Sheltonwrote a review of Patagonia Strider Pro 5in Short - Men's on July 20, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
- Decent overall running shorts. I would buy again.
- Nice colors and stylish.
- The fabric doest absorb sweat and get heavy in summer
- Waist string on the outside of the shorts. The string doesn't stretch and is great in hot weather to keep up sagging shorts when loaded with heavy items in side pockets such as an iphone.
-The side pockets will fit a pair of sunglasses or iphone 5 in a lifeproof case. If there was a zipper it might secure a small point and shoot camera but thats really asking a lot.
Like a lot of Patagonia shorts I find the liner brief too shallow and not enough room for the goods. The leg openings are also too tight. I purchased a medium which is generously sized at the waist. I also think the leg openings need more elastic and a better material. They are tight, restrictive, and annoy me often, especially the exposed stitching which doesn't have stretch. MH or TNF do a much preferred liner.
-Length. 5" is a ok length for casual use but a 3.5" option would be better. There is just too much extra fabric flapping around I don't need. It gets annoying going up steep hills in hot weather.