Arc'teryx Venta SV Jacket
Fabric: 520SNP; 720N; 800SNP Windstopper
Price Paid: $270
After using the Venta SV Jacket for during two Winter seasons in NYS’s Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, it’s time to voice an opinion. The jacket’s design features are well thought and as usual Arc’Teryx’s workmanship is excellent. Arc’Teryx has incorporated three types of WINDSTOPPER fabric to make this garment an ideal performer for fast, cold mountain ascents.
The jacket’s outer fabric handles abrasion and sheds water very well. I’m also able to regulate body temperature well especially during ascents by way of two extra long pit-zips and long side/chest pockets. As a person who heats and cools quickly, I find these features to be very important, especially in cold weather conditions.
The attached hood provides good visibility and front adjustment cords extend into the side/chest pockets so that adjustments can be made quick and easy without having to remove gloves, or mittens. Outer zipper pulls are the right length and each slide free and easy; never do they jam.
I love Arc’Teryx’s low drop back hem design which provides great coverage for my old sensitive back. This combined with it’s one-hand adjustable waist cord-locks keeps me well protected. Laminated die-cut Velcro cuffs don’t ever bunch and always hold tight to keep heat in and cold out.
An inside chest pocket with an access zipper is somewhat small and the zipper tab lacks a pull cord to assist opening and closing while wearing gloves; despite this, I do find the pocket to be useful.
The jacket is a great substitute for a combination GTX hard shell and fleece under-layer with respect to protection, comfort and breathability during cold weather use; it shouldn’t be expected to be as waterproof as a hard shell. When I combine this jacket with my Delta AR Zip fleece, I’m all set for cold weather peak-bagging.
I recommend this jacket to anyone interested in purchasing a well made and well designed insulated soft-shell; a very good choice.
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When you're headed into the backcountry to climb an epic granite splitter, to get a fresh shot of fluffy pow, or stab up a fat gnarly ice floe, zip up the Arc'teryx Venta SV Jacket for breathable, fully windproof protection thanks to Gore Windstopper fabric. This heavy-duty softshell features a helmet-compatible drop hood for protecting your melon, and a hip-length cut with a drop back hem for wearing with a harness. Full pit-zips let you breathe on the strenuous approach or skin-track up the hill, and fully taped seams and an interior zipper wind flap increase protection from icy gusts.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Arcteryx Men's Venta SV Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Arcteryx Men's Venta SV Jacket Uses a combination of three Windstopper fabrics to maximize comfort and durability Pit zippers for easy venting, full front zip with wind flap Helmet compatible DropHood is designed to rotate with your head Two hand pockets and internal chest pocket with laminated zip Drop back style laminated hem cinches tight with drawcord adjusters The SPECS of the Arcteryx Men's Venta SV Jacket Weight: (M): 22.9 oz / 650 g Fit: Athletic N72s Windstopper 3L (lo-loft) N72s Windstopper 3L (hi-loft) N70p Windstopper 3L (hi-loft) This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The Arc'teryx Venta SV Jacket is constructed with three different fabrics to maximize comfort and durability. This WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell is an ideal outerlayer in the harshest alpine conditions.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
As fickle spring and fall weather changes its tune with every hour, keep yourself comfortable, whether at the crag or on the slopes in ARCTERYX's windproof and water-resistant Venta SV Softshell Jacket. You'll be safe from the elements in 3 WINDSTOPPER fabrics that supply stretch for unhindered climbing or skiing, a durable water repellent finish to keep you dry, and soft knit interiors for comfort - all with no-lift arm gussets and a drop back to keep your core covered.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version