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  • FlashDry XD offers moisture management and dry time benefits, but is also engineered with increased abrasion and snag resistance for extreme durability (XD) and performance
  • Wide, backpack-friendly comfort waistband
  • Concealed-zip pocket on right side
  • Inseam gusset allows freedom of movement
  • Bonded seams at pocket and knee
  • Tonal heat transfer logo on back-right hip
  • Fitted with an 8 in. leg opening


View all The North Face Women's Hiking Pants

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Best Use Hiking
Fabric 73% nylon/17% polyester/10% elastane
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Pant Rise Unavailable
Inseam (in.) 28 inches
Gender Women's
Weight Unavailable

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Magical Love-Child of Hiking Pants & Leggings! I have been searching for some really nice and veratile hiking pants for a couple of years--trouble is, women's hiking pants (I'm just going to come out and say it) SUCK. If they're long enough to reach my ankles (I am 5'7 3/4"), they are parachute level baggy. I'm not a "glamper" by any means, but I also don't want to look like I'm wearing khaki trash bags on my legs. These conform to your body without compressing you, so you have total body movement. There's a bit of extra fabric or stretch in the frbaric in the crotch area and the back of the butt, which enables better movement and stretch. The inseam (for a small anyway) says it measures at 28 inches. This had me super nervous, but when I received them, they definitely are the correct length (I normally wear 33 inch inseams). If you have short legs, I think it would still work, because essentially the fabric stretches or condenses to fit. But it's definitely an extra bonus when as a woman of above-average height, I can find things to work. There is also a super handy little pocket. The knees are reinforced, and the waistband is supportive. They wick moisture, repel water, and of course, they're leggings, so if you get hot, you can always push them up your legs a bit. ***These are not your standard leggings. This is the love child of runner's tights and hiking pants and it is a magnificent unicorn or a product that you NEED.*** The fabric breathes well, and while I've only taken them out in the cold(ish) weather so far, I'm pretty sure they'll do just fine whatever the weather. They also easily go from trail to campsite to car ride to plane travel to lounge. They're *that* comfortable! TLDR: get these. They're great. I will be buying a few more pairs. All the benefits of hiking pants, without all the bulk, "swish," zippers, and "trash bag" fit.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ Picked these up on a whim and have been so happy with them so far. They've now summited four of NH's 4000 footers and seen me through a backpacking trip. I've never been able to get used to traditional, baggy hiking pants and usually end up hiking in leggings. These are more rugged and dry really quickly. You can maybe tell from the photos that there's a center panel along the inside of the legs- this means that the inseams won't rub/wear. If I'm going to nitpick, they were a bit warm for 75F and sunny. They also got a bit ripe by the second day of my backpacking trip, but that wasn't exactly unexpected. I'm still giving them 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I Was Looking For! I just bought these for a trip to Alaska this summer. They are very comfortable, run true to size, and are similar to the leggings that I work out in except that the material seems more durable for hiking. Also, I'm hoping that the moisture wicking and quick drying technology of the material will work well for kayaking and hiking on our trip. I didn't find anything else like these in my search so I'm so happy that North Face just came out with these!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than I Expected I have large thighs so these fit me like leggings (I'm 5'3 size 8ish, athletic, very muscular build and bought a medium). I've only used them twice, but they seem to breathe well, I like the water resistant stuff on the front, don't stretch out and stay up. My only complaint is that the pocket would be better farther down the thigh. The pocket does fit a smartphone but it feels strange. Also, if you are tall these may be too short.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally!!! I'm an avid hiker, always looking for elevation and serious mileage. I'm also a woman that likes to look good. I've always worn yoga pants or running pants hiking (I don't backpack or camp, all day hikes ranging from 3 hours to 12), even though they're not the most practical, they work for me, minus the dirt in my shoes from time to time. These pants are amazing! You don't get as sweaty and stinky, very breathable and moveable. I wore them on a 15mi, 3000 ft hike in misty/rainy conditions, they repelled almost all of the rain and dried quickly when dampened. I'm 5'8 135lbs and a small fits perfectly. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUY THESE RIGHT NOW I second the review naming these the unicorn pants of women's hiking pants. They are just as magical as one could imagine. I don't usually spend this much on hiking pants, but will likely be buying another pair for backup because I can't imagine my life without them. I'm 5'11" and not only are they actually long enough, but fit correctly too. They're durable and versatile in multiple kinds of weather. If I need them to be warmer, I simply add a base layer underneath and they are perfect. These are truly the hiking pants I've been looking for and have been just as adaptable to climbing as well. It's hard finding hiking pants that don't look like parachute pants, so these are your answer. Long story short, buy them now regardless of the price. They're the best pants out there.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit and very durable while I climb. I bought these to wear while I learn to rock climb. These are perfect and even when I would slip or use my knee 'by accident' these things did not tear or show any wear and it's been weeks of being used this way.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiker tights I bought this in February since I don't like most hiking pants and regular leggings do not breathe as well, nor are they as durable. I'm 5'5" 142 lbs and wear a medium/small on the bottom (I'm shaped like an inverted triangle). I bought the medium - should have sized down to a small as they loosen with wear. I've worn these for the Grand Canyon, Bright Angel Trail; Sedona hiking trails (Soldier's Pass, Jordan's trail, etc); Adirondacks - Scarface Mtn, Whiteface Mtn, and Raquette Falls trails. Great for temperatures ranging from 38 - 78 degrees Fahrenheit in light to heavy rain conditions as well as sun. I've also worn them running - held up fine but would prefer a smaller size. Held up in the wash fine - drier got them back to a smaller size.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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I'm 5'6" and usually a size small...right now I am 24 weeks pregnant, and am heading to Alaska in 3 weeks. Should I size up to a medium or is there enough stretch in the waistband for a growing belly? Can it fold over?

Asked by: tsullivan
​Yes, these hybrid tights are looser fitting, however you may choose to size up for a better fit. The waist band is flat and can fold over but the elasticity does not have an extended amount of give.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18

What outdoor temperature range do you recommend for these - will they work for cold weather e.g. snow shoeing, x-country skiing etc? perhaps as a base layer? 

Asked by: Kris
We do not provide temperature ratings on clothing because warmth depends on so many different variables including activity level, metabolism, perspiration as well as the other clothing layers you are wearing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-16

Would these be acceptable for a Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike in June?

Asked by: balvis82
These tights are a great choice for a Grand Canyon hike. However, depending on the temperature at the time you will be hiking, they may be too warm.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

What is the weight of these pants? Would they be good for a JMT hike this July-August?

Asked by: Alyssa
These pants weigh 11.2 ounces. They are a good choice for the JMT in July/August.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

Would these be suitable to wear over a base layer for cold weather (20ish F) hiking?

Asked by: RealBeyonceKnowles
These tights are fitted, so there is very little room underneath for a base layer.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-12
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