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Pretty awesome but liner shrinks.
Shorts were fantastic first run, they are super light weight and the pockets are secure enough were my key fob stayed put. After a wash following the tags instructions the inner liner shrank quite a bit. If you dont mind pressing pickle its fine but possibly try going up a size or cutting the liner out and wearing underwear. Still great and would r... Read Moreecommend giving them a shot.
Favorite Trail and Road Shorts
Nearly everything about these shorts is fantastic! I have four pairs in different colors that I switch out every week for long forest runs and pounding pavement. The side pockets are perfect for carrying during the run and I can carry my wallet in one when I'm doing my run commute too with my phone fitting snuggly and comfortably in the back z... Read Moreipper pocket. 1 Issue: You will need to send this in for repair to replace the rear zipper. I am about to send two of my shorts in now to get repaired, unfortunately. I had my first pair fixed with a much better zipper that has no problems now but since I have two more going in soon this is definitely a design issue. Can't wait to get them back, hopefully sooner than later b/c two shorts is too few for my commutes. I'd give these 5 stars for sure if the rear zipper didn't need repair.
Hey Malcolm, thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you like these shorts. The zipper issue you mentioned is definitely a concern and we'll notify our product team of this feedback. We're happy to hear that you're using our repair program to keep your current shorts in rotation. If you run into any other issues, do not hesitate to [reach out](https://help.patagonia.com/s/).
excellent tech shorts
I originally ordered a medium which I wear in almost ALL manufacturers. but I found the lining to be far too small, so I sized up to large. the mesh lining is perfect but the rest of the garment has a flowy relaxed fit. I really enjoy these shorts even though I found size discrepancies. My favorite details are the pockets and the unique cut of the ... Read Morelegs.
very versatile shorts
I have used these shorts for a long time now on everything from lifting weights, to swimming to running 100k. I really do enjoy wearing them, they are very durable and the pockets carry a lot. From my perspective, to make them perfect, the pocket should be more similar to a running belt (like compressport freebelt pro), going all the way around, ma... Read Moreking them more versatile for carrying a waterbottle or an ekstra layer when running. And because I do some rolling in the gym, the back zipper can be quite annoying at points, it would be great if it was located more to the side or removed completely.
Too constricting but great otherwise
Great shorts, love the way they look and feel on short, medium, and long runs. I even lift in them pretty often. The only problem is that I had to cut the liner out. Seems like most brands force you to do this and only offer shorter pairs of shorts with a liner. Unfortunately, the medium shorts fit my waist well but the liner is far too tight and a... Read Morellows for almost no breathability. I am not telling you to destroy your product, but I cut the liner out and wear performance briefs or compression shorts underneath, and absolutely love them now.
Amazing Short, Runs Small
I got a size small since I normally wear a 30 or 31 inch waist for pants and shorts and thats what the chart says, but I had to exchange them for a medium because they were too small. The window for waist stretchability on this short is pretty small I think so I would go a size up from what the chart says. Once I got the fit right, I dont want to t... Read Moreake them off! So comfy, they look good and lots of little pockets!
Great running shorts, possibly a little small if you have a big seat and quads
Compared to previous generations of this short, the current iteration of these shorts is amazing. The side split is much bigger now and it's actually made of overlapping fabric layers, and this helps a lot to stop the shorts riding up. The brief liner fits relatively snugly; I had to get used to the feel of a snug fit, but once I did, I realiz... Read Moreed it works very well to protect skin from chafing. I love the multiple pockets and the exterior draw string. Truly, this is a well-designed running short. My one gripe is about the fit, and I admit this is probably idiosyncratic. I have a pretty big and muscular seat and quads; I bought the size indicated by my waist measurements, and because my thighs have a large circumference, there's a tendency for these shorts to ride up. So the sizing still feels almost too small for me. If you have a big seat and thighs, you might consider trying the next size up.
Need a linerless version
The reason I kept buying these is they have more pockets than any other walking/running short on the market. What I hate about them is the liner--it's insanely constricting and definitely unnecessary. Patagonia needs to take a page from Mack Weldon & Bamboo Avenue: make a linerless version of these shorts.
