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Old 08-12-2019, 12:18 PM   #1
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I’m looking for some non-cotton cargo pants for hunting. I’ve heard that these prana brand pants are supposed to be very popular for hiking and general outdoor usage and don’t make any “swishing” noise when walking. For the price of one pair of kuiu, first lite, or under armour pants I can get 3 of these.

Wondering if anyone has any real world experience with this brand and can provide some info on fit, durability, quality, etc.

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I've pretty much replaced my entire lineup of pants with PrAna. I haven't hunted in them, but they are the best, most comfortable pants I've ever owned.
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I have a pair of Prana and love them I also really like the UB Tech pants from Costco, they are $17.00. Tough to beat. I killed my archery bull 2 years ago wearing them too.
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They are the best! They do snag and get frayed after awhile but I wear mine roughly.
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Which style are you guys wearing for hunting? I’m looking at the Zion stretch
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The Zion pants are great. They are definitely quiet. Yes they do snag relatively easy on sticker bushes, but it does more cosmetic damage than anything else. You can find good deals for them online or the Columbia employee store has them if you get a pass.
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If you like the Prana's check out the newer Black Ovis lightweight and midweight pants. I picked them up on camo fire a few months back. Completely impressed so far. Great stretch, durability and breathability.
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I wear the Brion's..they are cut a bit differently than the Zion...same fabric I believe. They hold up very well...but if you find yourself in the Western Oregon blackberry and salmonberry jungle, they will snag... But what wont short of carhartt denim. Compared to my cheap walmart wrangler hiking pants, they have held up well to the aforementioned jungle terrain.
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Been wearing them for a few years now. I've given up wearing Jean's. Wear them for rifle hunting. Very comfortable. They do snag a little on berries but so does everything else.

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Check out the Eddie Bauer Rainer pants too. Pretty comparable and I picked up two pairs recently for %40 off at the outlet.


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Both myself and my hunting buddy wear the Prana Stretch Zion pants. Great lightweight, shed dew as you go through brush and have been durable over the past two years.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:30 PM   #12
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I got Prana Zions and really like them. Have been wearing them a lot the last couple months. Just picked up a pair of wrangler outdoor pants (or something like that) at Walmart at they seem to be pretty decent. $21 for the wranglers.
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So many outdoor fashionistas haha
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I had a couple pairs of Zions tucked away that I picked up on a Columbia Employee Store pass and then forgot that I had them. I've been wearing them pretty regularly for hiking and camping. They wear great - and are quiet and functional. I wouldn't hesitate to hunt in them, except the beige pair...it might be too close to the color of a deer for me to wear during rifle season.
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I was able to get some at 50% off so I bought a pair last year for hunting. Liked them so much, i bought 2 more pair after season. I find myself wearing them more than jeans year round. Love the fit, feel and stretch. They do snag , but like was said, mostly cosmetic. And they shed water quickly.

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Old 08-13-2019, 07:42 AM   #16
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They're good pants. Sierra trading has great deals on them from time to time. Also look at the wrangler outdoor cargo pants. they're only like $22 bucks. (best bang for your buck out there IMO) Eddie Bauer First ascent pants are pretty bomber too and you can find them on sale for around $35 sometimes.
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I've pretty much replaced my entire lineup of pants with PrAna. I haven't hunted in them, but they are the best, most comfortable pants I've ever owned.
This /|\. I've replaced my First Lite Corrugates, and Sitka Ascents with Prana Zion's. Just as comfortable, much more durable than the Corrugates, and I sold one pair of Corrugates and got three pairs of Zion's with the money.
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Well, that’s settled. So if I wear a 36x34 or 36x32 in my everyday pants would you guys recommend staying with that size? Or is it a skinny European guy cut and I should size up?
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Well, that’s settled. So if I wear a 36x34 or 36x32 in my everyday pants would you guys recommend staying with that size? Or is it a skinny European guy cut and I should size up?
They seem pretty true to size in my experience
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Well, that’s settled. So if I wear a 36x34 or 36x32 in my everyday pants would you guys recommend staying with that size? Or is it a skinny European guy cut and I should size up?
True to size, imo. Great pants.

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I have prana zions but prefer the wrangler outdoors pants.
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Which style are you guys wearing for hunting? I’️m looking at the Zion stretch
FYI, I just found out there are two fits of Prana Zion pants: Standard and Straight. The standards are a lot more comfortable. I have relatively slender legs and the straight ones still make me feel like I am wearing skinny jeans. The standard fit ones are loose enough to be comfortable but not to baggy.
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The Pranas I got at the Employee Store are nice but a little light.


I believe Sporthill's (Eugene) XC pants may be the most durable outdoor pant ever made. Worn under waders, under fishing bibs, or alone while doing conditioning hikes and mountaineering they are the best.



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Prana pants are quite comfortable and fairly durable. If you want a true hunting pant that lasts forever though, look at Fjallravens.
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I wore mine all early bow season. Went through everything the jungle of the coast range can throw at a person. No rips or tears, A few burrs where thorns pulled against the material, but purely aesthetic. Held up better than some of the Kuiu pants I've worn over the years in all honesty, at half the price.

Love these pants. You can't go wrong with them.
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I have prana zions but prefer the wrangler outdoors pants.
+1 for the wrangler outdoor pants, had them for a few months and really, really like them.

