PranaAvril Pant - Women's

Springtime means two things: climbing season is in its prime, and your wardrobe needs more color. Cue the Prana Women's Avril Pant.

  • Stretch woven organic cotton blend
  • Relaxed fit, articulated knees
  • Ribbed waistband with drawstring
  • Hem cinches
  • Brush holder at side leg
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

These fit perfect. I am 5'5", 130lbs but have larger butt, hips and thighs which usually makes finding hiking pants difficult. The rise is a tad shorter than I'd like for a rock climbing pant. I ordered a small and they fit in the hips and thighs with a little extra room for give (38" at the widest part of my hip). I'm hoping these can hold up to rugged rock climbing, usually cotton doesn't do too well against granite.

An Excellent Find

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Small

My daughter had recently purchased a different style of the PrAna brand, and I was actually looking for them when I found these. Perfect in every way, although I did size down to a Small based on the reviews (I'm 5'5" and a fit 130); not too loose, not too tight, and incredibly comfortable! Bonus: as another review pointed out, they do make your rear look cute. :) Only wish they came in a few more colors! These were worth the money.

New Favorite

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Small

I prefer casual but stylish. Comfort is a must. These pants are going to be a favorite. Quality material, perfect fit for hiking, outdoor activities and stylish enough to wear out as well. I will be ordering more pairs. I fall between sizes. But small fits just right. I think an XS would've been a nice fit too but if I wear long underwear, small works best.

Light and easy

    Sadly I had to return these pant inseam are way to long. Pants are light and comfortable.

    Buy them in every color

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    These are perfect climbing pants! Comfy for all-day wear, stretch with any move you need to make, and you won't want to take them off when you get home, either! Stretchy waistband combined with drawstring allows for many snacks at the crag, and they make your butt look cute enough that you can wear them around the boy you're trying to impress :)

    Bought these upon your specific recommendation for both hiking and casual wear. I have a difficult time finding pants to fit both butt and waist (if I can pull them over my butt, the waist usually doesn't fit). These are PERFECT. Thanks for the great review. :)

    Exactly what I was looking for

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I love the Avril. The mid rise fits like a mid rise. The 31" inseam fits my 31" leg perfectly--not dragging on the floor and no high-water. The hips are fitted, yet comfortable. I bought a S based on the Prana size chart (i.e. size 6). I knew I'd be on the snugger end of the relaxed fit, but the fit is exactly how I like it--fitted in the hip, but not crushing in the crotch. I measured my waist where the top of the pant waist sits (34")--about 1-1.5" below my belly button. (I'm a bit long-waisted, but everything else on me is utterly average.) My hip at the fullest part of my butt is 38". The pants also have some give. I definitely would not go down to a XS. And if I wanted them to be more relaxed in the hip, I think it would work out fine to go up to an M. I left almost exactly the same review for the Halle. Both pants fit the same. The Avril has just a bit more room. The Avril is just a bit more comfortable due to the soft, stretchy waistband, but I'm very happy with both pairs of pants.

    Wouldnt have bought a different pair of

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large

    I was wanting to try Prana gear and decided to buy these and another pair of hiking pants. I absolutely love these
    for lounging around on any night, by a campfire on cooler nights or running errands. They did seem to run a little big, I ordered a small but returned it for an XS and haven't looked back. The material is kind of a cotton and canvas with a nice but not too heavy kind of weight to them. I am 5' 6 ", athletic build, 130lbs, a long torso and these pants actually are great for a low rise hip fit! The singe at the bottom of the pants are also nice for when trekking through a little water or whatever comes to hand. Last thing is: pockets are awesome perfect length for stuffing items and phones in them

    Perfect for climbing

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS

    Got these as an emergency order for a climbing trip after my favorite climbing pants gave up the ghost. They're super comfortable, very flattering, and great for moving around in. They're just the right rise, too. I'm short, so I struggle to find pants that don't sit at my belly button even when they say 'low rise'. These are great, being somewhere between low and mid rise - work well with a harness without showing your skivvies and without being high rise. My only complaint is that these don't come in different lengths. I would have ordered a short if I could. I'll have to roll the bottoms or use the cinch to keep these from dragging. Still, I regret not buying a pair of these sooner - back when they first came out and they had the sweet embroidered back pockets. These have a cute pocket detail too, it's just much more subdued.

    Dear Prana, make these in different lengths and add more colors!!! :)

    Runs large

      Nice for lounging, runs large. 5'7" 112 lbs ordered the small and had to return for an XS

      If you have long legs...

      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      I had to hem mine up about 6" and I'm an evenly proportioned 5'4" 130 pounds and have these in a medium. I would have to say true to size but long. They're really cute and super comfortable. Get some.

      New favorite pants

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large

      Durable, comfortable, great design, trusted brand. I've worn them camping, climbing, out with friends and could wear them to bed. I also keep getting compliments on them. I bought one size smaller than I usually do and they fit perfectly.

      Best climbing pants ever!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      Fashionable and functional, these Prana pants are great for all your outdoor activities!

      Better Than Sweats

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: xs

      Amazingly comfortable and useful pants! I wear these bad boys climbing, camping, at work (cause Boulder), and my honey likes them so much that I wear them for date night as well.
      The articulated knee and relaxed fit are perfect for climbing but I could understand why people might think they run big. In my opinion, any tighter and you might as well wear jeans climbing.
      I have yet to use the chalk brush loop for an actual brush but it is good for keys!
      Since I am 5'3 and have a 30ish inch inseam the cinch cord around the bottom of the leg is great to keep my pants above my climbing shoes.
      Bottom line, if you are active, like comfort and value a company that works to be as sustainable as possible, these pants are right up your alley.
      Happy climbing!

      freaking great

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs large

      I bought these pants to wear to work... they're casual but better than what I usually wear. I agree that they run long, but the elastic at the bottom cinches them in nicely and they don't look bad like that. The elastic waistband is super comfy and the addition of the draw string keeps them from creeping somewhere.... crack tastic. I can definitely imagine climbing in these, but they also work for a day teaching.

      Love these pants!

        These pants are fantastic! The quality is there, and I always get compliments when I wear them!

        Awesome

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: Small

        These pants are really cool and I love pants with an ankle cinch. The material is like a medium weight- a bit of a starchy structure. Very comfortable.

        But be warned: THEY RUN REALLY BIG. I think Prana in general runs large, but these are extra large. I am 5'5 and 130lbs with an athletic build. I have a thicker bottom half, so I usually wear a medium, but can even prefer a large in some brands (like Target juniors for instance). I wear a size 4 in the Prana Halle pants. I got a size small in these, and I really think I could've been happy with the XS.

        Downsize and you will love them!

        Welcome to the Backcountry community and thanks for the awesome review!