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The North Face Venture 2 1/2-Zip Pant - Men's

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Venture 2 1/2-Zip Pant

You've been planning this backpacking trip for weeks, so instead of cancelling your plans when the forecast calls for rain, pack The North Face Men's Venture 2 Half Zip Pant and head out with confidence. Made with a fully taped HyVent shell, these pants keep you dry and comfortable when the predicted wind and rain begins. Knee-length side zips make it easy to get the pants on and off and provide ventilation when you're working hard. When the rain stops and the skies clear, stow the Venture 2 Pants in the hand pocket and toss it in your pack for easy transport.

  • Packable rain pants designed to withstand backcountry storms
  • Lightweight shell with fully taped seams is windproof and waterproof
  • Knee-length side zips provide ventilation and allow for easy entry
  • Hook-and-loop adjustable ankle tabs for a customized fit
  • Elastic waist with drawcord ensures a secure fit
  • Relaxed cut for easy layering
  • Item #TNF02ZZ

Material
[membrane/laminate] 2.5-layer DryVent, [face fabric] (solids) 40D nylon ripstop, (heathers) 70D 62% nylon, 38% polyester
Seams
fully taped
Fit
relaxed
Inseam
[short] 30in, [regular] 32in, [long] 34in
Pockets
2 zippered hand
Venting
knee-length side zips
Waist
elastic with drawcord
Side Zips
knee-length
Claimed Weight
8.1oz
Recommended Use
hiking & camping
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Given as Gift

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

We purchased these and gave them as a gift. We have a friend who is an avid football fan who mentioned he needed some rain gear for their tailgates. We bought these paints and the matching jacket and gave them to him as a gift. He loved them and is excited to use them next football season.

>Rating: 2

Zips to pockets leak, not waterproof

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 0"
Weight
180 lbs

These fit well but in decent wind and rain they're not going to keep you dry. The zips to the pockets aren't sealed and water leaks in pretty easily. There is a flap covering the zips but in any significant rain this doesn't work. I wore them once at the end of a hike in the Yorkshire Dales. Rained heavily for the last hour. I could feel rain leaking in almost straight away. Will hopefully be able to return them.

>Rating: 3

Incorrect weight

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Regular/Medium
Weight
170 lbs

The Dark Grey Heather pant is made of completely different material than the Black pant. And the Grey weighs 12 oz, not 8 oz like the black and like the specifications say. The black pant fits me fine and seems well made.

>Rating: 5

Quality product... would recommend

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

As a tall and relatively slim person, it's often difficult to find specialty items that fit me well. Rain pants are usually something that are produced without fit and function in mind, but not with The North Face. I find both the quality and fit to be excellent and it packs down small for easy travel. I'd recommend these to anyone in the market for rain pants.

>Rating: 2

Way too big

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 8"
Weight
140 lbs

The material was very nice, and I could see these being used as snow pants as well. However, even with a size Small I was absolutely swimming in these pants, especially around the ankle area. Not sure why they come so baggy, but I could definitely see it hard to do any sort of hiking in pants like these. The pictures posted on here are very misleading. I returned them immediately

>Rating: 5

Awesome EDC rain gear!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 7"
Weight
125 lbs

I bought these pants to go along with a North Face Summit Series rain coat. They're lite, but not ultra lite. By that I mean they have a durable feel to them. They compress into its own hand pocket. I have a few sets of rain gear and a problem I kept having was the waterproof coating would stick to itself and eventually rip/degrade. I have had these north face pants now compressed in my EDC pack for months with no signs of wear or degrading of the fabric. I've also used them several times for hiking/bushcraft, they also have worked great as lite weight snow pants! I have seen the grey version, I regret not getting those over black! Although I'm very happy with my purchase!

>Rating: 5

Works great

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 9"
Weight
160 lbs

The other users complained about size, and apparently the fact that these rain pants had a "rain coat" feel and/or noise to them. Firstly, I'm 5'9" 160ish lbs, I ordered a Medium and they fit perfect. They're just a little baggy in case I need to wear layers beneath, but they're fine if I'm just in my jams. Secondly, they absolutely DO have a raincoat noise to them. Probably because they are rain pants. My gf and I just spent a week in Alaska and it was raining 50/50. I had these guys one for two days straight in Seward, AK. I was completely comfortable and found myself for the first time appreciating rain gear. I also wore them hiking for a bit, but we did a significant climb and it was only a minor drizzle, so instead of dealing with the heat of rain pants, I just wore my shorts.

>Rating: 2

Why?

Size Bought
L
Height
5` 9"
Weight
210 lbs

Attention North Face and all outdoor clothing manufacturers. . Just because I have a 36 inch waist and a 30 inch inseam does not mean that my legs are like telephone poles. These things were huuuge around the ankles. Comically large. I returned them.

>Rating: 2

Unexpected

The material is extremely stiff/noisy with an almost raincoat/canvas kind of feel.