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The North Face Powder Guide Jacket + Free Thinker Bib Pants

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The North Face - Powder Guide Jacket + Free Thinker Bib Pants
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Insulated Jacket

The North Face Powder Guide Jacket

Built for people who make their living in the snow, The North Face Powder Guide Jacket delivers GORE-TEX weather protection in a hard-wearing, super functional package. The Powder Guide includes features designed for those who don't always call going back to the lodge an option; burlier fabric in high wear areas like the shoulders is perfect for people who spend a lot of time carrying their (and their client's) skis. Insulated with medium weight 80 gram PrimaLoft Silver for versatility in cold weather, the Powder Guide jacket is your home-away-from-home on the mountain.

Product Details

Face Fabric

Body and Sleeves78D x 156D 147 g/m² 100% Nylon

Shoulders and Hood167D x 333D 185 g/m² 100% Polyester


GORE-TEX 2LGORE-TEX products are designed to provide superior comfort and durable waterproof protection for a wide range of outdoor activities. The GORE-TEX revolutionary patented membrane technology is specifically engineered to form an impenetrable barrier against wind and water while maintaining breathability. GORE-TEX fabric is used in a two-layer construction for a lighter and softer feel and in a three-layer construction for a more heavy-duty alternative.


80 g PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation


Standard Fit

Center Back31.5"


Two Secure-Zip Chest Pockets

Secure-Zip Hand Pockets

Internal Media Pocket with Media Port

Two Internal Stretch Goggle Pockets

Secure-Zip Wrist Pocket with Goggle Wipe

Secure-Zip Game Pocket


Underarm Vents

Additional Features

Hood and Shoulders Built with Higher Denier Fabric for Abrasion Resistance

Hinged, Dedicated, Helmet-Compatible Hood

Bonded, Four-Way Stretch Snap-Away Powder Skirt

AquaGuard® Zips

Integrated Cuff Gussets

Wrist Gaiters with Thumbholes


  • Fit: Regular More 
  • Length: Hip-length
  • Material: GORE-TEX, Nylon, Polyester
  • Construction Type: 2 Layer
  • Waterproof Rating (mm): 28000
  • Breathability (g): 20000
  • Insulation: PrimaLoft®
  • Fill Weight (g): 80
  • Seam Sealing: Fully Taped
  • Powder Skirt: Yes
  • Hood Type: Fixed Hood
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Weight (g) 1075
Shell Pant

The North Face Free Thinker Bib Pants

Designed for high-exertion, high level athletics in the worst winter conditions, The North Face Free Thinker Bib Pants are TNF's premiere wintersports bottoms. GORE-TEX Pro fabrics maintain the superior waterproofing of regular GORE-TEX products, but with a dramatic increase in breathability that ski and snowboard backcountry riders will find a blessing. The Free Thinker is built with mountaineering in mind, and the harness-friendly pocket placements and secure zip cargo pockets (handy if you sometimes carry your beacon there) are proof. These pants do the thinking so you can concentrate on the stuff that matters.

Product Details

Face Fabric

70D x 140D 165 g/m² 100% Nylon Plain Weave


3L GORE-TEX Pro MembraneDurably waterproof, windproof, and extremely breathable. Garments with GORE-TEX Pro combine comfort with reliable weather protection, even during extended aerobic activities in extreme weather. Made to meet the high demands of (ski)mountaineers, freeriders, mountain guides, and serious outdoor enthusiasts.

Lining Material

Gore Micro Grid BackerThis is a thin, low-denier, low-density woven fabric backer and is used instead of a tricot knit. It allows the garment to slide easily over internal layers.


Standard Fit

Suspenders and Bib Zip Off at Waistband

Adjustable Waist Tabs


Two Secure-Zip Bib Pockets

Secure Zip-Hand Pockets

Two Secure-Zip Cargo Pockets

Harness-Friendly Pocket Placement


Inner Thigh Vents

Inner-Thigh Vents

Chimney Venting™ SystemStrategically-placed vents down the outside of the thigh feature a long zipper opening to let warm air traveling up from your boots flow easily out of the pants, keeping your legs cool.


Belt Loops

Jacket-to-Pant Integration

Reinforced Kickpatches

AquaGuard™ Zips

StretchVent™ Gaiters with Gripper Elastic


  • Fit: Regular More 
  • Material: Elastane, GORE-TEX, Nylon
  • Construction Type: 3 Layer
  • Waterproof Rating (mm): 28000
  • Breathability (g): 25000
  • Insulation: No Insulation
  • Seam Sealing: Fully Taped
  • Bibs: Yes
  • Suspenders: Yes
  • Beltloops: Yes
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Weight (g) 765
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