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  • Treated with a durable water repellent finish, the quick-dry stretch woven fabric moves with your body, breathes and wicks moisture for exceptional comfort
  • Flatlock seams lie flat for added comfort
  • Adjustable elastic waist and drawcord
  • Side slits allow ease of movement
  • Lumbar stash pocket with zipper
  • Reflective logo


View all Arc'teryx Men's Running Shorts

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Best Use Trail Running
Fabric Polyester
Inner Liner Yes
Liner Fabric Polyester
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Inseam (in.) Unavailable
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

SHORT: Some pants are available in short sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 2 inches shorter than regular sizes. TALL: Some pants are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Medium was too large I bought a medium and small on-line since experience told me that arcteryx shorts/pants fit WAY too large. I returned the medium and kept the small. If your a runner these are a great short. No front pockets to bother with, a small key pocket at the rear. I finally found an inner lined running short that does what it was made to do and that is offer support. Why would I wear underwear with underwear? The inner liner should be all you need, the inner liner in these shorts are all you need. Probably the perfect running short.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Running Short These are pretty well the perfect all-around running short anyone could ask for. The length is pretty spot-on, not too short but also not too long to infringe on movement at all. The weight of the fabric is perfect for breathability and freedom of movement, plus the build in brief is comfortable and doesn't impact the comfort. The fit runs pretty true to size I found, I tend to wear a medium and I got a medium. The back pocket is also a nice touch - carries everything from a couple of cards and your keys to an iPhone 5. The DWR coating on the short is also a nice touch. For general running and gym use I'd give these shorts a whole-hearted recommendation. I've used them for daily running, gym use, soccer training and have competed in a couple of races in them and have yet to find any sort of flaw.
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just my personal preference Awesome short. Not baggy but not constricting. Actually run just slightly larger than I thought (not much.) While I don't think they should have full front pockets that just get in the way, I think it would be helpful to have mini gel or key pockets on both front hips. I can't attach my iPod Shuffle to the waist (It slips off) and when put in the rear zip pocket, can't control music. I know this is a very minor thing but...if Pearl can do it, I'm sure Arc could too.
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice materials - fits too large and drawstring stinks great materials, not a surprise here. also a comfortable waistband. buuuut, as a normal 32" waist man (medium in most brands), a medium here just fits too big as other reviewers mentioned. Usually a 32" waist = medium and isn't in b/w sizes. so, even with cinching up the drawstring these shorts don't stay on. the drawstring (one piece) is hard to tie & untie. recommend cutting it to make into a normal style drawstring.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Repels ketchup These are really good running or lightweight hiking shorts. I've used them for both, the waist is smooth and flat, and the brief is well cut and no binding or chafing leg holes. They feel great, breathe well, dry fast, etc. etc. I found them to be slightly large, I typically wear large but found myself in between sizes with these. There is a draw-string. The fit is loose but not at all "baggy." There is also something magical about the way ketchup wiped off of these with absolutely no stain. What else is Arcteryx making with this fabric?
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Super awesome to run in. Key pocket stitching came undone after 5 months and key fell out during a run so be careful with that.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Color selection abysmal. No Pockets for hands and wallets I would really like it if you guys did two things. Standardize(Offer all your colors) your colors across your entire line so that you could get any article of clothing in any color you offer. I really dislike finding a jacket or shirt I like but the color I want is on another series. Its infuriating. The other thing I take issue with is that you guys have no running shorts with real hand pockets. I like to wear athletic shorts around town. It would be nice to have a place to put my wallet and keys. Otherwise you guys make garments without equal. everybody knows it.
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short ! So far I purchase "The Adan Short" the other day. I was looking for a short for both road and mountain running and wanted something light, fast drying and that offered a little extra coverage in leg length. I headed out for a 4 day training camp in Mammoth that I was hosting last weekend to put them to the test. I ran in them all 4,days, 2 of which included 10-12 hrs of mountain running, cross country, booney crashing as well as ascents and descents over relatively steep (class 2-3) terrain of boulders...extremely loose talus, screw w/ melting run off. I took a few butt slides and there was no damage to shorts. They dry very quickly. Unlike some other reviews I read, the short stayed in place and I have no complaints about the draw string. It would be great if Arc might consider a similar style with some side pockets. I do like the side pocket options such as some of the shorts like lululemon but I prefer the lightness and less bulky feel of Arcteryx. I'm 5'10"" about 155-160lbs w/ a waiste of about 30-31" and the small worked well. The medium would be too big. I would recommend the "Adan Short" especially if you have an athletic physique. Hope this helps.
Date published: 2015-09-03
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