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The North Face Freedom Pant - Men's

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    26 Reviews


    A relaxed fit and a loose cut through the butt, thighs, knees, and cuffs.

    The Freedom Pant's relaxed fit puts a modern spin on The North Face's more traditional style. In addition to a modern look, the Freedom's loose fit allows for a full range of motion, so you can throw more modern style on your airs while you're at it.

    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. 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
    • Relaxed fit
    • Chimney venting system
    • Kickpatch and reinforced hem guards
    • Stretchvent boot gaiter with gripper elastic
    • Adjustable waist tabs
    • Item #TNF9011

    Tech Specs

    [laminate/membrane] HyVent 2L, [face fabric] 100% nylon
    fully sealed
    2 hand, 1 cargo
    thigh zips
    adjustable tabs
    Side Zips
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 6.2 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
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    Freedom Pant

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

    Intro: purchased these for skiing and snowshoeing

    These do a great job of keeping me warm and dry. I can put on a wool layer under these without it feeling bulky. They provide a great range of motion and make me feel sexy and stylish.

    I purchased a size medium, and they are perfect. I'm 6'3" and 180 lbs.

    Excellent value

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

    These pants offer a lot for the money. They are well made from quality materials, they fit well and perform very well. In low 30's and 30 mph winds they were plant warm with no base layer. I don't see any reason to spend more on ski pants these work awesome.

    Dry Snow pants!

    • Fit: Runs large

    I bought these for my son. They ran a little large on him. They are light weight but fit well to put layers underneath without feeling bulky. They keep the water out if you are sitting on a wet chair and have held up nicely.

    Pluses and a major minus

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

    I bought these at the beginning of the season in Utah. I now have 46 days of skiing on them.
    First the good. Hyvent works well, they have a nice cut- they look good and they work from -5F to 40F with no base layer, but I'm fairly warm-blooded.
    The bad. The additional material that protects against wear on the inside of the lower leg is only behind the vertical seam. The seam is exposed and is very vulnerable to ski edges. I won't get a second season out of them. I expect that they would be fine for snowboarding, though.
    Size wise, I wear 34x30 blue jeans that fit loose for comfort. These are mediums, which are advertised 32-34 waist and they fit just like my blue jeans, just a bit loose.

    Pluses and a major minus


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

    I've had a pair of these for about 7 years now and they are the best wearing pair of ski pants that I've ever owned. I don't use these as my every day ski pants anymore (I switched to a lighter weight pair of bibs), but I gave these 4 solid years of use before switching them to the spare shelf in the closet. I taught skiing for those 4 seasons, so these saw a good bit of use and abuse during that time. The pants still look great and don't have any issues with the seams or waterproofing going out. I've had to refresh the DWR coating a couple times over the years but that's to be expected. There are certainly lighter options out there, but if you are looking for a reliable pair of pants that will last forever it's hard to beat these

    Did not fit way too small.

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 2xl

    Unless you have a slender build this will not fit well. I usually wear a 40w 30l jeans and 42w 32l dress pants so the size chart is way off in hip and waist measurement. I have a Midwestern umathletic build.

    Bang for your buck

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    For the price these are very warm and waterproof high quality pants that will get you through the cold days on the hill. I bought these for my brother and he ended up loving them! Great all round affordable snow pant.

    Great Resort Pants

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

    I've put about 60 days on these pants. Excellent bang for buck. Great for riding in the resort. Kept me dry through several storm days at Alpental, and cool enough on those warm spring days. Also impressed with its durability. If you are venturing into the backcountry, look elsewhere as these are too warm and just don't have the features most people look for in a ski-tour pant.


    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium/Reg

    After reading countless reviews and debating it, I bought a Small/Reg, the second I got them they were a perfect fit except for the waist, immediately received excellent customer service on returning to get what I should have gotten in the first place which is a Medium/Reg. I'm a 32x32, 6 feet tall on the dot, and I bounce between 175-180 lbs. They are not as baggy as everyone claims, I think it's just added room for adding a layer should you want to. Also around the bottom where your foot will pop out is wide, but also gotta remember you'll be wearing a thick snowboard/ski boot. Inside was very soft and warm. Will be trying them out in snow when January rolls around and can update on that.


    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Lg/short

    What I like about these ski pants is that you can get them in short lengths.It is very hard to find short ski pants.Not only that, they are roomy pants to ski and many colors to choose from.This is my fourth pair.You won't be disappointed.

    Great (First Pair of) Pants!

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

    These were my first real ski pants (I was an old school long-johns-and-jeans guy), so this is just a baseline review for me, but I thought these were great on my recent trip to Telluride. The materials seem high quality - well-constructed, tough and waterproof. They feel comfortable, and they look nice.

    I wore only a SmartWool base layer underneath since it was early March, with temps in the 20s/30s on the mountain, and I was always comfortable, never cold, even while on the chair lift. It was sunny and dry the entire time, so I can't fully assess water resistance, but I did fall a few times and remained dry and warm.

