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Convenient convertibility and stretch for active pursuits.

The North Face has updated its best-selling hiking pants with a more durable fabric and stretch while keeping the rest of the handy features and convenient convertibility the same. Just like before, the Women's Paramount II Convertible Pants can be worn as full-leg pants, capris with the cuffs rolled up and secured by a button tab, or shorts with the lower leg zipped off to accommodate a range of weather conditions and environments. The fabric has a UPF of 30, and the pants feature two front, two back, and two cargo pockets, plus a dedicated cell phone pocket so you can quickly get to your phone. The fabric dries quickly, has a water-repellent finish, and includes elastane for comfortable stretch. The active fit and articulated knees keep you bounding over boulders, and the belt-loop waist with an internal drawcord keeps everything in place as you scramble up steep rock gardens or rock faces.

  • Stretchy, quick-drying nylon and elastane with DWR finish
  • UPF 30
  • Convertible into a 6-inch inseam short or capri
  • Active fit: articulated knees, slimmer through the thigh
  • Belt-loop waist with internal drawcord
  • Two front, two back, and two hook-and-loop flap cargo pockets
  • Cell phone pocket

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Here's what others have to say...

4 5

Good quality

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

I bought 2 pairs as I normally wear a size 12, but knowing North Face products (normally run small, in my opinion) I was right, because I ordered a size 14 and they fit perfect! Great for hiking in CO in Oct. Didn't unzip and use as shorts, as the weather was chilly. My size 14 are great! I like a lot. My husband has same pair in mens!

4 5

Light and stretchy

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

I've owned most of North Face's convertible pants and have taken them all on long multi-day hikes. These are a vast improvement in materials. The pants stretchy while maintaining water resistance. The DWR coating on the inside is a bit annoying against bare skin as it can feel cold and wet. These pant are much lighter than previous versions and take up less pack space.

4 5


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

These pants run a little short. I opted for 'regular' length and had to return them for a 'long.' I'm a little over 5'7" and 142 lbs... my inseam is about 31."
The material is light weight and perfect for hiking. I can't wait until I get my exchange in the mail.

I am departing to Patagonia, Chile to do...

I am departing to Patagonia, Chile to do a 4 day hiking/backpacking trip and am looking for a warm, versatile pant, also water-resistant. I am 5'6'' about 130, is this a good option for this type of trip?

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That sounds like an awesome trip! I wish that i could do that this season! I would say these are ok! However i own
and am very satisfied by them. They have the DWR treatment which makes it water resistant. I have used them for biking, hiking, and going out. They are warm, however it would be wise to wear some thermal layer under them (Treat them as a shell). I would say the same about these North Face convertible pants. The prana will be more water resistant.