Hike, run, and climb with the lightweight, flowing Palisade Shorts from Arc'teryx. The perfect blend of nylon and spandex in the TerraTex fabric offers just enough stretch for pulling off those bouldering moves while drying quickly after you cross that river. Stash snacks, your ID and other quick necessities in the multitude of front and back pockets.
|Material:||TerraTex (94% nylon, 6% spandex)|
|Pockets:||2 front slash, 2 zippered cargo|
|Recommended Use:||hiking, climbing, trekking|
|Waist:||integrated webbing belt|
|Arc'teryx Palisade Pant||$78.94 - $139.00|
I am somewhat ashamed to admit how deeply in love with these shorts I have fallen. It chagrins me to have paid significantly more for a pair of shorts than for my first car. I own an older version of the same item -- I like these a lot, but Arc'teryx has greatly improved the pockets on the later ones.
Pros: Comfortable, durable (I have had the old ones for a couple years of 2.5-season use and the material has held up), super-quick drying, great zipper pockets to defy both pickpockets and the cruel forces of gravity.
Compared to the Rampart shorts, these are a little slimmer and shorter, hitting right above my knee.
These are nylon, so they do make a faint swishing noise when I walk. Not noticeable unless you're in a really quiet place.
I usually hang my keys from a carabiner attached to a belt loop but since these have an integrated belt, there are no loops. A minor complaint, otherwise these are my favorite shorts ever.
Best shorts EVER. I crack up my wife, calling them "The One Shorts". They weigh nothing, dry instantly and are super comfy with the soft inner waist. Looks like they got rid of the "little pocket" this year. I liked it - it was dedicated to carrying a micro leatherman. Crazy expensive and crazy worth it.
Very fitted cut combined with light, stretchy fabric and excellent construction result in amazing shorts. Go anywhere, do anything shorts; I've scraped down rocks, swam, hiked, jogged in them - better than anything else I can recall, and yet they are stylish enough to dress up for casual evening wear.
yes, expensive. But the best shorts I have ever owned. I purchased 4 pairs. I have come to really like shorts with no pockets in the rear.
A little expensive, but feel really good. I can't find another short feel better than this one. Strongly recommend!