Zion Pant


Zion Pant
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Zion Pant
Manufacturer prAna
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Jun 12, 2007 / Jun 12, 2007
Object ID 3399
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Product Description

Made from nylon with a touch of spandex for a slight stretch, the Zion pants are quick drying, breathable, wrinkle resistant and super comfortable.
  • Features a front fly with and a nylon webbing belt with a quick-release, adjustable buckle

  • Inseam gusset for unrestricted movement

  • Double thick panels on the knees and rear for hardy durability

  • Snap-up system adjusts the length of the legs to just below the knee

  • Mesh hand pockets increase breathability; two zip cargo pockets stash stuff

  • Features

  • 98% nylon/2% spandex

  • 33" INSEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Colors

    Earth, Gravel, Midnight Blue...I have seen others out there, but these are the prevalent colors for summer, 2007



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    Dow Williams - Jun 12, 2007 11:27 am - Voted 4/5

    one must ask...
    why is Dow obsessed with pants?....because I can never find any that fit a grown man with a 34" inseam and 28" waist....I usually have to buy size small technical pants which means I look like I am ready for a 100 year flood! Arc teryx made a pant that could be purchased in "long" sizes, but of course discontinued it asap, as I suppose, so few of us have this problem. Funny thing though, I see many a climber built like myself.

    Anyway, prAna advertises this as a "pure" climbing pant and makes them all at 33" inseam. I even saw a review or two complaining about how long they are, bonus! So I only bought one and will wait until this pant is an utter failure due to being too long and buy them up in mass. Made to stretch and give when jamming through chimneys and cracks. Nice feel to the fabric, cool on hot days, yet durable enough to wear up north in a layering system. Several nice touches, built in belt a must, clip up lower legs is nice and useful. Have to climb in long pants for most approaches I do, but nice to be able to air out on the rock. Good ventilation in this pant as well.

    irish guy - Apr 24, 2008 1:43 pm - Voted 5/5

    Awesome pants
    True to size with a slightly longer inseam as Dow mentioned. With a 32" waist, the Mediums fit perfectly. The stretchy fabric is great - you never feel uncomfortable or confined while hiking, climbing or lounging around. A great 3 season pant, they're very breathable and quick drying; I've worn them snowshoeing in March in the Pacific Northwest to early Autumn in Zion and never felt overly hot or cold. The snaps on the legs are great when you want to get really aggressive on a route.

    They also look really good, so you can wear them to work, cut out early and show up at the rock ready to climb without needing to change pants.

    NCclimber - Apr 5, 2009 3:29 pm - Voted 5/5

    Wear them all the time
    These pants are quite long, as mentioned above, but getting a size a little larger (35" waist, L) didn't seem to make any difference. The length is not too big a deal once you're climbing, but around town may drag a bit.

    They are great for 3 seasons, warm enough yet cool on really hot days. No need for summer shorts in these things, very versatile. I have used these things into the ground, but I can;t find any visible wear. Prana makes great stuff.

    Dow Williams - Apr 6, 2009 8:35 pm - Voted 4/5

    Unfortunately, they obviously have an issue with the built in belt breaking far before the pants are shredded. I climb sandstone and limestone 24/7, the material is the toughest climbing pant out there in terms of putting up with climbing abuse, however the belts all break and this is commonly reported on reviews. My solution was to have my sister-in-law (thank god I know someone who sews, because no one in this household can) sew in addition belt loops (one is already on the pant) so I can use a belt with them. Also, more sad news for those of us who are skinny and tall. They no longer do the standard 33" inseam, now a "small" is quite wide and short, to fit where America is heading. I realize us skinny and fit climbing dudes are obviously not their most profitable market, despite this being the best climbing pant out there in my opinion. I still cannot find a better replacement, so still worth buying at the moment.

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