Thank you for sharing this feedback, Patrick; it's immensely helpful to our design team. For an athletic short without a liner you might take a look at the [Terrebonne Shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-terrebonne-shorts-10-inch/24690.html?dwvar_24690_color=BLK&cgid=mens-shorts). Please let us know if we can help you find something that will work better for you!
Good and bad
The good news is they are the fastest drying shorts I own. I get brutally sweaty on runs and the Strider shorts wick the sweat away better than any other shorts I have. By the time I walk from the trail back to the car I am dry. also great for treadmill runs which are even sweatier. The zippered pocket in the back is good for only a key and isn&#... Read Morex27;t super accessible during a run anyway. The side pockets barely fit an iphone pro and likely would not fit a pro max. When I say fit though, I mean just fit to hold. It's so close against your body that you get a million butt pics and it stopped Strava 3x mid run.
We appreciate your review, Chris! Hope you can find a spot for the phone in your running vest or armband. Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Comfortable and forgettable, in a good way
These shorts fit comfortably and looked good, in short they just worked. I find that the best gear are the items you just don't think about. I have some shorts that I have to adjust frequently when running, or rub a little here or there, so you are always conscious of them.. these aren't those. I used this pair so often that I actually wo... Read Morere out the material on the inner thighs. I liked them enough to try to fix them and sent them back to Patagonia for repair, totally understanding that they may not be repairable (thin material). Patagonia let me know that they weren't repairable, but went the extra mile and gave me a credit toward replacing them. Great shorts, great company.
These shorts wear as advertised. They are super lightweight, the fit is perfect, and the cut allows you to run unencumbered. I do 20 miles a week, and I have one rule for my running shoes, and my running clothes. I do not wan to know they are there. These are the third iteration that I have bought from Patagonia, and they are far the best. Many th... Read Moreanks, Rob
Good running shorts, could be better
I've had 4 pair of these shorts since they were released. The back zipper failed in 2 of them, but Patagonia's first rate return policy gave me replacements. The fabric of the outer short is light weight and water repellant. After a sweaty run in humid conditions they are not wet and soggy like some other running shorts. My two issues ar... Read Moree the fit and size of the stretch pockets. Like others have mentioned, the fit runs small and seems to change from year to year . The liner is especially tight and unwearable for me, so I I have cut the liners out. Its almost like they put a small size liner in a medium short. The stretch pockets themselves are fantastic and securely hold items with a great opening system. I just wish the front pockets were a bit longer or there was a lengthwise pocket across the front. It would be great to be able to put a .5 L water bottle in the pockets.
These are fantastic. The liner is definitely snug around the butt cheeks but not to a fault. The outside seams on the liner are super comfy. The pockets are very large and dont bounce when full. Dry super fast. Im 5 foot 10 in and pretty thin. If you are a heavier person consider sizing up. I highly, highly recommend.
I've been using striders in three different renditions, but the fit is super off in this. The strider before this, model 24632, was absolutely superb. The liners went way down in size, the rise is super low, and the logo is wearing off after just a few washes. Despite these changes, the strider is still my go-to for running - I just wish the ... Read Moreolder style had a chance to hang on longer.
We are sorry to hear our redesign of the Strider Pro Shorts missed the mark with you. Feedback like yours is extremely helpful for helping us understand what does and in this case, what does not work. Thank you so much for your helpful feedback.
The shorts do what they are supposed to and are accurately described. The length is perfect and the fabric is amazing! After 4 days of running in them they hardly even smelled. My only complaint is that the liner runs tight. Maybe it will loosen up with use. Next time I may go a size up, but I'm not sure how that will mess with the length.
Love love love these shorts, but...
These are my absolute favorite running shorts ever! The fit is great for my preferences. The back pocket is perfect for how I like to carry my phone or credit card. Side pockets are great for car key or other small items. Five Stars EXCEPT... the inseam keeps tearing before I've had them for a year! And I don't run in the winter. I'v... Read Moree returned them twice for this. Thankfully Patagonia's returns process has been easy to use. I would probably buy them again with the expectation I would have to return them relatively soon.
