The North Face Paramount Convertible Pant
Have had two pairs of these pants, they have worn…
Source: bought it new
Have had two pairs of these pants, they have worn well over time.
- Lots of pockets
- Color-coded tabs on pant legs
- A little snug in crotch and thighs
- Price is a little salty
I've owned two pairs of these pants. Overall, I would buy another pair, IF I found them on sale relatively cheap. Both pairs have worn well. The materials have held up though several day and multi-day hikes. The first pair I've had since '09, the second since '10.
They have plenty of pockets, too many in some cases, are nice enough to wear on the trail or into town for casual activities. They stay cool and dry quickly when wet. The pair I purchased in 2010 have colored tabs on the leg zippers making it idiot proof zipping back on the legs and a different buckle on the built in belt. Must have been a change in the product line.
I couple of minor things I've had issues with are the fly zipper on the first pair I bought didn't last long. I had the zipper replaced and it's been fine since. The zipper on the second pair is still fine. The pants are a little snug in the crotch and thigh area, but seem to loosen up a little once they are worn for an hour or so. The only time I really notice the thigh tightness is when I have keys and such in my front pockets and sit down.
Overall I'd rate them above average.
I bought these pants for a day hike. No problem, nice…
Fabric: 100% Nylon
Price Paid: $80
I bought these pants for a day hike. No problem, nice fit, fast dry, lightweight. After the second hiking trip, one of the Velcro from the back pocket started to fall off. It took the third trip to have the Velcro fall off completely and have some braids coming out. Also, don't think you'll fit a belt in there, it's awkward but instead of 5-6 loops for the belt, there's like 3 in weird positions...
They look nice for outdoors and indoors, they are comfortable and versatile, but for the price I paid (80$ in Vancouver BC) I think next time I'll buy something else. But for now, besides the quality defects (normal defects for all North Face products), those pants are still very good.
I've worn these pants on one backpack trip and about…
Price Paid: $65
I've worn these pants on one backpack trip and about 3 day hikes, and the seat and one of the knees are already showing wear. (the seat has almost worn through). I'm not particularly rough on my clothes, my last pair of pants (another brand) lasted two years, but I do a lot of backpacking and sitting on the ground, breaking through brush occasionally, and exploring rock formations.
Save your money or wear them around town.
I purchased these pants from REI some time in Summer…
Price Paid: $65
I purchased these pants from REI some time in Summer of 2007. I used them on two trips and loved them, but noticed the stitching coming out of the rear. No problem -- took them back to REI and exchanged for a new pair. Used the new pair on a single 5-day excursion and noticing the stitching coming out again. A definite defect, which is unfortunate because the pants are great otherwise. I've found REI's equivalent to these pants holds up much better and for a lower price. When it comes to playing in the bush, durability makes or breaks it for me.
I would have easily given these pants a 5 star rating…
Price Paid: $65
I would have easily given these pants a 5 star rating except for one important factor. Fit. There is no room in the crotch or seat area.
I'm 6'2" 215 lbs. and bought the large size. The XL were too big in the waist. Walking around in these gave me a constant wedgie. Since comfort is everything, I had no choice but to return them.
A shame, since I really liked the style and features of these pants.
Theses are some comfortable pants I could wear on…
Fabric: 100% Nylon
Price Paid: $55
Theses are some comfortable pants I could wear on trail or in town. They are DWR and when I was on the trail and it started raining hard with my parka I stayed comfortable and dry, what was wet dried easily. Talk about one too many pockets, you could fit the world in these pockets. All the features and quality I would expect from TNF.
These are very versatile pants-climbing, hiking, and…
These are very versatile pants-climbing, hiking, and kayaking. Pretty tough. Dry quick, maybe not as quick as some other pants, but quick enough. I was surprised at the durability for as lightweight a material.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Come rain, wind, sun or storm, get hiking and backpacking in The North Face Paramount Valley Convertible Pants for men. Constructed from durable, abrasion-resistant nylon faille fabric, these convertible mid-weight hiking pants feature a durable water repellent finish to wick moisture and keep you dry. When the sun is blazing, the Paramount Valley Convertible Pants provide UPF 30 sun protection for your hard-working legs. And for stowing valuables, maps, extra snacks or a compass, these quick-drying backpacking-worthy pants offer front and back cargo pockets and a secure zip pocket near the right hand pocket. If you climb above the treeline on a summer hike, convert from pants to shorts with easy side-leg zips. You know that wherever you hike, you'll be in versatile comfort and rugged protection with The North Face Paramount Valley Pants.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
The North Face Paramount Convertible Pant (Long) should be in every outdoor athlete's list of go-to, must-have apparel. The Paramount Convertible Pant is included on that list, and has a permanent space in the adventurer's duffel bag. With both pants and shorts at your disposal, easily zip-on or zip-off the legs in a flash to adjust to your surrounding climate.Paramount Convertible Pant Features:Features Length Options: Short, Regular and LongAbrasion-resistant nylon fabricDurable water-resistant finish (DWR)Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 30Pants zip off at mid thighConstructed waistband with belt loops, zip fly, and belt includedFront-slash pocketsRear and side cargo patch pockets with Velcro- closuresExtended side-leg zipsZippered right coin pocketInseamsmall 30 in. [Regular] 32 in. [Long] 34 in.Fabric: 170 g/m2 Paramount -- 100% nylon faille
- Mountain Hideaway refers to the men's version
The North Face's Paramount Convertible Pants have legs that zip off at mid-thigh to make shorts. They're water-repellent and quick drying, making them perfect for your trek on the Inca Trail, your visit to Sri Lanka during monsoon season, or anywhere rain may threaten. Incredibly durable, the Paramount Convertibles have double needle stitching and bartacks throughout-and they're still lightweight! Plenty of pockets, including two right side utility and two cargo, are waiting to be stuffed with your compass, an energy bar, keys, whatever!
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
The North Face Paramount Convertible Pant is made for traveling anywhere from the streets of Madrid to the mountains outside Kathmandu. With a UPF 30 treatment the Paramount Convertible pant protects you from sun while also prolonging the life of the fabric. Quick-drying 100% nylon construction makes the Paramount Convertible Pant easy to maintain while traveling while zip-off lower legs keep you cool when the temperature climbs. Please note: These pants have a generous cut throughout so size accordingly. Cargo pockets on thigh Crotch gusset Elastic rear belt loops to hold pant legs when converted Elastic waist with rugged nylon webbing belt Extended side leg zips Pant legs zip off at mid thigh Quick drying Rear patch pockets Right side utility pockets Two front pockets Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 30+ Zip front fly Zippered coin pocket
- OMCgear refers to the men's version