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The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Jacket - Men's

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Why We Like The Venture 2 Hooded Jacket

You might want to have this jacket sign a renter's agreement for the permanent space it'll take up in your daypack. Waterproof, windproof, and well suited for outdoor adventures of all kinds, this jacket delivers the protection you need for camping, climbing, hiking, and of course, waiting out rainy weather in town.

  • Versatile waterproof shell for any adventure in wet weather
  • Waterproof and breathable membrane offers comfort in the storm
  • Windproof fabric provides protection on blustery summits
  • Underarm vents open up to cool you down on steep hiking trails
  • Stuffs inside its own hand pocket to easily fit in your pack
  • Adjustable hood, cuffs, and hem seal out the elements
  • Stormflap behind the main zipper keeps out cold winds
  • Item #TNFZ9KK

Material
[membrane/laminate] DryVent (2.5-layer), [face fabric] (solids)40D recycled nylon, DWR coating, (heathers) 70D 73% recycled nylon, 27% recycled polyester, DWR coating
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
standard
Length
hip
Center Back Length
29.5in
Hood
adjustable
Pockets
2 zippered hand (1 stowable)
Venting
undararm zips
Claimed Weight
11.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

The North Face Venture

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

I bought my wife one of these jackets back in 2012 now it's October 16, 2020 jacket still looks great I didn't expect for the jacket to last this long but it's still holding strong, they are making me a believer with the lifetime guarantee!!!

>Rating: 1

no breathability

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

even doing the lightest phisical activity i get soaking wet on whatever beneath the jacket. Vapor cant get out. at all

>Rating: 5

The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Jacket

very good, it suits nicely!

>Rating: 1

Does not breathe

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

The ironically named Hy-Vent membrane is the worst membrane for breathability that I have ever used. It is almost feels like a simple polyurethane-coated jacket. I just wore this for fifteen days, mountain hiking in Norway, and it rained fourteen of them- this jacket was clammy and uncomfortable the whole way. In my opinion this is a poseur jacket not a technical rain shell. The arms are also too narrow which makes this problem worse. The pit-zips are not even enough to alleviate this effect.

>Rating: 5

Nice Budget Shell

Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

I'm 6ft, 175lbs. I initially bought a large and was swimming in it. The medium fits well for my purposes, which is to use as a shell. It's a good budget option (I bought mine for $59 shady blue) providing you with 2.5L, pit-zips, and velcro cuffs. If you aren't looking to layer, you might want to try on a small. As for layering, I can fit a shirt + 1/2 zip long sleeve + a North Face Ventrix (size large) all underneath my medium Venture 2 and still maintain a decent amount of breathability/mobility.

I'm
>Rating: 4

Go Broncos!

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

A typical NF rain shell. Decent as long as it does not rain too hard for too long. I bought it because it is orange and blue so that now I have a Denver Broncos rain shell. Very roomy.

>Rating: 5

really good

Height
5` 11"
Weight
150 lbs

Lightweight and real waterproof

>Rating: 3

Lightweight rain shell

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

Its a rain shell. I had a TNF Venture jacket from many years ago that fit great and performed well. Eventually the membrane wore off/broke down and it was time to replace the jacket. I like the new one, but a medium is now somewhere between a large and x-large. It's like I'm a kid wearing his dad's jacket. I hate dealing with returns so now I have a big rain shell.

>Rating: 5

Great Rain Jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
190 lbs

Took this on a canoe fishing trip. We ran into some rain and I stayed dry as a bone. The armpit vents are awesome and the material feels durable. It fits a little big. If you’re a large in other jackets, you might want to bump down a size. I’m 6’1, 190 lbs and this was too big.

>Rating: 5

Awesome jacket

It’s lightweight, stylish, and roomy enough to easily layer underneath, plus it’s got ventilation zippers and multiple sinch points. Great all around!

>Rating: 4

North face

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 6"
Weight
141 lbs

Its waterproof, the side vents are nice, and its packable. I'm taking a star off cause of the lack of chest pockets.

>Rating: 5

Nice jacket!

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
190 lbs

Ordered this jacket for backpacking trips and to wear in general. This jacket seems to be of high quality and fits just right. I ordered a large and there's plenty of room to layer underneath. Haven't tried it in the rain or wind yet but I'm sure it will provide for the conditions.

>Rating: 5

awesome shell

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
xl
Height
6` 4"
Weight
210 lbs

my first shell. i love it. im 6'4 and got an xl, the sleeves run slightly long, but i don't think it will be any issue when i put a few layers underneath. haven't used it in a heavy rain, but it keeps dry not problem in a drizzle

>Rating: 4

Best bang for your buck

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 1"
Weight
235 lbs

This is a great option for anyone looking for a budget-friendly rain jacket. I am very surprised by how well the DryVent membrane holds up to everyday wear and tear. All in all, I am very impressed with this jacket.

>Rating: 4

Primary Green jacket image is inaccurate

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL

This seems like a good jacket. However the picture of the primary green jacket in this website is not correct at all, it looks much brighter almost neon which is what I was looking for but when I received it was a much darker medium green. For that reason I’m returning it.

This
>Rating: 4

Nice light and dry jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
210 lbs

I have only used this jacket a couple of times so far, but it is light and dry as advertised. It has bee cool and rainy so I have worn this with a sweater and it still feels a little too large.

>Rating: 4

Dig the fit

The North Face Venture 2 had a good fit. It is large enough to be able to layer over warmer clothes but not so large it feels like I am wearing a tent. It is extremely light weight and can be packed so that it makes a very small footprint. I have not tested it out in the rain. I bought it for an upcoming trip overseas where I had to pack light and be prepared for the elements. The dry vents were a big selling point for me

>Rating: 4

Great Jacket

Height
5` 11"
Weight
190 lbs

For a lower budget jacket, these are really nice! Pair it with a nice base layer or fleece and you are set. Waterproofing has been better than expected. True fit as well.

>Rating: 5

Nice Jacket

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

5' 9" 190 pounds large fits good with a couple layers underneath. Use for snowboarding and no complaints. Sleeve length doesn't seem at all abnormal to me. Sweet Burgundy color.

>Rating: 5

Perfect Winter Shell

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 2"
Weight
175 lbs

Durable, breathable and comfortable, this is perfect for inclement weather. Roomy enough for a few layers underneath to stay warm or just by itself to keep you dry.