Zachary Prestonwrote a review of Prana Brion 9in Short - Men's on July 17, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Let me begin by saying I am officially a Brion shorts junkie. I bought these because the inseam was smaller than most men's shorts these days, and I hate shorts that ride over my knees. Turns out my intuition was correct (I don't know measurements well and have no fashion sense). I'm quite lean, am 5' 10" tall, and the Brion short sits comfortable an inch or two above each knee.
Not knowing what to expect from this short, I am extremely glad I gave them a try. I have ended up liking them so much that one pair was not nearly enough. I bought 4 more pair in the other two colors, and to be honest I will undoubtedly buy even more. I ended up wearing the one pair so often I wasn't even washing it and would pull it out of my dirty clothes hamper to wear it again the next day (don't tell anyone!).
So what do I like? For one, they are incredibly comfortable! The addiction of lycra makes the Brion short form to your legs and regardless of how you flex or bend you do not feel inhibited or constricted. Prana, being a company that produces yoga gear, might have had this in mind. I practice yoga myself sometimes and it's great not having to chance into different shorts for postures. The fabric is soft and pleasing to the touch, which may or may not affect your ability to attract the opposite sex. I wouldn't bank on it necessarily.
The Brion shorts breathe extremely well. Being a thin and flexible short you will need to keep your man junk safe from unnecessary impacts, but otherwise the goods tend to stay nice and dry. This was noticeable while I exercise. The short has survived lengthy rides on a bicycle in humid weather without getting drenched in sweat. Pair these with quality underwear and you're golden. The sizing is very close. I normally wear 32, sometimes with a belt or drawstring, and 32 fit very close to what I needed.