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Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pant - Men's

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    Shpants, ports, or whatever else.

    Whether you're moving up a sheer rock face, through a desert gulch, or between Delhi and Kathmandu, wear the Prana Men's Stretch Zion Convertible Pants for lightweight, non-restrictive comfort and versatile pants-to-shorts style. They're even treated with a DWR finish, so light rain or morning fog won't turn your legs into soggy messes.

    • Zion cotton blend fabric
    • DWR treatment
    • Convertible legs
    • Integrated belt
    • Hand, back, and cargo pockets
    • Ventilated inseam gusset
    • Item #PRA00M8

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Zion (97% nylon, 3% spandex), DWR treatment
    Fit
    regular
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 back, 2 cargo
    Waist
    integrated belt
    Gusseted Crotch
    yes
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Everything I'd hoped for

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32x34

    I used these pants for a week of hiking in northern Sweden. I was immediately very impressed by how comfortable and stretchy they are when I got them. The built-in "belt" is very convenient and works great. And the fit is true to size (I'm 6'0 with long legs and a 32x34 is a relaxed fit). They kept me cool when it was warm, kept me warm when it was cold, and most importantly, kept me dry when it was wet. Throughout the week of hiking, I was forced to ford streams a foot deep or more, trudge through slush two feet deep, etc. so my boots and socks (and eventually gloves) were perpetually wet. But not these pants - they dried off super quickly! They were so good that I wore them and nothing else for the rest of my travels, and have been wearing them back at home for everyday use. The muck and dirt I got on them washed off easily, and they have no signs of wear. I really can't recommend them highly enough! (That reminds me, I need to pick up another pair.)

    Favorite pair of pants ever

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    I wanted a pair of these pants months before I actually bought them, and I wasn't in the least disappointed when they arrived. If you climb, mountain bike, hike, or anything else in the woods these pants are for you. They stretch nicely and fit true to size. Not to mention they zip off into shorts. Wonderful all around pants, I highly recommend them!

    Prana Zion stretch convertible 28x30

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 28x30

    These pants are my goto pants when hiking. I've even used these pants so much as I even cut grass in them. They have repelled harsh rain and snow, deep snow had to be brushed off but that was okay. The pockets are awesome I can actually carry a pocket knife and it not dig into to me every which way. They do fit to size for me 5'6" 133lbs, I can fit an iPhone 4s in one thigh pocket and keys in another and be comfortable. The reasons I only give it four stars are these:

    1: the zippers are a pain in the ass to operate, this might be due to the fact of some type of water repellent used on them.

    2: they are a low cut pant, they sit below the belly button I always feel like I'm constantly hiking my pants up like a girl.

    3: shallow crotch area, probably due to use for rock climbing harness.

    4: the so called belt...sucks. It's smaller than a cat toy.

    Other than that I would totally recommend these pants and will be in the market for another pair, just need to decide which color I need :)

    Prana Zion stretch convertible 28x30

    Pranamazing

    • Size Bought: Medium

    I've read some reviews about these pants not holding up.....all pants are going to break down over time, I mean did your jeans knees ever blow out as a kid???? However, I've absolutely abused mine so far( sliding down shale cliffs, running through thorn bushes, been up to my waist in mud) and the only thing that I can physically see is a couple really tiny pulls in the fabric where one strand might have broke. The water resistance is still great, and to my surprise all the dirt I ground into them have come out, to the point where someone may ask on the trail if I just bought them. Breath ability on these things are wonderful, and there's a ton of pockets to store things. Add in a little feature that helps tighten the pants without a belt....I mean what more could you want...oh wait!
    There best feature, which i didn't think needed to be mentioned, is that they double up as shorts on the hottest days of summer or if you decide to go for a dip in them.

    Best Pants I ever owned

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    These pants are a thing of magic. I wear them almost everyday if its in the office, on the trail, or even in bed. I have used them a couple of times on some trail work and got two huge sap stains on them. I put them in the sink with some oxygenated bleach and BAM! Brand new pants! They have the correct amount of stretch to them and don't feel to flimsy. The tension adjuster on them feels great. You don't even have to wear a belt just tighten them up when your playing and loosen them up when your relaxing. I would probably buy more pairs of these but I kind of want to see how long they will last me.

