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The North Face Paramount Convertible Pant - Women's


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    Paramount Convertible Pant

    Like any good convertible, The North Face Women's Paramount II Convertible Pant is all about having a good time. Except instead of winding coastal roads and sunny skies, this pant prefers trails, rocks, and woods. Its stretch nylon fabric is treated with a DWR coating to repel water, and the active fit lets you move easily through foreign cities and dappled woodlands. Best of all, you can roll up and button the cuffs for a 3/4-length fit, or zip off the legs if temperatures call for shorts. No matter how you sport the Paramount II, the internal waist drawcord will keep your pants from falling down, and the UPF 50 sun protection will shield your legs from harmful rays. 

    • Hike, climb, and adventure freely in this technical pant
    • Stretchy fabric provides durability and mobility
    • Face treated to shed light mud and precipitation
    • Zippered design converts pants to 5-inch shorts
    • Incorporated sun protection defends against harmful UV
    • Multiple pockets offers a stash for trail maps or trail snacks
    • Item #TNF04WU

    Tech Specs

    90% polyester, 10% spandex, FlashDry-XD (DWR)
    [pants] (short) 30in, (regular) 32in, (long) 34in, [shorts] 9in
    2 hand, 2 back, 1 zippered side
    belt loops
    UPF Rating
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, canyoneering, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    North Face Paramount II

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4 Long

    Loves these pants. Fit is true to size. Length 33 inches is perfect. I have not worn these yet for hiking. Very comfortable pants! I recommend

    Sturdy but rather stiff

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 4 reg
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    If you go on the North Face website and you use their detailed sizing system to find the right fit for you, don’t always believe it. It told me I’d fit best in a size 4 but it was way too big (I usually wear 2s or 0s)! They were loose around the waist and the legs were more than plenty wide. I did not exchange it for a 2 because it would have came in too late for my backpacking trip (turns out I didn’t really need zip off pants. Nylon pants worked just fine in the Rockies).
    In terms of quality they looked and felt sturdy. However, the cloth was rather stiff and not very comfortable on the legs (maybe it’s the waterproofing that makes it so stiff). Even with the legs being overly wide on me (I’ve got thin-ish legs so maybe its fine for women with more meat on their bones) the zip-off pant zippers were rubbing on the skin and even though there is a cloth flap between the zipper and your leg I still found it scratchy and uncomfortable. I didn’t wash them so I can’t say whether they would have become less rigid but I suspect it would take a while of wear and washing to get it to soften up.
    All in all, they are sturdy pants and worth buying if you’re really roughing it out there. But in terms of day-to-day use in and around town I would not suggest buying these pants.

    Great hiking pants!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 2 reg.
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 113lbs

    Wore these pants for hiking on a trip to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. They were comfortable, cool, and I loved all the pockets and the fact that I could adjust the waistband as needed with the drawstring. There are two ways to make them shorter - zip-off legs or rolling and tying to wear as capris. I didn't need to do either, but practiced zipping on and off and the zippers are good quality and color coded to help you figure it out. The pants look great, too! And, are quick-drying. I was concerned because I thought none of the pockets were deep enough for my cell phone - but turned out it fit in the front pockets just fine!

    Awesome Pants!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    These pants are really fantastic! I bought them for a trip and they are the best convertible pants I have had yet. I love how when you zip off the legs, they actually become shorts rather than just half-pants. And then, when you want to put the legs back on the right leg has a red zipper and the left leg has a blue zipper! No brain function required! If you decide you want half-pants there is the option to roll them up and button as well. So, they look great three ways and are very functional. I usually buy two sizes in pants when I buy online... with these I got the 2's and the 4's and then stuck with the 4's because they were slightly more roomy and I was going to be sitting around in them a lot. However, the size difference was not a great as I have noticed with other pants. The petite length was perfect!!

    Perfect convertible pants

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4R
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    These pants are better than I expected. The quality of the fabric is great. The fit is perfect. I am 5'5", 125lbs and got size 4. They have a draw string waste which is perfect for those of us who always have the issue with the waist being too big. I love that you can wear them 3 different ways. The shorts are perfect length, not too long and not too short. The fabric has a little stretch, so they move with you. Love these. Just ordered another pair in another color. These will definitely be my favorite pants.

    Look great but new seam is annoying

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 122lbs

    I bought a pair of the original Paramount hiking pants in 2008. I absolutely loved them! They were durable and flattering and I wore them until they finally started falling apart this year. I bought the new version of the pants, hoping I'd love them just as much, but unfortunately there's a problem: the North Face added thick, rough seams down the front of the legs. While the seams look pretty cool, they rub harshly against my skin -- especially my knees -- causing irritation with every step. I plan to return the pants and continue my frustrating quest to find hiking pants that look AND feel great. (P.S. -- If you don't have sensitive skin like me, you might love the pants!)

    Great pants

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4 and 6
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I bought two pairs with the intention of returning the one that didn't fit-a size 4 long and a 6 long. I wound up keeping both of them. The 4 is a little snug but after wearing them for a couple hours they're perfect. And the 6 fits perfectly when I first try them on, but after a few hours they're a little baggy (which is fine). I don't love the internal draw string but otherwise these are great pants. No chaffing after 8-10 hours of hiking.

    Great fit - To Short

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size

    I'm 5'3'' and by the size guide, a 6. I measured a 30'' inseam so I bought the short length. However when I tried the pants on, they were a few inches to short. I had to return and get a 6 Regular. I would suggest getting a size longer than you think you need.


      Based on North Face's sizing chart and the recommendation of a gear head I went with the size 6. 5'6" and 120. I'm slim/athletic with an endurance build. Most people would say I'm tiny. The 6 was WAAAAYYY too big.

      Tight in the Thighs

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 4 Short
      • Height: 5'4"
      • Weight: 130lbs

      I was really excited to try out these pants because it's hard for me to find great pants in a short length. I really wanted to love them but unfortunately they were too tight in the thighs. If you have bigger thighs, I wouldn't recommend these pants. It's a shame because they fit perfect everywhere else!

      Perfect length

      • Size Bought: 8 T
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 145lbs

      I am a 5 ' 11" and was looking for a pair of convertible pants that would do the trick. These pants in long were the perfect length for me. In addition, I found that the seam on the thigh (where the zipper is) was very comfortable in comparison to other brands that I tried.