Ventus Active Hoodie - Men's

Ventus- named from the Latin origin word for ‘wind’, this lightweight insulated active hoodie vents incredibly well all while maintaining its static insulation properties.

  • Ultralight Weight & Packability: At just 7 oz, the Ventus is half the weight of other comparable insulated hoodies. This mid layer can do more for you while weighing less & packing down to the size of a grapefruit.
  • Body-Mapped Breathability & Reactive Warmth: This is enabled through perforated armpit vents, targeted insulation placement, and actively breathable 3DeFX insulation. 3DeFX stretches with you as you move, allowing more heat to pass through when you need to vent. When not in motion, the insulation maximizes loft for more warmth. Stay the perfect temperature regardless of your activity levels!
  • Motion Oriented Design: Not only does the insulation stretch with you, but the durable 2-Way Stretch Nylon will also give you freedom of motion for a wide range of activities.
  • Simple With Style: The sleek design, subtle branding, and athletic fit all contribute to a versatile hoodie that looks good in any application. 

For backpackers, mountain bikers, snowshoers, & adventurers on the go, The Ventus Active Hoodie is a must-have. Experience the outdoors more comfortably with the insulated outdoor hoodie that offers warmth without the weight.

7 oz (Size Medium)


3DeFX Insulation that stretches with you and creates maximum loft and warmth

20D Ripstop Nylon is durable and keeps the hoodie ultralight

Body-Mapped Insulation Placement allows the hoodie to vent more for the areas of your torso that are typically the hottest

YKK 1/4 Zipper allows for easy on and off and increased venting

Perforated Underarm Vents are one of the most breathable areas on the hoodie, giving you max comfort

Drop Back Hem that keeps you covered whether you are sitting or on the move

Stretch Cuffs make sure the hoodie fits well while giving the hoodie a simple, sleek look

Insulated Hood moves with your head without blocking vision 

Lightweight coatings allow the Ventus to also act as a wind breaker and stay water resistant

Thumb Loops help you keep your sleeves from bunching when you are laying another jacket over the Ventus Hoodie

Hidden Inner Pocket allows you to easily pack down the hoodie while not in use

Athletic Cut gives the hoodie a sleek appearance

Subtle Branding is unobtrusive and gives the hoodie a sleek appearance


  • Insulation: 25 g/m2 3DeFX active stretch insulation
  • Shell Fabric: 20D Ripstop Nylon DWR treated
  • Inner Fabric: 20D Ripstop Nylon
  • Color: Black, Blue, Olive
  • Gender: Male, Female
  • Zippers: YKK
  • Fit: Athletic - the Ventus should fit fairly close to skin. You should only be able to wear a base layer or light shirt beneath it.
  • Tall Size Fit: tall sizes are approximately 2 inches longer in the sleeves & 2 inches taller in the torso.
  • Warranty: Outdoor Vitals Performance Promise

Cleaning: Machine wash cold, use mild detergent, airdry

Layering Collection: Kinetic

Layering Category: Active Insulation

Product Care

Your Ventus Active Hoodie is a high performance piece of gear. It needs some extra attention to keep it performing at the highest level.

Please read through the care instructions below to ensure that you care for it properly:

Before Washing

  • Never wash your jacket in a washing machine that has an agitator.
  • If you cannot follow either of these prior instructions you should hand wash your jacket using the detergent and drying process described below.

The Wash & Dry Process

  1. Use a mild detergent like Dreft (for babies) or Nikwax (for technical gear).
  2. Choose Low Spin or Delicate wash.
  3. Choose Cold Wash & Cold Rinse.
  4. Hang dry until the jacket is completely dry.
  5. Then loft and redistribute your insulation in the dryer by running it for 10 minutes on low or no heat with 3 dryer balls.

For more information on caring for your gear please visit https://outdoorvitals.com/pages/care-guide-faq


3DeFX Technology

Four types of spiral-shaped fibers are intertwined to give 3DeFX insulation more loft and stretchability than traditional microfiber synthetic insulations. This insulation stretches with you as you move, allowing heat to escape & keeping you at the perfect temperature!

When active, your body motion stretches the tiny coils of fiber in the insulation.  As the coils are stretched (much like trampoline springs,) the 3DeFX insulation is less lofty & more heat is allowed to pass through. 

As soon as you stop moving, those tiny insulation fibers coil back up and create maximum loft in the insulation.

Basically what this means is that you get a warmer insulation that weighs less & helps regulate temperature.

Features & Capabilities

We've made sure to add all your favorite features to maximize warmth, utility, coverage, and design. The features of the Ventus Active Hoodie will allow you to adapt to many different types of adventures!

Additional Details

View these video resources for more details about the Ventus materials, insulation, features, & design.

Ultralight Stretch Technology

3DeFX™ Insulation

Utilizing the new innovative3DeFX Insulationwe were able to create a hoodie that weighs only half of what other traditional insulated hoodies weigh while retaining high warmth value and active body-mapped breathability!

More Warmth, Less Weight

Weighing just 7 oz, the Ventus is warmer than any traditional cotton or fleece hoodie.

At the same time it's also incredibly breathable when you need that instead!

the Ventus vs others

Here's how the Ventus compares to other popular warmth layers.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 265 reviews
Charles Wright

Great fit. Stylish. Functional.

Jeff D
Great midlayer!

I really like this pullover as a midlayer. Athletic fit, good materials and help keep me warm. Nice job on this! Only ask is for some hand pockets.

J dub
Ventis Hoodie

This hoodie is super versatile. I use it for hiking/backpacking of course and it works perfect for fishing, golfing pretty much anything I do outside. Washes up easily so it's always ready for the next use. Really great product Thanks OV.

Kristopher Steele
Worth every penny

Just did a soggy section hike in the Roan Highlands. This was the perfect mid layer. Kept my temperature regulated well. Hood up or down, the vents at the pits and the quarter zip - I had lots of options to warm up or cool down. Jacket got wet and still kept me warm as advertised. I don’t write many reviews but due to how well this particular piece of my gear performed, I felt I had to help convince other hikers to pull the trigger and get it.

Fit and Feel

I mostly wear a medium but I followed the sizing chart and I’m glad I did. Incredibly warm and wind resistant for how light it is. The mesh under the arm pits make for great ventilation. Started wearing it regularly and not just while hiking