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The Prana Men's Stretch Zion Convertible Pant is a convertible hiking pant for ever-changing weather. The Stretch Zion Convertible is made with a nylon and spandex blend for lots of stretch and movement in the outdoors. The zip-off legs make it possible to get an early start in the chilly mornings and move right into the mid-day heat without skipping a beat. The cargo pockets on either side can handle plenty of snacks as you move along the trail. A durable water repellent finish prevents a light rain from soaking in and quick dry time keeps you comfortable. A non-bulky cinch belt in the hem holds them up right where you want them for the full day.
FEATURES of the Prana Men's Stretch Zion Convertible Pant
The original Stretch 'Zion' fabric with durable water repellent (DWR)
Quick dry stretch nylon performance fabric
Streamlined adjustable waistband
Ventilated inseam gusset
Zip-off legs to short length
Resistant to penetration by water but not entirely waterproof
Stretch fabrication extends, expands and contracts to move with you allowing for ultimate flexibility during any sport, activity or movement
Wrinkle-resistant clothing that you can simply take out of the bag, hang and wear. Made with fabric that has stretch and a light-weight feel
Water resistant, these products keep moisture on the fabric's surface making it easy for the sun and air to lift moisture out and promote evaporation
SPECIFICATIONS of the Prana Men's Stretch Zion Convertible Pant
These pants are your perfect companion for your next trip to the mountains. The quality of the material seems superior and the zippers are extremely easy to use. No fumbling or jamming of the zippers like other pants. Also, they respond very well to rain and don't get wet at all (light rain).I'm pretty slim and the pants don't look like a potato bag on me. Def front country stuff. :)
These are the best outdoor pants I have ever worn. They are durable and light enough to be used for extended backpacking trips and versatile enough to use in a multitude of weather conditions. The pants are made of nylon/spandex (mostly nylon) so they offer a fair amount of "stretch". I would definitely recommend this product to a friend and have already ordered a second pair in a different color.
"Super comfortable and convenient but lousy pockets"
The stretch in the pants make them super-comfortable for all day and all night wear. You name it - transoceanic plane rides, 24 hours of travel including a nighttime hiking up a mountain, fitful sleep at the summit, and hiking down the next day, or just plain walking - you hardly even notice you are wearing them. The convertibility into shorts is perfect for cutting down on packing when traveling to a clime with some swings in temperature and they do shed water for those times when you get caught in some rain.BUT - who designed the pockets? The zippers are hard to grip and the opening is barely big enough to put a passport in. Make them an extra inch or so wider and add a something bigger to grasp when opening or closing and they would be perfect. As they are, they are not quite good enough. I had to resort to a fanny pack to carry incidentals.
It had one of this and decided to get another one of different color. Very comfortable to wear and can be used from climbing, skating to general usage. Very versatile - can be pants or shorts depending on your needs. And it is quite water resistance as well, good for light rain till you find a shelter. Quality better than Columbia convertible pants which tore off after months of usage.
"Great movement in these pants! Loved it"
First the bad points...the "size guide" is useless and incomplete, MooseJaw please fix this. It doesn't address all the sizing options available when you order the product. I had to send my first pair back for a different size because of this. The only other bad thing is that these things are pet hair magnets. Get a khaki color if you have pets.Now for the good points...I have a thicker lower body build and these pants were not constricting at all. I was trying to get the pants to bind up by doing awkward things in them but they were great. They are thin enough for summer hiking and have functional pockets. They are also very very comfortable. I definitely recommend these pants!On a side note, if you are looking for an even thinner convertible hiking pant check out the Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible. They are definitely not as roomy, but are considerably thinner and not water resistant, so they should dry faster.
The material has just enough flex to allow for a full range of motion but also remains durable. I ran them under the faucet to see what their water resistance factor is and it should hold up to some light rain but I won't be leaving my rain pants at home. Fit is perfect - not tight, not baggy (Medium/32" inseam for me @ 5'11'', 165lbs). I'll be buying the non-zip version for travel and keeping these for the trail.
I had been deciding between these and Patagonia's rock craft pants but decided to go with these. So glad I did. I'm pretty surprised that Prana has managed to design a pair of zip-offs that actually look good (well, relatively good). The material is INCREDIBLY comfortable and so stretchy that it basically feels like you're not wearing pants; perfect for huge moves and acrobatics. The waist is reinforced with softer fabric, too. The waist strap eliminates the need for a belt. The zippers are pretty high-quality and hold up to a lot of abuse. Oh, and the pockets (there are a lot of pockets) have top- and side-zippers for when you're in a harness. These are not wind-proof -- they're not designed to be -- so keep that in mind, and go with a softshell pant if you're climbing in windier ranges. Oh, and the button is hard to button at first, but it gets easier with use.
Excellent pair of pants! I use these for rock climbing, hiking, boating, and even everyday casual wear. Great investment for every climate! I've seen a marked decrease in uncomfortable sweating and tightness in these pants compared to regular shorts or pants. In both short and pant forms this item will keep you cool and decent, no more loose nylon gym shorts trading decency for comfort, these are full length, cloth and offer the same or better ventilation as nylon gym shorts.Also, they're durable! I fell on a recent hike on a section of bare rock and slid about 15 feet on my backside. In the past I've torn pants in such falls but these held up without a single frayed seem!Got enough room? These pants have enough room to fit both bottom pant sections in one of the cargo pockets, leaving the other five pockets for gear!A must-have item for anyone
I love these pants. Super comfortable, breath well and take a beating. I love the fact that I don't need a belt and that I can use the built in waist strap. I sleep in the shorts and am comfortable all night. I never thought I could get into wearing pants that have some give and stretch, but now I how I lived without them. These are still in great shape but I am gonna buy another pair to wear out on the town.