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The North Face Paramount Peak II Convertible Pant - Men's

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    52 Reviews


    A pant that evolves with your outdoor addiction.

    Wear The North Face Men's Paramount Peak II Convertible Pant for chilly climbing sessions in the shoulder seasons, then zip off the legs for hiking trips in the summertime. The North Face built the versatile Parmount Peak out of a faille woven nylon with a DWR coating that resists water and dries quickly. Its relaxed fit provides maximum mobility. This convertible pant also features an elasticized waistband with a removable buckle belt, two hook-and-loop cargo pockets, and one separate pocket that secures your cell phone.

    • Nylon faille woven pants with DWR coating
    • Relaxed fit
    • Zip-off legs
    • Elasticized waistband with removable buckle belt
    • Cell phone and two cargo pockets
    • UPF 50
    • Item #TNF004G

    Tech Specs

    70D nylon faille weave, DWR coating
    [long] 34 in, [regular] 32 in, [short] 30 in, [convertible shorts] 10 in
    removable belt, elasticized
    2 hand, 2 back, 2 hook-and-loop cargo, 1 phone
    UPF Rating
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 3.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, hiking
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    Too big

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: medium

    I ordered according to the sizing chart (medium for 32 inch waist). However when the pants arrived they were way too big. To say they run large is an understatement. They are simply sized incorrectly. I am returning them.

    Too Big

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: M/Reg

    Like other people wrote here, these pants fit too big! I usually wear 32/32 so I ordered the M/Reg but was dissapointed to find out it was more like 34...


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    I never thought I'd say this, but size down. These are big and I'm a big guy.
    Otherwise, really like them. Especially appreciate the color coding for right and left pant legs.
    Did not find them overly warm, and was able to use comfortably in summer.

    Solid hiking pant

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large/Reg

    Fabric weight is right on - durable enough yet not too hot. Cut is slightly large throughout, which gives plenty of room to move but access to cargo pockets seems tight. Maybe consider buying down a size if you are at the lower end of the sizing spec. The belt is not integrated into the pant but works fine. Just finished SoCal 6-pack and Whitney in summer months (temps were 40-90) with no issues.

    Wonderful convertible pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium / Short

    I've worn this style of Northface convertible trousers for about four (4) months - primarily in conjunction with my volunteer work at a large urban zoo as a docent.
    The pants fit well and are quite comfortable. There is a small bit of elasticity in the waist which is quite helpful. The left hip cell phone pocket is great - my phone fits the pocket perfectly, is easy to reach when needed and is protected from damage when sitting down. The pocket would not, however, fit the super-sized phones ("phablets') that seem to be the rage right now. There is a zippered security pocket behind the right front slash pocket which is perfect for valuables - I store my car key fob (which it would be disastrous to lose) in this pocket.
    The pants come with a fabric belt which is mostly enclosed in a cloth "tunnel" on about 70% of the waistband. This belt is very light and works fine, however I prefer to wear a conventional leather belt using the belt loops provided by the manufacturer.
    Another handy feature is color coded zippers on the lower portion of each pant leg to attach/detach this portion to convert the pants from/to shorts. Similarly, the lower pant legs each contain a zipper several inches long which facilitates removing and reattaching this portion of the pant legs while wearing shoes or boots.
    The pants are made from a synthetic fabric which I like. Despite the very high heat during some days of this summer (2016) the pants seemed to breathe and did not make me feel hot. I've not worn the pants in cold weather so I'm unable to comment at this time. The material washes well. Reviews I read prior to purchasing the pants discouraged drying them in a clothes dryer. I've followed this advice and the pants have held up very well through several washings. The material dries quickly which should be an asset when you're caught in the rain.
    Although these pants are on the high side of the price range for this type of product, the value for the money is, in my opinion, substantial. I now own three (3) pairs of the pants and have recommended them to others without reservation.

