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prAna Nemesis Knicker - Men's - 2010 BCS
There's a pretty gnarly knee-jam halfway up your project, and it's the only place you can rest. The prAna Men's Nemesis Knicker is here to help protect your thigh and knee while you shake the pump out of your arms.
- Nylon stretches with your heel-hooks and won't mind summers of rock-grinding
- Toothbrush tab comes in handy for bouldering days
- 21-Inch inseam hits at about mid-calf so your lower legs can breathe a bit
- Adjustable waistband helps cover your coin-slot when that hottie offers to spot you
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July 7, 2010
I just picked up my third pair of these knickers! I don't really need three because they are so durable but I don't want to wear the same pair every day either. I love how this year the fabric stretches more and the fit seems even better. Good for climbing, bouldering, or just cruising around town.
August 26, 2012
These Knickers would be perfect if they came in at about 2 inches longer then the knee, in my case they were about 2 inches above my ankle, I am 5'10". I love the fit and feel of prAna but the length of these were a deal breaker for me and I sent them back. I gave them three stars cause I really like the feel and how they fit and some people may like where these ride. I will be getting another pair of Zion's and just rolling the cuff just below the knee.
prAna Nemesis Knicker - Men's Any medium sizes returning
prAna Nemesis Knicker - Men's
Any medium sizes returning to your stock?
January 2, 2012
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By: Dean Whitehead
January 4, 2012
Two Minor Problems
August 9, 2012
Love these capris. Face it that's what they are. They breathe well, they repel water better than some not as good as others but the fabric is light enoughto dry quick anyway so that's not a problem and they are light and don't hinder movement. I have only used them about town and on a few summits so I have not tested the durability yet.
My only gripes:
First, and this is for ANY pant, I don't mind the integral belts but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, start giving me belt loops so I have a choice. I am not a fan of how the integral only cinches from one side and also at some point that plastic buckle may fail. Then what? Like I said I have this gripe from these knickers all the way up to some of my pricey Arc'Teryx Gear.
Secondly, Give me a couple more colors LOL. I have charcoal and Khaki, so my only other option is green. Bummer.
Great pair of man~pri's
September 27, 2011
I love these man-pri's... The only thing i'd say about them is that they run a bit larger... I first bought a pair of large and they were way too big for me... Then I bought a pair of mediums and they would have worked if I cinched them down all the way... Then I bought a pair of smalls and they fit pretty perfect with a little cinching down from time to time.... Im around a thirty waste but things vary... My surf shorts I like at a thirty-two for the length and I like having them a little hanging... My carharts are usally a thirty-thirty but my actual waste is probably a twenty-eight... So, if you're a 28-30 or even a 32 waste I would recommend the smalls.... But these capri's are amazing! They are stretchy for when you're out on some rock and they protect the knee's... I love these shorts!
I have a 28" waist and im wanting these in rust, but you
I have a 28" waist and im wanting these in rust, but you now only have medium in stock and im not sure they would fit right. Are you going to get more small in stock?
June 24, 2011
Rob, for inventory questions you would get a much quicker response by using the "Chat Now" feature in the upper right hand portion of your screen.
By: Gone Fishing
June 24, 2011
August 14, 2012
In my mind, the charictaristics of exceptional climbing pants are: freedom of motion, abrasion resistance (duability), and lighweightness. And as far as I can tell, these capris were intended by Prana to excell as a climbing oriented peice of clothing. I've owned these pants for many months, and though out their life time, they've seen several bouldering setions at the gym, a two week trip in Squamish, and many casual days of wear. I rank these pants very high among my climbing clothes, an use them very often. Its because they live up to my three golden expectations. They are very strechy in fabric and articulated in construction. A built in, sinch style belt makes shure they sit high on your waist, and a gusseted croch promotes freedom of movement, as well as flexibility during high steps and any other rediculous positions you might find yourself in on the wall. A durable nylon and spandex blend (97/3) helps protect your legs in the middle of knee bars, as well as any other types of contact with the unforgiving surface of which your ascending. And un-suprisingly these nickers also come in at a low weight becasue of their lack of length on your lower leg. Once you throw in the water resistant surface, and the five mesh pockets, these pants are a truly remarkable addition to your climbing wardrobe. I highly recomend them to any outdoor-er looking for an excellent pair of pants. I love my Nemisis Nickers, and I KNOW you will too.
