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Perfect Run Shorts
Slowly replacing all my run shorts with the Strider 5". Just bought my third pair I like them so much. 5'8" and 170lbs and they fit well. Fabric is light, comfortable and lays well (doesn't fly away) . The four pockets are secure enough to put a house key in and they are easy to access if you have a gel or something there. The z... Read Moreipped back pocket has a quality, easy to slide zipper and is perfect for a credit card, ID and your keys. Waistline is smooth and secure. External tie on the drawstring adds to the comfort and the drawstring is just the right length so it's not dangling and bouncing around. Great for long runs, beach volleyball, and a swim.
Comfy and tough
I have multiples of these running shorts and have many 100s of miles on them. Have been running in them last 5-6 years and added roughly one per year to the collection, and all are still in service...I can't break them. The side pockets are great for key fob and won't bounce around and occasionally put iPhone in other side pocket when wal... Read Moreking. Super comfortable and long lasting. Very light weight and great for mild to hot weather we have...wonderful in hot summer. Great product!
Basic running shorts
Bought these hoping they would be as nice as my previous version. Im not sure why they stopped making the compression short liner. The brief liner chafes and the newer model runs a bit smaller than previous version of the same short. Please bring back the compression short liner
Response from PatagoniaMarch 21, 2023
Hi Matthew, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Our Design Team will take your thoughts into consideration for the next iteration. We truly appreciate this feedback. In the meantime, if you're uncomfortable with the fit of the liner, please feel free to begin a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
Not what I was looking for in running shorts. The side pockets were super clunky, and the liner was terrible. It would be great if they could make a linerless short with better pockets.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 17, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review Christopher! We are incredibly sorry to hear about the issues you had with the pockets on these shorts. Please know you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your items at any time as your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Additionally, we recommend keeping an eye out during our Spring collection as you may find shorts that fit what you are looking for.
I bought these for my speed work and race days, primarily 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons. Perfect for holding gels and fuel in side pouches. Seem to be a bit small, but I admittedly have thick thighs so could just be a me problem. Regardless I still love em, would buy again
Need more shorts that have zippered pockets so we dont lose our pocket knives and wallets. The material is slick therefore stuff slips out of pockets easy. Also keep offering the 5 inch length in multiple styles. Not everyone is 6 ft tall
Response from PatagoniaMarch 15, 2023
We appreciate your feedback! Our new Multi Trails Shorts have zippered pockets but also 8" inseam. We hope you find a great solution for storage, perhaps in our Slope Runner Vest. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team if you have any questions. We'll be happy to help!
This product wasn't even close
This product wasn't even close to being a 3x. I couldn't even get the shorts above my knees. My wife measured the waist and it was close to be being a 42 or 44 waist. A 3xl should be closer to a 50 to 52 waist. Very disappointed. I sent them to my son hoping he could wear them. Patagonia needs to rethink its sizing. I will not buy any pan... Read Morets or shorts from Patagonia again. Sizing is just plain WRONG
Response from PatagoniaMarch 7, 2023
Hi Thomas! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear the shorts weren't a good fit. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
the right fit
I like my running shorts a touch looser in the legs so they dont ride up while running. These seem to do the trick. I am 5'8 165lb 32w, stocky legs and the large hit that looser fit. The waist pockets are perfect for keys, gels, bars etc. Not tight enough for a phone to not bounce around, but they aren't meant for that anyways. Ran in the... Read More rain the other day, the light rain beaded off, the heavier rain eventually soaked in but they dried very quickly and stayed light weight.
I like the brief lining!
I am a bit unusual and as a distance runner, personally really like the brief liner over a boxer brief liner so it works well for me for my activities. It would be really nice to see if Patagonia comes with this sort of lining, but in a 1, 1.5, or 2 inch split seam running short!
The "Game-Changer" Short
I've been running since I was 14 years old and now I'm 30. I have been through a lot of running shorts from different brands. The Pro Strider Shorts are the BEST running shorts around. They dry incredibly fast: I once had to wade in a river and they dried within 15 minutes on a lukewarm February in Tennessee. They have many pockets for st... Read Moreoring fuel, such as energy bars and GU. At 5 inches, they are the perfect length. The best part about these shorts is that I never think twice about them while on a run. They do the job nicely. I have one pair that I bought in 2020 and they look great despite two patches on the furniture shop of the short. Some sharp granite saw to that. I bought a second pair in 2023 for variety and back-to-back runs. 10/10 short. They changed my running game, for sure.
Great for Orchiectomy Post-Op
I've never found Patagonia products to be particularly great for outdoor activities-- however, I was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer and the liner in these bad boys did a great job of keeping everything situated after I lost my left sphere. The Terrebone Joggers were also good for keeping things minimally abrasive against the incisio... Read Moren site and inguinal canal. 3/5 stars.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 2, 2023
We're glad to hear this liner helped you following surgery, Olin. We wish you the best for your recovery, and continued health!
Overall good shorts for running and casual wear. Pockets are in a running configuration and arent your typical types of pockets. I dont mind, since im a big runner, however it does limit what you can have in your pockets. All and all good shorts. I got them on sale which makes the GREAT shorts :)
Everything you need and nothing you don't. Love the pockets, pockets, pockets--so many shorts no longer use them or just a flap-over. Usually wear small but they were way too tight, switched to medium and just a bit roomy but a good fit and Patagonia made the exchange easy.
