The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Jacket - Men's

Time and time again.

The value of a durable, dependable rain and wind shell for hiking and camping cannot be overstated. Though your old one has served you loyally on gusty, exposed summits, during surprise thunderstorms on the trail, and while cooking dinner on soggy nights at camp, it's time for a replacement. Part ways with your old jacket willingly knowing you have The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Men's Jacket waiting for the next time the skies cloud over.

Made with a rugged nylon ripstop and treated with a waterproof, windproof, and breathable membrane, the Venture 2 welcomes foul weather as eagerly as its predecessor. Its lightweight construction shields you without weighing you down, making sure a little rain doesn't get in the way of your plans.

  • Stash this rain and wind jacket in your pack every time
  • DryVent membrane completely blocks rain and wind
  • Relaxed silhouette with cinch hem lets you change up fit
  • Adjustable hood combats strong winds and incessant rain
  • Underarm vents keep air moving on humid days
  • Zippered pockets provide a safe haven for electronics
  • Jacket packs into its own hand pocket for easy storage
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XXL

This jacket is well worth the price, nice and dry, and surprisingly warm for being just a shell. Def recommend.


Decent Jacket for the Price

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

I bought the original Venture Jacket in 2010 and had to finally retire it. It held up fairly well until earlier this year due to 2 reasons: it started very easily wetting out and the inner layer started peeling off. It did get clammy quite often but that will happen with almost any jacket. I often used it as part of a layering system when I would go snowboarding and it held it's own. If you're working on a budget, this could be an option for you but don't expect a fully bombproof jacket.

not quite as dry ...

    Bought ours in 2013 and living in Florida we don't use them that often. Nice for a short walk during a warm drizzle but noticed when walking in the rain for a while the jacket does not stay dry inside at all ...
    Pitty...

    Solid rain jacke

      Bought this for my little brother as a gift. His feedback is that it keeps him dry, and fits well.

      Perfect Jacket

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

      Bought this jacket for my brother as a birthday gift. He was looking for simple, breathable, light weight rain jacket. I looked into a few options, but have always heard great things about the Venture 2.

      He was excited to receive and it used on a hike he did in Southern California soon after. It can get super muggy down there, especially when it rains. This jacket was great, especially because of its breathability through the underarms.

      Definitely recommended!

      Cuba tested

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      I recently took this to Havana 2 days after I bought it (after I saw the weather report). 2 days in we got caught in a downpour from a the main ocean front walkway to our apartment.

      It was perfect in that environment, especially with the "pit zippers" since it was still humid and warm.

      It fits true to size and has a classic look, IMO.