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The North Face Men's Mountain Pant handles the worst weather the mountains can dish out. Two-layer waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Performance fabric stands tough in the face of howling winds and driving snow. Full side zippers act as vents when you start sweating from a thousand vertical feet of knee-deep trail breaking, and removable suspenders help keep the pant secured on the descent from the summit. An attached elastic gaiter blocks spindrift from blowing up your legs, and The North Face included KEVLAR® kickpatches to keep your ski boots or crampons from shredding the cuffs.

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The North Face Mountain Pant

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

What do you expect from these pants? They run a little large ,but there's a reason for this,you're going to need some insulating layer for colder days. I ditched the suspenders they come with in favor of some clip on type which are much less convoluted. Other than that these are a good outer shell pants with plenty of pockets and good styling features,they are well made and goofy suspenders aside the only thing I wish they had are vents.

Good Quality, Fit Loose

    The pant is lined. I bought it for skiing. I debate between this pant and the Meru bib. I tried the Meru in a store. It is better fit than this mountain pant.

    I did check with the sales about the performance fit and the alpine fit of the 2 pants. The BC staff told me the performance fit is slimmer. That's not true. This pant is looser than Meru bib. Make sure you try them before you buy.

    I am 5'6 and 135lb. I bought S. The length is OK. Just looser than I expected. And the the BC staff was not very knowledgeable about the products.

    The quality feels good but not more than that. It is not as good as a 3-layer pro-shell. You can easily feel the big difference.

    I am happy these pants for only 20%.

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I am pleased with these pants for only 20%.

    The quality of material and seams good.

    I am surprised, how pant of the same size can be different?

    I have a lot of pants TNF, I always buy a size M pants and sit on me all perfect.

    But these pants in addition to what they gave me small, so they are still short.

    Inserts for knees , located above them.

    Inseam - regular 32", inseam actual - 31".

    Without base layer in them cold at -10C, if only to run and quickly climb up the mountain with a backpack of 60 liters in them more comfortable.

    In TNF Cotopaxi pant, at -10C I feel comfortable, in TNF Fargo Gargo pant at -10C is warm.

    I will go return.

    Fit is on the small side...

      These are really nice pants, but do believe the other reviewers, they run small. I am 5'6" and weigh 155 and they fit a bit snug across my butt. What makes the snug fit even worse is the fleece like lining that velcro's/sticks to your long underwear. The don't slide freely and are grabby. If the lining was more slick this would greatly improve these pants. Another gripe is the bibs, they are a pain to figure out and don't function as well as they could if the had more than two attachment points. It would be great if they came in a shorter inseam also. 4 stars...

      size small, lined pant, have full side zips

        I returned these because they were too small (large did not fit my 34 in waist), fit too slim, the suspenders are useless, and don't really need full side zips for cruising the groomed slopes. Are you really ever going to need to make an equipment change that involves removing your snow pants while on the mountain?

        These are mountaineering pants. Yes, we do use the full side zips quite often on multi-day expeditions. If you want a true ski pant check out the north face freedom pant series. I have those as well and prefer them for skiing any day of the week over these.

        Sizes small, tight fit

          I have a 34 inch waist and the Large was very snug. Not much room to move in the legs either. These have full length visible side zips which are not visible in the photo. The materials appear to be very good. Would size up two for proper fit with these. Interestingly, other TNF products do not seem to run this small.

          Small in Waist

            The pants were great really liked them, but they don't run true to size in the waist. I had to return them because they were just to tight in the waist.

            TNF Mountain Pant

              These pants Rock! I live in western Washington and i wanted a pant that will survive our soggy days. I wore these pants on a stormy day riding my quad in the mountains. the forcast was for 1.5inches of rain. we rode all day and i went through many 3ft deep puddles and had waves of water splashing me over and over all day. not a drop of water got through these pants. my friend was soaked through his gear in about the first hour. I have also taken these pants on many snowshoe trips (day and overnight). the full zip feature is great for easy on and off without taking off your snowshoes, and seconds as vents. I would recomend this pant for anyone that is looking for a pant that will not allow water in no matter what. However I do wish they were not insulated so i could wear them in the summer too.


                A good rugged and comfortable ski pant....

                I returned it. Had 10yo North Face Summit Series Ski pants that finally gave up the ghost and I wanted to replace them. These were a disappointment. The suspenders attach just in front and then loop around the shoulders. They felt uncomfortable. I have a 36" waist and most Large pants fit me perfectly, these were way tight at the waist.

                The best, period

                  The best ski pants I've ever owned. Fit, finish and flex are perfect. Warm without the bulk, yet comfortable on spring days - just leave your long johns at home. Everything works as advertised, or better. Worth every penny, buy these.

