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The North Face Ventrix Hooded Insulated Jacket - Women's

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Ventrix Hooded Insulated Jacket

Between steep approaches to the climbing wall and fast-paced ascents up the skintrack, moving quickly in cold mountain weather requires an insulating layer that remains breathable when you're hear rate is up and insulates against the cold once you finally stop to catch your breath. The North Face's Ventrix Women's Hooded Insulated Jacket does both with its highly air-permeable material that rapidly allows body heat escape when you're scrambling up steep scree or powering through kick-turns and near-vertical bootpacks. Perforations in key ares, like the underarms and chest, add to the jacket's breathability, so you don't have to deal with constantly shedding and adding layers at the belay ledge or top of the skintrack.

  • Active insulation keeps you warm while climbing or ski touring
  • Ventrix synthetic fill is air-permeable to let heat escape
  • High denier fabric on arms withstands wear from rock and trees
  • Laser-cut perforations in key areas increase breathability
  • Bound cuffs and hood help trap body heat once you stop to rest
  • Slim fit layers well under a shell when the weather turns foul
  • Item #TNF03CH

Material
[face fabric] (body) 30D x 20D (92% nylon, 8% elastane), DWR treatment, (forearms) 50D x 40D (75% nylon, 15% polyester, 10% elastane ripstop), DWR treatment, [lining] 30D x 20D (92% nylon, 8% elastane)
Insulation
Ventrix (100% polyester)
Fit
slim
Length
hip
Center Back Length
28in
Hood
yes
Pockets
[external] 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
Venting
underarm
Claimed Weight
14.8oz
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain riding, backcountry riding, backcountry skiing, freeride/powder riding, freeride/powder skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Best Belay Jacket!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 5"
Weight
120 lbs

This jacket has a stretchy, breathable fabric with some synthetic insulation within the body and sleeves. It is loosely form fitting and true to its size. I wore it while belaying and it makes the perfect layer for colder climbs in the fall! If you’re looking for a more economic version of the Arcteryx Atom LT, you’ve found your jacket.

>Rating: 4

She was Stoked

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 5"
Weight
130 lbs

I gave this as a gift and have a little bit of feedback. My sister has been a cotton hoodie and jeans hiker her whole life. We recently met in CO to hike in the fall, so I had to bring her another option. At first, she thought this was a little tight, but she later claimed she actually loved the fit and that it stretched in all the right places. The zippers were solid, the insulation worked when needed, and it also didn't get too clammy. The jacket was also really light weight as well. It seems like it would be a perfect shoulder season jacket. The only complaint she had was about the pilling that took place on the outer fabric and sleeves.

I
>Rating: 5

Climb Time

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I can already tell that this is going to be the perfect jacket for the outdoor climbing season. It has the perfect combo of warmth and breathability. My favorite feature of this jacket are the sleeves, I like to have the option to roll my sleeves up without feeling restricted, and the soft stretchy fabric really allows for that. There's also long patches of ripstop material down the forearms, so I don't have to worry about rubbing up against the rock too much. The jacket allows for so much mobility all around. Another nice feature is the low profile hood - it fits nicely under my helmet on those extra windy days.

>Rating: 5

Best jacket!

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

Love everything about this jacket!!

>Rating: 4

Ended Up a Keeper

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
110 lbs

After initially trying the jacket on, I was unsure if I would keep it. I'm usually an XS in almost everything, but I ordered up after reading reviews. The fit was far wider than I expected and the sleeves were too long. Went to a store in my area and tried on the XS and it was way too tight. I was prepared to send it back, printed a label and everything, but the weather went from -50 to 45 in a matter of days and I was in need of one extra layer. I tossed it on over a fleece and under my parka when it was super cold, then wore it alone over a sweatshirt when it warmed up. Despite the fit being funky, it is perfect for what I bought it for - running around in the wind, rain, mid-range temps, or as an extra layer in the extreme cold. Plus it's super comfortable, lightweight and way warmer than expected. I got the Transantarctic blue, color is lovely, but the trim/lining/zippers are Navy blue, not black as it seems in the pictures.

>Rating: 5

Warm and snug

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 1"
Weight
120 lbs

I was comparing the nanoair, the atom, and this coat. Super happy with my choice! This jacket is light and warm and the same time. It has a great slim fit. I’ve worn it under a rain shell and on its own. I think this is my new go to jacket. I initially bought it specifically for cold weather hiking, but I find I’m grabbing it more frequently than my down coats for day to day wear. Note on sizing: I usually have to buy a size up in north face compared to other makers. Reliably, the small fits perfect here, when I would typically wear an xs in Patagonia.

Hi Jessica! Would you mind reporting your chest, waist, hip size. Sorry to be weird- but I'm your height, close to your weight and trying to decide between XS and S! Thank you!

