PrAna is my all time favorite travel & outdoor clothing company. Since I found this brand several years ago I have been gradually adding more and more of their products to my wardrobe. Once I started this website, prAna was the first company I wanted to promote as an affiliate because I wanted to share what I found with others.
So, Why do I LOVE prAna? Read on to find out!!
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prAna: My Favorite Travel / Outdoor Clothing
Why I LOVE prAna!
- Fits All Sorts of Bodies
- Functional & Stylish
- Sustainability Focused
- Made to Last
- Variety & Versatility
- Lots of Sales
- Flexible Return Policy
What first drew me to prAna was the fact that the clothes actually fit me! I am 4’11” and have a hard time finding clothes that fit, especially when it comes to comfortable and practical clothing for my outdoor adventures. I first came across some of the their items while shopping in REI, and the excitement in that fitting room was real!
For women’s styles, they make their clothing in a range of sizes (XS – 3X & 00 – 22W) and 3 different inseams (short, regular & tall). And they are not like some retailers, offering just a couple options if you don’t fall into the middle. They have an awesome variety to choose from for people in all of those categories.
For men’s styles, you can find shirts ranging from XS – XXL and that includes longer length “tall” options such as XST – XLT! Pants/Shorts range from XS – XXL & 28 – 42 on the inseam. Chris has a longer torso and has a hard time finding shirts that he thinks fit well in both the shoulder and length. Once I introduced him to prAna he was sold on the selection & fit as well!
Regardless of the clothing style you prefer, you can find a variety of fit options as well. Many of their items come in standard, slim, straight, or relaxed fits. That goes for both tops & bottoms.
While the first thing that drew me to prAna was the fact that the clothing actually fit me for once without any alterations, my real love for the brand comes from the fact that the clothing is both stylish and functional.
Some other outdoor or travel clothing brands focus on function before style. And that works great for a lot of people. But, for me, I want something that performs as well during my activities as it does after the fact. I want to be able to enjoy being active and look good doing it too!
I like clothing that can easily go from the trail to a post-hike wine tasting without having to worry about changing clothes. I like clothing that is comfortable for that long flight, but is wrinkle-free and ready to blend in grabbing brunch at a nice cafe on the other side of the world.
I think prAna really takes into account that functional clothing can also look good. When heading outdoors or traveling, the last thing I want to do is have to pack multiple outfits for every day. I love to have options that can do double duty.
Another reason that prAna gained me as a repeat customer is that the clothing is well-made and lasts a long time. Its a good thing too… it can be a little more expensive. But there is a good reason for that price – prAna is fair trade certified & focuses on protecting the environment through sustainable practices. PrAna also strives to protect animals through collaboration with organizations that recycle down and ensure the safety and health of down producing birds. As a company, they are continuing to explore ways to provide amazing clothing while keeping the welfare of people, animals, and the environment at the forefront of their process.
The wide variety and versatility of products offered by prAna is another reason I keep returning to the brand when I am looking to make a purchase. They have clothing that is perfect for travel, outdoor sports, lounging around, and yoga. They even have an excellent selection of stylish swimwear and outerwear. While they focus mainly on clothing, they also offer hats, headbands, yoga mats, scarves, and bags.
Due to the high quality of materials and production of their clothing, some of the items may be a little higher in price than some people are comfortable spending. Luckily, prAna always has lots of sales and special offers. Of course, you may miss out on a popular item by waiting for a sale, but there are plenty of awesome pieces in the sale section as well. I have purchased many of my items on sale on the prAna website.
Living in Atlanta, there is not a prAna retail store anywhere near me. I can find some items at REI, but they often do not carry my size or what I am specifically looking for at the time. Luckily, prAna has a very flexible return policy. You can return an item within 60 days for a full refund, and after 60 days you will receive a store credit. I love this because I can shop online for new styles without fear of being stuck with something that doesn’t quite work for my body!
If I could only recommend one clothing brand, it would be prAna. The mission of the brand, the versatility and comfort of the clothing, as well as the styles and fit all resonate with me. Check them out. I am sure you will find something that works for you as well!