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    Sunny sandstone splitters.

    Zion National Park is host to various climbs ranging from single-pitch sport to multi pitch spliters, and the Prana Men's Stretch Zion Short is ready for all of them. Its Stretch Zion fabric feels light and right in warmer weather, with stretchy mobility and rugged abrasion-resistance for sending sandstone. Prana cut this short just below the knee in case you come across an offwidth (highly probable if you're climbing in Zion). There's also a ventilated gusset for high-stepping mobility. The adjustable waist accommodates your harness comfortably.

    • Stretch Zion fabric
    • Ventilated gusset
    • Adjustable waist
    • Mesh pocketing
    • Item #PRA1425

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Stretch Zion Fabric (97% nylon, 3% spandex)
    Fit
    standard
    Length
    below knee
    Inseam
    12 in
    Pockets
    2 front slash, 1 thigh zip
    Waist
    adjustable, belt loops
    Gusseted Crotch
    yes, ventilated
    Recommended Use
    climbing, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Stretch Zion = <3

    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Prana just kills it with the Stretch Zion pants and shorts. Both are ventilated, comfortable and fit amazingly. The Stretch Zion fabric is amazing and resistant.

    If you need comfortable and all around useful pants and shorts, go with this one, you won't regret it.

    Go To Climbing Shorts and More

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

    These a great for climbing as they are very stretchy and don't impede movement at all, yet look like a normal pair of tan shorts. They look good and the materials feel nice and dry quickly. They have held up for me for a long time with a ton of heavy use. I think the butt seam tore open at one point, but I superglued it shut and it has been fine since. They are a little bit long for me, but not a big deal. I am 5'3" and have the small.

    Best shorts ever

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

    I think I have a pair in every color at this point. Comfortable, lightweight, and durable. These are my go-to shorts for pretty much everything.

    Bought 2 more pair - great product

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

    These shorts are the best I have ever purchased. I just bought 2 more pair and can't say enough about comfort, durability and function. Length is great, use the cinch belt or add one, stretchy, lightweight, etc. Great product.

    Second pair - Love em

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

    It's all been said. Add another 5 star review to the list. This is the only pair of shorts that I wear routinely when on outdoor adventures. Because of that, I had to buy another pair so I could mix it up with color at least.

    Super comfortable. Stretchy is good for climbing and hiking etc. Zippered leg pocket is nice. Length is a nice knee length . . . longish; but, not too long for my taste. Light and breathe well.

    Comfy comfy comfy.

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

    If you hate comfort, these shorts are not for you. They are the most comfortable shorts I have ever owned. They're light, they fit well, they're great for climbing, and they weigh next to nothing. You basically feel like you're walking around naked, they're so light.

    Best Short

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

    Small was a perfect fit. Excellent comfort and durability. Highly recommend this short. I use it as an all purpose short.

    Solid climbing & hiking short

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:Runs large
    • Size Bought: S

    I prefer a pant when I'm out in the backcountry, but when it's hot, it's hot: free your calves, bro! I have the zion strech pant, and these are a pretty good smaller cousin. They don't fit quite as well as the pant. I prefer a short short (just above the knee, not the ball huggers that the preps and bros find fashionable these days), and these suckers just cover my knees. They are versatile, breath well, have plenty of pockets (but not too many), and have a built in cinch to dial in the waist fit. Overall I'm happy with 'em, but I'd probably size down if I need to replace them in the future.

    My new favorite shorts

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Stretchy and comfortable with slightly longer legs than the shorts I usually wear. Deep pockets keep loose change and other stuff from spilling out when sitting. Cinch on the waist accommodates a fluctuating waistband. Love them.

    Go to EVERYTHING shorts

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

    After wearing these shorts for a good year now, I can easily say that these are my hands down favorite and I will probably never buy a different pair of shorts. They can really do pretty much anything! I wear them for climbing, hiking, working out, around town, even the occasional swimming hole! I take them everywhere! The lamest day of the week is when they are in the wash.

    Ok so the specifics. The cut of these fits perfect and gives a ton of mobility and the stretch in the fabric really lets you do whatever in these shorts. I don't get all caught up when doing a really high step while climbing or hiking. The integrated belt is so nice to get the fit around your waist just right. The pockets are great and the side pocket is perfect for my phone. It even has 2 zippers to get at your stuff from the top or the side of the pocket. Really handy when you are in an awkward position climbing and trying to get your stuff out. As far as durability goes, I have worn these just about every day for a year now from the gym to long hiking trips to climbing some rough granite and they are holding up great! Look brand new out of the wash.

    Overall I love these shorts (the pants are equally amazing!) You really should get yourself a pair!

    Am I wearing bottoms?

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

    What makes a great pair of shorts? Ask the folks at prAna.



    After flipping and flopping between various bottoms to take on a month-long geological survey of the Argentinian Andes, I decided I deserved a new pair of shorts...or two. I'm here to confirm the great ratings that convinced me to INVEST in these kick-ass shorts.



