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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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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
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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.

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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.