                  Quality Pant - Great Fit

                    I was looking for a pant that was nicely fitted ... not baggy. These pants fit great, enough room that they are very comfortable without being restricting in any way. The suspenders are a great addition because not only do they hold them up in place but the waist sits higher and keeps me warmer. (now all my baselayers fit tucked into these vs not in a traditional waist pant) I skied in power the first day and hard pack the second day in about 1 degree weather on the east coast and these kept me plenty warm and the gaiters kept all snow/moisture out. I would highly recommend to anyone considering. I am 6'1 about 210lbs and the XL fits great.

                    Quality Pant - Great Fit

                    Can't destroy em

                      I expected to be impressed with breathability and waterproofing but the toughness is what has surprised me so far.

                      In just a few days of skiing I've taken a few crashes that surely would have ripped my old pants. A stump to the shin in the woods did nothing. I had to stop short to avoid traffic, causing my uphill ski to jam into the pant (and my leg) without causing any damage.

                      Great product. I'm 6' 135 lbs and it fits well. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the suspenders but so far they haven't bothered me at all.

                      Seamed full zip pant

                        I'm glad to have found a seamed full zip pant as the partial side zips just don't cut it for me. I like a light mesh lining on the legs, it's not too warm but adds a little comfort especially in the spring when not wearing a base layer. The taffeta lining throughout the seat area does add a little warmth for cold chairs. The seamed zips seem nice and tight and is an improvement from TNF previous velcro flap version.

                        Sizing is always tricky. I'm 5'8" 145 lbs. The small-regular was too tight in the seat but length was great. The medium-regualar is fine in the waist and seat but the inseam is a bit longer than I would have preferred. However, would rather have a little looseness in the knee than always having to pull the pant out of the crotch. Actually, a medium-short would have been perfect, but couldn't find one anywhere.

                        Haven't yet had a good test day for really wet weather (this is good) but think that the pant will do great at least for 2-3 years based on some semi wet snow that the pant kept me dry. I do like it that the pants are not too stiff and noisy when I move and bend.

                        The pockets are placed appropriately, easy to use, fully seamed zipped, and warm and soft.

                        All in all, after numerous orders and returns of other brands/models, I kept and am using this pant.

                        mtn pant. Tried them on at REI today, liked...

                        mtn pant. Tried them on at REI today, liked them as well as the sale price but too long for me. Will be used for skiing. Are they made in a shorter inseam?

                        Did you try them on with ski boots? The leg openings on these pants are usually sized so that the go over a boot, but will not hang down over the heel or anything. Basically they may be a little long on your leg, but you won't be walking on them.

                        When will back country get mediums in?...

                        When will back country get mediums in? Every pant i go to buy lately they havent had any mediums

                        Will these pants fit over snowboard...

                        Will these pants fit over snowboard boots?

                        Do these pants rise up above the waist...

                        Do these pants rise up above the waist like a standard set of bibs or do they stop at the waist? Concerned about snow getting inside when skiing powder.

                        do the suspenders on these pants only...

                        do the suspenders on these pants only attach at the front like the Varius Guide Pants and if so are they going to give me problems by pulling up in the front and sagging in the back

                        Unanswered Question

                        How do these compare to the Cloudveil Koven...

                        How do these compare to the Cloudveil Koven pant? I'm looking for full side zips, but great quality, warm in subzero temps pant.

                        What does 28K mean regarding waterproof?

                        What does 28K mean regarding waterproof?

                        Unanswered Question

                        I have TNF Free Thinker II shell. I was...

                        I have TNF Free Thinker II shell. I was wondering if the Mountain pant will connect with the Free Thinker II. I believe its called the snow skirt of the jacket that has the snaps and connects to the pants. Thanks guys!

                        i am looking at picking up a pair of TNF...

                        i am looking at picking up a pair of TNF 'mountain' or 'free thinker' and was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out with what pair are the better buy. generally looking for a quality shell (no insulation) that will keep my dry in all conditions (snow + rain for the frigid and warmer days) and are built to last through more than one season. seems like both pairs offer pretty much the same specs so i'm wondering if the extra money for the 'free thinker' really provides anything extra that the 'mountain' does not. can anyone help out??

                        I do not own the Free Thinker, but after reading the reviews for them, it was a no brainer to buy these pants. The Free Thiker are not the Gore-Tex Enduro Pro shell, they are just Gore-Tex performance like these, also read that the zip on the rear of the Free Thinker, is not sealed well. These pants rock, although the Free Thinker are way down in price now.

                        do you have the noth face mountain pants...

                        do you have the noth face mountain pants pumice grey in med short

                        i just received these in a large as i am...

                        i just received these in a large as i am right on the cusp of a medium. the fit was quite large as the inside waist measurement was 40 which was way too big for my 34.5 waist. i'm wondering if the med. would run a little big which would work for me. i really like the pant so may try again. i just shipped pants back for refund. can you help out here

                        You have to send them back through the normal return policy, you get an RMA number and stuff. It's in the order history part of your account. If you just mailed them back without an RMA you might be SOL. Get on the Live Chat and talk to a Gearhead and they might be able to help.