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The North Face Straight Paramount 3.0 Convertible Pant - Men's
The North FaceStraight Paramount 3.0 Convertible Pant - Men's

Slip into The North Face Men's Straight Paramount 3.0 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.

  • Stretch-woven (96% nylon, 4% elastane)
  • Water-resistant DWR finish
  • Convertible design: turns into 8in inseam short
  • Utility-zip pocket at right side
  • Straight-leg fit
  • UPF 50 rating
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

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!