The Last Pants


Pants in Ventile cotton, designed to be the last ones you ever need to buy.
See the jacket here.

Ventile cotton
Matching jacket
Designed with our Community

Pants in Ventile cotton, designed to be the last ones you ever need to buy.
See the jacket here.

Ventile cotton
Matching jacket
Designed with our Community

Over the past two years, The Last has been tested and developed by over 200 people. Based on their feedback (see here or read the comments at the bottom of this page), we have made improvements and developed the products that are in stock now.

If you are interested in helping us take these products even further, order your pants above. (Order the jacket here.) In return for your contribution we have lowered the price of the pants (full price: 750 Euro).

This project started with developing outerwear for hiking and skiing. After testing prototypes, this has evolved into creating the only pants you would need on a northern road trip. Imagine going on a trip without an agenda; you might go skiing, to the movies, climbing, hunting, cycling, sailing or just hang out in the sun. And imagine that you only have room for one pair of pants. That is what The Last will be. Many people can't imagine only having one pair of pants for every activity. We wish to challenge that misconception. Own fewer clothes and pack less. That is the essence of our philosophy.

Read our entire design philosophy here.

The pants are made in legendary organic Ventile. You can read more about the fabric here. Here are a few benefits:

Wind and water resistent
Ventile is amazing in any situation. The only exception might be hours of pouring rain, but a big part of Ventile's fame comes from the its technology that keeps wind and water out. (It was originally developed for fire hoses.)

The fabric is relatively light and breathes very well. Unlike GoreTex, Ventile is also comfortable against the skin.

Heat resistent
With Ventile you can sit as close to the campfire as you desire. Because they are 100% cotton, the pants are very heat resistent and will not melt. They also won't catch fire easily because the fabric has such high density.

Ventile is known for its patina – it ages well. That is also a key element in our design philosophy: Timeless. We have researched pants from the past 100 years, and have reached a cut, design and color palette that won't go out of style for the next 100 years.

A huge part of reducing consumption is our Lifetime service. This means that we repair Northern Playground garments free of charge. We also help you with maintenance tips and tricks.

The Last has now been through three rounds of testing, and we are already very pleased with the result. Although, the products are still being developed, and as long as they are in this phase and sold at a lower price, we cannot give free repairs. We will share everything we know with you about care and maintanence.


5. Extra large pocket on thigh with water repellent YKK zipper. On the inside of the pocket there is an inner pocket for a beacon with an elastic band and a hook.

7. Fitted knees with an extra layer of Ventile24 on the inside. The double layer makes the knees more durable and more water resistant. The extra layer has an opening on the top for kneepads.

11. YKK zipper for opening for wider leg openings. When fully opened the legs are 11 cm wider and can fit over large boots.

See all features under Technical details further down on the page.

Below is a summary of the most important updates we have made based on feedback from previous testers.

We have reinforced all weak points discovered during testing to ensure more durable pants. Testers also asked for less of a contrast between the color of the shoulder reinforcement and the main color of the pants, which will be implemented in the next round. Reinforced areas:

  • The "garage" at the bottom of the side zippers
  • The bottom edge of the pants
  • The crotch

We also made some practical changes to the pants to make them more comfortable and useful. For example:

  • The loops for suspenders have been placed closer to the middle on the largest sizes, so the suspenders do not fall down as easily
  • The thigh pockets are slightly smaller and have been moved a little off to the sides
  • + Technical info
  • + Pricing
  • + Production
  • + Use and care
  • + Service and returns
  • + Size chart


This product is now in stock and ready to be worn on your next adventure.

1 Design phase
2 Testing phase
3 Decision phase
4 Production phase
5 Available
Lifetime service
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To make sure we make clothing that can last a lifetime, we need your feedback. In our Community you can contribute in the development of new and existing products. Have thoughts on anything we should do different, a cool story or maybe just a question about the product? Join our Community and the discussion below!


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