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My favorite short, hands down
I own both the previous gen Strider 7 and this current gen Strider 5. I really like both shorts, but I find myself consistently grabbing the 5, as it feels a little lighter and more free moving. Patagonia absolutely has the pockets nailed. All of the pockets are very versatile and they minimize bounce. I agree with some of the other comments that t... Read Morehe brief is tight, but at least all the goods stay secure and supported.
I am a big time fan of Patagonia and usually never have issue with their products. Run around 30 miles a week, ordered these Feb 21. By July the inseam tore. It bums me out because it was due to the liner and chafing against my thighs. Im 210 and about 6ft. Dont understand why Patagonia insists on the speedo style liner when most men (and women) ... Read Moredont have a gap on their thighs. The shorts would be awesome if they just did away with the speedo liner and fixed up their inseam stich if
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Simply the best
Paying 70 bucks for a pair of shorts has always been tough to swallow, but these are simply the best, longest lasting, and most comfortable shorts for running around. On race day or for a long training run, these are always what I grab. The pockets are plentiful and the 5 inch length is perfect. I have owned pairs of these for years and they still ... Read Morelook as new as the day I bought them. Can't say that for some other brands of comparable price.
Best trail shorts available
These are my go to trail running shorts, mostly because of the excellent pockets where I can store my phone, gels, buff etc. Only thing to note is that if you plan to bring lots of stuff, you might want to go up a size. My first pair was size S, but I chose M for my second pair because they felt a bit tight when the pockets were full.
Favorite Running Shorts
Im 59, my weight fluctuates between 160-170 and I bought a size M. I own these shorts in 3 of the colors, and theyre my favorite running shorts ever. Theyre the perfect length for me, hitting mid thigh so theyre not too revealing while not being baggy at all. Ive run in them from easy 3 milers to long runs training for marathons, and they always ... Read Morefit my needs. The liner inside is soft and comfortable. Ive only had some chafing happen down there on 15+ milers, but once that happened I started wearing compression shorts under them on really long runs. Ive used the four side pockets for holding gu packets, my car keys, a credit card, headphones, and never had any issue with anything falling out. The back zipper pocket is perfect for holding my phone, and unlike a lot of other shorts, my phone doesnt bounce around hitting my lower back or butt. Wouldnt change anything about these shorts.
Lightweight with tons of pockets
I finally had to buy new strider pro's. The ones I had finally lost all their elasticity. They still held with the draw string but I think they were at least 8 -10 years old so they held up. Previous ones were made of denser thicker material if that makes any sense. Like these light weight ones more. Hope they hold up as long.
My Favorite Short
I absolutely love these shorts. I just bought the navy pair and have been using the black pair over the last few years. I use these for everything. I wear them hiking, climbing, rafting, around the house, around school, out in town, running, sports, and literally everything. I've climbed mountains in them, road tripped in them, and loved the h... Read Moreeck out of them. I even challenged myself to wear them every day for a month in an effort to live more simply and see if they really were able to take on everything I do. The pockets that encircle the short are great for fitting everything you need (ie. keys, wallet, small phone, snacks, earbuds, etc.) and that is one of the best parts of the short because there's nothing taking up pocket space. My only complaint with these is the fact that when the pockets get stretched a little bit, the seams between the material and the top of the pocket breaks. It can still fit things, but it's not as enclosed. I'd actually love to see that flaw fixed, but am too loyal to the shorts to like them any less. Stoked to see where the navy ones take me!
Solid running shorts
I originally purchased the Strider shorts, but ended up returning them and getting these.. due these having a brief liner and zipper back pocket. These are basically the same short as the older version of the Strider shorts, and are incredibly comfortable/versatal. They fit me pretty great. I am 6'2", 210lbs, and have larger than averag... Read Moree legs. Given that these are dedicated running shorts, not a lot of stretch for mobility type movements, but they are intended for running.
Really good runners
After trying several different brands of running shorts, these are THE ONES! I started with the 7" striders and loved them so much I got the 5" strider pros. While I like the boxer lining of the 7", the mesh liner of these are comfortable and not restricting. The side slit enables full range of motion of the legs and there was absolu... Read Moretely no chafing of the inber thighs. They can be synched down nice and tight and don't fall down with a phone in the pocket (you would think that would be given but you'd be surprised!) They are super light weight, even when soaked with sweat. My go to run is 13 miles and these have been great on several of those so far!
