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Kara Jean


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Price From: W4KARA115 $89.00

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Kara Jean

The Kara Jean is a fitted pant cut with a low rise, narrow leg, and traditional 5-pocket styling. This jean is made from organic cotton, soft stretch "Kara" denim that allows for breathability and movement. The leg can be easily cuffed or worn long.

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  • Can be worn long or cuffed
  • Traditional 5-pocket styling
  • Size 4 = 28 (71 cm) inseam when cuff is folded
  • Cuff is 5 (12.7 cm)
  • Fitted
  • Low rise
  • Narrow leg
  • Organic soft stretch blend 'Kara' denim
  • 75% Organic Cotton / 23% Polyester / 2% Spandex
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Inconsistent sizing and lax quality control
This is at least my 5th pair of Kara Jeans, and I've left glowing reviews in the past, but my very disappointing experience with the Red Mixer (patterned red) version has me doubting whether I will ever buy another pair. These are rough material, uncomfortable next to my skin, not soft, not stretchy, and noticeably smaller than my other Karas. Some of these flaws are now apparent to me in the catalog photo -- the seams on the Red Mixers are puckered and the cuffs appear stiff. How on earth could these flaws make it through Prana's quality control?! Why were these even shipped to me?! I sent them back right away and I'm annoyed that I spent $21 on round-trip shipping.
June 20, 2016
Sizing inconsistent, sz 4 and 6
I own 3 prs of these from the past 2 years. All of them are sz 6. I am 5'5", 128lbs and somewhat rectangular-shaped. I just tried on the denim color in a sz 4 and 6. The 6 was much looser than the 3 prs I own. It would work with a belt (waist too loose), although it would be too baggy once worn and stretched out. The 4 was the best fit, but then the rise is little small and back coverage may be a problem when bending over. Sizing seems to have changed for 2016: everything I have ordered has been different sizes than the last 5 years. The small yoga tank tops are now too tight in the bra-shelf elastic, and I've needed to go down to sz 4s in pants (Halle's too).
April 28, 2016
Inaccurate Sizing & Fit - Runs Very Large
The quality seems nice and the pants are relatively long in the leg so they were not high-waters on me (I am 6'0", 140lbs), but you've got to try these on at a store before you purchase online because the sizing inaccuracy is outrageous and very disappointing. A size 4 on me was so big and baggy that there was no fitting in the legs at all, and the crotch and butt were incredibly saggy, shapeless and unflattering.

Also, between the two pairs that I ordered, one in green, one in dark blue, the sizing was completely different! Comparing the two, the green pair is noticeably smaller, where as the blue pair was baggy, boxy and seemed almost to be a mislabeled size.

On top of all of this, I have to pay for return shipping to receive these items and now have to pay $8 to send them back (Prana should cover this cost in my opinion)...and then find a local store that sells them, so I can try them on and figure out what size I really wear, and then pay $8 AGAIN, to place a new order...kind of absurd to say the least.

This was certainly a very frustrating and unsatisfying first experience of a company that came highly recommended.
April 22, 2016
Best. Jeans. Ever.
I LOVE these jeans! I bought them in denim, indigo and white. I am 5'8", 145 lbs with long limbs and ordered a size 6. I was worried that they would be a little too tight since I have fairly muscular legs, but they fit really well thanks to the stretch. They are the perfect length too. These jeans really are stretchy/comfortable enough for anything.
June 1, 2016
I was so surprised!
I read a lot of reviews and went back and forth for months about whether or not i would risk ordering pants i couldn't try on. I struggle with jeans because of my active body. Most pants are too tight on the thighs and leave me feeling like my legs are tied together, and then if they fit by booty they gap at my waist. Its a real conundrum! I read enough positive reviews from other active women, that i finally decided to take the plunge. The second i got them on I loved them. they give where needed and hug where necessary. I bet i could do a full yoga practice in them!

Im a 6-8 in lululemon, and 28 in jeans, and i am glad I ordered the 6 in prana. :)
January 25, 2016
giving it another try
This is my second pair of Karas. The first pair ran really big (it was a size 4) and stretched out a ton and fell out of shape before the fabric wore down. I've heard they've been re-worked so I'm giving them another try. This time, they seam to be running a bit small/true to size - size 8 fits me well. for reference, I'm 5'8, 145lbs, 34-27-38, latin curvy/athletic frame. Other Prana pants I have are in size 6 (Kayla) and 8 (Brenna, Trinity Cord). I love the new colors and textures!
November 11, 2016
Best jeans I have ever bought!
I have purchased 6 pairs of these jeans. I use them for all occasions. You can dress them up or dress them down. I am 5'8 140lbs and the size 6 has fit true to size on every pair I bought. The waist on a size 6 is 28". The jeans are made very well and they are durable. I would buy these jeans over top dollar designer jeans. The color choices are also a huge plus. The red is beautiful!
April 1, 2016
Best Jean Ever!
After years of buying outrageously expensive jeans I was blown away by the fit, softness, stretch, and style of the Kara Jean. These are my new favorite pants - period. I ordered in white and blue in my regular size 8 and the fit is perfect (for reference I'm 5'8" 140lbs). I'm just trying to decide what other color I'm going to order. Best ever.
May 26, 2016
Runs a bit small
I'm 5'2 145 lbs build - big legs big butt. Usually I wear a size 6 but I bought these in a 6 and they were just too small :( I have reordered them in a size 8 - recommend ordering a size up!
September 17, 2016
Rise too low
I've been wanting to order these forever but hesitated due to the rise. I'm 5' 115#, mid 50s, carry my weight around the middle. These were comfortable until the low rise. So annoying and uncomfortable. I also don't like the 6" cuff or double/tripling it! I really wish there were some options. Prana has no petite sizes. Kara shorts fit perfect-I wish you offered the jeans with that same waist option.
The silver color was very pretty and nice fabric. Wish I could've kept them. If they had fit like the Kara shorts, I would buy a pair in every color. Please consider different length and waist options.
March 21, 2016