The Men's Free Thinker Jacket is The North Face's most technically advanced jacket for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. Its fully taped, 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro shell provides guaranteed waterproof protection and windproofing, with optimized breathability for skinning and hiking. YKK AquaGuard zippers cover nearly every external opening for water-resistant protection that most ski jackets don't have, and a polyurethane coating covers the rest of the openings for extra water-resistance.
The Free Thinker features a stretchy powder skirt that connects to clip-compatible ski pants for complete coverage. Its hood slides over your helmet or cinches snugly around your beanie, and the internal cuffs work with the adjustable cuffs and hem to seal out bad weather. There are multiple pockets for hands, radios, goggles, phones, and more gear, and the phone pocket is insulated for extra protection. The Recco avalanche rescue reflector may help Recco-equipped ski patrols find you in case of an emergency.
- 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro
- Fully taped seams
- Water-resistant zippered underarm vents
- Stretch powder skirt with clip integration
- Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
- YKK AquaGuard water-resistant zippers
- Internal cuffs with thumbholes
- Adjustable hem and cuffs
- Recco avalanche rescue reflector