The North Face Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant

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The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant
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The Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant by The North Face or the cool kids say TNF. Updated, these are TNF's or The North Face's best-selling convertible pants, featuring modernized lines, bluesign fabric (socially responsible manufacturing processes), extra carrying capacity and improved durability. Perfect for day hikes, globetrotting, or just touring the Forest Preserve, these pants have an UPF of 30, DWR finish- water repellency, quick drying, partial elastic waist with belt loops, zip-fly, and a built in belt. Convertible into 10" shorts, with color coded leg zips, and secure zip pocket near the right hand pocket for all your hiding needs. These pants remind of the one time I wanted to hike the Grand Canyon, but I couldn't because our tour bus was leaving, or something worthless. I don't know, but the pockets on these guys are really classy. North Face made these out of 100% nylon faille fabric.

FEATURES of The North Face Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant.
SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant.

Sizing:

  • Back pocket size increased for extra capacity.

Weather and Wind:

  • DWR finish to repel wet weather
  • DWR finish resists light moisture
  • Strong TEX40 thread makes sure you don’t bust a seam while in your harness

Zippers:

  • Secure zip pocket near right hand pocket.
  • Side leg zips for easy on and off
  • Pant legs zip off to a 10" short
  • Color-coded convertible leg zips
  • Partial elastic waist with belt loops, zip-fly, and belt included
  • Cargo pockets, secure zip pocket, and larger back pockets store gear

Pockets:

  • Front cargo pockets rotated to side
  • Large capacity cargo pockets at side

Fit:

  • Partial elastic waist and belt for the perfect fit
  • Relaxed fit

Fabric:

  • Made from 100% nylon faille, a bluesign approved fabric for environmental health
  • DWR finish on top of quick-drying fabric means you will be dry from the soggy air inside or out
  • 70D 165 g/m2 (5.82 oz/yd2) 100% nylon woven
  • Quick-drying fabric to keep you comfortable
  • Durable, midweight, abrasion-resistant nylon

Lining and Layers:

  • Modernized style lines.

Size and Dimensions:

  • 30" inseam (short), 32" inseam (regular), 34" inseam (long)

Manufactured:

  • Imported

Features:

  • UPF protection from the hot summer sun
  • Gusset at crotch for increased mobility.
  • The Paramount Peak’s gusseted crotch and partially elastic waist move with you as you reach each hold
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor of 30 lets you stay exposed all day without the burn
  • Strong, TEX40 thread throughout for increased durability.
USOutdoor.com
Superiority lends its hand to those who prepare for the trail with The North Face men's Paramount Peak Convertible pants. As their best selling convertible pant outfitted in a durable, mid-weight abrasion resistant nylon, the Paramount Peak pants transform from pant to short providing you with the option of ultimate comfort. Enjoy the peak performance of The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible men's pants.

BassPro.com
The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pants for Men have been updated with roomier pockets and increased durability. Pant legs unzip at knees and transform into shorts, ensuring adaptability in all conditions. The elastic waistband at back and webbed belt provide a custom fit. The North Face Convertible Pants are made with midweight 100% nylon faille and bluesign® approved - a standard for environmentally-friendly production methods. Imported.
Manufacturer style #: AJFB.

PeterGlenn

Get ultimate versatility in The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant for men. Wear this midweight nylon pant for protection while you hike, and then zip off the legs for cool and comfortable shorts when you get to camp. The North Face added extra pocket space to the best-seller for more storage, and made the fabric even more durable so it can stand up to your most rigorous hikes.


Zappos.com
Travel from base camp to the peak and back again in the versatile Paramount Peak Convertible Pant.
Midweight abrasion-resistant nylon fabric features a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
TEX40 thread woven throughout for increased durability.
UPF 30 fabrication protects your skin during outdoor activity by blocking harmful Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B rays (UVA and UVB).
Two front hand pockets and one zip pocket at right side.
Hook-and-loop flap cargo and rear pockets.
Inseam gusset increases comfort and range of motion.
Lower leg zips off for conversion from pant to 10" short.
Bottom hem zip openings for easier on and off.
100% nylon (bluesign® approved).
Machine wash warm, tumble dry low.

Backcountry.com
When you’re halfway up the pitch and you need to cool off, just zip the pant legs off of The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant. The lower leg sections’ll easily slide over your climbing shoes so you can drop them to your belay buddy below or store them in one of the seven pockets.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Adjust to the surrounding climate in a flash with the zip-on/zip-off leg feature of The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible pants.

