FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Offered in a few more colors this season The North Face’s Farrows Pant is instantly appealing in both look and feel. With lower back pockets that speak to a more rider-specific fit, these insulated pants run a touch on the snug side but do come in various length options, which we love. They also feature adjustable waist tabs in addition to belt loops, mesh-backed thigh vents, zippered hand warmer pockets and Velcro back pockets, inseam snap hem and reinforced edge guards. Though at times it might be nice to have that extra fastening power at the waist, we think the Velcro around the buttons may prove to be more of a nuisance than an asset.

FAVORITE FEATURES: Sporting a streamlined jean-like aesthetic, the soft twill hand feel is especially unique, making this style a standout among those we reviewed this season. Another cool feature is TNF’s Chimney Venting system whereby air rises through the stretch mesh gaiter, escaping through the inner thigh vents to ensure continuous airflow.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: Twist, spin and uncork with a lightly insulated, waterproof pant that remains breathable while your burning legs hike to hit the next kicker. This slim, streetwear-inspired style has fully taped seams and is constructed with a waterproof HyVent®2L exterior for premier protection in wet conditions. Gripper-elastic gaiter with boot hook seals fresh pow out of the tops of your boots so your socks remain dry. Rider-specific features throughout.