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Ws Nine Trails Shorts - 4

True To Size
September 9, 2022

Comfortable, flattering shorts!

As with most Patagonia clothing items, this one does not disappoint -- it's comfortable and sized well, and flattering too! It's versatile and works for a variety of day-to-day, active activities -- I could not be more pleased with it!

September 8, 2022

Nice fit

I was worried that these trail shorts would feel too short, but they are perfect and comfortable for both running and taking hikes. The material is extremely cool and breathable, and will last a long time. They are my favorite "go to" shorts for warm summer runs in Austin, Tx.

September 6, 2022

Great product

Loved the shorts, but they had a shorter rise than I was expecting.

September 5, 2022

Good fit. For my frame.

Let me preface this by saying I have very little body fat in my lower body. These shorts were just right for me. I did size up from a 6 to an 8 for these shorts.

August 15, 2022

Fabric is a dream

I needed some new running shorts and I've always like Patagonia's. I originally ordered this short in a small, which is my usual Patagonia size. When they arrived and I tried them on, they felt a bit small, so I exchanged them for a medium and I'm glad I did. Now, they're at the top of my running short rotation because the fabri... Read Morec feels fabulous (bonus they're made with recycled materials), they're breathable and comfortable, and I appreciate the zippered pocket on the back waistband. Plus, I love the plume grey color.

August 8, 2022

Great everyday shorts.

I love these shorts for everyday wear while out with the kids. I can use them for jogging, hiking, or running errands. I only wish they had pockets in the front. Patagonia please make daily shorts with front and back pockets out of this material!! The 6 inch length is perfect. I can bend over and not feel as though my bottom is hanging out. I liv... Read Moree in these shorts during the summer.

June 10, 2022

Not the same fit

I have been running in the Nine Trails 4 shorts for years, its my go to trail short- I must have over a dozen pairs. I am super disappointed in the way this years model fit, they seem to be made shorter than usual- I wore them out on one run and felt super uncomfortable with the length/fit. I was excited to buy a new pair for my upcoming 100 since ... Read MoreIm usually wearing the same ones year after year in pictures (they do hold up well) but bummed they are not the same shorts I have been purchasing and enjoying for 10 years.

Response from Patagonia
June 15, 2022

We're very sorry to hear that these shorts have been a disappointment. We made some minor revisions to this style in Spring 2018. Your purchase is covered under our Ironclad Guarantee and we're reaching out to you privately to help!

May 30, 2022

4" is dream length, loose fit is perfect

Great wicking material. Just enough coverage. Waistband with drawstring is secure but comfortable. Built-in liner is seamless and secure - not at all a nuisance. I have other running shorts but these are the ones I reach for; disappointed when they're in the wash.

February 23, 2022

My favorite running shorts

These are great quality! I ordered a pair a couple of years ago and had to get two more. They are on the short side for meI'm 5'10"but that keeps me motivated to keep running...

November 14, 2021

My favorite athletic shorts

I have these in two colors and I love them so much. They are so flattering and light. I have thicker thighs and love that they don't ride up. I use them for running/working out and casual wear in the summer.

August 30, 2021

Feels like Im running in my birthday suit!

These are, hands down, my favorite running shorts. Im an avid runner and have tried many running brands but these are the absolute winner! Theyre also great for beach and boat wear!

August 30, 2021

Light and simple

Shorty shorts but very comfortable and well designed cut.

July 8, 2021

Great Active Shorts

I appreciate the length on these 4" shorts. They aren't too long nor too short. I prefer the tie waist style vs. internal elastic. They are a tad bulkier to pack or wear under a waist pack, but they are more comfortable than the 3" Strider shorts that have the internal elastic. I am 5'1, 95 lbs and usually wear XS. I have the XS... Read More in the 4" Nine Trails shorts and they fit perfectly. Breathable and lightweight!

June 13, 2021

Comfy and fresh

I've been using this shorts for a month now, mainly for workout, and I'm delighted with the fabric. They are super light and comfortable and I can't wait to use them in the mountain! They fit a bit wider than expected but I can adjust them correctly!

May 17, 2021

Comfortable running short that does not ride up!

These running shorts stay in place while running... I have run on the trail and road in them and they are one of my go to shorts! The worst is a pair of shorts you have to keep adjusting while running. They are on the shorter side... I get it they are shorts, but they are shorter than any of my Lulu shorts. I think they run pretty true to size... I... Read More'm typically between a size 2 and 4 and the XS fits good. would recommend!

May 15, 2021

comfy pants

They fit but could use a little extra room. I think they run just a little small. But I also like my bottoms a little baggy.