perfect in all conditions
Wear these shorts all year round for training short sessions or longer days in the mountains. They are light, comfortable and have never chaffed my skin. Recently I ran the UTMB course (170km) over 4 days with a mix of rain and sun, and they just felt like a second skin. Even when wet, they are not soaked with heavy water, so you can keep running. ... Read MoreWhen it stops raining, the heat from your body dries them up even if it's not sunny. It's a great product that I also use when I go to the beach. That way, I need to pack less. Finally, the pockets on the side are useful. You can carry your phone (iPhone 8) in them and it does not bounce when you run. Good job
Broke these shorts in with a 16-mile run. The net started chafing my inner thighs after just four miles and by the end, I was near tears. After my thighs recovered, the next week I went for a four mile run. Same issue. Even walking around town they chafe. I've never had shorts chafe like this before. I'm going to return them. It'... Read More;s a real bummer, I was super stoked to buy these stylish lightweight shorts!
We're so sorry these shorts had such a chafing issue. Please feel free to send them back.
Close to perfection with a fatal flaw
Love almost everything about these shorts. Lightweight, great fit, good pockets. Carries the largest iPhone easily. The fatal flaw is they chafe my inner thigh worse than any shorts ever. There is a Y-shaped seam that rubs like sandpaper. Even short runs leave me hobbling. No amount of body glide helps. I hoped washing the shorts several times wo... Read Moreuld soften the seam but alas no.
Thanks for the feedback! We're sorry to hear about that. You're welcome to return them. You might prefer our [Men's Endless Run Shorts - 5"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-endless-run-shorts-5-inch/24870.html).
Favorite Running Shorts
I use these shorts just for running, but they would be great for other things I'm sure. They are super light and breathable, which is what you want for running clothes. The small pockets around the waistband are great for keys and cards, but probably are not big enough for a phone. Overall I am satisfied with my purchase.
Not for the well endowed
A very nice short, like incredible materials and construction. As usual though, like all previous iterations of this short, if you want the waist size in these shorts doesn't match the brief size. In other words men, if you are "average" or above, then you better have no shame. It's gonna be like a glam rock concert, aka: Battle... Read More of the Bulge.
Bad quality Clotth
A pesar de que Patagonia se caracteriza por hacer productos muy duraderos este no fue el caso. El short es funcionalmente muy bueno, el talle resultó un poco ajustado pero la calidad de la tela es muy mala, después de muy poco uso se rompió la costura en la entrepierna. Lo volvieron a coser en la tienda de Patagonia y al poco tiempo terminó desgarr... Read Moreándoselos la tela por desgaste por rozamiento también en la entrepierna. Es la primera vez que compro Running shorts de Patagonia y realmente duraron muy poco tiempo en función del uso, comparado con otras marcas. Una buena modificación seria que las costuras no las hagan justo en la entrepierna y a la vez en esa parte usar alguna tela un poco más resistente. Saludos!!
Versatile Running Shorts
These have become my go-to running shorts. I was a little concerned about initial perceived tightness of the internal briefs but this has ended up not being an issue. I utilize these for long runs and have had zero issues with chafing or sweat build-up. The pockets are multiple and positioned well. On a recent trip, I went from running to ocean swi... Read Moremming seamlessly. These wash out easily - even in a hotel sink - and dry quickly. Casual-wear appropriate too.
Sides falling apart
Bought two of these shorts this season, worked in them and ran in them, a good several hundred hours. I love them. They fit great, size is good for me. Little tight, but that helps to keep down chafing. Good airflow, helps keep cool. In my experience, I found the side flaps to be great, however, the stitching is too low on the leg, and limits stret... Read Morechability. And when they do stretch, the seams rip. The stitch on the side is coming undone on both pairs of shorts I bought. Did not expect this from patagonia. Either a higher, stronger stitch would fix this, more flexible fabric, or no stitch altogether. Either way, this current years version will not last longterm without maintenance. I LOVE the shorts, but this is a really big kink.
The best running shorts.
5'10'' 160lbs, these shorts fit perfectly! I had bought the 7in inseam right before this pair and they are great too, but I prefer the 5in on my longer runs. I don't really use the extra pockets on the side as I run with a water bottle waist pack or vest, but they did hold my airpods+case and a barely noticed them in the pocket.... Read More
Great short short
I bought these as an alternative for trail running, running the dog and long distance hiking (but in all fairness, they are my go-to summer sitting around and sampling bourbon short). The fit isnt too baggieand I like them more than Baggies. When working / training my Aussie, the side pockets are perfect for her treat pocket. And I find the liner s... Read Moreuper-comfortable. I sport the 5.which is too short for many guys.but for a comfortable active or at-rest short, they are my favorites. And sizing is perfectas I said I bought size Large; I have a 34 waist. Final testimony to this product: Im buying more!
