I’ve always been someone who doesn’t like to spend money on clothes. I don’t really care that much about the latest trends and I always thought “why would I spend $30 on a t-shirt when I can get a pack of them for $6 from Walmart”. Well recently, I was mountain biking with a good friend of mine and he was raving about these pants he gets from a company called Prana. I had been struggling to find a comfortable pair of pants or shorts for climbing that were still durable enough for rugged adventures and still fit well with a climbing harness. Hearing such good reviews, I decided to take the plunge.
I had heard of Prana in the past but I mostly only knew of it as yoga pants and yoga equipment. After hearing my friend talk about his Prana pants relentlessly, I decided to order one pair of the Brion Shorts and one pair of the Brion Pants to give them a test run.
The pants are really nice but the shorts…oh man the shorts! Hands down the best pair of shorts I’ve ever owned and likely will ever own. I wear them to climb, mountain bike, hike, run, hell I even wear them to sleep sometimes. They are ridiculously comfortable, you practically forget you’re even wearing anything below the waist.
They’re stretchy and flexible, super breathable, and water resistant. I think they even have some odor control (or at least I hope they do) because I’ve been known to wear them for several days straight on burly climbing trips and they still feel fresh out of the wash even after days of battling to a summit through blood, sweat, and tears.
Both the Brion shorts and the pants also provide UPF 50 sun protection and are tear resistant so you don’t have to worry about destroying your pants on an adventure. I also highly recommend pairing these with an Arcade belt and it’s guaranteed these shorts aren’t going anywhere.
The shorts are available with a 9 or an 11 inch inseam. I prefer the 9 inch inseam as it rests just above my knee when I’m standing and doesn’t feel restrictive when I need to get a high foot on a project.
The last thing I want to mention is the brand itself, Prana. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I struggle to buy new clothing items partially because I’m cheap but also because the clothing industry is very much not good for our planet. That being said, Prana cares deeply about sustainability and all of their products are shipped in responsible packaging that is 100% recyclable.
Plus, having a few high quality items that require less washing and you will wear for many years is better than a bunch of cheap, crappy items that will end up in the garbage after a season. So what are you waiting for, get a pair of Brion Shorts from Prana then get to the crag!
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