    Amazing pair of pants...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: S-32

    Comfortable, great texture and elasticity, the pockets have easy access zippers. It is not fire-resistant though, I made a hole on them after accidentally kneeling over some embers. I love them, I even use them in the cement jungle :)

    So far so Great

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: L 32

    I bought these a few months ago and so far they've lived up to the hype. When I wear them I sometimes forget I'm wearing them. These pants got me through the holiday rush in the shipping department. I've even taken them winter hiking and I didn't find them overly breezy. They do run a little loose at the waist but the cinch strap holds well.

    awesome pants, even more awesome company

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 32 - medium

    I ended up needing to exchange these pants for a larger size for my partner - but he loves them, i don't know if he's even washed them since i got the replacement size for him. Sturdy, stylish, practical, lightweight. i was afraid of the pants stretching after wearing them for a few days so i went for the medium size 32 for my 6 foot 1 inch 190lb partner... i ended up returning them for a 34 large which is the way he likes to wear his pants. Exchanging the item was easy! thanks backcountry!!

    Love em

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I own North Face convertibles & wasn't happy with hearing them tear a seam while up in the Uintahs. They didn't tear open but the noise indicated the start of the inner stitch tear. I bought them mainly cause sports authority only carried them & not PrAna which were what I wanted. The reviews on the Northface said they were 3rd best a little more durable yes very baggy which I didn't like. Got thePrAna much better pant. So much more comfortable that I wear them everywhere plus they look good & not overly baggy like the Northface. Then the real test I went hiking. They past with flying colors & no tearing. So comfortable. I never wear Northface pants anymore cause let's face it,why should I. These are my go to everything pants.

    Office pants now

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium 32

    I bought these for a back packing trip they are so comfortable I bought another pair and use them at work all the time now and even just sitting around the house I haven't needed to use the shorts option I live in Florida but they breath so well no one has to see my legs 😱 Love the double access zip pockets and the mesh live pockets so light too compared to my jeans I weighed mine on a scale at 16.24 ounces they also seem to be water repellent water bead off. My pants have a soft break at the hem meaning when you have shoes on pants sit lightly and create just a small fold which is perfect or the zipper at the knees may be annoying but not for me. I don't know what my favorite feature is but I love how they stretch and love how I can save weight and not use a belt with the waist cincher thing. Comes in handy for thanksgiving. lol. If your wondering to get these just look and see if you can find a bad review!

    Great Climbing Pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    They aren't just climbing pants, but that's how I primarily use them. Seem to be holding up to the abuse well. Semi-water repellent pants keep you dry when bushwhacking through dewy trees or from a passing shower, but don't expect them to stay dry in a torrent. They do dry faster than most pants. Button snap bottoms roll up easy while climbing. Mine haven't come unsnapped all that often, but does happen in chimneys / wide cracks. Great casual fit and strechy which is very helpful when climbing. I found the vent holes to be an added bonus since it dumps just the right amount of heat when you're hoofing it on long approaches. I wear these climbing, hiking, or for casual use and couldnt be happier.

    I really like the two zipper pocket on the left leg of the pants. A zippered upper pocket might be a handy addition in the future.

    Great travel pants!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    These pants are amazing! They have now replaced my TNF and MH for both travel and everyday pants. Very soft yet strong material that will keep the wind off of you but are still able to breath well. If you get a little too warm you can always roll them up and snap them in place with the buttons built into the legs. Nice pockets and an actual button (hate snap buttons). I have worn the zion shorts so much that the threads in the pocket have started coming out but that is just normal wear and tear. I just ordered a second pair of these in dark khaki to add to the collection. The only drawback there is it is more of a gray and than what the picture showed but if that is the only that I can think of I'll survive.

    Love These!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36x30

    I wore holes in my last convertible pants a few years back and I've been looking for another good pair ever since. Alas, I found what I was looking for. Initially I had my doubts as I intended to purchase convertibles with cargo pockets. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I learned the zippered thigh pockets can carry a lot while maintaining a low profile. The side zips did what they were intended for and easily allowed me to convert into shorts without removing my hiking shoes.

    These pants are both light and comfortable and I can't say enough about them. After a few extended backpacking trips it looks like they can withstand some abuse and will last quite a while. During one of my trips, I was caught in a storm and drenched to the bone. I noticed within the hour (probably more like 40 minutes), my pants were completely dry. The material is very breathable and feels nice. My only caution is that the material is rather thin and you may want to consider something warmer if you will be in colder environments. I've already ordered a second pair in another color.

    GOAT IS GOOD

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: M-32

    These are a must have if you live anywhere in hot, dry, humid or cold climates. These are lightweight really breathable and durable. The zip on/off shorts are awesome and are really easy to do. The fit of these is a little more baggy/loose than I typically like but looks aren't everything as they function as they should.

    Awesome Pants/Shorts

      These pants are awesome! I am wanting to buy a couple more pair because they have been that great! They are super easy to convert into shorts and super comfy and durable. I hike and climb in these regularly and rubbing them against rocks, bushes and branches and there is no sign of wear or abrasion :) I would recommend these to anyone!

