I never thought I’d find one of my favorite urban pants at a company known for its yoga and climbing gear, but I did. Prana’s Brynn Skinny Cargo Pant has completely won me over.
|Sizes: W’s 0-14|
|Shop: Altrec Outdoors, Moosejaw, Backcountry|
I love this slim, super comfortable pant. Prana has done an incredible job of combining the casual style of an outdoor pant (there are large but flat cargo pockets on each thigh and two generous back pockets) with the sleek look of a skinny jean. Both sets of pockets are designed with the buttons hidden under the top flaps for a sleeker look. Cool.
Best of all, thanks to a bit of Spandex, this everyday pant has plenty of stretch, so I get the tapered legs and slim style I love without the tight fit of too many of my skinny jeans.
I fell for the Brynn Skinny Cargo Pant the minute I saw it, and then proceeded to wear it for a week straight! I haven’t done that with a pair of pants in years. I love the textured, stretchy material (98% cotton/2% Spandex), which feels a bit lighter than denim, as well as the relative long length on the legs (32″; shorter gals can hem this pant).
The material is quite stretchy, so the Brynn Skinny Cargo Pant expands a bit with wear. At first I wasn’t sure I liked that, but then I realized that I was getting the feel of a baggier pant with the slim look I like.
I’ve worn the Brynn Skinny Cargo Pant to a poetry reading paired with a dressy top, on several power walks with a merino hoody, to the tea shop, to two dinner parties, and on a variety of other occasions. The low-rise style is very comfortable yet still seems modest. Because of the stretchy material, I need to wear a belt with this pant.
The Brynn Skinny Cargo Pant is available in Gravel and Ivy, in sizes 0-14. These pants run BIG. I’m always a size 10, and had to go down a size to an 8. I’m 5’11″ and on the thin side, with narrow hips. I love the fit of this pant.
Bottom Line: It’s so rare to find a great-fitting pair of pants with tapered legs, a low-rise, and a fun style that’s both urban and casual.–E..D. (March 2012)
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