Great Everyday Shorts
I love these shorts! Originally, I assumed they would have deep pockets, but they happen to be fairly shallow. My only complaint would be on those. Although it holds my phone and keys perfectly, it can be a bit of a struggle to get it in and out with ease. Overall, the material and feel is amazing and I would recommend these shorts to a friend!
Trail running perfection
These shorts are awesome for all mountain pursuits. I have always fantisized the freedom of running naked--these are the next best thing to that. (and far more socially acceptable) They are light and free and really protect and prevent chaffing on long hot runs. My only suggestion is to make one of the pockets a little larger to fit a phone or inre... Read Moreach.
Outstanding shorts, but definitely size up.
These shorts are just the best. Love the pockets and zip pocket, love the length, material and the weight. In every S-M-L sized Patagonia pants product I wear a medium, but the medium in these runs verrry small. Size up and you will be totally satisfied.
I live in these
Really I do. And so I've worn thru more than a couple of pair. These are a really well thought out redesign on something I didn't think could get any better. They do tend to get funky after a few days of sweating in them, but what doesn't? Guess I'll just have to take a dip in that stream.
Awesome product. Pockets are well built and theyre also big enough to hold a cell phone which I use for tracking/training/music. I feel secure knowing that what I put in those pockets wont poke or fall through. Liner is comfortable/doesnt chafe (yet). Fabric is cool and lightweight. And the drawstrings properly cinch so that the knot doesnt slip!
It works (road/trail)
This has become my go-to shorts for everyday road and trail runs. They work. I particularly like the pockets -- ample and secure enough for all the gels and keys I carry, secure yet easily accessible, and my iPhone 11 Pro fits in the rear pocket and doesnʻt bounce around. Quick dry is no joke. I live in a constantly humid rainforest, but I donʻt he... Read Moresitate to wash them, knowing theyʻll be ready to go in the morning. I wear shorts with a 3" inseam for road races, but otherwise, these are the ones I grab.
Nice shorts. Seem bit small
These are be of the few Patagonia running shorts with the brief rather than boxer brief liner. I prefer that as I honestly will often do a morning run, jump in the pool to cool off/de-sweat and then just bum around in the same shorts the rest of the day. Less laundry that way. Boxer brief liner shorts are not as comfortable like that all day. I w... Read Moreear a medium in almost everything from most brands (occasionally a small if there is vanity sizing and I want a slim fit). This is the first time Ive had to buy a large in anything in a long time - I guess maybe they are designed to be slight/really minimalist. And I suppose that might be ok if I ran and changed, but as I said above I guess I might want them a bit roomier if I wear them all day. Good short though!!
Perfect aside from one small detail
These are near perfect. Pockets are super minimal and just what I need. They keep keys and earbuds safe and jiggle free when on a long run. The back pocket is perfect for a gel pack or even a phone. One minor issue is the seam along the back. Theres a thin vertical strip that will irritate my skin to the point of cutting into my flesh if I use a ph... Read Moreone in it for runs 5 miles or more. Only reason its not a 5 star review. I have three pairs and always go to these shorts first.
They're still great!
I've been running exclusively in these shorts since 2017 and they've been fantastic. First thing I do with these shorts before I put them on is remove the built-in liner with a pair of scissors and pair with my Exofficio brief and they instantly become the most comfortable thing in the wild. It's not Patagonia's design fault. Bu... Read Moreilt-in liners might be ok for short runs, but you'll wish they're never there when you have to deal with a bloody chafing in your crotch area during an ultra marathon. I run in these shorts from 5k around my neighborhood to 100 miles in the mountains. I'm 5'9", 165 lbs, and wear a medium. To Patagonia, If you're going to adjust the back zipper pocket further in your next version, please don't make it smaller. I ordered these from REI in-store pick up and I was on the verge of returning them right at the store after I couldn't fit my phone (iphone XS about the same size as the iphone 12) in the back pocket in the fitting room. I just happened to show the cashier at REI the reason I was returning them and out of sheer luck I managed to fit the phone in after some effort. The version before that is so much easier. If you must update that zipper pocket, please make it bigger instead. Thanks!
I love the strider pro short. I have six pairs in different colors that I rotate through and they are my preferred running shorts. The reason I titled this as almost perfect is because on every pair of my shorts, holes are being worn on both the left and right inseam. I'm not sure if it's my thunder thighs or the way I run, but those seam... Read Mores rub together and wear out. Some of my shorts are a year old or less and have these holes. I'm fairly active, running 20-30 miles a week. Maybe that area of the inseam can be reinforced on the next generation of strider pros.
