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Arc'teryx made the Men's Rampart Long Shorts for climbers and hikers who demand total range of motion. A gusseted crotch and stretchy fabric ensure nothing gets in your way when you're trying to send a hard crack pitch or finishing a 20-plus-mile hike. The Arc'teryx Rampart Long Shorts' contrast stitching and medium cut keep you from looking out of place when you wear them straight from the crag to the bar for celebration drinks.
- Lightweight TerraTex fabric takes the durability and quick-drying awesomeness of nylon and adds the flexibility of spandex to boost mobility
- Gusseted crotch and a relaxed fit give you free range of motion so you never feel restricted by the cut of your pants
- Plenty of pocket space including hip pockets, pleated thigh cargo pockets, back packets, and a thigh drop-in pocket gives you room to stash your essentials
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Best shorts I've used
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
As usual, Arc'Teryx=a cut above the rest. I've had my Rampart shorts for over 3 years now and they don't look any different than when they were new. The fit is spot on and the snap closure system is great. Pockets are low profile so these don't have that lame cargo short look. The flap system is secure, and while I wouldn't trust them like zippered pockets, this does keep the weight down and increases comfort. Fabric is amazingly stretchy and even a little water repellent, plus holds up better to abrasion than you would expect. These are perfect for hiking even on long backpacking trips and move well under a harness for climbing, not to mention look great around town as well. You can catch these on sale occasionally, you will be glad you snagged at least one pair.
live in these shorts
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
I have two pairs of these and about three pairs of some excellent mountain hardwear shorts with an integrated belt. These, like the rampart pants from 2012 are the best gear I own. Though the rampart short doesn't come with a belt, it accepts anything (even an elastic fishing or Arcade brand belt).
The elastic material is mosquito proof (admittedly more relevant for the pants...) and flexes with you. The length is great for comfort and style. I don't feel like a G.I. in the Pacific, nor am I tempted to make a fast break or take it to the hole.
The pockets are sleek. They stay smooth to the hips but accept hands without a problem. The thigh pockets are a great place to lose my wedding ring without fear it'll fall out. The top flap stays secure.
I've not managed to wear any holes in the material despite some pretty rough use. I'm expecting these shorts to go out of fashion before they have a blow out.
Does anyone know what the outseam is on...
Does anyone know what the outseam is on these in a size 36??
Not finding any specs on the outseam, but I found that the inseam is about 13". Hope this helps!
Thanks but I found that info . . . . need the outseam to accurately know where they will fall on my gangly 6'6" legs . . . . if anyone knows, please share.
On a hike in New York's AT sections. They slipped through the lemon squeezer pretty well.
Good shorts, not great enough to keep
Like all Arcteryx products, these shorts are exceptionally crafted. I especially liked the design of a cargo pocket which uses a flap, instead of finicky zippers.
The material and attention to detail are immaculate. Style is sharp.
I ultimately decided to return these because of issues with fitting and the material being a little too warm to my liking. Most Arcteryx pants/shorts are designed for those with flat butts, so if you have pronounced hips like me, these aren't a good fit. Even though I can put them on okay because of the stretchiness of the material, I just don't feel that they warrant the $90 price tag. Try them on before you buy.
Extremely reliable and functional,yet lightweight.
You wouldn't get this from any other guy
I wore these sport climbing in Canada, hiking in Puerto Rico, snorkeling in the Virgin Islands, and everywhere in between, and they are true to form. I knew what I expected when I thew down a fat wad of cash for one pair of shorts (I have the regular length), and they do not disappoint. They stretch a bit when soaked, and they get pretty stiff when you don't wash them for a couple weeks (what? we're all dirtbags here!), but they are extremely reliable and functional. They are never gonna give you up. They're never gonna let you down. They're never gonna run around and desert you. They're never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, and they're never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.
(we're no strangers to love.)