Men's Ventum Shell
Elastic at the back hem, and at the wrists to keep wind out.
Elastic at the hood for a snug fit around your face.
Constructed from .59 oz/sqyd Ventum ripstop nylon. This fabric is tightly woven and heat calendared to cut the wind.
High quality "C6" durable water repellent (DWR). Not waterproof.
Highly wind resistant
Excellent vapor transfer / breathability - comfortable to wear, not clammy
Soft feeling - not sticky or plasticy like some other fabrics in this weight range.
Ripstop / tear resistant.
Lightest weight wind shell available with a hood and full length zipper.
The jacket packs down tiny into an integrated storage pocket.
All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.
Made in the USA.
Measure your chest using a string or cloth tape measure and go by the "Fits up to" size. The "Fits up to" size includes a few inches of wiggle room for layering. The jackets are straight cut (like Men's jackets) and do not flair out at the hips.
They are fine for women, but make sure your hips will fit the bottom hem girth, or size up. A women's specific version is also available here.
- base layer
I got one for myself and one for my wife and we both think it’s a great shell. It weighs nothing and takes up almost no space in our packs so we always take it with us. It does what it’s supposed to do. Another great item from Zpacks!
Excellent gear and fast shipping.
Terrific garment, far lighter than any other shell
I do most o fly hiking and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada of California. In summer and fall, there’s the occasional shower, and any prolonged rain will show up in the weather forecast. So I just need something to lock in the warmth over my fleece for lunch on a windy ridge or cold evening and mornings in camp. I don’t need a 12-ounce parka. This does the job for that. Kept out howling winds last week and is only 2 ounces.
This my second jacket, I lost my blue one when it slipped out of my wife's tote bag. Panic set in when I realized it was gone because I wear it on the Camino de Santiago every day. It blocks the wind and just adds enough warmth so that I don't sweat. My wife uses her jacket as a vapor barrier and even sleeps in it. Over or under your clothes this less than 2 oz jacket is a win.