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I've had the Strider Pro 7" shorts for a couple of weeks now, and am very happy with them. The pockets are well placed and functional, especially the envelope closure on the side pockets. The leg slits provide plenty of mobility. I found them to run a shade on the small size. I'm a fairly slim 6'00" /195, and originally ord... Read Moreered size medium, which was way too small. Size Large ended up being right, but with not much extra room. Quality seems up to par, so far.
Great Running Shorts
I am generally a 33/34 waist (180 lbs) and initially tried the M in this short. My son is now wearing those. They were close, but the Large is a better fit. One problem with the M was when I put my phone in the back pocket it felt really tight and obtrusive. Large is better in that regard, although I have mostly used on runs where I am wearing a ve... Read Morest, so I have not used back pocket for my phone. Length is great. I like the brief style liner. It has been comfy and chafe free on 2+ hour runs.
Go to short for 2 - 20 + miles
Bought these on a whim and have become my favorite go to short. These shorts are super light, breathable, supportive and comfortable with lots of storage. Many reviews note the liner being tight which was also my first thought when trying them on. After over a year of consistant use in a variety of conditions from cool, windy days to hot and humid... Read More they always impress me. The liner is supportive and quickly is forgotten about once in use and I have never had any issues with chaffing. The material makes it feel like you have nothing on with total freedom of movement. Patagonia nailed it again.
Go up one size and these shorts are fantastic
Like many others that have reviewed these shorts I have been a big fan of the Strider pros with the boxer brief liner from past seasons. I originally purchased the new shorts in my traditional patagonia size (sm) and noticed that the shorts run a size smaller than previous seasons. After chatting to a Patagonia rep and ordering the Mediums I am a h... Read Moreuge fan. Now that I have the correct size I actually like the new liner better than the boxer brief liner and the shorts are more lightweight and packable than previous seasons. I like the new elastic waist band and draw string better than previous seasons as well. Im finding myself wearing these as my daily short and am already thinking of purchasing another pair. Size up and enjoy!
Why do we have to choose
Patagonia, reading the reviews here, it seems like the debate between brief liners and boxer liners is endless. Some like one type, some like the other. Personally, I have 5 pairs of the older ones with boxer-briefs that I love. I appreciate the boxer-brief because it guarantees no chafing which had always been a problem for me before. Now, I can e... Read Moreither buy with the liner that is uncomfortable, or I can buy shorts without the pocket combination I love but that won't chafe. It looks like there are plenty of other runners who don't like the boxers - fair enough. PLEASE - make both available! Let everyone choose the liner type that works for them and please ALL your customers. Same pockets, same fit & length, two options on liner. Please.
Addressing Liner concerns
I was nervous buying these as a lot of reviews were complaining about the change in liner design from the boxer breifs to the mesh net. So I order these and the non pro version that still has the boxer brief liner, and am glad the design changed. I wear the pros way more than the regulars with the long boxer briefs as the liner. I've always ha... Read Moreve run in shorts with mesh liners and have never been a huge fan of running in briefs; they have more material to absorb sweat, are warmer and I feel like they don't provide as much support. Especially when you run in them for a few days without washing or on long run days, the brief liner tends to stretch and sag. Either way, both are great shorts to run in but I much prefer mesh liners and felt like there needed to be more reviews supporting the design change. If I'd known, I would have just bought two strider pros instead.
Had to cut out the briefs
Brief liner was super tight and uncomfortable. Actually cut them out and rarely wear these shorts. The "non-pro" strider shorts boxer-brief liner is so much better; those are my go to running shorts- they just don't have the pockets that the "pro" has.
These are quality shorts. Storage system is fantastic, simple to use and effective. Length and fit are great, kudos for the waist tie being on the outside of the short so it doesn’t rub on long runs. Only shortcoming is the inner is a little too large/ loose to provide 5 star support.
Liner briefs are uncomfortable
i love just about everything about these shorts except the liners. the liners are briefs and the edges of them chaff between your leg and crotch, making running pretty uncomfortable. this could be resolved with boxer brief liners like they used to have. patagonia makes superb products and i'm sure they'll fix this issue soon.
Disappointed in the liner change :/
My pair from 2017 with full boxer brief liner is easy in my top 3 for outdoor pieces. I’ve run a handful of races and countless miles on the road and trail. I’ve loved the pockets, the fit and functionality, and the liner which was comfortable and prevented chaffing. I would wear these shorts forever and would like to order more pairs, but sadly P... Read Moreatagonia has moved to a more minimal liner that will probably not get the job done for me for longer runs, but maybe for skinnier dudes! Would love to see y’all bring the original liners back! Love Patagonia but disappointed in this design change.
