This is what freedom feels like.
Get out on your manly man adventures and be men with your bros while shrugging off the elements because (obviously) you're tougher than Mother Nature. The North Face Summit L4 Softshell Pants give you the flexibility and freedom to have an amazing and manly bro-venture. Then when you get back to civilization you can drink a ton of manly wheat juice at your favorite brewery and relay your glorious man-ventures to the local peasants. You really can do it all, you manly man hero.
- Soft shell pant for not so soft adventures
- When it comes to suspenders, you can use 'em or lose 'em
- Stretch fabric and articulated knees give you full range of motion
- Multiple pockets for all your manly necessities
- Integrated adjustable belt because whats more manly than suspenders AND a belt?
- Two way fly zipper for quick relief when every second counts
- Item #TNF03H5
- Q & A
Perfect for climbing American mountains
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 150lbs
I've taken these up to Long's Peak and Mt. Audubon in Colorado winter. -20 degree nights. -15F windchill during day, 45 mph winds. All I had on my legs were SmartWool 150 tights and these pants: my legs were never cold and never wet.
Pros: warm, dry, flexible, breathe pretty good, comfortable, good fabric, decent crampon cuff on inner calf, fits over my giant Boreal Kangri boots. Not sure why I'd wear anything else for trad winter climbing in the lower 48.
Cons: wish there was a tougher feeling fabric for the butt (haven't glissaded yet, but worried about that). If you got a big butt like me the yellow color will make your butt feel a little exposed (underwear lines may show) so I went for black, the thigh pockets are a little too tight, never used them, don't even think about fitting a gloved hand in there.
Sizing: They run true to size but I have a skinny waist and big butt and thicker thighs, so the small was perfect for my waist, but needed the medium for my legs and butt. If you're similar shape, save yourself the time. Get medium. The belt will make up for the waist difference, and the bigger size won't be too baggy. Very slim fit still.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 210lbs
I bought these for ice climbing, to be used in cold and wet environments. I just got back from a trip to New Hampshire spending a week climbing and skiing. These are windproof and felt good with a baselayer underneath in low teens and driving 40mph winds. The fabric isn't waterproof, but it doesn't really hold water either. It's a good thick material. I thought the suspenders were weird at first, but then I ended up liking them. They did fit over my ski boots, albeit, they were very snug even with the cuff opened up all the way. Definitely a better cut for ice boots. I'm really happy with these pants. I wear size 34 and am 6'. I'm mostly a medium in pants. Because of the slim fit on these pants the medium was way too tight and I went with the large and it was perfect.