The North Face Venture Jacket - Men's

Shelter from the storm.

Whether you're facing unpredictable mountain weather in the backcountry or just taking the dog for a walk in town, you can always count on the waterproof protection of The North Face Men's Venture Jacket. Its DryVent 2.5L softshell fabric provides the right combination of waterproofing and breathability to keep you dry without making you overheat during active pursuits.

In addition to offering protection from rain and snow, the fabric also blocks out wind to keep icy gusts from stealing your core heat. Zippered underarm vents can be opened up to release excess heat during tough hikes, while the fully adjustable hood, hem cinch, and adjustable cuff tabs seal out the elements during storms. Plus, the Venture stows into its own hand pocket for easy storage when the skies clear.

  • Year-round waterproof protection for any setting
  • DryVent softshell fabric sheds water and breathes well
  • Sealed seams prevent moisture slipping in through cracks
  • Zippered underarm vents let excess heat escape
  • Brushed chin guard is soft against your skin
  • Stows in own pocket for convenient storage
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Good light jacket

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

I was looking for a replacement jacket that would work as a shell, have a hood, repel rain, and have pit vents for added ventilation. This jacket does all those things and for less than $60. I've worn it in all conditions: showers to heavy rains and remained dry. The hood is well designed and I have not had any rain drip on my glasses. The XXL size is large enough for a fat, round guy like me to wear a T-shirt and hoodie underneath and still be able to zip it up. The zipper is excellent. This jacket is so light. I was worried the jacket would not feel good against my skin since it does not have a mesh liner, but I didn't notice any discomfort against my arms. It blocks wind as well as rain. It does not offer any warmth on a cold day though so wear that extra layer. Thanks, Backcountry, for carrying larger sizes so a guy like me can still wear performance garments.

Nice jacket, Great price

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

Got this thing on sale to replace a similar jacket I had stolen. Fits nice, standard NF quality...Got here in less then a day. There is nothing better than a good quality rain jacket that will stand up to the elements.

Keeps You Dry

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

Solid rain jacket that keeps you dry. Nothing really special here but it truly gets the job done. Fits pretty true to size.

Very Good Rain Jacket

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

This is a great rain jacket for the value. This jacket can handle anything thrown at it and still outperforms the more expensive ones. I have use it together with my Thermoball jacket for those colder days and also have used it by itself in pouring rain. I would highly recommend this jacket to everyone who is looking for a high quality rain jacket or outer shell. It will never disappoint even in the harshest of weather.

Good rain jacket

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

So the jacket I got was the black with grey top section, only complaint is that the grey is not actually as light as it appears in the picture, in person the difference between the black and grey is hardly noticeable. (Kinda bummed) but otherwise it's a great jacket, keeps me dry, but isn't mwant for keeping you super warm. Toss a hoodie underneath if you need to be warm AND dry.

Super Roomy Jacket

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

Bought this for my dad and he plays in the rain everyday now. He's a big guy, and the XXL fit him with room to spare, which is great for putting on some layers underneath.

purfect

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

Light Weight! Love the underarm vents! Used in snow and rain and worked great in both.

Great Lightweight Raincoat

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

Got this jacket for my son for Christmas to bring away to school next fall - very well made, lightweight raincoat. Love the style and fabric. He hasn't worn it out in the rain as of yet but looks like it will do the trick on those rainy days.

Nothing Beats The Value

    For the price, this shell is king. Waterproof, breathable, with a covered zipper, great storage space, armpit vents and an internal pocket; what else could you need? Just an awesome value, and the shell I use alone in rain, or as my outer coating in the winter.

    It was perfect!

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

    I purchased this as a birthday present for my boyfriend. He was quite pleased with it. It was the perfect weight and fit for his needs. Not too sporty. A nice classic looking windbreaker.

    Great jacket at a great price

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

    Overall this thing is great, I won't go into all the details thereof. I'll just say that I would absolutely recommend it, and I would buy it again given the choice.

    One feature that shines, for me, is the choice of colors. Clearly, color is not the most important factor in a rain shell, but frankly, this thing simply looks fantastic in the Asphalt Grey Heather I have it in!

    Highest recommendation.

    Too big

      Item was too big

      Great Jacket!

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

      This is a great jacket, I really love how small it gets when you stow it. I take it whenever I go hiking, backpacking, etc. Really anytime I go outside and thankfully I've only had to use it a few times, but I've always been impressed by how well it repels rain and wind. The only complaint I have about it is how large it is on me. The length of sleeves and everything is great, it is just a little baggy on me, since I'm a skinny guy.

      Great Jacket!

      Perfect.. Why can't I give it 6 stars?

        Love it super light weight, water proof, Velcro wrists and zips in the pits, not one complaint

        Mens North Fave Venture Jacket

          Thank you so much for the fast shipping I'll definitely be buying from you guys again. And the jacket is awesome love the color of it. Thanks again.

          Excellent

          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: X-Large

          Excellent jacket for the money, sleeves run a little long.

          Perfect

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Large

          Kept me dry inside and out. It fits to size and snug. It moves and conforms perfectly. Extremely light and never in the way.
          This is a great investment. No need to spend more.

          Venture in Yellowstone

          This jacket always makes it into my travel bag or pack. Lightweight and offers great protection from the rain and wind.

          Venture in Yellowstone

          My venture jacket two tone blue

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

          This jacket is awesome! My only cons are, the sleeves are about three inches too long for me and the hook and loop on the front zipper could stand to be a bit wider. I try to wear this anytime it rains! I bought this jacket because of the features it has and I don't have a rain/wind jacket I wanted to "buy one and done" and this fit the bill. Zippered armpits for breath ability, cinched hood (a huge plus) hook and loop cuffs, and it compresses into its own pocket ( a very huge plus!!) very lightweight , and the two toned bomber blue/ navy blue sealed the deal. Obviously this jacket does not breathe which is fine and the water beads up on the shell rather than drip off. I've used it in snow and all types of rain.i do use this jacket as part of my daily kit that I keep in the car at all times. I would recommend this piece of gear as your next new piece!

          Simply the best

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

          This is the second time I have bought this jacket the first one was "borrowed" by my daughter and she loved it so much it never came back. It fits great and works perfectly.