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The North Face Free Thinker Jacket - Men's

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    Think bigger, better, backcountry-er.

    The Men's Free Thinker Jacket is The North Face's most technically advanced jacket for big mountain skiers and snowboarders. Its fully taped, three-layer Gore-Tex Pro shell  provides guaranteed waterproof and windproof protection, with plenty of breathability for skinning and hiking. YKK AquaGuard zippers cover nearly every external opening for water-resistant protection, and a polyurethane coating covers the rest of the openings for extra water-resistance.

    The Free Thinker features a stretchy powder skirt that connects to clip-compatible The North Face ski pants for complete coverage. Its hood slides over your helmet or cinches snugly around your beanie, and the internal cuffs work with the adjustable cuffs and hem to seal out bad weather. There are multiple pockets for hands, radios, goggles, phones, and more gear, and the phone pocket is insulated for extra protection. The Recco avalanche rescue reflector may help Recco-equipped ski patrols find you in case of an emergency.

    • Gore-Tex Pro shell (three-layer)
    • Fully taped seams
    • 70D nylon plain weave face
    • Relaxed fit
    • Articulated stretch powder skirt
    • Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
    • YKK Aquaguard zippers
    • Elasticized wrist gaiters with thumbholes
    • Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
    • Integrates with compatible The North Face pants
    • Item #TNF01MP

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Gore-Tex Pro (3-Layer)
    Seams
    fully sealed
    Fit
    relaxed
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    32 in
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    2 hand warmer, 2 zippered chest pockets
    Powder Skirt
    yes
    RECCO
    yes
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    North Face Quality

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    While the North Face may sell way more Denali Fleece's than anything else, this jacket is an exceptional piece of technical outerwear. I have used it for well over 50 days and have no issues with the waterproofing, seams, zippers, or colors fading. I do have a small tear in the jacket but that was from carrying skis one day (rocks+metal edges=sharp). I would recommend this jacket to anyone looking for a resort shell. Its a bit bulky (read:stiff material) to be an easily packed backcountry jacket, but I make it work. two inner mesh pockets hold a waterbottle or goggles, the sleeve pocket has a goggle wipe included, and is a great place to store a mouth guard or an RFID ticket. I don't use the two upper chest pockets, and the hand pockets are small and inaccessable with gloves on, but good for small items. Wearing a beacon underneath does not alter fit of the jacket, and it is a great piece.

    North Face Quality

    Love this jacket, love backcountry

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size

    I'll start out by saying this jacket is way more than I need given that I really only ski within resort boundaries and very seldom side country. If it wasn't nearly 50% off (thanks Backcountry!), I wouldn't have dropped the cash on it.

    That being said, it is the highest quality piece of gear I own. The waterproof Goretex material is top notch. I've even worn this jacket in the shower and didn't get wet. I really like the ski pass pocket on the wrist area and the freedom of mobility in it.

    I'm 5'10 170 and own the medium. My only complaint is that it fits a little long, but hey that's the style these days. Overall, this shell is everything I could ever need. I think that as I become a better skier and move onto more demanding terrain, this jacket will be more than enough protection.