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

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    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
    2 hand, 2 back, 2 hook-and-loop cargo, 1 phone
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 3.4 oz
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    Solid Product

      I've had 2 pairs of an older version for years. They were starting to wear out and I was happy to re-up for a few new pairs.

      Right out of the box the quality of construction seems sturdier for the new pants that I got. The older version had double stitching on all seams but updated version has TRIPLE stitching almost everywhere. (This is a big improvement; my older pants had some of the double-stitched seams fail entirely and the pockets had to be sewn back on.) Fabric also seems heavier. On the inside, there's an added coating or something...almost like a 1.5 layer membrane. Not sure if this is part of the UPF protection or helps stop tears or something like that. Either way, the fabric feels more robust than the previous version. I'll report back if these wear out as fast as my previous version, but they seem like they will last even better.

      Same functionality as the previous version. Love the pockets: cargo pockets are handy but low profile, option to use zippered pocket for primary right hand use. Legs can be removed even while wearing mid-height hiking boots. Overall these pants are a go-to for camping & hiking.

      DWR is nice for a while, but I don't expect it to last more than a few washes. Either way the material is a quick-drying synthetic.

      The belt buckle is noticeably different from the previous version. I never had trouble with the older spring/lever clasp, although it wasn't as intuitive as the new hook style. Only possible issue with the new one is that the "hook" is pretty small; seems like there might be a risk it will shear off. I guess time will tell.

      The fit is loose, as others have mentioned. I appreciate the added mobility through the thighs. Last thing I need when scrambling up & down rocks is restricted range of motion. If it's cold I can even squeeze a mid-weight insulating layer underneath these pants.

      A little stretch would go a long way

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 230lbs

      Have three pairs of these the versatility, storage and overall fit...only suggestion/recommendation/plea to TNF would be to add some stretch to the seat and thighs (yes they are relaxed fit - but a bit more stretch would be great)...don't want them baggier...just stretchier...(?)...occasional need to really push legs and extensions on step climbs impeded by lack of give in the fabric(have large thighs 30in)...otherwise the perfect pant for a hike and loading up with ancillary gear ie. phone/compass/maps/multitool...etc...dry quick, seams in the right places...easy use colour coded zips for each pant extension makings thinking in the morning easier...simple things!

      Third time is a charm

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium/Short
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 165lbs

      I'm fairly new to convertible pants and have tried 2 other products before this one. One pair fit pretty well but were very thin and the included polypro webbing belt just wouldn't hold. Not a huge problem...thin meant they dried fast and I removed the belt. But I did worry about durability and they just never "felt" like a great fit.

      I'm pretty sure the second pair were meant for active paratroopers or something because they were how I would imagine wearing a kevlar bodysuit all day - HEAVY and took forever to dry, even though they were also ripstop nylon.

      So, I didn't have high expectations for these, considering my past experience and the low price. But I was pleasantly surprised.

      They are night and day to those thin pants. These are bomber. I mean you can feel the quality the moment you inspect them out of the box. But, while they're thicker, they're not heavy and they still dry extremely fast. These are the type of pants I can step onto a nasty trail for a week and not have to worry about. Excellent quality and durability.

      I was also a bit worried because I like a slimmer fit and I had heard these pants were "pretty baggy." They're not at all. They're by no means slim...but they're far from a cargo style baggy pant. And the 30" inseam I ordered is spot-on. Perfect balance.

      Oh, and the belt, while technically the same 1" webbing-style of that "other pair" is far more durable and holds tight with no slippage.

      Very pleased with the product. Highly recommend.

      Versatile pants!

        These are the most comfortable and versatile pants I've ever owned. They feel great on, work in almost any temperature and dry super quick. I wear them for everything from driving or flying to the slopes to playing outdoors with the kids in almost any weather. With a thin base layer, they work great in very cold days. I've even used them to ski spring bumps. One of my favorite pieces.

