Adventure Travel Comfort with The North Face Women’s Beyond the Wall High-Rise Pants

The majority of us don’t have our own plane or people to tend to our wardrobe around the world, so we have to be all about versatility on vacation. Clothes that can do double- and triple-duty are the most valued, and most likely to make the cut when we’re packing our bags.

That’s why I’m glad to have discovered the women’s Beyond the Wall High-Rise Pants from The North Face.

Most of my travels are focused around adventure, whether I’m staying somewhere luxurious or more budget friendly. So finding a pair of pants that can be worn while climbing, hiking, or in yoga class (and still be good-looking enough to wear while walking around in a new city or grabbing lunch) is essential.

The fabric is a combination of nylon, polyester, and elastane with FlashDry—engineered to push moisture to the surface of the material and eliminate is as quickly as possible. That keeps the wearer dry, cool, and comfortable.

The pants are fitted (but not skin tight), with a wide waistband designed to remain sleek under a climbing harness. The four-way stretch fabric makes the pants comfortable to wear all day long, and they’re not binding when you’re out on an adventure. There are two zippered pockets, and a concealed zip pocket on the right thigh.

I’ve worn these pants while climbing, hiking, at the gym, on the plane, walking around town, and out to dinner. They’ve gained a good spot in my bag for the season… and perhaps, beyond.

The Women’s Beyond the Wall High-Rose Pants come in basic black and list for $99 on The North Face site.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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