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Prana Tess Short - Women's

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    Who's really gonna notice?

    Sure, you wore the Prana Women's Tess Shorts yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that, but why mess up a good thing? The soft, slightly stretchy organic cotton is so comfy that, yup, you're going to pull them on again today. Hmm, they seem a bit tighter than you remember. Oh, you seem to have left half a candy bar in one of the back pockets, your wallet in the front right pocket, and laundry quarters in the left pocket—don't even bother with a purse today.

    • Casual shorts you'll wear everyday of the summer
    • Soft organic cotton is comfortable all day long
    • Pockets stash your wallet or a surprise snack
    • Flattering low rise fit
    • Item #PRA017A

    Tech Specs

    Material
    97% organic cotton, 3% spandex
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    short
    Inseam
    12.7in
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 back
    Waist
    belt loops
    Recommended Use
    casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Comfy Short

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Slate Green
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    I purchased these as part of a wedding gift for my sister and she absolutely loves them. She has confirmed these are now her go to hiking shorts. Comfortable fit, cute design, well made. Overall they were a hit!

    Staple piece

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: size 6
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    Bought these for my girlfriend and this is what she had to say: "these shorts are amazing! I have the hardest time finding shorts that fit my thighs and my waist (small waist, big thighs). These shorts do the trick and I definitely will be wearing them all summer. Pockets are a nice size. Prana has a real knack for making clothes for athletically bodied women."

    comfy shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 6
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    These shorts are a comfy, modest short to wear after work and on weekends for just hanging out, garden chores and for easy walks with the dog. My weight fluctuates from 140-150 lbs throughout the year. When 140lbs I wear a 4 and when 150lbs I wear a 6 from Prana. I bought the size 6, 5 inch inseam and they are perfect. I think on my lower weight they will still be fine, maybe a little loose but that's ok with me. I line-dry my clothes and have noticed these shorts dry much faster than my denim shorts so I think they will make good hiking shorts, although not a "quick-dry" clingy material. The back pocket is big enough for my iPhone 7 to slip in when roaming around the house and on dog walks. I purchased the putty gray color and it coordinates well with my summery bright colored tops.

    These are comfy and fit perfect

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 2
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 118lbs

    I have been looking for white shorts that fit, are comfy and aren't see through...Prana Tess are it. I'm 5'5 118lbs, no hips/butt, short waisted and long legs. Love the shorts b/c they check all my boxes :). As par Prana, their Tess shorts run a bit big and stretch so, size down. Also, they are great for any shape b/c they stretch...straight or curvy figure, either will love these shorts. Also, forgot to mention that they are a relaxed fit. So, looser than Prana Hallena short - which I consider to be more fitted. So, go buy these Prana Tess shorts..you won't regret it.

    These are comfy and fit perfect

    Fave Prana shorts!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    These shorts are so comfortable, the organic cotton stretchy fabric from Prana that I know and love, I can wear these every day! They fit true to size for my other Prana items and I plan to buy another color because I love them so much! The length is perfect too, not too short and definitely not too long.

    Great casual short

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 2
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    These were given as a gift and the review is:

    "These are a great casual short for wearing around town. They're soft and comfortable but don't have much stretch. I got these in a 2 and that's the size I normally wear in Prana, thought I'm a 4 in other brands"

    Great short!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Size 4
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    I love these. I tried these on a whim and i've been super happy with them. They are a hike short that doubles as a casual around town short. They are super durable, comfortable and fit really well! I'll be buying more in other colors! also a great length. hit a little above mid thigh and dont bunch up at all.

    Runs a little small in the legs

      Ahhh!! I wanted to keep these so badly because they were such a nice color and length. They also had nice, quality material that felt good when worn. The waist and seat fit true to size, but the legs were just too tight for my taste.

      Love the shorts!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Love these shorts. I wear them as my walking shorts. Very comfortable. They do not ride up the inner thigh. They wash and wear!! They can be casual or dressy with heels.

      New favorite

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 2
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 125lbs

      They fit and look great! The rise is perfect, they don't gap in the back. Length is good. Sadly they fit way better than the Patagonia stretch all-wear shorts which I have to send back.

      Tried and True

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 2
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 130lbs

      I live in my Tess shorts during the summer! Great length and flattering fit, not to mention awesome color selection. I have them in 'gravel', but plan on purchasing more! Material has a nice stretch, great for an active body: I enjoy climbing in them and do not feel restricted whatsoever.

      Prana love

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 10 (normally 8)

      Wife loves the whole Prana line. She has a great hourglass shape and sizes up so the sit lower on her hips, but loves the weight and feel of everything they make. I think I may have created a monster, but hey...if she loves them, I love them. Doesn't hurt I love all of the Prana gear I have as well.

      Happy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 2
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 125lbs

      I bought the grey pair on Backcountry after my denim pair have become my favorite pair of shorts. At first, I thought they were going to be a little tight, but a friend told me to just wear them and they did indeed stretch out and were very comfortable after maybe 10 minutes. I'm very happy with them! They are long enough to wear to work (I'm a high school PE teacher), and comfortable enough for me to go from the classroom to the gym.

      Great Shorts!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Size 10
      • Height: 6'
      • Weight: 155lbs

      Very comfortable shorts for around town or for light to medium hiking! Lightly stretchy and great length on the thigh. Fit runs true to size.