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Men's Strider Pro Shorts - 5" Reviews

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Ms Strider Pro Shorts - 5

True To Size
November 26, 2023

Love almost everything about these ...

... except the fit, which runs almost uncomfortably small on me. I'm a Large in every other Patagoni short and pair of pants I've tried, but these - especially the liner - feel half a size too small., and sizing up to an XL makes the feel too baggy. Maybe It's just my dimensions, since everyone else seem to think they're true to... Read More size. I really like them and will keep them. But my search for the perfect pair of Patagonia shorts continues!

Response from Patagonia
November 28, 2023

Hello Jay, thank you for your review of the Men's Strider Pro Shorts. We are sorry that the fit wasn't what you were expecting. We appreciate this feedback as its how we improve things for future seasons. This Spring 2023, we updated this model with a more stretch, but your feedback helps us learn what's working and what's not!

November 20, 2023

Fit has improved, pockets are smaller

These are the only running shorts I wear and I have six pairs that span 5 or so years. Patagonia addressed the tight fit in the liner but the pockets are now smaller. These are still my favorite shorts but its difficult getting an iPhone without a case in and out of the pockets. Still my favorite running shorts.

November 3, 2023


Wore them two days on the trot, 20 mile run followed by 14 mile run, straight out of the bag, spot on.

October 27, 2023

Light and flattering

The light fabric of these shorts make them ideal for running, leg training, hiking, or other physical activities involving heavy leg movement. Their fit accentuates body features - if you have strong or muscular legs you'll love these shorts. Fit across the range of Patagonia shorts varies, though, and the S in these shorts tends to fit more s... Read Morenug than other Patagonia products like the Baggies. Overall very satisfied, definitely recommend!

Response from Patagonia
October 31, 2023

Thanks so much for sending us a review, Jose! When you check the sizing of a product, be sure to look at the fit notes. For instance our Baggies have a roomy relaxed fit design, whereas our Strider Pro Shorts have a more moderate regular fit, and a style like the Terrebonne Short has a slim fit. Please reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have any questions. We'll be glad to help!

October 26, 2023

Back to form!

I'm glad to report that the issues with the liner fit and material choices in previous iterations have been resolved, making them my favorite again. It's always great when a product's problems are addressed and improved. Enjoy your runs in comfort once again!

October 23, 2023

Good running shorts

Fit well, good for running

October 13, 2023

Best running shorts

Thesew are some of the best running shorts I have ever own. The material is nice a smooth and does not cause irritation. I am 6.2 and 190. I ordered a large which are true to its size. A+ for me!

October 13, 2023

Favorite running and workout shorts

I love everything about these shorts. I own three pairs now because of their comfort. I like how comfortable they feel around the waist. They are secure but soft at the waist. They do not get in the way of my workouts and have enough storage for my phone, wallet, and keys.

September 12, 2023

Favorite running shorts

Usually hate lined running shorts but these have turned into my favorite go to. The fabric is great and doesnt cause chafing.

September 12, 2023

It's my go to running short.

I do road running and trail running. I coordinate a running group for a running store and need to keep things with me on the run. The pockets are great and hold my full sized iphone, keys, nutrition and have room to stuff whatever else I need. I put my phone in the hip pocket and it doesn't bounce around. The quality is high. I wear these unti... Read Morel they wear out and buy a new pair to replace them. I've gotten at least 3 years of 3 season running in these shorts before they start to show wear. I wear 36 waist pants and the L fits well. To those who complain about the brief liner of the shorts, just stop. I've worn iterations of this short for 7 years. Patagonia has tweaked the liner several times, I'll say this-it keeps you centered, the liner is supportive but has enough give to it so it's not restrictive.

September 10, 2023

Fits great, nice pockets!

Fits great, nice pockets!

September 6, 2023

Add more Colors

Great shorts. Pockets are in the right places and the liner is good. Add more colors in the 5 inch please

August 27, 2023



August 25, 2023


Outstanding product. Issues addressing prior problems with fit, materials, & chaffing have been addressed. Have experienced no issues with durability. Please release in navy blue or light gray.

August 25, 2023

Super comfortable shorts

I love these. Use them for hiking and when I come across swim water I swim in them. Works perfectly. The fabric feels soft, and the pockets are very handy. One zipped in the back, placed so you don’t sit on whatever you put in. (Me creditcard and public transport card) I always put my phone in one of the pockets on the side. It sticks out a little ... Read Morebit but because of the elastics in the fabric, it stays firmly in place while exercising. I honestly bought two more after having tried on the first. I guess no one will believe me, but I am a normal consumer (no bot or someone paid to write this) from Amsterdam who loves these shorts. By the way, they are not good if you want to bike. They’re too short for that in my opinion. Tried it in the gym a few times but my legs keep brushing against eachother too much and that was not comfortable. But for hiking or doing other sports these will be my first pick for the years to come.

