prAna - Women's Briann Pant


  • Stretch 'Zion' performance woven with DWR (durable water repellant) finish
  • Quick dry
  • UPF 50+
  • Traditional 5-pocket styling
  • Offered in 3 lengths - short 29 (73.7 cm), regular 31 (78.8 cm), tall 33 (83.9cm)


Brand: prAna

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The Briann Pant for women is made from our original Stretch Zion performance fabric and woven with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish. These mid-rise fitted pants feature quick drying technology, UPF 50+ sun protection, traditional 5-pocket styling, and a skinny leg in multiple inseams.

  • Product Dimensions: 9.57 x 6.89 x 2.62 inches
  • Item model number: W4317TL08
  • Date First Available: June 26, 2017
  • ASIN: B073D8VF62
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,036 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #84 in Women's Hiking Pants
    • #121 in Women's Outdoor Recreation Pants
    • #673 in Women's Pants

    FIRST OFF BEWARE ON THE SIZE LISTINGS OF THESE PANTS, I chose one that just said 8 and received an 8SHORT. Make sure to double check when they are added to your cart!

    I recently ordered like 8 pairs of PraNa women's hiking pants for comparisons on styles and sizes and I'm probably even more confused HA! Since PraNa has so many different styles and fits I'm going to include my review of the 4 styles I have so you can compare if you already have one style.

    So, I'll start with my measurements I am a 5'10, 150lbs, 34B, pear shape, large booty/thighs, normally a 27/28 (6-9)tall pant gal and seriously each style/size/color fits SO differently.

    In the MEME pants I found that both the 6 & 8 (inseam measured while wearing was 31") fit great (PraNa true fit said I should order size 6). BUT when hiking in the size 8 I felt super restricted and I found the MEME pants didn't have as much give or stretch as the HALLE pants when climbing or taking larger steps on the trail. The crotch was longer too and I kept pulling them up so my crotch wasn't sagging down, loosened a little throughout my hike. Style wise these are super cute, and I loved how the skinny pant wore with my hiking boots. Cargo pockets fit tissues nicely-that's about all, I used the back pocket for my iPhone 6+. No drawstring inside. [I kept both the size 6 coal & 8 cargo green]

    In the BRENNA pants I found them to be WAY too short for me (I typically like a 33" inseam, but can handle a 31" if I really like the pants), the size 6 measured while wearing was 29" inseam and I felt had the best fit for me; the size 8 was 30" inseam and had a little looser of a fit. Super cute, but just too short for a tall girl like me. The "knee detail" was super cute and the material was a lot thicker and closer to a colored denim- not as much stretch as the HALLE or BRIANN pants. No drawstring inside. [I sent both cargo green back]

    In the BRIANN pants I found the more comfortable size to be 6 (tall, I think the inseam was 32"). I was, in error, sent an 8 (short) and found them to obviously be way too short (28" inseam) and the crotch hung down way too low. The BRIANN size 6 tall were probably my favorite skinny pant of the 3 styles, which I wasn't expecting! They have a good amount of give when walking, but don't sag down when you have the proper size. No drawstring inside. [l kept the 6T coal and sent back the 8S moonrock]

    In the HALLE I can wear an 8 & 10 (tall) comfortably-but when hiking is where you really tell the difference in the styles and sizes; the size 10 definitely started loosening throughout my hikes. The tall inseam is seriously 36" and a little too long, but I didn't hem them-with my hiking boots they don't drag. I prefer the size 8, but the drawstrings inside helped when the size 10 started loosening throughout my 15 mile hike. The one front pocket fit tissues nicely-that's about all, I used the back pocket for my iPhone 6+. These are my overall favorite pants of the 4 styles, the size 8 is my new go-to. I recently ordered them in a size 6 to see how they fit-will update when I receive them. Drawstring inside. [I kept 10T dark khaki, 8T coal, and just ordered raisin 6T.]

    CNTraveler, take note. There’s nothing you can’t do in these pants. They aced all of the following tests: sprinting through Istanbul airport, absorbing pints of sweat resulting from said sprinting without sagging, going from fully saturated to mostly dry within 10 min., sleeping in a car outside of the hotel because you arrived too late to check in, walking 10 miles in the city, hiking in the Alps, fine dining, air travel.