Bring back the boxer liner please please please!
Like so many of the other reviewers have stated, I would to see a return to the boxer liner on the Strider Pros. The boxer liner is by far superior to the brief liner—so much more comfortable and less chafing. I have worn dozens of other running shorts in my lifetime but none as comfortable as the strider pros with boxer liners. Please bring them b... Read Moreack! So many of us miss them.
Why did we change a good thing?
I Loved these shorts. I even hiked the whole John Muir Trail in them but now there is no liner!! So much more versatile if the liner stays in the shorts. Was ready to get 4-5 pairs so I never had to use another brand of shorts but now I need to shop around.
Hi Bryan, thanks for taking the time to share this feedback with us! We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the changes we've made. Our designs are constantly being revised, and customer's feedback is one of the contributing factors to these changes. We'll pass this feedback along to our design crew!
light but tough
These shorts have done a great job threading the needle between being constructed minimally with lightweight materials on one hand, while also being well constructed and robust on the other. They held up great through a long day of schwacking through a poorly navigated trail "run" through autumn scrub oak. I know lots of folks were not ... Read Morepleased with this version's underwear brief, but count me as a fan. I understand the personal preference, and I prefer a little less fabric in that area.
Where's the boxer?
I absolutely love the last version of the Strider - own 2 pair and wear them religiously. Made a one-click purchase on 2 more of these when they went on sale. Didn't realize until they arrived that the boxer liner is no more - swapped for a brief. So incredibly disappointed. The Strider is so functional I thought they would be the only style o... Read Moref short I'd ever buy again. Sending these back. Patagonia, please let me know when the boxer returns.
Hey Nicholas! We're sorry to hear you're disappointed with the liner this season. Our designs are constantly being revised, and customer's feedback is one of the contributing factors to these changes. We hope that we won't disappoint you in the future. Don't hesitate to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them if you haven't already. Thanks for your review!
The Strider pro shorts are what running shorts should be-simple, practical, comfortable. The rear zipper pocket accommodates my IPhone 10s (barely); they also have two stash pockets that work great for gels, keys, etc. Consistent fit seems to be a problem for Patagonia; these seem to run a little on the small side; I usually wear small to medium an... Read Mored these mediums fit me just right. Stitching and construction seem to be top quality-overall great shorts!
“Our most technical running shorts”
My favorite shorts. The material, the pockets, and yes, the liner work well for me. A classic lightweight design that simply works. Agree with other comments: It’s somewhat baffling that reviewers would read the product’s description, purchase the product, and then poo poo the liner knowing it’s not what they want. The ad clearly states that this i... Read Mores Patagonia’s most technical running shorts. Hence, they shouldn’t have a long heavy non-technical liner. The company also offers a similar less technical pair of shorts with a longer/boxer style liner. Clearly we don’t need to be ‘pro’s’ to use/buy these shorts; however, perhaps we should at least be able to understand and appreciate the how’s & why’s of the ‘pro’ technical features before requesting less technical features in the most technical pair of shorts... IDK.
Ruined by new liner
The older version of these were by far my favorite running shorts of all time. The boxer liner was extremely comfortable with no chafing, the pockets were just right, and they were durable. The change to brief liners completely ruined these shorts for me. I wish I could still find some of the old stock.
Hi Chris, we're sorry that you're unhappy with the changes to the brief inside of the Men's Strider Pro Shorts. We do have a pair of Men's Strider Running Shorts that still feature the boxer brief, https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-strider-running-shorts-7-inch/24649.html?isSearch=true&dwvar_24649_color=CAGR. The Strider Running Shorts also have DWR (durable water repellent) finish and are quick drying as well.
I love the shorts, fifth pair since 2012, I have been using them for longer runs and races, all because the inner lining was something I preferred to have, to avoid chafing without having to use any extra products. I understand the description says "liner brief", so it is not like the company is trying to deceive anyone, but I liked the p... Read Morerevious iteration of this model better. Yes, the name says "pro," but if you only expect "pros" who are running to break records (like a reviewers states), then you are not going to be selling many shorts (I am going to assume most consumers are not "pros"). Patagonia has been selling this short for a while and this is a great product, it would be nice to have the option to have a longer lining for those, like myself, who prefer it. Just a thought. Four stars for not having the option to have longer lining (or providing a clear warning for people who assume they will be very similar to the previous iteration of this product). I still love running with this version of the shorts. Sincere question: was the design change was made based on customer feedback? Just curious.
