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The North Face Freedom Pant

photo: The North Face Freedom Pant snowsport pant

Specs

Men's
Price MSRP: $140.00
Current Retail: $81.92-$199.00
Historic Range: $29.73-$199.00
Avg Weight 720 g / 25.4 oz
Inseam S 30 in, R 32 in, L 34 in
Solid Body 160D x 140D 133 G/M² DryVent 2L—100% Nylon
Print Body 172 G/M² DryVent 2L—100% Polyester Woven Twill
Kickpatches 420D x 500D 230 G/M² 100% Nylon
Body Lining 105 G/M² 100% Polyester Tricot
Inner-Leg And Knee Lining 40D 50 G/M² 100% Polyester Mesh
Lower-Leg And Gaiter Lining 70D x 70D 70 G/M² 100% Nylon Taffeta
Women's
Price Current Retail: $89.99-$160.00
Historic Range: $16.99-$160.00
Avg Weight 700 g / 24.69 oz
Inseam S 30 in, R 32 in, L 34 in
Fabric 210D X 235D 189 G/M² DryVent 2L—100% Nylon Woven

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Good pants for playing in the snow.

Pros

  • Adjustable waist
  • Side zipper vents
  • Zippered front pockets
  • Belt loops
  • Powder cuff

Cons

  • Fit a little large
  • Small protecting shield
  • A little heavy

I have had the pants for a couple of years now and they are my main alpine ski pants. They have held up well considering what I put them through. 

I mentioned most of the pros already. These also have a large thigh pocket that I have never used because the zippered front pockets are deep enough to handle what I carry.

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I am not sure how breathable these are, but you will appreciate the side vents that are on the inside thigh. And these pants are a little on the heavy side. With that said they always keep me warm and dry. 

The only changes I would make is the front closer is a snap with a small Velcro backup that could hold better. I need to add suspenders. They fit a little large for me. These are a medium; I am 5’9”.

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Also I find the protector plate to be a little small and could be thicker. I have cut the pants with my ski in a couple of spots. Other than that I am happy with this purchase and these do everything that I expected from them. 

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Warm and dry

Experience

Avid alpine skier out about 40 days a year.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $125 cnd

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Nice review, Paul!


1 year ago
Phil Smith

I have a pair that I like a lot, but like you said they’re pretty heavy and the waist snap/Velcro is a little small. The thigh vents are too small for me to use them if it’s much above 0F. They laugh at the branches & thorns I find myself snowshoeing through, though!


1 year ago

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