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Stretch Zion Convertible Pant

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.

  • Convertible pant designed for climbing and hiking in most weather
  • Stretch Zion fabric dries quickly, resists moisture and abrasion
  • Gusseted fit ensures freedom of movement
  • Zip-off off legs convert pant into shorts
  • Item #PRA00M8

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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>Rating: 4

Pros and cons for hiking.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
33 x 32
Weight
180 lbs

I have been wearing REI zipoffs for years, but this year I decided to go for something with more durability. I bought a pair of Kuhl zipoffs in April. Big mistake. They pretty much disintegrated by the end of July after approx 25 days of backpacking. Returned them and bought these Pranas. Can't comment on durability since I have only worn a re days, but I have a few other observations: Fabric has good amount of stretch, which is nice. I appreciate the 33 inch waist (which spares me cramming into a 32" pair or having a 34" drooping off my backside. The cargo pockets are really low on the legs compared to any other pannts I have worn. Also the shorts portion is really, really long compared to other convertibles -- pretty much covering my kneecaps. I realize the low pockets are needed to make room for a climbing harness and in order to drop the cargo pockets, the designers needed to make the shorts longer; but this is definitely not optimal for hiking on hot days -- i.e. the long shorts really cut down on air circulation above the knee. There are a few tiny air holes in the crotch, but I don't think these really help much with cooling. Final downside, which is pretty huge for hikers is that the lower legs don't have side zippers to allow one to remove them while wearing boots. Also the zippers and pulls are quite small which makes them kind of tough to zip on (i.e. to get get both sides of the zipper engaged so you can start zipping).

>Rating: 5

Great for first outdoor pants purchase

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
32x34
Height
6` 0"
Weight
160 lbs

I found these on sale and ended up buying them. Great, comfy pair of pants. I like the low-key belts built-in and all the pockets. They are true to being water-resistant(spilled on myself a couple of times) and the zip offs work well! Pockets on the side of the legs don't quite fit a newer phone so beware of that if you want your phone secured but have a larger phone. Although it fits with an iPhone 8, it is a tight fit and I'm a bit worried that it will break the zipper after extended use. I feel confident climbing in these pants in that they won't rip as easily in the crotch area. The only room for improvement I would suggest is moving the small belt buckle more to the right side so that it doesn't interfere as much with a climbing harness.

>Rating: 5

Super comfy

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
35x32

First off, I love these pants, which is a bit of a surprise. I am very picky when it comes to the feel of any fabric that touches my skin. These pants have the feel of well worn jeans or your favorite sweatshirt. I am hardcore on my clothing when I’m out in nature. I’ve scrambled over rocks, low crawled through underbrush, crawled on hands and knees to get pictures, and sludged through ankle and calf deep mud in the middle of a down pour in these pants. So far so good. I was a little fearful that where the zipper is would rub on my skin and irritate me, but it hasn’t. The ability to remove the lower portion of my pants has been invaluable when I’m covered in mud or the sun comes out and I’m getting toasty.

First
>Rating: 5

Versatile

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
33x34
Height
6` 3"
Weight
180 lbs

I own many Prana pants but needed the convertible pants post knee surgery. Helped with accessing my brace and icing without taking off the pants.

>Rating: 5

Awesome Shants 1200 miles on them

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
31×30
Height
5` 11"
Weight
170 lbs

Great, comfortable, durable, convenient, easy zip on and off and slide over shoes. Double zippered side pockets are very helpful for quick access standing or sitting. Get a little shorter so they dont sag around your shoes when you have the zippers half zipped which is the way I prefer to wear them unless real cold. My original size was 32x32 then I chose a 31x30 for that reason.

>Rating: 3

Frustration at its finest!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
33x32
Height
5` 9"
Weight
165 lbs

I purchased these Prana convertible pants with the intent of losing the lower half when needed, but zipping them back on when the temps start to drop. Great in theory, but I couldn't get the damn lowers back on while I was wearing the shorts. I had to take them off and then zip them back on. I would say these pants frustrated me to the point I doubt I will unzip while out and about. I will either wear them as shorts or wear them as pants. I think the zipper design could be a bit easier? No, I'm not mentally or physically challenged either.

>Rating: 5

runs a bit big in waist

Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
30x32
Height
5` 10"
Weight
130 lbs

Im exchanging for smaller size as I bought waist 30 (Im a 28/30 waist, 130 lbs woman). 32 works for my 5'10 frame but 34 length might have been better but sold out.

>Rating: 5

My Favorites

Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 11"
Weight
160 lbs

These are my favorite pants for hiking and casual wear. They're super comfortable and breath really well.

