Fast wicking, fast-drying , water-resistant and highly breathable shorts designed for active women for trekking, walking, trail running, camping or cycling.

The Alipa Shorts use tough Nikwax Windproof® Stretch fabric for freedom of movement and quick drying performance. A choice of pockets make these very practical for travel.



£75.00 RRP





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Average weight 205g

Product Ethics

  • PFC*-free water repellent finish
    (*per and polyfluorinated compounds)
  • Produced in Colombia by MIQUELINA, a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Guaranteed Fair Trade.
  • Fully recyclable through Páramo.

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The Alipa Shorts offer very practical legwear for energetic activities in warmer weather.

For such warm weather activities, it’s useful to have shorts which can cope with showers or splashes, and can withstand harsh treatment.

These shorts are tough, water-resistant and fast-drying to take on all environments, plus fast wicking and highly breathable to be comfortable for high energy activities. The lightweight stretch and good articulation allows full freedom of movement, while the pockets enable you to carry essentials securely.

The Alipa Shorts are practical and comfortable across a wide range of terrains, conditions and activities with useful features:

  • Three pockets for travel or activity essentials – one open-topped and two secure.
  • Designed for a comfortable fit and full movement for all activities.
  • Reflective details to enhance visibility in low light.

Nikwax® Windproof Stretch is a water-repellent stretchy fabric that provides excellent moisture vapour transfer,

Nikwax Windproof Fabricallowing your perspiration to escape. Comfortable worn next to skin, it cuts the wind, deflects showers and blocks harmful UV rays to protect you in all environments.

The water-repellency is renewable with Nikwax aftercare and the fabric is highly durable to survive all activities in all terrains.
For more detail about Nikwax Windproof Stretch, click here.

Choose the Alipa Shorts for high energy activities in warm weather when you might get wet.

These stretchy shorts provide water-resistant, fast-drying legwear which can take on virtually all activities in comfort.

The three practical pockets enable you to store your essentials securely and close to hand.

How will my Windproof Stretch outperform standard softshell?

Windproof Stretch offers a great balance of performance and comfort. Lighter in weight than many other equivalent fabrics, it provides good water-repellency, a quick drying speed and will cut a gale-force wind, while still being highly breathable. It is also UV-proof and able to protect against biting insects because of the dense weave.

Windproof Stretch combined with clever articulated design can provide excellent freedom of movement.

The fabric is very comfortable worn next to skin, with a smooth satin finish inside. However, the fabric is extremely tough and durable, so suitable to use in many different environments without damage.

  1. Three pockets for travel or activity essentials:
    • Left hand open topped pocket with drainage mesh
    • Right hand zipped pocket
    • Zipped back pocket
  2. Reflective details to enhance visibility in low light.
  3. Boardshorts-style hook & loop fly with top button.
  4. Waist band with soft belt for fit and comfort.
  5. Stretch and articulation for full freedom of movement during activity.
  6. Water-repellency renewable with PFC-free Nikwax® TX.Direct.

People who have bought the Alipa Shorts say this about them…

In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Alipa Shorts?

The water-resistant, fast-drying fabric of the Alipa Shorts provides comfort even in wet environments. Its excellent breathability and wicking help prevent overheating in warm weather.

However, in hot conditions, our Cotton+ legwear, such as the Atca trousers, may be more comfortable and also provide sun and insect protection.

Which garments should I use with my Nikwax® Windproof Stretch to get optimum performance?

We recommend using our Parameta T+ underwear underneath the Windproof Stretch legwear for maximum comfort.

In cold conditions, Windproof Stretch trousers can be combined with our Grid Long Johns or Janes to extend your comfort.

This legwear will combine well with any of our baselayer, midlayer, windproof or waterproof tops.

Páramo clothing does not rely on hazardous PFC treatments for water repellency.

Working closely with Nikwax, we have developed a pioneering PFC-free treatment for our fleeces, waterproofs and windproofs. Recent studies show that PFC’s are persistent in the environment and are damaging to human health; which is why Nikwax waterproofing solutions are water-based, use no harmful solvents or propellant gases, contain no damaging PFC’s and are not tested on animals.
For more information on Páramo and PFC’s click here.

This garment is made by the charitable Miquelina Foundation.

Páramo’s ethical manufacturing partnership with the Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, has offered vulnerable women training and employment since 1992. This alliance has benefitted thousands of at-risk women in practical ways, helping them to build houses, and providing a kindergarten and canteen for their children. With Páramo’s support, Miquelina holds ISO 9001 accreditation, which assures dedication to quality. In 2017, Miquelina attained guaranteed Fair Trade status from the World Fair Trade Organisation. Click here for more information.

All Páramo garments are covered by our Recycling Scheme, which prevents them from ending up in landfill.

For every item of Páramo clothing you recycle with us, you will receive a voucher of (up to) £50, to use against a future purchase. Click here to find out more about recycling your Páramo...

What if I damage my Páramo clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your garment. If it is seriously damaged, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it repaired. Our Customer Service team can advise you.

What if I damage my Páramo clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your garment. If it is seriously damaged, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it repaired. Our Customer Service team can advise you.

We guarantee everything we make.

Páramo waterproof garments, maintained correctly with Nikwax, will outperform membrane and coating-based waterproof systems. The durable fabrics and high quality components used in our garments contribute to their longevity.

Under the terms of our Lifetime Guarantee, any manufacturing defect will be rectified, free of charge, for the life of the garment. Any damage by accident or normal ‘wear and tear’ can be repaired by our workshop at a reasonable cost.

To register a guarantee with us please click here.

Size To fit waist up to To fit hips up to
  cm in cm in
XS 66 26 91 36
S 71 28 96 38
M 76 30 101 40
L 81 32 106 42

Páramo Ladies' Size Guide Garments are specified using metric measurements, therefore the metric measurements in this chart are the most accurate. Imperial equivalents are rounded to the nearest half number.


Measurements relate to the body rather than garment measurements.

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