The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's

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The best-selling The North Face Venture Jacket will keep you snug and dry on a rainforest hike, on the ski hill, or stumbling off to class at 6:45 AM. Built from bomber HyVent® EC fabric, an eco-conscious fabric, and seam sealed to keep the wet out, this value-packed coat belongs in every girl's closet.

Product Details

Face Fabric

40D 85 g/m² 100% nylon ripstop

25 PSI waterproof rating after 20 launderings

Membrane

HyVent® 2.5L EC (50% Non-Petroleum Membrane)This alternative to the use of petroleum-derived materials makes use of natural castor oil from beans harvested in Africa and India, reducing the use of synthetic components in these products by 50 percent compared with conventional fabric membranes. HyVent® EC also maintains ideal waterproof, breathable performance qualities in a wide range of activities and weather conditions.

Pockets

Two secure zip hand pockets

Stowable in hand pocket

Vents

Pit ZipsVents that allow body heat to dissipate from your body's core and armpits, providing increased ventilation that keeps you cooler and more comfortable with protective double flaps to keep out moisture

Additional Features

Attached, fully adjustable hood with hidden drawcord system

Center front zip and VELCRO® Brand closure

Self fabric adjustable VELCRO® Brand Fastener cuff tabs

Hem cinch-cord

Brushed Collar Lining

Specs

  • Material: Nylon
  • Waterproof Rating (mm): 17600
  • Breathability (g): 750
  • Powder Skirt: No
  • Hood Type: Fixed Hood
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Size XS S M L XL XXL
Weight (g) 340

Other Notes

The North Face products can only be shipped within the United States

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The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's
 
4.5

(based on 897 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (673)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (31)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (382)
  • Comfortable (340)
  • Stylish (275)
  • Attractive (191)
  • Waterproof (175)

Cons

  • Not warm (52)
  • Poor fit (16)
  • Runs small (16)
  • Poor ventilation (8)
  • Unflattering shape (8)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor activities (171)
  • Daily use (147)
  • Wet weather (147)
  • Casual wear (107)
  • Travel (82)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (157 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (220 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      89% 

      (371 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (156), Casual/ recreational (107), Trendy/stylish dresser (53), Classic dresser (32), Enthusiast (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (316), Yes (109)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stylish and Functional

I work in downtown Seattle where battling rain this time of year is a given. This jacket has already proven to be waterproof. I love the hood because it is deep enough to stay...Read complete review

I work in downtown Seattle where battling rain this time of year is a given. This jacket has already proven to be waterproof. I love the hood because it is deep enough to stay on my head even when I am wearing a ponytail. The velcro straps on the wrists are nice for adjusting how loose or tight you want them, depending on what you are layering underneath. The jacket zips all the way up to my chin to keep wind and rain out. I ordered both the Black and Miami Orange Venture Jackets in women's XXL. Online the Miami Orange looked more coral in color but, it was in fact orange orange. The fit is great; I'm a 16/18 or a XL-XXL top. There is room for me to wear a sweatshirt underneath. The sleeves are not short nor is the jacket. I would buy every color :) Hope this helps!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed.

I purchased this jacket on the recommendation of my daughter, who was using it at college. I needed a lightweight waterproof jacket for occasional wear when traveling. The price was a bit steep...Read complete review

I purchased this jacket on the recommendation of my daughter, who was using it at college. I needed a lightweight waterproof jacket for occasional wear when traveling. The price was a bit steep for infrequent wear, but I loved all of the pockets and other features North Face included. It has been hanging in my closet for a couple of months and I pulled it out to wear to work today. Upon my arrival I discovered that the fabric was crumbling right along the edge of the seam sealing between the neck and hood of the jacket. NOT the quality and durability I expected from North Face and at this price point.

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(33 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Stylish and Functional

By 

from Seattle, WA

Pros

  • breathable
  • packable
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking
    • Running
    • Training

    Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

    I work in downtown Seattle where battling rain this time of year is a given. This jacket has already proven to be waterproof. I love the hood because it is deep enough to stay on my head even when I am wearing a ponytail. The velcro straps on the wrists are nice for adjusting how loose or tight you want them, depending on what you are layering underneath. The jacket zips all the way up to my chin to keep wind and rain out. I ordered both the Black and Miami Orange Venture Jackets in women's XXL. Online the Miami Orange looked more coral in color but, it was in fact orange orange. The fit is great; I'm a 16/18 or a XL-XXL top. There is room for me to wear a sweatshirt underneath. The sleeves are not short nor is the jacket. I would buy every color :) Hope this helps!