Thank you so much for providing that feedback about the new liner. Our design team takes a number of things into account when redesigning a product from customer feedback to suggestions from our ambassadors. Nevertheless, feedback like this is so important to our team! If you're not satisfied please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Bought these to wear in my 100 miler in a month. I have worn on a few training runs and so far and have been very happy with them. Loving the pockets which are deep enough for me to put my keys and nutrition in. The back pocket is big enough for me to fit my iPhone X in. Still having to use body glide to prohibit chaffing around the bend of my leg ... Read Morewhich is the only drawback.
Strider Pro Shorts 7”
I was disappointed because I expected the shorts to have a 3/4 leg liner not a brief.
We are sorry to hear about the disappointment and appreciate the suggestion in regard to the liner length. Please let us know if you are interested in [returning](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) and we are happy to [help](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact).
Patagonia ruined these shorts
These shorts had a cult following. They were the best running shorts ever made. Pockets in the right places, and a spandex liner that hugged just the right amount and wasn't even noticeable when you were running. And then they decided hey, instead of the boxer-brief style liner, let's change it to a panty style liner with thick seams. ... Read MoreIt's such a bummer. I now find myself tracking down old stock before they all vanish.
Thank you very much for your feedback regarding the new liner. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the shorts have to us and let us know if you have any questions!
Not the typical review
Inspired by Courtney Deuwalter, I decided to try men’s running shorts as I don’t like how short women’s are! And these are perfect! The length is great, the liner is comfy, the pockets are well designed. I love the bright blue (just a little different than the older ones my husband has that have the brief liner). They are cool and dry quickly. Ladi... Read Morees, here are the specs if you’re looking for fit: 5’9” 138lbs and the small is perfect. Thanks Patagonia for another great, functional piece of clothing!
No more boxer brief liner = fail
These previous versions of the 7” Strider Pro were a perfect combination of fit and function. Now that the boxer brief liner has been changed to a brief style, Patagonia has killed a go to trail running and exercise short. The nine trails shorts are no comparison and not a replacement for the strider pro. Sorry Patagonia but you failed on this desi... Read Moregn change.
A Solid short but the liner is going to be removed
The Strider pro 7 shorts are solid. I like them. I love the external waist drawstring. Shorts with a drawstring on the inside leave a mark and become uncomfortable after hours on the trail. The rear zipper pocket is also exactly what I need. The two side pockets have a great semi closure and comfortably hold a couple of gels each. I would prefer th... Read Moreese pockets to be couple inches farther back as I sometimes nick a full pocket with my hand on the trail descending or on technical terrain while flailing my hands about searching for balance. While the outer layer of the short fits great, the short’s built in liner is too tight and the liner’s roundish hem stitching might be more comfortable if is was flat. No worries though. I’ll cut out the liner as I have in ever other pair of running shorts I own. I prefer to wear ExOfficio give and go boxer briefs rather than the liner.
These are easily my favorite running shorts. The older version was nice; however, for aesthetics, my preference is the squared look on this version. The fabric is light and airy. The pocket configuration is intuitive and works well. The brief liner works well for me, no issues - even during ultras. The boxer liner in the regular Striders is fine fo... Read Morer shorter casual runs but they’re not my first choice and definitely not for faster, or longer, more competitive runs (in other words, race day). This may be too direct; however, some of the reviews are mildly baffling. The name includes ‘pro’ and the description clearly states they’re constructed with a brief liner. There aren’t very many ‘pros’ breaking the winner’s tape at Boston, Comrades, or the WSER sportin’ boxers (Some? Sure. The fastest? Rarely.). Just sayin. It’s kind of like buying a pair of race skis and then complaining they’re too light and stiff. Or purchasing a pro race bike and then reviewing it from the perspective of a daily commute...stating it’s ride characteristics are not compliant enough for casual rides. Patagonia, for their part, told us exactly what/who this short was intended for and how it was constructed.