May 7, 2021

Good all around short

So I really like these shorts for a variety of activities, running, hiking, yoga, gym workouts, general every day shorts and I have both the 4 inch and 6 inch but the problem I have with both of them is that I feel like the liner is too small, in both lengths the liner always end up ridding up, it seems like an overall design flaw in the nine trail... Read Mores family.

Response from Patagonia
May 10, 2021

Thank you for writing us a review on our Nine Trails Running Shorts and bringing the lining issue to our attention. We'll be sure to pass the word along to our product development team. If you decide you're ultimately unsatisfied with both, feel free to [send them back to us](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) for warranty evaluation.

May 1, 2021

Live in them!

They are SO comfortable I just never want to wear anything else.

September 1, 2020

My go-to for training runs

Love these shorts. Have them in multiple colors.

July 13, 2020

So comfy and light

Loved those shorts. Very comfy, the fabric don't go up as you move and feels light and fluid. The pocket on the back is very practical and you still don't feel it even with things in it.

July 13, 2020

Love these shorts!

I adore these shorts, these are the second pair I have bought. The waistband is super flattering and the length is not too short.

July 13, 2020

Pattern designed poorly

I wanted to use these shorts for running but I might return them or just wear them around the house. The way these are designed, they should fit someone with equal volume in front and in back, which is no one I know in a size Medium. The length of the front of the crotch curve is too long, the back too short by about 2 inches compared to other pair... Read Mores of pants that I have. Idk if larger sizes are designed differently, but the mediums fit me around the waist, around the hip, and around the thigh, but the odd placement of the inseam/crotch curve makes it feel as though Im wearing them backwards. (And Im not!)

Response from Patagonia
August 18, 2020

Hello Rachel, thanks so much for your detailed review and we're really sorry the fit and design are not what you expected. Your feedback has been passed along to the appropriate team. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your shorts under warranty!

July 10, 2020

So comfy and light

Loved those shorts. Very comfy, the fabric don't go up as you move and feels light and fluid. The pocket on the back is very practical and you still don't feel it even with things in it.

July 10, 2020

Love these shorts!

I adore these shorts, these are the second pair I have bought. The waistband is super flattering and the length is not too short.

June 30, 2020

Simply amazing!

These are my favorite shorts. I want to wear them everyday. I do paddleboarding and these dry faster than my Patagonia board shorts. I wear them hiking, working out, sleeping, biking, lounging, cleaning....I need more. PLEASE Patagonia, I need more patterns and colors!

June 26, 2020

Very light, great for summer

Very comfortable, moves with you.

June 21, 2020

Not designed well for larger sizes

It is telling that the size chart only lists natural waist for determining sizing for these shorts, as if the hip measurement was not important for most people to determine fit, and as if these shorts are worn at the natural waist. Essentially if your hip measurement is larger than your low waist measurement, (and its because you have a not-flat b... Read Moreackside), these shorts may not fit well, and a different size wont help. Its not your fault, its the shorts. It took me a while to figure out why these shorts feel so strange. It felt like I was wearing them backwardsthe front of the short was pulling in at the crotch and causing the shorts to ride/fold up on the front of my thighs. I thought that maybe I just had the wrong size, but nothe shorts fit fine when Im standing still. I am an amateur home sexist but I have drafted my own pants patterns before. I decided to compare the crotch curve of the shorts to some other (store bought) pants I have, both stretchy and not, and took a photo. There was a huge difference. The crotch curve on my other pants is longer in the back and shorter in the front by at least two inches. In sewing, a difference of just a few quarters of an inch in this area can affect the fit. They all had relatively the same length of curve, but the inseam in my other pants is placed much farther forward in the curve (allowing for some room for your backside). It looks like these Patagonia shorts were designed for an extra small person (runner I guess) with very little difference between the waist and hips measurement, and then for larger sizes they assumed that same ratio, which makes no sense. If Patagonia is going to sell shorts like this, they should at least provide an accurate sizing chart showing both waist (low waist not natural waist), and hip measurements.

Response from Patagonia
August 12, 2020

Hi Rachel, thank you for taking the time to write us such a detailed review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the way the shorts fit and our sizing chart. We truly appreciate this feedback as its crucial to improving things for the future. We've passed along this feedback to the appropriate members of our team.

June 21, 2020

So comfy

Bought these for summer trail runs. They're just a tiny bit big in the waist and leg size, even with the drawstring, but they're still great (I think a small would be too small for me). They're the comfiest shorts I own. They dry quickly and don't ride up during runs. I'm about 5'8, 145lbs. Probably going to get anothe... Read Morer pair.

June 19, 2020

Great shorts

Super lightweight material, perfect length, quick dry.