    (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Total Lining breakdown

    By 

    from New England

    Pros

    • love the pit vents
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hiking
      • Running

      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

      I've had the jacket for a couple of years. I live in New England so the jacket only gets use about 6 months a year. The lining is shot, flaking everywhere. I am so disappointed because I loved this jacket. $100 is a lot for a rain jacket and North Face has such a great reputation. Maybe Patagonia?

      (16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Very Disappointed

      By 

      from Alaska

      Pros

      • packable
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

          I really like this jacket for being light weight and fits really well. I'm highly disappointed that it is not waterproof as marketed and huge reason why i spent the money on it thinking this was it a stylish rain jacket that fit me really well. Standing in pouring rain last night at a concert I was soaked and cold because this jacket is not totally waterproof. I would rethink how this product is marketed.

          (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great light rain jacket

          By 

          from Mountains of western NC.

          Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

          I looked for a 3xl lightweight rain proof jacket & finally found the ONE!
          I received it on the day it snowed,sleeted & was freezing rain in NC. It fit perfectly,I wanted a size I could layer with a fleece for colder weather & I was warm & dry!There were limited colors in the womens' 3xl so I settled on the gray which is fine with me. It would have been nice to choose among the wide array of colors but they were not available in the size I wanted.I would recommend this to larger women looking for a jacket that fits & keeps you dry.

          (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Got me through 2 weeks in Ireland

          By 

          from California

          Pros

          • breathable
          • packable
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Climbing
            • Hiking
            • Mountain biking

            Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

            This jacket is simply amazing! I was able to roll it up and pack it in my purse, and pull it out when the weather got rainy or windy. It is super lightweight, but really does the trick when it comes to keeping you warm and dry. I normally wore this over a fleece, and the combo kept me comfortable is some truly heinous Irish wind and rain storms.

            This jacket is excellently designed to keep out wind and rain. The hood has a great soft bill and adjustable tabs to keep it on your head when it is windy and wet, the neck in front snaps sort of higher so you keep out the wind, and the sleeves have velcro straps to keep out cold and wetness. The bottom is slightly long, but it kept the seat of my pants dry. I also felt it breathed well, I never felt hot or stuffy.

            I would highly recommend this jacket for anyone traveling in wet weather.

            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By 

            from SC

            Pros

            • breathable
            • packable
            • Reflective
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hiking

              Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

              This is my second Venture Jacket. The lining in my first one started peeling off on my clothes but with North Face life time warrenty I sent it back for repairs/or replacement! It had to be replaced. It is rainproof, breaths well if it is warm out and very attractive looking. I highly recomend.

              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              PERFECT JACKET!!!

              By 

              from Seattle

              Pros

              • breathable
              • packable
              • super cute!
              • Waterproof
              • Wicking
              • Windproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Climbing
                • Hiking
                • Mountain biking
                • Running
                • Skiing
                • Training

                Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                I'm so glad I bought this jacket!! I bought it in black and I'm so glad I got it because it rains so bad where I live and I don't know what I would do without it!!! I was worried that the xs might be too small but it fits perfect! it's great to have a sweatshirt underneath it because if you don't you might be a little cold, all my friends said they wanted one of them when I went back to school with it after Christmas break! Overall I'm so glad I purchased this jacket, I LOVE IT!!!

                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not as it appears

                By 

                from rochester, ny

                Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                This jacket fit well, but I thought it was going to be a bit heavier weight
                I did return it. It's perfect for a 60 degree rainy/windy day. But I needed one for 40-50 degree weather.

                (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                changed the fit

                By 

                from Oregon

                Pros

                • breathable
                • warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                    They are a newer slimmer fit, and no longer have sleeves with elastic cuffs so they hang down halfway down my hand and rub as Im walking, Its really annoying. Don't ever change a best seller, there is a reason why people like it.

                    (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not a great product

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                    I bought two as Christmas gifts & when received I could not believe how thin of material the product is. I haven't worn it or tried it in the rain myself, and I am really hoping that they are worth the $99 that I spent on them. I think the two people who are receiving them at Christmas are going to be disappointed with asking for them. The picture makes it look A LOT heavier of a material than it actually is.

                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Super fast shipping

                    By 

                    from Modesto

                    Pros

                    • breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • packable
                    • warm
                    • Waterproof
                    • Windproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Climbing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain biking
                      • Running
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Training

                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                      I don't know if the shipping center was just nearby, but I received my Women's Venture Jacket within 1-2 days. I ordered the Dapple Grey and my only surprise is that it is a lot darker than the photo shown. Didn't quite know was "dapple" meant but I thought it was more of a white/grey in the photo but it's a bit more of a fair grey in person... Hope that makes sense. But I still like the color so I will probably keep it.

