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Arc'teryxBastion Long Short - Men's

Your go-to send-wear.

Relaxation and motion are two keys to climbing, and coincidentally two focuses of the Arc'teryx Bastion Long Short.

  • A relaxed fit keeps you comfortable even when the Bastion is worn under a harness
  • Gusseted crotch allows full range of motion for acrobatic sequences on a boulder or route
  • Riveted stress points enhance durability and longevity
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great all around short

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 33

I have these in a few colors now and love them all. Fit is great, they are light weight and hold up well.


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32

Super comfortable, broken-in feeling right out of the package. I tried these on as soon as I got them, wore them the next day & put them on again this morning. I want 100 more pairs.

Love these shorts

    Length-wise, these shorts cover my knees that started getting scraped and bloodied at the climbing gym. They move easily and feel really durable. The fit is perfect and when they're not covered in chalk, they look pretty good too!

    New favorite shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34

    These are the best shorts I've ever owned. Comfortable fabric, great fit, durable material. I'm thin and I've got long legs so the length of shorts is always an issue for me. This is the first pair of shorts I've had that are long enough without being billowy (which I'm finding is true of most Arc'teryx clothing). Like them so much I bought another pair recently.

    Mixed Feedback on a Well-Made Product

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

    Bought these on the basis of great experience with the Arc'teryx Bastion Pants, which have proven to be a great travel pant. Hoped that the Bastion Long Short would make a great travel pant, but...

    Fit is right on: a bit relaxed, though true to size. Will prove reliable for any body type.

    Fabric is tough, yet lightweight, drying quickly and resisting wear well.

    Construction is usual, impeccable Arc'teryx quality.

    Unfortunately, the length for me (a 6' tall guy) didn't prove as on-the-mark as it did for reviewer CJLP. I found the shorts just a bit too long, coming down over the kneecap (and over the crease of the knee in the back), making for an awkward appearance and a bit of irritation. With a slight reduction in length, these would be awesome, but they miss the mark for me a bit in their current form.

    Arc'teryx Bastion "Long" Shorts

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

    Great shorts. Very comfortable, smooth and light. Bought second pair already because I prefer having a few on hand after I love them and before they are not available agin. I wear shorts daily and they fit is great.

    It's surely relaxed fit and actually creates a "great behind" in case you don't have on (as I do).