Thank you for this valuable feedback, Bryan! Our product designers will absolutely take this into consideration for future iterations of these shorts. In the meantime, know that your purchase is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee. Please reach out to us if you'd like [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) to return them!
Tinkering too much does not a happy camper make
Like many of Patagonia's initial good designs, this short has been over tinkered with to the point that it is a not as good as its predecessors. I've had two other earlier versions, both of which were great and worn for a marathon and a lot of marathon training. This pair is longer (by about an inch) and has a a considerably fuller cut. B... Read Moreut most importantly, the side splits on the outside leg are very long now. These, combined with the cut, result in a great deal of bunching in the inner leg when running, and contribute to inner leg chafing. Sorry Patagonia, but you should have left a really good design alone. I'd be hard pressed to recommend these, and probably will look to another brand for my next pair of running shorts.
Great running shorts, but SIZE UP!
These shorts are great. I use them for running and their comfy and seem like they'll be durable. 5 stars for sure, but only if you SIZE UP! I wear a M in all Patagonia products, but the Medium was tight in the waist, thighs, and the liner elastic was very uncomfortable. Exchanged for a L and all of those problems disappeared.
Complete shift from previous Strider Pro
Im returning several pairs of Strider pro shorts to a few different retailers. My wife and I both have previous year colors of this short, and have worn them for thousands of miles and many trail races. The shorts currently offered by Patagonia are sized so strangely. I ordered smalls, as I wear strider pro small shorts every week, and the new shor... Read Morets were so small they wouldnt clear my thighs. I couldnt pull them up without fear of tearing them. My wife got smalls to replace her other strider pro smalls, and she couldnt pull them past her knees. We both ordered mediums locally to try the next size up, and they fit like basketball shorts, with large gaps in the waste and several more inches in length, even ordering the same 5 length.
I am never taking these off my body
These are the best shorts that I have ever purchased, and I say that with every bone in my body. They are so comfortable and look great for any workout or casual walk downtown. They are the first thing I grab in the morning for my runs and they make running 10x better. I really recommend these shorts if you're looking to show off your thighs a... Read Morend want something long-lasting.
I wore these shorts for my first marathon and they did well. But the inner seam in both legs has became busted. I'd say I've worn these for 150 miles when I first notice them failing. Pretty disappointed considering #1 the price and #2 that many of my other brand shorts are still functioning well. I also have the 7in striders and the same... Read More issue is happening.
We're so sorry that the seams are failing on both of your Strider Pros. This is not the quality standard that we expect from our gear. Please feel free to utilize the Ironclad Guarantee so we can do a warranty inspection on both shorts and either get you a refund or gift card for both. To get started please click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Great, With Fatal Flaw
These are great shorts, they wick great, are comfortable, and the brief liner fits really well. The storage is excellent - the side pockets are perfect, and a phone fits in the back pocket just fine. However, these are not wearable for longer runs because of one silly design flaw - the little piece of string they put in the back, presumably for ha... Read Morenging up the shorts. This thing will rub against the skin in the small of your back, eventually tearing open your skin until you are bleeding. Cutting this piece of string out doesn't help, either - it's the attachment points that are doing the rubbing. I like these shorts enough that I still used them, but I would have to put a swath of KT tape on my skin at the friction point. I recently bought shorts from a different brand that were also great, and I realized that I was in a sort of abusive relationship with the strider pros for a long time, and was unreasonably happy to set them aside. I hate that these shorts are so close to being great. Because of one fatal (and totally unnecessary - why on earth did they think this hanger string needed to be there???) flaw, I cannot recommend them to anyone.
Hi John, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're so sorry to hear how uncomfortable that piece of string became. We completely understand not wanting to use them any further seeing as how they're causing such discomfort. This feedback is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we appreciate it. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them under warranty.
Great product. Sizing and fit ok
The shorts are really light and comfortablele, i typiwear a size 30 or 31 pant so originally ordered the small and that proved to be a little too small and the medium was a little too baggy for my for preference. It may just be the way Patagonia fits, but for the most part skinny legs like mine dont do well in their boardshorts or running shorts
Fits like a small, so order a size up. Even the large is a tad tight in the hips / buttocks. I usually wear a size medium in running shorts with a 32 waist, but different manufacturers have different sizing standards. The shorts so far havent given me any chafing or issues so far while run commuting 6.5mi to work twice a day.
Fave trail running short
This is my second pair since I loved the first pair so much. Over the past two years - they have0 changed The liner from a compression short to a brief -Well see if this impacts Chafing... hoping not. The pockets are super useful, and just stretchy enough to accommodate the phone, a snack, and a Houdini for temp changes.
who wears short shorts
These shorts are great. I used to make fun of runners in super short shorts but now I get it. They're super comfy, good for evening out tan lines accrued from my cycling habit, and wearing them is basically a somewhat socially acceptable version of going out in public to run in my boxers. The side slits make me feel like a way faster runner th... Read Morean I actually am, and the pockets hold a key, card, and goodies better than any hip pack or waist belt I've found.
