The North Face Freedom Insulated Pant – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the The North Face Freedom Insulated Pant – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 81 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.6 stars 
Expert Rating: 2.7 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 163

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Reports of fitting true to size.
  • Not too baggy, but relaxed fit.
  • Doesn’t allow the cold air in due to material and insulation.
  • Vents allow for breathability during warmer temperature skiing.
  • Zippered pockets for secure storage.
  • Velcro on both sides of the waist for adjustability.

Expert Reviews

  • The meshed inner vents allow for extra breathability to prevent overheating during activity.
  • Fully taped seams aid in waterproofing ability.
  • 60g Heatseeker insulation aids in keeping you warm without getting too hot.
  • Two handwarmer pockets and one leg pocket for storage.
  • Average rating across most technical categories at a low price.
  • DryVent 2-layer aids in weather protection.
  • Great temperature and weight for downhill skiing.
  • The inner thigh vent zipper tab is easy to use with gloves on.
  • The positioning of the vents allows air flow, but doesn’t make the zippers rub against eachother.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Reports of fitting tight in the waist.
  • Fabric can be noisy.
  • Fabric doesn’t breathe very well, although venting is effective.

Expert Reviews

  • No waterproof zippers.
  • No bib to connect with the pants.
  • Waterproofing abilities will keep you dry in light rain or snow, but if you are using mainly in wet snow or heavier rain, these may not be the most efficient.
  • Reports of fitting too tight in the thigh area.
  • Some people found the sizing to be too large, but if you size too small, you won’t be able to fit layers underneath.
  • The water-resistant coating around the upper leg and back area will decrease over time.
  • Too warm for uphill, but sufficient temperature control in downhill skiing.


The North Face Freedom Insulated Pant for women is a basic choice for skiers needing an all-around and inexpensive option. The versatility, style, and breathability make this a fine choice for downhill runs, while the limited waterproofing and breathability makes this not the best choice for high intensity skiers.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2.