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Venture Jacket: Made from quick-drying woven fabric with the right amount of stretch, this go-everywhere jacket has built-in security pockets to hold your ID, keys, money and more. UPF50+ sun protection. Zip front with waist drawcord for a perfect fit. Convertible roll-tab sleeves. Handwarmer pockets offer single-snap closures; the right pocket has a hidden zip security pocket.
  • Polyester/spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
  • 28½" long
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Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 29 reviews)

September 15, 2019
"I have an older version of this jacket that I have had for a long time and finally needs replaced after years of travel. This new style is no match for the older one. My older jacket is a small petite and fits well, but I ordered med petite. This jacket is more boxy & comes further down on hips and does not fit over my hips. The zipper does not go both ways. Fabric is nice and a bit heavier than older version. MAJOR issue is what happened to all the pockets on inside? Returned."
September 12, 2019
"This lightweight jacket is perfect for travel. It goes with everything. The fabric is slightly stretchy and doesn’t wrinkle. You can layer it over a sweater or fleece in colder weather. If it had a hood I’d rate it 5 stars."
February 11, 2019
"I needed a lighter safari like jacket for travel to SE Asia. This jacket has two large pockets to hold a camera or small coin purse. It is light and seems to be just what I was looking for. I ordered a small (size 6 - 8) and it runs true to size, with room to wear a light tee shirt or blouse underneath the jacket."
August 03, 2018
"I had previously ordered a vest from Travelsmith, which looks like this jacket, but without sleeves. The material is the same. Encouraged by the great fit of the vest, I ordered this jacket, same size. Sadly, it fits nothing like the vest. It’s too big on top and too snug across the hips. The material is very thin, so the jacket really feels more like a shirt. I already paid $10 for shipping., Having to pay $7.50 to return it, this little adventure would cost me $17.50. Lesson learned! "
July 20, 2018
"Way too long & armholes too long for a SP. I’m 5’2” & 110lbs. It was sized the same as a misses small. No petite item has worked for me from TravelSmith."
June 27, 2018
"I am very happy with this item"
June 23, 2018
"I purchased the Olive in Small, and it fits perfectly. Great fabric and styling. Great travel jacket."
June 20, 2018
"For a 27 day trip, I made the navy jacket, the navy vest and a black vest with SlimSation slacks in red, black, navy and white my basic wardrobe. I interchanged tops in patterns and solids, wore scarves that I picked up for songs on Etsy, and had basic walking shoes. These Venture separates are amazing. Wash, dry, no iron, wear and wear and wear without wrinkles. Someone commented there aren’t enough pockets, and I think there are plenty of pockets for my needs and for *good looks*."
By Kathy
Eagle River, AK
June 01, 2018
"This jacket is wonderful. Full of rich color and design! It exceeded mu expectations and I would like to save up now for a beige on! Every traveler should have one! Great quality and it goes with me on my next trip and I can use it for school! "
May 12, 2018
"Fabric was nice. the jacket was HUGE. Travelsmith is usually generously, and this was way larger than expected. I might have tried for a Med Petite jacket, but did not like the style of the pants."
By Gwen Boyer
Dardanelle, AR
May 04, 2018
"I like this jacket since it has a lot of pockets and is a good size. I got the small petite and it is just right. I don't usually get petite but I wanted the pewter color and it is plenty long and roomy. Thanks! "
April 28, 2018
"This is my 5th pant suit like this. Just love these. No wrinkles after traveling 3 days in car - still looks fresh. Dries fast - no wrinkles."
By Leonard Yanazzo
Bonita Springs, FL
April 25, 2018
"Not what was expected, size too big and fabric too heavy. Just not what my wife was looking for, she is returning the entire order."
By Ellen B Cutler
April 24, 2018
"Jacket is a good color, good weight, adequate fit but it doesn't have enough pockets. Men's blazers flaunt 10 or 12 pockets; why nothing like that for women? I asked a (disinterested & annoyed) agent about the pockets & she had no idea. She seemed to think there were at least 5. There aren't. This garment meets my needs--barely. But honest to god TS, women need pockets too--and in garments that look good, well tailored. Like you do for men. Grrrrrr...."
