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Arc'teryx Incendo 9in Short - Men's


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Incendo 9in Short

These versatile shorts were designed to travel the trail at whatever speed you choose. Whether you're trail running or hiking, their breathable, moisture-wicking, and unlined construction will help deliver a weightless feel that'll keep you comfortable even on tough trails and in high temperatures.

  • Light and breathable shorts to help you take on the trail
  • Teslin fabric delivers an airy feel for speedy runs and hard hikes
  • Stretchy construction with gusseted crotch enhances your mobility
  • Unlined design reduces weight and maximizes versatility
  • Elasticized drawcord waist ensures a comfortable and secure fit
  • Rear envelope pockets have a media port so you can listen to music
  • Flatlock seams prevent chafing when you're working hard
  • Item #ARCZ93Q

Teslin (93% nylon, 7% spandex)
2 rear envelope
elastacized drawcord
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
backpacking, hiking, road running, trail running, training
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 3

Ok, Slightly Confused

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
5` 11"
180 lbs

First of all these are advertised under "trail running" on the Arc'teryx website, so I'm writing my review with that in mind. I have experience with a few different running shorts (previous Arc'teryx models, North Face, On Running), so this review is a comparison against those and not against the gamut of all running shorts on the market. These are the heaviest running shorts I have owned to date, even in at 4.2oz. Mind you, that is without a liner as well. The Teslin fabric does seem very rugged and durable against wear and abrasion, but time with tell. There are two pockets, one on each back hip, with a fold over cover to make sure items aren't bouncing out. These are deeper and can hold a phone (probably not the larger versions, I tried a standard iphone), which some of my other shorts can't. The 9in length is on the longer end of what I would wear for a running short. Oh and did I mention these don't have a liner? That's where my confusion comes in as I've only ever worn running shorts with liners? Should I wear underwear, or go au naturel? All in all I think I like these, but more as a multi-purpose short rather than running specific. And I don't think I'd get these at full price; there are other general purpose shorts on the market for less that would work just as well. Ok cheers, hope that helps

Regarding the liner, lots of brands are offering shorts like this so you can wear your choice of shorts under, like Saxx for the gym, or 2XU or similar for trail running. I wear Smartwool boxer briefs for some compression but not so much that you are uncomfortable. Hope this helps!

Agree with Paul on the liner. I prefer none and have actually cut off liners if they do come with the shorts. I’d much rather wear compression synthetic boxer underwear underneath. Right now my favs, surprisingly, are made by lululemon.

If you're interested in Arc shorts with liners, checkout Cormac Shorts.