                      It weighs almost nothing!! And can fold up VERY small so that was exciting for me as I am only bringing a carry-on for my 2 month trip, and as a female I am having trouble grasping that idea.

                      I measured myself for a size Small and was concerned it may run slightly big in the chest section but it fits absolutely perfectly. It is quite thin, but I can tell just by trying it on the insulation is just right to keep you warm. There is also some room under it when zipped up if I wanted to wear another sweatshirt underneath. The hood is a great fit as well.

                      Has a ventilation zipper under the arms too. This jacket is perfect for backbackers in moderate-cold climates, especially in a wet season. Worth my money as far as I can tell. Hope this review helps!

                      (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Be aware, actual item looks different from picture

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                      Extremely disappointed. Ordered the grey one with pink lining, but when I got my jacket today, it's ALL grey. there's no pink whatsoever in this jacket. Now I have to pay for shipping to return this stupid item. Don't order from this website. If you can buy it at a retailer store it would be better since you can actually see the color. Going to call and complain tomorrow.

                      (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Very dissatisfied

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                      This jacket is very light weight. So much so it hardly seemed worth the price. Set it back to you. It was way too thin and looked cheap....

                      (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Very Disappointed

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                      Material felt and looked like cheap umbrella Fabric. Over priced. Was not expecting such a lowqquality jacket.

                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Disappointed.

                      By 

                      from Niceville FL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Dries Quickly
                      • Lightweight
                      • Waterproof
                      • Windproof

                      Cons

                      • Fabric quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear

                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                      I purchased this jacket on the recommendation of my daughter, who was using it at college. I needed a lightweight waterproof jacket for occasional wear when traveling. The price was a bit steep for infrequent wear, but I loved all of the pockets and other features North Face included. It has been hanging in my closet for a couple of months and I pulled it out to wear to work today. Upon my arrival I discovered that the fabric was crumbling right along the edge of the seam sealing between the neck and hood of the jacket. NOT the quality and durability I expected from North Face and at this price point.

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

                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Venture Jacket

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                      Our daughter had looked at the Northface website and asked for a Venture Jacket for Christmas so I purchased one online for her. When it arrived I was disappointed with how flimsy/thin the material was for the price paid. If I had seen this in the store I would never have thought it was worth the price. I'd recommend you look at this in the store before you buy this.

                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Happy

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • breathable
                      • packable
                      • Reflective
                      • Waterproof
                      • Windproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                          I love this jacket! The fit and length are just right. But, the color is completely off. I ordered the sugary pink and it's nothing like the cute pink in the picture. It's neon pink. I still really like it, but it was still disappointing.

                          (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Beware fo return fee

                          By 

                          from VA

                          Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                          I returned the jacket because it was rubbery on the inside. Not a good summer rain jacket. Also, I had to pay for the return. Most companies offer free shipping and return shipping.

                          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Great for rain--not for cold!

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                          This jacket is a quality rain jacket and the longer length is perfect!! However, I live in Minnesota and was expecting this jacket to be a little thicker. This jacket is not meant to keep you super warm so plan on wearing layers underneath if you live in colder climates! Because it is very lightweight though it is nice to simply keep the rain off you. When the material runs together (i.e. when you're walking and your arms swing) it makes a rather loud swishing noise which can get a little annoying too.

                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love it!

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                          Light weight jacket. Works good in the rain and I use it as a wind breaker. So happy with the purchase. The site recommended a medium for me, but I got a small and like the way it fits. I wanted something more fitted, if you're going to wear heavy sweaters underneath, I would go with the recommended size. Great product, thanks again North Face!

                          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Disappointed

                          By 

                          from Connecticut

                          Pros

                          • packable
                          • Windproof

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                              I bought this jacket about a year ago. My husband has one and loves it. I really like how lightweight and packable it is, however water gets through and I get wet whenever I wear it in the rain. I purchased it to use as a raincoat, but it just hasn't performed as I thought that it would. Rain just seeps in through the fabric, especially on the sleeves. Considering the price, I would expect to keep dry in the rain, so I'm disappointed with the purchase. I would recommend it as a windbreaker, but not as a raincoat.