    Yes, they're pretty big, especially on a guy whose dad used to be called "Bird Legs." But I got a Small, and the waist fit just fine after adjusting the Velcro a bit. (I wear 30x30 pants and 30x32 jeans.) I never once thought they were floppy or excessive while skiing or sitting if you can deal with how they might strike you as clown pants at first, I wouldn't give it a second thought, functionally.

    I was very happy with these pants, and if I had to do it again, I'd buy them again!

    Great pants for an even greater price!

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

    I ski about once a week and needed a new pair of pants that fit, were comfortable, not too warm (I prefer to layer) and looked great. These pants fit that bill.

    Warm and sturdy

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

    I've used these with and without a base layer in single digit temperatures (F). They are quite warm. I'm a 33/34 waist normally Medium was good, though the cut is quite baggy as most everyone has said. Love the adjustable waist and the gaiters. They seem quite well constructed. I'm happy.

    Great Ski Pants

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Comfortable, durable and plenty of room for layering and flexibility. Definitely on the baggy side, but I kinda liked that. If you can find them <$100 snag them up. Great buy.

    I agree with the size runs large

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    I ordered the product and discovered when I received it that it ran quite large even though I ordered a size small. I am 5'7'', 165 lbs and the legs were quite wide (hence the relaxed fit comment previously). I could have fit almost 2 of me in the pants. I would recommend if you plan to layer up underneath with sweatpants or thick baselayers. It seemed durable and well-constructed, but I returned it prior to testing it out on the slope.

    Runs really large!!!

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

    Seriously, order down a size. I was reluctant because I ALWAYS wear medium. (I'm 32x32.) That's what I ordered, and they are way too big, both in the waist and length. Also very loose in the legs. "Relaxed fit" doesn't come close to describing it.

    Otherwise they are a decent pair of pants for the price. Waterproofing worked well in a wet snow storm. Pockets are large, but awkwardly placed.

    Very big

    • Fit: Runs large

    I have an older pair of North Face Men's Medium that I like because I can fit several layers underneath comfortably. These Medium pants run much larger. I returned before I wore them. I am going to try the women's medium maybe that will work. (I am a size 8-10 older woman). Pants seem sturdy and would be comfortable and not too bulky if they were true to size.

    Larger looser fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    I'm 6'1 & 190 lbs. Love the color and the construction of the pant. Really quality and came as advertised. I like a looser fitting pant but this one is really baggy through the thigh and all the way down. Had to return as it was too big. Otherwise I would have kept it.

    I want to buy and send a woman's Arc'teryx ski jacket and a men's Outdoor Research jacket to Australia. You won't send North Face, what about these

    Are these worn on their own or do they go over your pants?

    Hey, I wear a 36/34 jean, which fit a little loose in the hips and are slightly long. Would you recommend L/Reg for me?

    I'm 6'1" 178 lbs and wear 32x32 or 33/32 dress pants and my jeans are usually 32x32 or 32x34. I own North face Freedom pants in Medium and they are perfect. I think the Large should be right for you. Even when looking at the size chart under the size selection drop down above indicates Large.

    And don't forget Backcountry's easy return/exchange policy if you guess wrong. Hope that helps.

    I wear a 33x30 pant, what size would you...

    I wear a 33x30 pant, what size would you recommend for these?


    My jeans are 34x30, and the Medium - Short fit perfect. Unfortunately I don't see the short size here on backcountry at the moment. Regular length would probably be rather baggy when you're buckled in to your board/skis, especially with these being a more relaxed fit.

    How waterproof / breathable are these? Can...

    How waterproof / breathable are these? Can anyone compare them to another brand's pants?

    I have had my gray freedom pants for several years now. I don't use them all the time but for the price they have stood the test of time very well.

    There are other pants that have better waterproofing but always more money. You have to compare the waterproofing rating for any pants that you get but I can honestly say for the money these are top notch. Lightly insulated also which I love and then I have non insulated pants for the warm days. Breathability is hard for me to measure , especially being insulated. But they do have side or inseam zipper vents from what I remember.

    I do have very expensive shell pants that I paid a hefty price for that I haven't been that impressed with. Definitely not worth at least double versus the freedom pant.

    jean size = 32 waist, 34 length. Size...

    jean size = 32 waist, 34 length.

    Size recommendation for the Northface Freedom Pant?

    I'm 5 foot 10 inches my jeans are usually...

    I'm 5 foot 10 inches my jeans are usually 35 waist and 31-32 long. What size would you recommend?

    I am a waist size 32 with a length of 31/32...

    I am a waist size 32 with a length of 31/32 depending on the style. Would you recommend the Small or the Medium?

    I'm 6'2", I80 lbs and usually wear a size...

    I'm 6'2", I80 lbs and usually wear a size 33 pant. Should I go for a Large or a Medium here to have a little room to breath?