KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is The North Face Hyvent. Even if you live in a region that doesn't experience heavy winter weather, chances are you'll still run into rain from time to time. The North Face Hyvent is a technology proven to deliver waterproof protection and heavy duty durability. Available in jackets and pants, The North Face Hyvent products are ideal for skiing and climbing, but are suitable for just about any outdoor activities you can think of.

What is it? The North Face Hyvent is a fabric that has been treated with a polyurethane coating which consists of a tri-component, multi-layer formula. It's been lab tested by The North Face to ensure that it will deliver waterproof functionality, breathability, and long-lasting durability.

How does it work? The North Face Hyvent works by providing a completely waterproof shell that protects in rain and snow conditions. The North Face Hyvent is also designed to be highly breathable, so it won't smother you with heat despite its barrier-like properties. Best of all, The North Face Hyvent is built to last with a highly durable construction.

Notable products: TNF Venture Jacket, TNF Resolve Jacket, TNF Women's Venture Jacket, TNF Burst Rock Jacket

Bottom line: Whether you've got several ski trips planned or are just looking to stay dry during your daily run, The North Face Hyvent technology provides reliable waterproof protection. 

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