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For over 40 years, The North Face® has provided an authentic solution to the real needs of athletes.









HyVent ® Tech : Waterproof  


A superior waterproof, breathable technology utilizing a polyurethane (PU) coating that consists of a tri-component, multi-layer formula for waterproof protection, moisture permeability and durability. HyVent® technology has been lab- and field-tested to ensure the best possible durability and function while also maintaining an optimum level of breathability. To test the level of waterproofness, we subjected HyVent® garments to 20 wash cycles, where garments retained an average of more than 60 PSI on the waterproofing Mullens est.





Benefits
Waterproof
Breathable
Protection in Rain and Snow
Ideal for Skiing and Climbing

The North Face incorporates 5 specialized fabric technologies in our products: 
HyVent Alpha  
HyVent 2L   
HyVent 3L  
HyVent DT  
HyVent DT EC  

HyVent® Alpha

A fabric used in the Summit Series™ collection, this burly, waterproof fabric utilizes a microporous, hydrophobic lamination technology that retains its capabilities in even the most severe conditions. Its laminate membrane, constructed with nearly half a million holes per square inch, allows perspiration to pass through the jacket before it condenses to liquid, keeping you dry, warm and comfortable. 

Benefits 
  • Superior Protection in Most Severe Weather Conditions
  • Unique Laminate Construction Keeps You Dry, Warm and Comfortable

HyVent ® 2-Layer

Utilizing a two-layer construction to stay simultaneously breathable and waterproof in extreme conditions, this fabric excels in any exploration. The durable woven outer layer repels wet weather and protects from abrasion, while the inner-layer utilizes a polyurethane coating and micro-pores to channel water vapor to the outer layer. The end result is a superior waterproof, breathable technology that stays dry inside and out.

Benefits
  • Two-Layer Protection in Rain and Snow
  • Repels Wet Weather
  • Redirects Water Vapor
  • Ideal for Climbing and Skiing

HyVent® 3-Layer

Utilizing a three-layer construction to stay simultaneously breathable and waterproof in extreme conditions, this fabric excels in any exploration. The durable woven outer layer repels wet weather and protects from abrasion, while the mid-layer utilizes a polyurethane coating and micro-pores to channel water vapor from the inner layer to the outer. The comfortable inner layer is also engineered to manage moisture, channeling it up to the micro-pores. The end result is a superior waterproof, breathable technology that stays dry inside and out. 

Benefits
  • Three-Layer Protection in Rain and Snow
  • Repels Wet Weather
  • Redirects Water Vapor
  • Moisture Management
  • Ideal for Climbing and Skiing

HyVent® DT

Using the same principle as HyVent® 3-Layer but reducing the thickness of the third layer, this waterproof fabric is lightweight, packable and more breathable than other unlined treated fabric. HyVent® DT is created by applying a polyurethane (PU) coating with a DT print matrix, which acts as a dry-touch, half-layer coating. The DT half layer adds durability and comfort by physically separating the HyVent® DT PU coating from the skin. HyVent® DT eliminates the need for a liner and is commonly referred to as a 2.5-layer fabric. 

Benefits
  • More Waterproofing and Breathability than Other Unlined Treated Fabrics
  • Two-Layer Protection in Rain and Snow
  • Repels Wet Weather
  • Redirects Water Vapor
  • Ideal for Climbing and Skiing

HyVent ® DT EC

As an alternative to the use of petroleum-derived materials, HyVent® DT EC makes use of natural castor oil from beans, reducing the use of synthetic components by 50 percent compared to conventional fabric membranes. HyVent® DT EC also maintains ideal waterproof, breathable performance qualities and features enhanced performance in cool to cold conditions, making the membrane ideally suited for skiing, snowboarding and other spring- and winter-weather applications.

Benefits
  • Durable Protection in Rain and Snow
  • Repels Wet Weather
  • Redirects Water Vapor
  • Moisture Management
  • Ideal for Backpacking, Climbing and Skiing