Best running shorts I've ever owned
These are great shorts for everyday running of any kind, as well as those long trail missions. They're lightweight and unobtrusive when you're running, yet are fully featured with carry options for keys, gels, and snacks. These are my go-to's for everyday running as well as ultra's. The waistband pockets are out of the way and d... Read Moreon't hinder your running, and are the perfect size for trail snacks and keys. I am tall and lean: 6'2", 170lbs. These shorts fit perfectly on me.
Great running short, but...
These are my favorite running shorts. would be 5 stars...but, developed a hold in back of leg in less than 1 year. :(
That's such a huge bummer Matt! All of our gear is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee and we'd be happy to have you send them in for a warranty. Please get in touch with our customer service team to set up that return.
Comfortable all day activity, or all day lounging shorts
I have several pairs of these. I love them for anything from a 25 mile hike in the grand canyon to a long day in the home office in the summer. They don't bunch up or bind. They don't stick to my legs on steep ascents like some other shorts do. I can tuck just a few small items for short adventures in the pockets (keys, gel, id). Also, ... Read Morethey dry fast, so quick dip in a river, or a soak in a hot tub are in play with these doubling as some swim trunks. My oldest two pairs of these are 2-3 years old and have held up well.
Worth Every Penny - Only shorts I will run in
5k to 100k in the dirt, these are the best running shorts. The pockets can hold an unreasonable amount of stuff. Perfect for beanie, light gloves, keys, goos, gummies, blister kit, etc. You can fit a phone but that just gets silly. (I say "unreasonable because you can carry too much - but great if you need to stow stuff) These never chafe, are... Read More uber light weight and dry super fast. I use the 5" inseam - they do not pull or restrict my running in any way. I have had several pair over the years and miles. I have had a couple pairs where the ATF (Anti Taint Funk) has worn off and they get smelly. But I still will not run in anything else. Thank you for supporting the environment.
There is so much to love about these shorts that I have three pairs in heavy rotation. They literally last all day, and the 5 pockets on the back waist are genious. You can stash everything back there: full/empty gel packets, wipes, keys, earbuds, etc. The waist is soft and comfortable and the drawstring actually stays in place after just tying it ... Read Moreonce. After a wash they are as good as new and the sewing on the seams (each pocket!) doesn't fray like other company's shorts. The 5" length isn't as short as you think. All 3 pairs will be there for my next 100 miler for sure!
Sizing runs small. I wear a medium in other brands like brooks and new balance. These are very tight. Need to return to see if a large fits.
Hey Sean! So sorry the sizing didn't work out for you on these. We're always happy to help by providing garment measurements before you purchase. Let us know if you need any assistance with the [exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html)!
Liner Too Tight
Was really excited to receive these in the mail, but tried them on and the liner was way too tight. I usually wear a small in most shorts, and I loved everything else about them, but they we're uncomfortable and had to return. Would definitely like to try sizing up to a medium, but were all sold out. Might try again in the future!
Great pockets, wish the material was...
Great pockets for trail running when you dont want to wear a waist belt or vest. I use these for runs up to 14-15 miles because I can put all my nutrition, keys, etc in the pockets. Theyre easy to access and secure. I wish the material was softer though. Ive had chaffing issues and need to wear a liner with them. Also Ive worn them once a week for ... Read Moretwo years and am now wearing out the material on the inner part of the legs. I was hoping to get longer life out of them because of the price, but small holes are forming. The material is lightweight but is pretty basic... If the material was softer or more durable these shorts would be perfect.
I own five pairs of these shorts and rotate them throughout the week on my morning runs for the past 18+ months. Theyre light, stay dry and are super comfy. While they are light weight, they still provide good support and have the right amount of pockets for gels, etc. I will replace them if/when they wear out.
Never Stop Making These
Dear Patagonia, Please do not stop making these. Since buying my first pair more than a year ago, I have gotten rid of almost all of my other running shorts and replaced them with these. I now own 6 pairs. Every other runner I have talked to agrees that they are one of their favorite pairs of shorts. They're light, have a ton of pockets, can ... Read Morefit a phone, and the brief liner is great for going fast with no restrictions. I do 50-60 miles per week, and am in these shorts 80% of the time. All you need now is a 3" pair!
