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    21 Reviews


    This mobility-oriented pant keeps you comfortable on the trail and in the chair.

    Go straight from a brisk trek to lounging around camp without changing anything but your beer selection when you wear the Arc'teryx Perimeter Pant.
    • Stretchy nylon and polyurethane fabrics combine with a gusseted crotch to accommodate a full range of motion
    • Articulated, athletic fit reduces unnecessary bulk
    • Plentiful pockets store snacks, maps, or other necessities
    • Item #ARC1259

    Tech Specs

    89% nylon, 11% elastane
    2 hand, 2 back, 1 zippered thigh
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, hiking
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    Arc'teryx All Day

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36/30
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Love these pants! Seriously you can't ever go wrong with anything by Arc'teryx. For those that thing you pay for the name and logo, you are wrong. You pay for what you get, an amazing product with great construction and fit. My only complaint, and it is very small and something I get with almost every pair of pants I buy...big thighs equals fat guy in a little pants feeling. I am used to it, nothing with the design or the pant itself, just my freakish legs. Pants are awesome though!

    Great pants with a big flaw

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I have wear this pant for a few days trip and have very good impressions. But when I wear them yesterday, during a flight, I noticed something annoying.
    This pants....hurts my d. I feel that it was for female at that time.
    But this problem only appears when you remain seated for a while. Beside of that, 5/5

    This is my 3rd pair of Perimeter pants

      Fast drying, articulated cut and sufficient pockets for traveling. I own both khaki and grey colour, now with black colour makes it perfect for a 7 days trip😄

      Beautiful Fabric, Sized Funny

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 28x32
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 140lbs

      I bought these as an everyday/climbing day pant. The fabric is stretchy but not thin or fragile and the design is simple/elegant. I have worn a 28x32 my whole life and these pants seem to run a little on the smaller ends of both of those numbers.

      Love these

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Size Bought: 34
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      I have 2 pair my go to for work or around town. My true waist size is 33 but they only have 34 so I got those. They are super light and plenty of stretch for climbing etc. Mine do not fit that tight I guess because i had to upsize. Little loose in the waist but he Arcteryx cinch belt takes care of that. Perfect summertime weight.

      Gamble paid off

      • Fit: True to size

      From my Rock hugging picture, you can see that the Arcteryx Perimeter Pant is able to stretch with the flexing of my legs. You should also be able to see that if my thighs were muscular, I wouldn't have been able to perform this manoever as easily in these pants.

      Sizing: it fits exactly like it states.

      Beware: Low to mid core-positioned ponch, love handles, developed glutes and overly muscular thighs are all unaccomodated for with these pants.....

      Gamble paid off

      Mainstay climbing pants

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small

      I picked these up on sale, bought two just in case I liked them (I like to have a spare), and I wish I had bought 4. I've run these through the ringer rock climbing. The fabric has held up nicely. They do not shrink as others have noted...must be wrong product. The fit is a bit small for a cyclist with larger than average thighs. Waist is in line with waist size in other pants, but snug thighs.

      For Backpacking

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I took these for a 40 mile backpacking trip in the Weminuche Wilderness. Got down to the low 30's at night and mid 70's during the day. I felt pretty comfortable the whole time, but would role pant legs up on hotter days. Ultra comfortable and fit well. I'm a 32in trim waist and 5'11.'' The Med 32 by 32 fit very well (maybe a little loose on the waist). C aught an ember while building a fire and burned a small hole straight through the leg. Pretty bummed about it since the pants are expensive, but hey, that's what happens when you play with fire in synthetic clothing. Wish Arc'teryx would supply a patch kit with the pants. I'm contacting them about a repair, but I doubt they'll replace the pants for free since wear and tear / negligence isn't covered in the warranty.

      Like I said, fit a little lose which is no problem wearing a belt, BUT you better make sure you have a low profile belt if backpacking. Too bad these pants don't come with some kind of strap like some REI brands do.

      Spendy Pants

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      Don't get me wrong, these are a nice pair of pants. Fantastic fit, stretchy fabric, clean finish but $120! Egad.......

      These are my go to pants around town or coming and going to the climbing gym. the move well with the body and are incredibly comfy. They have held up well against multiple washings and I always hang to dry (I was warned they shrink in the dryer). 1 small gripe- the outside pocket should have the zipper open the opposite way (so the fastener sits closed by your thigh). just looks cleaner....

      Great pants though if you want to shell out $120

      Adequate for a wildlife technician

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 28x30
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 135lbs

      These have been my go-to for chasing birds around in central Texas and western OK for the last 2 seasons. They provide superior breathability and freedom of movement compared to any pants I've ever worn. The only way these could be improved is by offering them in a 'brush pants' version. I would be willing to pay a LOT for that option, as these are somewhat underwhelming in the durability department, especially when blasting through brush for 40 hours a week for months on end.

      A bit baggier than expected.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The material and color (black clay) are awesome. Stretchy and soft, however these seem to ride a bit high on my waist. And the cuffs are baggier than I expected. With the athletic fit I assumed these would fit like the Spotter pants, still sexy looking but a tad baggy. I would compare these to the Outdoor Research Voodoo pants. Those are pretty slim in the cuff, if that's your preference check them out.

