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The North Face Ventrix Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's

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    Ventrix Hooded Insulated Jacket

    When you're going to the top of a mountain and then back down again in an unreasonably short period of time, bring along The North Face Men's Ventrix Hooded Insulated Jacket to handle the rapid change in weather you're sure to experience. Crafted form an ultra durable, stretchy nylon fabric, this tech hoodie resists rough rock surfaces and snagging branches, while its DWR-coating helps shed moisture if you get caught in an unexpected, passing rain storm. Lightweight, yet toasty Ventrix insulation throughout keeps your body warm in dropping temps, while the key perforations and underarm venting allows excess heat to escape in a pinch. An adjustable hem helps customize your protection against the elements, and the pre-tensioned hood binding and elastic cuffs cinch snugly to add comfort on blustery days.

    • Lightweight, warm, and athletic-geared jacket for the mountains
    • Durable, stretchy nylon construction resists abrasions
    • DWR-finish helps deflect moisture in passing showers
    • Slim fit keeps the warmth close to your core
    • Synthetic insulation throughout traps precious body heat
    • Underarm venting and perforations allow excess heat to escape
    • Multiple pockets throughout stash all of your alpine necessities
    • Item #TNF03J6

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body] 30Dx20D 92% nylon, 8% elastane, DWR [forearms] 50x40D 75% nylon, 15% polyester, 10% elastane, DWR, [lining] 30Dx20D 92% nylon, 8% elastane
    Insulation
    80g Ventrix (polyester)
    Fit
    slim
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    29in
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    1 chest, 2 hand
    Venting
    laser-perforated underarm
    Claimed Weight
    15.5oz
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backpacking, casual, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Warm, Breathable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    I bought this jacket to fill a "breathable warmth" niche in my adventure wardrobe. I had a pat-y nano-puff, but those things breathe like hefty bags, and were pretty much only good as a wind-warmth layer. I also have a pat-y nano-air-light-hybrid, which is awesome and super comfy, but about as warm as an extra long-sleeve shirt. It's almost just a second baselayer and doesn't provide much warmth.

    Enter the Ventrix, with 60g insulation.
    WWAAAYYY more breathable than a nano-puff, and warmer.
    Way warmer than the nano-air-light-hybrid, but not quite as breathable.
    Probably on par with the regular nano air, but a fraction of the cost, and some people have noted that it seems a lot more durable.

    Some companies are try to turn their insulating layers into shells with wind-proof, water-resistant outer layers. This drives me nuts because it goes against layering best practices. You want your shell on the outside to stop weather. Your inner layers should be modular so that you can mix and match to meet the demands of the environments. When your insulating layer IS your shell, you can't remove insulation when you're warm without losing your shell, and can't get rid of your wind-layer but keep the insulation if you start to sweat and get stuffy.

    This jacket is awesome, and it's what an insulating layer SHOULD be.

    The only downside I could note would be that it's not QUITE as breathable as I wanted it to be. I think the DWR coating impedes the breathability a pinch. It's still more breathable than almost all competition, but not quite perfect.

    I noted that this runs small, but only just barely. I'm 5'8", 170(ish), have a 40-42" chest, and typically wear a Medium snugly or a Large that's baggy. The large on this is gently snug without being tight, but also not having much room underneath at all. It fits perfectly.

    As comfortable a jacket can get

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: LARGE
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 225lbs

    I have been using this jacket for about 2 years now and it is my absolute go-to jacket for daily use. I think the prime reason is this is the most comfortable lightweight jacket I have ever owned.

    Cycled to work wearing this last year in winter, I must say not much wind resistant but it can be excellent under layer.

    Awesome as expected

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 207lbs

    While i bought this in off season due to the great price, the fit is great and feels warm and comfortable!
    Looking forward to using it this winter.

    Slim Fit Feeling as Expected

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I wanted to use this jacket for my mid layer and I think it will work just fine. I really like that the hood is not super big, that was a big selling point for me. I haven't tested it out in the elements yet, but first impressions are good. As described, it seems to provide a good amount of warmth, without feeling too bulky.

    Warn and breathable

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 154lbs

    It’s my go-to jacket during the rainy season. It is warm but is very breathable. When I’m going to be outside working or for activities.

    Lives up to the hype

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    Yeah, get it! Especially since its 50% off. Really good fit. A lot of the reviews say go a size larger than normal and its because it is a slim fit. I usually wear medium, got a large, and I am glad I did that. Super comfy. Good hoodie too, nice and snug. I always hate when the hood is too big on jackets.

    Everyone wants one

      I love this jacket. It’s my go to jacket during cold winter days when I’m going to be outside working or for activities. It keeps me warm but is very breathable. I even lent it to my buddy at work and at the end of they day he wanted to buy his own.

