wind breaker.

If you need something for heavy rain, like rainforest / Costa Rica's rain, this model isn't enough.

Add a layer underneath if you're in an area with high humidity.

Nice rain jacket
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.

Responded on

Been using it for one and a half year and still in good condition though :)

Responded on

Exact same thing happened to my jacket. Moderate use and now it is de-laminating everywhere between the hood and body.
Other than that issue I like the jacket but unfortunately I'm not comfortable taking this on vacations anymore in fear of the waterproofing not holding up. So I only use it around the city now.

Responded on

That problem occurs because of excessive soap in the wash. I have had two venture jackets, the 1st one looked like that after just one season. I followed the label's washing instructions on my 2nd venture; it's been through 2 rainy season, and the membrane has maintained solidarity. Just make sure you use very LITTLE SOAP, and RINSE the jacket VERY WELL.

all the best.

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.