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Enjoy the freedom of spending a full day on the mountain in moisture-free warmth.

The North Face designed the Freedom Insulated Pant with a relaxed fit that's right at home from the backcountry to the terrain park, and plenty of pocket space to take care of your odds and ends while you shred. A waterproof breathable shell provides storm protection while a layer of synthetic insulation keeps all your heat from escaping while you ride.

In order to hold off storms and keep water from getting to your skin, the Freedom pant starts with a tough nylon shell and a waterproof breathable HyVent 2L laminate. Then The North Face adds its 60g Heatseeker synthetic insulation to lock in warmth on sub-zero days. The pant's Chimney Vent cooling system, which funnels air from the StretchVent gaiters to the inner thigh vents, keeps things comfortable once the sun comes out to heat things up. Not to be outdone in the storage space department, the Freedom pant comes with two hand pockets and a large cargo pocket on the right thigh. To finish things off, The North Face hooked the pant up with reinforced kickpatches and edge guards to protect the pant from sharp ski edges and muddy parking lots.

  • HyVent 2L waterproof breathable laminate
  • Durable nylon oxford main body fabric
  • 60g Heatseeker synthetic insulation
  • Relaxed fit
  • Chimney venting system
  • Kickpatch and reinforced hem guards
  • Stretchvent boot gaiter with gripper elastic
  • Adjustable waist tabs

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5 5

Great fit, and looks.

  • Fit: True to size

Great fit I have come expect from North Face. Love the thigh pocket. Look forward to getting it our on the slope this season.

5 5

Great ski / snow pants

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

These are excellent ski/snow pants - warm enough for all but the bitterest of cold days, and roomy enough to layer underneath them if you feel the need to. I think they're plenty warm by themselves until you get into the single digits. I wore them over fleece leggings in -15F skiing and was plenty warm on my legs.

I've been in all sorts of conditions, and they haven't let wind or water through, so I wouldn't be concerned with TNF's fabric selection. They're also very, very comfortable.

The initially odd-seeming thigh pocket is actually awesome, and keeps my wallet accessible for lodge beers in between runs. The front pockets are nice as well. Boot gaiters are awesome - they keep the wet out and the warmth in. There's also a built-in belt with velcro that does a nice job, and a zippered fly for the fellas.

I've toured with them as well, and the thigh zipper vents are nice for the way up. They're not an ultralight or anything, and probably a bit bulky for a harness.

For the cost it's a no-brainer. Unless you're concerned with weight or a climbing harness (these probably aren't for Mt Rainier), there's no need to spend more. I love them.

Great ski / snow pants
4 5

Happy with my purchase

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

Worn them on 4 or 5 trips now and I'm very happy. Skied in 10 degrees and stayed warm, skied in 40 degrees and stayed cool thanks to the vents. Thought the cargo pocket would be in a weird spot on the top of the leg but I've shoved a bunch of stuff in it and it didn't feel awkward while skiing. Only complaint is that for the proper waist size I had to get an XL and they are a little long in the leg, but no big deal since I like the baggy fit anyway.

4 5

Great Insulated Pant!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been skiing in these pants a few times now and they've worked great! They do keep you warm (worn them on days in the teens) and the thigh vents are great for dumping excess heat on those warmer days. Most importantly they keep you dry, which is a necessity for skiing in the Mid-Atlantic area!

The fit of the pant is slightly baggy, but not too much so - I'd call it tastefully comphy - but that could also be do in part to my inseam size. Regular inseam on the Small size pant ( which I bought) runs about 31" in length. I have 30" inseam so they're a little long. Waist of the pant fits fine with the elastic draws - I have a 29" waist.

Overall I'm very satisfied with this pant!

5 5

Nice snow pants

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these as part of my return to the ski slopes after several years' absense. They fit well, are warmly insulated (but not too much), and allow full range of motion. The various pockets are nice, and seem well-laid out, but I use the pocket in my jacket instead.

4 5

Good for snowshoeing too

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

I have no doubt these pants are excellent for most winter sports... and I just wanted to add that they served me well during the few snowshoeing hikes I've done this winter thus far. They are insulated enough to keep me warm and dry... and didn't limit mobility. When things got a little warm during an outing, I was glad for the inner thigh vents. The gaiters, did seem kind of loose at first, but they were effective in keeping snow out. There are no back pockets, but i didn't find them lacking in storage space. These are not super tight pants, they are more relaxed... but not to the point where I felt I was swimming in them. Though there are built in adjustable waist tabs, I added a belt for better fit... my preference.

The North Face has a winner here.

5 5

Great Ski Pants

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

Warm, comfortable, and very practical. Survived 6 days of skiing so far with no issues.

5 5

Good Choice

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Great looking and very functional. The pockets are easily accessible and conveniently placed. Great waterproofing and breathability. Of course for really cold days another layer would be needed. I feel like they run just a little small but perfect length for 5'9 140lb man.

5 5

old favorite

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

still my old favorite go to for any kind of adventure in the snow pant

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Have you ever taken the backcountry skiing?

5 5

Best ski pant for those on a budget

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

Owned this pant for two years now, here's what you need to know.
-It's waterproof (fully taped seams+hyvent 2-Layer technology)
-It's comfortable
-It's durable
-On cold days you will need to layer

Are there better pants out there? Of course, you can spend an extra 1-2 hundred dollars and get a pant with 3-Layer goretex tech, but that's twice the price.

Want to look at the freedoms competition in this price range?
Marmot Motion
http://www.backcountry.com/marmot-motion-pant-mens?rr=t
Mountain Hardware Returnia
http://www.backcountry.com/mountain-hardwear-returnia-insulated-pant-mens?ti=UExQIENhdDo6MToxNDpiY3NDYXQxMTEwMDMy

Bottom Line: Does the job, saves you cash, you won't be disappointed.

5 5

Perfect Pant For Outdoor Activities

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

While made with the skier in mind, the Freedom Insulated Pant is great for any outdoor activity. The leg is flared enough to fit easily over ski boots without being so flared as to have a "bell-bottom" appearance. The kickpatches are colour matched to the pants, giving the Freedom Insulated Pant a more fashionable look without trading away functionality.

These pants are totally waterproof, even after rolling around in the snow with my children all afternoon.

While there are two large hand pockets and one large cargo pocket on these pants, I would have liked to have seen a little more storage. Perhaps a hidden pocket inside for id, valuables, etc.

I found these pants fit small. I would recommend going up one waist size, as they have hook-and-loop tabs on the sides to tighten down
the pants.

The material seems super tough and rugged, true to the North Face name but I've not had the chance to run these through the ringer...yet!

Perfect for skiing, hiking or just playing in the snow!

5 5

Solid Winter Ski Pant

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It hasn't gotten that cold yet in Northern New Jersey, but can definitely use these as my go-to rig for walking the dog at 6 AM. You can expect good NF quality on the material and fit. The front thigh pocket is perfect now for my phone and will be rad for any trail map when the time comes. Velcro & snaps to close up the front seems like a good idea to me as well.

5'9" 180 M 30" Inseam

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That front pocket is clutch for the phone!

4 5

Not bad

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

Got these pants in the mail and so far they have a good fit. A little baggy but overall not terrible. We'll see how they hold up in the snow this winter. Overall they feel like they are quality.

Update after about 20 days in them. Great fitting pants and durable. I can even drink heavily in these without pause.

Not bad
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How have they held up? Have you used them during a snow storm?