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Patagonia designed the Men's Strider 5in Short to help you go the distance in complete comfort whether you're running a marathon or training on the gym's treadmill. Its polyester body has a Deluge DWR treatment that repells light drizzle. Air Flow mesh panels offer the breathability you need for a sweat-free run in hotter temperatures. The polyester crepe liner prevents uncomfortable chafing, and Polygiene's permanent odor control makes sure this pair of shorts doesn't end up smelling unbearable. Stuff your keys or an energy gel in the drop-in pocket and get striding.

  • Polyester (50% recycled) body with Deluge DWR treatment
  • Air Flow mesh panels
  • Polyester crepe liner with Polygiene permanent odor control
  • Regular fit
  • Internal drop-in pocket on back hip

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An action short of the Patagonia Strider Short

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great pics man, and thanks for the review. Curious if you've tried the Strider Pro? Too many pockets?

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Thank you and you're welcome for the review. I haven't ran in the Strider Pro. I have tried them on and for myself, a bit too much going on with pockets. I'd like to see something between the Strider and the Strider Pro. Maybe like a Strider Comp with one elastic pocket on either hip. Right now, it's all or nothing. Pockets or no pockets. There needs to be a middle ground.

4 5

New all-time favorite

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

I've always been a fan of Patagonia and their running shorts and these are no different. The cut is perfect. The split side really helps on the uphills to give maximum range of movement without having to go with a 3 inch inseam short. The material is lightweight and breathable - perfect for those hot days on the trail. I haven't experienced any chaffing issues, even on 20+ mile runs.

Though I do love these shorts and will actually be placing another order for a few more pairs, I do have some issues. I feel like the mesh on the side could be wider which would give greater airflow. Right now, it's only about an inch wide and there is a lot of real-estate to expand that. Also, the drop in pocket is pretty worthless for carrying nutrition. It's very small and kind of hard to access on the go. I've been using it as a trash pocket. I'd like to see an external mesh pocket on the back (Kind of a lesser Strider Pro). The back of the shorts in so empty, so I don't see why this wouldn't be done in the first place.

Overall, this has been my go-to pair of running shorts since I bought them from Backcountry. They are just so comfortable. And for the price, these are a no-brainer. I have some $60 shorts that don't function, fit, and breath as well as these.

5 5

The best running shorts, period.

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

I was gutted when Patagonia stopped carrying these shorts and have since started scouring the Internet to feed my need for quality running shorts. I've tried them all -- Nike, New Balance, Adidas -- and none of them come close to these shorts. I'm 5'9'', 180 lbs, and the size medium is a perfect fit; falls about mid-thigh being worn at the waist. They don't bunch up in the middle, they sway to and fro, they dry quickly, crepe brief fits well.. there are too many good things to say. These shorts have been put through training runs in two different countries, races, PR's, dreaded treadmill rainy nights. Pick up a pair today and you'll never go back.

5 5

Quality Running Shorts

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

A solid pair of basic running shorts. The liner felt a little tight at first but stretched out after a few uses.
I ran the Boston Marathon in these shorts and didn't have any chafing from them which is a testament to great running shorts! I can only hope they last as long as other patagonia products.