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

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    38 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
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    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.

    Great fit and very functional

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

    Great for spring/ fall camping. Pants for morning and night and shorts for when it warms up. They dry very quickly so you can even take a swim in them. I ended up getting the asphalt grey as well. Wore both camping and they worked out great. They are a little pricy but you're actually getting a pair of pants and a pair of shorts.

    buckle breaks, sizing fine, came damaged

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

    I am 5'11" 160lbs. I own two of these paramount peak pants. Both are Med/reg. This size works well for my frame and weight. Not too long, not too baggy. I like how the pants look and wear them several times a week for everyday wear. They are somewhat water repellent.
    These kinds of pants don't look that great on me, but I like their multi-use practicality. In contrast, these look much better than any others I've tried. The zip-off is low (in order to have deeper pockets) but still above the knee, so it won't dig into the knee.
    I'm in my 60's so I'm fairly gentle with them and they show little wear in the 2+ years I've owned them. I bought my first pair at a North Face store.
    However, the pair I bought from BackCountry is the asphalt and I did not notice at first that the fabric at the base of one leg, where there is a zip-off was badly scraped. Apparently it was missed by the inspector at the factory. I wore them a few times to work at my white collar job before I realized they were damaged (as if the fabric was melted on a half-inch by half-foot length). By then, who'd believe it wasn't my fault?
    The belt buckle is poorly designed. They lose a 'star' for this. There is a small plastic tab (about 5mmx3mm) inside it that acts like a spring to keep the buckle snapped closed, but that broke off even with my gentle use. So, as others have stated, when that happens nothing holds the buckle closed. North Face should have redesigned this years ago, apparently still using the same poor design. We called them for a replacement and they sent the wrong buckle the first time, but the correct one the second. A friend with an industrial sewing machine was able to attach it. (One must sew through the nylon webbing of the belt.)

    Great pants, bad belt

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

    Agree with another goat reviewer. I like the baggyness of these that others seem to be bothered by. They are comfortably loose, but not to the point they get in the way. Light, dry quickly and seem rugged enough.

    The Bad: The belt. it is narrow and the buckle sucks. Was trail running with a pack on and had to re-tighten it every half hour or so. It also is so narrow it digs into your hip.

    Still like the pants, and will continue to use them for backpacking, but wish the belt was better


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

    I wear these casually, hiking and motorcycling. My Alpinestars Toucan boots fit perfectly under them thanks to the lower zippers. They have good water resistance and cut the cold just enough on cool morning rides. These are all I wear anymore!

    I love these but too baggy and too long

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

    I love these pants. I think the material is great. Cool enough to wear on a hot day (90 degrees in when turned into shorts) and warm enough to wear when it gets to 40-50 degrees.

    But they are too big for me. I normally wear 32x30 in jeans. These were more like 32L than 30L even though the size chart says 30 for the short length.

    I wore it around town to see how they were in 50 degrees, and it was pretty drafty in the ankles because the pants were pretty baggy. If they were a little bit more slim in the ankles i would have no problem wearing these without leggings when the temp is in the 30s.

    Just to give kind of a baseline comparison, Kuhl's 32x30 fits me perfectly.

    Nice pant, bad belt

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

    I have a number of zip off pants including 4 pair of North Face Paramount Peaks. Within a month or two of purchase the female rocked part of the buckle broke on 3 of them. As a result just so much as a gentle touch will cause the buckle to open.Trying to replace the belt through the tight closed passage made for the belt is very difficult. The original must be cut because neither end of the buckle will fit through the tight belt passage and it is near impossible to find a belt to replace the old one that one can feed through the passage. If you are traveling it is a real pain to try and fix it in the middle of a trip and/or embarrassing while standing in a restaurant in a foreign land fumbling with your pants as your belt springs open. Great light weight pants that pack easily are comfortable, can wash at night and be dry in the morning but belts are pathetic.

    Almost perfect! (Too baggy)

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small/Long

    I travel light with carry-on only and I love me some convertible pants for when I'm travelling from point to point or hiking. Like several people here I had the Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pants and while they were good, these are a step above and the best around. Here's why:

    - The jeans style horizontal cut front pockets. Best for travel as things don't fall out and it's harder for pick pockets to get their dirty little digits into.

    - The amount of pockets. It’s a convertible pant… It’s not about looking great for a night on the town, it’s all about function and these don't skimp on the pockets. I’m also loving the cargo pocket design on these. Very neat and stay flat when nothing in them. High fives to TNF pocket designers.

    - These are still light but I’m really liking the heavier fabric for warmth in cooler temps and durability.

    - Colour coded leg zippers are cool instead of having a label attached to zippers which stick out.

    - Good thing they have leg length options. The Small waist Medium length was way too short for me and I'm not freakishly tall at 6'1

    The only thing I don’t like about these pants is they are too baggy for my personal taste. I think TNF could easily slim these up and still have plenty of room for mobility, but that’s just me. Otherwise these are an amazing pair of travel/hiking pantaloons and I wear something else if I want to impress the ladies.

    Best hiking pants I've ever owned

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

    These pants are comfortable and stand up to the outdoors. I have hiked many miles of trails as well as off-trail in these pants, and I will be buying more. They are easy to convert to pants or shorts, and they dry quickly when wet. I love all the pockets and was impressed with how well they protected me in heavy brush while hunting. I would recommend these lightweight, comfortable, practical pants for anyone who spends time outdoors or being active.

    Best hiking pants even for women

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

    I am a 5'4 female hiker and I love these pants! They are heavy duty and have lots of pockets and a normal waist. They fit me better than Womens version. Too many women's pants are low rise and have few pockets and this pant suits me fine. I have two pair of these and the short version is perfect for me and requires no alterations. These are too warm for summer for me, but on shoulder seasons they are great. I would wear for winter hiking but below 40 I would add thermals mainly to stay warmer when I stop.

    It's the little things

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

    Great pant, nice material. Sizing is a bit odd (feels like the ranges are all shifted down an inch or two) but pockets galore and the features are awesome. E.g. The zippers for converting to shorts are even color coded... red for right. So you don't have to decipher or try twice when you need to get em on in a hurry.

    It's the little things

    Very comfortable

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

    I bought the Columbia silver ridge first since they were half the price but they were very uncomfortable. I ordered a size up and they were extremely tight in the crotch. Not sure how anyone could hike in them. I'm 5'10" and 180 athletic build. So I'm not a large guy. I returned them and promptly ordered these north face paramount peak pants and they are completely worth the extra money. Heavier material but light and plenty of leg and crotch room to move around comfortably. I can definetly see myself ordering another pair in the future.

    New go-to pants

      I love these pants. I wanted to try a pair of convo pants for awhile and bought some Columbia silver ridge pants because they were inexpensive. I liked them and decided I liked the style so I stepped up to the paramount II. Wow, the quality is amazing. They feel like they will last a long time. Zippers all work nicely and it's great to have different legs have different color zippers. They fit well and feel good to move in. I have 2 pairs now and will be back for more. These are my new go to pants.

      Comfortable, Good fit

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

      Great for hiking or for weekend pants. Breathable, want to swim? unzip the legs and jump in.

      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.