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 269 reviews
Favorite layering piece

Hands down, this is my favorite layering piece I own. It’s super light, very warm, fit is great and it packs down super small. What is not to love?!

Austin Meono

So far I love this hoodie. It is such a great combination of comfort and warmth! Super breathable so it’s perfect for actually wearing while being active. Great product!

Meets expectations

Wasn’t as tight fitting as I saw other reviews said. I am 5’10” about 180 lbs and I ordered a large and it fits just about perfectly. So wish it had pockets though, but understand the reasoning for not having them. Put it on and wore it for a few mins and definitely started getting warm, will be great for my hikes in the mountains

Rick Townsend
Great fit, perfect flexibility, and incredible warmth.

I purchased the Ventus Hoodie for an upcoming 100+ mile trip in NM and cant wait to get this on-trail. The Ventus is the perfect balance of weight to warmth and truly helps to maximize my layering.

Charles Wright

Great fit. Stylish. Functional.