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The Men's Horizon II Convertible Pant is The North Face's lightest convertible pant, and it's perfect for warm-weather hiking, tropical travel, and climbing. Its nylon ripstop fabric dries quickly, resists abrasion, and protects your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays, and a DWR coating sheds water to help keep you dry in rainy weather. This relaxed-fitting pant converts to ten-inch shorts thanks to the zip-off legs, and it also features a gusseted crotch for uninhibited mobility, and zippered front pockets for security.

  • Nylon ripstop pants with DWR coating
  • Relaxed fit
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Zip-off pant legs
  • Zippered front pockets
  • UPF 50

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Great pant

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 125 lbs
    Size Purchased: 30/L

All they had left in the size we needed were long. But, they worked out fine. Ordered for my teenage son to hike in Banff. They did great. Perfect for laying on the colder days and great alone for the cooler mornings and warmer afternoon and then cooler nights. Just unzip/rezip bottoms on/off and your ready to go. Great for the water crossings as well. Dried rather quickly!


Have held up well with heavy use

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 190 lbs
    Size Purchased: 34/long

I bought these prior to taking a 10-day fly fishing trip in New Mexico last year and wore them probably 7 out of the 10 days of the trip. They endured numerous hours of wet wading throughout the trip in both rivers and alpine lakes, as well as hours and hours of hiking. I have since worn these pants on numerous camping trips, working around the house, and have also used the shorts as a bathing suit all summer and they have yet to show any sign of wear.

- Size: I typically where a 33/34 and purchased the 34/long and they fit very well - true to size.

- Quality: Absolutely zero complaints here - they continue to hold up to anything I throw at them

- Suggested Uses: hiking, wet wading, camping, general casual use, etc.

Buy em!

For a 34 Short - what is considered short? 32 inseam?

The inseam for the 34 Short is 30 inches.

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Good convertibles

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 185 lbs
    Size Purchased: 34 Long

I like these pants. The wear well, and easy to match the pant bottoms with the correct size with the red markings. They could use one more zip pocket but at least have one. I'm happy!

I'm the same height/weight and typically wear a 32 waist. What size do you typically wear, and how does the 34 waist fit for you?


Light, Perfect fit - One Zippered pocket

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 139 lbs
    Size Purchased: 32" Small inseam

These are just my early impressions.
I had ordered 2 pairs.. To my pleasant surprise, they were a perfect fit.. These are really light weight & look cool.. But unlike what the "Tech Specs" mention, they have only one (not two) zippered front pocket. So, they have 2 front/side pockets without zip, one front pocket with zip & 2 rear pockets with velcro. They look like casual pants, so they are good for regular casual use also - not just for Hiking/climbing.


Well worth it

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 140 lbs
    Size Purchased: 30" small inseam

I got a couple pairs of these and I really have been pleased with them. Not much to complain about. Pockets are excellent size and the placement is very convenient. Zizppers at the ankles are plenty big enough to get a meaty pair of backpacking boots through yet almost completely unnoticeable when zipped up. Theses are very rugged and repel water real well on the trail. I've gotten them pretty filthy backpacking and they always clean up and look like new after washing them. No stains at all. No rips or snags either and I've abused the heck out of them hiking camping and climbing. Very easy to hop around in. They look nice enough to wear out and about town to causual events and you can't even tell they are zip offs. Warm enough by themselve for about 3 seasons and roomy enough to wear some thermals underneath in colder temps. Very reasonable price considering you can use them as shorts or pants in a wide variety of situations. Personally, a lot of my appreciation for these stems from the fact they offer then in a small size inseam, 30" waist true to size which can be hard to find at times in this type of quality zip off pant.


A big fan so far.

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs small

I took this backpacking along the Oregon coast and throughout the trip they were very comfortable and breathable. I am normally a size 32 but these seem to fit a lot slimmer so I got a 34 and that ended working out well although I needed a belt to tighten the extra space. I have the Columbia silver ridge version as well and compared to those, the North Face convertibles seem to be made of a thicker material, but both are great. I haven't experienced the pocket problem mentioned before, but the only thing I carry in my pocket when I hike is my phone and pocket knife and they feel like they do in any other pants. Besides the backpacking trip I have only taken these on short hikes in the small mountains surrounding Eugene although there's not much out there to beat them up. I bought the brown color which turned out to be a lot lighter in color than the picture makes it out to be but it still looks nice. Once I have the opportunity to take these out more I will leave an updated impression, but for now I recommend these.


Not impressed

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

These pants are far from great for a few reasons :

1. Only has a single secure (zipper) pocket that is poorly placed . If you put a wallet there or keys it will rub against your upper left leg.

2. The two standard side front pockets ate made of mesh fabric, so stuff tends to get stuck.

Note that it is mis advertised here there is only 1 zippered pocket.

Apart form that, the rip stop fabric is okay . Compared to a similar priced Columbia silver ridge 2 and Titanium, the TNF fall short.

Update: pressure button just broke - pans are useless.

I bought a pair of these the other day, and don't think that the pockets are that big of an issue. True, there is only one secure/zipper pocket, but that makes the pants look pretty sleek when compared to similar pants with cargo pockets.

As for the standard side mesh pockets, I haven't run into an issue with that either. I have no trouble pulling things like my keys or a pocket knife out of the pockets.

It's a shame to hear that the button broke, but fortunately for you TNF has a lifetime warranty on their products, so just send it back and they will replace it for free...

Thanks for the review. While the pockets will be a matter of personal preference, I did see a review on a different retailer's site that also mentioned a problem with the button falling off. At least you have the warranty to rely on.


Love these pants!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I bought a pair if these back in December but didn't start wearing them until about a month ago when I started hiking more. These are FANTASTIC!!! Very light and provide just enough to keep you comfortable when hiking in the cooler mornings. Not water proof or wind resistant, but that's not why I bought them. The color coded leg zippers are great so you don't get them mixed up. I wish I had purchased 2 or 3 pairs instead of 1 when I had the chance. The sizes are a true to form. I would suggest a flexible belt to go with these. TNF did a great job.