The North Face Taggart Pants

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Well-built, lightweight hiking pants great for general…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45

Summary

Well-built, lightweight hiking pants great for general hiking and approaches. They run true to size and with a slimmer cut than similar pants. The stretch fabric is welcome when scrambling and doesn't feel confining, even with the slimmer cut. Dries quickly.

Pros

  • Durable material
  • Double material at knees and back in the heel area
  • Dries quickly

Cons

  • Not windproof, need a baselayer on cold days
  • Pockets really stick out with even a light load

Overall the pants are very comfortable, stretch where needed, and have belt loops than can accommodate a 2" belt. They run true to size and have a lined waistband. If you use a small belt, say 1" wide, the waistband will fold over at times.  

My pair, 34" waist, weighs 11 oz and compresses into one of the rear pockets. When you uncompress the pants, they will have a lot of wrinkles  but they will fall out in a hour or two. There isn't a lot of room for layering under the pants, but there is room for a skintight base layer.

These are slim cut pants, so anything you put in the pockets will create a bulge; so stuff like keys or wallets will not move much, and may not be comfortable while hiking. I tend to pull everything out of my pockets while hiking anyway.  Most of the pockets have zippers which work well.  The small pocket on the left leg doesn't have a zipper and it's sized for a cell phone or in my case, reading glasses.

The base layer is really needed in colder weather, especially when it's windy. In warmer weather, the fabric is breathable enough to be comfortable for me in 80 degree, humid weather and wicks well.

Over the past year, I've taken them through some really harsh underbrush, and the abrasion resistance is quite good. I've only had one snag from briers, and the rip stop nature of the material stopped any rips. I've had no issues with any of the zippers.

In the summer they normally stay in my backpack. They are light enough that I don't mind carrying them along for use as needed.  Got them really muddy one time, washed them out in a creek, and they were dry by the next morning.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Taggart Pant FEATURES of The North Face Men's Taggart Pant Active fit Durable, midweight, abrasion resistant four-way stretch nylon Zip-fly and center front snap Belt loops Welted hand pockets Crotch gusset Secure-zip side and rear pockets Lined waistband for comfort QuickDry Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50 SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Men's Taggart Pant Average Weight: 11.29 oz / 320 g Inseam: regular: 32in. 90D 142 g/m2 (5 oz/yd2) 95% nylon, 5% elastane stretch woven This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Durable, breathable, stretchy and quick-drying, the short-length men's Taggart Pants from The North Face will keep you comfortable on your fast-paced adventures into the mountains.

- REI refers to the men's version

What you wear hiking has more to do with comfort and durability than it does with looking good. Fortunately, The North Face Taggart Pant feels great, looks great, and stands up to tons of abuse, so you don't have to choose. The stretchy fabric, gusseted crotch, and relaxed fit all work together to keep you comfortable all day on the trail-from your waist to your ankles, anyway.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Quick drying and abrasion resistant, The North Face Taggert Pants deliver excellent mobility on fast hikes with lightweight, breathable 4-way stretch fabric.

- EMS refers to the men's version

The Taggart Pant from The North Face is lightweight and breathable to give you the freedom of movement and comfort you need to finish your most ambitious hikes. Four-way stretch won't bunch or bind and the abrasion-resistant nylon fabric stands strong in the places you'll go. The gusseted crotch and active fit let you cover more ground in less time than you ever thought possible. Welted hand pockets, zippered side pockets, and rear pockets keep trail necessities handy.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version