User Review: The North Face Men's Venture Jacket
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $70
Great jacket. There must have been a problem with the older models, but all the new ones should be fine. I am not sure what all the bad reviews are for.
- Armpit zips
I love my Venture Jacket. It is light and gets the job done. The sizes are very standard and the medium fits me great (I'm 5'8").
It is adjustable at the waist, hood, and wrists. It is very water resistant and could also be used as a shell for skiing. However the breathability is not great, but it's not bad either, whenever I get hot I just open the pit zips and it cools me off, just a little exposing. It is light and thin so it is not that warm of a jacket but works well for layering.
All of its functions are great, zipper doesn't get stuck and there are plenty of pockets. I have used this while camping above treelike in the poring rain and raindrops bead up and roll right off. Highly recommend it for a great affordable shell. check backountry.com!