Let your legs breathe every once in awhile.
Take a step out of your leggings and into the Prana Women's Avril Short this summer. Prana made most of this short out of soft, breathable, organic cotton, and there's enough stretch to keep you mobile whether climbing, hiking, or just staying cool on a summer afternoon with a cold glass of lemonade and a hammock in the shade.
- Easy-wearing shorts double between hikes and evenings in the yard
- Soft, breathable organic cotton blended with spandex for stretch
- Ribbed waistband with an adjustable drawstring for a secure fit
- Item #PRA017K
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Size Bought: XS
- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 105lbs
Like the previous reviewer, I also wear a 2 or 4. Based on her review I ordered a size XS, and I also found them to be a little on the small side. But for me, while the fit was small, the waist was too big and gapped at the back. I think that's the first time I've had that happen with elastic waist shorts. There is a drawstring, but it's below the elastic, so wouldn't do any good. I also found the rise to be a little short as well. Even if these had fit, I might not have kept them anyway, because the weight of the fabric was much heavier than anticipated. I prefer a lighter fabric, since I live where we have many days of 100+ degrees in the summer. If you have a more straight up and down shape, these would probably work.
Great shorts, but watch the sizing
I’m 5’7” and normally a size 4 in other brands’ pants/shorts, including older model Prana items. I’ve found in the past couple years, Prana sizing has changed unfortunately, and I’m now between a size 2 (XS) and size 4 (S). These shorts were comfy in a S, but baggy, not flattering, and the waist was a touch too big and the outside seams were too baggy! Like jodhpurs. So, I went with the XS, which look great, but are a touch too trim. However, due to the spandex content, I know they’ll bag out and be perfect after wearing them a few times.