The newly released Ventrix Jacket and Hoodie is The North Face’s next evolution of synthetic-insulation technology designed for highly aerobic activity in variable weather conditions. Ventrix technology features laser-perforation to the insulation that are designed to expand and release heat or contract and retain heat with movement to keep from overheating or sweating out.

The Ventrix recently received the prestigious 2017 Editors’ Choice award from Backpacker Magazine and is available in two styles at Paddy Pallin, Ventrix Jacket for Women and a hooded version, Ventrix Hoodie for Men.

Paddy Pallin: What is special about the Ventrix technology?

The North Face: The state-of-the-art Ventrix technology features laser-perforation, balances warmth and breathability and is designed to expand and release heat or contract and retain heat as you move. Made with warm, water-resistant material created to stretch for increased mobility, the jacket is designed for a variety of weather conditions and activities that will keep you moving without overheating or sweating out.

Paddy Pallin: What kind of activity is the Ventrix Jacket built for?

The North Face: The North Face Ventrix technology is designed for aerobic activities in all types of colder weather. Constructed from lightweight material with water-resistant coating, the jacket will keep you warm while at rest and cool while in motion – the ideal outerwear piece for outdoor activities this fall and winter.


  • Warm, water-resistant hoodie with Ventrix™ dynamic-venting insulation
  • Ventrix™ is the next evolution of synthetic-insulation technology
  • Designed for highly aerobic activity in variable weather conditions
  • Slim Fit
  • Lightweight, highly air-permeable fabrics
  • Laser-perforated under the arms for dynamic venting that balances warmth and breathability
  • Higher-denier fabric on forearms for added durability
  • Pre-tensioned hood binding
  • Exposed, VISLON® center front zip
  • Concealed chest and hand pockets
  • Elastic-bound cuffs
  • Hem cinch-cord
  • Laser-perforated center-back panel with contrast color underlay

Stay tuned for a more indepth review once we have had a chance to give The North Face Ventrix a good work out.


About The Author

Dave Casey

Dave has worked as an International Expedition Leader and in Outdoor Education for over 15 years. He has extensive travel and guiding experience in Australia, NZ, Asia, South/North America and Europe. In his spare time Dave is a keen bushwalker, mountain biker and climber while also dabbling in some mountaineering and sea kayaking. He is currently working at Paddys as the National Account Manager, to fund all of the above.

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