A fitted cargo pant with DWR coating for traveling or hiking.
Whether you're about to embark on an overseas plane ride or a short afternoon hike, rely on the comfort and stretch of the Prana Women's Meme Pant. Designed with stretchy Zion fabric (nylon and spandex) and a DWR finish, the Meme flexes comfortably while you stride over fallen tree trunks and won't get immediately soaked through from a light drizzle or occasional splash of water from your cup during a turbulent plane ride. Its fitted cut and low rise flatter your curves, while the Meme's numerous pockets supply plenty of places for your small essentials.
- Nylon and spandex fabric blend
- Fitted cut with low rise
- Zion fabric with DWR finish
- Five pocket jean styling with side cargo pockets
- Item #PRA1709
What do you think about this product?
October 26, 2018
Love these pants
I own two pairs of the meme pants and they're probably my favorite travel/hiking pant when I need something more durable than a pair of leggings. I do have to wear a belt with them because I have thick thighs and a small waist, so I have to size up to fit my legs. They are still extremely comfortable and I have no problem with them sagging or slipping when I have a belt on.
October 13, 2018
So damn comfortable
These are perfect...not even kidding. Broke them out in Grand Teton & marveled at the comfort. Did a couple of 15 mile hikes in them. They feel good; they look good; they donât get baggy after wearing. I love wearing them all the time now & ended up with three colors.
August 31, 2018
Awesome pants! love the way they fit, not too tight, but not too baggy. The water-resistance is a big plus. The cargo pockets are sleek and fitted to your legs, so that they don't stick out too far, yet aren't too small. 10/10 would buy again.
August 3, 2018
Most comfortable pants!
I originally purchased these pants for climbing, but they are so cute, form fitting and comfortable that I also wear them outside of climbing and hiking. The material is great quality and stretchy as well. Highly recommend!
July 10, 2018
So Versatile! From Street to Climbing
You can take these pants out on the town, dress them up with a nice shirt OR take them out for a hike or climb at the gym! The stretch makes them super comfy for moving around freely all the while looking cute. I got them in black and put them through some sweating and they held up just fine with enough breathability to feel comfortable. Really cute and stylish with the cargo pockets as well. The sizing I would say runs slightly large. I'm usually a size 2 in the waist but my lower half is thick so got a 4 just in case. They fit great along the legs and thighs and like others I would recommend wearing them with a belt if you have the same build as me (perfect with a belt). If they offered a short size that would be the cherry on the top but alas I'll keep rolling my pant legs.
Nirvana Ortanez Borland
July 1, 2018
Funky Fit 😔
I love my Halle pants so I was super let down to get these and have them fit so weird. I wear a 6 or 8 in the Halle so my husband got me an 8 to be safe. They were sooooo tight in the legs and butt and then big in the waist! Even the calf area was super snug. Made for more of an apple or straight figure maybe...? I have muscular legs/booty and a smaller waist in comparison for reference. There's no way I could size up for the legs to fit without having a massive waist gap. So bummed. I'll stick to my Halle's.
June 5, 2018
My favorite pants!
I love these pants! I have them in a size 0. I'm very petite 5'2 and 100 pounds. These have a bit more room in the knees which is fine with me since I'm usually hiking all around. Not a ton of Prana options fit me, but these are reallllllly cute on me! Prana is also planning on making some smaller sizes in the future so I will be able to wear all of their pants!
June 1, 2018
Given as a gift, and I've heard nothing but good about these. The front pockets are shallow but I believe that's how it is with most womens pants. The sizechart is true to size, and the stretch is awesome!
August 23, 2018
April 29, 2018
Got these for a friend - feedback below: "These pants are great. The Zion stretch fabric is incredibly comfortable and versatile, and best of all for me it keeps you cool in hot weather. I love that prana makes active pants that are also stylish, I can wear these to work which I love. Like the other reviewers I found I had to size down a full size. But since I did they fit perfectly, I couldn’t be happier with these pants!”
April 18, 2018
my favorite pant!
This pant is my go to activity pant. It can be worn as just a casual everyday pant, but it excels in the active outdoor world. these are my hiking pants, camping pants, climbing pants, my everything pants. The material is durable, dries quickly, and is tear resistant. I have put them through the wringer and they still look brand spanking new. The fit is awesome, however I would HIGHLY recommend you wear a belt with it. I'm a bit hippy and have a small waist. the legs fit awesome but the waist is a bit too big and i end up having to pull them up all day long if I don't wear a belt. with a belt they are seriously perfect. the cargo pockets on the legs are cute and very functional for all your smaller items or your phone. Get these! I get compliments on them every time I wear them.
April 6, 2018
Stretches out SO MUCH
Honestly, I hate these pants which sucks because I would love a slim pair of hiking pants. I have an athletic frame, thick legs and a smaller waist. I normally wear a 6, but sized up to avoid choking my legs. Fits a little loose on the waist, but that was ok. Turns out - not ok! The waist on these stretch out A LOT while you're wearing them. To the point someone could easily pull my pants down with the zipper and button still fastened. To the point I could pull the waist away from my body and look like a weight loss advertisement. Maybe I should've ordered a 6 and it would've stretched out to what I needed? For now - I'm not a fan.
