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The North FaceVenture 2 Jacket - Women's

Venture out.

When black clouds descend from above the canyon, reach into your backpack for The North Face Women's Venture 2 Jacket. Updated with a new fabric, cleaner construction, and fresh style, the waterproof, breathable DryVent 2.5-layer membrane and fully taped seams easily shed water and keep you bone-dry while you make your way back to camp. Underarm vents ditch excess heat, a fully adjustable hood with hidden drawcord system shields your head and face from the elements, and the brushed chin-guard lining offers comfort when you zip all the way up.

  • Serious year-round rain protection with updated style
  • 2.5-layer DryVent fabric is waterproof and windproof
  • Fully sealed seams keep you dry in torrential downpours
  • Breathable material with underarm zip venting
  • Hem cinch-cord and fully adjustable hood
  • Zippered hand pockets stash small essentials
  • Jacket stows in hand pocket for easy packing
  • Relaxed fit with revised lines layers smoothly
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I’m so happy with the product that I received! I’m 5’2” 114lbs & got a small which fits perfectly with some extra room for clothing. And I’m so impressed with Backcountry!!! That’s really the reason why I’m writing this review is bc I’m so happy with the free 2day shipping they had offer and just beyond stoked bc I recently purchased the same product from the official Northface website and never received the item bc it got lost and they couldn’t order me another one bc of “out of stock” so thankfully I found the same item in my size and shade on here!! So thank you backcountry for being a lifesaver!!!

Great color and functionality

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

I bought this to have a versatile jacket during the unpredictable Spring months. I love the color and this jacket has kept me dry during some rainy hikes this season. My only issue is I wish the arms fit me a little better, but I have this issue with a lot of outdoor brands.

Unanswered Question

I am looking for a rain jacket for my wife. She would like it to have at least one zippered pocket, preferably on the inside - does this jacket have zippered pocket(s)? Does it have a 2 way main zipper? Does the hood have stiff part in the top-front that helps keep water from coming under the hood in a heavy rain?

How much does it way, is it back country packable?

Hey there Denise!

This jacket weighs 10.6oz we do have lighter weight options available but if you are looking for a lightweight jacket around this price point this is a great option! You can chat in or contact me directly for more information!

Awesome Rain Jacket

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

Lightweight and really water resistant. Fits perfectly!

Just what the rain gods ordered!

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

She loves it! Moab can be a rainy mess this time of year, and the Venture proved to keep the water at bay when she needed it most. Seems like the fit is pretty good, Albeit leaving a good amount of room for layering. Heathered Red was a shade on the pink side, but not bad at all.


  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: Runs small

I got this for mom for christmas and the sizing runs small she gave it to my daughter

Good for rain

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

This jacket would make a great rain jacket. I prefer a less "crunchy" jacket though. I don't like to hear my jacket every time I move. It is very light weight but not sure how many seasons it would last because of the material but I know nothing about rain coats. I ended up returning it for a softer shell, more versatile jacket. The color "collar blue" is a beautiful color! Just like the picture.

What did you end up going with?

Venture Jacket Beauty

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

I gave this to my sister for Christmas and now I'm the favorite sibling. She loves the color and weight of the jacket. Living in California's Central Valley, she doesn't need heavy outerwear so this is perfect for the chilly, foggy mornings and occasional drizzle. She has a long torso and appreciates that the jacket actually comes down to about mid-hip which means no plumber's crack when playing with her kiddos!


    Great lightweight rain jacked - flattering cut and true to size

    Perfect Rain Jacket!

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

    I purchased this as a xmas gift for my mom and she loves it. She purchased this same raincoat a number of years ago and she was sad to see that it had started to delaminate on the collar with year of regular use. It was on her Christmas list so I decided to track it down. The cut is really nice and TNF has actually tailored the style a little more to make it less boxy than it was a number of years ago. It is small and compact when folded for travel, light weight, functional, offers ventilation under the arms, and overall a great rain jacket for winter or summer use.

    Great Rain Jacket!

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

    This jacket it truly 100% waterproof. Light weight makes layering easy. Great value, too!

    Beautiful NF Rain Coat

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XL

    The color of this jacket is just like on the website, vibrate color. XL fits a little too big but for women with slight shapely this size would work. Only thing I didn’t like about this jacket is it feels too thin (even for a rain jacket).

    Awesome coat

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

    I bought this jacket for my daughter . This jacket has tremendous value and many uses. She absolutely loves it and wears it every day as a raincoat, windstop, and even wears under layers with it in colder temperatures.

    great buy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love this jacket! It's perfect for keeping dry and protected! it is a little thinner than it appears - easy to layer with though! The hood, adjustable wrists, and the ability it has to fit into its pocket are all great features that really add to the jacket. Fit true to size for me and I love the way that it looks.

    Perfect jacket for surprise storms!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We got this jacket to bring to europe with us knowing we would be running into a lot of little surprise rain storms this fall. It does a great job keeping you dry and when the clouds part & the sun comes back out its easy to pack away in your bag until the next shower. i have found the fit is on point with north face fleece's/parka's

    Will keep you dry

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

    Purchased this jacket specifically for hiking/traveling in the rain, due to a recent trip to Norway, where it rains a lot. After a 12 hour hike mostly in the rain, was still completely dry. Pit zips came in handy on the hike and hood is easy to adjust. Also brought it to Iceland and it rained pretty much everyday there too, and again worked great. For the price I think it is a very good value. Haven't washed it a ton yet, so can't comment on durability. Has no insulation, but it is meant to be a rain shell, so as expected. Of note, the different colors seem to have different materials lining them. The heather grey lining felt stiff and kind of rubbery and the provincial blue was more flexible and soft inside.

    Gift for Mom

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

    I bought this for my mom and she loves it. She is 5'3" and 105 lbs and the Small fits perfect.


    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XXL

    Love the look of the jacket and the color. I would have given 5 stars if it had a fabric lining and a 2 way zipper. The waterproofing has a rubbery clammy feeling on bare arms.

    Love the color

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: xxl

    Purchased for an upcoming trip that may require water proof jacket. As with most Northface jackets they are too fitted requiring going up a size, it lacks a 2 way zipper and the lack of a fabric lining make the jacket hot and sticky on bare arms. I love the color and outer finish of the jacket and it would have received 5 stars if it had a 2 way zipper and a fabric lining. Guess I will always need long sleves under this jacket to keep away from rubbery feeling of the inside.