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

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Assuming that the patterns here pretty much match the Zion pants, I'd say no. The leg pocket isn't like a cargo pocket, but rather just a little bigger than wallet size.

5 5

My favorite pants/ shorts of all time!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 7"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

Whatever your adventure, camping, hiking, climbing, ..etc, the zion stretch products will withstand the elements. I have like 3 pairs, and they're nearly all I wear!

5 5

I wear them all the time!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Size Purchased: medium

Great fit, stretchy material. Wore my first pair so much that I bought two more pairs! Love the secure cargo pocket for my wallet while traveling.

5 5

My favorite shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Size Purchased: medium

Great fit and comfort. Love them!

5 5

Perfect travel shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 170 lbs
    Size Purchased: small

Perfect shorts to take on vacation if you only take one pair

5 5

Great shorts

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

Shorts are very lightweight and comfortable.

He LIVES in these shorts.

He LIVES in these shorts.

Climbing, hiking, cliff jumping, biking, lounging, sleeping, eating....they never come off.

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Awesome picture Sheena !!!

I selected this image to feature on the Community Hub at the bottom of the Backcountry.com homepage! Congrats on being amazingly GOATWORTHY !!

5 5

Favorite Shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 175 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

I bought a pair of these to try them out because these sell like hot cakes and I wanted to know what the hype was all about. I bought these for myself for my birthday along with some Arcteryx shorts.

They definitely live up to the hype. The shorts are really comfortable, well made and stretch more than I thought they would. I'm coming back for more colors cause I only wear these shorts. Also, I rarely wear my Arcteryx shorts.

I think they fit true to size. I tried on a small but it was too small.

Waist - 33" Height - 6'1" Weight - 175 lbs
Size - Medium

3 5

Too Long

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

The "stretch Zion" material is great: comfortable and breathable. I really wish this short came in a 9" inseam. I also feel that this short has stretched more than my Zion pants. I have to pull the belt tighter to keep them where I want them.

5 5

Loved them so much I bought 3 more!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 190 lbs
    Size Purchased: Large

I started out with the cargo green and bought them on a closeout from another site (sorry Backcountry). I beat the Hell out of those shorts and they still look and fit new. It got so bad I wore them all the time, so I made my way to Backcountry and bought 3 more pairs in various colors during one of their sales. I couldn't be happier. These shorts feel great in the hot summers in Phoenix and while hiking throughout Arizona. They're incredibly light weight and stretch when you need it. The material drys ridiculously quick too. I couldn't be happier. The built in belt strap is outstanding and the one cargo pocket is quite handy with the double openings. I wear a 33 or 34 and the Large fits great.

5 5

Love the pants, love the shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 190 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

The stretch zion pants are my favorite pants to wear. So of course, the shorts are also amazing. Super comfortable, fit great, and stretch to allow mobility when I'm climbing. Not to mention they're made of the same material the pants are, so they're just as durable. I'm 6'1, 190lbs with a 32" waist and I wear a medium in this.

5 5

I'll take one in every color please

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

perfect shorts for any occasion - hiking, climbing, camping, just hanging out. I have to stop my sons from stealing them out of my closet.

5 5

Go to short

Perfect fit for a person with big mountain legs and gluts. Not slim cut like so many others. Patagonia used to cut this way before they went to fashion over function. After discovering the long pant version I was pleased to see the short was cut the same. Agree with others that may run a size large on slim to normal people but if you have an athletic build try the regular size you wear. I am 6', 205 lbs and the xxl fit fine cinching in the waist strap a bit. An xl would bind my quads too much.

3 5

Buy a size smaller

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

I love the style of shorts but they run a size big. I them for a short backpacking trip. Unfortunately they piled where they touch the back pack first day in.

5 5

BEST FITTING SHORTS

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

Who ever doesn't have these shorts needs to order a pair. I purchased a pair as a gift for someone and they loved them so much the ordered themselves another pair in a different color.

All the boys here at Backcountry wear these I feel! They are stretch and comfy as can be! Quick to dry and they look sharp on!

5 5

A MUST

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

Who ever doesn't have these shorts needs to order a pair. I purchased a pair as a gift for someone and they loved them so much the ordered themselves another pair in a different color.

All the boys here at Backcountry wear these I feel! They are stretch and comfy as can be! Quick to dry and they look sharp on!

5 5

The best all around short...........

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Size Purchased: small

My first review on these shorts. I do these activities: boulder, run, swim, mountain bike, camp, backpack, hike, garden, and keep up with my 8 and 6 year old. I needed some shorts that were light, comfortable, durable, quick drying, stain resistant, and casual. These shorts can do all the above. If you have an active outdoor lifestyle, do one thing and give these a try. You won't be disappointed.

5 5

Awesome shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 4"
    Weight: 195 lbs

These are great shorts. I got them for a backpacking trip across Spain and have been using them for hikes around my state. They're lightweight and fit great. I wear size 34 pants normally and a Large in these pants fit me great.

5 5

go-to climbing shorts

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

these are my go-to climbing shorts for the gym.

5 5

Yes, they're that good

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

There's a good reason why these shorts get so many five-star reviews. Yes, they're that good.

Like a lot of products where the design is great, there's not much to say, because mostly you only notice the defects, and these have none. They're light, durable, very breathable, and look good.

I bought the size S, and it fits me perfectly. I wear pants with a size 31 waist. Would probably be slightly snug on a 32"-waister, and slightly roomy on a 30".

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You are spot on on sizing. I'm 31" waist and S fits me so good. No more baggy hiking shorts.