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The five-inch inseam and 30 UPF on The North Face Women's Paramount II Shorts make them great for sunny hikes, and the DWR finish still protects you from unforeseen rainy weather. The North Face made the Paramount II out of nylon and elastane for the stretchy durability you need to hike comfortably. An active fit is relaxed at the waist and slimmed down at the legs to minimize bulk and maximize comfort, and an internal drawcord at the waist keeps these shorts on without a belt. The North Face equipped the Paramount II with a two cargo pockets to keep some snacks handy on the trail. 

  • Nylon and elastane blend
  • DWR finish
  • Active fit
  • Internal drawcord at waist
  • Two hook-and-loop cargo pockets
  • UPF 30
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Great Shorts!

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

I absolutely love these shorts. They fit great, look great and they are very versatile. I use them for everything from doing errands around town to sailing to going to the beach. I did find that they weren't great for biking because of the short length. Otherwise would recommend for anything! I am 5'-7", 130 lb and the size 4 fit perfect. I think North Face sizing may run a bit smaller than other brands because I am normally a size 2.

do you make these in plus size 16W or 18W...

do you make these in plus size 16W or 18W sizes? I have looked everywhere for this type of short in plus size and no one has them. Please respond to

Hey Kathy,

We do not have any of these shorts in those sizes but it looks like the manufacturer might have these still in stock up to size 18 so you might want to go directly through The North Face.

Also, I suggest removing your email from the community forum as anybody who cruises our site can see this and could use your email for any deviant purpose they choose. It's kinda like leaving your phone number or bank account number on a bus seat.