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Stretch Zion Short - Men's

#218591 | 23 available

Reg: $68.95 - $69.95, SALE From $49.96

 
 
 
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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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4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (18)
  • Breathable (15)
  • High-quality material and stitching (15)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Dries quickly (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (13)
  • Travel (13)
  • Backpacking (12)
  • Camping (11)
  • Running/hiking (8)
    • Waist:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (9), Avid adventurer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

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.

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5.0

Greatest shorts ever.

By Gingermonkey

from Louisville, ky

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Camping
    • Casual Wear

    I'm usually between a 30 or a 32 waistline depending on manufacturer. I bought the Mediums and they seemed enormous. Returned them with No Hassle from MG for a pair of Smalls and they fit perfect.

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

    Incredibly comfortable shorts

    By Chelan Dan

    from Chelan, WA

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Casual Wear
      • Running/Hiking
      • Travel
      • Work In Hot Weather

      These shorts are the most comfortable shorts I've ever owned. In very hot weather the are very breathable and stay fairly cool. The quality of the materials and construction make them usable for tough jobs. The belt cinch is super convenient and eliminates the need for a belt. I purchased 4 pairs of Zion shorts to wear to work a play all summer long.

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

      Completely Satisfied

      By The Dude

      from Orange County, CA

      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

        The shorts are comfortable, well-made and arrived hassle-free.

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

        A Truly All-Purpose Shorts

        By Strong Plum

        from Seattle, WA

        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
          • Climbing
          • Climbingbouldering
          • Running/Hiking
          • Travel

          I use these shorts mostly for (indoor) bouldering but clearly great for outdoor bouldering, hiking and all manner of outdoor activity particularly in the spring/summer months here in the PNW. Either I am getting skinnier but the small size, which I understood to be equivalent to 30 did seem a tad big. Fortunately, the cinch belt gets it closer to my waist size.

          It's very comfortable and looks great to wear casually (not on any rocks or trails). It's the perfect short combining function and style.

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

          I own how many pairs of these??!?

          By TheBoot

          from SoCal

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Camping
            • Casual Wear
            • Climbing And Cycling
            • Climbing Cycling
            • Travel

            This will be my.....6th pair of these shorts. Some might say I have a problem. An obsession maybe? They might be right. I'm OK with that. These shorts are pretty much perfect and I own several colors. They are light weight, stretchy and durable. They have 5 pockets. They shed light water splashes and dry super quick when they get wet. They pack up very compact for travel. I have put my older pairs through a lot of abuse rock climbing, mountain biking, multi-day bicycle touring, casual wear, gym, yoga and travel. They look great. Even 3 years later my oldest most abused pair are still holding up and look fine, just a little weathered from all the washing. Heck, I'm wearing them now. My only warning is this: once you own these shorts, all others will seem sub par. I have tried to stray away to other brands/types but my shorts wardrobe is now almost exclusively stretch zion. They are a little pricey, but the quality product you get is very much worth it.

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

            buying more shorts cuz they are the best

            By MOHusker

            from Missouri Ozarks

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • High-Quality Material and Stitching
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              The most comfortable shorts I have ever worn.

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

              prAna - Stretch Zion Short - Men's

              By roadrunner

              from ky

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Running/Hiking
                • Travel

                Great pair of shorts. Just ordered two more pairs

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

                Great Shorts!

                By Monster

                from Honolulu, HI

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Travel

                  I use the shorts for casual wear at home or out and about. They are so comfortable!

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

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