North Face Women’s Horizon Utility Pants

The North Face Women's Horizon Utility Pant

If you like to hike in the summer or in hot conditions, but don’t want bushes scraping at your skin, these pants are great. Last year I picked up my first pair of North Face Horizon Utility pants, and I was hooked! (Now I own 3 pair!)

The Horizon Utility Pants are made of a lighter weight nylon than the North Face Paramount Porter pants, and the waist is a lower rise. The other difference is that they don’t convert into shorts, but they are convertible into capris.

The only drawback is if you do a lot of backpacking, these are hip hugger pants and your pack tends to rest right at the waistband of these pants. But for day hikes or hiking with a light pack, these are my favorite pick!

Also note that they tend to run a bit small – I went up 1 size and it fits great. My good friend Donna also bought a pair and she had to go up a size as well.

Update: The North Face has discontinued the Horizon Utility pants and has a comparable product called the Horizon Tempest pants. This new model has an internal pocket and is cut a bit baggier, so you may not need to go up 1 size.



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