The North Face Men's Venture Jacket uses recycled nylon ripstop instead of conventional petroleum-based materials, earning it an Editors' Choice Green Award from Backpacker Magazine. Waterproof and breathable, the jacket's HyVent (2.5-layer) membrane blocks outside moisture while allowing built-up perspiration to evaporate. A fully adjustable hood closes tightly to combat fierce winds and driving rain. The brushed chin guard lining gives a soft and scratch-free feel when the jacket is fully zipped. For convenient storage, this jacket easily folds into its hand pocket for portability when hiking, climbing, and backpacking.