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Arch Rock 9in Short - Men's

2.6923076923076925 out of 5 stars
13 Reviews

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Why We Like The Arch Rock Short

We appreciate that Marmot made the Arch Rock Short with technical performance capability for hikers and climbers. Its fabric resists abrasion, stretches for mobility, wicks moisture, and dries quickly for comfort. The Arch Rock also has a DWR coating to repel raindrops and spring showers.


  • Performance-oriented short for climbing and hiking
  • Abrasion-resistant fabric has some stretch and a DWR treatment
  • Fabric also wicks moisture and dries quickly
  • Gusseted construction ensures freedom of movement
  • Zippered side pocket secures phones or topo maps
  • Item #MARZ9L8
94% nylon, 6% elastane, DWR coating
2 hand, 2 back, 1 zippered side
belt loops, button
Gusseted Crotch
UPF Rating
Claimed Weight
casual, climbing, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

2.5 based on 13 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 4 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 3 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Like it

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] great quality with good price, really like it. Hope it has black color.


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1 out of 5 stars

January 7, 2024

Arch Rock Shorts

I have 2 older pair and love them!! This new design is terrible!! The belt is awful!! Need to add a couple inches to the length too. Not everyone is 5’6”.

Jus Kel

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5 out of 5 stars

January 6, 2024

Great fit and easy comfort

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Fits as advertised and fabric is super soft and wrinkle free. Looks great and stylish. Nice stretchy waist for those feeling fat days.

Florida Stu

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5 out of 5 stars

January 6, 2024

Awesome quality and fit.

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Awesome quality and fit. Nice color and fabric as well


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5 out of 5 stars

July 12, 2023

Really like these shorts. I've bought 4 pairs!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Interesting reading these reviews and many of the negative comments are actually why I like the shorts. The 9" inseam is perfect for shorter men. I enjoy the fact that I don't need the belt and honestly I never unclasp the ready made belt that is there. I've purchased 4 pairs of these and love them. They dry quickly and are super comfortable. If your looking for a fitted fit and athletic performance, these are your go to shorts. My favorites right now.


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1 out of 5 stars

July 9, 2023

bring back the old short!

i will order half a dozen if you bring back the old style please thank you


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2 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2023

Old version was 100% better

Old version had 6 belt loops for your favorite belt. The attached belt is junk. The old version was relaxed fit. For me, they are way more comfortable. The old version are 10" shorts. Marmot used to stand for quality. The quality is gone. Take your pick of reasons. I'll wait for Marmot to start caring the way they used to.

Uncle Floyd

Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

March 5, 2023

Disappointed by New Iteration

I used to buy a new batch or Arch Rock shorts every spring. I wish they were offered with a choice of lengths and definitely without the new belt. I realize that some people preferred and wanted the longer length, but for tall people, the 10+ inch inseam was better. Could they offer both (long and short)?


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2 out of 5 stars

January 4, 2023

The belt ...

I have 3 pairs of the old (belt loop) arch rock pants. The material used is phenomenal for keeping your warm, sort of dry when light rain, but also not overheating. So I thought the shorts would be the same ... the belt is sucks no two ways around it. I thought I wouldn't mind it but after 6months+ its still annoying. If you tighten it where does the extra tail go. A lot of times I am trying to buckle (not looking) and I have the two "strings" twisted and clip it. Material, cut/inseam, sizing = great Belt = make me want to cry


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1 out of 5 stars

October 1, 2022


Was really looking forward to using these shorts, but was unfortunately disappointed, for three reasons. Firstly, as noted by others, the belt is cumbersome and just not worth it; putting loops for a normal belt would be much better. Secondly, the snap button opens very easily, often when opening the zipper. Lastly, the "Marmot" logo is peeling off after just one wash. Really poor quality overall.


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