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The North Face Freedom Insulated Pant - Men's

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Freedom Insulated Pant

The North Face constructed the Freedom Insulated Pant with a regular fit that's equally as at home in the backcountry as it is in the terrain park. A waterproof and breathable DryVent shell serves up protection from wintry conditions of all kinds while a layer of synthetic insulation ensures you stay warm through storm conditions. However, when the sun comes out to play, the Chimney Vent cooling system funnels air from the gaiters to the inner thigh vents to keep you comfortable all day long. And, to round things out, The North Face equipped this pant with reinforced kick-patches and edge guards to assure added protection from sharp ski or board edges to keep the pant in top shape season after season.

  • Insulated ski and snowboard pant for performance on the slopes
  • DryVent membrane provides waterproof, breathable performance
  • Heatseeker insulation adds warmth for cold storm days on the hill
  • Chimney Venting system helps to keep you from getting overheated
  • Adjustable waist tabs and belt loops help create a personalized fit
  • Multiple pockets secure and accommodate your on-mountain essentials
  • Reinforced kickpactches offer rugged protection against abrasion
  • Gaiters with gripper elastic create a seal to keep the snow out
  • Item #TNF05P2

Material
[membrane/laminate] DryVent (2-layer), [face fabric] 100% nylon, [lining] 100% polyester, [kickpatches] 500D nylon
Insulation
60g Heatseeker Eco (50% post-consumer recycled polyester)
Fit
regular
Pockets
2 zippered hand, 1 hook-and-loop thigh
Venting
Chimney Venting system, inner-thigh zips
Waist
adjustable tabs, belt loops
Gaiters
with gripper elastic
Claimed Weight
1lb 11oz
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding, park & freestyle skiing, park & freestyle snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 4

Really good!

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
S/Reg
Height
5` 10"
Weight
150 lbs

Honestly had a hard time deciding between these and the Backcountry Girdwood pants. These are really solid, feel nice, have good features, and will probably last forever like most North face items. However, the waist was just too tight and the leg openings were MASSIVE bell-bottom style. Apart from that they were just too long even though I got the S/Reg size. For reference I normally wear a 31/32 pant. If you're looking for a really great pant at an awesome price, these are probably your best bet. But If you can bring yourself to spend just a little more, you can probably get a much better fitting, more feature filled pant like the Backcountry Girdwood.

>Rating: 4

More comfortable than I expected

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL-short
Height
5` 8"
Weight
230 lbs

As a kid, my parents couldn't afford snow pants. However, we lived in northern Montana where we regularly played outside in -20F weather. We simply put on lots of layers. That system of long johns plus pajamas plus jeans served my childhood well. As an adult, I discovered non-waffle thermal underwear increased ease of motion, and old wool dress slacks served better than jeans for maintaining dryness and flexibility. Thus I poo-pooed insulated pants. Then one of my lower legs was amputated due to an infection. And I got a microprocessor-controlled knee system that needed to stay dry and warmer than 20 F. Thus the need for good insulation and dryness arose. But my thigh, if exercised, sweats so much that I need to take off the prosthesis and dump out the collected perspiration. So I looked for thigh vents. These pants have good insulation, good wetness protection, and thigh ventilation. Mission accomplished! A word about ventilation because it is important to me since I sweat easily. The outer layer needs to breathe well or be easily removed. I prefer a jacket with vents. Indeed, my current jacket of choice has venting zippers at the armpits and lower back. What a difference maker they are! Back to these pants: I was surprised to discover that the pants are also comfortable. Plus, if they stay up on the waste, they deliver good flexibility. There is where I subtract one star: the pants don't stay up well unless I add suspenders. In fairness to the most likely users of these pants, you are probably neither obese nor aging - as am I. You probably don't have a frog but; however, I do. These pants might do just fine on your waist. This is a long-winded review to say that I am converted to good snow pants. And I like this design.

>Rating: 5

Warm and comfortable snow pants

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M Long
Height
6` 3"
Weight
170 lbs

Great snow pants for any winter sports. They keep me warm all day on the slopes even with minimal layering. The material keeps moisture out and the ventilated zippers in the crotch are great for getting rid of excess heat on warmer days. The pants aren't bulky nor slim fit but rather what you would expect from an insulated snow pant. They allow room for layering underneath but hardly look "bulky." I am 6'3, 170 pounds and the Medium Long fits perfect.

>Rating: 1

Absolutely enormous.

These pants are huge. Why would insulated pants have so much extra room for layering?? Yuuuuge.

>Rating: 4

Large Fit

Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
L (S)
Height
5` 10"
Weight
190 lbs

Just got these on a great deal but had to return. Insulation is nice and color is a mid gray, which was great. Overall short length was perfect. Pants were slightly big for me in waist. These are on the baggy side, so even with side tabs pulled in was just a bit too big. Would have exchanged for M, but none in stock. I'm use to a more snug fit so it could have been me. I'm a 34-35 waist.

>Rating: 5

Great Snow Pants

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 10"
Weight
170 lbs

These were great for skiing. Kept me warm and dry all day in sub-freezing temps. I got a M pant and I am very happy with the fit and comfort.

