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Historically, when the youth of skiing thinks of snow pants from The North Face, only one word comes to mind...tight. But I'm hear to tell you to take a second look, because the Fargo Cargo pants from The North Face offer both fashion and function for all of us who don't want to look like gapers.
Thanks to the addition and input of guys like Tom Wallisch, Nick Martini and Mike Riddle, The North Face has been stepping things up in the baggy department, and I was pretty damn stoked when I slid these on for the first time, and at 5'9, I'm only rocking a size large.
Enough with the look and feel of them though, and on to the quality. For years I've shredded the bottom of snow pants to the point that they look like a witch's broom, and I've spent close to a year skiing in these without a tear to speak of and/or a drop of water to freeze my legs. What else would you expect from the company who builds outerwear that people summit the highest mountains in the world in?
And on top of it all, although they may not have the 'cool' factor of a 'core' outerwear company like Saga or Orage, take a step back and look at all of the great things The North Face is doing for our sport (most notably The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, which has picked up where the classic US Open competition left off and offers an opportunity for up-and-comers to score a spot in the biggest event of the year, X Games), and show your support for a company that kicks some serious ass.