June 18, 2020

all-purpose summer shorts

I purchased these shorts because they were on sale and I was looking at the baggies. These are shorter than I normally wear, but the waist-band is really comfortable and the liner means I'm not worried I'm showing anything I shouldn't be. They're perfect for a run, but I've also worn them swimming--they dry so quickly! They... Read More're the new thing I wear when I'm not sure what kinds of adventures I'll be getting into, because I know they can handle it!

June 18, 2020

Perfect running/hiking shorts!

I absolutely love these shorts! Fabric is so soft, yet durable and stretches perfectly with movement. I love to wear these for running, hiking, trail running, etc. I love the built in underwear, the back zipper pocket, the colors (I got the green and mint shorts). I want to get more! P.S. These work great through pregnancy too! I purchased my norma... Read Morel size (probably could have sized up too), and they fit perfectly and comfortably under my belly during my second and third trimester. Love being able to exercise during pregnancy with the outdoor clothes I love and not have to settle for cheap and poorly made maternity active wear clothes made by other brands! Thank you Patagonia!!

June 17, 2020

A little big in the waist

Love the shorts they are just a little big in the waist but I am able to cinch them up and they are great.

June 17, 2020

So comfy

Bought these for summer trail runs. They're just a tiny bit big in the waist and leg size, even with the drawstring, but they're still great (I think a small would be too small for me). They're the comfiest shorts I own. They dry quickly and don't ride up during runs. I'm about 5'8, 145lbs. Probably going to get anothe... Read Morer pair.

June 10, 2020

Great Lightweight Active Short

The Nine Trail 4" short feels a tad bigger overall (not just length) than the Strider 3 1/2" short. Bought both in XS. Almost identical in weight, breathability, quick-drying and stretch. Both are awesome shorts for active use. I use mine for hiking, biking, running, etc. The Nine Trail has a slightly padded waist band whereas the Strider... Read More does not. So if packing for a trip, the Strider is preferable choice for least amount of bulk. Both have pocket with loop. Overall, the Nine Trail is just a bit baggier - on me. I do love the bright Catan Coral color!

June 9, 2020

Very comfortable

I've recently gone down a size in bottoms from S to XS so I assumed these might be a little tight with the XS but they are not! They are so comfortable I can barely tell I am wearing them. The waistband is very comfortable and stretchy but stays in place. The liner underneath does not dig in to your bikini line either. I love the bright orange... Read More color. The zipper pocket on the low back is awesome as well. I tried to fit my phone in it but my phone was too big however I was able to fit a large set of keys while running. I like the position on the low back instead of hidden on the front or sides as the weight is distributed equally left to right for whatever is in the pocket and having weight close to your hips is good for comfort. I've even worn these doing yoga too on warm days (having the liner makes sure you have privacy where you need it for some poses!). I have a pair of shorts that are similar from Spring 2016 that are a S and this orange pair in XS is by far better.

May 1, 2020

Sizing runs small

I love them, but it drives me nuts with Patagonia's shorts that you never can rely on the same size. Baggies run large, these shorts run really small. The material is great for runners and they're well designed, but I had to return them.

April 24, 2020

Excellent Trail Shorts

I lived in these shorts while training for my marathon, and still use them all of the time on runs. Despite months of regular use--and a couple of falls on the trails--they've held up great. I love the zippered pocket in the back--perfect for stashing my car key, ID, and insurance card. I'm an athletic 5'7", 130-135#, and the ... Read Moresmall ended up working best for me.

February 7, 2020

Shorts too short!

I had to return these as they really are too short and I'd feel self-conscious in them as they reveal just a little too much. I really like the design and the colour but please make some longer running shorts - a good couple of extra inches would be ideal.

December 31, 2019

Favorite for Trails

These are my favorite shorts for trail running, as they feel so light! They're my go-to shorts for trail running, and even after runs from 15-20 miles, no chafing or other issues.

December 18, 2019

Nice shorts but fit does not work for me

I wanted to like these shorts. They are a nice material. However, the cut just does not work for me. I am 5'3" 120lbs. My butt and thighs are muscular from trail running and lifting. The size XS fit well in the waist but was too tight through the hips. I exchanged for a S which fit better in the hips but was just too loose in the waist. I... Read More just didn't find them comfortable, even when adjusted with the draw string.

December 17, 2019

My favorites

6ft, 170lbs, athletic built, wearing size M, they are at bit loose, but I like them this way. Very light, weightless, like wearing nothing. not too short and not too long. Fairly large back pocket (fits an iphone). I get the least chaffing in these. Ran multiple 50k and a 50 miler. They are my go to running shorts!