>Rating: 5

Works for me

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large/Reg
Height
6` 1"
Weight
175 lbs

Skiing mostly in Michigan you have lots of time spent on chair lifts. These pants work for me. Good fit and after 2 days of skiing are warm and comfortable. Temperature's have been in the mid to high 20's and with a good base layer under the pants has kept me toasty while standing in the lift lines and tailgating at the car. No complaints on the ski runs either. Pockets have room for my essential stuff and feel secure. So far they have lived up to the other reviews and ratings, Purchasing thru Backcountry was painless and delivery was great during this crazy holiday season.

>Rating: 5

Tough and durable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M Long
Height
6` 2"
Weight
170 lbs

Great pants for snowboarding or skiing. I’ve worn them on days where temps were in the negatives on the slopes and my legs have never gotten cold. I’ve wiped out more times than I like to mention but these pants have no rips, tears or scuffs. Highly recommended product!

>Rating: 5

Tried several brands, models. This won.

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Med Short
Height
5` 6"
Weight
170 lbs

Was looking for ski pants that were Medium, short. Not that many to choose from. But I was determined, and ordered 5 different brand/product options. These NorthFace pants won for fit and price point. Now I need snow. Also want to mention Backcountry is a great customer experience!

>Rating: 4

Warm, Durable, Small Pockets

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 9"
Weight
155 lbs

Solid pant that'll keep you warm and dry. Sittin on your butt latching up your bindings can be miserable in the wrong conditions with the wrong pants, but the Freedom insulated pants never soaked through after hours and hours of frozen lifts and wet pow. The big kicker for me is the lack of beer-worthy pockets. . but, hey, that's why the thigh pocket holds a flask ! Gaiters are big enough to get over a boot and small enough to hold it tightly and keep out the mush. No buttons or zips or adjustments on the legs which means large leg openings, but not so big as too give you a 60's bell-bottom look. The Freedom look is tapered and trim up through the booty, not baggy, and enough room to groove on a board.

>Rating: 5

Tough, waterproof with wide temp range

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium Short
Height
5` 5"
Weight
160 lbs

Wore these on subzero powder days (full-on storm conditions), wore them in wet storm (32 F and coming down at 2"/hr), and sunny 40 F days. Comfortable, dry, and warm on the cold days, but not too warm for temps above 32F. Tough fabric. Amazing value.

>Rating: 5

Snow pants

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Height
5` 6"
Weight
145 lbs

I bought these for my dad and he loves them! He doesnt ski but is outside a lot in the winter shoveling snow.

>Rating: 5

Warm and Comfortable

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

Great pants for a cold day at the resort. They keep me warm all day!

>Rating: 5

Love em'

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 10"
Weight
185 lbs

Great value, love the zippered pockets. Wish it had a back pocket! Comfy.

>Rating: 5

Great Pants.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 6"
Weight
168 lbs

I purchased both the insulated and regular Freedom pants to replace Columbia and Nordic pants. During 5 days of skiing open to close at Monarch Mountain after Christmas when the temperature was well below 0F I stayed warm in the insulated pants wearing a wool onesie and fleece pants. Great pockets and accepts a belt. Very good value. Hopefully I’ll see some warm days to wear the regular pants.

>Rating: 3

You get what you pay for...

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
185 lbs

I am on my second season in these pants. They are comfortable and the insulation is very good. It is just enough to keep you warm on the very cold days, but does not overheat you when the temps go up and the sun is blazing. This issue is durability. I have small fabric tears everywhere. The fabric is NOT durable. It is not tough. I would not say that I have beaten these pants hard either, just normal usage. Like the title says you get what you pay for.

>Rating: 4

Great pants

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small short
Height
5` 4"
Weight
150 lbs

Bought these as a gift for my father. Wanted a nice pant that was affordable. This north face pant offers the perfect mix! He is shorter so i got the smallest size possibly and it worked perfect for him! I looked at the sizing chart and that worked perfect for finding the right size for his measurmants (small/short) Plus it keeps him warm and dry in the California mountains! Definitely recommend for someone looking for a nice pant that is affordable.

>Rating: 5

Bomber.

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I use these pants mainly for skiing, they are breathable for those warmer days but thick enough to keep you warm when the temperature really drops. Great pant to keep you warm and dry for all of your winter needs. I also appreciate the different lengths available, I’m 5’5 and went with the Small Short which fits perfectly.

>Rating: 4

Runs large

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large

I'd definitely recommend looking at the size chart on these. My dad is usually a size Medium, but in these, he is a size small. The pants are definitely baggier, but the size small fits him perfectly. They are great every day ski pants, keep you warm and dry.

>Rating: 5

Made for a larger person,nice, not baggy

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large/long
Height
6` 0"
Weight
220 lbs

I bought these for my son, who has a muscular build, larger thighs and hips. They fit well. He is 6'0", 220 lbs. I went with the North Face Freedom for him and the Mountain Hardware for my other son who has a slender build. The North Face are much more roomy, however, not baggy, and made for a larger muscular guy.

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What do the inner thigh zips look like? Any pics or experience with these?

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What is the waterproof rating for these snow pants?

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approx. what size waist will this pant fit