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Arc'teryx - Parapet Short - Women's

Arc'teryx Parapet Short - Women's

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Tech Specs

Terra Tex (94% nylon, 6% elastane)
mid thigh
2 hand, 2 back, 1 zippered thigh
belt loops
Gusseted Crotch:
Claimed Weight:
(size 8) 5 oz
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

Go mobile.

Whether you're on the trail, hanging from a belay, or exploring faraway and unfamiliar streets, the performance-oriented Arc'teryx Women's Parapet Shorts will keep you mobile with a stretchy, quick-drying fabric. Made with Arc'teryx's Terra Tex stretch fabric and featuring a gusseted crotch, these shorts will never hold you back, and they breathe and dry in a flash to keep you comfy when you're working hard through that crux or laying low during a down day.

  • Terra Tex stretch fabric
  • Trim fit
  • Wide waistband
  • Gusseted crotch

Great, longer short

    I got these for my mom because she was looking for a pair of shorts that was longer but also did not look like "old lady shorts" and these have met all her expectations! She loves the fabric and how "stylish" they are. She also loves that she can either wear them to a casual event or can wear them to take the dogs for a walk and they are comfortable.

    gorgeous green

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8

    These shorts are super comfortable and the green creekside color is a beautiful shade of lush moss green (one of my favorite colors). I haven't yet worn them hiking but the material seems really durable. I have pretty curvy hips and these shorts are better than most outdoorsy brands in accommodating my hips and butt. I wouldn't call these a curvy fit, but they don't gape at the waist much or bag out too much in the legs. Works for me! I'm typically a size 6 or 8 across most brands and an 8 fit perfectly in these shorts.

    Great Quality with the Right Size

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10

    The Arc'teryx Traverse Parapet Short, women’s size 10 in black. These shorts have nice detail on the front pocket; a zip pocket on a regular pocket, 5 pockets in all. The fabric & fit are great as expected, true to size, comfortable, the fabric light and quick-dry. Be aware the leg length is short, excellent for activities where you don’t need more coverage.

    Too big

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 2

    This shorts are beautiful, I got the Merianas color and is gorgeous, a little darker than the picture and kind of purpleish. As all arc'teryx products are very well made, but unfortunately they did not work for me. I got size 2 (which is what I normally wear) and they are super big, sadly I cannot exchange them since there is no size 0. They are going back.

    Leaving Some Mystery

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 6

    I personally have a problem with shorts. It's not that I don't like shorts, I love them, it's that all my short are either too sexy or too frumpy. When I purchased these I was looking for a pair of shorts I could meet somebody's mother in, look cute and hike in. While I could hike and meet somebody's mother in these, I was a little disappointed with how long the inseam was, but they we unmistakable quality and I loved the red color so I kept them. After a few days of wearing them I realized that there was an inch long seam along the bottom that I could fold up when I wanted to wear them casually and it gave the shorts that cute cuffed look. Now they're my favorite pair of shorts. They dry quick, move with my body and the back pockets are very cute. I'd say these shorts are a perfect unity between modesty, utility and aesthetics.

    Waist: 28
    Hips: 39

    Not true to size

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small

    I am a 5'3 and 115 lbs petit by all standars.

    Ordered a size 4 cause this is within my size range.

    Alas, the shorts got stuck at my mid thighs.

    I guess being a latina might have something to do with it.

    Anyway, the fabric is so soft and the cut is so chick that I reordered the same one in a larger size. I hope I get to wear them soon.

    Perfect summer shorts

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

    Awesome shorts:

    Sizing : 5'9" 140 lbs -- fit very well; not tight, nor too loose. After several wears and no washing, they still retain their size and remain wrinkle-free.

    Fabric: beautiful lightweight, thin material that is comfortable to wear in the heat AND these shorts dry so quickly! Perfect if you might be getting wet.

    The color I purchased is a deep wine color and while I don't usually buy things this color, I will be now - the color stands out in pictures and looks just awesome. Also goes well with most tops.

    Bought these on sale and the value is really great.

    Flattering Shorts

      I LOVE these shorts! They are so comfortable and flattering...wore them this past weekend while camping...they aren't too short and aren't too long. I wish the site showed detailed/back side photos of them, because the back pockets are really cute! I will be buying both other colors and wearing them practically every day this summer.