Fiber Content: 100% nylon.
Country of Origin: Imported


Cabelas
These best-selling pants have been redesigned for extra carrying capacity and increased durability. 100% abrasion-resistant nylon shell sports a water-resistant finish. Legs zip off for 10” shorts. Front cargo pockets are rotated to the side for convenient access. Back pockets are larger for increased capacity. Elastic waistband provides a custom fit. UPF rating of 30. Imported.
Inseams: 30", 32". Sizes: S-3XL.
Inseams: 34". Sizes: M-XL.
Colors: New Taupe Green, Dune Beige, Moab Khaki, Black, Asphalt Gray, Weimaraner Brown.
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Also available for: Women
Back Rise:18 1⁄2 in
Construction:Strong, TEX40 thread throughout for increased durability
Ems_sale:Yes
Fabric:Durable abrasion-resistant nylon with TEX40 thread
Fabrics/Materials:Durable, midweight, abrasion-resistant nylon
Fit:Relaxed
Front Rise:11 in
Gusseted:Gusset at crotch for increased mobility
Inseam:Short Inseam - 10 inches
Outseam:42 1⁄2 in
Pant Length:Zip-Off
Pockets:Front cargo pockets rotated to side, Back pocket size increased for extra capacity, Secure zip pocket near right hand pocket
Quick Drying:Yes
Reinforcement:Extra strong TEX40 thread woven throughout for increased durability.
Rise:High
Shorts Inseam:10 in.
Style::AJFB
Sun Protection:>Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 30
Waist:Partial elastic waist with belt loops, zip-fly, and belt included
Waterproof:DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Weight:500 g (17.6 oz).
Zipper Location:Side leg zips for easy on and off.
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The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pant Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Finding convertible pants that fit comfortably proved very difficult. I am 5ft 11, 34 inch waist and 180lbs, I tried countless brands and they all seemed too narrow and tight in the hips and thighs.
Finally, I discovered The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible pants and tried the Medium ? Regular size, it was just the cut and fit I was looking for, perfect in waist, length and overall.
We recently spent 2 weeks in DC, Philly, NY, Boston and a few remote areas with average daily temperatures and humidity exceeding 90 and 80% respectively. The convenience of converting these to shorts on the fly was one of the main reasons for the purchase and I was not disappointed. Open the ankle zipper, unzip the leg at the lower thigh and the leggings easily slide over even the bulkiest of shoes. We were caught in a downpour while in Portland Maine and converting these back to full length pants proved just as easy and convenient.
My wife and I are finally at a stage in life where we can travel more and we use carry-on luggage only. These pants roll up nicely and obviously remove the need of packing additional shorts when traveling in spring and summer.
They are as close to wash and wear as I have found. When they need to be laundered, I simply wash in the sink or tub, wring out, roll dry in a towel and hang up to find them fully dry the following morning.
The pockets are also awesome and plentiful. There are two cargo pockets on the thighs, one security zippered pocket on the right hip (perfect for a small wallet) two deep hand pockets in the front and two more pockets in the rear. Cargo and rear pockets have Velcro flaps that have held up well under frequent use and seem to be built to last.
The pants have a built in belt, this allows me to leave one more thing behind when we travel light, but also has additional loops that allow for a secondary belt if the need to hang or carry additional items arises. The North Face has thought of everything with these pants!

Where are we going Next at Backcountry.com on 07/27/2013

MY 3RD PAIR = STILL BETTER THAN COMPETITION !!!!

O.K., SO I'VE READ ALL YOUR REVIEWS! I AGREE, THAT THE ORIG. VERSION WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!
AND YET, I STILL LOVE THE NEWER VERSIONS. WHILE I DID USE THE "D - RING", AND MISS IT, AS WELL AS THE HORIZONTAL ZIP-POCKET, FOR KEYS!, I CAN LIVE WITH THE CHANGES! WANNA KNOW WHY????! BECAUSE I'VE CHECKED-OUT THE COMPETITION, AND NONE HAVE THE ROOMY FRONT CARGO PANT LOWER POCKETS, FACING FORWARD. NOR DID I FIND ANY OF THE COMPETITORS' VERSIONS REMOTELY AS DURABLE, NOR WITH ANYTHING LIKE THE LOWER POCKET WIDTH. LOVE THE COLOR CODED ZIPS. PANTS DRY FAST!!!! I WILL HAND IT TO NORTH FACE, BECAUSE, EVEN WHEN DOWN-GRADING A BIT, THEIR PARAMOUNT PEAK PANTS ARE STILL THE BEST ON THE MARKET! AND I PUT THESE PANTS THROUGH PRETTY HEAVY USE, ON MY HIKE OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL! (MAYBE I DON'T OWN THE NEWEST VERSION OF THE PARAMOUNT PEAK PANTS?) IT IS AWESOME TO BE ABLE TO FIT MY OL' THRU-HIKERS' COMPANION IN THE CARGO POCKET, AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF. (Must confess, don't use the rear pockets). SORRY FOR ALL OF YOU WHO ARE DISAPPOINTED, AS I AM, ON SOME OF THE CHANGES. HOWEVER, AGAIN, GO LOOK AT THE COMPETITOR'S ZIP-OFF SHORT PANTS, AND, WELL, NEED I SAY MORE?!!!! CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, SERIOUSLY!
CAPTAINWILDERNESS at The North Face on 06/03/2013

Belt and pockets need fixing!

