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Prana Brion Short
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Price $41.37 at Backcountry
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$69.00 at REI
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Pros Look good, comfortableComfortable, stylish, water resistantLightweight, odor resistant, zippered pocketsGood water resistance, many pockets, inexpensiveGood water resistance, inexpensive
Cons Few pockets, no water resistanceA little tight when sitting down, no integrated beltNot super stylish, liner limits versatilityBaggy fit, utilitarian appearanceMaterials feel cheaper, no waist adjuster, fabric not stretchy
Bottom Line We like these shorts quite a bit; we just wouldn't opt to go hiking in themThese practical shorts kept us comfortable on a variety of adventuresThese shorts are lightweight, comfortable, and versatileA lightweight yet durable pair of shorts that won't break the bankAn inexpensive pair that is best on flat terrain
Rating Categories Prana Brion Short Patagonia Quandary Short Patagonia Nine Trails Short REI Co-op Sahara Cargo Short Silver Ridge II Stretch Short
Comfort And Mobility (35%)
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Features (25%)
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Versatility And Style (20%)
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Venting And Breathability (10%)
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Specs Prana Brion Short Patagonia Quandary... Patagonia Nine... REI Co-op Sahara... Silver Ridge II...
Weight 7.9 oz 7.1 oz 6.6 oz 7.1 oz 6.9 oz
Material 97% nylon 3% spandex 95% nylon 5% spandex 100% recycled polyester 94% nylon / 6% spandex 95% nylon, 5% elastane
Water Resistance DWR coating DWR coating DWR coating DWR finish Omni-Shield coating
Sizing (waist, length options) 28 - 42; 9", 11" 28 - 41; 8", 10", 12" inseams XS - XXL 30 - 40 28 - 42; 8", 10"
Sun Protection UPF 50 UPF 50+ Not specified UPF 50 UPF 50
Convertible, or option available? Pants available Pants available No Pants, convertible available Pants available
Pockets 5 5 (plus right coin) 3 5 5
Waist Strap/Fasten Button and zip fly Button and zip fly Elastic/Draw string Button and zip fly Button and zip fly
Other Features Standard fit, reinforced rivet details, belt loops Classic fit, curved waistband, gusseted crotch Odor control liner, waist drawcord, reflective logo Relaxed fit, integrated belt, gusseted crotch Regular fit, stain repellancy
Warranty Limited warranty Lifetime warranty Lifetime warranty Lifetime warranty Limited lifetime warranty
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