Great Shorts; Shape of Shorts Has Changed
Summary: These are great running shorts that wear and run very well on my current 5-15 mile runs. Compared to previous versions of Patagonia running shorts, they are only "okay", but compared to other companies running shorts, they are still great. Usually I run long runs too, but haven't tested these on any yet - however, I expect t... Read Morehem to feel and perform similar to my older Strider Pro shorts. The pocket system is still amazing... you can carry so much without bouncing or awkwardness (just cinch waist appropriately based on added weight). Unfortunately, I really dislike the new cut/shape of these compared to the more traditional cut of the old Strider Pro and Strider regular shorts, which were less boxy and had a curve along the side instead of this new slit. If I had known that Patagonia changed the cut of these, I probably would have bought the shorter 5" version... but this is silly aesthetic stuff that doesn't actually affect the performance of the short. My wife does think they look silly for a running short, because they just look like bigger, looser "normal" shorts and not running shorts. Pros: Lightweight, strong, fast-drying fabric. Moves and fits well. Amazing pocket system continues in this short, with slight improvements. Brief-style liner works for me about 85% of the time, but I have never tried the boxer-style liner found in the current Strider short (not the Pro version). Cons: Design has changed to a boxier looser cut, and I liked the previous cut much, much better. Sometimes the brief liner just bunches and shifts around causing discomfort and restrictions. Not sure about these, but in the past other very similar Patagonia brief liners have chafed me on ultra-runs. Otherwise, no cons I have found yet. (Just a side note, I've been struggling with many Patagonia items over the last couple years while I used to like almost everything I got from Patagonia... but I will say that this is a good short and the Airshed Pullover is one of the most awesome layers I have ever owned from Patagonia or any company.)
You ruined a great short
I have two pairs of the previous years design Strider Pro 7" short. They are fantastic. Now you have gone and added a useless and movement restricting short-inside-of-a-short liner, instead of keeping the previous brief liner. Terrible!
Hello Mark. Thank you for your feedback on this new design, we're sorry to hear they aren't working for you. Please know, your purchase is always guaranteed and we're happy to process an exchange or return at anytime. We'll reach out privately!
Best Running Shorts I've used in 30 years of Running
I've run numerous road and trail marathons and have used shorts from every manufacturer you can think of and these are the best shorts I've ever run in. I am 5 - 11 and 175 lbs and the Large fit me perfectly -- I like them a little loose. The brief fits me very well and I love the stretchy but "not too loose" pockets. I can easi... Read Morely fit my iPhoneX in one of the side pockets and it rides very stable. The shorts are super lightweight and the fabric is soft and comfortable. I'll be buying another pair this summer.
Bring back option for boxer brief liner
I have two pairs with the boxer brief liner and they are hands down the best trail running shorts. I have one pair with the new brief style liner and while the rest of the shirt is top notch, the liner is not optimal. Would be great to either go back to the liner or provide both options.
Patagonia's designers plainly don't run. If they did, they wouldn't have replaced the previous excellent boxer brief liner with a poor-fitting brief in this year's model. It's tight in the package, bunches up elsewhere, and (worst of all) it chafes something awful. Like, bad enough to throw away. The rest of the shorts ar... Read Moree fantastic but they're simply unusable as running shorts, so...?
Missing the 2018 version!
The 2019 version with the 'crepe' liner is nowhere near what the 2018 boxer brief liner was. The same can be said for the pockets - the material in 2018 seemed to be more of a stretchy material. I love Patagonia and all they do, but these shorts were a huge miss.
Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the shorts. As always you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the shorts for a full refund at any point.
I've bought the Strider Pro for years. I do a lot of long runs, and this short provided lots of pockets for gels and other items, plus it had a liner that matched the entire length of the outer short. The liner virtually eliminated chaffing, even in really hot weather, it was perfect! The 2019 edition eliminated the full liner, and substituted... Read More a very short version that actually encourages chaffing. Not sure why Patagonia eliminated the original liner on this long-distance running short
Please bring back the boxer brief liner!
I've owned the past couple of versions of this short and have loved them. Absolutely my go to for ultras. I ordered this year's model without reading the description only to find that the liner is now a brief vs. boxer brief. The one-star review is only for this major change (not the quality which is great as always). Not only was the box... Read Moreer brief comfortable but it pretty much prevented most chafing from long runs. Not sure what the consensus is, but my vote is to bring back the boxer brief liner!
We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback on that liner. We are bummed to hear the new design isn't working for you and are happy to receive those back as a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return). Let us know if you need any [assistance](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=customer%20service) with this.
Great except for liner
Agreed with others here who say these shorts are great except for the tightness and material of the brief liner. I’d prefer some more room down there please. And it causes the outer fabric to bunch up between my legs and chafe. I never had the 2018 version but apparently Patagonia nailed it with those.