Great Climbing Bottom
Rat a Tat Nat
July 30, 2012
I bought these for my boyfriend to climb in and he wears them all the time. They have good stretch, are light weight and are constructed of breathable fabric.
ana has these for sale on their web
P.S. BACKCOUNTRY.COM.....prana has these for sale on their web site for the exact same price....can you beat it?
August 18, 2010
Its always worth a shot..give us a call we'll see what we can do for you.
August 20, 2010
August 5, 2012
These are durable and comfortable, great for climbing. They're a bit long for shorts, but I guess that's what you'd expect for knickers.
July 26, 2012
I bought the charcoal color, liked them so much, went ahead and got the green ones too. Comfy, stylish, breathable. No complaints.
Love the way these look....durable/ stylish...BUT DO THEY BREATH?!
Love the way these look....durable/ stylish...BUT DO THEY BREATH?! I have a pair of nylon short that look similar to these but keep my legs sticking to the fabric like crazy when I have to turn it up a notch in the heat....
August 18, 2010
Yes, these breathe pretty well for knicker. The inseam crotch gusset has 3 holes on each side to allow for breathability. I don't have any problems with these sticking to my legs, even after 7+ hour car rides.
October 11, 2010
June 25, 2012
Awesome capris, they're not loose fitting, so they look a little weird with certain baggy shirts etc. I love them though, I'd definitely recommend them.
Protects your knees!!
June 21, 2012
I bought these pants based on the previous write ups about protecting their knees! They are incredible...very light weight and dry fast. I bought the mediums with the idea that they ran a little big and they do, but it was a perfect fit for me (33-34 in waist). I recommend these pants!!
Great For Bouldering
May 15, 2012
Some of the most comfortable pants i have ever owned. they are durable, stretchy, and breathable. Perfect for climbing and bouldering.
anybody who ordered the steel color: was there contrast stitching
anybody who ordered the steel color: was there contrast stitching on the seams or was the stitching as pictured? reason i ask is because i've seen them with the contrast and the "self" stitching at the prana store and no one could tell me if that was an older or newer model of the nemesis.
By: Elizabeth Rosen
July 7, 2010
Great for climbing, imperfect fit
April 16, 2012
Cargo green size medium seems a little big. I usually wear a 31 waist. I wish I had order small, but maybe they would have been too small~ Great climbing pants though! Fit should be slimmed down for better customer satisfaction.
November 19, 2011
Quality materials and solid construction, these were built to last. Be advised these shorts are pretty long. I got them for casual wear as well as outdoor ruckuses, so I had them hemmed just a bit to a length more my style. If your main use will be climbing, you'll love them as is; the length is very practical for protecting your legs from scrapes. Very glad I bought these.
best climbing pants ever
October 21, 2011
after climbing in them the first time I went to backcountry.com and bought another pair. they are just that awesome. flexible and strong for indian creek chimneys, good enough appearance to wear to the climbing gym and hit on girls (did i really write that here?), not too hot but super durable.
couldn't love them more
Do these suckers fit loose like regular shorts or are they more
Do these suckers fit loose like regular shorts or are they more like a tight pair of yoga pants??? I'm not tryin to show up at a crag ready to roll out the mat and get my crouching tiger hidden dragon on.
June 24, 2010
Oh damn...didn't think they were THAT huge. I thought they were a little more form fitting. Annnnnd I never thought to look on the prAna website for pictures hahaha. Thanks Elise!
June 26, 2010
definitely not a "yoga" stretchy pant, these babies strive for freedom of movement. Here is the link to Prana's site, showing a guy sporting them. Definitely not a snug fitter.