      The jacket needed to a Colorado trip

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 6'
      • Weight: 176lbs

      I traveled to Colorado from Costa Rica on january. I was a little skeptic that it would be enough. I have to say that most of the time I only needed a sport base layer shirt and this jacket. It worked perfect. I only had to use fleece underneath this jacket once in Breckenridge. Perfect to keep me warm and very very comfortable.

      Go-To Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 135lbs

      I really enjoy this jacket. It is well insulated and keeps me warm on chilly days. I like to use it for hiking and going around town. It fits well (though I wish the torso was just a tad longer). It moves well if you start jogging, and it breathes very well when your core heats up. If the temperature drops the hood really seals in your heat and keeps you warm. The zippers on the pockets are a little tight and require two hands to open and close, but they are quality, durable zippers.
      If you want a quality jacket that can go up mountains and downtown, this is for you!

      Great Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: XX:
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 210lbs

      This jacket is a great base layer jacket that is comfortable and functional . I had the jacket in an XXL in Red which was attractive and stylish. Had to go XXL when normal sizing in other jackets are XL. So it does run small but that wasn't too much of an issue when I got the size up. Comfortable fabric on the inside and the outer fabric kept the wind out and held up to some light snow. Worn in outside temperatures around 20 degrees and stayed fairly warm when doing physical activity (shoveling and sledding.) Highly recommend for anyone looking for a quality jacket.

      Great Midweight Jacket Option!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XXL
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 230lbs

      I tried out this jacket because I am a huge fan of my Arcteryx Atom LT, as most people are, and I wanted to see how this compared. This is really more comparable to the Atom AR but I don't own that. The Ventrix is warmer and not as breathable than the Atom LT which is to be expected but for the price it is a really solid option if you are looking to save a few bucks compared to the Arcteryx options. Also wanted to note that the fit is surprisingly slimmer than the Arcteryx Atom which I was not expecting. Still went with the same size but it is just a little slimmer. I wore this out to a soccer game for the main test in light rain and wind and it held up like a champ! The DWR was nice and not a drop seeped through and felt no draft from the wind! If you are looking for a layering piece I say go with the Atom LT but if you want just want to switch it up from everyone else its a great option!

      TNF Ventrix Hood Insulated Jacket

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

      Jacket provides a tapered athletic fit that is true to size. Great for temps 20-40 degrees. Lightweight layer that I used as an everyday coat for going to work, walking the dog, and the occasional hike. Ventrix shell has a unique matte color with small 2-tone breathable holes under the arm side panels. Only wish that this jacket had extra pockets on the inside. The Ventrix has an outside chest pocket and 2 lower hand pockets.

      Love it so far

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'6"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      Just made this purchase, but so far so good. I could immediately feel the warmth when I first put it on, and it's not like other jackets that seem to get too warm even without activity. The jacket is light and comfortable, and good looking. Seems to be my new go to jacket.

      Great layer

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: small
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 140lbs

      This jacket is a sharp looking piece. Its got more durable fabric on areas prone to wear and it's just a great warm piece.

      Not Just For The Guys

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 105lbs

      I choose the men's because I love this color of red! Also something I liked about the men's style is that it is all around a bit longer and doesn't singe at the waist. I have a very long torso and like to cover my bum. I often buy men's jackets, long sleeves, and t shirts due to the length and the boxy fit.



      This jacket fit me really well in a Small. I am a women's Small or XS. I was pleasantly supersized how warm and yet lightweight this jacket is! 10/10

      Not Just For The Guys

      Shed the Heat

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      The perforations in the insulation really help keep you from over heating when you're out getting after it. I like trail running in it because I don't have to take it on and off all the time, as I do with other jackets. I also am not worried about it snagging or ripping when I get down in the dirt or brush up against trees.

      Light and comfy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 192lbs

      Very nice jacket with a soft face fabric but yet warm. Going with other reviews I did go with a large when I normally use a medium in North Face coats. Hood is sized perfectly to wear with a hat- not too sloppy. Have only used it for walking around town with the dog. Love it so far!

      Cool Insulated

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 190lbs

      A solid new option for a mid-weight insulation piece, and a great price point. The jacket breathes well, is soft and comfortable and very lightweight. I typically bounce between a medium and large, and went with a large in this. It feels a little bit oversized for me in the arm length, but is comfortable and I plan to keep it. I'm 5'9" and 190bls.

      Thanks for the review, Chris! I have been eyeing this jacket and think it would be ideal for some early morning spring trail running. I am also running Leadville this year and may come in handy. I have been looking at the medium so we will see!

      Great jacket

      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 165lbs

      TNF got it right with this one. I typically have not been a fan of TNF performance jackets, but I love this one. I purchased this jacket for early morning runs, but it is so comfortable that it has become my go to jacket for everything. The athletic fit is true to size and eliminates any bulk one would expect from a jacket this warm. The venting works well when worn with a thin base layer and the oversized front zip pocket allows space for your phone. The stretch hoody Is designed well and is easily pulled on/off without unzipping. Highly recommended