The North Face Freedom Pant – Men’s

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

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 83 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.7 stars 
Expert Rating: 2.8 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 279

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Fit is true to size.
  • The inseam feels true to size and is comfortable.
  • Velcro adjustments available at the waist.
  • Not too warm that they cause overheating, but keeps the heat in and keeps the snow out.
  • Provides adequate freedom of movement.
  • Great option for an outdoor shell.
  • Provides zip vents for ventilation.
  • Breathable and comfortable.
  • Warm and fairly waterproof.
  • Ample pockets for storage.

Expert Reviews

  • The fabric is fairly waterproof and windproof for element protection.
  • Seams are taped to increase waterproof abilities.
  • Features a large range of motion.
  • Provides a soft fleece lining for comfort.
  • The external fabric is soft and moves easily.
  • Vents on the inner leg are lined with mesh, to keep the snow out, but still maintains breathability.
  • Offered in 10 colors.
  • Separate hanging layers creates some air space, increasing ventilation.
  • Features 2 zippered hand-warmer pockets, and one Velcro-closed thigh pocket for storage.
  • The inner cuff has a mesh upper portion to provide extra ventilation.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Leg fit may be too wide for some.
  • The fit may be too big for some slim body types.

Expert Reviews

  • The leg vents have mesh, which helps to keep the elements out, but minimizes the breathability potential.
  • The zippers aren’t actually waterproof.
  • The thigh pocket is fleece-lined, and can get wet when the snow gets in.
  • Colors may be too bold.
  • The zips require two hands to operate.
  • Some users may not like the cuff ventilation, and not want air to get in.
  • Pants may be too tight in the thigh area.
  • Some users wish there were more pockets available.


The North Face Freedom Pant for men is a breathable and adjustable pant for skiers and snowboarders looking to snag an all-around option. The mediocre waterproofing and storage opportunities may deter some, but the basic features this pant provides makes it a great choice for alpine athletes on a budget.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3.