Utility at its finest.
Prepare your mountainous adventures with The North Face Men's Paramount II Utility Short this summer whether you're hiking or climbing. Its abrasion-resistant, 50 UPF-rated nylon shell has a hydrophobic
QuickDry treatment to enhance moisture management and quicken dry time,
and a DWR coating helps protect you from unforeseen rainy conditions. A
relaxed fit makes sure you can high-step through cruxes or sprint down
trails without a problem. Secure your valuables in the hidden zippered pocket and slide your phone in the side pocket so you don't lose them somewhere on the mountain.
- Nylon shell with DWR coating
- QuickDry treatment
- Relaxed fit
- Hidden secure-zip pocket
- Side cell phone pocket
- UPF 50
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Built for the active individual
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
The Paramounts have been my standard summer short for a while now. I've used them on river trips down the Yampa and Green, backpacking trips in the Tetons, and mountain biking around Tahoe. So far these have held up to all of my clumsy maneuvers and still look great.
The pockets keep my stuff safe. They are light and have enough stretch to move freely. And, they are super versatile.
I would say that they do not dry quite as fast as some shorts out there, and they are shorter than my average short. So beware my pasty white thighs.