The North Face Free Thinker Jacket

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For backcountry adventures in demanding alpine terrain, you need the technically advanced Free Thinker with waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Pro 3L and equipment-specific pockets galore.


The North Face Women's Free Thinker Jacket thrives in the backcountry with skis underfoot. Its fully taped, 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro membrane gives more breathability than standard waterproofing agents for backcountry explorers. Zippers at each underarm provide circulated airflow, and the helmet-compatible hood adjusts for a secure fit. The stretch powder skirt clips into accommodating ski pants by The North Face. There are also internal cuffs with thumbholes for added security, and the hook-and-loop external cuffs work with the drawcord at the hem to seal out any cold drafts. Water-resistant zippers offer extra protection in ways that most ski jackets don't. There are multiple pockets for your phone, goggles, radio, and more. The Recco avalanche rescue reflector may help Recco-equipped ski patrols find you in case of an emergency.


Developed with adrenaline junkies like TNF big-mountain skiers Ingrid Backstrom and Angel Collinson for slaying maximum vertical miles in the backcountry, our most technically advanced jacket now features an updated design and fabric for 2014. Nearly indestructible 70D Gore-Tex Pro 3L offers premier waterproofing and windproofing with exceptional breathability for best-in-class protection in remote mountain zones. Purpose-built pockets include an exterior chest pocket that secures a radio transceiver and an interior water-resistant pocket that protects your cell phone from moisture while extending the battery life. The stretch powder skirt features clip-in integration to seal out wind, the cold, and moisture, whether you are skiing in whiteout conditions or wipe out. If an avalanche is triggered, the nearly weightless embedded RECCO transponder in this jacket can be pinpointed by the detectors carried by the rescue team.

- The North Face

Free Shipping. The North Face Women's Free Thinker Jacket FEATURES of The North Face Women's Free Thinker Jacket Waterproof, breathable, fully seam sealed Recco avalanche rescue reflector Adjustable, helmet-compatible fixed hood YKK AquaGuard VISLON center front zip YKK AquaGuard VISLON zip lower chest pocket YKK AquaGuard VISLON zip chest pocket with radio-holder pocket Polyurethane (PU) pit-zip vents YKK AquaGuard VISLON zip wrist utility pocket with goggles cloth Flap-cover, water-resistant zip hand pockets Thumb-loop cuffs Hook-and-loop adjustable cuff tabs Internal waterresistant, insulated phone pocket Internal stretch-mesh goggles pocket Internal stretch-mesh stash pocket Stretch powder skirt with clip integration Adjustable hem SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Women's Free Thinker Jacket Active fit Average Weight: 1 lb 7.6 oz / 670 g Center Back Length: 29in. 70D 153 g/m2 (4.51 oz/yd2) GORE-TEX Pro Shell Product 3L fabric 100% nylon plain weave with woven ripstop backer This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

An innovative and technical waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Pro Shell jacket, The North Face Free Thinker is highly durable and outfitted with Recco and other backcountry features.