These shorts are outstanding. They fit perfectly and the liner handles sweating when I run in Florida heat really well -there's no chafing on my thighs as I've had with some other shorts. They look great and are, as usual with Patagonia, well made with quality materials. Highly recommended for runners.
Black Shorts Matter
Bought 2 back in January both in bright color, laid down reviews about the thigh-eating liner. I have 4 in rotation only realizing I need a Black one. So bought one in Black and yes still hating the liner but everything is perfect. I like the square edge cut more than rounder on previous version. Never go on a long run, worst ultra races with em st... Read Moreill new. Need to wear it often so it can be break in a bit just like your running shoes. I know 2 pairs from 2015 has a comfortable liner from years of wearing. Oh well
Light and practical
Best running shorts Ive had. On the longer runs, the high pockets can stash all of your energy gels. The back zipper pocket is ideal for your house keys. You dont have a bunch of items swinging around like you would with basketball shorts. The waistband sits lightly on the waist.
These shorts are amazing. I wear them for casual wear, hiking, and work outs. Shorts have a zippered pocket in the back but what I love the most is that there is a stretchy pocket on each side of the front that will hold an iPhone or your wallet. Super comfortable and true to fit. I have 3 pairs for the week.
Still the king of trail running shorts
This is my 4th pair and I believe the 3rd generation of the 5 Strider shorts. Im a regular guy who runs 60 miles per week almost all on trail and these shorts just work. They are form fitting without being too tight or too baggy. The side pockets hold a generous amount of stuff (gels, gloves, a small beanie cap) and the back zipper pocket is perfec... Read Moretly sized for a car key and money. My oldest pair of these shorts have thousands of miles on them and although they have some pin holes and the waist tie is broken, they are still usable. The things I dont like about this latest design is Patagonia moved the side seam more to the front of the leg which chafed me on a super hot and humid day. And the side cuts used to have a nice curve to them which I found flattering. The new cut looks more boxy and bland. Those small nitpicks aside, this short is worth every penny and will last you a long time.
Bring back the old version
The version of the Strider Pro is the only trail running shorts I ever wanted to own, I've been through a 3 pair of the old. The updated version is inferior in every way. The biggest problem is that the pocket fabric is stiff and not as stretchy. The enormous volume of the four hip pockets in the old version was the main reason this short was ... Read Moreso great. I could fit a hat, gloves, water filter, even a windshirt in those pockets. Now, not only won't they fit, but there's more pressure against my hips for anything in there. The fabric isn't as soft/nice feeling as the old one. And the fit is a little smaller. I was warned about these updates but i couldn't resist buying the bright orange/yellow color. It was as bad as people have been saying. It's a shame because the old version were the only game in town for that kind of short.
My Favorite Running Shorts So Far
These shorts have everything you want and nothing you don't, which is basically a perfect review. Super soft, very lightweight and breathable, I think the length is perfect. The waistband zipper pocket can fit a phone (at least an iPhone 8) and the shorts cinch tight enough to not fall down with it in there. I have probably put a few hundred m... Read Moreiles of trail running in on mine and have had zero issues. My one small gripe would be that the elastic on the leg holes of the liner squeezes a little tight, but I have thick-er thighs :) and it has stretched out over time.
Loving these pockets.
Patagonia has done an amazing job selecting a pocket system that doesn't make you feel like your nutrition is roll of pennies in your pocket. There are 2 on each side a security one in the back. My only wish is that they would improve the crotch ventilation with a perforated fabric. Im a heavy sweater in the summer and after 5 days in these sh... Read Moreorts (with some swimming) while on a PCT section thru hike I developed some irritation.
I like the shorts because it's super light and comfortable. As for the sizing, I typically wear small but the liner is very tight, I ended up buying size medium. (I'm 5'-5", waist 30-31"). I don't know if it's just me but my Smolder Blue shorts get sweat-spots (including crotch area) when I work out hard. I wish I... Read More knew so I'd have purchased black instead.
Falling apart after 4 months.
I purchased 2 pairs of these shorts in April for running, I do about 250-300 mi per month. While I love the pockets on the sides, its clear that the quality has fallen off from the pair I bought several years ago, which are still performing beautifully. The stitching on the crotch is almost completely frayed through and if it werent for the liner, ... Read Moreindecent exposure would be a very real possibility on both pairs. Im so disappointed because I would love to support this company, but if Im paying a premium price I think its fair to expect a premium product.
