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Strider Pro 3in Running Short
Grinding out long trail miles doesn't necessarily mean you can afford to be slowed down by a bulky running pack. When you need light storage for gels and gear but don't want to carry a pack, the Patagonia Strider Pro 3in Running Short is there with integrated storage and a lightweight design. This light and airy running short, complete with a comfortable moisture-wicking lining, features four low-profile envelope pockets that stash small essential items when you're far from home. Whether you need to store gels, running gloves, or a packable rain shell, you'll have enough space to do it with these stretchy pockets. Plus, there's also a secure zippered pocket that'll prevent your car or house keys from falling out somewhere on the trail.
- Lightweight running shorts with integrated pocket storage
- Stretchy envelope pockets let you stash gels and packable layers
- Main ripstop fabric features a small split leg for added airflow
- Soft inner liner wicks moisture as you work up a sweat
- Small zippered pocket keeps keys and IDs safe and secure
- Polygiene anti-odor treatment helps fight the funk
- Reflective front logo keeps you visible on low-light sunset runs
- Item #PAT02Q9
What do you think about this product?
July 24, 2019
I love these shorts and find myself wearing them even when I'm not running. These shorts are lightweight, non-binding, and have a centered, zippered rear pocket for keys and such. Like another review said, it feels like you are wearing nothing. They fit snug enough to not be baggy but also somehow glide over your body so you do not feel them. Whether I wear them for running or errands or just moving about the house, they do not shift or ride up...well, if they do move, they don't do it enough to be noticeable. The fabric is fabulous - soft, lightweight, quick drying. They are wonderfully cool on a hot day. The inseam is perfect for me; short enough to stay cool but long enough to not be scandalous. Definitely worth the investment.
July 2, 2019
love the size
Fit me perfectly
April 25, 2019
My favorite shorts
I got this new version of strider pro 3in shorts because I had the older version of Strider shorts and I like them. This new one didn't disappointed me and it is even lighter and dry faster than the old one, really great quality.
April 17, 2019
The only shorts I want to wear ever!
I LOVE these shorts! I have an athletic build, large muscular thighs but a smaller waist. All shorts that fit in the waist are crazy tight in the legs. Not these! First pair of running shorts that have enough room in the leg and are comfortable in the waist. Not to mention they are super lightweight and dry in no time. I’m selling all my other running shorts and just buying these! The only thing I would note is that if you have a long torso, these will be somewhat low rise. Otherwise it’s a pretty true to size fit! I’m 5’6”, athletic build, 140lbs and a medium was perfect! I got the grayish blue ones and they are more gray.
September 4, 2018
Why didn't I get these shorts sooner? These are some of the comfiest built in liner shorts i own. The liner fits perfectly sung so you don't get that saggy ass feeling when you're wearing them.
May 30, 2018
Good Shorts for Curvy Bottom!
I'm usually hesitant regarding Patagonia shorts, and to be honest, most running shorts in general. I find they're built for the stereotypical runner's build - long and lean - and often fit my waist but not my soccer player's rear and thighs. The medium fit perfectly with a drawstring around the waist to make up for a smaller middle. Additionally, the leg openings aren't too tight for my thunder thighs and actually flare out - it's a dang miracle! Love the fabric and can't wait to wear these ragged.
May 9, 2018
Best Shorts Ever
Dang, these shorts make it feel like I am wearing nothing! I am new to running so I'm pretty sensitive to new clothing. I never noticed these on my body, they were so comfortable. I'm really petite and it is hard to find a short that is actually short enough for me! These were made with a combination of really breathable and stretchy fabrics. The liner was really comfortable and I got to ditch my undies which was awesome as well! I'm 5'2 and petite, not very athletic but small. I wear a 00-0 or a 24-25 waist pant! The XS fits me perfect and the band is wide and comfortable! Feel free to contact me directly for more information!
March 8, 2018
For your best stride
I just wanted to say that I love Patagonia, and I've been wanting these shorts forever so I finally made the purchase and I am so happy I did. First off you can never have enough running shorts, and you can never have too many black running shorts. So needless to say I purchased the black in these running shorts, it's been a little chilly to wear them running outside so I've been shreddin' the treadmills with these bad boys on! I usually wear xs in most Patagonia items but the xs in these were a little big on me so I purchased the xxs. They are perfect but a wee bit short a little bit more of a booty short than I'm used to but I still love them! Stoked for spring and summer for my trail running in these shorts.
September 6, 2017
Got these in the pink/orange color and they are so cute! Have taken them running, hiking, river tubing, and beach lounging. They've been great on all of my outings. No bunching or riding up and the pockets are awesome.
September 6, 2017
Running shorts with pockets!!!!
I am a devoted fan of Patagonia's Strider short, but decided to give the Strider Pro a chance. I'm very happy with them! The fit is a little baggier than what I am used to, but the pockets more than make up for that. I can stash my phone and keys without feeling like I'm going to lose anything. The colors are great as well.
August 24, 2017
These are perfect running shorts. I bought these because I have a marathon coming up and I wanted legit running shorts and these are what I was hoping for! The pockets are so great, especially if you run long distances and like to carry GU or something. They are very lightweight and they just have amazing quality. I also wore them for a workout at the gym and they are great for that as well. Just go for it.
