The Prana Stretch Zion pants were the highest overall scoring pants in this year's review, making them a natural choice for our Best Overall Hiking Pant award. They were the most comfortable pant that we tested, combining a super soft and stretchy nylon fabric with a nearly perfect fit. They also have an impressive and simple feature set highlighted by a single dual-zippered cargo pocket, a very low-profile waist tightener, and snap buttons on the lower legs that help facilitate rolled-up cuffs. While we chose not to test them in our review this year, it is worth pointing out that these pants also come in a convertible option, so be sure to check out the Prana Stretch Zion Convertible if you like hiking in shorts as much as pants. Also, if you don't want the side pocket, cuff snap and want to save a little money and weight, get the Brion. We think the Brion also looks a little better.
The final feather in these pants' cap is their versatility, and not only did we find them to be comfortable for many different temperature zones, but we also enjoyed wearing them no matter what task our day involved. While we have featured many pairs of great hiking pants in this review, the truth is that none were better than the Prana Stretch Zion.