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Nice short, nice color, fit is not as advertized
The quality and color of the mango shorts is great! I would just say assess your body shape before you buy these. They are advertised as a regular fit but they are more of a slim fit if you ask me. Patagonia's size guide suggests that a Regular fit will work for a 34-36 waist. I am 6'3" and a 34 waist (36 tends to fall off me). I wei... Read Moregh 205 and most for the most part it is muscle... and that appears to be the problem. If you are a 34 with muscle below your waist you will find these awkwardly tight at the waist. I can't imagine trying to squeeze into these if I was a 36. But, I like the color so I am going to see if I can exchange them for an XL to solve the fit problem.
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Great for running but beware
There shorts are great for running, but they stop there. I have ripped 2 pairs now from just laying down and then leaning forward to sit up. The stitching on the side of the shorts does not hold up well. I would recommend these shorts, however since they are not extremely flexible and tear easily I dont think they are worth the price.
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Where is the XXL????
I would love to give the shorts five stars for being the best shorts ever created by humankind. The only problem is they do run small, so if you are into weightlifting or CrossFit and your legs are on the larger side you are out of luck. Otherwise the length, the materials, and the bag zipper are absolutely perfect! Unfortunately they are just too ... Read Moretight on my legs for a comfortable fit. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make one size larger for those of us "large quadded" people!!
Great fit and features
These shorts fit great and have awesome pockets. FIVE POCKETS. They store so much gear without bouncing. Were talking phone, wallet, insulin pump, keys, snacks. Okay maybe thats a bit heavy, but these shorts are clearly designed for people who dont carry a backpack and dont like their phone bouncing out while running. The elastic flap on top of the... Read More pocket retains any unruly large items well. Besides the pockets, which are way better than other shorts on the market, these shorts fit great and provide good freedom of movement without being too...exposing. I wore them for a while with the integrated liner, which worked reasonably well but occasionally gave me chafing problems on multi-hour runs. I got nervous about it and cut out the liner before an 8 hour run, replacing it with a boxer light compression liner. I dont know if this was necessary but Ive never had chafing problems since. Redesigning the liner without thick seams at the edges, and with a slightly larger fit could resolve the issue. Liner problems aside - these shorts are so great they deserve five stars. Ill buy more when mine wear out.
Good if you're tall
So, I'll preface by saying I like shorter shorts. Always. (Bring back the 5" standup!) I loved the last version of these shorts. They fit perfect, had great storage, and I never chafed on long runs. While I didn't particularly DISLIKE the new version, I'm only 5'9 and something about the design (higher waistband maybe) made... Read More them fit much longer than the previous version (of which I have 4 pair and still wear despite having worn holes in them). Perhaps a 3" inseam trail short may be the answer?? I know I'd buy them in a heartbeat.
Makes Me run Faster
I absolutely love these shorts. The 5 is a perfect length for me. Not too short that I feel like Im only wearing underwear but not to long that Im restricted. They are feather light too which makes me forget Im wearing pants sometimes. The only complaint I have is that Ive only been using these for about 2 months and the Patagonia logo Is already r... Read Moreubbing off on the left leg and is now only Pata Though its only cosmetic, it is kind of a bummer since Patagonia has always been very high quality in my eyes. But other than that, the shorts themselves perform tremendously!
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Great in all ways except pockets. When purchased two years ago, my first pair had no problems. But my second pair (just purchased), unlike the first, has a smaller zipper pocket. As a result, a cell phone won't fit in any of the 3 pockets. I cut a longer hole on the zipper (largest) pocket, but that's not a satisfactory fix.
Ive used these on a few short runs so far (2-5 miles) and have been pretty pleased with them so far. Lightweight, I dont notice the liner, and the pockets are a good size. Im 64 with a 32 waist and got the large, fits great and doesnt feel like they will drop when the pockets are loaded. The material seems like it will hold up for quite a while, bu... Read Moret Im curious if it is also causing my one grief with the shorts. Usually at the start of my runs the shorts will ride up between my legs, leading to a couple of odd strides to get them back to where they should be. Maybe I just have an odd gait while warming up, though I dont have this issue with other shorts. Either way I tend not to notice it once Ive warmed up so its either not that irritating or whatever is causing it stops. Im looking forward to seeing how these hold up on some longer runs with some fuel in the pockets.
First time purchaser
I have both the 5 inch and 7 inch shorts and I really like how the 5 inch shorts works on runs and hikes. Barely notice they are there, hits mid to upper thigh and does a great job keeping everything in place and wicks moisture away. Definitely will purchase another 5 inch pair.
Best 5" Running Shorts Out There
These shorts are just great for trail running. I've logged many miles in them and find they wick and fit exceptionally well. For those of us in the South where you can wear shorts from March to December, these really fit the bill. Recommended without reservation.
