The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible

One of the heavier pants, so good for higher-level walking and cooler weather. They are convertible, though, so can be worn as shorts in warmer weather. The nylon fabric is treated with a good DWR and this resisted rain well throughout the test. The fit was huge, though, with the medium test sample feeling incredibly baggy and very long; and the vast cargo pockets might look a bit too contemporary for some fashion tastes. Good to see a belt as well as elastic on the waist.

VITAL STATS

Fabric: Nylon Sizes: S-XXL Style: Convertible Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 822155; www.thenorthface.com/eu