June 12, 2017
For the lady
I got these for my wife, I was debating on size, and glad I went XS. They run a touch bigger than other brand running shorts, just a touch. These look great on her, short enough to be great running shorts, but long enough to stay decent in public. Very accentuating and flattering. Highly recommend.
May 28, 2017
Light-as-air, soft, very stretchy, pockets are awesome! Only problem ... built-in panty has NO elastic. Must be designed for folks with flat backsides? I have a big ole booty! The liner crawled so badly, I got a huge blister in my a--crack!! I took a pair of scissors and chopped the liner out. I wear them with boy-shorts-style panties. Problem solved. Now they're awesome shorts. For $65, however, they ought to be awesome without having to chop them up!
May 25, 2017
Great Patagonia Running Shorts!
As always, a quality product from Patagonia. I gave these as a gift and heard nothing but good things about these shorts.
May 8, 2017
Great for Runners
Love the look of these shorts. I bought them as a gift and I believe the fit is great. As always, Patagonia offers great quality and fair pricing.
April 25, 2017
Great gift for a runner
Light weight and comfortable are what Im hearing so far. She's used it on a few short runs so far and really enjoys these shorts
April 19, 2017
I really like these running shorts because of the space the pockets have. I can fit my iphone in the side pocket no problem, along with a key and whatever else I want to take on my run. I also really like the fit on these shorts because they don't move around much.
April 10, 2017
wife likes short shorts
and I do too. She uses my account to get her gear and this is what she had to say: I love these, they provide a lot of range when i go out running, and they're comfortable and look great.
February 24, 2017
Patagonia Strider Pro Running Short
I bought these as a gift for a good friend, and she told me that they're one of the nicest pairs of running shorts she's ever had. She said the quality was great, the fit was good and she generally loves the Patagonia brand and what it stands for, so she was really happy with the gift.
February 23, 2017
I love me a comfortable pair of running shorts, and throughout the years I've amassed quite a few pairs of Patagonia's running shorts. They've definitely struggled with the fit in the past (too much fabric in the front pelvic area which leads to bunching and chafing, or heavy zippers on pockets that weigh you down), but in the past 2 - 3 years they've made some awesome advancements and the Strider series is evidence as such. So, admittedly, I was a shade skeptical when I saw the new Strider Pro make its debut on the website: I wasn't super enticed by the shorter inseam or the new pocket configuration. I've been singing the praises of the 2015 edition and pretty much live in them once warmer temps come 'round, so I was a bit bummed about the new updates mostly because I love the old design so much. However, if there's anything I should glean from Patagonia's most recent batch of products, it's that change IS a good thing. That being said, these changes, ooh they good, baby! I'm surprisingly impressed despite my original, stodgy impressions. SLC had a brief bout of spring-ish weather, which I figured would be a smart time to give these the Good Ole College Try. I run a mixture of road and trails, though I much prefer trails and largely rely on road for training / when I'm in a time-crunch. So, I figured I could get a solid "Initial Impressions" feel if I took them on a 5-mile road cruise. I paired them with a lightweight merino wool shirt and a nano air vest and was extremely comfortable. The shorts have a very barely-there feeling and were a treat to run in. That being said, these are my Initial Impressions Thus Far: 1. I'm really, really digging the waist band! It has the reinforced elastic on the interior, much like Patagonia's baselayers do, so the short sits higher up on your natural waist rather than being super low-slung. 2. The fabric is pretty much the same, if anything it might be a shade more lightweight and therefore more quick-drying. We'll see how this performance actually pans out come hotter weather since 54 degrees isn't exactly, well, soggy bottom sweat inducing. 3. The pocket configuration is aacccuuuttually pretty nifty, albeit I didn't use all the pockets, which I rarely do in my elder Strider Pro shorts either (I dig me a solid hydration / snack holster vest). 4. The inseam isn't all that different than the originals, however it still is a pretty short inseam so that's something to keep in mind when ordering this short. 5. The built-in liner seems to fit differently and more comfortably. I'm not sure what exactly it is, but it's better. Certainly won't complain about an updated built-in liner, that's for dang sure. Fit Impressions: I waffle between a Small and XS in Patagonia's fit. However, I'm noticing as of late I'm more of a "true fit" XS, but can wear a Small if I want the product in question to have a more "relaxed" fit. I have a small in the OG Pro Strider and they fit perfectly, so I picked up a Small. The Small is definitely a relaxed fit on me, but a comfortable one for sure. The waist band has an adjustable tie, so I'm able to cinch the shorts down comfortably. I'm not sure I would want the XS simply because I don't like my running shorts to feel super snug in the hips, especially when they're supposed to be light and airy. That being said, excess fabric can do some damage while running, but I'd venture to say that the relaxed fit on this short won't chafe or cause hot spots. I'll update the review once hotter weather comes around, for sure. All in all, I'm surprised at how stupendous the updates actually were. I'm really, really looking forward to taking these out for a longer rabble-rouse come warmer weather.