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The North Face Venture Rain Jacket - Men's

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  • The Venture jacket is a staple that every outdoor enthusiast will appreciate
  • HyVent® EC 2.5-layer substitutes natural (bean-derived) castor oil for 50% of the petroleum-based materials previously used in the manufacturing process
  • HyVent EC maintains excellent waterproof, breathable performance; it's ideal for spring skiing and snowboarding, as well as urban and city hiking
  • HyVent is lightweight and packable, moves easily over layers and is more breathable than unlined, treated fabrics
  • All seams are sealed for complete protection
  • Fully adjustable brimmed hood (with hidden drawcords) protects your head from precipitation and allows good visibility; soft lining guards chin against abrasion
  • Rip-and-stick stormflap prevents weather penetration through the full-length front zipper
  • Pit zippers allow cooling airflow as your activity heats up
  • Hem drawcord and elastic cuffs with rip-and-stick closures seal out the weather
  • Zip hand pockets; jacket stows in left pocket
  • The Venture jacket's regular cut eases layering, and slightly long length adds protection


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The North Face Venture Rain Jacket - Men's Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
Ripstop nylon
HyVent EC 2.5-layer waterproof breathable laminate
28 inches
14 ounces
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Type of waterproofing
Back length
Back length (in.)
Average weight

The North Face Venture Rain Jacket - Men's

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Rated 4.1538/5 based on 13 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromSo far, so good. I like this jacket very much since the fit is just about right for me, however I would recommend trying it on in person since there are limited adjustment options available (although the hood and cuffs can be adjusted somewhat). I was looking for a light-weight rain jacket, for when a full-on GoreTex (or Gore-like product) was not really necessary) and was not overly concerned with breathability, so this jacket fills that bill. It does have extra features, including pit zips, which is nice, and a velcro flap that covers the zipper. It also seems fairly tough. I wiped out on my bike wearing this thing and I expected a tear or some kind of scuff mark...but there was NO damage, I was impressed (and relieved!). Of course, I also wanted something inexpensive and this jacket really did NOT fill that bill. But hey, it's a name brand and I bought it at REI. All in all, a nice jacket and I'd buy another one if need be.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 4out of5
by froma nice jacket, nothing fancy This is a very nice jacket, nothing super technical about it, but dependable and easily stuffed into a bag for emergencies. Best for when it is rainy and a bit on the chilly side, because it does feel somewhat sticky on a hot and humid day. A good price for a 2.5 jacket, and would recommend if you don't want to spend double the price for a more breathable solution.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat everyday rain jacket Went looking for a jacket I could wear during rainy weather around town, found it. Great looking jacket that does it's job. May not be best if stuck in a monsoon, but that's not what I bought it for!
Date published: 2012-05-23
Rated 5out of5
by fromExcellent rain Jacket This jacket protected me in a down pour. I stayed dry the whole time. I use this mainly when back packing or going out on the town. Its not heavy jacket so I can wear it in warmer months when camping or during winter I just put on a fleece jacket under it. I have a heavier jacket for snow/winter but I wear this one more often. Plus it packs down small too!
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 5out of5
by fromawesome jacket I carry this light weight jacket with me on every outdoor adventure... mostly climbing if it is rainy or windy!
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 5out of5
by fromKeeping Dry I used this Jacket on a 350 mile ride and while riding 35 miles one day through consistent rain on a puddle filled dirt road and walked away with a dry torso. Great jacket!
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 5out of5
by fromLove it.. Nice and dry I though for the price it was not going to work out well, But I think it's worth every penny. Did a three day rock Climbing trip and every night we got stuck in some heavy rain and I walked out dry.. Not a drop inside the acket. I read a lot of peple's complains about this Jacket, but when this wears out I wil buy once more. I also like how it has a zipper inside for you to add a light jacket inside it. So I zipped a fleece liner in my... Perfect for hanging out on the crag while belaying a climber.. Love it....
Date published: 2012-03-26
Rated 5out of5
by fromDenitely a good buy! Being a big fan of North Face products, I was looking for a good affordable rain jacket. This jacket was just what I was looking for. A stylish jacket which serves it's purpose!. Keeps the rain out and dries quickly. The best part, it kept me dry inside. As I have not yet worn the jacket on heavy rainy days, I will not be able to comment on how it holds up. The only con, albeit a small one is, I found it difficult to get a good view behind me, looking back with the hood on top.
Date published: 2013-07-17

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