    Water resistant pants that don't make you look like a dweeb. You can wear them as regular pants or go hiking in them. They have the typical girl pants problem of the pockets being pointlessly shallow. Otherwise they're great.

    I'm a 5'6" 135lb athlete with a 30" inseam and the size 4 fit perfect.

    So I bought these and the Brenna at the same time to decide which I'd prefer for an upcoming trip. I've uploaded a side by side of both those styles for you to compare.

    These pants are made from a comfortable fabric that has water resistant properties. They are a nice slim fit all the way down the leg and have a decent amount of stretch. I did decide to keep the Brenna over these just for style purposes, but I had to ask a lot of people for their opinions because it was a close call.

    I took one star off because I personally prefer a higher rise and these are a solid mid-rise (as stated in the description).

    For sizing references: I am 5'7" and 140 pounds. I wear a size 6 or 8 (depending on the amount of stretch) in Old Navy Rockstars and a 28 or 29 (again, depending on the amount of elastane in the fabric content) in Madewell skinnies. I purchased these in both a 6 and an 8. Both were wearable, but the 8's were definitely more comfortable and the ones I ended up keeping in the Brenna style.

    Purchased the Briann pant after researching good travel-worthy and stylish pants. I only wear skinny jeans when I'm not dressed up for work, so these are just my style for a trip to Europe. They were super wrinkly when I pulled them out of the package, so I was worried that they would not be appropriate for traveling. However, after a few minutes, all of the wrinkles were gone and they looked great! These pants look good with my casual sneakers and trendy booties. So comfortable. I am 5'3", 116 lbs, curvy. Waist-26.5" Hips-36.5" The size 4 short fit perfectly and the stretch allows me to wear a base layer underneath.

    I bought these primarily because of the price. I own 3 pairs of travel pants, including the Anatomie Skylar pants. I like the Skylar pants more, but these are a great (and less expensive) alternative. They fit well, albeit a bit snug, but they're comfortable. I don't feel like my movement is restricted. I haven't travelled with them yet, but they shipped to me folded in a legal size envelope. I unrolled the pants, and there were fairly wrinkle free. That tells me that they should travel well. They're also light as a feather, which bodes well for packing.

    5'11", 155lbs, smaller waist, bigger bottom and thighs. I would've gone w/ the 6 tall. They were long enough and seemed well made. I had a little gaping at the waist, & did not like the back pocket shape/placement on me. They were quite snug around the knees & it didn't seem like they would have much room for movement. (although they have some stretch) I opted for the Halle style instead.

    I wore these on a recent trip to Yosemite and to see family. They transitioned seamlessly from hiking to Thanksgiving dinner and packed really well. They easily dried overnight in my hotel room.

    These are so highly regarded in the onebag / herbag traveller community that these were high on my list to buy. They're quick-drying, UV resistant and really lightweight, whilst being able to wear them with just about anything. I bought the 'coal' version on PrAna's own website (which was on sale but ended up paying ~£90 with fees and taxes). A bit of a risk not knowing what size I would definitely be (a challenge for petite travellers too). I found this on Amazon to my surprise but never could get my size. But keep watching the item you want, you might get it... :)

    I was so happy with the coal version and used them for work as well (too often to be honest), but what I really wanted was a darker version as it was not 'true black'. So PrAna announced a black version which in the Amazon images looks to be 'true black'. Well I bought them...! In my image, the left is coal and the right is black. Yep... they're the SAME. There might be the teeniest tinyest twinge of difference... but I cannot see it at all (and others can't either).

    Anyway sizing! So I am normally a UK size 6 / EU 34 / US 2 but I went with Size 0 Short. Size 0 is actually too big on the waist still (I hear that other colours don't have this issue?). As for the short inseam, I am 155cm tall, and the short inseam is perfect (would be fine if you were an inch taller or so too).

    The fabric of these is like work slacks, it isn't the same sort of stretchy fabric that my other Prana pants have, so these cant be used for hiking. They are very nice though. I couldn't wear them as tight as the models in the pics, and FYI that i wear a 10 in the Prana Halle pants, but have to wear a 12 for these and they aren't cut well for someone with a big butt and small waist.

    These are awesome pants! Water just bounces off of them, they fit great, and are nice and stretchy. Look nice enough for in the city, but are technical enough for hiking. What more could I ask for?