The North Face Venture Jacket is a wonderful rain and wind jacket. As one of our most popular outerwear pieces, we have been selling this particular jacket for years. The North Face has a lifetime warranty that covers manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship, regardless of the age of the product. Venture Jackets are waterproof which makes them windproof. They are light enough that they can be used most of the year, depending on where you live. If you plan to layer with the jacket on, you may want to buy a size up. Keep in mind that the more you layer, the less the jacket will breathe. Normally without layers on the jacket does a good job of wicking away moisture from the body, therefore keeping the consumer dry and cool. Venture jackets pack into their left hand pockets and zip closed so they are about eight by six inches long when packed away. This is a wonderful travel feature if you need a light jacket for changing weather conditions, or if you're travelling and want a piece of rain gear in a carry on. Overall a great piece that is reasonably priced that will last a lifetime if well taken care of.