The Arc'teryx Perimeter Pant is designed for trekking or travel. These hiking pants are made from a mid-weight stretch nylon fabric for comfort and mobility while the articulated patterning and a gusseted crotch enhance freedom of movement.
|Clothing Fit:||Regular Fit|
|Construction:||Four-way stretch textile|
|Fabrics/Materials:||Cresta—89% nylon, 11% polyurethane. Lightweight, breathable, stretchy fabric with a smooth hand|
|Fit:||Athletic, straight leg|
|Gussets:||Gusseted crotch, Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility|
|Inseam:||30, 32, 35" / 76.2, 81.3, 88.9 cm|
|Material:||Cresta (89% Nylon, 11% Spandex)|
|Pockets:||Two mesh lined rear pockets, Two mesh lined hand pockets, Zippered cargo pocket|
|Waist:||Wide, comfortable waistband|
|Weight:||11.2 oz / 318 g|
|Zipper:||Front fly with snap closure|
|Arc'teryx Perimeter Short||$98.95 - $99.00|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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??
This is a lightweight, stretch pant that works as a casual pant and climbing pant.
Made in Bangladesh.
89% nylon, 11% polyurethane.
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.
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!