August 24, 2023


Great! The liner is much more comfortable than my older strider shorts. Much more comfortable for running and lifting.

August 22, 2023

Best Workout Shorts

I found a pair of these months ago at a Warehouse Sale and fell in love with them. These are my go to work-out pants and are comfortable for all excercise types, offer an excellent range of motion, and have the perfect sized pockets for if you need to go out somewhere after your work-out. The XL size provides enough room in the waist and for my qua... Read Moreds and hamstrings where as most shorts do not. Get them while you can when they're at a great price!

August 21, 2023

great fit, very comfortable

They’re breathable, lightweight, and the pockets are perfect. Knowing I’ll be wearing them makes me look forward to running & sometimes that’s the boost I need to get out the door!

August 19, 2023

Shorts offer no support

Love the overall cut of the shorts but the liner offers little to no support which is unfortunate which makes them unwearable. Bought two pairs a few months ago.

Response from Patagonia
August 22, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with this product. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( your item as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia purchases. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team.

August 19, 2023

The only shorts I wanna run in

I was a bit hedgy: these are geared toward the long-haulers and ultra set. I am not them. I am more than happy to bang out 5k-10k runs and 4-5 mile trail runs. But man, these are the greatest shorts I have ever run in. Yes, as noted, the ahem, up-front capacity has varied over the years (I have two older pairs) but it isn't so bad that I would... Read Moren't still say these are the bomb. Its the multiple pockets that really make these next-level gear. Just big enough for a phone, snacks, keys, and I have tried cramming a Houdini shell in there too. Barely. While I am no ultra-running pro, these are the shorts for me. I justify the cost by knowing I am buying five years worth of shorts.

August 17, 2023

My favorite shorts to wear

My favorite shorts to wear while fly fishing and wet wading in summer. Won't impair movement when scrambling over rocks and they dry quickly after deep river crossings.

August 8, 2023

Do I have Shorts on?

These are my go-to running shorts, on track or out in the wild. So light and comfortable, I almost don't notice that I have shorts on. On warmer days I go without undies. The four small pockets on the sides are good for storing gels and snacks and other small things on longer days. The only thing is that my Samsung S23 Ultra doesn't fit i... Read Moren the back pocket. It's an Ideal phone pocket for "normal-sized phones.

August 4, 2023

Updated fit and liner!

Have multiple versions of the Strider Pro's, and these are the best I've worn from a fit and materials perspective. Plenty of room in the crotch, stretchy to prevent chafing and very comfortable lining material. The only ask would be to review side pocket accessibility, as these are a bit more challenging to access during a run.

August 4, 2023

Soggy Bottom Shorts

Let me first say that I love these shorts, have two pairs of them and have worn them for both ultras and daily runs. I do however have one complaint and can give them only 4 stars. The way the liner extends up just barely above the outer fabric of the short causes sweat to channel down into the liner rather than being wicked by the entirety of the ... Read Moreshort. I'll often find the front of the shorts nearly dry while the seat is completely saturated and dripping sweat. This leaves me with an awkward soggy bottom feeling on long hot runs. Maybe just save these for the cooler days when sweat isn't such an issue.

August 3, 2023

Super comfy running shorts...although maybe not so durable

I love the fit and liner of these shorts. I ran a mountain 100 mile in one pair of these shorts comfortably with no chafing due to the softness of the liner. The pockets around the waist are also quite nice. However I find the fabric the shorts are made out of to not be very durable, they seem to get holes in them far easier than shorts from other ... Read Morecompanies I have spent half the amount of money on. For how much money Patagonia charges for these and given they are supposed to be used on trails I want them to be more durable.

Response from Patagonia
August 4, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the holes that developed on your shorts. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return or repair]( your item at any time as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products.

August 1, 2023

These are IT -- Finally!

I have several generations of Strider Pro's in my drawer... they've always been my go-to running shorts for many years, and I generally use them for honestly anything. They are quick drying so great for swimming, hiking, you name it. In the previous generation my main complaint was the tightness of the liner. I had to cut it out as they w... Read Moreere simply too tight and clearly just not designed super well for the male anatomy. I was very happy to snag a couple pairs of these and find out they've finally been updated with a better liner (light-weight, not too tight, room for the boys but still supportive) as well as a slightly roomier and softer fit around the waistline (no digging in) without becoming baggier. For me, these are finally a perfect fit and I could put endless miles on them without any thought... exactly what I want in a pair of running shorts.

