The North Face Women’s Venture Jacket is an excellent go-to waterproof for wet weather activities. Built from a softer, new eco-friendly 2.5 L HyVent™ fabric that’s breathable, waterproof and fully seam sealed. Fit the attached, fully adjustable hood just right with a hidden drawcord system. Pit zips aid ventilation. Soft brushed chin guard add comfort and a weather proof combined zippered front closure with full length Velcro® closure keeps out rain. Stowable for easy packing when the sun shines in one of two hand pockets. When the rain lashes, hunker down and tighten the Velcro® cuffs and hem cinch-cord.
HyVent® is a superior technology utilising a polyurethane (PU) coating that consists of a tri-component mutli-layer formula for waterproof protection, moisture permeability and durability. HyVent® DT uses the same principle as HyVent® coating but the thickness of the third layer is reduced making this waterproof fabric more lightweight, packable, and more breathable than other unlined treated fabrics. HyVent® DT is created by applying a polyurethane (PU) coating which acts as a dry-touch, half-layer coating that adds durability and comfort by physically separating the HyVent® DT PU coating from the skin, thereby eliminating the need for a liner.
We say: Lightweight and easily stowable makes this jacket a good choice for many activities. Works on the bike and at a push for slow running in the hills if you're looking for a more affordable but waterproof solution. (Though we would really recommend more breathable lighter weight options). A good affordable solution for fast paced hiking!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jun 2014
I liked this jacket but sent it back as the sleeves were too long on me.
Posted by clare on 29th Aug 2013
I bought this to replace a Venture jacket I'd had for many years. Love being able to throw on over layers or just a tee. Helps keep out the wind as well as the rain. Got black this time as not a fan of the other colours in the current range. Goes with anything. Great service from Gears for Girls too.