The North Face Free Thinker Jacket – 2014
From the Editors of Freeskier:
These 3L Gore-Tex Pro shells are part of The North Face’s Steep Series of big-mountain, athlete-focused pieces and are loaded with features. The left chest pocket houses an elastic tether for a radio, and the right one features an insulated interior pocket where your smartphone’s battery is less susceptible to being drained by cold temps. A powder skirt connects to the pants (which can be worn with or without the bibs) just underneath the adjustable waistband. And inside the cargo pockets, you’ll find pant cinches to pull up your cuffs so you don’t step all over them.
Paired Product: The North Face Free Thinker BibThe Pros: Bib zipper is covered on both sides so it won’t rub against you.
The Cons: Those seeking a more relaxed cut may opt for The North Face’s Dubs kit.