December 3, 2019

Soo comfortable.

These move with you, stretching where you do. Quick drying.

December 3, 2019

Perfect for running and hiking

I have these shorts in two colors now. They are the only ones I want to run and hike in. Super tiny, light weight, like nothing is there. The liner stays in place too. I’m usual a small but in these I get an xs.

November 25, 2019

Just ok...

These shorts don't fit as well as other long (3.5-4") running shorts. I think its because the material is slightly stiffer. Other than that, I do like that they don't add pressure around the waist which is really important to me as a long-distance runner. The 4 was slightly larger than I anticipated. In other brands, I typically wear... Read More a small or 4.

November 25, 2019

Skimpy coverage

I love the fabric and weight of the shorts. The pockets are fine.. The inseam is shy of 4" and coverage in the rear is, well, exposing. The inner liner is also a bit on the skimpy side. The shorts are fine for level running but beware of the rear view if elevated!

November 22, 2019

Best running shorts I’ve found.

Right size, right fit, love the pattern.

October 13, 2019

running shorts

These are great: beautiful fabric; fit is perfect; comfortable

October 10, 2019

fits weird in the crotch area

These shorts are nice and light but the liner inside is cut strangely. When I tried them on I immediately wanted to pull and adjust the liner because it rubs on my legs. I'm sending them back.

September 30, 2019

Fits great- and love the

Fits great- and love the back pocket!

September 23, 2019

I ended up sending the

I ended up sending the shorts back because they were too big. I’m 4’11 and 105 lbs. The quality seemed nice though, if I ever see the shorts in xxs I’d definitely give them another try.

September 20, 2019

Look! It has zippered pockets!

Last year, I lost my keys on a trail run around sunset while wearing open pocketed shorts. Ever since then, I have been on the hunt for a pair of running shorts that has zippered pockets--and can handle ridiculous amounts of sweat. This pair of shorts does both, and I couldn't be happier! Keep up the good work Patagonia!

September 1, 2019

Love these shorts

I have 4 pair of these and wouldn't run in anything else.

August 29, 2019

Love these for running & casual wear!

These shorts are very comfortable for longer-distance runs (I've worn them from 3-8.5 miles). The back pocket keeps your stash low on your hips so it doesn't bounce around and drag the shorts down. These run just a little bit small--I typically wear small-sized running shorts, but I opted for a medium after trying both S and M on at an RE... Read MoreI.

August 29, 2019

Seriously glad I bought these

These shorts rock. No chafing on thighs and they fit near perfect, much looser than the model pics. I've worn these from the hot desert to storming above tree line, they dry fast and cut the windchill.

August 19, 2019

Great shorts!

I bought these shorts for my college aged son. He loves them!

August 16, 2019

perfect backpacking shorts

I LOVE these shorts. I’m 5’8” and 123 lbs., and a small was perfect for me. I don’t like super thick or canvas hiking shorts, but I need a longer short to prevent chaffing between my thighs when I’m hiking longer distances. These shorts were perfect for me. They’re breathable, lightweight, quick drying, and not too tight. I love how they’re long en... Read Moreough to protect my inner thighs from rubbing but short enough to still be flattering and good for casual wear. I’ve backpacked and hiked in these shorts for the entirety of my summer -through rain and shine and snow- and have yet to be disappointed. They’ve held up while I’ve gone bouldering and while bushwhacking through willow and krumholtz. I ended up getting pine tar on them during one backpacking trip, but I love these shorts so much I ended up spending a few hours scrubbing until they were clean. Would highly recommend these to anyone wanting a light weight yet durable and breathable hiking short.

August 16, 2019

Lightweight running shorts

I absolutely love these shorts. I have worn them for running, and for summer out and about a like the farmers market. I love the large pocket on the butt. These shorts are a lightweight short which is great for all my activities. Definitely recommend.

August 15, 2019

comfortable fit

These are one of the most reliable shorts I own for not riding up and providing constant coverage and staying put without digging in to my waistline. These are the most comfortable, flattering, and practical pants I own. I will be buying a new pair.

August 10, 2019

Boardie short

Medium fit great, I am 5 8” and 130lbs, love them

August 7, 2019

Great shorts material and look

Great shorts. The design and fabric are both excellent. I'll be buying another pair.

