Christopher S. wrote a review of The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant - Men's on September 9, 2012
This is my third pair of Paramounts. The others have been great, but this new version is not fit for purpose.
The material is very abrasive against the skin.
The crotch point is very low which restricts hip movement - you can't take long strides (unless you hoist the waist up above your navel).
The material has no stretch. Again this restricts movement. This is especially noticeable when climbing steep slopes or steps. The problem is compounded by the abrasive material that doesn't slide easily over the skin. It can be quite unpleasant.