Hi David! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your shorts have ripped in the same place a few times. This is really disappointing and it's not the quality that we expect out of our gear. We're always happy to help with warranty return assistance. That said, we truly value this feedback and we'll share it with our design crew to keep in mind for future seasons.
Bought these to replace a long favorite in the previous Striders. The drop pouches are somewhat strange looking but incredibly functional. They are big enough to fit a bar or gel, but also can fit a wallet or phone. Waistband design is great, and no problems with any range of motion in my legs
Kudos to the team at Patagoina! 9.8 out of 10!
Absolutely zero mental distraction around your shorts is a big deal as a runner. I have run several ultras in the strider pro 5 inch shorts without any chafing or discomfort related to my shorts. Design build perfection! Obviously deigned by a runner. Thank you.
Great shorts; small netting
These shorts are great: lightweight, short inseam, and easy to move around in. The fabric is much softer and smoother than the Baggies fabric, both in the shorts themselves and in the netting. I originally bought a pair in medium (5'9" ~ 170lb) and found everything good... except the netting was quite tight. The large end up being a litt... Read Morele baggier as a fit than I like, but they're much more comfortable and they still look and wear great.
Best running equipment ever!
I have been using these shorts for my daily runs for over five years now! They are very light weight and comfortable. They stay dry when its hot out and provide all the support needed with out chafing on long runs. I own five pair and constantly rotate to keep them clean and fresh. Original pairs are still in great condition with frequent wear and ... Read Morewashing. Highly recommend these shorts!
Perfect for running
I don't write reviews unless something is really exceptionally good or bad. These shorts are exceptionally good. I have been wearing them running and now don't like to run in anything else. Extremely comfortable, lightweight, cut such that they don't impede a running stride in any way. They also have some really great little pockets ... Read Morethat are perfect for quick access of running snacks and constructed in a way that you definitely wouldn't find on cheaper shorts. 10/10 for these. Perfect running shorts.
My husband bought these shorts and they were too small for him. I gave them a try on my latest 12 mile run and I loved them! While they were a little big in the waist for me, it was nothing the drawstring couldnt fix. No chafing, super quick drying. Im 59 and 135 lbs for reference. Normally I wear a size 2-4 or small, so in my opinion these definit... Read Moreely run small.
The Perfect Running Shorts
If I could only choose one piece of gear to run with, I would pick these shorts. I am very particular to what gear I rely on when I put miles in, and after 200 miles, I think I have a good idea of what these shorts are capable of. First, these shorts have the most comfortable waistband I have EVER come across, they fit loose on my hips but don'... Read More;t fall off of me (even with full pockets and soaked in sweat). The pockets are unconventional, but they work so much better than I ever would have thought, I can literally fit a Houdini Jacket in the pockets... that's insanely useful and awesome for all sorts of weather conditions. Life isn't always sunny and 70, but these shorts hold true and make me enjoy every run.
Ive been running I these shorts for two years now, in all weathers. Perfect! Simplistic design, comfortable and problem free. The pockets are easy to use even with gloves, and hold and improbable amount of gear and nutrition, like self supported marathon amount of gear. I have never needed to use anti-chafe lubricants so I cannot address that issue... Read More seen in other reviews. The delicate zipper on the phone pocket seems like a weak point with frequent washing so I keep it lubricated and have had no problems. My go-to shorts.
Good ! Simple approach light, quick drying.
My first impressions for short trail runs. PRO These fit better than that first version I had. Liner is lighter and rides better. Leg holes cut better and stay off my legs. CON: if you are a pocket person, the pockets are not very big or comfortable enough if you have to carry a phone with you. So you will need a belt or vest on trails to stash tra... Read Moreil things like phone, lights or Houdin without frustration on long runs.
