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Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket

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The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket
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        The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket

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        The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket
         
        4.6

        (based on 688 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (513)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (115)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (28)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (19)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (13)

        94%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Lightweight (399)
        • Waterproof (395)
        • Comfortable (363)
        • Breathable (302)
        • Stylish (299)

        Cons

        • Poor fit (32)
        • Poor ventilation (16)
        • Bad zippers (11)
        • Restricts movement (9)
        • Zipper puckers (8)

        Best Uses

        • Wet weather (382)
        • Casual wear (301)
        • Hiking (178)
        • Cold / extreme (105)
        • Running (86)
          • Fit:
          • Feels too small

             

            Feels true to size

             

            89% 

            (408 reviews)

            Feels too big

             
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels too short

             

            Feels true to length

             

            82% 

            (369 reviews)

            Feels too long

             
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Casual/ recreational (269), Enthusiast (68), Gym rat (58), Competitive athlete (26), Rarely work out (13)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (312), Yes (151)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        GREAT RAIN SHELL!

        I got my first Venture over 10 years ago. I believe it was about $75 so it has not even gone up much in price since then but the tech is better. About two...Read complete review

        I got my first Venture over 10 years ago. I believe it was about $75 so it has not even gone up much in price since then but the tech is better. About two years ago I noticed the inside coating was flaking around the hood/neck area, so I took it to the North Face store in Seattle and they sent it to warrantee/repairs in California and about two weeks later I received another brand new one in the mail. So all of the reviewers that complain about flaking and not liking the jacket because of it, well, if you'd read about the company you'd see that they have one of the greatest warrantees in the business. DON'T LIKE IT, THEN RETURN IT! Keep your receipts or better yet sign up with NF and they will keep your info/receipt in their computer system (I didn't have a receipt). NOW, enough of that. The shell is great at shedding rain. Remember that with any shell or outdoor technical jacket/pants you have to wash them regularly (like once a month or every two) preferably with a wash created for such things such as Nik Wax technical wash, and then treat it while wet with Grangers KT waterproofer or the Nik Wax version of such. Then dry it on medium in the dryer and your jacket will once again bead water. If you don't do this, no jacket including Gore Tex will bead water forever! BUT, that said, even if it does not bead water you will notice that no matter how wet it gets on the outside it does NOT soak through. If it does, then there's a problem with the inside coating so you send it to warrantee dept and they will most likely send you a new one. About the inside coating....it is rather "sticky" feeling and you DO sweat in there. Yes, the jacket IS breathable, but not perfect, that's why there are pit zips and you can also unzip the pockets for more air. I still sweat and it gets humid inside no matter what but it's not that bad. I like the hood on this jacket, I have a small head and while most any rain shell has an adjustable hood, I have found the NF brand to have the best hoods for fit. My venture has elastic on the cuffs as well as velcro which is a feature they discontinued a couple years ago, sadly. They should bring back that feature so one doesn't have to undo the velcro every time you take it off or put it on. This jacket has two zippered hand pockets and large inside mesh pockets (like for a map, or water bottle, whatever) which are great, and I've heard complaints on here about them tearing but even my old one I used for 7 years never tore! The jacket itself is also ripstop material so if you do get a hole, it won't widen. It's fairly warm too, you can layer as you wish to achieve warmth I wish they had a zippered chest pocket, that would be super helpful. But overall I love the jacket, great colors too, not expensive when compared to other jackets and it will last a LONG TIME.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Not effective in heavy rain

        I bought this for my husband (in Rome at the North Face store). While the fit is fine, we wanted something very waterproof, as he is outside in the elements for work....Read complete review

        I bought this for my husband (in Rome at the North Face store). While the fit is fine, we wanted something very waterproof, as he is outside in the elements for work. I have the Kids (boys) version of the jacket and I like mine a lot. This jacket is water resistant IT IS NOT WATER PROOF. It is water resistant in light and mild rain. The inside material at the bottom hem of the pockets absorbs moisture, soaking anything in your pockets in rain a medium rain. In heavy rain, the entire jacket absorbs and transfers water to your clothes. He has just come home form work soaking wet and I really regretting the money I paid for this jacket. The kids version I own has mesh pockets and while the material is even less breathable it is more waterproof than this much more expensive adult version. If you are truly going to wear this outdoors in heavy rains, this is not the jacket for you. You wold be better off cutting a hole in a garbage bag and wearing that.
        It's hard to tell from the photos but they show the entire jacket soaked through from front to back, inside and out. You can see how the pocket fabric absorbs water.

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        3.0

        Runs a little big

        By 

        from Massapequa, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • walking commute

        Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

        I bought this for my husband who recently started commuting to the city and walks about a mile to and from the train station and work. He is normally an L shirts, XL in sweaters that go over something. I got him the L in this and the sleeves are super long. The torso is a bit big but it would be good for wearing over layers in the colder months. I can't imagine him being a medium so we will keep this.

        • Fit:
        • Feels too big
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels too long
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Fits Well; Good Quality; Great Design

        By 

        from Wellesley, MA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wet Weather

          Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

          It's a rain coat. Does the job without a fuss.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels too long
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great jacket

          By 

          from Summit,pa

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Dries Quickly
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Hiking
            • Running
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

            I needed a reliable raincoat that was too warm for the summer. I haven't had any issues with it.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Second time I bought this jacket!

            By 

            from South Salem, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Dries Quickly
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

              Best lightweight jacket on the market!

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              yes

              By 

              from louisiana

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

                grad gift for college boys

                • Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels too long
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Solid raincoat that runs a little big

                By 

                from Chicago,IL

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Hiking
                  • Wet Weather

                  Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

                  High quality raincoat that does what it's advertised to do. I'm 5'8" 170 and i usually buy medium shirts but this runs large so a small fits well. Really happy with this for hiking in the rain.

                  • Fit:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Sleeve Length:
                  • Feels too long
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Just what I needed

                  By 

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Waterproof
                  • Windproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

                    I'm off to Ireland where rain is a crapshoot, and just needed something that I could take with me as a contingency, but not a hassle. The stuffing-into-it's-own-pocket feature was perfect - only they don't tell you which one (hint: the LEFT pocket). And while it is supplied with a loop, a claps of some kind would have been an extra touch. I solved it easily with a light-duty caribiner. Now, just clip to my belt loop until needed.

                    Breath ability is what you might expect from a water-resistant jacket, but the HUGE zippered vents an each side of the torso make venting easy. All in all, love it.

                    • Fit:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Sleeve Length:
                    • Feels too long
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Is perfect!!!

                    By 

                    from Texas

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cold Weather
                      • Cycling

                      Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

                      For mountain bike is perfect!!!

                      • Fit:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Sleeve Length:
                      • Feels true to length
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great lightweight jacket

                      By 

                      from St. Aug

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear
                        • Hiking
                        • Running
                        • Wet Weather

                        Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

                        We bought this for an upcoming hiking trip and it is very comfortable and looks great. It is easy to pack and offers great wind and rain protection.

                        • Fit:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great jacket for the price

                        By 

                        from New York

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish
                        • Waterproof
                        • Windproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Wet Weather

                          Comments about The North Face Venture 2 Hooded Waterproof Jacket:

                          I really like this jacket and it packs down really well.

                          • Fit:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Sleeve Length:
                          • Feels true to length
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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