Price US $160

The North Face Freedom 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The North Face Freedom Pant is a solid every day pant for the skier that spends a lot of time at the resort. It is stylish, with a relaxed fit that is true to size. The North Face Freedom does have an adjustable waist for more controlled fit. The North Face Freedom has 60g of Heatseeker insulation that will keep you warm on the lift, and a chimney venting system to keep you cool when you’re working hard. It has North Face Hyvent 2L waterproof membrane to help keep you dry on the mountain. Although The North Face claims 60 PSI waterproofing on their website (probably for Hyvent Alpha), my experience with Hyvent would probably put it in the 15,000mm range. This is plenty to keep you dry in snow, or a light rain, but if you ride a lot of days in really wet snow, there may be better options out there (Gore-Tex, or eVent). These however come at a much higher price, so for those who don’t ski a lot of wet days will be fine going with the lower priced North Face. The two hand warmer pockets are nice, and I like the extra pocket on the leg, but I wish their were a few more pockets. I usually have a lot of things to bring with me on the slopes, so extra space would be nice. The fit is true to size. I have the small at a regular length and the it fits good. The North Face Freedom is a solid, every day pant for those who don’t need the extra waterproofing or breathability.

Pant Size – S – Regular

Matt’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’10”, 160 lbs,
Upper Body– 34.5” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 30” Waist, 38” Hips, 30” Inseam,  22” Thigh
Turn On’s: Size S Pants that have a bit more room in my thighs, that way I can actually use my pockets. And of course getting first chair with 12” of fresh powder on the mountain.
Turn Off’s: Pants that fit too tight in the thigh, and I can’t use my pockets.

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Type

Insulated Pant

Treatment Type

DWR

Insert Type

Hyvent

Insulation Type

Other

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

No

Bib

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Inner

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Company Waterproof Rating

Proprietary

Company Breathability Rating

Proprietary

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Good