Perfect workout short
Really can't find a better all around workout short. I wear them as underwear so that I can whip off my pants and train anytime. Light, comfortable, well-designed pockets, the only rub is they are are normally pricy but you get what you payfer. When they go on sale I am all over em.
Unusually tight, had to return
Purchased these knowing other reviews said they ran a bit tight, but these were oddly constrictive. I wear medium in most of my running shorts (small in some brands) and these were extremely uncomfortable. I have big legs for my size (5 ft 9, 168), but haven't come across any sizing like these. Had to return, wanted to upsize but local Patagon... Read Moreia didn't have a large to exchange. Might be a great product!
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 17, 2023
Thank you so much for writing this review Kyle! Please know you can always make an exchange online for your products. With that said, please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*yxzzhg*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NjY1MjI0Mi40MjYuMS4xNjc2NjU1MDYwLjAuMC4w) and we will be more than happy to see if we have the size you need in stock!
Best running shorts I've found to date, but...
I love these shorts. They are the best I've found and my go-to shorts for any temps above 40ºF. I love the size and shape of the pockets... great for stashing nutrition, lube, my iPhone mini, car key, etc. without much bounce. They're lightweight and shed water quickly. I've run many ultras in these, never needing a vest, only a hand... Read Moreheld water bottle. That said, the only reason why I don't give these 5 stars is because for those of us with thick/thicc thighs, the inner seam inevitably pulls apart with the friction created from the rubbing of said thighs. I've gone through at least 5 pairs over about just as many years and all have failed the same way. Every other part of them is absolutely fine except those seams, which is a big shame. I've sent them all back in for repair to Patagonia... sometimes they are repairable, other times they aren't so I'm sent some sort of store credit. That said, I haven't found anything I like better. The pros outweigh the cons. So if you don't have thick thighs that rub when you run, or don't mind them not being super durable and going through the hassle of sending them in for repair, I would definitely recommend these shorts.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 23, 2023
We appreciate your detailed and thoughtful feedback on all aspects of these shorts. We're glad to hear that you've been able to utilize our Ironclad Guarantee, but we do hope you'll find a design that works well for you in the long run, with more durability. For 2023, our team has designed some [new running shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-trail-running-shorts) we recommend you take a look and see if any will work well for you!
A fantastic pair of shorts. Love the fit, been wearing these weekly for about a year and half, but my shorts have developed two holes in the inner thigh. Really hope the durability issue can be fixed.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 10, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We are also very sorry to hear that your shorts developed holes. Please know you are always more than welcome to send your item in for [repair](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time!
Not an upgrade to Endless Run
These shorts are fine, more pockets than the previous version and the Endless Run (both have been my go to for years). They are lighter than the previous version of these shorts which is nice. However, the Endless Run were incredible shorts and it's curious why they were discontinued.
Perfect for Running
I love the 5 inch length and skinny fit. Very comfortable and look great at the running track. Perfect elastic secured pockets for keys or cards, and zipper pocket in back that can hold a phone if you need it (I dont run with one). Of the many running shorts I have tried, including those at running stores, these are the *Best*!
Fantastic until wet
These shorts are absolutely fantastic for hot dry weather. They are the best shorts that I have ever worn. However, if they get wet or are in rainy weather the shorts pull down into the inside of my legs/crotch and cause horrible chaffing. I still give these shorts 5 stars because when they work, THEY WORK!
Favourite running shorts
I absolutely love these shorts and can easily say they are the best running shorts I have ever bought. The fit doesn't restrict movement at all (which I have found with shorts from other manufacturers). The elasticated pockets are perfect for quickly stashing gloves or gels etc.
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.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 17, 2022
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.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 21, 2022
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.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 20, 2022
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/)!
Perfect for long distance running
This is my second pair of M's Strider Pro and I love them. I have used them for long distance running becaus of the good fitt and funktionalety. I really like the pockets perfect for gels, phone, wallet and keys and even the M' s houdini jacket sice M.
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.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 2, 2022
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.
Response from PatagoniaJune 30, 2022
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
Response from PatagoniaApril 22, 2022
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.
Response from PatagoniaApril 21, 2022
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.
Response from PatagoniaApril 19, 2022
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!
Really nice shorts, suggest sizing up
Great running shorts, pockets are very well done, fabric is excellent & lightweight. I disagree with the sizing calling these a regular fit, liner seems to run snug, but the exterior/ body of the short seems regular. Wish these were available in navy blue.
Snug little guys
Seem like a good pair of running shorts. I'm not doing ultramarathons, so I don't really need the gel pockets, but still nice to have. Only problem is they run really small. Like, "I-can-tell-you're-of-judeo-christian-heritage" tight in the crotch. Size up gents, size up.
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
Response from PatagoniaDecember 9, 2021
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!
Response from PatagoniaOctober 1, 2021
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.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 20, 2021
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.
Seems like the Medium got smaller.
Seems like the Medium got smaller.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 11, 2021
Hey Trevor! Thanks for the feedback. The new version of these shorts is about a 1/4 of an inch shorter in the rise than the prior version. We're always happy to discuss garment dimensions prior to 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.
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