SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.

Also on Backpacker.com


Enter Zip Code

Backpacker Magazine – Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012

Gear Review: The North Face Enzo Shell Pant

From snow to rain, backcountry to lifts, these pants do it all.

by: Dennis Lewon

The North Face Eno Shell Pants
The North Face Eno Shell Pants

More Pants
See all our 2012 Fall Gear Guide reviews
[all-conditions]

After 25 days of use, one tester summed up the blend of features that made the Enzos a favorite: “They work perfectly well for lift, side-, and backcountry skiing and riding, the loose cut allows total mobility and accommodates layering better than skinny-jean climber shells, and they’re light enough (without the removable suspenders) to double as three-season rain pants.” The Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric breathes well, but it’s the airy cut and thigh vents that really make the pants stand out on all-conditions days. “When touring the sidecountry outside of Brighton, Utah, with a midweight baselayer underneath,” says a tester, “I could crank lift laps all morning in single-digit temps, then, once the backcountry gates opened and the sun warmed up, I could unzip the thigh vents and hammer up the wind-scoured ridgelines without sweating to death.” Going deep? The high-waist suspenders add about four inches of protection above the belt line against snow, and internal gaiters keep snow out of boots during postholing. “The gaiters and cuffs are also stretchy and loose, so I didn’t have to wrestle them over bulky AT boot cuffs,” says a tester. Bottom line: An ideal quiver of one for winterholics who want a shell pant that can serve as year-round storm protection. $399; 1 lb. 6 oz. (with 5-oz. suspenders); men’s S-XXL; thenorthface.com

WATCH THE VIDEO REVIEW



Subscribe to Backpacker magazine
Sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter
Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip:
Email (req):
Reader Rating: -

READERS COMMENTS

wholemkt108
Nov 09, 2012

Wonderful.

Share a website with you ,

( http://www.wholesalemkt.net/ )

Believe you will love it.

We accept any form of payment.

ADD A COMMENT

Your rating:
Your Name:

Comment:

My Profile Join Now

Most recent threads

The Political Arena
Religion confuses children about fact and fiction
Posted On: Jul 26, 2014
Submitted By: Gabby
Trailhead Register
What year did you go digital?
Posted On: Jul 26, 2014
Submitted By: Adirondackiteer


Go
View all Gear
Find a retailer

Special sections - Expert handbooks for key trails, techniques and gear

Check out Montana in Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride
Warren Miller athletes charge hard and reflect on Big Sky country, their love for this space and the immense energy allotted to the people who reside in Montana.

Boost Your Apps
Add powerful tools and exclusive maps to your BACKPACKER apps through our partnership with Trimble Outdoors.

Carry the Best Maps
With BACKPACKER PRO Maps, get life-list destinations and local trips on adventure-ready waterproof myTopo paper.

FREE Rocky Mountain Trip Planner
Sign up for a free Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning kit from our sister site MyRockyMountainPark.com.

Follow BackpackerMag on Twitter Follow Backpacker on Facebook
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions