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Prana Stretch Zion Short - Men's

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    You do it all.

    Of course, the prAna Stretch Zion Men's Short would prefer to spend the summer navigating slot canyons and working on bouldering problems, but like you, it'll also welcome some day-time hefeweizens along with lunch with friends in the city. Its four-way stretch fabric delivers mobility and quick-drying comfort to handle crowded sidewalks and bustling national parks alike, while abrasion-resistant nylon withstands the abuse the comes with long rocky scrambles and brushy approaches through the brambles. Then, the ventilated free range gusset brings an envious level of breathable comfort through hotter days, and the mesh pockets pockets offer lightweight storage for your maps, wallet, keys, and snacks.

    • Adventure-ready short built to accompany you in versatile comfort
    • Stretchy nylon fabric offers blend of flexibility and durability
    • Fabric wicks moisture to prevent being bogged down with sweat
    • Regular fit and inseam gusset keep your range of motion natural
    • Integrated belt locks down the fit just the way you like it
    • Cargo pockets provide ample storage for smaller essentials
    • Item #PRA00M1

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Stretch Zion Fabric (97% nylon, 3% spandex)
    Fit
    standard
    Inseam
    10in, 12in
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 cargo, 2 back
    Gusseted Crotch
    yes
    Recommended Use
    casual, climbing, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Great shorts with fault

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Overall a 5 star. Superior comfort, roomy, and stylish. The front pockets keep my belongings in and I like the the included belt. I'm giving these a 5 even though the small side zipper never opened on the cargo pocket. The top zipper is all I need, but it would be nice to have the small zipper working.

    Famous For A Reason

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    prAna has been making some real strides lately in the clothing industry as the name Stretch Zion has become synonymous with popularity among us outdoorsy types. The short is a very well made outdoor option with stretchiness as claimed and quick drying material. The sizing is pretty close to normal at the waist and a bit smaller in the leg holes. Super versatile short for skinnier builds.

    Best Shorts ever

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I now will only wear these shorts. I have 4 pair.

    I am happy to hear how much you love these! I pretty much only purchase Prana now too as they make the best bottoms. Let me know if you ever have any troubles with the shorts down the rode. - Sean Arruabarrena: 801-204-4679

    Bombdigity

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My goto big hike or backpack shorts. Tried to wear out my first pair. Failed....so I bought another. These shorts take beating after beating and still show hardly any signs of wear. From multi day Sierra Nevada backpacking to desert scrub these shorts stay comfy, dry uber fast and refuse to tear or stain.

    My 4th pair (5th is on order)

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love these shorts, and wear the brand/style at least 5 days a week during the spring and summer. I've always worn the 12in inseam. I finally got smart and ordered the 10inch (I'm 5'9"), and then I immediately ordered a second pair. I do have pretty sturdy and thick legs, and feel most comfortable in a 33inch waist. I ordered these in 33, but returned them for 34. With the cinch-down ability of these shorts, I highly recommend stepping up a size if you're on the edge of sizing. The return/exchange with backcountry was simple and quick. And after my last order, I actually got an email AND a personal call from Backcountry to thank me, and let me know that if I ever had any gear questions, to reach out to them. Nice touch, Backcountry.

    Nearly Perfect!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32x12 and 33x12
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 188lbs

    I have 32x12 and 33x12 in two different colors. My waist is 32 and one pair is snug while the other is slightly baggy. Both are cool with me, just two different fits.
    Use: Indoor climbing (so far) and everyday wear.
    Pros:
    Awesome material, stretchy but durable feeling.
    Love the built in belt so I don't have to feel another belt under a harness.
    Super comfy...I feel like I'm wearing pjs all day.
    Cons:
    Very minor pilling after climbing indoors after 1 session. So far I think they'll hold up, but I'll keep an eye out.

    Prana Stretch Zion Short

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    Excellent shorts - light, comfortable and stretchy. I've never had any bad products from Prana, and this one has the high quality I've come to expect from them. Plus, they were on sale at Backcountry!

    Excellent shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32x10
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    These are great shorts for temperatures ranging from 50-85. These shorts are not my first choice cnce the weather gets hot (Sierra Nevada Foothill hot), above 95F. Then again, much is comfortable above 95F.

    The shorts fit well and the stretch is a nice addition. Integrated built works really well and is much less bulky than my standard leather belt. These are now my go-to spring/fall shorts. Highly recommended. 10" length is just about right for my height.

    Unreal Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32x32
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I have 3 pair of the Stretch Zion pants and I absolutely love them, so I figured i'd give the shorts a go and they were just as great as I knew they would be. So comfortable, great stretch fit, love the built in belt, and they fit super true to size. Overall everything that I always expect from Prana because they make such great apparel, give them a shot you will not be disappointed!

    Great Everyday Short

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Got these for my boyfriend who loves them - he is about 5'10'' and the 33x10 fit perfectly. Wears them mostly to hike, but also wears to work and can be dressed up with a nice shirt. Breathable and light too, very comfortable.

    Comfortable all purpose short!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32
    • Height: 6'1"

    These shorts are great. Whether its hiking and climbing or just a stroll through town these shorts hold up and look great. Fabric is quick drying and stretches with you for extreme comfort all day. Also the adjustable waistband has been holding up nicely.

    Worth Every Penny!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 31
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Light weight. Dry quickly. Cool and breezy. Move with you without losing shape. Durable. Great color selection. Can cinch the waist if need be. Pockets every where!

