The North Face used its FuseForm construction technique on the Men's FuseForm Brigandine Pant to create durable, abrasion-resistant zones in areas that take the most abuse while you're big-mountain riding. These heavyweight zones at the seat, knees, thighs, ankles, and a few other areas seamlessly integrate with the midweight fabric that makes up the rest of this pant, but what's the fuss? It means you can skin up, shred down, drop cliffs, and bust through trees in a pant that feels light and moves with you, but won't rip apart when you take those inevitable diggers, spills, and tree branch run-ins.
It's waterproof as well as tough, too. The 3L HyVent membrane and fully taped seams mean that you're going to stay dry even in the gnarliest and soggiest storms, and a soft tricot backing feels good against your skin even while you're hoofing it uphill. Reinforced cuffs with cuff-zip gussets combine with gripper elastic stretch gaiters and boot hooks to keep that pow where it should bein your facerather than creeping up your leg. The Brigandine also sports inseam vents to help you dump heat during warmer storms, and has a plethora of pockets to keep your phone, snacks, and trail maps from getting soggy.
- Three-layer HyVent waterproof and breathable membrane
- Fully taped seams
- FuseForm abrasion-resistant construction
- Inseam vents and Chimney Venting system
- Adjustable waist tabs
- Hand, cargo, and media pockets
- StretchVent ankle gaiter