        Most functional pants on the market.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: XL-XXL
        • Height: 6'1"
        • Weight: 250lbs

        These pants are great! I own 8 pair and I have put them through the wringer the past 3 years, I work in them in an industrial setting, hike/camp in them with my little boy scouts and I do a lot of scouting/hunting in them when I do not need to wear specialty gear and I am able to zip off for hot days or to go fishing/boating during the summer. The integrated belt is perfect for taking place of a belt on regular days but it still has loops for days when you need a belt due to heavy use. Pockets are perfect size and the cargo or rear pocket flaps never flip up. They do not wrinkle and they NEVER stain, I have got grease on them and tons of blood from upland hunting and it always washes out. Of course for hiking the resistance to smell is important and these do great, I can wear the same pair for multiple days without issue if I need to. Lastly the size seems to be an issue for a lot of people, I feel like they are sized perfectly, I like my pants that I wear for extreme use to have free range of motion so they are perfect. I will continue to buy as they come out with new colors.

        One of my favorite pairs of pant.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: med. Short
        • Height: 5'9"
        • Weight: 180lbs

        One of my favorite pairs of pant. I currently have two pair and wearing one while I write this. I have a pair that I have worn at least once a week, for the last year and still look almost new.


          First I bought it medium and regular. They were huge, they did not fit good, too lose and i ca stand over the pants. I returned them and bought small and short, they were to small, ould not fasten and to short they dont protectmy ankle.

          Too big

          • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
          • Fit: Runs large
          • Size Bought: medium
          • Height: 6'1"
          • Weight: 170lbs

          I ordered according to the sizing chart (medium for 32 inch waist). However when the pants arrived they were way too big. To say they run large is an understatement. They are simply sized incorrectly. I am returning them.

          Too Big

          • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
          • Fit: Runs large
          • Size Bought: M/Reg
          • Height: 5'11"
          • Weight: 155lbs

          Like other people wrote here, these pants fit too big! I usually wear 32/32 so I ordered the M/Reg but was dissapointed to find out it was more like 34...


          • Familiarity: I've used it several times
          • Fit: Runs large
          • Size Bought: Large
          • Height: 5'10"
          • Weight: 240lbs

          I never thought I'd say this, but size down. These are big and I'm a big guy.
          Otherwise, really like them. Especially appreciate the color coding for right and left pant legs.
          Did not find them overly warm, and was able to use comfortably in summer.

          Solid hiking pant

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times
          • Fit: Runs large
          • Size Bought: Large/Reg
          • Height: 6'1"
          • Weight: 195lbs

          Fabric weight is right on - durable enough yet not too hot. Cut is slightly large throughout, which gives plenty of room to move but access to cargo pockets seems tight. Maybe consider buying down a size if you are at the lower end of the sizing spec. The belt is not integrated into the pant but works fine. Just finished SoCal 6-pack and Whitney in summer months (temps were 40-90) with no issues.

          Wonderful convertible pants

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Medium / Short
          • Height: 5'8"
          • Weight: 175lbs

          I've worn this style of Northface convertible trousers for about four (4) months - primarily in conjunction with my volunteer work at a large urban zoo as a docent.
          The pants fit well and are quite comfortable. There is a small bit of elasticity in the waist which is quite helpful. The left hip cell phone pocket is great - my phone fits the pocket perfectly, is easy to reach when needed and is protected from damage when sitting down. The pocket would not, however, fit the super-sized phones ("phablets') that seem to be the rage right now. There is a zippered security pocket behind the right front slash pocket which is perfect for valuables - I store my car key fob (which it would be disastrous to lose) in this pocket.
          The pants come with a fabric belt which is mostly enclosed in a cloth "tunnel" on about 70% of the waistband. This belt is very light and works fine, however I prefer to wear a conventional leather belt using the belt loops provided by the manufacturer.
          Another handy feature is color coded zippers on the lower portion of each pant leg to attach/detach this portion to convert the pants from/to shorts. Similarly, the lower pant legs each contain a zipper several inches long which facilitates removing and reattaching this portion of the pant legs while wearing shoes or boots.
          The pants are made from a synthetic fabric which I like. Despite the very high heat during some days of this summer (2016) the pants seemed to breathe and did not make me feel hot. I've not worn the pants in cold weather so I'm unable to comment at this time. The material washes well. Reviews I read prior to purchasing the pants discouraged drying them in a clothes dryer. I've followed this advice and the pants have held up very well through several washings. The material dries quickly which should be an asset when you're caught in the rain.
          Although these pants are on the high side of the price range for this type of product, the value for the money is, in my opinion, substantial. I now own three (3) pairs of the pants and have recommended them to others without reservation.

