The North Face Free Thinker Pant - Men's
GORE-TEX® Pro Shell 3L, Cut-Resistant Edge Guards
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Ideal for 100+ day skiers and heli-ski guides, The North Face Men's Free Thinker Pant uses the burliest Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric available and a unique polymer infusion method to reinforce high wear areas. The Pro Shell uses a woven backing to cut weight and improve durability, and The North Face uses a polymer infusion technique to reinforce areas around zippers and pockets-the areas that receive the most abuse. This creates an incredibly durable pant that is still lightweight and flexible. This drop seat, waterproof breathable pant's detachable high back and suspenders keep the snow out on powder days, while The North Face's chimney venting system keeps air flowing through the pant while hiking. A RECCO reflector built into the Free Thinker pant may help ski patrol find you in an in-bounds avalanche.
- Backcountry Outlet
As tough as it is technical, The North Face Men's Free Thinker Pant is a workhorse stabled in a Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3L bombshelter. High denier shell fabric, high-back suspender straps, air-condition-like venting, and harness-friendly pockets all work together to make this pant one for the professional winter athlete or the ultra-dedicated enthusiast. No matter how brutal the mountains or how vicious the weather, it won't be enough to shake the Free Thinker Pant.
Stay warm, dry and comfortable in The North Face Free Thinker shell pants, offering full coverage during deep powder days in big mountain chutes. Sturdy Gore-Tex(R) Pro Shell uses 3-layer construction for superb durability, light weight and waterproof, breathable protection;. Fully taped seams create the ultimate seal against wind and snow. Extending coverage, the detachable high-back and adjustable suspenders secure the fit. Rip-and-stick adjustment tabs at side of waist and zippered, snap-closure fly secure the fit. Inner thigh vents and internal leg gaiters with stretch-mesh gussets work together to control airflow and regulate temperature. Warmth is regulated by allowing cool, dry air to flow in through mesh gussets while heated, moist air rises and exits upper thigh vents. Hand pockets and thigh pockets, all with waterproof, bonded zippers, keep accessories organized. Pant-a-locks tabs secure pants to coordinating jackets from The North Face (jacket sold separately). Legs feature gaiter tension strap and boot hook to help seal out snow around boots. Reinforced cuffs resist abrasion from boots, boards and skis. Embedded RECCO(R) reflector enhances radio signals from search-and-rescue RECCO detectors for quicker acquisition of position in an avalanche.
The North Face's premier 3 layer GORE-TEX Pro Shell pant. The Free Thinker provides incredible protection no matter where you are headed with numerous venting options to keep you cool while you are making your ascent. An alpine fit allows for layering without being overly bulky so you maintain a low weight and removable suspenders and Pant-a-lock compatability give you multiple wearing options. RECCO avalanche rescue reflectors add an extra safety precaution.
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