    Comfortable

    • Size Bought: 38x12
    • Height: 6'9"
    • Weight: 220lbs

    These shorts are great. Extremely durable with a great feel. Non restrictive and the built in belt seems to hold up well. Wont sag and they have a great length to them

    Great Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    Very comfortable. They work great for hiking, travel or casual wear. Fit true to size to slightly large.

    Absolutely the Best!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    These are by far the most incredible pants I have ever owned. They are comfortable and breathable. I wear them all the time.

    Simply Great!

    • Fit: True to size

    In this day and age it's difficult to find well construted items, these buck that trend. These shorts are very well crafted, durable, comfortable and stylish. Great product just buy them you will like!

    Unanswered Question

    I've got a pair of Larges from an earlier version. What size corresponds well to that? I wear a 34 - 36 depending on the pants (there is lots of variation these days).

    Unanswered Question

    color?
    I ordered a pair in the indigo color and they look just like the blue ridge color from the photo. Are there two colors of blue, because mine are not indigo?

    I love my size medium Zions, and they fit perfectly, but now they've gone to numerical sizing....do I want a 32 or 33 waist in the new regime?

    I have the Prana Stretch Zion pants (love em) in small and they're still a little big, have to cinch the belt a little. I normally wear 30x30 pants, just wanted to know if the XS shorts would be TOO small. Any ideas?

    Are any of the pockets zippered and if so, which ones? Is the belt removable?

    The left side pocket is zippered (twice, actually, one facing up and one facing front - which is handy depending on if you are sitting or standing). The belt is not removable but it's very small and only shows in the front. Completely unobtrusive.

    Can someone help me figure out my size,...

    Can someone help me figure out my size, please? I wear the Prana Axiom jean in size 34 waist and 34 inseam. Some folks say these run large and some say these Zion shorts run small...



    Can someone help me out? Do I need a Medium or a Large?



    Thanks!!

    Kurt. Another Kurt here. I wear the Axiom 34 x 34 and the Theorem 34 x34. I have two pair of the Zion shorts, and both are Large. Fit the same as the 34 x 34 jeans. Measured the waist band with a tape measure, and they were identical +/- 0.25".

    Unanswered Question

    Just received a pair in Medium (my waist...

    Just received a pair in Medium (my waist measures 33in over my underwear) and they are clearly too big. I can fit 2-3 finger widths in between but I can make them fit with the nifty built in belt. Is it worth exchanging for the a Small? The sizing chart shows a two inch difference in the waist. If it matters the Prana Mojo Mediums I ordered fit me perfectly. Thanks!

    I wear a 28-29 short/jean. Will the small...

    I wear a 28-29 short/jean. Will the small fit me? It's SO hard finding climbing clothing for my size!

    Best Answer

    Mrwp269247,

    I know your pain.

    I too have problems not just with climbing clothing, but with basically all clothing, as my waist sits right at that 28-29in mark.

    That being said, I would go with the XS, I think the S would still be a bit too large for your waist, and you would probably have issues with the fit, as well as making them stay on while on the wall.

    I've included a size chart I found on prAna's website, and according to them, you want to take your waist measurement and subtract 2" from that to determine what "prAna size" to get.

    I notice that BC doesn't have any of that size in stock currently, so I would recommend chatting with a gear rep to see if they can find out when they will be receiving more sizes of the XS, if you do decide to go that route.

    Good luck, hope this helps.

    Mrwp269247, 
I know your pain.
I too have problems not just with climbing clothing, but with basically all clothing, as my waist sits right at that 28-29in mark. 
That being said, I would go with the XS, I think the S would still be a bit too large for your waist, and you would probably have issues with the fit, as well as making them stay on while on the wall.
I've included a size chart I found on prAna's website, and according to them, you want to take your waist measurement and subtract 2" from that to determine what "prAna size" to get.
I notice that BC doesn't have any of that size in stock currently, so I would recommend chatting with a gear rep to see if they can find out when they will be receiving more sizes of the XS, if you do decide to go that route.
Good luck, hope this helps.

    How true to sizing are these? I wear 31's...

    How true to sizing are these? I wear 31's in most shorts/pants. The sizing chart shows S to be 30" whereas M is 32-33". Obviously, I fall in between. Don't want too baggy but I don't want my range of motion restricted either. Any help would be appreciated.

    I wear a size 38" or XL in Kuhl, Outdoor Research,Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia. I just bought a pair of these in XL and although they fit, they're tighter than all others I have. I'm going to exchange for an XXL or more likely O.R. Ferrosi shorts which fit perfectly at XL.

    Hey David,



    Even the if medium is a bit loose, these have an integrated belt that will allow you cinch down the short to whatever size you need, without looking weird. I have these shorts/pants and it's all I wear year round. I love them. You won't be dissapointed.

    What is the color like on the charcoal? ...

    What is the color like on the charcoal? This site shows a black color, another site shows a lighter gray color. Thanks for any responses.

    I have a pair, they like Matt says, they are Not black but a darker grey. It's actually a cool color, just picked up a 2nd pair. But definitely Not black, very dark grey. Would love to see-em in Black too. Great shorts, awesome shorts.

    I have a pair, they like Matt says, they are Not black but a darker grey. It's actually a cool color, just picked up a 2nd pair. But definitely Not black, very dark grey. Would love to see-em in Black too. Great shorts, awesome shorts.

    They are a darkish grey. Here is the color on the pants version. Same shade though. It seems a bit lighter than it normally is because of the lighting. Sorry, I'm a lousy photographer. Hope this helps though .

    They are a darkish grey. Here is the color on the pants version. Same shade though. It seems a bit lighter than it normally is because of the lighting. Sorry, I'm a lousy photographer. Hope this helps though .