    Differences from earlier version

    • Size Bought: Medium/Medium

    I own 5 pairs of an earlier (~2010) version of these. A few notable differences:
    1) The belt buckle is improved (the previous version had springs that eventually fell out of all of my pairs -- this one has no moving parts)
    2) The main pockets are smaller (the earlier versions' were like Mary Poppins' bag -- I could fit a one-liter water bottle with room to spare...used on more than one occasion to smuggle a cool pint glass out of a bar)
    3) The waist is much much wider, which they apparently call "relaxed fit". As someone who normally wears 32 waist, I'm returning the medium...they looked like clown pants on me. They felt a tad shorter to me too, though I might be imagining that.

    Look great and get the job done.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large/Short

    I live in Placer County, California, which is at elevation 36' at one end, near Sacramento, and 9040' on the other end near Lake Tahoe. On one end of the county it can be 115 degrees in the middle of a summer heat wave day, and 55 degrees in Tahoe later that evening. The winter here is just as variable. These pants do the job over the ranges of these conditions, and they do it well. Convert to shorts when hot. Water resistant in the rain. Throw a pair of smartwool baselayer pants under these pants, and they work for hiking/snowshoeing in those blue bird Tahoe Sierra days. They make good field pants in my other passion, my career as a civil engineer & geologist. My wife likes the look of the asphalt gray version on me, and I often wear it as my everyday pants when not at play or during a field day at work. She thinks both the shorts and pants modes look good, which I agree with. I have worn a version these pants for about 5 years. When they upgraded to the Paramount Peak II version, there were a lot of complaints from reviewers that they were not as good. After two years of these newer version, it is my opinion that those comments were unfounded. Let's face it, some people are averse to change, even if the change is an improvement.

    Great pants, these were too short

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large regular inseam

    I like the construction and fit in the waist, but these were too short. I ordered large regular length. I am a 36 inch waist. I can often buy 32 inseam pants and they are good, but for these I had to reorder and get the long. They fit fine.

    Absolutely Huge

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    I own the predecessor to these pants, and thought it was time for an upgrade. I checked the sizing chart which said I would be a large, and this matched the size of my older pants, so I thought I was good to go. The reviews say it " fits slightly large," and I was hoping for a little extra bagginess. However, when I received them I was shocked at how much bigger they are. A large would have easily fit someone with a 40" waist! Definitely buy a size down if your in the lower half of the sizes on the charts.

    Runs Extremely Large

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    These seem like great pants though they run extremely large compared to the size purchased. After purchasing a large I could not believe how big the waist was. They felt like XL so its best to get a size smaller then you would like wear. I ended up exchanging them for a Medium, which I am hopeful will fit better.

    I like them

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36

    If your around 5'10 - 6'0 and a little heavier around 200lbs and need a 36 waist these are a great fit. They're very comfortable, and i love wearing them hiking. My only complaint is when it's hot, you HAVE to convert to short because the pants trap too much moisture and they get too wet.

    Too big

    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: medium

    I have owned several pairs of TNF Paramount pants in the past. TNF changes the design a little every couple years. But the sizes on these are unusable. In my last few pairs I have always worn medium size, and now that I'm at a higher than normal weight, it is shocking how over sized these pants are. I'm also unhappy with Backcountry.com, as I waited a few days too long and can't return them. Feeling very screwed at this point. :(

    Great Convertibles!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: small/long

    These are great convertible pants in my opinion. Most others that I've seen in stores are much thinner. That is good for quick drying, but not as good for protection or durability. I think these are a good balance. I too had a little sizing issue. I am 5'11" and a fit 185lbs. I initially ordered a med/reg as that is what seemed to be the correct size, but ended up in sm/long and they fit me great. I possibly could have gone with the regular lenght, but I don't want to mess with another return process to find out. I don't mind them a little long. The med/regulars feel to me to be more apt to fit a 34-36" waist. The regular length is a generous 32" if I had to say. I normally wear a 32 x 34 in khakis and jeans and the regular length was good for me in the mediums, I was just afraid that moving to a small, the inseam may have not been as long.

    Size runs large? Med, yes. Small, no!