    There are four redeeming qualities about these shorts that I will go into detail describing:

    1. DURABILITY: I slid down brutal slabs of all sorts of rocks and cobbles, wedged myself between cracks and crags, and tripped along boulderfields; hiking along scree slopes and talus without trails and not one tear.



    2. FLEXIBILITY: I'm no rock climber, but the range of motion allowed is incredible. Thrusting your knee to your chest in order to climb over a ledge without having to worry about a split seam is wonderful consolation when your pack is too loaded with gear to make space for another pair of bottoms.



    3. BREATHABILITY: Sometimes I would wake up in my sleeping bag convinced I was only wearing my underwear. Not finding the shorts in my bag or tent, I'd stumble through camp in the morning dim trying to figure out where my shorts were...I never took them off. They are so comfortable and breathable.



    4. BELT-CINCH: The belt-cinch tab built into the shorts is a godsend. When you're hoofing it up and down peaks with a tool-belt, the last thing you want is another strap of leather jamming into your hips. Great job prAna.



    P.S. Backcountry, the great guys and gals that they are, occasionally put these shorts on sale for $45! Keep your eyes open for that and lockdown yourself a pair...or two.

    Am I wearing bottoms?

    Best shorts ever!

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

    I bought these shorts for a three day hike up to Mt. Whitney. These shorts held up with keeping me cool along tbe hike and they were able to dry off quickly after going in for a swim with them. Another great feature of these shorts is the stretch material which adds flexibility while wearing these shorts. They also look very stylish for a walk down to the park. These are my go too shorts for any outing where I would wear shorts. Must buy shorts for the outdoors person. Get these you will not be dissapointed. Ive only used them for hiking and swimming.

    Through "Hail" and Back

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

    Took these out for Labor day weekend to really put these through the wringer. I went up day one and we got two cars stuck in the mud due to monsoon rains and some flash flooding. After that we went to the grand canyon in which we got caught in a hail storm and a heavy rain storm. These paints dried very quick, much faster than anything else I was wearing and they still looked as if they were as clean as can be. I wore these for three days straight and by the time I got home I felt I did not need to wash them. These fit extremely well; however, the length is a tad long. I am 6'2" and 31 inch waist line and the small fits me like a champ. These are very comfortable and light weight.

    Great for skinny young men and teens!

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

    I purchased these shorts for my 18 year old son, because they have
    Tabs to adjust the waist size. He has outgrown boys size shorts, in length, but his waist size is about 27". He climbs , bikes, and is very active, and loves the thin slightly stretchy fabric of these shorts! He was thrilled to have some new shorts that fit correctly. The slightly thinner legs of these shorts look great on his skinny legs. I usually don't spend this much on shorts for my kids, but with the adjustable waist he won't outgrow them for a long time. The fabric is also tough enough to last . He had several pair of REI brand boys shorts that are similar, and they lasted great.

    thigh zip pocket finicky

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

    The stretch material is great for climbing and hiking. I'm mainly climbing sports routes at the moment (top rope and lead) and can heel hook without issues. It's reasonably streamline to sit under a harness, without too much excess material (FYI I bought a size small, and I'm 5'7", ~145lbs, size 30" waist, w/broad shoulders and thighs). Waist is a touch loose.

    The thigh zip pocket is a bit finicky though. Concept is good enough, i.e. having a zip at the top to access it when you are standing, and a zip at the side (inside facing) when you are seated and need to access it that way. However, the pocket itself is barely big enough for my wallet (and my wallet isn't that big!), so having 2 zips, with all the extra material, doesn't lend itself to being very useful in the end (i.e. I would have been happy with 1 zip, and 2 thigh pockets instead of 1, as with the older zion pants I have)

    Big scratch on my butt, but . . .

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: large ( 34's)

    I barely work. I barely have any money. I have been paying attention to the Prana Stretch Zion shorts since someone mentioned them on a JMT page a while ago, but have been laughing at the price.

    And then one day, at my local Goodwill I found a pair, Khaki, barely touched, still smelling of the box they came in. I thought about the few things I have bought, new, that still smell and look, new. I could only think of a pair of shoes, which ended up in the goodwill after spending months in my closet. This had to be karma, or a rich guy that got a little too hefty.

    Instead of paying over seventy-dollars, I got them for a mere five bucks, if that, but having worn them now for a few months, not to mention fourteen days on the very rugged, unforgiving granite of the Sierra HIgh Route, I would gladly plastic these and drive myself into further debt.

    Yes, the Sierra High Route, which is full of granite, big happy slabs and boulders, all dying to send you tumbling, unless you chicken out and do a lot of butt sliding from one scary precipice to another, which I ended up doing more than a few times, all the while thinking, 'poor shorts gonna eat it on this one,' but no. Amazingly not.

    While my other less than nimble partner succeeded in shredding his pants within the first day, the Prana Zions barely, in fact, not at all showed any wear and tear.