      My 'go-to' pants!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small

      These have pretty much replaced my Ramparts and even older Candidate pants from Arc'Teryx. These are a great material; they are softer, smoother, and stretchier than the Ramparts and shed water better. They pack down small and don't hold a wrinkle.

      I don't know how so many reviewers are saying these shrink; they're a nylon/poly blend of fabric. I've washed and dried mine dozens of times over the past 6 months and they stay the same size & length. Having said that, they are like nearly all of the Arc'Teryx hiking/climbing pants, which is to say that they seem to run about 1/2 to 3/4" short in length. This is great to keep them out of the way for outdoor pursuits, but they do tend to look a bit 'high-water' for urban adventures. For the sleek look and comfort, though, I don't mind terribly, but if they were available in a 33" length I'd choose those.

      These are also an 'athletic fit', meaning they're pretty slim. I have an 'endurance' build and these don't leave me a lot of room. They're not tight, but if I were to miss a couple weeks of training they could get that way. Definitely not made for guys who spend their gym hours at the squat rack.

      Only other place I'd look for improvement is to have cargo pockets on both thighs, and maybe add a zipper or 'credential flap' to the rear pockets, and a hidden zip to one of the hand pockets to keep gear secure.

      If these came in olive or coyote/crocodile I'd buy them again without hesitation.

      shrinking issues

        I should have bought this one size bigger in the waist so that it would shrink perfectly in the wash. Unfortunately, I bought it in my regular go-to size and had to return it after it shrank one full size during the first wash.

        Everything else was awesome.

        Great, comfortable, but shrunk

          I bought Perimeter pants for travel in Europe. Nice fit, nice feel, dry quickly. But after washing and drying, they were signficantly shorter. Wouldn't be a problem except they apparently aren't made in 34" length. Why not??

          Do Not Buy

            I've had two pairs of these pants and both times the stitching came out after one or two uses at the rear part of the gusseted crotch. And this after only casual use. Do not buy!

            I have multiple seasons on a pair Perimeter Pants and the Perimeter Shorts and haven't had any issues. If the product has legitimately failed Arc'teryx will warranty it. Seam failure is commonly caused from an improper fit. I'd recommend double checking your size.

            Looks like every time you post a negative comment on backcountry you get a response from a "Representative for brand(s) carried by" Not sure those comments can be trusted...

            Get the Rampart instead

            • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

            Yes, the material is neat and, yes, they are light and stretchy, but it's been a bit too many and too long of companies having 15 versions of any given garment. Case in point - these pants. Why not just put zippers on the Rampart pant cargo pockets, insert a stretchy panel in the right spot and call it done (basically - make a slightly modified version of the older Palisade pants)? Instead, Arc'teryx makes another version of pants, with a different pocket pattern (which is almost useless), different cut and different "purpose." Get the Rampart (or maybe, Palisade) or just keep your current hiking/backpacking pants and save some money.

            Different strokes for different folks. The Rampart and Perimeter Pants are made from different materials and have different fits. The Rampart features a Relaxed fit and is constructed from TerraTex (94% Nylon, 6% Spandex) while the Perimeter features an Athletic fit and is constructed from Cresta (89% Nylon, 11% Spandex). The Rampart is slightly more durable and has a looser fit. The Perimeter has more stretch, a softer hand and a trimmer fit.

            I have both the rampart and the perimeters - I like the perimeters better. They have a more athletic fit and I like the material better. I also like the pocket placement better as I feel like a dork wearing pants w/ cargo pockets.

            Good pants, great fit, but they shrink

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            I like these pants. They fit me well and seemed sized about right, but they shrunk quite a bit in the wash, at least 1" in length. Dryer was on low temp, and I've never had shrinkage with Prana, Columbia, Patagonia, or North Face pants, so I was unpleasantly surprised to suddenly have high water pants, when these are the most expensive hiking pants I've purchased. Luckily, they have a generous bottom seam, so I could have them let back out to the original length. They're a little snugger in the waist/hips area now, but they have a great stretchiness so they remain comfortable, and I still like wearing them. Mine seem pretty durable out of the dryer, but I've not tested them much yet.

            the best

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            Hands down the most comfortable pants i have ever worn. very pricy, but very worth it. Nice little mountain biking pedal slip tore up my shin through the pants. pants did not suffer any damage at all. (not sure how that is possible). Almost perfect fit. They run a little bit short in the legs. i typically wear a 30/30 - inseam just slightly too short - i bought 2 pairs, one 30 one 32 inseam - 30s about an inch short, 32s an inch long. easy fix with a little hem work. highest recommendation.

            Nice pants, Snagged easily

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            Wore these first time for a short fall hike, snagged on some brambles. Pants have a little pulled thread. Not a big deal, still wearable, but hardly a rugged adventure. I expected better. They did shed light rain well and are comfortable.

            any discount or coupon for these pants...

            any discount or coupon for these pants item #arc1259