                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great Lightweight Jacket but Color Options Disappointing

                              By 

                              from Columbia, South Carolina

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Dries Quickly
                              • Lightweight
                              • Waterproof
                              • Windproof

                              Cons

                              • Color selection

                              Best Uses

                              • Casual Wear
                              • Hiking
                              • Wet Weather

                              Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                              Love everything about this jacket except the color selection. I'm not a manly-girl by any stretch of the imagination but I would appreciate more color options that were not so specifically girl-oriented. Especially for an outerwear jacket, I prefer something neutral colored; however, this color palate is almost exclusively bright or pastel feminine colors. The one really nice more gender neutral option with some color sold out almost immediately - so, North Face, take that as an indication that just because I'm buying a female jacket does not mean I want to only choose from pinks, purples, and pastels!

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

                              (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Flaky Lining, Not waterproof, Changed the style

                              By 

                              from Portland, OR

                              Pros

                              • Old Style Is Cute

                              Cons

                              • Changed The Style
                              • Inside Layer Flakes
                              • Not a good fit

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                                I bought my jacket around 4 years ago. It is NOT waterproof! Which blow my mind seeing as it is advertised as waterproof 'jacket is designed to protect you from rain.'
                                Since it was peeling, I went to trusty REI where I originally purchased it, and since it was before they changed their policy, they said they'd let me get a brand new one. I went to go grab one and was so disappointed to find out that the style had changed. The elastic on the bottom of the jacket is different, its more fitted, and theres no elastic at the wrist? What the heck? The only change I can understand is making them more fitted, not to say that I like the change, I do not, but I understand it. I DONT understand why they would take away the elastic in the wrist? Or change the elastic at the bottom? I'm very disappointed in the changes that were made, that it literally is falling apart after only 4 years of gentle use, and the fact that it is not actually waterproof. I don't see myself purchasing north face products again.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Fit and color is amazing

                                By 

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

                                • packable
                                • Waterproof
                                • Wicking

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                                    For reference, I'm 5'2, 110 lb bought the myrtle green jacket in xs and I'm in love. It's the most gorgeous green, leaves a little room for layering, and lightweight. BUY IT!

                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Best summer rain jacket

                                    By 

                                    from Undisclosed

                                    Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                                    I love my venture jacket! It's light and cool with zippers under the arm for ventilation. I'm a camp counselor so the jacket sees a lot of use. It's durable and keeps the rain off. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a summer rain jacket.

                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Investment

                                    By 

                                    from Undisclosed

                                    Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                                    I brought this coat in December to prepare for Janaury winter and rainy days. The outter part of the jacket is very neat and protective for moisture weather. I normally wear a sweater underneath and it keeps me warm with I'm outside. This is a very nice stylish jacket.

                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great jacket!

                                    By 

                                    from Ventura, ca

                                    Pros

                                    • breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • packable
                                    • warm
                                    • Waterproof
                                    • Wicking
                                    • Windproof

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Climbing
                                      • Hiking
                                      • Mountain biking
                                      • Running
                                      • Training

                                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                                      This jacket is cute and comfortable. Great for layering. I'm glad I decided on this jacket. The sleeves are a little long and so it the bottom of the jacket but that's probably cause I'm short. One thing I love is that it's not big and bulky like most rain jackets but still does it's job of keeping me warm and dry. I got this jacket for a vacation to Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada where it rains a lot and its perfect!

                                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Leaks like a sieve

                                      By 

                                      from Port Orchard, Wa

                                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                                      I am from the Pacific Northwest and work outdoors. I really count on my wardrobe to keep me dry. This jacket, sadly didn't cut it for me. It leaks at all the seams and I was soaked in no time. Furthermore, it has no elastic in the sleeves which I found annoying as I'm small and am obliged to deal with velcro every time I put it on or take it off. Intending to return it.

                                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Women's Venture Jacket

                                      By 

                                      from Pa

                                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                                      This jacket did not meet the North Face standards in my book. The jacket looked good,felt soft and the style up to date but the material was not of a good quality. Nonetheless the jacket was sent back.

                                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Satisfied

                                      By 

                                      from Michigan

                                      Comments about The North Face Venture Jacket - Women's:

                                      Ok, so I bought this rain coat in 2010 in color of green. I sent it back because the inside insulation was literally falling apart and it being a rain/wind jacket used to keep "wetness" on the outside and not inside made the jacket pointless to wear. So, I decided to send it back and see if it was fixable. They ended up sending me a gift card because of their life time warranty on this product because my original color green didnt exist anymore and jacket was not fixable. I was so happy with my old rain jacket so I decided to get the exact same one (or close to it any way; new color is the olive green). The coat still remains AWESOME (even though it is in a different color now). BTW - I use it to race in (24+ hour endurance adventure racing), socialize in, do errands in, sometimes to work on rainy/windy days and its just amazing. Still happy with the coat.

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