The Prana Men's Stretch Zion Short is a nylon hiking short for exploring the outdoors. The fabric is 97% nylon and 3% spandex, allowing you to move without restriction to the next mile marker. The heat of summer can have you sweating profusely along the way, but the Stretch Zion combats this by wicking moisture away from your skin and drying quickly. The inseam gusset is ventilated to keep you cool and simultaneously providing space. The twelve inch inseam (size medium) stops at the knee for comfort throughout an active summer. An internal belt cinches at the waist and stays out of the way of your harness on a climbing day. The multiple pockets allow you to carry the essentials, so you can ditch the pack on quick hikes. Just don't forget the water.
FEATURES of the Prana Men's Stretch Zion Short
The original Stretch 'Zion' fabric with wicking finish
Streamlined adjustable waistband system
Cut just above the knee
Ventilated inseam gusset
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
Moisture management fabrics wick perspiration moisture from the inside out
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 Short
The zipper pocket running down your left leg, it's pretty sweet. Say for example you put you keys in there, zip it up. All is well until you sit down. What a weird angle to unzip and retrieve those keys... but, wait! There's another convenient zipper perfect for accessing that exact little pocket. How convenient. Oh and also, the shorts are oh so comfortable and feel very durable as well. I have yet to take them on any of my many adventures though.
I don't often wear shorts, but when I do, I wear these. The Zion shorts are perfect from everyday and travel. They can double as a swimsuit and have a zippered security pocket. They pack very flat vs. bulky cotton cargo shorts. The built belt is very handy, especially when using the shorts for swimming. Flattering fit as well.
If you own anything from Prana you are probably of the opinion they make quality product, I would agree. These shorts stretch good, they have a nice extra pocket on the leg (although I'm afraid something will fall out of it if I left the side zipper on it open). The built in belt hasn't slipped on me at all and keeps my pantalones right where I need them. If I'm climbing in the sun and my wife has done the laundry, I have these on.Con: Pricey, but not that pricey for the product you get, if you have the $$$
These shorts have just the right amount of stretch to be a versatile garment for climbing and other outdoor activities. They are truly comfortable and I've found myself wearing them on a daily basis besides for outdoor adventures. The side zip pockets allow you to keep secure your wallet/phone or whatever is needed. These are a little pricey for shorts, but I will still buy another pair when these shorts finally disintegrate from being worn so much.
I got these shorts a couple weeks ago, and I must say they are by far my favorite shorts to date. They are pretty durable having withstood some pretty intense wear and tear and coming out virtually unscathed. They are lightweight and pretty quick drying.While the size I ordered was slightly large for me the built in belt easily cinches the shorts to the right size. As Lenard would say, "I recommend these shorts."
"Awesome shorts, to bad they're priced so high."
I was lucky enough to find a pair of these in the grey color on sale and bought them. Not disapointed, they are everything all the great reviews say they are. Great fit, nice stretch, breathable, and stylish. So far they seem to be pretty durable also. I like these so much I just purchased the brown color at full price. I'm 5'10, 175lbs with a 32in waist and the medium fits perfect. The short hits right at or slightly below the knee. I just wish they were a little cheaper.