July 28, 2023

Improved stretch and comfort

Just upgraded to this years 5inch Mediums and love them. My big quads and slightly bigger belly fit great in size Medium (5ft7in; 31waist; 30inseam). The stretch of the material, outer and inner liner feels great on long hot n humid runs. No chafe and easy access for oeevreaks during ultras. Fabric is soft and light.

July 25, 2023


The back waist pocket is slightly shaken. If it is possible to change the current 1 1/8 "elastic" to 1 3/8 "running it should be more comfortable. I hope the Tech team will consider it.

June 9, 2023

Runs Small

Purchased two Feb/Mar 2023. I typically wear mens medium. Based on suggestions, I sized up and ordered large. I have worn these shorts 5 times now and based on that experience, should have order XL for a comfortable fit. That is two sizes up from my usual, which seems extreme, but these shorts have a modern trim fit compared to my usual running sho... Read Morerts. When you add items to the pockets, the shorts will shrink up. When I sit down, they pull up close to my waist. Based on sizing, regretting my purchase. Opening the pockets can be a tad tricky. A small discreet tab would be helpful.

Response from Patagonia
June 13, 2023

We're sorry to hear that the sizing has been off for you, Dave! Please reach out to our [Customer Service]( team to discuss a possible return under our Ironclad Guarantee, as well as the best options for product and fit in your next purchase. We will be happy to help!

June 7, 2023

A better Strider Pro

My favorite version of these shorts are from 2017, and this latest version has gotten closer to those. It seems like there were some who adored the version immediately previous to this one, but I found the liner uncomfortable on longer runs. The liner on the most recent version feels closer to Capilene Cool LW, and doesn't feel like it's ... Read Morecutting into... well, in places where you don't want fabric putting pressure, we'll say. The main body fabric on the previous version did not feel like it stretched anywhere near this new version (if it stretched at all). The drawstring, too, feels like it locks down far better. I've worn Strider Pros exclusively since I carry dog treats when I run with my husky, my phone, gels, and sometimes other random items (keys, animal deterrents, etc.), and these are my favorites since that perfect 2017 version. If you're a fan of the Striders from a few years back, you will be a fan of these. 10/10; would get lost on long run while wearing

June 4, 2023

Awesome, but Phones keep growing...

Have been running in these for years. I appreciated the growth in the rear zip pocket, but the phones are growing faster. Perhaps this pocket might need to grow as well? I am back to taking off the protectrive case to get my newer Phone to fit. Awesome, regardless,

June 4, 2023

Awesome, but Phones keep growing...

Have been running in these for years. I appreciated the growth in the rear zip pocket, but the phones are growing faster. Perhaps this pocket might need to grow as well? I am back to taking off the protectrive case to get my newer Phone to fit. Awesome, regardless,

June 1, 2023

Noticeable improvement from the previous model

The Strider Pro short has always been my go-to short for trail runs and ultras. I loved the previous model, but always felt the fit was a little off in the crotch area. They were a very small fitting medium. These new shorts fit better, are softer, and still retain the pockets and storage that I love. I don't want to be thinking about my short... Read Mores 20 miles into a 50 miler. The softness does seem to come at the price of fabric thickness, so how well these hold up remains to be seen. Great shorts.

May 31, 2023

Excellent Fit

In my opinion, the best Patagonia has ever done on a running short. I just went in store and bought a 3rd pair today. I like the version of liner Patagonia has done on these, and the overall look of the short is flattering. I am not a pocket user so I can't comment on the back zip, other than to does seem small. Highly recommend.

May 16, 2023

The best shorts ever

I own three pairs and wear them all the time. I bought a larger size (L vs. M) because I also use them to wear around town. They are the best! Just did my first 100K in them - so comfy!

May 15, 2023

latest version of this short

This is the newest version of the short. I've purchased this short for probs the past 10 years. The fit seems looser and the material had def. changed. It's stretchier now and seems less substantial. I was a big fan of the previous versions. Not a big fan of this one.

