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The Strider gets serious.

The Strider Pro 5in Short was designed specifically for serious trail running. The polyester body wicks moisture and dries quickly, and a Deluge DWR treatment gives this pair of shorts water-resistant protection to help keep you dry in rainy weather. Air Flow mesh panels provide excellent breathability, and a built-in mesh liner offers more air flow so you can get out in hot temperatures. The liner also features Polygiene odor control to keep it from smelling like you do after long runs. Four envelope pockets are perfect for energy gels, and one zippered pocket makes sure you don't lose your keys on the trail.

  • Polyester (50% recycled) body with Deluge DWR treatment
  • Air Flow mesh panels
  • Polyester mesh liner with Polygiene odor control
  • Regular fit
  • Four envelope pockets
  • One zippered pocket

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5 5

Great for long distance trail running

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 150 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

I run long distances in the trail and in hot and humid conditions. Very frequently I had to wear a compression shorts just to avoid chaffing, not because I need the compression. I prefer to be free when running, with as little restriction as possible.
Finally I found a pair of shorts that frees me from having to wear compression shorts. The inner liner is well constructed that I do not feel any chaffing at all. The out fabric is also light and you don't feel them in the way of your legs and there isn't bunching like you might get from regular running shorts.

If you do long distance trail running, you are gonna like it.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 174 lbs
    Size Purchased: medium

Read all the reviews, watched all the videos. Investigated every trail running short out there...TNF, Salomon, Brooks. Bought em all and wear only one. Patagonia Strider Pro. These things are by far the best. Stop trying to decide and just place the order.

The product is more fitted than a lot of shorts so if you like baggier size up.

4 5

Nice Shorts...little snug

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Size Purchased: MEDIUM

I love these shorts. The material is extremely comfortable. Drys fast. Only drawback is the fit. They are snug. However, I wear a 32-33 in most clothes and the medium fits pretty well. I am able to throw a water bottle in my rear waistband without difficulty. Holds steady for miles and miles. Seem pretty durable. If you go to stretch, watch out, you may give a show to your neighbor. But will definitely buy another pair. My new favs. Holds a ton of food. Able to throw at least 3 gels in each pocket, as well as larger items like Epic Bars/V-Fuel/etc. Back pocket good for keys/ginger chews/etc. Only suggestion is to loosen the "peep-constriction" and to add a waterproof tab for e-lectro pills and they'd be absolutely perfect. Even so, will keep on buying. Great job P!

5 5

Best short in the quiver

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 155 lbs
    Size Purchased: medium

These shorts are by far my favorite running shorts. They fit exactly how I wanted them too. Low on the waist and not too short. I use these for my long training runs and have never had any problems. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a solid/minimal long day trail short.

5 5

Shorts for the Long Haul

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 145 lbs
    Size Purchased: small

I have been using the Strider Pros for a couple of years now. There have been a few tweaks over the years and the most recent version is probably the best running short I have ever used. Last year I put over 3500 miles in on the trails and 90% of them were in Strider Pros. The pockets can hold a ton of food, an iPhone or camera, or even accommodate a light jacket like the Patagonia Houdini. I have ripped one pocket from overstuffing it, but it was easy to fix (and patagonia will fix that type of thing for free as part of their Ironclad guarantee). The length of the short is just right, short enough to not restrict leg movement, but long enough to not offend young audiences. The liner can develop a bit of a funky smell over time, but with semi-regular washings it can be kept at a minimum. I am 5'10" and 145 pounds and the small fits me just right. From racing to adventure running this is one of my favorite pieces of running gear that I own.

4 5


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

I like this short; it has been my go-to running short since I first found it two years ago. Downside: expensive. Good stuff: I don't notice them at all / light in weight and in feel; thoughtfully designed.
The photo shows the pockets. There are two on each side; they close with an elastic gate; one is deep enough for an iPhone. There is one in the center-back, wide and shallow, with a zipper closure (it is also big enough for a phone.)

@Kevin Hill - liner photo

@Kevin Hill - liner photo

Here is a photo of the liner. It is a standard 'brief' liner -- no compression, for example. Works fine for me; neither more nor less likely to chafe than others I've run int.

3 5

Questionable durability

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

When I first got these shorts I couldn't have been more pleased. Comfortable, nice fit, tons of storage, good looking. They became my go to short ahead of my The North Face Better Than Naked shorts. However, after having the shorts for little over a month and putting them through a handful of longer runs the mesh fabric inlay on the side started to split between the two seams. Highly disappointing for a Patagonia product and a pair of running short at this price point.

The only reason I gave them three stars is that they are just that comfortable. I ran the 2014 Boston Marathon in them and couldn't have been more pleased with the comfort over the long haul.

Questionable durability
Responded on

I do not have the new version (listed above), but I had a pair of the first version and had a similar problem with that mesh area ripping. It seems to be pretty delicate and wears down over time. I would hope that Patagonia would've solved this in the updated version but it doesn't seem like it.

Strider Pro video review

Patagonia Designer Evan shares his thoughts on the brand new Strider Pro running short that he personally designed.

Responded on

Nice video, but I wish it showed more of the inside/liner. Most of the running shorts I'm looking at mention liners, but I find the images rarely show it. One inside-out photo would be helpful.