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The Men's Stretch Zion Short from prAna wants to spend the season hiking, climbing, and playing outside. Give this short what it wants, and in return it will give you mobility, quick-drying comfort, and abrasion resistance for long rocky scrambles and pushing through the brambles.

  • Stretch Zion Fabric is can stand up to sharp rocks and branches, and it's flexible for maximum mobility
  • DWR finish repels moisture to keep you dry if you get caught in a little rain
  • Quick drying, so it won't leave you feeling soggy after stream crossings
  • Travel-friendly design means you can take these shorts out of your bag and you won't look like you slept in them
  • Adjustable waist band gives you a great fit
  • Plenty of pocket space gives you room for essentials

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5 5

Best shorts

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

Best shorts I have ever owned. Comfortable. Buy them. Look good & are super comfortable.

Favorite shorts!

Favorite shorts!

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Super comfortable and great for climbing/hiking/traveling/lounging.

5 5

Nice, sturdy.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

My husband always wears a 32 in prana. I got him the medium and he says they fit well. They are a really strong but stretchy fabric. They are generous in length, which is good for going through brush. If you need a super durable short, the fabric is definitely tough.

5 5

Perfect "go to" shorts

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

These stretch just a little with movement, and have quickly become my "go to" weekend shorts. Very, very comfortable, great pocket locations, soft materials that are holding up.

5 5

The BEST!

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

These are my husband's absolute favorite shorts. He has two pairs and wears them for climbing/hiking/traveling/lounging. They have the perfect amount of stretch for a good range of motion and they look good too.

4 5

Large Waist Size

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large

I have a true 30 waist size and my prAna Zion pants in size small are a little loose, but wearable, I bought the shorts in a size small and they are at least an inch wider than the pants I currently have. I would guess they are a 32 inch waist. Sadly I'll be returning these and be looking for them in size XS if I can find that. My prAna Zion pants are my favorite for climbing in and I want to wear them all the time. I know the shorts will be amazing, but sad that I have to find a different size than the pants. Luckily, Backcountry has a great return policy.

5 5

Favorite Shorts Ever!

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

These shorts and the stretch zion pants are bomb proof and the most comfortable shorts I have ever owned. I use them all the time for all kinds of activities and of course for lounging.

5 5

Simply awesome

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

If you are looking for a great outdoor pair of shorts these might just be for you. The stretch fabric makes them ideal for hiking or climbing. The range of movement in these shorts is awesome, so mantling over the top of that boulder problem won't be a problem. I love the feel of the material which is more supple than many of the nylon shorts I have tried, while the spandex provides the added stretch. These shorts are also a favorite of mine when traveling since they tend to not wrinkle very easily. These shorts are great for hot humid areas where cotton just seems to never dry out. I recommend these shorts to anyone looking for a pair of shorts you can wear from the outdoors right into the pub for some cold suds.
For a size comparison I am 5'10" and weight 165 lbs. My waist is a 34 and the large fits well. I should still have some room to grow in these if needed.

5 5

Boyfriend Approved

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

So I got these as a gift for my amazingly talented boyfriend Pictured below (Grant Kates) and he loves them. He loved them so much he bought them in two other colors just so he could wear a pair when the others are being washed. It's rather hilarious! He loves how light and breathable they are. Also how much stretch they have to allow better movement while climbing. They look great for causal events and for outdoor activities. They are truly a diverse pair of shorts and I think they are a perfect gift for any outdoorsy guy! He's a 32 waist and the size Small fits him perfect.

Amazing product

Amazing product

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These shorts are the first prAna item I have owned and will not be the last. They are comfortable, breathable and fit excellent. My waist size is 32 and I got the small. They are light weight and fit well even with a climbing harness on. I climbed 9 hours on Memorial Day and had a harness on the entire time while remaining comfortable.

5 5

Love them!!

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

Bought these shorts for causal wear and I love them!! They are comfortable, stretchy, and move great. Totally worth the money.

I am 5'10" with about a 31" waist and a small fits great. A little room in the waist and hits me right at the knee.

5 5

Just like the Stretch Zion Pant

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

These shorts feel just like the Stretch Zion Pant without the extra fabric. I have these, the Stretch Zion Pant and the Knickers and I am happy with how the thigh pockets are designed on these shorts. They have side access zips so you can easily access your gear while sitting in a harness. Highly recommended, very comfortable!

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

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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!!

Responded on

Hey Kurt,

These will run a little large compared to a size 34 but I think the best fit for you would be a size Medium.

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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".

5 5

Just what I needed for an active summer

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

These shorts are soft and are super comfortable. Perfect for hiking or doing yard work. They really are stretchy and are great for getting wet, and the flexible water-repellent nylon doesn't look weird at all. The pockets are very secure so you don't have to worry about your stuff falling out, and the simple belt is much appreciated for minor adjustments. I'm a pretty solid 33" and the large size fits great. I don't need to adjust the belt, but perhaps some day after all of the hiking I'll be doing in these it'll come in handy.

5 5

Stretch Zion shorts

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

These are my favorite shorts. I would wear everyday, but people start wondering about you.
The fabric is very stretchy. Nylon, but it does not have that stiff or crinkly Nylon feel. And surprisingly cool for how sturdy the fabric is. i like the simple built in belt. I have a 31" waist, got the Medium, big but love them. They are plenty long for me, bottom of knee.
I would recommend getting a few colors.

5 5

Favorite Shorts

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

You get what you pay for. These shorts are comfortable, stretchy and look great. The material is substantial, yet not too heavy. Much better than some of the nylon alternatives. I'm a 30 and the Small fits pretty well with the adjustable waist band. I think it's intended for a 32. I've hiked and camped in these with no issues. And they transition nicely to regular casual wear.

5 5

Great shorts

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Look classy, they're very nice.

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

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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!

5 5

My go to short

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

Bought these shorts when I began my outdoor obsession and have loved them ever since. Runs true to size and as far as I can tell they are very durable, minus some small pilling on the right thigh. I have climbed in these for several months and have been impressed with its flexibility and breathability. The built in belt was something of a worry when I initially ordered these, but upon wearing them it turned into a pleasant surprise. I If you are looking for a great all round short this is the one for you.

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

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

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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,  <br/> I know your pain. <br/> I too have problems not just with climbing clothing, but with basically all clothing, as my waist sits right at that 28-29in mark.  <br/> 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. <br/> 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. <br/> 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. <br/> Good luck, hope this helps.

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