Good shorts, but not for me
These shorts looks great but I am of a bulky fit with large legs. They dont fit well for me. These shorts will work out for someone of a medium skinnier build with thinner legs. I do this the quality is there
We appreciate your feedback Jared! You may prefer our [Strider Short](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-strider-running-shorts-7-inch/24649.html). Please reach out if you'd like any assistance with measurements, returns or exchanges. We're happy to help!
Solid, lightweight running short
Love this short for trail running. Barely feels like I am wearing shorts at all. Two issues. The fabric is fragile; my four year old yanked on the shorts and easily ripped open one of the seams and tore a little hole in the cloth. So handle them with great care. None of the pockets securely hold a typical smart phone, so you have to get comfortable... Read More w yours bouncing up and down in either of the side pockets.
Hi Scott, we're so bummed to hear that your Strider Pro Running Shorts produced a hole so easily. Your shorts are eligible for a [warranty return or free repair](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html), so please feel free to begin either at your convenience.
Not for backpacking
This shorts may be good for trail running but not for thruhiking. They gave me rashes on the whole lower part of my back. And my buddy with the same shorts had the same problem. I do not recommend these shorts for thruhiking too many pockets who bunch up on your back where the backpacks sits.
Lacking in pockets
Purchased these for running, didn't love how basic the fabric felt, similar to old nike stuff - really lacking pockets, specifically for my phone. I dont understand why so few brands plan for cell phone pockets on men's running shorts. The zip pocket at the small of your back is slightly too small for current iphone models and the phone j... Read Moreust bounces endlessly in that location. Ended up returning the product due to poor fit and above mentioned lack of storage.
We're sorry to hear these shorts didn't work for your needs. Thank you for this feedback, Christopher! Please let us know if we can help any further with that return.
Great minimal short
I love these shorts! Im a cis woman (size 2/26) and ordered the XS. Fits me perfectly in the waist and a little snug in the thigh, so I imagine it could run smaller for men as other reviews suggest. Ive used these for the climbing gym as well as a Colorado Trail thru hike, so they're well-loved and thoroughly tested.
Love these shorts!
This will be my second pair of these shorts (my first pair has a longer inseam) and I cannot say enough good things about these shorts. These are perfect for warm-weather runs where you need to vent the heat. The face fabric is light but tough while the liner is super lightweight (but also durable). Sweating is not a problem in these shorts and the... Read Morey manage the moisture very well. I've read reviews that say these are great for hiking as well. I wouldn't hike in these, but I can see where some would, especially in hot climates. My only complaint about these shorts is that with the 5" inseam shorts, the volume in the internal liner feels a little small and cramped. I have a big butt and the liner feels a little tight. Not uncomfortable, but tight. This is a common problem I have with most running shorts and, for most, I can't wear them at all. So if you need a lot of volume in the liner, you may find these a little uncomfortable, but less so than most of the other brands.
I have no idea how many pairs of these I have worn in the 7" length, but they are the best. I thought to try the shorter length, and my legs chafe with these. I'll exchange for the 7". Other than that, I love the versatility of these shorts. The pockets carry everything so well. I wish the zipper was more flat during my core work, an... Read Mored the fabric between my legs wears out after a year or so of a few runs a week. I like the underwear inside because it pulls into the creases at the top of my inseam and keeps my boxer briefs in place. Gotta manage the chaffing on these distances and crazy weather! I only need the draw string when I have filled the pockets full of gels. I wish there were better colors or patterns! Or at least tell me why these are the easiest colors to die into the fabric!
Minimalist running short
This is a super lightweight, fast drying running short. Generally, I like them. My only gripes are that the side pockets could be a little deeper, the drawstring should be a thicker cord instead of a fettuccine thin string that could easily retract into the waistband. Also, the key loop is awfully difficult to get off your key once you fasten it (I... Read More had to wait until after I got home after a run to remove my shorts just so I could get my car key off it); this is a design fail. Were these things fixed, these would be a no-brainer running short.
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
We appreciate your thoughtful and detailed feedback, but we're sorry to hear these have been disappointing quality-wise. Please reach out to our Customer Service team to discuss a return under our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
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
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