April 23, 2018
"Worked beautifully on my trip. The zippered pocket inside a pocket was especially appreciated, so my phone, etc., never fell out but was handy. Enjoyed the 4 main pockets, the weight of the fabric, and the neutral color."
April 12, 2018
"I wasn't sure how I would like this, but since it was on sale I took a chance. I am so glad I did! It is a nice, light weight jacket that will be perfect for travel. I like the way it fits and that it is long enough to wear over tunic tops. "
By Rosemarie
Chicago, IL
April 07, 2018
"Loved the fabric and color. Unfortunately, even in a petite this jacket was way too long had to return."
March 08, 2018
"Love it. Comfortable and fits well"
August 08, 2017
"This is the third item in the Venture series I have purchased. I had previously ordered and really liked the jacket and matching pants in black and in beige. I like the quality, color, and fit of the olive version of the jacket and I recently ordered the jacket and pants in pewter. These pieces fit well (am a petite size and don't need to alter anything!), wash and dry easily and are comfortable for traveling and I've received many compliments."
July 22, 2017
"I have this set in the Olive color and it is wonderful to wear and wash. The set had to go back because the pants were 1 inch smaller than the olive set in a Medium size. "
July 13, 2017
"Great outfit for travel and everyday. Generous pockets."
June 22, 2017
"This is my second Venture jacket, and I have not yet taken it on a trip. My observations: the fabric is a bit heavier, and there are none of the interior pockets that I liked about the previous version -- hence the 4 stars. The collar is nicely shaped; the fit is true (medium), and I do like the improvement in the sleeve snap which makes it easier to keep rolled up. Too bad about those interior pockets, though, they were very useful."
June 16, 2017
"I purchased this jacket with the pants for a European vacation coming up soon. Tried them on and love the fit and feel of the material, I think they will work very well."
By Amy Dunlea
Cincinnati, OH
June 13, 2017
"Together with the pants, this is an excellent travel outfit. My wife and both have this Venture jacket and pants and were very pleased on our most recent trip to New Zealand. We rode in 6 planes total and we were comfortable each time. The jacket is versatile with the arm length, zip or unzip, and the tie. And we loved the amount of pockets that were very secure. The material is lightweight and stretchy, yet kept us plenty warm in the cooler airplanes, airports. Plus, it looks classy!"
By Lorrie Mercer
St. Louis, MO
May 09, 2017
"The venture collection has a wonderful fit, is extremely comfortable and flattering. I love the jacket and the matching pants. I plan to wear this traveling, especially on a plane. The pockets will come in handy."
By Cecilia Blackwell
Raleigh, NC
March 28, 2017
"I ordered a small in this jacket and find that it runs large. I guess the only smaller size I could get would be the small petite, but usually that means it is just shorter. Otherwise, this seems to be a good sturdy jacket and should be good for travel."
February 14, 2017
"Really like the features, color choices of this updated version of the Venture travel ensemble. Wanted to replace my several yrs old Venture jacket/pants, size P/S, and tho' a little large , has been all over the world and doesn't show a bit of wear :-) BUT, I'm 5'3", 115 lb now and this P/S is just too big, must be worn with a belt to stay up, so I will sadly return items. Unless you decide to carry XS/P, ladies my size must shop elsewhere."
By laksuv
August 12, 2016
"Very adaptable jacket - Really like the idea of being able to use this in many different climates! The fit it perfect. Really like the color Plum!- I recommend this product."
By winanne
August 06, 2016
"Venture Jacket - I have an old Venture jacket and pants in black, and have worn them everywhere to travel. I saw that the redesigned version now comes in Plum, so thought I would order it to mix and match. Unfortunately, the fit of this new model is boxy and unflatteringI would not recommend this product."