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Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pant - Men's

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    Shpants, ports, or whatever else.

    Whether you're moving up a sheer rock face, through a desert gulch, or between Delhi and Kathmandu, wear the Prana Men's Stretch Zion Convertible Pants for lightweight, non-restrictive comfort and versatile pants-to-shorts style. They're even treated with a DWR finish, so light rain or morning fog won't turn your legs into soggy messes.

    • Zion cotton blend fabric
    • DWR treatment
    • Convertible legs
    • Integrated belt
    • Hand, back, and cargo pockets
    • Ventilated inseam gusset
    • Item #PRA00M8

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Zion (97% nylon, 3% spandex), DWR treatment
    Fit
    regular
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 back, 2 cargo
    Waist
    integrated belt
    Gusseted Crotch
    yes
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Most comfy pants for most occassions

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 33 x 30

    So far I've used these for around-town errands, climbing, dog park visits, and jogs. I want to describe these as having a near-gym-shorts like feel but with serious construction. They are so comfortable.

    The construction is great. The only complaint I have is how they fit on the behind...but I suppose that's because of the gusset crotch construction (which has airholes for breathability)for comfort.

    There are 6 pockets. Two at the back, two at the sides, and two cargo. I was a bit disappointed with the cargo pockets...they're a bit tight and hard to get things in and out of. They have two zipper pockets for two-way access (Which is nice).

    Zip on and off easily. Once zipped off, the pants kinda hang like slim but semi-long skater shorts. Wish they were more above-knee.

    These pants are described as DWR coated (in this case Scotchgard). However, upon first usage...they wetted out pretty easily. So I applied another coat and now water droplets are beading like they're supposed to.

    The fitting is perfect. Not baggy. Waist is correct.

    Perfect Backpacking Pants

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium 30x34

    I tried a bunch, but stopped now. These stretch Zion convertible pants are all I wear outdoors while backpacking, hiking, camping, etc. They are heavy enough to be durable and so, so comfortable. A slight bit warm until I move just right to use the breathe holes in the crotch. I have two non-convertible pair for work. Very, very comfortable. Love the cargo pockets!

    Great for hiking and backpacking

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 30

    Just an all around really solid pant for getting out and moving. Love the stretch in them. They do run a little tight in the waist. I usually wear a 30 waist in all my pants but I probably should have gone with a 31 to add a little more room to move in the waist.

    My favorite pants!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 31"x32"

    I have been a fan of Prana for several years, especially the stretch Zion pants. I own several non-convertibles as well as another pair of convertibles n another color, and they are always the first ones I reach for whether I'm hiking, backpacking or climbing. They are the most comfortable pants, they move and stretch well, the DWR works great, and they wear well over time. the zippers are well-made and they let you "vent" your legs as well as removing them. Can't say enough good things about these pants-- oh yeah, they come in odd waist sizes for guys like me, where a 32" waist is too big and a 30" just a bit too snug; gotta love it!

    Amazed!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was already in love with the Prana Zion when I started looking for a convertible for a long trek. This one was a no-brainer. Once I found out I could get a zip version of my favorite pant I was stoked. I also really like that the zip is a little further down the leg than others I've tried. Very comfortable.

    Amazing pant

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32x32

    I love these pants. First of all they are quite comfortable and fit very nicely in all the right spots. They seem to not have any excess material anywhere on them. I love the crotch air vents and the multi-entrance  zipped cargo pockets. My favorite feature is probably the direction of the zip off legs. Each leg zips from the inside of the leg toward the outside of the knee. I found this useful when creating some even airflow in the leg, without having to zip them off completely. Once I did zip them off, I was pleased to have the lower legs slide off over my hiker shoes. Great, great pants.

    Great pant

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 31x32

    Fit well and the stretch was great for hiking. The only reason I can't give 4 of 5 stars is that while the legs have a good stretch, the waist does not. The pants fit me well on the waist while standing up right and hiking. When needing to bend over, for example setting up the tent, the waist didn't have much give and was a little uncomfortable. If you're on the edge of a size, be safe and go up.

    Everything I'd hoped for

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32x34

    I used these pants for a week of hiking in northern Sweden. I was immediately very impressed by how comfortable and stretchy they are when I got them. The built-in "belt" is very convenient and works great. And the fit is true to size (I'm 6'0 with long legs and a 32x34 is a relaxed fit). They kept me cool when it was warm, kept me warm when it was cold, and most importantly, kept me dry when it was wet. Throughout the week of hiking, I was forced to ford streams a foot deep or more, trudge through slush two feet deep, etc. so my boots and socks (and eventually gloves) were perpetually wet. But not these pants - they dried off super quickly! They were so good that I wore them and nothing else for the rest of my travels, and have been wearing them back at home for everyday use. The muck and dirt I got on them washed off easily, and they have no signs of wear. I really can't recommend them highly enough! (That reminds me, I need to pick up another pair.)

    Favorite pair of pants ever

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

    I wanted a pair of these pants months before I actually bought them, and I wasn't in the least disappointed when they arrived. If you climb, mountain bike, hike, or anything else in the woods these pants are for you. They stretch nicely and fit true to size. Not to mention they zip off into shorts. Wonderful all around pants, I highly recommend them!

