User Review: The North Face Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65
- Looks good
- Good fit
The North Face Paramount Peak has been a great convertible pant. One reason I bought these in the first place is that they fit well. I am a 32"x34". The medium waist, long length is true to that size.
Also, when the legs are zipped off, the shorts are not too short. That is my main complaint with most convertible pants. They fall right above the knee. Fit is a very personal thing, though.
Pockets are functional and placed well. One zippered pocket keeps the important ID cards secure. Cargo pockets are good for maps. I also really like the integral belt. Since it is built in, it does not extend to the back of the pants, and does not interfere with a backpack.
The material is very durable. I have been through thorns, thickets, and sliding on the ground without even a snag. The DWR treatment has held up well in drizzle. However, the material is a bit heavy and gets warm in summer. I suppose that is the tradeoff for durability. These wick well and are not heavy or saturated after a day of summer backpacking.
I will say this: I liked these pants enough that I purchased a second pair.