June 26, 2019

Can't please 'em all, but you definitely pleased me

I am thrilled with the modifications to this short for Spring 2019. I was hesitant to order because some reviewers not happy and also the inseam on my last pair of Nine Trails were long for my liking. Also the waist with only a drawstring fell down on me, as does the waist on my favorite Strider Shorts 2017 model. ALL the features on this new Nine ... Read MoreTrails model work for me: 3.25 inch inseam (not 4"), side slits that add comfort for my athletic legs while hiking or running hills, pretty new prints, and the waistband has the perfect kind of elastic in combination with a drawstring. They no longer fall down. Material and liner were already to my liking. I'm in the same camp with another reviewer wherein I'd like to ditch all my other shorts and replace with only these. However, I am trying to live the Patagonia credo - The more you love, the less you need. 5'4", 120 lbs, athletic build and size Small fits me perfectly.

June 13, 2019

Love these shorts....finally a pair of Patagonia shorts that can fit some curves

I am 6ft tall and 170 lbs and ordered the XL - they are loose, but comfortable and flattering and I can tighten the waistband with the tie just fine. Guessing the L would be tight in the bum. The struggle has been real for me with Patagonia bottoms in general as they are all made so straight. I have a curvy and athletic build and these are a win. A... Read Morelso people complain about the length - they are short but not too short and I have long legs (34 inch inseam).

May 14, 2019

comfortable shorts that aren't too short

I've been running in these shorts for a few months and am back to order another pair. I really like these shorts because they're super comfortable and I don't have to worry about them riding up one way or another, theyre a perfect length and fit for me! Other styles or brands I've tried before this were either too long, too shor... Read Moret, or not stretchy in the right places. These are great!! I'm 5'1" and 115 pounds, for reference

May 8, 2019

These shorts are perfect for my figure!

I read the other reviews about these shorts and I will say that I had to go up a size to the Large so that they would hang correctly on me, and the string on the waistband could be a few inches longer to that it's possible to tie a proper bow, but otherwise, I love these shorts! I would definitely recommend them! They are the perfect length as... Read More well.

May 8, 2019

Best All Around

Hiking, lounging, traveling - these are my go to shorts for everything. Flattering too. Just donated all my Nike running shorts. They’re obsolete now.

March 13, 2019

Fits differently than Nine trail shorts from 2018

I ordered a size small, black of these shorts last year and absolutely love them. Super comfy...so I decided to buy another pair when they were on sale. The design has changed slightly and the waistband is definitely more prominent and the side slits are well, slitty. These shorts are not 4" long like my last pair and as others have said they ... Read Moredo fit weird. The waist and general sizing seems to have gone up (like maybe I should have ordered an XS, but was worried those would be too tight). It would be great to get standard sizing. For reference I'm 5'4, 120lbs and run on a fairly regular basis. Have mostly used these shorts hiking in the past. Bring back the old design and add more waistband pockets for my long runs and long hikes!

September 17, 2018

They bunch awkwardly in the crotch when running

These shorts look cute for just walking around, but fit terribly when I run in them. They get all bunchy in the crotch area. Further, the waist is pretty big and the sting does not hold securely when I tie them, so they tend to ride up when I run. I am a pretty average build female- 115#, 5'4'' and ordered the size small. Would not r... Read Moreecommend.

August 25, 2018

I love these shorts

These are the best running shorts I have ever owned and I am very picky about running shorts. They do not have a weird fit at all. I don't know where the two negative reviewers got their shorts but I was shocked when I saw the low review of this product. I love them and hope more people give them a chance despite the 2 reviewers. I am 4'1... Read More1 and 120 pounds and got a medium, fits perfectly, I got them on the looser side for comfort. I usually wear dress size 4 or 6 if that's helpful to anyone!

August 3, 2018

I beg to differ

I bought these shorts. I LOVE these shorts. They are very well designed and stitched. The waist band is just wide enough to be comfortable, but not so wide that the shorts are hot. There is a pocket to accommodate gels and a key. I'm average height/weight and run marathons as well as trail races. These shorts were comfortable from the get go a... Read Morend the lightweight drape of the fabric is flattering. Planning on using them for a 100 mile relay soon. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I'd say this product is (like so many Patagonia garments) one that I will wear for a very long time.

July 23, 2018

Weird Fit

I ordered these shorts just knowing they would become my favorite running shorts. But that didn't happen! They fit very "weird". I am 5'6", 130 lbs. I sometimes wear a small, sometimes a medium. I went with medium in these so they would be loose. They were loose in the waist and tight in the butt. And WAY too short (no way ... Read Morethey are 4" long). Good quality, bad fit. They were returned. :(

March 25, 2018

Crazy fit!

I am 5'11" & 135lbs. Ordered the medium,as the current pair I have is also a M and though a touch loose,fit very comfortably. These shorts are wide in the waist,HUGE in the legs,and made for someone with broad thighs. The shorts flair up on the sides as there is so much fabric that these are being returned.

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