>Rating: 5

The Best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
140 lbs

I use this for summit fever and outdoor concerts. Keeps me super dry, looks nice and can be worn in comfort where ever needed. Bonus, start the day on a cold summit in pants, end the day with chicken legs in shorts. Pros: Just get them. They won't rip on rocks while you're climbing, you can wear them to a cold outdoor event. Cons: None.

>Rating: 1

Great pants but Backcountry fail

I have a pair and use them frequently. In December I ordered another pair for a three week trek in Europe since they were an AWESOME price. Got a shipping notice the next day but every time I checked the tracking info it showed that UPS still had not taken the package. I called 5 days after placing the order and was told it would ship that day. Next day...still not in UPS hands. It was getting close to my departure so I called again . The rep, who was great by the way, checked into it and said the package was lost. There were no more in my color or size. Backcountry did not offer a rain check on the price. Bought them at REI day before I left at regular price Total fail on Backcountry’s part in my opinion.

Backcountry is no longer the company they used to be. In December they did the same exact thing to me twice!

>Rating: 5

Best. Pant. Ever.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
32x32
Height
5` 10"
Weight
170 lbs

Ok so I've been on this quest for the perfect pant that stretches but doesn't look stretchy for feel too light and this is the one...these pants have the balance that others miss and, and, and, they stay stretchy without losing their fit and falling down all the time....which is what happens with lot's of the other brands. As an added bonus, they will make you the talk of the office, trail, gym, or beach, as everybody will stop you and want to know what type of ants they are and where you got them. Step up....buy these pants now!

Ok
>Rating: 5

Great

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 9"
Weight
171 lbs

These pants were perfect for hitting the canyon at buckhorn wash in the San Rafael Swell. They dried really quickly and weren't too heavy even when soaked. Will definitely be adding more to my drawer

>Rating: 2

Runs large now

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
33x34
Height
6` 1"
Weight
185 lbs

33x34 has been my go to size in these pants for years with no issue. This latest pair are wwwaaayyy too big now, and I know for a fact that I'm not getting smaller. These new ones fit like 34x36 instead of 33x34. Come on Prana! You're better than that. Going to return for a smaller size.

>Rating: 1

Had to return!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large

Omg the leg opening is soooooooooo wide. Needed for Rae Lakes but give me a break. I could fit 2 legs in one pant leg!

>Rating: 5

The most versatile versatility

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
34
Height
5` 6"
Weight
185 lbs

I was on the fence for a long time for these pants, Ive never been a fan of the convertibles. I finally took the plunge and was glad I did! These are super durable, lightweight and breathable. They dry fast when they get wet and are really durable. Would definitely buy again!

>Rating: 5

Favorite Pants Ever

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

I wear these pants for all of my outdoor adventures from backpacking the wind rivers to rock climbing in the desert. I love the convertible feature for days that turn from cold to warm really fast, because you can go from pants to shorts so easily. They also give you the perfect amount of stretch and movement for big moves while climbing. I highly recommend these pants.

>Rating: 5

killer pants

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 8"
Weight
165 lbs

these pants rock. I wear them all the time from work to the climbing gym they look great. If you have any questions, hit me at 801-523-4075 or email me at borloski@backcountry.com.

>Rating: 5

Best Pants Ever

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I needed a new pair of convertibles for backpacking. Just did 5 days on the AT and these pants were awesome. So glad I bought them. After reading reviews I was nervous they would not fit but the fit was just fine. Big Toe

>Rating: 5

Great pants!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
30W 32L
Height
5` 7"
Weight
165 lbs

These pants rank right up there with the best pants I have owned. Fit great and super comfortable.

>Rating: 5

Highly recommended

Spent a lot of time over the last few years in the mountains on various rock. Zion’s have held up in every way. I don’t hike in anything else.

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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?

>Rating:

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

Hey Benjamin - These Stretch Zion pants have a UPF 50+ rating. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions. - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

>Rating:

How much do these typically weigh?

Mine weigh 16.24 ounces and I am a size medium 32"

>Rating:

What is the inseam length when zipped off...

What is the inseam length when zipped off into shorts?

Anthony, The prAna Stretch Zion Convertible Pant has a 12" inseam when they are converted into shorts.

^Thank You!

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

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

it refers to 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.

thanks for the feedback. wish BC carried the 34s. just gave my dad the 32s i bought because they fit too short. though as terran mentioned, the M waist fits loose and wasn't a problem.

I agree. It's a bummer that pretty much all of backcountry's pants are a 32" inseam. What about the guys who wear a 30x34? I guess there's few of us. I'd be cool with a little looser waist, but you can't pull off pants that are too short.

>Rating:

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

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.