- November 9 2011
woman's monarch convertible pants
On-time shipping, nice material used for pants, nice cut (no bulky pockets), comfortable fit. I own a couple pairs of prana convertible pants the past year and the improvements have definitely been the material and the cut of the pants for more durability and sleekness in style. They still attract lint and 2011's sizes are either true to the size marked or else they are smaller...so if you own pairs of these pants previously, you will need a bigger size.
- October 16 2011
This is my second pair of these pants. You cannot go wrong. I paid full price and it is worth the splurge. These pants are super versatile - you can climb in them, do yoga in them, yes - you could bike in them if you had nothing else to wear! they are super durable, travel well, dry fast. get them!
- July 29 2011
Well Worth the Cost
I have found that most other brand hiking pants are rather unflattering on my petite frame due to the high-waisted styles. I have relied on Prana for years for a more "normal" fit and the Monarchs are the best pants I have found for hiking. These pants are comfortable, breathable, and durable, and quick-drying. I've never had an issue with the pants being a lint attractant that the other reviewer had. My only complaint is that the design has varied slightly over the years. Although identical in appearance to the 2010 version, the 2011 version was redesigned and the fit is slightly different. The material is slightly more rigid and the waistband is 1" smaller with less stretch, rendering it less comfortable on bloated days and slightly higher in rise (due to the smaller waist). These are minor complaints but overall, I still give it 5 stars.
- May 21 2011
Best Pants For Hitting The Trail
As usual, Prana lives up to it's reputation with these pants. Fits is comfortable and true to size. Always a tad bit too long when new (I'm 5'4), but perfect after 1 or 2 washings. Wonderful to be able to zip off half a leg for a knicker effect when it gets warmer as the day heats up. Dries super quick, too. Fabric is a magnet for just about every piece of lint or pet hair that is in your house, but really made for the great outdoors. Not one of those pieces that functions well as everyday wear, but can't beat it for adventure gear! Love them!!!