Response from Patagonia
May 16, 2023

Thanks for your feedback, Guillermo. We have made some design changes to these shorts for Spring '23. Here is a list of all the changes: - The main fabric was a 1.9-oz 100% recycled polyester stretch ripstop with a DWR finish, and is now 2.5-oz 90% Prevented Ocean Plastic recycled polyester /10% spandex plain weave with four-way stretch and a PFC-free DWR finish. - The liner fabric was a 2.7-oz 100% polyester (42% recycled) crepe with HeiQ and is now 2.3-oz 100% recycled polyester double knit with miDori bioSoft and HeiQ. - The fabric now has more stretch. We're sorry to hear you're not a fan of these changes and prefer the older style. We'll share your thoughts with our product team for future consideration. In the meantime, we recommend browsing our [Worn Wear website]( for a past season version of these shorts.

April 21, 2023

Wish I liked them better

I got these on sale and thought I was getting a steal. My other favorite shorts are Tracksmith, which are great but don't have enough pockets. I run in the desert between 6-15 milers. I got these hoping that I could run with my iPhone 12 Pro Max. It holds the phone but theres quite a bit of jiggle on a run. Gels and other things are great. The... Read More outer material is more harsh than I expected. The cut is great but liner is on the small side. Theyre sharp for regular wear and decent for runs but not my favorite. I would be more upset if I paid full price for them. I think these are better than a Nike or UA but just not worth the price tag for me when the shorts are competing with other running specialty brands at this price range.

Response from Patagonia
April 21, 2023

Hi Evan, we're very sorry to hear that the Strider Pro Running Shorts aren't meeting your expectations. We want you to be happy with your gear, so please feel free to begin a [return]( at your earliest convenience.

April 11, 2023

Perfect in every way except the sizing!!

I've been wearing Strider Pro for trail running since it first came out 5 or 6 years ago. Love the pockets, the breathable fabric, lightweight! One downside that really bothers me is the built-in liner is too tight!! I have to go one size bigger (i.e. M instead of S) just to make sure my thighs won't chafe during running. That would be gr... Read Moreeat if you can improve or rework the built-in liner. The Strider Pro is perfect otherwise!

April 5, 2023

Excellent update

Excellent update to the product. As other reviewers have stated, the previous iteration of the product had issues with liner, & overall fit. Outer shell is now lighter, airier, & more comfortable. Liner has been re-engineered to fit better, is more comfortable & does not cause chafing issues. Huge improvement, hope more colors are comin... Read Moreg, specifically navy blue, and a light gray please.

April 5, 2023

Best running shorts money can buy

The Strider Pro's are the best running shorts out there. The new updated fabric is stretchy and buttery soft. I was concerned that the new fabric would retain more water/sweat as it appears to be more absorbent, but so far this hasn't been a problem at all. The fit is ever so slightly larger in the waist and liner than the previous iterat... Read Moreion, but this is actually a good thing in my opinion (and the draw cord does the trick to adjust for the *slight* difference). If you loved the previous version you'll love these too, if not more.

April 4, 2023

A good product gone bad

I owned three pairs of the older model of these shorts (purchased sometime in early 2022). They are by far the best running short I have ever worn. Unfortunately, the zipper on one of them broke and I took it in to the store and I was given a pair of the new version in exchange. They ruined this short. The liner is way too baggy and no longer offer... Read Mores support, and the waste is a big longer, which makes the fit looser, leading to chafing, especially when I have my phone in the back pocket. The old model did not have these problems. If they could revert these changes, I would give this product five stars.

Response from Patagonia
April 5, 2023

Thanks for your feedback, Andrew. We're sorry to hear that the design changes made to these shorts have been less than favorable to you. We'll share your thoughts with our product team for future consideration. In the meantime, we recommend keeping an eye on what we have available on our [Worn Wear website]( This is where we sell lightly used gear from past seasons, you might have some luck and find a pair of the 2022 version of these shorts that you prefer. If you don't have any luck, check back because we add to inventory everyday.

March 12, 2023

Updated for 2023

Overall, I still think these are the best shorts out there. The pockets securely hold all the gels and small items you could want. Comparing the 2023 to 2022 models, the updated fabric has much more stretch to it. It feels lighter, but I'm curious to see how it holds up to abrasions. The brief is also larger, which many people complained abou... Read Moret last year. That being said, the waistband is wider for the sale L size. I'm now a kind of in-between L and M, with the M waistband being better but the volume of the L short being better.

February 14, 2023


Years ago I bought 2 pairs of these shorts when they had the trunk liner. They were absolutely amazing. Unfortunately they have long outlived their useful life and have been looking to replace them only to find that they are no longer offered in the trunk liner. Boo. I'm really hesitant to spend money for the brief liner - I have yet to find a... Read More pair to running shorts with a brief liner that wasn't total garbage. Also - I just really prefer not having the seam of a brief run between my legs in prime chafe zone. Patagonia - please bring back the trunk!

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