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Stretch Zion Short - Men's

#218591 | 90 available

Reg: $70.00, SALE From $49.97

 
 
 
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Smooth and supple, the Stretch Zion short from prAna will be your instant new favorite for day hikes or playing out at the local climbing wall.

Cut just above the knee, these shorts let you move however you want with a ventilated inseam gusset, a streamlined, adjustable waistband, and stretchy, Spandex-infused fabric.

 

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4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Breathable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Dries quickly (7)
  • High-quality material and stitching (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (6)
    • Camping (6)
    • Casual wear (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Climbing (3)
      • Waist:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        75% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        100% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    the best shorts, period.

    Zion shorts are expensive but they are the best, most versatile shorts I have seen. Stylish slim fit with subtle cargo pockets but the stretch fabric makes them as comfortable, but much nicer...Read complete review

    Zion shorts are expensive but they are the best, most versatile shorts I have seen. Stylish slim fit with subtle cargo pockets but the stretch fabric makes them as comfortable, but much nicer looking, than baggy cargos. They are great for travel due to versatility and they dry fast. The mesh pockets are good for drying fast if you wear them in the water but the velcro on my golf glove sticks to it and sometimes pulls the pocket inside out when I take my glove out of the pocket. The built-in belt is convenient but I can't adjust it with one hand. If you think that these negative points are pretty trivial, then you are right-- I own five pairs of these and love them. Look for off-seaaso sales.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great but sizing off

    These are standard stretch zion material, nylon with a fair bit of stretch. They allow lots of movement and dry quickly. Zippered pockets are good. Quality shorts, glad to have them, especially...Read complete review

    These are standard stretch zion material, nylon with a fair bit of stretch. They allow lots of movement and dry quickly. Zippered pockets are good. Quality shorts, glad to have them, especially on sale. Sizing of Prana continues to baffle me - I have a pair of stretch zion pants from 3-ish years ago, size medium, and they fit perfect. Bought another pair of stretch zion pants a year ago medium and they are HUGE, ridiculously baggy and I can barely cinch them down to fit me. So I order these stretch zion shorts in small, and they are STILL a little too big - Prana stop sizing your stuff for the average overweight American and go back to sizing for climbers, please.

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    More pockets please

    By Letsgobackpacking

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • High-Quality Material and Stitching
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Camping
      • Casual Wear
      • Running/Hiking
      • Travel

      So far I love these shorts. No pockets on right side of pants near knee. Might cause me to be a little off balance when I go backpacking. Hoping material will hold up better than my Kuhl Renegade shorts. Material is simiIar. (Nylon and Spandex) I am six two and about 215 lbs and the large size fits me great.

      • Waist:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellence

      By John Day archer

      from John Day, OR

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • High-Quality Material and Stitching
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Camping
        • Casual Wear

        Price and quality

        • Waist:
        • Feels true to size
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great shorts

        By Big Al

        from Sacramento, Ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • High-Quality Material and Stitching
        • Lightweight
        • Lots of pockets

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Camping
          • Casual Wear
          • Travel

          None

          • Waist:
          • Feels true to size
          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Comfortable and Stylish

          By Yash

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Small Pocket

          Best Uses

          • Camping
          • Climbing

          I bought these for climbing, but they're great as casual shorts for whatever.

          My only complaint is that the one zipped pocket is a little small. I like to bring a wallet/phone with me and it's a tight fit.

          • Waist:
          • Feels true to size
          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          basically perfect

          By jackx

          from lexington, ky

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Dries Quickly
          • High-Quality Material and Stitching
          • Lightweight
          • Lots of pockets

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Camping
            • Casual Wear
            • Running/Hiking
            • Travel

            these run big, i'm a pretty solid 31-33 medium, but the smalls fit perfect. just size down and you'll be happy.

            so easy to move in, comfy and look spiffy.

            you won't regret these!

            • Waist:
            • Feels too big
            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            new design

            By CP

            from Avon, CO

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Dries Quickly
            • High-Quality Material and Stitching
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Climbing
              • Travel

              Love the Zion stretch material. I was sad to see they removed the right leg pocket. That's where I kept my head lamp, extra bars, beanie or anything else I needed within reach while climbing. Now there's only one leg pocket on left side with 2 zippers that are almost too small to fit anything. The rear zipper pocket is no longer zippered and they added a rear pocket on the left buttocks. No use for me. Please return to the old design, it was way better. The zippered leg pocket was perfect for traveling as you could secure wallet in a zippered pocket in front of your body. Much better to prevent pick pocket attempts.

              • Waist:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Good product overall

              By Summer hiker

              from Oklahoma City, OK

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Dries Quickly
              • High-Quality Material and Stitching
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Camping
                • Casual Wear
                • Running/Hiking
                • Travel

                I already owned two pairs of these shorts and they are my favorites. When they went on sale, I decided to stock up on some more. I am a fairly lean 6'1", 185 lbs, and the medium had fit me perfectly in the past. The new shorts I ordered though are a lot bigger around the waist. I never tuck in my shirt when I wear these shorts so I went ahead and kept them and just cinch them as tightly as they go, but it's obvious these are no longer made for an athletic fit. Too bad, but I suppose they are reaching for a broader audience.

                • Waist:
                • Feels too big
                • Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                go symmetrical prana

                By sastrugi

                from portland, oregon

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Dries Quickly
                • High-Quality Material and Stitching
                • Lightweight
                • Lots of pockets

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backpacking
                  • Mountaineering Skiing

                  I don't understand why these manufacturers have to keep reinventing the wheel every season. I have several pairs of stretch zion shorts from like 5 years ago and they have dual cargo pockets--very discreet, perfect material. Why on earth did they think that following the Euro-disco train was better and that they should have one pocket on the side, I cannot say. I have those too, but they feel weird--you've got to stack your cell phone and your wallet all on one side, whereas you could just have one on either side and the shorts wouldn't drag at you. Prana should remember this and ditch the attempt at eurostyling.

                  • Waist:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  My favorite shorts

                  By LEW

                  from The O.C.

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Built in belt
                  • Comfortable
                  • Not short shorts

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Awesome shorts that are super comfortable and lightweigt. The belt adjusts to how ever you like it. A little pricey, but worth it if you can find them for under $40.

                       
                      5.0

                      Fantastic shorts!

                      By Mark an active dad

                      from Chicago

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Awesome fit and fabric
                      • Great pockets for active

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Love the prana zion pants and shorts.

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