The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible 2010

The Tekware fabric is relatively heavy, which gives the The North Face Paramount Peak Convertible trousers a much more durable and hard-wearing feel. There’s also double stitching throughout, to again enhance durability. A crotch gusset improves comfort too while an elasticated waist with a belt means this should fit most people. The trousers feature calf zips so the lower legs can be removed over boots easily, while colour-coded zips are provided on the zip-off sections to make them easier to match up. The pocketing is very good too with two seat pockets, two map-sized hip pockets and two map-sized thigh pockets. There’s an additional zipped hip pocket for security too. Overall that is a great set of a features for walkers and backpackers while the price is equally appealing considering what you are getting. But the The North Face Paramount Peak Convertibles could be even better if they had some stretch panels to improve comfort further. Some trousers have ankle cuff adjustment too, to control the baggier lower leg areas. Articulated knees and reinforcement panels are other little extras that are not featured on these trousers but are featured elsewhere

Material Tekware nylon
Sizes S-XXL (men’s); 6-16 (women’s)
Weight 494g (size L)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 183

The The North Face Paramount Peak Convertibles are very good price for trousers that provide most of the essential features a walker needs.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine July 2010