          Differences from earlier version

          • Size Bought: Medium/Medium

          I own 5 pairs of an earlier (~2010) version of these. A few notable differences:
          1) The belt buckle is improved (the previous version had springs that eventually fell out of all of my pairs -- this one has no moving parts)
          2) The main pockets are smaller (the earlier versions' were like Mary Poppins' bag -- I could fit a one-liter water bottle with room to spare...used on more than one occasion to smuggle a cool pint glass out of a bar)
          3) The waist is much much wider, which they apparently call "relaxed fit". As someone who normally wears 32 waist, I'm returning the medium...they looked like clown pants on me. They felt a tad shorter to me too, though I might be imagining that.

          Look great and get the job done.

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Large/Short
          • Height: 5'10"
          • Weight: 210lbs

          I live in Placer County, California, which is at elevation 36' at one end, near Sacramento, and 9040' on the other end near Lake Tahoe. On one end of the county it can be 115 degrees in the middle of a summer heat wave day, and 55 degrees in Tahoe later that evening. The winter here is just as variable. These pants do the job over the ranges of these conditions, and they do it well. Convert to shorts when hot. Water resistant in the rain. Throw a pair of smartwool baselayer pants under these pants, and they work for hiking/snowshoeing in those blue bird Tahoe Sierra days. They make good field pants in my other passion, my career as a civil engineer & geologist. My wife likes the look of the asphalt gray version on me, and I often wear it as my everyday pants when not at play or during a field day at work. She thinks both the shorts and pants modes look good, which I agree with. I have worn a version these pants for about 5 years. When they upgraded to the Paramount Peak II version, there were a lot of complaints from reviewers that they were not as good. After two years of these newer version, it is my opinion that those comments were unfounded. Let's face it, some people are averse to change, even if the change is an improvement.

          Great pants, these were too short

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: Large regular inseam
          • Height: 6'0"
          • Weight: 195lbs

          I like the construction and fit in the waist, but these were too short. I ordered large regular length. I am a 36 inch waist. I can often buy 32 inseam pants and they are good, but for these I had to reorder and get the long. They fit fine.

          Absolutely Huge

          • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
          • Fit: Runs large
          • Size Bought: Large
          • Height: 6'0"
          • Weight: 190lbs

          I own the predecessor to these pants, and thought it was time for an upgrade. I checked the sizing chart which said I would be a large, and this matched the size of my older pants, so I thought I was good to go. The reviews say it " fits slightly large," and I was hoping for a little extra bagginess. However, when I received them I was shocked at how much bigger they are. A large would have easily fit someone with a 40" waist! Definitely buy a size down if your in the lower half of the sizes on the charts.

          Runs Extremely Large

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

          These seem like great pants though they run extremely large compared to the size purchased. After purchasing a large I could not believe how big the waist was. They felt like XL so its best to get a size smaller then you would like wear. I ended up exchanging them for a Medium, which I am hopeful will fit better.

          I like them

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: 36
          • Height: 5'10"
          • Weight: 195lbs

          If your around 5'10 - 6'0 and a little heavier around 200lbs and need a 36 waist these are a great fit. They're very comfortable, and i love wearing them hiking. My only complaint is when it's hot, you HAVE to convert to short because the pants trap too much moisture and they get too wet.

          Unanswered Question

          Do these pants have zippers at the cuffs for taking off and on over boots?

          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!