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    You do it all.

    Of course, the prAna Stretch Zion Men's Short would prefer to spend the summer navigating slot canyons and working on bouldering problems, but like you, it'll also welcome some day-time refreshments along with lunch with friends in the city. Its four-way stretch fabric delivers mobility and quick-drying comfort to handle crowded sidewalks and bustling national parks alike, while abrasion-resistant nylon withstands the abuse the comes with long rocky scrambles and brushy approaches through the brambles. Then, the ventilated free range gusset brings a refreshing level of breathable comfort through hotter days, and the mesh pockets pockets offer lightweight storage for your maps, wallet, keys, and snacks.

    • Adventure-ready short built to accompany you in versatile comfort
    • Stretchy nylon fabric offers blend of flexibility and durability
    • Fabric wicks moisture to prevent being bogged down with sweat
    • Regular fit and inseam gusset keep your range of motion natural
    • Integrated belt locks down the fit just the way you like it
    • Cargo pockets provide ample storage for smaller essentials
    • Item #PRA00M1

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Stretch Zion Fabric (97% nylon, 3% spandex)
    Fit
    standard
    Inseam
    10in, 12in
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 cargo, 2 back
    Gusseted Crotch
    yes
    Recommended Use
    casual, climbing, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    • Q & A

    Comfy and durable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 215lbs

    They Stretch Zion short are my go to for pretty much any activity I'm doing from climbing to backpacking to canyoneering. They stretch and have a gusseted crotch so you'll never be held back from making your next move. The built in belt is great as I don't like wearing a belt under a harness or hip belt. When backpacking that comes in extra handy as you lose weigh along your trek. The Stretch Zion material is also quite durable and puts up well with abuse. Fit is true to size to slightly large. The stretchy material can make them fit a little on the large side so I size down slightly.

    Quit Searching....This IS the one!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30*10
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    How do I know? I guarantee you that your boyfriend, son, husband, brother (in-laws), uncle, friend of a friend's wife's nephew, or dad will enjoy these Zion shorts.

    What is this stretch Zion material? It is everything you want it to be. Stretchy, durable, breathable, lightweight, while being casual! (Pictured is the 30X10 in the Mud color)

    Wear it to the gym, to go climb, to your hike, to Disneyland with your little brother in the middle of California's average 90 degree + weather, or to meet a legendary climber.

    Whoever it is, the person you are buying them for will appreciate it. YOU will appreciate them appreciating it. You champ, can give yourself a pat on the back for making a purchase that will last them a lifetime.

    Quit Searching....This IS the one!

    Best Shorts!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I was skeptical at first. I was a card carrying republican for many years. Free trade sustainable shorts? Eye roll. But man these things are awesome. On a mission to get one in every color.

    Once you buy one pair....

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34x12
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I picked up one pair of these shorts just to replace my old cargo shorts and that was it. I was hooked like the cutty that slammed my dry fly the other day. I bought 5 more pairs within a week. The length is perfect for me, sitting it just comes up over my knees about an inch and standing go past my knees just enough that I like the style but it's not ridiculously baggy. The hand pockets don't dump out everything when you sit down and the cargo pocket with the two zips is soooo clutch!! Not to mention these bad boys stretch really well and breathe really well to boot! The gusseted crotch makes my life so much easier too because I've got a long derriere and thick quads. The belt cinche also really helps when you may have had too many beers on the river trip or... you are 5 days in on a 12 day backpacking trip and jabbing another hole in your belt just doesn't sound too appealing. Definitely would recommend these shorts!! I hope they never stop making them because I'm a lifetime customer of Prana for these shorts.

    Once you buy one pair....

    So comfortable!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36x12
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I got them in the Equinox blue and I love them! The integrated belt works great. They're super breathable. I used them on a backpacking trip, and we were hiking through several rivers. They dried super fast, and have great stretch ! They were the perfect option for the trip!

    Best shorts in existence

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30x10
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    The material is so soft and stretchy. These shorts feel great, fit great, and are well ventilated. The pockets are also very well designed. These are worth the $!