    The only blemish I've managed is probably a bit of sap that's decided to stay around, but otherwise, these shorts, which I was sure I'd demolish, have survived like no other short I've had--and I am always in shorts.

    Before I forget, the reason I first considered these shorts is the belt/cinching system, which someone noted doesn't interefer with your backpack, like a regular belt might---and they were/are very right. I've owned about four pairs of Prana shorts, all very durable and comfortable and these have not disappointed.

    p.s. about that butt scratch. who knows where I got it, but aside from whatever giving me a nice scratch, the pants show no sign of anything.

    Big scratch on my butt, but . . .

    Great adventure shorts

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:Runs large

    These are great shorts. Well made, nice material, solid features and function. I haven't traveled in them yet, but I can tell these are the types of shorts I could wear for a week and not completely disgust my wife w/ the smell/look! Size "L" was way too big and long, but the "M" fits almost just right. My thighs are bigger than the average Joe, but the "M" is comfortable.

    Are any of the pockets zippered and if so, which ones? Is the belt removable?

    The left side pocket is zippered (twice, actually, one facing up and one facing front - which is handy depending on if you are sitting or standing). The belt is not removable but it's very small and only shows in the front. Completely unobtrusive.

    Can an iPhone 6 plus fit in the lower leg pocket?

    Can someone help me figure out my size,...

    Can someone help me figure out my size, please? I wear the Prana Axiom jean in size 34 waist and 34 inseam. Some folks say these run large and some say these Zion shorts run small...



    Can someone help me out? Do I need a Medium or a Large?



    Thanks!!

    Kurt. Another Kurt here. I wear the Axiom 34 x 34 and the Theorem 34 x34. I have two pair of the Zion shorts, and both are Large. Fit the same as the 34 x 34 jeans. Measured the waist band with a tape measure, and they were identical +/- 0.25".

    Unanswered Question

    Just received a pair in Medium (my waist...

    Just received a pair in Medium (my waist measures 33in over my underwear) and they are clearly too big. I can fit 2-3 finger widths in between but I can make them fit with the nifty built in belt. Is it worth exchanging for the a Small? The sizing chart shows a two inch difference in the waist. If it matters the Prana Mojo Mediums I ordered fit me perfectly. Thanks!

    I wear a 28-29 short/jean. Will the small...

    I wear a 28-29 short/jean. Will the small fit me? It's SO hard finding climbing clothing for my size!

    Best Answer

    Mrwp269247,

    I know your pain.

    I too have problems not just with climbing clothing, but with basically all clothing, as my waist sits right at that 28-29in mark.

    That being said, I would go with the XS, I think the S would still be a bit too large for your waist, and you would probably have issues with the fit, as well as making them stay on while on the wall.

    I've included a size chart I found on prAna's website, and according to them, you want to take your waist measurement and subtract 2" from that to determine what "prAna size" to get.

    I notice that BC doesn't have any of that size in stock currently, so I would recommend chatting with a gear rep to see if they can find out when they will be receiving more sizes of the XS, if you do decide to go that route.

    Good luck, hope this helps.

    Mrwp269247, 
I know your pain.
I too have problems not just with climbing clothing, but with basically all clothing, as my waist sits right at that 28-29in mark. 
That being said, I would go with the XS, I think the S would still be a bit too large for your waist, and you would probably have issues with the fit, as well as making them stay on while on the wall.
I've included a size chart I found on prAna's website, and according to them, you want to take your waist measurement and subtract 2" from that to determine what "prAna size" to get.
I notice that BC doesn't have any of that size in stock currently, so I would recommend chatting with a gear rep to see if they can find out when they will be receiving more sizes of the XS, if you do decide to go that route.
Good luck, hope this helps.

    How true to sizing are these? I wear 31's...

    How true to sizing are these? I wear 31's in most shorts/pants. The sizing chart shows S to be 30" whereas M is 32-33". Obviously, I fall in between. Don't want too baggy but I don't want my range of motion restricted either. Any help would be appreciated.

    I wear a size 38" or XL in Kuhl, Outdoor Research,Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia. I just bought a pair of these in XL and although they fit, they're tighter than all others I have. I'm going to exchange for an XXL or more likely O.R. Ferrosi shorts which fit perfectly at XL.

    Hey David,



    Even the if medium is a bit loose, these have an integrated belt that will allow you cinch down the short to whatever size you need, without looking weird. I have these shorts/pants and it's all I wear year round. I love them. You won't be dissapointed.

    What is the color like on the charcoal? ...

    What is the color like on the charcoal? This site shows a black color, another site shows a lighter gray color. Thanks for any responses.

    I have a pair, they like Matt says, they are Not black but a darker grey. It's actually a cool color, just picked up a 2nd pair. But definitely Not black, very dark grey. Would love to see-em in Black too. Great shorts, awesome shorts.

    I have a pair, they like Matt says, they are Not black but a darker grey. It's actually a cool color, just picked up a 2nd pair. But definitely Not black, very dark grey. Would love to see-em in Black too. Great shorts, awesome shorts.