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Patagonia Strider Pro 3in Running Short - Women's

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    11 Reviews


    Hit the trails in comfort and style.

    The Patagonia Women's Strider Pro Running Shorts have all the features you need to propel you to success on your next trail adventure. The outer fabric is treated with a DWR finish that allows it to dry quickly and shed moisture as you run. The mesh liner is not only cooling, but also features a Polygiene odor control treatment to keep you fresh. Since nobody wants to bonk out midway through a run, Patagonia added four overlapping envelope pockets to store gels, snacks, and anything else you might need throughout your journey. A high split leg opening allows for great ease of movement, and a reflective logo lets you be seen should your run take you out to a more populated area.

    • Polyester fabric with DWR finish
    • Polyester mesh liner
    • Regular fit
    • Internal drawcord
    • Center-back zippered pocket
    • Four overlapping envelope pockets on hips
    • High split leg opening
    • Reflective logo
    • Bluesign approved fabric
    • Item #PAT00QF

    Tech Specs

    [body] 50D 100% polyester micro dobby, DWR finish, [liner] 100% polyester striped crepe mesh, Polygiene antimicrobial treatment, [panels] 100% polyester (50% recycled) Air Flow mesh
    3 in
    1 center-back zippered, 4 overlapping envelope
    internal drawcord
    yes, logo
    Split Leg
    yes, high opening
    Claimed Weight
    4.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Perfect for trail runs

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I absolutely love these shorts. No rubbing of any kind and feels like you have nothing on! Great for hot days running, hiking, camping and everything in between. They move with you. I'm 5'6" 140 and wear a size 4. Small is perfect!

    Perfect for life

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS

    I bought these shorts this spring and have been wearing them for a few months now. I was debating on the Small and XS and went with the XS, which fits great. I, like other reviewers, love these shorts for a variety of activities - they are perfect for running, hiking, the gym, etc. The pocket in the back fits my HTC One M7 and the other little pockets are great for whatever else - whether it's a car key, dog bags or some cash. 5 stars, I will definitely be ordering another pair of these!

    Perfect Length

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: Small

    This are great for me - not too short & not too long. Seems like so many shorts are either 2 1/2 or 4" with not many options in between. The zipper pouch in the back holds my iPhone 6s and the other smaller pockets are great for dog waste bags. :)

    The fabric is great and has held up to some initial washes.
    I got a medium to start, but found them to be a bit too big - especially in the waist. Like a lot of active women, I have a little more 'meat' in the thigh/hip/booty area, but I don't have much in the waist. Ended up exchanging for a small & they were perfect! If you're not sure which size to get, I'd recommend sizing down.

    For reference - I wear a 4 or 6 in my pants (brand depending) and a size 6 in the lululemon running shorts.

    Difficult to fit, incorrect sizing?

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XS & S

    The shorts are a great design. The design could however, be improved if the seam that connects the upper portion (where the pockets are) to the bottom half of the shorts had some elasticity.
    I first purchased a Small. When I pulled them out of the packaging, they looked so big that I double checked it was a S. The top pocket portion was really big and there was a gap at the back too big to be corrected by the drawstrings. I returned the Small, paid for shipping, and purchased an XS thinking I'd be running in my new shorts in no time......The top pocket area fit great but the seam mentioned above was way too tight to be running in. I will now be returning the XS and paying for shipping again. The size difference between the XS and the S was drastic.
    Backcountry.com should have a cheaper or free return shipping policy. I have paid almost $20 just to receive and send back this product that didn't fit and were possibly labeled incorrectly.
    I am bummed that these shorts didn't work out for me.

    Love them

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: small

    Run 20 miles a week. Great shorts, my iPhone 6s even fits in the back pocket. Have run a couple half marathons in them. Total comfort. Wear them on the boat, on the bike, and just kickin' around. I have 5 pair.

    Love them

    Best shorts ever

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I love these shorts!!! The pocket design is really innovative. It allows me to carry enough gels and chews for a marathon or long run, eliminating the need for one of those annoying pouch belts. The material is super lightweight , moisture-wicking, and comfortable too. The drawstring allows for an adjustable fit. The only downside to these shorts is that there seems to be some variability in sizing. I ordered two pairs in the same size, and one was considerably larger than the other. Maybe it was just a weird pair. Overall, these shorts are my favorite piece of running gear and they are fantastic!

    Everything I want in a pair of shorts!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    These are very comfy and flattering shorts! I am 5'6" and 145lbs, I got a size medium. They fit perfect. I do not wear them to the gym because I simply don't workout in shorts but they are excellent for wearing around the house and running errands. I love the waist band, not only does it add to the comfort of these shorts but it has little pockets where can store a key, ID, or credit card. I will say, I have VERY long legs and I could see how some may think they are a tad short for them. However, the cut of the short and the slit on the sides is really flattering and comfy.

    Perfect distance running shorts!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Xs

    Needless to say I'm not a huge fan of the hydration belts. I wear a camelback for my long runs. (For a reference, I'm training for a marathon and spend Saturdays running 15 miles+, then other days of week btw 6-10 miles). These shorts are the perfect shorts for storing energy snacks easily accessible without the extra baggage, keys and even my cell phone comfortably fits in waist pocket. More importantly they are super comfortable. I love them so much I bought a second pair. Patagonia has had the best outdoor gear for winter sports but the summer gear has been a work in progress. My early patagonia shorts are nice but don't come close to these! Way to go patagonia.
    If you are a distance runner you cannot go wrong with these shorts


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size


    Look no further for the perfect short - stride rite in your Patagonia Strider Pro shorts. I'm training for a half marathon and have been on a conquest to find the most perfect short. This is it my friends! If you're looking for a light weight, comfortable, quick drying, wedgie-less short then this is your answer. The pockets that line the waist band are perfect for gels, keys, chapsticks, acorns, whatever you choose to carry in your running shorts! The zip pocket is perfect for things that you want to keep safe while cruising. The pockets lay totally flat when you're not using them and don't stretch out. The waist band is on point: wide and comfortable material.

    Moving on to the built in underwear - forget about the days of wedgies. The underwear is light weight, drys fast and covers your full bum! The shorts have a high slit up the side, so don't be afraid to show some leg - but you don't have to worry about your butt hanging out.

    Also - they're great for mid-run-swim! It was super humid up here last week and I was in the middle of one of my half marathon long training runs and decided to hop in the river to cool down - I didn't have any problem with chafing or super soggy bottoms post dip!

    For size reference - as of last week I'm 5'short" (2 or 3, who knows) and 105 pounds in light of recent training - the XS fits unbelievably comfortable. Maybe even a tiny bit loose in the waist.

    Great for everything!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: xs

    Bought these for rollerblading, yoga, a recent cruise for pool lounge wear and cave tubing in Belize. Quick drying. super comfy. Zip pocket in the back was perfect for storing cruise room key and lip gloss.

    Nearly killed a cyclist

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    The material is light. Like double check that you sill have pants on light. It makes for some really comfortable running, but it also does fly in the wind a bit (especially with the split leg). On my first run, my shorts blew up a bit into short shorts, and a passing cyclist nearly crashed while gawking. I did really like them though. The wait band isn't super stretchy, and I was worries a bit since I have hips, but they fit over my hips albeit barely, and were quite nice once on and didn't bother me. The inner liner felt a little stiff, and I wasn't sure about it at first, but after a couple miles I did't notice it.

    When will you guys have these shorts in XS? Been waiting awhile and wanna buy ASAP:)