    Can't go wrong with these...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30X12
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    Wow, these shorts have been incredible. They have lasted me over 5 years and that's unheard of with my clothing. I've worn these biking, hiking, climbing, rafting, every where I go. And they even look good going out to dinner. If you buy these shorts, you will have a good time.

    I have worn the 30x12 and my only regret is that I didn't get the 10 inch inseam. Over the years they have gotten slightly baggier and I think the shorter version would have worked better with me.

    The waist belt has stretched out slightly and I have to crank it down now.

    Best Shorts Ever Made

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36x10
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 220lbs

    If you are looking for the most comfortable and versatile shorts for any of your adventures look no further than the Zion Stretch Short. The nylon stretch material is super comfortable and adapts to any activity as well as being super breathable. The 10 inch inseam is perfect for me and sits just at my knees. These are my go to short for just about anything including, hiking, climbing, golf, and everyday use. I also highly recommend picking up a pair of the pants as well if you enjoy these. As for the fit they are true to size for me and all my pairs fit the same. I also just discovered while messing around with them that the zippers on the cargo pocket are actually locking zippers so while they are folded down flush with the pants they lock so your possessions don't fall out while you are sending it! If you are on this page don't even hesitate to pick some up, you will not regret it!

    Love Em!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32x10
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    This is my new favorite summer short. They are super comfortable and breath well with the Stretch Zion nylon fabric. The 10" inseam sits barely above my knee giving me a lot more freedom to move than a slightly longer short. I use them for golf, skateboarding, mountain biking, and everyday wear. The DWR coating beads water off if you get caught in the rain.

    Greatest Of All Time GOAT Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 35
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 198lbs

    These are the greatest shorts of all time!!! I absolutely love how comfortable they are thanks to the four-way stretchy nylon fabric. Perfect shorts for hot summer days and I'll soon be buying a couple other colors to add to the mix. There's also a secret pocket on the cargo side. I also have several other pairs of Prana pants and shorts. Highly recommend Prana!

    Perfect for any activity

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 35*10
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    Seriously though, I wear these not only for all my outdoor endeavors but for casual/work wear as well. Everything from the fit to stretch to feel is perfect. If you dont know much about Prana, I would definitely look into what they are about and all the sustainability efforts they put into their whole mission. Outstanding!!

    Favorite Shorts of all time.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30X12
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    The Prana Stretch Zion Short is easily my favorite pair of shorts, ever. I was turned onto them after purchasing a few pairs of the stretch Zion Pant (which is equally amazing) and I wear them all summer long. The Stretch Zion Fabric is comfortable and soft, it has a DWR finish so it wicks water and dries quickly. I ordered the 30X12 and they fit like a dream. The internal belt works great for backpacking and hiking when your waist measurement might fluctuate or a belt might be a nuisance. The 12-inch length brings it just below my knee, so if you want a slightly shorter version go with the 10-inch length.

    If you consider yourself an environmentalist you need to consider the impact your clothing has on the environment. Prana is doing an amazing job leading the outdoor apparel industry to be a more sustainable and environmentally friendly by commiting to 100% organic cotton, removing plastic bags from the majority of their packaging and making sure all of their products are coming from factories that give their employees a fair wage and clean working conditions.



    If you have any questions about The Stretch Zion or any Prana products don't hesitate to contact me directly.



    Nicholas Johnson

    Nicjohnson@backcountry.com

    801-204-4690

    Favorite Shorts of all time.

    Functional, durable, and comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 35x10
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    I wear my Prana Zion shorts on every hike. They're light but strong. I've put them through some pretty grueling situations and they've held up well. They have just enough stretch to allow for maximum movement and the moisture wicking feature keeps the goods dry and comfortable - even in the desert.

