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  • Abrasion-resistant Stretch Zion performance fabric has a durable water repellent finish that resists water and stains
  • 5-pocket styling with mesh pocket bags for ventilation
  • Fixed waist with belt loops
  • Reinforced rivet details
  • Standard fit with 9 in. inseam


View all prAna Men's Hiking Shorts

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Best Use Climbing, Hiking
Fabric 97% nylon/3% spandex
Inseam (in.) 9 inches
Gender Men's
Weight 9 ounces

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Sizing notes

SHORT INSEAM: 29 inches on all waist sizes. REGULAR INSEAM: 31 inches on all waist sizes. LONG INSEAM: 35 inches on all waist sizes.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new all-around shorts I bought a pair of Prana Brion pants a while back, and absolutely love them. When I found out that Prana made shorts of a similar fit and material, I grabbed them immediately. The Brion shorts do NOT disappoint. Not only are they super comfortable and lightweight, but also feel extremely durable (this is yet to be tested, but my pants have been through the wringer and look brand new). The fit is modern, with the hem reaching just above the knee, and the legs themselves being more fitted than baggy. I'm pleased with the minimal design, which translates well from the outdoors to the city due to Prana's excellent execution of camouflaging technical/functional garments as normal clothing. Job well done, Prana! My only complaint is that they don't come in navy or black options! One can only wear the charcoal and ginger options so long without people asking questions.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable shorts I have ever owned I purchased the pants version of these a few months ago and due to the incredible flexibility and overall comfort of them, had to try out the shorts. The shorts are just as flexible and even more comfortable. These are not just outdoor shorts, these are every-day shorts that you can use while biking, hiking, going out, and doing just about doing anything. The best part is that even when you have a bunch of things in your pockets, the shorts do not pull or feel funny... they simply stretch and everything feels great.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable I bought a pair of these a couple of months ago. Don't know why, but I've been on a short buying Bing lately. I live in So.Cal. So shorts are a year round part of ones apparel.(don't be jealous, I was born and raised here, I'm ready to bug out) I have been so impressed with the fit and comfort of these shorts that I just bought another pair in a different color. YES, they are THAT GOOD....
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new go to short for hiking! I bought these for a week-long trek on the AT and were very impressed. I hate buying shorts online. I have an athletic build and struggle to find shorts that fit at the waist and through leg/glute, but these were perfect. The stretch fabric made these feel "custom-made". We got stuck in an early morning rainstorm and they dried quickly once the sun came out. No tears or rips anywhere. I debated about a 34" or 36" waist and went with the 34". They were snug at the start of the trip but by the end they were loose.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts . These shorts fit me so good . They're light, stretchy and all around look good . Wish there was more color options .
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Loving These Short! I'm really loving these shorts! prAna Brion are shorts I will wear at work and on the trail. The little bit of stretch is great. They're not flimsy like other some nylon shorts; that bit of heft makes them appropriate for work. I will definitely buy a couple more, and use them exclusively. The description is wrong about being somewhat water repellent. Drops of water are almost immediately absorbed.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts I've ever bought Very durable, great for hiking, biking or anything else that requires leg range of motion. But also perfect for around town because they look like casualwear cloth shorts and no one can tell how stretchy and outrageously comfortable they are. It's like cheating at life and you always win. I was lucky enough to score a pair at a garage sale, but will be buying every color REI stocks from now on.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Style with function Enjoying these shorts. The gray color is a true dark gray. I like that they are highly versatile. They can be dressy-ish with a collared shirt or worn on a backpacking trip. The fabric is stretchy and rather thin. I expect that that the fabric would not hold up well to abrasive activity such as rock climbing.
Date published: 2016-07-08
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