The North Face Paramount 3.0 pants are an updated version of the popular Paramount Peak 2.0 pants that we have previously worn, reviewed, and loved. They are a bit thinner, lighter, and have a sleeker fit than the older version, updates that we think lead to a better overall hiking pant, and which make them an excellent choice for all climates, something that couldn't be said about their very warm predecessor. While we chose to review the standard pant, these pants also come in a convertible version for those who like the added versatility.
With only a single zippered side pocket, they do not have the enormous carrying capacity that comes with dual cargo pockets, but in exchange, they are more comfortable for walking long distances and look nicer for wearing around town. These pants were solid in nearly every way, and they ended up as the fourth highest overall scorer in our review, with above-average scores for every metric that we assessed for.