Men's Ventum Shell

$115.00 Weight 1.6 oz / 46.0 g
Lead Time 1 Week Choosing the right layer for crisp spring mornings and chilly fall nights can be a challenge. Our Men's Ventum Shell is crafted to cut the breeze and trap warmth in your base layer or against your skin. It’s perfect for when a base layer alone is not enough, but insulation would make you overheat. Weighing under 2 ounces this is a must-have item for when you plan to hike in cool weather.
  • 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.

  • Mosquito proof

  • 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.

.59 oz/sqyd Ventum Ripstop Nylon

This super light, high quality, 7 denier fabric has a ciré finish on both sides and weighs in at just .59 oz/sqyd (20 g/m²).  Featuring a high quality "C6" durable water repellent (DWR), this ripstop and tear resistant material can also handle a light sprinkle but is not waterproof.

Ventum nylon cuts the wind while still allowing for excellent vapor transfer that makes the fabric highly breathable. With a soft texture, Ventum is not sticky or plasticky like some other fabrics in this weight range.

As the material is down and mosquito proof, it is an excellent choice for wind shell clothing and sleeping bag shells.

 .59 oz/sqyd (20 g/m²)

Made in Japan.


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.

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Craig Y.
Colorado, USA

Thanks for the awesome gear

“The windshirt is also great for when we hike to caves in cold weather, usually the hikes are very demanding and treacherous, so the heat trapping ability of your windshirt really helps without overheating me before we get into the cave. It also packs down super small so I can throw it into my caving pack to have available when we exit. It is also good to put over my alpine puffy when the wind really starts blowing and I'm exposed and taking a break on the side of mountain, above treeline. “

Anne G.
California, USA

I used it almost every day

"I can not imagine how it would have been on my trip in Iceland without the wind shell. The function, the weight, and the bulk were stupendous. I used it almost every day and often I missed not having pants in the same material."

Jeff M.
Arkansas, USA

Please add that your Ventum Wind Shell Jacket is also mosquito proof to the description page!

"Please add that your Ventum Wind Shell Jacket is also mosquito proof to the description page! It was THE reason I pulled the trigger to purchase it and is the reason others here in my town have gone to your website to check it out. And has become the preverbal Linus’ security blanket to me. It has even held up to the dreaded devils club spines here! My previous protection was a VERY bulky mosquito suit or jacket and pant. - just a suggestion."

Hunter H.
California, USA

It's indispensable

"I love my wind shell! You were right, it's indispensable. :)"

Dan V.
Pennsylvania, USA

By far my favorite new addition

"We made it to Waynesboro for a little break before heading on to (ultimately) Harpers Ferry. By far my favorite new addition is the wind shirt. On windy cold mornings or at night it really blocks the chill. I've worn it under my Challenger rain jacket a few times during freezing (by Florida standards) downpours. Creates a soft comfortable barrier to the jacket. I'll have to get a smaller one for normal day use upon my return though. My error in buying the XL, although I do enjoy the extra room while sleeping."