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.