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Pros: great price, prompt delivery Cons: small hood, insufficient size info
Was debating between Venture 2 and Arrowood Triclimate as both were discounted to a very good price on Amazon. Decided on Venture 2 seeing I could add extra layers if needed without paying the higher price. Being petite and wear mostly xs or even xxs, I was surprised how fitted this jacket was, which was unusual for me as I was expecting a more relaxed, oversized fit, especially most reviews mention the sleeves being too long and advise sizing down! Turned out I was sent an Asian version that’s marked US size XS and Asia S (see photo), which is still strange as I normally wear XS in Asian sizing (XXS in US). Anyway, can’t complain for the price I paid, it only means I could now layer less underneath than I was hoping. Jacket feels pretty well made with all tags and labels intact so I have no doubt in authenticity. Haven’t had a chance to go out so can’t comment on waterproof and such. The only real downside is that the hood fits small, it doesn’t cover properly with a high bun/ ponytail and I don’t have a big head, hope it does cover enough when it rains.
This is a very good jacket- the only reason I haven’t given 5 stars is that I wouldn’t say it was a relaxed fit. It is more shaped at the waist than it looks on the photo. However I an a medium usually and it fits well over a light fleece - anything bulkier might be a struggle.