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- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
I have several pairs of North Face gear, including a couple pairs of cargo shorts and a pair of convertible pants. I got the same size in these that I do in my other NF gear and it was like I was wearing a different brand. I returned them, way too small.
Not as shown
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
The delivered shorts were not as shown in the website picture. In addition they did not meet the specifications
Great shorts, strange sizing
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I bought the green ones and they were perfect. I also bought the grey ones and the waist was at least 1" larger. What a bizarro experience! Green ones were true to size and are perfect in every way. Grey ones are too big in the waist.
Love these shorts
I bought these in beige too and I plan on buy them in the other colors too. These are so durable but light weight at the same time. I would recommend these to anyone for just about any activity. Great buy at a pretty decent price.
Great So Far
The shorts are comfortable. I've only worn them once on a short hike, but I really like the way they fit and have loads of great pockets. They did seem a little big in the waist for me.
Great comfortable fit with great style
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
TNF knows how to make great pants and shorts. The North Face Paramount Utility Short is a perfect example in a great fitting with utilitarian function and style.
The first impression I got when putting the shorts on for the first time was an awesome fit like a custom tailored shorts that slipped on with ease without any tight spots. Once the short were on, they fit great and super comfortable without looking baggy.
One may think that a heavier fabric would not be a comfortable as a lighter fabric short but this short fit just as comfortable as the lighter short such as the North Face Horizon Peak Cargo Short.
Kudos for being totally utilitarian.There are + 7 Functional and useful Pockets
+ 2 Angled front pockets
+ 1 Zippered deep front pocket (almost 12" deep!)
+ 2 Side utility pockets with velcro on 1 pocket
+ 2 Pleated rear pockets with tabbed velcro
+ Great fabric and finish
They are all usefully designed. The front pockets are nice and really deep. the depth is around 12 inches!! - Truly amazing. The rear pockets are generously wide and pleated to allow bulkier item to fit if needed. Very nice.
The fabric is nylon faille, DWR coating which looks super durable yet light and has a rugged technical appearance
The short are priced very reasonably and awesome when purchase on sale.
I give it a 5 star rating, since there is no 4.5 rating. The reason I would not give it a 5 rating is the stitching job on the back such as the velcro and around the pockets have some loose threads and stitching is not perfectly finished to be picky.
I can't think of any negatives currently. This short has become my favorite short for now.
Fit was very accurate. I'm 6'2", 195 and the 34 fit perfectly. Great quality as well.
A Longer Paramount
This short has all the goodness of the material and pockets of TNF Paramount but are slightly longer inseam which is much appreciated from us taller dudes with long femurs. It gets old having your 10 inch inseam shorts look like short shorts when you come out of the field and hit a town. A belt does not come with the longer version, if this matters at all to you.