Take your tough runs in stride.
With the Patagonia Men's Strider Pro 5in Short, you're able to go the distance and enjoy the ride. Constructed specifically for trail runners who just can't stop running, the updated Strider features a DWR treatment to fend off light precipitation and a redesigned fabric for even faster dry times. The built-in liner is outfitted with a permanent Polygiene treatment for dependable odor control, while the mesh panels offer effortless breathability and temperature regulation as you cruise. And to top it off, the Pro Strider touts four easy-access pockets that easily accommodate your choice in trail-side snacks, be it mejool dates laden with maple syrup or energy gels.
- Tackle steep vert and varied terrain with this short
- Quick-drying fabric and mesh vents provide comfort
- DWR treatment fends off light moisture
- Built-in liner features odor control for convenience
- Four easy-access pockets accommodate energy snacks
- Reflective logo offers extra visibility in low light
- Patagonia crafts hard-wearing clothing for the hard-charging outdoor enthusiast
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- Q & A
Best shorts for really long runs
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I own 4 pairs of these shorts. I've used them extensively and they are my go-to shorts for long days. They are comfortable, unrestrictive, durable, and the pockets, the pockets!
The Strider Pro shorts have the biggest pockets of any trail running shorts I've found. The latest version has the largest pockets yet. They have 4 gel type stretchy pockets and one zippered pocket. All of the pockets are very large compared to other shorts (TNF Better than Naked, for example). The front gel pockets are a bit bigger and you could easily fit a phone in them. You could also fit 3-4 gels per pocket or other snacks, and even some windshirts and light gloves fit in the pockets. With a handheld bottle and some intermediate water sources, you could do very long all day runs with these shorts with no other storage required.
In the old version of these shorts you could change the draw string so that it was tied behind or in front of the wasteband. You can't do that now and it's stuck on the outside. I am also happy to see these offered in plain black now.