February 3, 2018
Almost perfect, but...
I'm a longtime fan of Prana's Halle hiking pants (I've collected every color over the years) - thought I'd give the Meme a try for a more stylish look. They have the same great fabric as the Halle, comfortable for large range of motion climbing, while rugged to withstand abrasion. They also have the same figure-flattering fit, but with one major exception: they don't have the internal waistband drawcord that Halle has to provide a custom fit and eliminate any gapping at the waist. I usually carry my water in a waist-pack, so adding a belt isn't a good option for me. Prana - Why not add the drawcord? I'd buy the Meme in every color!
March 18, 2018
Thanks for the comment about no drawstring - that won’t work for me!
January 28, 2018
Stylish AND Functional
Quote from my girlfriend- "My boyfriend begged me to ditch the yoga pants and finally try some hiking pants. I was so hesitant because, while I love outdoor activities, I also like to feel good in what I wear and hiking pants never look that appealing on me. After a long search, we settled on this pair and I couldn't be more happy! They make a huge difference in outdoor activities. I wear them out and about and also can wear them when climbing and hiking. They are SOO comfy. I am an hourglass shape, so they are a little loose around my waist, but fit perfectly everywhere else."
December 22, 2017
Paper thin but a good buy
I got these pants to use commuting to and from work on my bike. I like the DWR coating, itâs really a blessing on days where itâs raining lightly or the ground is wet, it helps with any splashing. My biggest complaint is the pants are paper thin and the material is very âswishy.â I have to wear tights under them. The fit is okay, I know they are branded for hiking and not cycling, but I feel they are very tight in the calves and loose in the hips, I donât think a smaller size would be any better. Overall, I like the design and they work (with a belt) for my use. Iâd wear them casually if the material theyâre made of didnât swish so much.
November 15, 2017
Love these pants!
I tried these pants in two sizes and decided to keep the larger of the two. I agreed with the other reviewers that they do run a tag big, however I purchased these pants to use as active wear and I wanted to have more movement in them. The smaller size fit slightly snug and looked amazing(!), however I didn't have as much movement in them. They do seem to stretch initially, but the seams don't have a lot of give. Also, I must say that Backcountry has insanely fast shipping, and the customer service is spectacular!
November 5, 2017
Stretches out in a year
I'm really torn on these pants. The initial fit is fabulous, and they look quite presentable for being athletic pants, stretchy for climbing, and sleek for citywear. They were one of two pants I wore dirtbagging, and one year later the waist and pockets have stretched out 8 sizes too big and are baggy to the point that they're too large to even wear with a belt. The pocket buttons start to fall off a month or two in. I'd expect more durability from prana. If you have a full closet and rotate these in occasionally, they're excellent. If you wear them every day, you'll have to buy a new pair every couple of months.
October 31, 2017
Love them! They fit great. True to size. Very comfortable to wear
October 23, 2017
they fit alright
I bought a 0 since most outdoor pants run really large. I am 5'4, and almost 110 lbs. Waist is big, and doesn't seem to be able to tighten without a belt. The thighs fit great but calves feel a bit tight, and I have pretty skinny calves. This leads to really wrinkly fabric around the knees, and it looks weird... maybe I am just being too self conscious :) But it works great at climbing. Could be a little more stretchy though.
September 19, 2017
Meme Pant Rocks
This is a great pant. My husband and I are going to Scotland in October and I bought these pants with the intention of layering long underwear underneath. As a major gear head and fashionista, I couldn't stand the idea of giving up fashion OR comfort. These pants fit the bill. I have loads of ski gear but nothing for cold weather hiking. I haven't worn them yet, but I have certainly tried them on. I would say that I have a slightly narrow-average body type. My hips aren't very wide but I have a booty. All these details are shared to let others with similar body types know that this pant fits me great. It is also a pant that stretches and allows for range of movement. I think the Meme pant looks great and I can't wait to try them out soon! Prana is a favorite brand of mine... can't recommend highly enough.
Joseph and Anne Henley Rowe
August 31, 2017
My sister loves them.
Gave this as a gift to my sister. She absolutely loves them! Fits and looks great.
January 29, 2019
What is the inseam on these
January 31, 2019
December 8, 2017
Will there be more size 0’s available in the future?
September 25, 2015
Is there no size 0 option at all?
September 25, 2015
Bridget, Prana does make a size 0 for this pant but unfortunately we haven't ordered any. Shoot me an email anytime you have questions! Jared D. Expert Gearhead 801.736.4336 email@example.com
September 4, 2015
Does anyone know if this (2015) season's Meme pant still has the seam across the top of the lower thigh? It looks that way from the picture, but I am hoping they've loosened the seam or somehow made it more stretchy like the rest of the pant. I loved the fit of last year's but couldn't move as much as I wanted in it because the seam restricted the stretchiness of the material.
September 8, 2015
The seam is still on these pants in the same spot but they still offer a ton of stretch in the material.