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Stretch Zion 12in Short II - Men's

2 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
$41.22 - $74.95
Up to 45% off
Color:Dark Iron


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Why We Like The Stretch Zion 12in Short II

Named after a National Park near and dear to our Utah-born hearts, the Stretch Zion Short II is back and ready for more desert adventures. These popular shorts were given a few upgrades, starting with the earth-friendly ReZion fabric. The stretch, airflow, and durability we love stay the same, and recycled threads make this evolution green as can be.


  • Famous adventure shorts with a new earth-friendly upgrade
  • ReZion performance fabric includes recycled materials in production
  • Nylon construction boosts durability for climbs and hikes
  • Integrated belt dials in the best fit for the day's agenda
  • Ventilated gusset for added airflow in key areas
  • UPF 50+ sun protection repels solar rays to protect the skin
  • Newly added zippered pocket with key clip to secure small essentials
  • Item #PRAZ9TE
Responsible Collection
Bluesign Approved, Recycled/Repurposed
ReZion (95% recycled nylon, 5% elastane)
2 hand, 1 zippered coin, 1 zippered cargo, 1 back, 1 zippered back
integrated webbing belt
Gusseted Crotch
UPF Rating
Claimed Weight
[size 32] 10oz
casual, hiking, climb
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

2 based on 8 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 0 reviews

Fits True To Size

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2 out of 5 stars

June 5, 2023

If it Ain't Broke, Don't fix it!

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 9"

Prana, what were you thinking!? The original Stretch Zion line was already perfect. Why did you take a great selling and well loved line and change it, and especially cheapen it. Bring back the OG Zions, or else!

2 out of 5 stars

May 28, 2023

The changes weren't for the better

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
5' 9"

I have the exact same shorts from several years ago (Zion 28X10) and they fit perfect. These - they feel different, they are smaller, tighter, and the button is a bit strange to button. Sadly will return, as they aren't what I know and love and just not comfortable.

ita5351091 i
1 out of 5 stars

April 25, 2023

Read below…

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 7"

Like everyone else has said material now seems cheaper and the button change was a bad idea.. have 11 other prana shorts/pants and the new design and change seems cheap and disappointing..

Johnny H
2 out of 5 stars

September 9, 2022

Will never buy Prana with new button

I hope Prana reads this. I have 15 pairs of prana pants and shorts and love them all. Just got these shorts with this new plastic button and I hate them. Very disappointing that Prana took something that was so good and ruined it. Yes it is so bad that if they don't go back to the original button I will never buy Prana again.

brup798531 b
1 out of 5 stars

July 23, 2022

Terrible button

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
6' 3"

Button pinches whenever I sit down. Cannot get them to fit comfortably. Material has pilled and just feels pretty cheap. Disappointing for expensive shorts, especially as the first version was so good.

George S
1 out of 5 stars

July 13, 2022

These are nothing like the old Zions

These are terrible. The button is awful. The fit is wrong. I am VERY disappointed because the previous Zion shorts are my favorite and I have them in 5 colors. I am returning these and looking elsewhere for shorts.

Janice C
4 out of 5 stars

July 8, 2022

Love the features & cut, but...

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
5' 10"

I love the Prana Zion II features and fit, and I have some slim-fit Zion II pants that I wear all the time. However, this specific pair (Zion II w/ 12in inseam) is definitely on the long side for shorts. For me, they go well past my knees. The photos on the product page as of July 2022 are actually for the 8 inch inseam, so be careful that you actually want a 12 inch inseam before you order that version! The waist fits the same as my Zion II pants, for what its worth, and the built-in belt is such a nice feature. 35 is just slightly loose on me, so the belt is handy, while 34 fits nicely but is a little too tight when I sit.

swr4101572375 s
3 out of 5 stars

July 5, 2022

Looser fit than previous years

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:

I'm usually between a 32 and 33 in Prana. Bought 33 this time and they're too big in the waist and butt. I have Zion pants from a few years back in 33 that fit very good and aren't as stretchy. So...size down if you're between sizes.

Sam W