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  • Packable, breathable, lightweight performance woven fabric is quick drying and has a durable water repellent finish that resists water and stains
  • UPF 50 ultraviolet protection
  • Hand pockets; back pockets; zippered side pocket
  • bluesign® approved fabric
  • Inseam gusset for increased range of motion


View all Marmot Men's Hiking Shorts

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Best Use Hiking
Fabric 94% nylon/6% elastane
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Inseam (in.) 11 inches
Gender Men's
Weight 7.5 ounces

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Sizing notes

TALL: Some pants, shirts, jackets and parkas are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer and a rise that is 1 inch longer, a shirt or jacket body that is 2 inches longer, a parka body that is 2.5 inches longer and sleeves that are 2.5 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and excellent quality! I bought these shorts yesterday in anticipation of a upcoming bike tour down the Pacific Coast highway. For this reason, I needed these shorts to be light weight, easy to clean, just baggy enough to allow air circulation, and very abrasion resistant, which happen to be feature these shorts had. Yet, when I tried these on, I was also pleasantly surprised by how well they fit. They had deep easy access pockets in the front for stashing granola bars, a zippered pocket on the side to stash my credit card ID and money. The waist band is lined with some sort of felt-like material, making it smooth to the touch. The material is also very light, yet it still feels durable and sturdy. Perhaps another important feature for those being space conscious is the fact they cinched down to a fraction of their sized when rolled up. This means easy packing easy storage. I'll probably pick up a second pair. Very happy with this product.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit This is my second pair of Marmot Arch Rock Shorts, and I love them. Great for slim body types, no excess material to get snagged or add unnecessary weight. Pockets are roomy but nor excessive. Material is durable, quick-drying, and breathable.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bestest shorts ever! These shorts are going to be the last pair of shorts you'll ever buy. They're so tough I believe they're woven from the clippings of Zeus's beard! Great fit, nice roomy pockets to hid all the candy you take from babies... Awesome length for strutting you hotness on the trails, these bad boys will actually help you climb faster too! Leonard Cohen will sing "hallelujah" every time you slide legs into these sexy beasts. REI sells them, stop whatever you're doing and go there and buy them and a bunch of other wicked cool stuff from them! Do it... DO IT!
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to shorts for casual and outdoor use. I bought these hoping to find something breathable and lightweight for the summer months and these have been perfect! They dry out very quickly so if you get caught in a rain storm its not a problem. I have gone on several hikes wearing these shorts and they are comfortable and haven't had problems with chaffing at all. They have some stretch so I could see myself rock climbing in them as well. I'll probably buy them in the other color because I have enjoyed wearing them around town casually as well. This is a great purchase and if they are on sale even better.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Durable Great shorts. Very comfortable. After their first use on an indoor rock climbing wall, they already showed signs of wear and fraying around the leg pocket. If you are just wearing for everyday, they should be fine. If using for any outdoor activity, find something else that will actually last.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Shorts These shorts are so nice I bought three pair. I travel with the good weather and live in these. Super tough and great for both hiking and daily wear. They fit well and I am a big guy. After a year they are good as new. I have high standards and strongly recommend.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Four pairs You would think that if I bought more than one pair of shorts they would get 5 stars. Six belt loops are great. Fit is great. Wish the right rear pocket had velcro or a zipper and that there was another cargo pocket on the left leg. I know its a lot to ask for.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good price, decent shorts. Good shorts for the price. I wish the waist band was stretchy. I also wish REI didn't discontinue good products, like the Igneo stretchy shorts I was actually looking for.
Date published: 2016-04-07
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