Skiing seven days a week, whether in the backcountry or the resort, requires some serious ski pants, and The North Face Men's Free Thinker Bib Pant fits the burly bill. A Gore-Tex Pro membrane and fully taped seams give the pant serious waterproof and breathable chops, and the water-resistant zippers keep moisture from sneaking in where you'd rather it didn't. Made with 70D nylon fabric, the Free Thinker can take a beating from trees and rocks, too, and has reinforced zip cuffs so your edges don't gash your pants to smithereens.
A relaxed fit leaves plenty of room in the Free Thinker for midlayers on the coldest days, and the belt loops and waist tabs help you keep the fit comfortable regardless how many layers you're wearing. The pant has mesh-gusseted inner-thigh ventilation zippers to let out some steam while you hike up those powder-capped peaks, and the stretchy gaiters hook to your boots in order to completely seal out any snow. That's not all, though. The cargo pockets feature the Loft Lift System that reduces bulk in ways that cargo pants don't, and water-resistant zippers on the pockets and vents help keep you dry even in the nastiest storms and soggiest conditions.
- Gore-Tex Pro three-layer waterproof and breathable membrane
- 70D nylon face fabric
- Fully taped seams
- Mesh-gusseted inseam vents
- Adjustable waist tabs and belt loops
- Hook-and-loop-adjustable suspenders
- Water-resistant side zips
- Reinforced cuffs with zips