Arc'teryx Lyra Short - Women's
Arc'teryxLyra Short - Women's

Comfort and protection for serious trail running.

The lightweight Arc'teryx Women's Lyra Short is sure to keep you comfortable during warm, sunny days on the trail. Its Invigor skirt dries quickly, has a UPF of 50+ for the sunny days, and sports a DWR water-repellent coating for the rainy ones. The built-in liner brief has a soft and comfortable feel against the skin, and a wide waistband that supplies some stretch and remains super comfortable as you run. The Lyra's trim fit stays snug at the hips and gets more relaxed towards the hem, and the side slits ensure freedom of movement, so you can cover serious ground without feeling restricted.

  • Ourea polyester fabric
  • DWR finish
  • Trim fit
  • Wide waistband
  • Elastic drawcord
  • Liner brief
  • Side and rear pockets
  • Reviews
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My favorite shorts!

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

I have purchased these in every color because I love them so much. They are comfortable, not too short so they work great for work, and keeps you cool and dry. Great product.

Great Running Shorts!

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

Love these shorts, they are comfortable, flattering, and breathable and have become my ! Awesome running or hiking shorts. Very comfortable about the waist - waistband is perfectly tight so shorts don't fall down while running or hiking.

Favorite Pair

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

The Arc'teryx Lyra has quickly become my favorite pair of outdoor shorts. They are my go-to for hiking, trail running, and road running.

The fabric is light, breathable, and soft. The thick waistband eliminates the need for a drawstring tie, and stretches to fit comfortably. The shorts fit snugly, while providing enough coverage and full range of motion. The zipper pocket is essential for a spare key, snack, etc. I highly recommend, and already want another pair.

Highly recommend

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

These shorts are by far the most comfortable outdoor shorts I have ever owned. They are pretty true to size and have a thicker waist band, which I really like. They have a larger back pocket opening for the large rear zip pocket for your phone, keys... etc. They are well ventilated, have a sewn- in brief and are made of a great,breathable, light fabric. They are a trimmer fit but work well with motion and do not chaff at all. I also absolutely love the Arc'teryx product guarantee. They guarantee the quality and performance of their products and items with deficits and materials or workmanship can be replaced or repaired at the discretion of the company for the lifetime of the product. I definitely recommend these shorts!

Not Quite the OG, but Still Groovy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium (fits loose)

I have both this year's and last year's iterations of the Lyra short. There have been some thoughtful redesigns, but overall I prefer the previous version.

Arc'teryx made a few key updates to this version:
1. the waistband now has a more perforated/mesh lining fabric which increases breathabilty and comfort at the point where the shorts are in contact with your body.
2. The pocket in the back of the shorts is now a zipper closure, rather than an elastic stuff pocket. I like it a lot better.
3. The slit is shorter up the leg of the shorts, making them feel a little less mobile, but also less prone to HERE IS MY BUTT situations.

All in all, I prefer the fit of the previous version, but these are still my go-to running and scrambling shorts.

best shorts

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

I wore these shorts everyday of a 3-week backpacking trip and they were amazing. Light weight, super comfortable, dried quickly after swimming. Now they're my go-to running shorts, and I love them *almost* as much as I did while backpacking. Only wish that they had a small pocket for keys...

[I bought them in a medium since I like my running shorts a bit baggy, but the small fit as well]

Move

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

These shorts are a blessing. They flow with your movement, and separate slightly to allow your thighs the largest range of movement, and air circulation. The interior mesh is always appreciated. And they dry quickly if you run across a hot day or a puddle!

Best Pair of Shorts I've Ever Purchased!

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

These are honestly the best pair of athletic shorts that I've ever had. They are light and an extremely soft material. I usually dislike a lot of athletic shorts due to them being too short. These are the perfect length. Provide good coverage, but the slit up the side allows for them to move with you. Just wish they came in more colors!