Warmth plus breathability. It’s not a contradiction when you’re wrapped up in the Ventrix Hoodie from The North Face. This dependable layer for cold-weather pursuits even throws in an ample amount of stretch for good measure. The secret sauce is the Ventrix insulation that’s inherently stretchy, coupled with air-permeable 30-denier nylon through the shell. Perforations in heat-prone areas open as you move, pumping heat out and helping you vent with every stride.
- Made of lightweight and highly air-permeable 30-denier 92% nylon, 8% elastane with a DWR finish to shed light precip.
- Higher-denier forearm fabric adds durability and abrasion resistance.
- Insulated with 80g of Ventrix synthetic insulation that stretches to move with you.
- Laser-perforated underarm panels and internal centre-back panel open with movement to vent excess heat and remain closed when you stop to seal in heat.
- Smooth-running YKK Vislon front zip has an internal wind flap and a zipper garage.
- Zippered chest and hand pockets give you storage options.
- Elastic edge binding at hood and cuffs and adjustable hem cinch cord keep the wind out.
|Face fabric||30-denier ripstop nylon|
|Lining/backer||30-denier ripstop nylon|
|Insulation||80g/sq. m polyester|
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.