    • Size Bought: Med/Reg

    I typically wear 32/32 pants, so I ordered these in Med/Reg. The size of those definitely ran large. It was like wearing a waist size 34 or slightly larger; baggy and wouldn't even stay up without cinching the belt tight. So I ordered the next size down: Small/Reg. These actually fit like a 29-31 waist size ought to fit, meaning these were way too snug. I am very disappointed because the Paramount II is a great design, but the sizing leaves me totally out of a good fit. One star for the crazy sizing, plus the frustration of placing the second order expecting the smaller size to run large, too; huge bummer! If I could get a good fit, I wouldn't hesitate awarding five stars.

    Great shorts.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 40

    I picked these up about a year ago. I found out the "dad pants" that people joke about are super useful. When you're hiking in the desert or in the mountains temperatures can fluctuate pretty dramatically. These do a geat job of retaining heat or just keeping the bugs off your legs. My only complaint with the nylon is it is pretty loud so don't wear these to the office. However, they have all the right tech features you will need for you backpacking trip or day hike. My favorite feature is, The North Face moved the seams in the crotch to prevent chafing. Makes a huge difference when you go on the longer hikes.

    Great shorts.

    Good go to pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34/30

    I purchased these after returning Columbia Titan Peak Pants. These and very well constructed. Good pockets. Fit is good. They provide just enough room in the legs. I am an athletic and avid hiker. I enjoy being able to move fast. The Columbia were too snug. These seemed to fit my legs much better.
    These North Face pants are now my durable go to pants.
    With the legs attached, they were plenty of pants for cooler days.

    I would like to see two improvements. The belt is not very useable. If you are going to thread a belt through the waist, make it more substantial. I would personally like to see at least one more belt loops. I like using a belt.
    I like these pants.

    Small changes over the years but...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium/Short

    I've been buying TNF's Paramount pants for about 15 years. Some design details (e.g. the cut of the top pocket entry and the location of the watch pocket) have changed (not necessarily improved!) over the years. Some of the fabrics seem lighter/heavier.
    But the basic fit (med/short) works for me just as well now as it did with the first pair I ever bought.
    As I recall the original belt was better than the current one (but I usually take the belt off, anyway).
    Several comments here that the pants are "baggy". I prefer to say that they are cut for adults, not teenagers or the fashion-conscious!
    Excellent product.


    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small/Regular

    I love these pants. Like most North Face clothing it's big on me. I'm 5'10" 155lbs and small is a perfect fit. I have a pair of medium from years ago and they are just too long.

    I wear these on the trail and out casually. They look good and function well. Honesty aside from the price I don't think someone could convince me there is a better pair of pants available.

    I purchased Small/Regular the label says S/P.

    Will buy again.

    Great product perfect fit

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium/reg

    Ordered the med/reg fits my 5" 11" / 185lb frame perfectly. Very similar fit to med/reg military BDUs. I used the size fit tool from the site, selected the Levi's size/style I wear and it spit out I should order the meds - wish all sites used that tool.

    are these pants good for winter hiking in new england

    Should be. May need thermals under. I would wear these hiking in Pac NW without thermals down to 40. Below 40 I would probably have thermals. These are fairly heavy but I would say medium weight not necessarily winter weight but if you are hiking you will stay warm and then when you stop for lunch maybe have a pair of easy on rain pants to stay warm just like any other layrpering you might do for stopping.

    Do the zippers for the shorts rub against knees or thighs? Sometimes I have issues with convertable pants that have overly bulky zippers that rub when hiking...

    Best Answer

    No. Definitely not. I have 3 pairs and am ordering 2 more. Wear them almost every day. The zipper is sandwiched between 2 layers of smooth hemmed fabric. Not even noticeable. I ride bicycles many miles a day and hike, and have no rub issues. Great material, big pockets, quick drying, very light, stains wipe right off and they don't retain odors. I wear them for several days at a time on adventures. 2 pair will hold you indefinitely. Wash in a stream and hang dry in no time. THESE ARE THE BEST OUTDOOR PANTS I'VE EVER FOUND!

    What is the inseam length on the shorts, once the legs have been zipped off? I would order an XL/REG as I am 6' tall and weigh 223 lbs.