June 25, 2010
July 27, 2011
I really like these knickers but I wish that they were just the teensiest bit tighter in the legs. I'm a 32" waist and got the mediums, which fit my waist exactly as they should. I don't think I would go to a small even if I could, I imaging it's quite a reduction in size. They have excellent stretch and are pretty tough - I'll hike and climb for days in them without any signs of wear. I don't really have a bad thing to say about them, my only beef is pretty much a subjective comment regarding the fit.
June 4, 2011
I've had these for a couple years, and they are SUPER comfortable, and super durable. I like the cut too, because they are nice and long to protect your knees, but not so long as to get in the way. They are pretty breathable too, so you stay very comfortable.
May 31, 2011
Great for bouldering. My knees love the protection from scratches and scrapes. Also great for lazing around the hizzy.
Good at everything
June 2, 2011
Amazing. Wear them all the time. Climbing, mtn biking, around the house. Wicked comfortable. Seem sturdy. Get compliments on them all the time.
Sizing is accurate, except the waist is big
March 9, 2011
I'll start by saying that I spent hours searching for every possible review of this knicker. Most people thought they fit great, but some thought the waist was huge. I am 5'10" with a 32" waist. I weigh 170lb so I'm a normal sized guy. After much deliberation, I ended up buying the size Small.
When I received the size Small knickers, they did fit me very comfortably. They were not overly baggy, and are also fitted at the knee, not flared out. The waist fits a 32" perfectly, without needing to use the belt cinch.
All of this being said, I exchanged the Small for a Medium. The reason is because, IMO, the size Small made me look like I stole my wife's capris. I like manpris as much as the next guy, but in a Small they were teetering toward the feminine side. A little extra bagginess in the leg will go a long way, and with the belt cinch the size Mediums will be incredibly comfortable.
Fully functional, fat cut
January 20, 2011
I have no idea why Prana felt inclined to make such a large cut out of such a stretchy and gliding material. They could have taken a couple inches out of the thigh and had a better looking knicker.
That being said, If I only wore one pair of bottoms during the summer, these would be them. You can do everything in them. They dry in about a second, and wick sweat fast - Comfortable as anything, they feel like a long pair of capilene boxers - they hold their shape - they seem to repel dirt and not hold odors - they are styled well - and they have some good pockets + a good waist tightening system (which on these lightweight knickers works better than for the stretch zion pant).
Only wish they had beltloops as well because a techweb belt would look pretty good with these after the sun goes down. But Prana seems pretty if not overly function-driven.
One That Inflicts Vengeance
October 11, 2010
I purchased these a few months ago, so they've had a few months of beating and they're holding up wonderfully. I bought the "Stone" in size medium, I'm 6'0, 140lbs and these kickers have a huge waist. I have belt tightened all the way down, which makes all the extra fabric sort of annoying. The chart is pretty off. I wish I would have went with a small. I would say the medium would fit perfect for someone who has a waist 32-34. I can't stress how comfortable these are, whether it be 7+ hour car rides or going from Yoga, to riding your bike 3 miles to a buddies climbing gym, these knickers are perfect for everything. The stretch and flexibility is amazing!
October 11, 2010
I was only concerned that these may not breath, and they my be too tight fitting.....then I went to the Prana site to see an image where they appeared very relaxed.....I am crazy hard on soft goods and expect diverse performance. Bought all three colors last summer and am LOVING them. They are baggy so you don't look like you stole your girlfriends knickers.....but not too baggy (getting caught on everything). I have not been able to tear these things yet on the boulders, and they don't bunch up on me when I'm in my harness!!!! I mountain bike in them all the time and they breath amazing. I kick around town in them a lot--I throw a button up on for my top and actually look well dressed instead of homeless when I head into the pub after a sweet session.
SIZING: I am 5'11" and 200 lbs--no fat--am a 34" in the waist but usually buy 36" to keep from binding when climbing....I actually went for the XL in these and they fit PERFECT.....just had to cinch up the waist adjust 2" and it still doesnt look bulky in the waist--i like a looser fit though....i could have pulled off the large but didn't want to look like the guys who stole their g-friends knickers and walk around with they're man purse.