Dear North Face, Please find two pair of pants both with front zippers broken. They are the old style pant and I like them much better then the new style pant of which I have two pairs. The reasons I like the old style better is they have deeper front pockets (the new ones when sitting down lose change out of them and it is getting expensive due to all the lost money) and a much better belt (the new belt folds in on itself, not a good belt at all and the old belt buckle was easy to hook and unhook). The material of the new pants I like better then the old due to the breathability and sunblock factor. I will be sharing this on your site in hopes that a correction can be made sometime in the future on this wonderful pant. Please fix the zippers and do not send me new pairs, I love these pants, both pair zippers went bad over the last year after several years but I have a couple of pair of the old ones left as well as the new ones so am not pant-less at this time.
Obama at The North Face on 09/02/2013
I'm really enjoying wearing my North Face pants. They are a comfortable weight, the pockets are nice and deep, I like the zippable pocket on the right side, I like having the cargo pockets on the legs, the convenience of being able to zip off the lower legs is great. I was afraid the zip around the leg might be annoying, but it has turned out to not be an issue. I have used the shorts for riding my recumbent bicycle and have been pleased at how little they "balloon" in the wind. The only two things I would change if I could are 1) the way they pull across the front (probably because my body is not quite the right shape) and 2) make the integrated belt removable. It's nice having an integrated belt so I don't have to remember another one, but sometimes I'd like to wear another one with these pants and that's not really an option since I can't get the integrated belt out of the way without cutting it. Overall, I really like these pants a lot. I expect to be buying more.
Tom B - customer at Zappos.com on 08/16/2011
A couple months ago I decided it was time to replace my pants wardrobe. I bought a few brands to try them out for a while. These pants are the winner of the trial because they fit well, they move well (for example, I do yoga in them), they have pockets that are roomy and reachable and keep stuff in them securely, they launder well, they hang well on the body (for a quick-dry nylon), and they seem to be sturdily made (though it will take years to get a definitive reading on long-term durability). I am now buying more pairs of these in multiple colors as they become available on Zappos. They will become part of my daily uniform. I have not yet tried them in warm weather, so I'm taking something of a risk by adopting them, but the fabric does breathe well so I'm not too worried about what I will learn come summer.
Anonymous - customer at Zappos.com on 03/18/2012

Great pants and they have a lifetime warranty too

These are great pants. They are expensive but last a long time. They have a lifetime warranty. You can even return them up to one year after purchase if you don't like them. If the item cannot be covered under the warranty then they will fix them for a small charge.
There is a zipper pocket on the right that is large enough to stow a wallet for safe keeping. These pants are very light, water resistant and dry very fast. I have washed them in the sink and they have been dry the next morning. I use them for traveling because of these features.
The only cons I can think of are the belt, which does tend to twist and allows the top to roll and the catch at the top is a snap instead of a button. Seems a button would hold better but it is not a big problem.
Kutsudon at Cabelas on 01/29/2014

I bought these for a two week trip down to Patagonia, and wore them each day of the "W" circuit in Torres del Paine, Chile. Extremely comfortable, durable, quick drying. I did not use the zip-off feature. There is a zippered side pocket on the right side which is handy to keep valuables. This pant has a more of a mid-weight feel to it compared to the Columbia Silver Ridge convertible pant -- more suitable in my opinion for cooler weather hiking. I live in Northern California, and it doesn't get too hot here.
I typically wear a 35 or 36 waist jeans/pants from places like the Gap, and the Medium size fit well. I ordered a Large at first, but it was too baggy. For me, the medium size still allowed me to wear a baselayer underneath without problems. I'm 6ft tall, and the medium's length was just fine.