Perfect shorts for longer runs
I'm in training for a 50 mile race in July and have struggled with carrying enough nutrition in belts and vests. I really hate wearing them and these shorts allow me to carry more than enough jells and bars to get the job done. I don't have to wear a belt and it felts perfectly. They are also very comfortable and I love how they fit. I wo... Read Moreuld highly recommend these shorts to anyone else who is looking for something like this.
2018 Version was great, 2019 Leaves a lot to be desired.
The 2018 version of the 7" Strider Pro shorts were great. The material was light and comfortable, the liner was a boxer brief and really cut out chaffing. Also, the split on the sides was great. They had a slight rounding to the split and were more stylish than 2019. On to 2019, the 7" version of the Strider Pro's have a brief liner... Read More that is very uncomfortable. Staying with the same size as 2018, (5'9" 145 lbs) (size medium) seems to be the best choice still but they do not fit as well as the 2018 version. 2019 version are larger. The pockets remain mostly the same and they are the best on the market. Please Patagonia, go back to the liner material from 2018 and make the 7" version a boxer brief. If a person wants ultra minimal they can purchase the 5" and have a brief only liner. Also, to note: I purchased the regular Strider shorts for 2019 as they do have the boxer brief liner, yet they are nowhere close to as comfortable as the 2018 Strider Pro and the pockets are lacking. I did not review the 2018 version of the Strider Pro, but had I, they would have been 5 stars.
I got these shorts for Christmas this last year and have been using them for sleeping, lounging, and swimming on a backpacking trip through South/Central America. 3 months in now and there is a hole forming at the seam. I liked how they looked and how fast they dried, but for the price I would have expected them to last more than 3 months.
I Wanted to Love Them
Having owned and loved a couple of pairs of the 5" Strider Pros, I was looking forward to getting a little more coverage for my pasty white upper thigh meat, so I ordered a pair of the 7" and waited anxiously for their arrival. Was disappointed to find that the cut and fit on these 7" shorts seems not just a little longer, but overal... Read Morel just baggier (dare I say "sloppier"?) than the cut and fit of last year's 5" model. I love the new material of both the shorts and the stretchy pockets, but they're just too sloppy for me to love. I'll return them for another pair of 5" and the world will just have to deal with more skin showing! :-) And, I'll hope the cut and fit of the 5" hasn't changed to be baggier, too. Also, I kept the liner in this pair for testing, but usually, I cut out most every liner of every running short I've purchased. I have no idea why companies insist on putting a liner in there...I want to wear MY underwear.
Absolutely Best Running Short except for the liner
The external design and material make this literally the best short I've ever run in. Pockets work great for gels without any jostling. The material is super lightweight-- noticeably lighter than my other shorts with fewer pockets. The length is perfect for me at 6'3". This is the first pair of "premium" shorts I thought we... Read Morere worth the money after using them! Not to beat a dead horse but the brief liner must be too tight-- I can usually wear a brief liner without issues but I did get chafing after about 10 miles. BUT I love these shorts so much I just wear some performance boxer briefs underneath and it works for me.
Why remove the boxer-brief liner?!?
I absolutely loved this short for ultra marathons. But you had to go and mess around and change the liner to a brief. At least you could have kept the option of having the boxer-brief lining. These shorts were PERFECT and you had to go and screw around with them. It's a shame.
I’m with the other reviewers here. Without the Liners on the previous model they are just not the same. The lighter fabric is nice compared to the earlier model, but let’s face it without the brief it just is another running short that shafts the crap out of you. Patagonia please update next year you had a loyal following with this short now I’m t... Read Moreurning to North Face long haul shirt to get my brief fix.
Had waited for these to come back; slightly disappointed (like the others) in the change of liner
The previous version had become my go to shorts for running. When production stopped and store employee said they were unsure if/when production would restart I was verrrry disappointed. When they reemerged I was excited to stockpile- glad I didn't! I purchased the 5" online and thought that only that version has the brief liner. Came bac... Read Morek to buy the 7" and the reviews confirm that the best feature is now gone. Now less likely to recommend even though everything else is good- DWR, pockets, drawstring etc. Definitely more likely to hoard the v1 shorts, save them for "special" runs.
What were you thinking? Bring back the boxer brief liners.
I just ordered two new pair of shorts and was excited for them to come in. Then I discovered the boxer brief liner is no longer. You went to the typical brief liner that is tighter than should be and will certainly cause chaffing in no time. You had the perfect shorts with the pockets and the boxer liner, and now you took away one of the best featu... Read Moreres. Your product development team and testers should be fired.
