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The North Face - Paramount Active Convertible Pant - Men's

The North Face Paramount Active Convertible Pant - Men's

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$47.95 Original price:$79.95
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Item #TNF054L




Tech Specs

90% polyester, 10% spandex
[pants] (short) 29in, (regular) 31in, (long) 33in, [shorts] 9in
Leg Opening:
1 zippered leg
internal drawcord
Gusseted Crotch:
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty:

Paramount Active Convertible Pant

Slip into The North Face Straight Paramount Active Convertible Pant when cool mornings give way to scorching afternoon sunshine. This convertible pant features zip-off legs, turning it into 8in inseam shorts at a moment's notice. Built for rigorous hikes, weekend camping trips, and daily adventures, the Straight Paramount 3.0 Convertible Pant features stretch-woven fabric that's moisture-resistant with its DWR finish. Additionally, you'll find a utility-zip pocket along the right side for convenient storage of trail snacks, folded maps, keys, and other small items.

  • Hiking pants that easily transition into hiking shorts
  • Durable, stretchy fabric resists water and moves with you
  • Slim fit keeps your range of motion fully open
  • Zippered convertible design helps you cool down quickly
  • Multiple pockets stash your hiking essentials
  • Adjustable waist drawcord customizes the fit

Lightweight, great fit and comfortable!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32 waist

These convertible pants are awesome. I would have given them a five star, but they don’t have belt loops. I didn’t notice that in the photo when I ordered them (my bad). The drawstring on the inside as well as the stretchy fabric, keep them up OK, but if you are carrying a wallet, cell phone, pocket knife and car keys, it could be a challenge. I would order a pair in another color if they had belt loops. If just being used for hiking or outdoor activities and you aren’t loading up pockets with heavy stuff, they get a Five Star for sure!

Great for Alaska

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 36/long

Wore these pants when on vacation in Alaska. Great for hiking, kayaking in the sea, and anything else you throw at them. Comfortable and great fit. Easy to move and climb in. Have also used for other outdoor activities, including shooting sports.

Skinny Pants

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 32x34

I'm 6'4 180lb, normally wear 32x34, and generally like slim fitting legs. I got the 32x34 in these pants and the waist fit normally but these are super tight in the mid thighs, especially when I sit down. Cant imagine these would be comfortable to hike in. Patagonia Quandry 32x34 is still slim fitting but much better fit at least for my build.

Northface always come through

  • Size Bought: XXL

Love these pants


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32/Short

I always associated convertible pants with "dad pants". They always seemed a little goofy to me. Well, after getting tired of brush scratching up my legs and dirt and things getting in my shoes, I finally caved in and decided to give 'em a try on a recent backpacking trip. I'm sold. They seem durable but light enough that I didn't overheat during the six mile hike. Once I reached camp, I easily unzipped and slipped the pant legs over my shoes and... Lounge Mode: engage!

I like the straight/tailored fit (i.e. not baggy clown pants) and the stretch makes them nice and flexible. Oh, and the fact that these are offered in "short" sizes was a key selling point for a shorter dude like myself.

Paramount 3.0 short rocks!

    These are my favorite hiking and outdoors pants. My short inseam between 28-29 is usually a problem with most zipper legged pants. That is until TNF started to think about outdoorsman who are NOT 6 foot tall . The pockets are perfect and the right thigh zippered slash pocket is perfect for a phone.Really can’t say anything bad about these pants. TNF maybe some camo patterns in the color scheme for the future?

    Great Pants!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 31 Reg

    Fits true to size. Very comfortable and durable!

    Great for short guys

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32/short

    Being a short stalky guy it's very difficult to find hiking/climbing gear that fits. It seems that everything is geared towards guys that are tall and rail thin. These pants are a gift from heaven. Most hiking pants are baggy and too long for me, but these fit perfectly. North Face is one of the only major brands that accommodates shorter hikers.

    Excellent for hiking

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 30/Long

    Most similar pants on the market seem to be excessively baggy. Not these. The Straight Paramount 3.0 are slim (but not tight) and taper nicely leaving enough room to freely move. I really like the fit of the pant. They do run a little small as the 'Regular' inseam is only 31" and the shorts are a measly 8". I originally purchased the 'Regular' but exchanged them for a 'Long' (33" inseam). Unfortunately the shorts remain 8" for all sizes, which sits several inches above the knee. While this is fine for hiking/swimming, it makes them too short to wear for any casual use. At least for my taste.

    As with most TFN products, the quality is excellent. Lightweight, quick-drying material keep you comfortable after a long day on the trail. Although the material is thin, they have proven to be durable so far. The material stretches and I really like the lightweight, built-in belt (which can be removed and/or replaced with a belt of your choice). The cargo pocket is well designed. So is the zippered system to convert your pants.

    I highly recommend these pants for 3-season hiking/backpacking/camping. The convertible feature of the Straight Paramount 3.0 allow you to save weight in your pack as these could be the only outer bottoms you take. The mesh pockets and quick-drying material make the shorts perfect for swimming so you can lose the extra trunks as well. I wish the rear pockets had some sort of closure (velcro/button/zipper) just to help secure wallet or other items.

    Overall, these pants are well-built and practically designed for your outdoor endeavors. I would definitely recommend the Straight Paramount 3.0 to other customers in the market for a great fitting, quality, convertible pant. Just be aware of the inseam lengths and you won't be disappointed.

    good fit

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36x34

    these pants fit great!!!

    Best convertible pants on the market.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34 Short

    Great convertible pants. Fabric is very durable but comfortable. Not much "crinkle" when walking. The best thing is the fit of the pants. Every other convertible model I tried were huge in the legs. These pants have a nice slim fit to them but nothing like skinny jeans. Just a modern tailored fit. And the shorts zipped to a nice length as well. A few inches above the knee and kept their tailored appearance. Additionally the zippers around the legs are integrated nicely into the design so they don't show the distinct convertible "lines" at the half way point. When zipped they nearly appear to be regular pants. Side zip pocket is angled for easy access to a phone or wallet without bulging like cargo pockets. The integrated belt can be removed if you are so inclined to wear another belt of your choosing. Front pockets are very deep and roomy. Wish one of the back pockets had a zipper closure but that is not the case. I was able to put my passport, phone and small wallet in the side zipper pocket with relative comfort and security for travel. After looking at almost every convertible design available, I would say that TNF really nailed the design and aesthetic. Great travel or adventure pants that can also be dressed up if needed. A sink wash and hang dry and you are good to go for bringing these as your only pants for a trip. Highly recommended!

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