- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 32X32
I ordered a bunch of different pants from Backcountry and these were the best, so I ordered a couple more pairs. I’m 5’ 11” about 170lbs and ordered size 32X32, and these pants fit the best out of the half dozen pants I tried. I’m talking about the overall fit, not just waist or length. I found all the other hiking style pants I tried were too baggy. I even tried the very expensive Satu pants from Outdoor Vitals, I found them to be very baggy and I didn’t like the front pockets on those either, when I put my phone or wallet in the front pocket, they would bulge out the side. The fabric on these Prana pants is extremely comfortable and stretchy, and the front pockets don’t bulge out to the side when I put my phone and wallet in them.
I was always a little jealous that women’s clothing embraced super comfortable Yoga style pants but there were no similar options with that comfort level in men’s clothing... until now.
I used to wear Levi’s 511 slim stretch pants but the fabric doesn’t breath, those pants just hold moisture and sweat (especially in the groin area) which makes them a terrible choice for hiking. The Prana pants have a very breathable fabric. I haven’t had these pants for a very long time, so I’m not sure of the durability, but they look and feel like a high quality pant, so I suspect they will hold up well.
Seriously though, these pants are so comfortable! Highly recommend!