First time purchaser
I have both the 5 inch and 7 inch shorts and I really like how the 5 inch shorts works on runs and hikes. Barely notice they are there, hits mid to upper thigh and does a great job keeping everything in place and wicks moisture away. Definitely will purchase another 5 inch pair.
Great but does run small
Material on these shorts is fantastic. The inner is exactly the same as every other running shorts Ive ever owned so great in that department. But, thank goodness I read the reviews and sized up. I wear a size 30 and can even get away with a size 29 if I have to, but I sized up and bought the Mediums based on reviews here and they fit great!
Got my first pair of these (5" inseam, darker gray, black accents) around 2016. Wore them a while and liked them well enough i got another pair in 2017 (5" inseam, lighter gray). The earlier version had a slightly wider waist band, with a softer, almost terry cloth material. It lays flat. The newer version has a narrower band of a smooth... Read Moreer fabric, and it tends to curl up on itself while i'm wearing it, making it slightly uncomfortable. Also, the older version had a narrow gusset in the crotch area made of a more vented, kind of mesh material. The newer one has the main fabric throughout. Hard to tell if there's any practical difference in ventilation. Aside from the waistband issue, both pairs are comfortable, and seem to be holding up well, thought they haven't been put through the wringer yet. I've always liked looser, shorter shorts for hiking. I find most "shorts" these days way too long. I don't like the bottom hem dragging on the front of my thighs while striding uphill. I'm just over 6 ft. tall (and about 185 pounds with a 36-inch waist), and one might expect a 5-inch inseam to look silly short on me, but the bottom hem still falls about five inches above the top of my knee cap, so no one will mistake me for an NBA player from the 70s. I usually take a large in most things, but, for hiking shorts i like a looser fit, so got these in an XL. They fit pretty much like just a slightly looser large, though, so i'd say they run a bit small. Still, the leg opening is loose enough i don't feel restricted. And the waist stays in place on me even without tightening the tie. The thin material dries quickly (the waistband takes a little longer), but seems sturdy for how light it is. So far, so good on construction quality. Nothing to say about the liner i cut them out; the boys gotta swing free and am agnostic on pockets, since i use a waist pack, but i could see where they might come in handy. One is zippered, so you don't have to worry about stuff falling out. Minus a star because they messed with the waistband, but otherwise, close to an ideal hiking short for me.
Favorite Backpacking Shorts (minus the liner)
These are probably my favorite backpacking and hiking shorts I've ever owned. Cut is perfect - loose but not too crazy. They're short enough to releave myself of that extra water weight out the bottom (TMI probably, sorry :) ). The pockets are perfectly placed for my phone and point & shoot camera just below the hip belt of my pack an... Read Mored easily accessible on the trail. I'm not crazy about liners in shorts but that's easily fixed by cutting them out
Comfortable and functional.
Being vertically challenged, this is a great size. a lot of shorts and even shirts are too long and these are just right. I really feel comfortable running and think the shorts are super sharp. Even though my iphone 8 is heavy in the rear pocket it is a perfect place to place when I am running! I bought two more pairs last week since I liked the fi... Read Morerst two so much.
I love these shorts - both the fit and fabric are great. Long hot runs in the mountains and I barely notice them at all, which is perfect. The fabric dries incredibly fast and so they never feel sweaty. I'm 5'6" and 148 pounds with a 30" waist and the size medium is perfect. I don't have to tie the drawstring but they don... Read More't slip down or feel tight at the waist at all. The envelope closure on the pockets create a little ruffle at the waist. This is only visible if you run without a shirt and isn't a big deal but I notice it. For me, I don't need pockets and suggest a pocket free version that would not have the ruffles and perhaps be cheaper. Anytime I run long enough to need to stash GU etc. I either have a vest of a handheld with pockets. I don't like running with stuff on my waist and can't imagine running with a cell phone in the waistband pocket, so I can't report on that. Bottom line - I bought 5 pairs. Love 'em. But I returned the orange ones because they were "see through" and seemed like they would show every little bit of dirt or dribble you might acquire over 30 miles of trail.
Like wearing nothing at all...
Really enjoy running in these. Was a little self conscious at first because they are shorter shorts than I am accustomed to, but now they are all I want to wear. Pocket in the bag is perfect for keys and the side pocket fits my big ol iPhone 8 in its case. Very well designed and well made. Definitely would purchase again.
Best shorts ever!
Love these shorts with all their pockets! I actually wear size large. I bought a pair of XLs because of the sale price and they are a bit big on me. I say they're true to size because the large fits perfectly and that's what I usually wear. One bit of constructive criticism is that the side pockets on the XL are a bit big for a large Ipho... Read Morene and it swims around a bit. The side pockets on the large ones is just right. I think I just need to stick with the size large.
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