They keep us warm during cold fronts (long underwear fits comfortably underneath) and can be turned into shorts when the temperature bubbles up. They endure wear and tear in the roughest of conditions and are practical, offering multi-access zipper security pockets combined with perfectly sized and positioned front and rear pockets; the waist tightens up with a simple tug on the adjustable waistband. These pants breathe, resist water and in general meet an outdoor enthusiast's every need. They are by no means waterproof, but fit well enough so that a waterproof shell will easily fit over them. As the most comfortable and versatile pant that also has the best features, we are happy to award them our Editors' Choice for the second review in a row.
Prana Stretch Zion Pants offer the same great qualities of our Editors' Choice Award winner without the zipper. Complete with roll-and-snap legs instead of zippers, the non-convertible pants are available in a wide variety of colors and are an excellent choice for hikers who don't need the versatility of convertible pants.