We are proud to give the Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pants is an excellent pair of pants for hiking. They were an excellent choice for just about every sport, activity or social affair while traveling or adventuring outdoors. These pants are extremely comfortable, and with a stretchy nylon/spandex weave, they allow for nearly unlimited range of movement, whether one is hiking or backpacking, or even practicing yoga or rock climbing. 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 have these in our review.
For $10 less than the convertible version, the Prana Stretch Zion Pants, our Editors' Choice, offers the same great qualities, but 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. Or if you don't need the side pocket and cuff snaps, the Brion Pant saves you $20. It is made of the Stretch Zion fabric but looks better around town.