>Rating: 5

LOVE

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 6"
Weight
135 lbs

This is the warmest insulating layer I've tried so far that is breathable enough to ski tour in. I'm usually prone to overheating when I tour, but I've found it really hard to find a synthetic insulator that I can wear on the uphill for really cold days without sweating in it (and then having it freeze...bad combo). THIS IS IT! It's thick, durable, comfortable, and flattering enough to wear as an everyday piece when you're not out doing high output activities. This is my new go-to for chilly mornings on the skin track :)

>Rating: 5

Nice Jacket

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

I was looking at the Patagonia Air-nano for quite some time until I came across this jacket. It is truly light, yet warm. So far, I have tested it out in 34-degree weather and it held up nicely. My favorite thing about it is how flexible it is. For reference, I am 5'6 130lb, 34B and typically wear an xs/s. The small fit just right - an xs would have probably been too tight. Would recommend!

I
>Rating: 5

Stylish, warm and light!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 7"
Weight
120 lbs

This jacket looks super cool and keeps you warm. For reference I am 120 lbs. and 5'7 and I got the eggplant in a XS. The S would have fit but I wanted it to be a little more snug. (I don't really care for layering) Great purchase.. totally recommend!

>Rating: 5

My Favorite Puffy

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

The North Face's Ventrix is one of 2017's best gear released. Most puffy jackets have 60 grams of insulation, but the Ventrix is stuffed with 80 grams of Heatseeker synthetic insulation. It has both warmth and weight comparable to your favorite down sweater. Not only does it keep you warm, but it has micro-vents in the back and under the arms, plus has additional durability on the front of your arms. It regulates temperature really well and I used it all fall spring and winter. I got both the hooded and non-hooded version. The hooded version is warmer, but the non-hooded is also great to have. I used it as both a stand-alone jacket down to the low 30's and as a mid-layer underneath my ski shell on really cold days in the 20's or below. I love and highly recommend this jacket!

>Rating: 5

Loved it so much bought it for the GF

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Height
5` 10"
Weight
165 lbs

I use this jacket for all climbing and backcountry skiing needs, the girlfriend started borrowing it too much so I bought her her own!

>Rating: 5

Great jacket

This is such a great jacket. It is warm when needed, and ventilated when needed as well. I would wear this jacket all day everyday if I could!

>Rating: 5

Insulated but breathable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
125 lbs

I bought this jacket for my wife before we went to the PNW. She loved it. It provided enough insulation to keep her warm but breathed enough so she didn't overheat. It also did a good job of keeping her dry in light rain and from the spray from the ocean while we were walking the beach.

>Rating: 5

Great for Iceland's diverse weather

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

This jacket was perfect for March hiking in Iceland, keeping me a perfect temperature regardless of the weather. I'm 5'8" and a size 8/10, and I got a large so I could layer. It's slightly fitted, but that approach worked. During hiking, we encountered temperatures ranging from the low teens to mid-40s, along with high winds (50 mph plus) and rain, yet I was always comfortable and dry. This lightweight jacket packs a big punch.

>Rating: 4

Great Layer OR Stand Alone

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

The North Face Ventrix Hooded Jacket is one of my new favorite jackets. Its the perfect layer for Skiing, hiking, and casual everyday wear. Its super easy to layer over but when its not too cool its the perfect stand alone piece. Its breathable warm and Oh so soft to the touch. It does have a slim fit, but fits true to size just keep in mind bulky underlayers are tough. The perfect mid-layer for winter and shoulder seasons.

>Rating: 4

Is this real life?

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

I purchased this for my wife and this is what she had to say: Move over, Atom LT and Nano-Air... TNF is coming atcha with some breathable insulation fuego. Historically, I haven't been a huge fan of The North Face cuts/designs, but the slim cut, sleeve-length, and smooth, minimalist construction of the Ventrix have absolutely won me over. The jacket doesn't feel quite as silky as the Atom LT or as marshmallow-y as the Nano-Air, but so far, I'd say it simultaneously breathes AND insulates better when you start working up a sweat in addition to repelling water more steadfastly. The hood is fantastic––not comically oversized, but generous enough for a hat or low-profile climbing helmet. It's quite low-bulk and packable, but perhaps a touch loftier than the Atom. I'm 5'9" and 140lbs, and size M was just the right size for my long torso and gangly arms.

>Rating: 4

For me this fit great

Colder in Utah we need this, its warm and great for any use!

>Rating: 5

Sweat. Smile. Repeat.

Height
5` 4"
Weight
128 lbs

What makes this jacket my favorite for runs along the Oregon Coast? The perforated venting system. At a recent collaboration with The North Face, I had the opportunity to test this jacket out on a trail run along the Northern California Coast. With temperatures dipping into the low 50's, the jacket's venting system pulled the sweat away from my body and released it to the surface level-keeping me cool. After the run, that same venting system, closed the vents trapping the warm air inside- keeping me warm. It's like this jacket reads minds. It knows when to open the windows, or crank up the heat. The post-run chills I've grown accustomed to never showed up. For my next active outdoor pursuits, I'm taking this jacket. Plus, the fabric feels like snuggling up inside your favorite sleeping bag.

what size did you get?