The North Face Prolix Pant Review
The North Face Prolix Pant is a soft shell pant that not only features ultraviolet protection and wind resistance, but also looks great on and off the trail or rock face. The Prolix has some stretch and truly move with you whether you are tackling a bouldering problem or heading for an uphill hike. We have worn the Prolix for a week straight and have yet to tire of these pants. These pants do not wrinkle despite being stuffed in a pack and seem to be dirt resistant! If you get them wet, they dry incredibly fast due to lightweight Apex Aerobic soft shell fabric. The Prolix weigh a mere 8.1 oz, making them a perfect piece for summer backpacking or travel wear while living out of your pack for a few months.
The Prolix pants are easy to put on and take off thanks to a two-button snap and drawstring waistband that can cinch down a bit for a closer fit. There are two flat pockets in the front and a rear zipper pocket for extra storage. We were stoked to have a hiking pant that was long enough for us; the inseam is a standard 32 inches across the board and the pant has low-rise and fits on the hips. The Prolix pant runs true to size and they tend to stretch out a bit between washes. We wore the pants in temps ranging from 40-70 degrees; at the lower temps we could feel the wind chill and don’t recommend wearing these in cooler temps. At higher temps and in the sunshine, we were thankful for the UPF protection and surprised by how breathable these pants were. Overall, we are excited to add the Prolix pant to our spring/summer wardrobe and feel that these pants are well worth their price: MSRP $65. For more information, please visit TheNorthFace.com