    Functional, durable, and comfortable

    Favorite shorts, beware of sizing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 35"
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I now own 6 pairs of these shorts, favorite all time. Love the material, durability, stretchiness, function and look. My only problem has been with sizing. With the old sizing, XS-XL, Large fit me perfectly. I just ordered a few new pairs, and figured the 35' would translate well to Large. However, 35' is quite baggy on me, so I probably need to downsize to 34". I haven't worn 34" since I was 14 years old! I am 6'3, 185 lbs. Seems clear to me that Prana got the sizing wrong on these, so I recommend sizing down.

    Great shorts!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    These shorts are awesome. Durable and comfortable. I own the pants and now a pair of shorts. Prana does it right with the stretch zion. Great shorts to climb with or just lounge around in, plus they look good.

    Best Shorts Ever

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 166lbs

    My go to shorts for every activity, casual to backpacking. Love the fabric, 12" length (which takes it to my knee), pockets, and gusseted crotch. I now own 5 pair in assorted colors.

    Decent quality but not nothing special

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 35 inch waist
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I bought the pants version of these, which are great. The shorts are OK but nothing special and a bit too thick for shorts materials - there are better shorts out there for the price. The sizing is also a bit tight. I usually wear 34 inch waist but had to buy 35 inch in these.

    Great Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'00"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    I love them. I take them every where i go no matter the city or the desert

    Do All Short

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    What else can I say about the Stretch Zion that hasnt already been said? Nothing. These shorts rock and you can wear them through a variety of different aspects. Casual fridays, mellow mtn biking, wet wading high alpine rivers and lakes, and of course hiking.

    Do yourself a favor, get some.

    Classic Comfort

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    These cargo shorts have a classic look and are extremely comfortable. I would recommend the stretch Zion short to anyone looking for an adventure worthy short that still looks nice.

    Unanswered Question

    I've got a pair of Larges from an earlier version. What size corresponds well to that? I wear a 34 - 36 depending on the pants (there is lots of variation these days).

    What is the weight of this item?

    Hey Susan, these are 10.4oz. call or email me if you have any additional questions!

    Unanswered Question

    color?
    I ordered a pair in the indigo color and they look just like the blue ridge color from the photo. Are there two colors of blue, because mine are not indigo?

    I love my size medium Zions, and they fit perfectly, but now they've gone to numerical sizing....do I want a 32 or 33 waist in the new regime?

    Robert,



    I'd be running off your normal numerical size. I'm a 32" to 33" waist (depending on the time of year!) and normally go for the 32"s in all my prana apparel.

    Hello Robert,



    I just checked in with prAna and it looks like the 33 would be the match for the previous medium size.



    Hope this helps.

    I have the Prana Stretch Zion pants (love em) in small and they're still a little big, have to cinch the belt a little. I normally wear 30x30 pants, just wanted to know if the XS shorts would be TOO small. Any ideas?

    Hi FriedUnit,



    The Stretch Zion short now comes in waist sizes so you can get exactly the right fit. No need to guess on the XS just get the 30" waist and you should be good to go.

    Are any of the pockets zippered and if so, which ones? Is the belt removable?

    The left side pocket is zippered (twice, actually, one facing up and one facing front - which is handy depending on if you are sitting or standing). The belt is not removable but it's very small and only shows in the front. Completely unobtrusive.

    Can an iPhone 6 plus fit in the lower leg pocket?

    Best Answer

    Assuming that the patterns here pretty much match the Zion pants, I'd say no. The leg pocket isn't like a cargo pocket, but rather just a little bigger than wallet size.

    Can someone help me figure out my size,...

    Can someone help me figure out my size, please? I wear the Prana Axiom jean in size 34 waist and 34 inseam. Some folks say these run large and some say these Zion shorts run small...



    Can someone help me out? Do I need a Medium or a Large?



    Thanks!!

    Best Answer

    Hey Kurt,



    These will run a little large compared to a size 34 but I think the best fit for you would be a size Medium.

    Kurt. Another Kurt here. I wear the Axiom 34 x 34 and the Theorem 34 x34. I have two pair of the Zion shorts, and both are Large. Fit the same as the 34 x 34 jeans. Measured the waist band with a tape measure, and they were identical +/- 0.25".

