The North Face Apex Randonee Pant

rated 5.00 of 5 stars (1)

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photo: The North Face Apex Randonee Pant soft shell pant

Specs

Men's
Price Historic Range: $64.81-$199.00
Women's
Price Historic Range: $38.11-$199.00

Reviews

Even purchased used these are wonderfully crafted. Apex softshell is a great material. Excellent stretch and movement. The current model is very similar, only a change in thigh zips. The fit is active, so there's no bulk either. The inseam is true to specs at 32". Protection and reinforcement in all of the right places. The extra bib-like weather protection in the back of the pant is great for tackling kids in the snow or full extensions when climbing. Even before my restorative DWR treatment light rains didn't leak through. After Atsko treatment water leaps off the fabric.

I was perfectly comfortable in-camp at 22 degrees with a Smartwool ligthweight baselayer underneath. The next morning in the high 20's I actually got too warm during a snowball fight...thank goodness for the thigh zips and breathability of the fabric. The descent from camp in mid 40's was delightful... I was warm and dry. My only wish is that the integrated gaiters had lace hooks. A truly versatile pant for cold conditions, and with a heavy baselayer like a powerstretch tight, these could handle some seriously cold climates.

Fabric: Apex universal softshell polyester/nylon
Fill: none-microfleece lined
Price Paid: EUC ebay $35

Martin Pouliot

Been having those since 2001 and they still look relatively new! The fit is a little on the large side. I'm 155 pounds and the 32s were to large, wish I had bought a size down back then. Perfect for ice climbing with warm base layer underneath for cold temperature. On the heavy side, but hey they will last forever!


1 year ago