Stretch Zion Short

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Greet your adventure head on. From the road to the crag to beers afterwards. Our bestselling men's Stretch Zion short helps you slice through the unexpected. Features include moisture-wicking properties as well as UPF 50+ sun protection.
  • The original Stretch 'Zion' fabric with wicking finish
  • Streamlined adjustable waistband system
  • Cut just above the knee
  • Ventilated inseam gusset
  • Mesh pocketing
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Quick drying
  • Offered in 2 inseams: 10" (25.4 cm), 12" (30.5 cm)
  • Standard fit
Fabric details
  • The original Stretch 'Zion' fabric with wicking finish
  • 97% Nylon / 3% Spandex
Minimum Purchase Cost Est. Delivery
Free $99.00 Free 5-7 bus. days
Standard None $8.00 5-7 bus. days
Expedited None $20.00 3-4 bus. days
Express None $32.00 2-3 bus. days

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Stretch Zion Short is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 288.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Style/cut changed - used to be my favorite These used to be my go-to shorts. I bought two pairs about 5 months ago, and wear them all the time. Very stretchy and comfortable. I bought a 3rd pair in March of 2017, and found that the cut of the fabric was different. The legs were A) narrower, and B) curved (kind of a bow-legged cut). I confirmed this by holding them up to my other two pairs. I sent them back with a note that said that if I just received a pair that had been cut wrong, I'd like a new pair sent out. If it was a new/permanent style change, I said I'd like a refund. I just received my refund, less the return shipping charge. It's too bad - I'm going to have to find a new brand or style of everyday shorts.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shorts for every activity. I highly recommend them! These are the shorts you've been searching for! The material is super durable but has enough stretch for a great fit and freedom of movement during more demanding adventures. Great for hiking, climbing, going around town, or anything in between. Great features including a zippered cargo pocket, waist strap for adjustability without requiring a belt, and a secure back pocket for keeping your wallet secure yet accessible. I purchased the 10" inseam and am very satisfied with the length. I did try on the 12" inseam as well and both options are great depending on your preference. The 10" hits right at the top of my knee, the 12" right below. Great shorts!
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inconsistent sizing I bought 4 pairs: 2 mud, 1 charcoal, 1 dark khaki. The shorts seem to run larger than the pant which, on inspection makes sense. The crotch gusset in the shorts runs the full length of the inseam. However, the dark khaki and charcoal shorts were baggy and at least 1 to two inches larger in the waist. All were 31x10. But with the mud colored shorts I didnt have to use the belt. On the other two I had to cinch the belt down so much it wrinkled the fabric. I would expect to have to try on shorts in store if they were selling for $25. For $55 I expect better QC and consistency. If it wasnt for this and the hassle I would give 5 stars.
Date published: 2019-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Stylish, fitted but not too fitted (not baggy), comfortable. I hike in these shorts and I go to restaurants in these shorts. I am 6 ft tall and really do not like the 10 inch I seem and therefore happy that they also offer a 12 inseam. I have owned one pair for 4 years and I keep trying to find other shorts that I like as much and never have been successful. I have bought and returned 3 other shorts from other makers this year. The other brands do not compare for comfort and style. That is why I am ordering 3 more pairs on line. This is like Lulu Lemon; pricy but definitely worth it. If you only get one, buy the charcoal color. FYI. This is the first review I have ever posted.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Short on the Planet! Huge fan of these shorts. I now own 5 pairs and its the only short I wear. The stretch fabric makes this short super comfortable and moves with you for any activity you wish to pursue. Even helps dirt or moisture just roll off the short. Highly recommend. You will not be disappointed. Comes in a 10" and 12" inseam. I like the 12" inseam, hits me right at the knee being taller. A pocket down on the left side of the short allows my wallet to be completely protected from falling out with the zipper pocket. Two zippers on the pocket too! Top of the pocket and on the side of the pocket! It is the best short on the planet!!
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most worthy pants and shorts on the market Stretch Zion is the most remarkable short or pant on the market. Moves with you like your skin. Breathes and flexes like you have nothing on. Best if worn in spring and fall. Tends to be warm in summer and needs underwear in winter. Tends to be about 3/4 size of true. Great if your training in summer but a bit snug in winter. I have a pair of shorts and pants in all colors; except that funky blue. Would be great if you wore it with a sport coat; I guess. :-} Very rugged material! Haven't worn a spot in 3yrs. You can roll them up and pack them with very little space and wash them in the sink and hang dry and be good to go!
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest shorts ever! I love everything about the Stretch Zion Short. They're extremely versatile, from backpacking to casual wear. Great fit at the waist and perfect length (12" inseam is just over the top of the knee for me). Plenty of pockets, great fabric, gusseted, vented. I now own 6 pairs. One thing that is kind of cool is that the pocket on the left leg has two zippers: one at the top and another at the front edge, which I use when I'm sitting (i can easily access my cell phone from that position without having to get up and reach into a front or back pocket). I wear these pretty much every day in summer, hence the need for 6 pair. You can't go wrong with these shorts. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts I've found I've been wearing Prana Stretch Zion shorts for several years and own several pairs. I'm 6'4" and the 12" shorts are long enough for me, although I wouldn't mind another inch or two in length. I love the durable, stretchy fabric. I can get things out of my front pockets while sitting seat-belted in a car. Can't do that very easily with my other pants. Charcoal is my favorite color (goes with everything and looks great), but I was happy to find a new light gray color has been added as well. Some of the stitching came out on my very first pair and Prana replaced them. Can't beat that! I'm usually a 34 waist, but in these I'm 33 for some reason. They fit well enough to not need a belt.
Date published: 2019-05-29

Is this fabric DWR treated like the pants are?

Asked by: Paul
They are exactly like the pants, except shorter.
Answered by: STUART L.
Date published: 2019-06-24

What size inseam is the model wearing, 10" or 12"?

Asked by: shortswearingdude