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Arc'teryx Kapta 3.5in Short - Women's

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Kapta 3.5in Short

Get ready for any trail with a little help from the Kapta Shorts. Their moisture-wicking technical fabric will keep you comfortable as you enjoy sunny summer adventures, with durability and stretch that's functional enough for even rugged, technical terrain.

  • Technical shorts for all-day trail expeditions
  • Lightweight fabric delivers breathable warm-weather comfort
  • Liner shorts excel at drawing moisture away from your skin
  • Patterning and 3/4-side slits ensure full running mobility
  • Internal pocket features a media port for listening to tunes
  • Drawcord at waist provides a secure, adjustable fit
  • Item #ARCZ94Q

Material
[face fabric] Teslin (93% nylon, 7% spandex), [lining] Crystalis (87% polyester, 13% elastane)
Fit
slim
Length
short
Inseam
3.5in
Pockets
1 front stash, 1 internal
Waist
PowerStretch, adjustable
Reflective
yes
Split Leg
yes
Claimed Weight
4.2oz
Recommended Use
hiking, road running, trail running
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 4

Lightweight, modest running shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 4"
Weight
108 lbs

I haven't been more than 50 miles in these yet, but I like them so far. I was afraid that the lining would ride up while running, but it doesn't. The shorts stay in place and don't cause any discomfort that makes me think about them while running. The leg holes on the outer shell are seamless. I don't know that that's necessary, but maybe it means something to someone. The waistband and liner are comfortable. Since these are pricey, I will comment that shorts do crinkle in the front after sitting in them and the front pocket doesn't have any closure (no zipper or fabric cover). I prefer the security of zipping my keys in my pocket. These shorts are roomy, i.e. they run a little large.

>Rating: 5

Love these shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 3"
Weight
130 lbs

Price aside, these are the most amazing shorts ever. Yes probably run a little large, who am I kidding, I'm not the Small I used to be. They are light, flatter, and have a lining that feels like nothing. So yes, my new fave go to pair of shorts.

>Rating: 5

Bought two pairs

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 2"
Weight
160 lbs

They run a tiny bit large but I loved them so much I had to buy another pair. Perfect shorts!

>Rating: 3

Just Ok

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought
Medium
Weight
135 lbs

I was so excited when I purchased these shorts. I thought I had found my new favorite hiking shorts. However, on the first trip out I realized that was not going to be the case at all. I wore these on a 9 mile hike and the interior spandex liner shorts were way too loose to stay in place. They continued to ride up and basically sat like they were underwear. I was annoyed having to constantly pull the spandex liner down. However, the top layer shorts would become too tight if I had sized down to make the spandex tighter. I prefer a little bit looser clothing when hiking for ease of movement, however you might like them if you prefer tighter things. Overall, the shorts did chafe a little since the spandex kept riding up, but nothing too bad that would leave a mark. they held a little bit of moisture as well, but the outer layer short did not. The inner layer shorts held a little bit of moisture as well, but the outer layer shorts did not. Overall they are just ok, not the worst thing ever, not as great as you want them to be. However for this price there are definitely better options out there.