When there’s a frigid chill in the air, cozy up to this insulated winter coat that combines a waterproof, breathable DryVent 2L exterior with thermal 550-fill down insulation to create a resilient barrier against winter snowstorms. Removable insulated hood features (zip-off) faux-fur trim for a cozy touch. Quilted taffeta lining offers next-to-skin comfort and ease of dress.
The company describes the Ventrix as designed for “highly aerobic activity in variable weather conditions.” In other words: versatile. It also comes with or without a hood, depending on your budget or needs.
I had the chance to try out The North Face’s Ventrix Hoodie ($220), and I was overall impressed by its warmth, water resistance, breathability, and comfortability above all else. It’s worth saying, though, that while the breathability is nice, it likely won’t entirely solve the need to adjust layers during aerobic activities like hiking.