Used to be the best
These shorts were great when they still had the boxer liner. I wore them for years through many miles, ultras, mountains..... they could take it all. Now with a brief, I’ll unfortunately be looking elsewhere for a replacement. I think Patagonia missed the mark with this change.
Redesign of liner is a disappointment
While the design of the exterior of the shorts is still great, I agree with the previous reviewers that the redesign of the liner is a massive disappointment. These had been my favorite running shorts of all time - bar none. Now they are just OK, and usable only for short runs without massive amounts of Body Glide to prevent chafing.
Improved and Forgetful
Perspective... contrary to other reviews thus far, IMHO, these are vastly improved over previous versions. They feel lighter, more airy, the 'brief' liner is more comfortable for me than the previous boxer style version (even though my daily undershorts are boxers), and their presence is forgotten on trail runs. Less is better.
Waited a year for these to re-stock, change to design removed #1 feature
The change from the compression boxer liner to the brief liner makes these unwearable for me (and a number of other runners I've talked to). That liner was the defining feature of the 7" Strider Pros - I know because I've worn them for years and they've been my daily go-to for training and racing. Sill love Patagonia but this is... Read More a real bummer and I'm now looking elsewhere.
Why did you get rid of the amazing boxer brief liner???? It made this short perfect for Ultrarunning!!!
I have a pair of 2018 Strider Pro 7" shorts with the boxer brief liner. They are my absolute favorite shorts ever for long runs - they have the best pockets on the market, are very light and breathable, the waistband is perfect, and the nearly seamless boxer brief liner is (was) amazing. The fabric used for the boxer brief was the perfect blen... Read Mored of light, smooth, and stretchy (much nicer than that used on other shorts like the 9 trails). I run ultras up to 100 mile distance and I get chafing from all my other shorts at the edges of the brief liner - The strider pro completely solved this issue for me and was perfect for both a local 50k and the TRT 100 miler this past year, as well as lots of long training runs. The boxer brief liner was so well designed and implemented, I was so looking forward to getting another pair this year but I already have plenty of shorts with brief liners and they all chafe eventually (somewhere between 30-50 miles). I've tried Patagonia running shorts with the brief liner and they always seem too tight compared to other brands. Bring Back the Boxer Brief!!!!
Nice Update to an Established Classic
Nice update--it's a different short--but it will stand on its own. The stretch material of the pockets is an improvement--definitely they will hold more. The fabric is lighter--seems just as durable--time will tell. waistband is simpler, lighter with a waist cord that you can actually cinch up. I really like the split. Also, I wear size large-... Read More-fits perfectly--34 in. waist--but the shorts are baggy--just the way I like them. Be forewarned. Personally I like the 7 in. length--but I do have--and like--several pairs of the 5 in. shorts. I was disappointed to see that the longer liner was no more. After running in them, it was a non-issue. If you feel like you have to have a 2-n-1 short, check out the new strider running shorts, they now have a longer liner. Hmm... might have to check in on them. All in all, nice update. Gracias!
Please bring back the different color details
These shorts are pretty good but they were much more flattering and aesthetically interesting with subtle color designs along the thigh like the old design had. Need better color choices too, these are pretty generic. While Patagonia seems to be pioneering responsible sourcing and recycling, the aesthetics seem to be moving in the wrong direction a... Read Morecross the board. Cuts and colors need to me more flattering, contemporary and hipper.
They changed the design this year
I have worn the Strider Pro 7 inch for about 3 years now. They are my go to for long trail runs and ultra marathons. 50 miles? No problem. The sad realization is that they have changed the design. I purchased the new color (this would have been my 5th pair) and found that the previous compression short liner has been replaced with a brief liner. I ... Read Morecannot use the shorts for long runs now. If you like brief liners, give these a go. Just know that the Strider Pro you once knew is gone.
Just not the same
I bought last year's Strider Pro 7in in early spring and fell in love with them. Soft, comfortable, and my favorite feature was the boxer-like liner. I was bummed when I tried to find another pair in the fall and every store was sold out. I got excited to see a new Strider Pro 7in for this year and immediately ordered one in gray. Unfortunatel... Read Morey my favorite feature of the boxer style liner is no more. Now it's a brief liner. Just not the same. I have to admit, I'm just not impressed and would not have bought them had I known before hand.
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