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Test your skiing prowess in the backcountry with The North Face Women's Free Thinker Bib Pant keeping you dry. Its fully taped, 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro membrane provides excellent waterproofing, but in a more breathable shell for backcountry explorers. Extra room throughout the legs leave plenty of space for deep turns and warm layers.

The Free Thinker Bib also features zippers at each inner thigh for circulated airflow, stretch gaiters that connect to boots, and an adjustable waist that clips into accommodating jackets by The North Face. Water-resistant zippers cover all external openings for extra protection that most ski pants don't have. The North Face reinforced the cuffs for durability, added zippered gussets for easy on-and-off, and integrated a Recco avalanche rescue reflector for added safety in the backcountry.

  • 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro membrane
  • Fully taped seams
  • Inner thigh vents
  • Stretch gaiters with boot hooks
  • Hook-and-loop adjustable suspenders
  • Adjustable waist with clip integration
  • Water-resistant zippers
  • Reinforced cuffs with zippered gussets
  • Recco avalanche rescue reflector
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I feel like a kid again!

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

It's been way too long since the last time I dawned a pair of bibs! I love these bibs! They keep me warm, dry, there's lots of storage and they're very comfortable! I purchased the tech blue color, and I must say, it makes me smile! The only critiques that I have are that I wish they had a drop seat or some other easier way of tending to when nature calls. I've found that the easiest way for me to deal with that situation is by removing my jacket and shimmying the suspender straps down over my hips and treating the bibs like regular pants. It's fine when you're in a nice warm lodge, but if I had to do that in the backcountry, I may not be as enthused about it. The other critique that I have is over the fit. It seems that they've designed these for those of you who may be more well endowed in the chest area. I have to deal with a little extra material flapping around in that area, but it's not a big deal. Overall, I LOVE these bibs and I'd highly recommend them!

Freethinker Bibs

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

This purchase was well worth the investment money wise! I have been using them religiously since I bought them. They have kept me plenty warm and dry on a -5 degree day in knee deep snow.

Beautiful Color!

More blue in real life than in the product shots above.

Beautiful Color!

Is there a drop seat or zip off bib on these?

No. There's only one side zip on the right. The suspender straps are velcro, but there's no easy way to remove them. It would've been nice if TNF had added an easily removable plastic connection between the suspender straps and the bib. If you're planning on quickly removing these with a jacket on, good luck to you! ;)