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The North Face Men's Venture 2 Half Zip Pant
The North Face Men's Venture 2 Half Zip Pant
  • Drawstring closure
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  • Package Dimensions: 15.75 x 11.05 x 3.25 inches
  • Date First Available: September 12, 2019
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,807 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #443 in Men's Athletic Pants
    • #28133 in Men's Shops

    Ski patrollers have to show up for their shifts, no matter what the weather. I've been looking for a rain gear solution for many years, using everything from Gloucester fisherman's duds to ponchos to plastic bags. After extensively reading reviews, I decided to buy The North Face Venture 2 Jacket and Rain Pants.

    Yesterday was the first chance that I had to put this combo together. I had a 9-hour shift in continuous rain (1.15" during that period). Temps about 35degF.

    I donned the gear in the locker room and headed out to the lifts to start the day in downpour conditions. While water was beading up on the surface and shedding nicely, I wasn't sure if it was still seeping through. About 3 hours in, I went inside of the top house and took off the jacket and pants. My patrol parka, worn underneath, was only the slightest bit damp, and only at the outermost surface (warm and dry within). Same for the pants - my regular Gore-tex bibs were just a bit damp on the outer surface (they are old bibs and haven't had a DWR treatment in a long time). Anyway, 6 hours of rain later, and in the locker room at the end of the day, the gear underneath the Venture 2 jacket and pants were in the same condition - lightly damp on the surface and dry within. I could feel a light dampness to the interior of the Venture jacket and pants, but clearly they were not letting water through in any significant way. Note also that I had a backpack on all day and nothing came through where the straps wear against the jacket. I don't think that the interior moisture came from inside (i.e., sweat condensate); I vented the gear.

    So, this system works. Note that I had my standard ski gear on underneath. If you are using this for rain protection in non-winter conditions, I would advise the use of an insulation layer as it does get a tad moist on the inner surface, and that would not be comfortable, say, with only a cotton tee shirt on or with just shorts. You're going to feel moisture and likely feel cold, but you won't get soaked. I'd say you could use these with jeans/hiking pants and a thin Merino summer top and do quite well in wet and warm conditions.

    YMMV, but this system worked for me in serious rain conditions.

    Sizing... 5'-9" and 150# with full winter gear including a ski patrol parka ... size medium worked well.

    Outstanding rain paint from one of my favorite companies. Pretty tough. This will probably out last most camping/backpacking careers. The fabric on my last pair started chemically breaking down after decades of use and I got rid of it only because of the smell... not because of any seams coming apart, rips, tears, or not rainproof anymore. Keep this out of the sun as much as you practically can and it will outlast you. My only complaint is I wanted this in navy blue but was not available. I settled on black which is is still very nice.

    These were a God's send! They were perfect, slightly stretchy at the waist, but fit like a charm every where else. I purchased them to travel in Scotland where I needed something wash and wear in case of lots of rain, and they did not disappoint. They were light, and yet held warmth. (Because I'm always cold, so I'd notice it if they felt too cool). I enjoyed them so much that I had to control myself after arriving home, making them my "go to" pants. LOL

    I had a Goretex rain suit. Nothing was wrong with it, except it's about two decades old. That could breath.
    This stuff they got now does not breath. What happened to Goretex? Every Goretex suit I find, is insulated, or black.
    All I want is a simple Goretex suit again. This suit left me dripping wet from the inside. Sheesh.

    The North Face Men’s Venture 2 Half-Zip DWR Hiking Pants are just what I needed for hiking! High quality construction, light weight, and comfortable. Good looking. Love them!

    Ripped at the seem after a couple uses. I was walking up an incline and the crotch seem ripped. I expect way better for this price.

    Update: Manufacturer will not honor warranty because of third party seller.

    Too expensive for non-insulated rain pants. I am 5'9" 175 and I ordered a medium, they were entirely too tight. Sent them back

    Trash, they are paper thin and not insulated, you’ll surely have to wear something under these to keep you warm.


    I used 3 times and it was ripped. Expensive and low quality

    Ho testato abbondantemente questi sovrapantoloni, sono completamente impermeabili, praticamente al pari del goretex. Li ho usati sotto la pioggia (tanta) sia a piedi che in bici, con oltre mezzo metro di neve sia con che senza ciaspole, rientrato sempre completamente asciutto. Mi ritengo totalmente soddisfatto, ne ho acquistato un paio in versione short anche per mia moglie, stesso risultato fortunatamente. Le taglie sono leggermente abbondanti come sempre per The North Face, io son alto quasi 1.80 per 73 kg e con la versione long riesco ad avere discreta protezione anche in bici...

    Très pratique et très léger pour une bonne randonnée ou marche. J'en suis très content et j'adore cette marque américaine

    Was really pleased with these, good expected fit, zips at ankles to put on over boots. Good quality and look