Men's Ventum Wind Shell

22 reviews
$139.00 Weight 1.7 oz / 48.0 g


Lead Time Ships in About 3 Weeks 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 .51 oz/sqyd Ventum ripstop nylon. This fabric is tightly woven and heat calendared to cut the wind.

  • High quality "C0" 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.

.51 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 .51 oz/sqyd (20 g/m²).  Featuring a high quality "C0" 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.


Weight:
 .51 oz/sqyd (17 g/m²)

Made in Japan.


Measuring:

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.

Click here for instructions on how to properly clean and care for your zipper.

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LC
04/12/2021
Loraine C.
United States United States
Ventum wind shell

Lightweight

DH
03/22/2021
David H.
United States United States
Great products and service

Have bought many items from ZPacks over the last four years, all great products. After recently ordering something in the incorrect size, I also learned how great their costumer service is as well. I highly recommend the ZPacks company and thank them for providing great products hard to find in most stores. D Haggard

DB
06/11/2020
David B.
United States United States
New free duo

Don’t have it yet but others I have are great

MS
05/18/2020
Michael S.
United States United States
Men's Ventum Shell

Nicely made, superlight, comfortable to wear. I'd kind of like a pocket, maybe with zipper, though that would add a tiny bit to the weight. It would nice to be able to adjust the elastic in the waist.

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AG
05/18/2020
Anne G.
Switzerland Switzerland
Thank you for a super cloth

It is the second one because the first did become a hole. I use it very often in Iceland and I am very happy with it. Thank you a lot!