Saket at Backcountry.com on 02/07/2014

Favorite pants

I have worn these pants for years and they hold up great. The material is strong but lightweight and very easy to clean. I use these for backpacking and they have been scraped over boulders and fallen trees, poked with sticks and branches, pushed through thorns, smeared with river muck and trail mud, and after at least 4 years they do not have a single tear, hole, or stain. I also wear them for traveling as they are so comfortable and airport friendly. The leg zippers are small but have performed flawlessly. (The other reviewer who kept breaking them is doing something wrong.) They layer very well over a base layer; they dry in minutes whether wet from a shallow stream or dew on trail foliage. Airport, AT, campus, or church, these pants are great for all!
Joma at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2013

I bought a pair of these pants 3 years ago and now they are my go to pants. I use them for everything including day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing (with appropriate layers), and kayaking. My first pair was my sole pair of pants for over a year. I have had some issues with the seams breaking in heavy wear areas, but that is to be expected after several years of extensive use.
They are light weight and comfortable. The ability to turn them into shorts or just to unzip as a vent has come in handy on countless occasions. I also appreciate the ample pockets.
All in all a great pair of pants. The upfront cost was hard to swallow at first, but I have learned from experience that they are well worth the cost.

Brandon Hawn at Backcountry.com on 01/15/2014

Bonus feature

Sounds like the originals were awesome. Still, I love these pants breathability, water repellency, stain resistance, and wrinkle resistance (they always look good). And the bonus feature . . . these are the ONLY shorts I've ever worn that would comfortably and effectively conceal my small 9mm in that awesome little zip pocket. You guys who carry know what I'm talking about. The magic is how it 'suspends' the 9. Regular cotton cargo shorts drop the weight to the bottom of the pocket and then your shorts are all over the place when you walk. Also, the mesh material in the zip pocket seems tough enough for long term use. I've recommended these pants/shorts to carry guys for this feature alone.
Stupidnickname at The North Face on 10/07/2013

Negative Reviews:

I bought these pants for a 16 km total, fairly rough hike with a pack. After two nights of camping the butt is quite frayed from sitting on a rock and stitching broke just below the belt loop in the back middle of the pants. I'm not sure I'd buy North Face gear again if they can't even last a weekend. I was expecting more from pants that cost me $80.
Otherwise, the material was light and comfortable and of course half-zips are the way to go if you want to travel light. I liked the colour and they fit well.

Slippery_Pete at Backcountry.com on 09/22/2013

The zipper pocket broke after the second day. The belt pops constantly and they aren't even tight on me. The convertible pant is great for backpacking weight and the fabric is durable but besides the obvious functionality I'm not impressed at all. The fabric is too heavy for warm days and uncomfortable when hot and climbing; can't wear these Spring to Fall. This is the first and last NF product I will ever buy. The shorts look make me look like a Swiss tourist so now I wear gym shorts on trips and bring long johns for underneath.

Mazzachusetts at Backcountry.com on 03/06/2013

Great but one flaw

The pants are made from a wonderful material and I love the cut. There are a ton of pockets and the pants look great. They are breathable and light.

There is however one fatal flaw, the zippers on the pant legs that hold the shorts and legs together are cheap. I bought three pairs of these pants and each of them has had at least one of the zippers break. Nothing worse than going camping and discovering your pants must now be worn as shorts the rest of the trip because of a cheap zipper.
James at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2010

great pants untill...

loved these pants first 6 months i had them so i bought 4 more pairs after a year tho the snaps wont stay shut.. fabric is great quick drying and very durable exept for snaps and the belt is kinda flimsy dont thnk i'l buy another pair
calbra at The North Face on 03/03/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Just not the same

I am old enough to be able to compare these pants to the same model that I purchased about 5 or so years ago. The "old style" was QUALITY. The old style had thicker, quality material and hardware with perfect sewing. Multiple pockets that were roomy and functional. The new model has cheaper quality everything......yet much more expensive. The sewing is ragged and has loose ends of threads EVERYWHERE. Some of the pockets I can't even get my hands inside because they are so tight. The older model that I have is still in better shape and fit perfectly unlike the brand new pants that I plan on donating to charity. Come on North Face.....
Steve at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 04/04/2013

Great Multi-use Pants

I purchased my first pair two weeks ago prior to a trip to Canada. They are great, very comfortable, flexible and of course water proof. The only problem I had with them was the backside of the snap (inside of the waistband) caused an abrasion on my stomach. They were not too tight and I do not have a beer belly, I even tried tucking in my shirt on the plan ride back to relieve the discomfort. The only way I wear these again is if I cover the metal snap. Other than that, I think they are great, if they fix the issue with the snap, I will purchase additional colors.
njoy2day at The North Face on 07/23/2013

Good pants but poor zip off leg zippers

I have three pairs of these pants and, despite the leg zipper issue may huy another because I like how they fit. However, be aware that the leg zippers will fail eventally in them and when they do there is no fixing them they must be replaced. I have had to hike a couple times on the AT on a chilly morning with just one leg on.
Hiker Chick at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 02/02/2013