    Unanswered Question

    Just received a pair in Medium (my waist...

    Just received a pair in Medium (my waist measures 33in over my underwear) and they are clearly too big. I can fit 2-3 finger widths in between but I can make them fit with the nifty built in belt. Is it worth exchanging for the a Small? The sizing chart shows a two inch difference in the waist. If it matters the Prana Mojo Mediums I ordered fit me perfectly. Thanks!

    I wear a 28-29 short/jean. Will the small...

    I wear a 28-29 short/jean. Will the small fit me? It's SO hard finding climbing clothing for my size!

    Best Answer

    Mrwp269247,

    I know your pain.

    I too have problems not just with climbing clothing, but with basically all clothing, as my waist sits right at that 28-29in mark.

    That being said, I would go with the XS, I think the S would still be a bit too large for your waist, and you would probably have issues with the fit, as well as making them stay on while on the wall.

    I've included a size chart I found on prAna's website, and according to them, you want to take your waist measurement and subtract 2" from that to determine what "prAna size" to get.

    I notice that BC doesn't have any of that size in stock currently, so I would recommend chatting with a gear rep to see if they can find out when they will be receiving more sizes of the XS, if you do decide to go that route.

    Good luck, hope this helps.

    Mrwp269247, 
I know your pain.
I too have problems not just with climbing clothing, but with basically all clothing, as my waist sits right at that 28-29in mark. 
That being said, I would go with the XS, I think the S would still be a bit too large for your waist, and you would probably have issues with the fit, as well as making them stay on while on the wall.
I've included a size chart I found on prAna's website, and according to them, you want to take your waist measurement and subtract 2" from that to determine what "prAna size" to get.
I notice that BC doesn't have any of that size in stock currently, so I would recommend chatting with a gear rep to see if they can find out when they will be receiving more sizes of the XS, if you do decide to go that route.
Good luck, hope this helps.

    How true to sizing are these? I wear 31's...

    How true to sizing are these? I wear 31's in most shorts/pants. The sizing chart shows S to be 30" whereas M is 32-33". Obviously, I fall in between. Don't want too baggy but I don't want my range of motion restricted either. Any help would be appreciated.

    I wear a size 38" or XL in Kuhl, Outdoor Research,Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia. I just bought a pair of these in XL and although they fit, they're tighter than all others I have. I'm going to exchange for an XXL or more likely O.R. Ferrosi shorts which fit perfectly at XL.

    Hey David,



    Even the if medium is a bit loose, these have an integrated belt that will allow you cinch down the short to whatever size you need, without looking weird. I have these shorts/pants and it's all I wear year round. I love them. You won't be dissapointed.

    Best Answer

    Hey,



    Yeah, if you're a 31", you need to size up to the Medium.

    What is the color like on the charcoal? ...

    What is the color like on the charcoal? This site shows a black color, another site shows a lighter gray color. Thanks for any responses.

    Best Answer

    The charcoal color is a dark grey. The lighting used for the photos is deceiving, but they're definitely not as close to a black as the photos on backcountry show them to be.

    I have a pair, they like Matt says, they are Not black but a darker grey. It's actually a cool color, just picked up a 2nd pair. But definitely Not black, very dark grey. Would love to see-em in Black too. Great shorts, awesome shorts.

    I have a pair, they like Matt says, they are Not black but a darker grey. It's actually a cool color, just picked up a 2nd pair. But definitely Not black, very dark grey. Would love to see-em in Black too. Great shorts, awesome shorts.

    They are a darkish grey. Here is the color on the pants version. Same shade though. It seems a bit lighter than it normally is because of the lighting. Sorry, I'm a lousy photographer. Hope this helps though .

    They are a darkish grey. Here is the color on the pants version. Same shade though. It seems a bit lighter than it normally is because of the lighting. Sorry, I'm a lousy photographer. Hope this helps though .

    They are much darker than your picture shows.