Sutra Short

Built with natural fibers and plenty of stretch, the prAna Sutra Short provides unrestricted movement when you reach the crux of your climb or settle in to a deep hip sequence during your evening yoga session.

  • Fabric includes natural, and recycled fibers
  • Drawstring waistband
  • Front and back patch pockets
  • Relaxed fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Love the material.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

My go-to shorts for everything! The short is lightweight and comfortable enough for lounging, and you can seriously use this short for anything. It has full legs and an inseam gusset for advanced mobility, and a drawstring waist that lets you customize the fit. You can't go wrong with these shorts you will end up ordering more!

Great Shorts

    Have used these for Yoga a couple times along with just rocking them around the house. Super comfortable and seem to be very durable.

    Great comfort

      Extremely comfortable. I’m 6ft 175lbs 32in waist. Length is perfect. Waist is on large side, but drawstring works fine.

      Love these super comfy shorts.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small

      These are so comfortable that I wear them at least once a week. The colors are very earthy and go with everything. I just need to pick up a few more pairs so that I can wear them even more. They are very lightweight and the drawstring waist makes it convenient so you don't have to wear a belt.

      Looking Forward To Owning More.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small

      Great quality short. Super light feel. My go to Yoga short. Prana at it again!


      great

        I like these shorts. They are lightweight and super comfy. The fly is fake but It doesn't bother me.

        Tech specs are wrong

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

        The pants are ok, but the tech specs are wrong. I bought the pants in black based on this "(Black and Espress0) 54% hemp, 44% organic cotton, 2% spandex" and found out they are mostly made of polyester. Unfortunately I read this on the label after I washed them. I wouldn't have bought them if I knew.

        Hemptastic

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Size Bought: Medium

        I love these shorts! I have worn them around town, to class as well as climbing and hiking. They are so light and breathable sometimes you'll wonder if there still on. I really like the drawstring feature as it keeps the shorts in place. Also if your planning to take these backpacking it will reduce the friction between your hip pad and your hip typically caused by a belt. The only draw back to these is that the front pockets are a bit shallow so my phone has slipped out. Overall I love these shorts!

        Shorts to live in

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Small

        When I bought these shorts I had never owned any clothes or gear from Prana... I'm now completely sold. These are the most comfortable shorts I've ever owned. This summer I lived out of my backpack for 3 months and these + a pair of baggies were all I needed. The material is a little thin, but they've held up to almost 2 years of abuse.
        Buy these shorts if you like...
        Climbing, bike commutes, being comfortable, slacklining, impressing your friends, drinking your morning coffee... and anything else you'd ever need to do short of a denali expedition.

        husband likes!

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

        He says that the only con is these don't have a fly, other than that, really likes them! Runs a little big, too.

        My Favorite Shorts

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Large

        I could spend the rest of my life in these things. They fit great and don't impede movement. I plan to own a plethora of them.

        Overall good, a couple annoying things

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Small

        Overall I'm very happy with these shorts. The material is soft, they fit well and are generally very comfortable. Three relatively minor complaints: (1) I wish they had more of a fly (currently there is none) -- it's currently a bit difficult/awkward to urinate while wearing them, (2) I wish they had a belt loop -- if nothing else to connect my keychain to, and (3) the rear pocket is on the left side but being right handed (as most people are) I always reach back to the right.

        Prana sutra

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Size Bought: Medium

        Almost perfect. Lightweight, no belt required.
        32 waist = medium.

        My only feedback for Prana would be to add a button or something on the back pocket. If you are going to have a pocket, you might as well make it somewhat secure.

        Love them

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

        Got these as a gift but have feedback. These are a great summer short, light weight and comfortable. They are nice because they are breathable as well. Purchase these in every color if you can! They are a must for summer!

        Versatile, lightweight, airy short

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        The Sutra is spacious and comfortable. These shorts don't have much stretch nor an elastic waistband, but don't necessarily need it. The fabric drawstring is tied like a shoe and gets the job done just fine.

        Feels exactly how it looks, if that makes sense. The fabric feels thin and dry, which is more of an observation than negative descriptors, because these shorts are great. The pant version are exactly the same, just longer.

        Medium fits well on a 33" waist.

        Best shorts you will own!

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

        I purchased these thinking I'd just use them as climbing shorts after reading all the great reviews(they are!) but I ended up getting sucked into just wearing these shorts pretty much all the time. Then I bought another pair...and I'm about to buy another. If you're multi-sport active they're the best shorts I've found. The only wear I've had were some holes from slipping in a crack when climbing, but overall they've taken a lot of abuse without signs of wear. Another killer product from prAna.

        Colors seem a little off

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

        Thought the "Pineneedle" would be a lighter green with more white highlights, but really is a pretty dark green. I returned them and got the "Black" instead which is really just a nice dark gray.

        I'm a 31" waist and size Small fits great (would have ordered a Medium if I didn't read other reviews).

        Light and Durable

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

        I normally wear a medium but small fits perfectly as I like my yoga clothes slim fitting. These shorts are constructed beautifully with hemp blend that makes the short pop in a subtle way. I use these as sleepwear as well.

        My favorite shorts!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size

        These are the best shorts I own! I bought them for yoga, but soon I was wearing them for climbing, lounging, anything! They are lightweight and very comfortable, offer completely unrestricted motion, and look pretty great. Thinking of ordering another pair!

        Make sure to check the sizing chart, I normally would order S but should have ordered XS; it doesn't really matter because they have the drawstring.

        Great yoga shorts

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        Prana makes the best yoga clothes, and these shorts are no exception. Really comfy, with lightweight yet kind of stretchy material. I've used it for both vinyasa and yin practice, worn them to work and to just lounge around. I also have a pair of the sutra pants, which I also highly recommend.