      Great Climbing Pants! Sizing is Way Off!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large

      First, if you want a medium, buy a small. I usually buy 32" pants, and those usually run a little large on me (but only a little). In these I was swimming in the medium, I'd say the medium are around 34"-36". The small feels true to a 32", I cinch down the waistbelt just a little (which is all you can really do without it looking and feeling silly).

      Second, The quality control is seriously lacking on these. My first pair seemed to be well-made, but I had to return it for a smaller size. The second pair fit well, but had loose threads and stitching imperfections all over the place. Not only was the stitching poor, but it just seemed in poor condition in general- it looked like it was made in a sweatshop, then tossed around a warehouse for a couple years.. The third pair still had a few loose threads, but it was better. [I should note that I ordered all 3 pairs at REI, since backcountry doesn't sell the 30" inseam version.]

      That said, these really are great pants, once you get a good pair that's the right size. The stretchy fabric is wonderful, and feels good against the skin. I was concerned that the multiple openings on the cargo pockets would make items more vulnerable to falling out, but the zippers seem secure. The top zippers are protected by a tight fitting overlap, which makes them harder to open, but it's nice because even with the zippers open, items are fairly secure. Overall I'd prefer no side zippers, but the pocket setup works well.

      My only complaint is the mesh hand pockets- sure the ventilation is nice, but it's not worth putting such a fragile and snag-prone material in a place meant to hold potentially important objects.. Still the mesh is quality, and not as loose or thin as some mesh material, so I'm hoping it will hold up for a while- I think with care I'll get at least a full climbing season before that happens. I expect the mesh pockets to be the first critical failure on these pants, but if that happens in an unreasonable amount of time, I'll bring it back to REI (or Prana) and get a new pair.

      I'm taking off a point for the mesh pockets, poor quality control, and ridiculous sizing, but these really are great pants, and probably the best climbing pants out there. I like them enough that I'll probably buy a pants only version, for wearing around town when I want to look slightly less dorky..

      Why just one when you can have TWO!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      These pants are perfect....I took my first pair around the globe from Switzerland to Bali and they covered me in every climate! The fit is perfect and the fabric wears well. I have enjoyed them so much that I bought another color.....and now my wife swears that they are all that I wear.

      Great pair of Shants (SHorts-pANTS)

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XL-32

      I have been looking for a replacement for my old convertible pants, or as I like to call them Shants. The prana convertible pants were great. When I first put them on, they fit great, I almost couldn't feel them. They are very light and don't pinch around the waist or in the crotch area. I brought two pairs on an eight day canoe trip and that was all I used the whole time. On hot days I took the pant legs off and at night or on a cool day I put the legs back on. They shed water in light rain and when I got submerged in the water when are canoe got swamped my pants were the first thing to dry out.

      Two minor things that would make these pants even better would be 1. slightly larger zipper handles for those cold days when your fingers aren't working as good and 2. marking the left and right pant legs so you don't have to think when you put them on, just look at the label.

      Originally I bought two pairs. After trying them on, I order a third pair and now have three colors to choose from.

      Unanswered Question

      I bought a pair in the charcoal color, but the actual color is darker than pictured. I like the lighter, more faded look and I wonder if the dark color will fade over time, or does the color hold fast with this type of man-made fabric?

      Do these pants offer UPF protection? It's a deal-breaker!

      What is the inseam length when zipped off...

      What is the inseam length when zipped off into shorts?

      does the 32 in the size refer to the waist...

      does the 32 in the size refer to the waist of the inseam?

      As Alex said, the 32 does refer to the inseam. Those without a number listed have an inseam of 30 inches. prAna also makes them with a 34 inch inseam as well, but backcountry.com does not seem to carry them. The Sizing chart provided will give you a good idea as to what waist size (M, L, etc) should fit. I personally find that prAna clothing is a bit loose in waist, and I usually wear a size down from my normal in order to get a good active fit so I don't need a belt. This would be best determined by trying some stuff from them on though.



      I have a 33 in waist and a 34 in leg...

      I have a 33 in waist and a 34 in leg (inseam). It's very important that the leg of my pants is long enough. Is a large going to be long enough in the leg? or is there another brand that accommodates to us lanky fellows?

      Jesse

      Best Answer

      No, it will not be long enough. This pant comes in a 34" inseam available on Amazon or the PrAna website. I made the unfortunate mistake of thinking the 32" would be long enough for my lanky legs. It didn't work. That being said, these are some of the most comfortable pants I have ever owned. They stretch nicely and look good enough to wear everywhere. Great for hiking. I have a 31-32" waist and the M is a perfect fit. They also very long inseam for the shorts.