I just ordered a pair of zion's so I'm excited to see the difference.
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Do they come in Camo or just solid colors?
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The Pranas I got at the Employee Store are nice but a little light.

That's exactly why they've become pretty popular in the hunting community the last few years. The lightweight and durability make for a great early season pant. Combine that with the low pricetag and the Prana Zion's are a great value.
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Costco has Eddie Bauer Adventure Trek pants right now for $20. They are almost identical material of the Prana brand at 95% nylon/5% spandex, and minus the cargo pocket. I bought three pairs. They are awesome. They are going quick, so get some while you can.


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Old 12-06-2019, 11:22 PM   #30
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I decided to give the prana's a try during elk season. It was in the teens in the mornings so I threw some columbia omniheat long johns on underneath. My review is unless it's pouring out, I won't wear anything else from now on. I do get the employee pricing, but they're definitely worth full price. I was worried about durability, but they're far more durable than I expected. The most comfortable pant I've ever wore hunting.
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Right now Costco has a pant similar to the Zion and the Eddie Bauer one. It’s The BC Clothing softshell pant. So far wearing around town they are very comfortable (haven’t been in the woods yet). Has zippered cargo pockets. They are a little thicker, so I think they’ll be my winter hunting pant. At $22 I figure why not give them a try.
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My wife has a prana bikini lol. Don't think I'm gonna hunt in that. But then again I don't live in portland.
I guess you could hunt in skinny jeans too.
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My wife has a prana bikini lol. Don't think I'm gonna hunt in that. But then again I don't live in portland.
I guess you could hunt in skinny jeans too.
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How are the Pranas in the thigh? I've got manly thighs, as in muscular. Most of the stuff at Costco are like skinny jeans to me.
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The pants on the model on the Prana website looked like you had to prequal by holding your arm out straight, but your fingers had to point to the ground. I think the Eddie Bauer britches at Costco would work for you, if not, you know they are easy to return. Finding your size might be a challenge. Clackamas had a better selection than Wilsonville. Can't go wrong for $20!
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My wife has a prana bikini lol. Don't think I'm gonna hunt in that. But then again I don't live in portland.
I guess you could hunt in skinny jeans too.
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How are the Pranas in the thigh? I've got manly thighs, as in muscular. Most of the stuff at Costco are like skinny jeans to me.
There are definitely two distinct styles in the Prana Zions (unfortunately I can't recall exactly what's what - I think it's the 'straight' version you want to stay away from) and one is for guys who don't have any idea what a squat rack looks like and the other for guys who actually have thigh muscles. I found both styles at the Columbia employee store to compare and choose the right one and they fit great.

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There are definitely two distinct styles in the Prana Zions (unfortunately I can't recall exactly what's what - I think it's the 'straight' version you want to stay away from) and one is for guys who don't have any idea what a squat rack looks like and the other for guys who actually have thigh muscles. I found both styles at the Columbia employee store to compare and choose the right one and they fit great.
Good to know. Thanks!
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Picked up a pair of the E.B. Trek pants from Costco and have been wearing all day today. I will say for $20, they are a comfortable pant that I would definitely hike in. However, I still prefer the Prana Zions to these despite the price differential.

The E.B.'s do fit kind of like skinny jeans, as I have bigger thighs/calves. They also make a "swishing" sound when walking, which I don't imagine to be very hunting-friendly.

Overall: good pants for the price point.
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I got the Prana, slim fit, wore them the first time last evening. A little tight (very little) in the thigh. Very comfy, didn't irritate the incision on my knee like my Wranglers and Levi's do. Need to get the fat boy version so I can put long john's under them for cold weather hunting. They are great pants no matter what you're doing where pants are required.
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Picked up a pair of the E.B. Trek pants from Costco and have been wearing all day today. I will say for $20, they are a comfortable pant that I would definitely hike in. However, I still prefer the Prana Zions to these despite the price differential.

The E.B.'s do fit kind of like skinny jeans, as I have bigger thighs/calves. They also make a "swishing" sound when walking, which I don't imagine to be very hunting-friendly.

Overall: good pants for the price point.
I hear what you hear, but I don't imagine a critter hearing what we hear. It would have to be within whisper close. With the stretch these pants have I can't see an opposing view for $20.
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Please don't flame. I checked out the Costco Eddie Bauer pants the other day. They had my size in stock, wanted to try a pair for $20. I'm not sure I get it, what is the appeal? They sound noisy when rubbing the legs together in the store, jeans are quieter. They're nylon meaning they don't breathe. They're stretchy, is that a good thing?
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Please don't flame. I checked out the Costco Eddie Bauer pants the other day. They had my size in stock, wanted to try a pair for $20. I'm not sure I get it, what is the appeal? They sound noisy when rubbing the legs together in the store, jeans are quieter. They're nylon meaning they don't breathe. They're stretchy, is that a good thing?
They breathe just fine and they shed water. The little noise will probably go away as they wear in.
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You could always spend the money on these nylon pants at half off...

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Costco frequently carries UB tech travel pants. They are light, breathable and quiet. Sure they aren't as quiet as jeans but they are a helluva lot more comfortable. I've shot bulls and bucks wearing them. Tough to beat for $17.
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