    Prana Zion stretch convertible 28x30

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 28x30

    These pants are my goto pants when hiking. I've even used these pants so much as I even cut grass in them. They have repelled harsh rain and snow, deep snow had to be brushed off but that was okay. The pockets are awesome I can actually carry a pocket knife and it not dig into to me every which way. They do fit to size for me 5'6" 133lbs, I can fit an iPhone 4s in one thigh pocket and keys in another and be comfortable. The reasons I only give it four stars are these:

    1: the zippers are a pain in the ass to operate, this might be due to the fact of some type of water repellent used on them.

    2: they are a low cut pant, they sit below the belly button I always feel like I'm constantly hiking my pants up like a girl.

    3: shallow crotch area, probably due to use for rock climbing harness.

    4: the so called belt...sucks. It's smaller than a cat toy.

    Other than that I would totally recommend these pants and will be in the market for another pair, just need to decide which color I need :)

    Prana Zion stretch convertible 28x30

    Pranamazing

    • Size Bought: Medium

    I've read some reviews about these pants not holding up.....all pants are going to break down over time, I mean did your jeans knees ever blow out as a kid???? However, I've absolutely abused mine so far( sliding down shale cliffs, running through thorn bushes, been up to my waist in mud) and the only thing that I can physically see is a couple really tiny pulls in the fabric where one strand might have broke. The water resistance is still great, and to my surprise all the dirt I ground into them have come out, to the point where someone may ask on the trail if I just bought them. Breath ability on these things are wonderful, and there's a ton of pockets to store things. Add in a little feature that helps tighten the pants without a belt....I mean what more could you want...oh wait!
    There best feature, which i didn't think needed to be mentioned, is that they double up as shorts on the hottest days of summer or if you decide to go for a dip in them.

    Best Pants I ever owned

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

    These pants are a thing of magic. I wear them almost everyday if its in the office, on the trail, or even in bed. I have used them a couple of times on some trail work and got two huge sap stains on them. I put them in the sink with some oxygenated bleach and BAM! Brand new pants! They have the correct amount of stretch to them and don't feel to flimsy. The tension adjuster on them feels great. You don't even have to wear a belt just tighten them up when your playing and loosen them up when your relaxing. I would probably buy more pairs of these but I kind of want to see how long they will last me.

    Amazing pair of pants...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: S-32

    Comfortable, great texture and elasticity, the pockets have easy access zippers. It is not fire-resistant though, I made a hole on them after accidentally kneeling over some embers. I love them, I even use them in the cement jungle :)

    So far so Great

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: L 32

    I bought these a few months ago and so far they've lived up to the hype. When I wear them I sometimes forget I'm wearing them. These pants got me through the holiday rush in the shipping department. I've even taken them winter hiking and I didn't find them overly breezy. They do run a little loose at the waist but the cinch strap holds well.

    awesome pants, even more awesome company

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 32 - medium

    I ended up needing to exchange these pants for a larger size for my partner - but he loves them, i don't know if he's even washed them since i got the replacement size for him. Sturdy, stylish, practical, lightweight. i was afraid of the pants stretching after wearing them for a few days so i went for the medium size 32 for my 6 foot 1 inch 190lb partner... i ended up returning them for a 34 large which is the way he likes to wear his pants. Exchanging the item was easy! thanks backcountry!!

    Love em

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

    I own North Face convertibles & wasn't happy with hearing them tear a seam while up in the Uintahs. They didn't tear open but the noise indicated the start of the inner stitch tear. I bought them mainly cause sports authority only carried them & not PrAna which were what I wanted. The reviews on the Northface said they were 3rd best a little more durable yes very baggy which I didn't like. Got thePrAna much better pant. So much more comfortable that I wear them everywhere plus they look good & not overly baggy like the Northface. Then the real test I went hiking. They past with flying colors & no tearing. So comfortable. I never wear Northface pants anymore cause let's face it,why should I. These are my go to everything pants.

    Unanswered Question

    I bought a pair in the charcoal color, but the actual color is darker than pictured. I like the lighter, more faded look and I wonder if the dark color will fade over time, or does the color hold fast with this type of man-made fabric?

    Do these pants offer UPF protection? It's a deal-breaker!

    What is the inseam length when zipped off...

    What is the inseam length when zipped off into shorts?

    does the 32 in the size refer to the waist...

    does the 32 in the size refer to the waist of the inseam?

    As Alex said, the 32 does refer to the inseam. Those without a number listed have an inseam of 30 inches. prAna also makes them with a 34 inch inseam as well, but backcountry.com does not seem to carry them. The Sizing chart provided will give you a good idea as to what waist size (M, L, etc) should fit. I personally find that prAna clothing is a bit loose in waist, and I usually wear a size down from my normal in order to get a good active fit so I don't need a belt. This would be best determined by trying some stuff from them on though.



    I have a 33 in waist and a 34 in leg...

    I have a 33 in waist and a 34 in leg (inseam). It's very important that the leg of my pants is long enough. Is a large going to be long enough in the leg? or is there another brand that accommodates to us lanky fellows?

    Jesse

    Best Answer

    No, it will not be long enough. This pant comes in a 34" inseam available on Amazon or the PrAna website. I made the unfortunate mistake of thinking the 32" would be long enough for my lanky legs. It didn't work. That being said, these are some of the most comfortable pants I have ever owned. They stretch nicely and look good enough to wear everywhere. Great for hiking. I have a 31-32" waist and the M is a perfect fit. They also very long inseam for the shorts.