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Strider 3.5in Running Short
When it's time to set out on hot summer training runs you want your clothes to feel as weightless as possible, and with the Patagonia Strider 3.5in Running Short you've got the ultralight construction and comfortable design to help you beat the heat. The quick-drying polyester fabric is light as a feather when you're picking up the pace, while the built-in polyester crepe lining offers soft next-to-skin comfort, moisture-wicking performance, and essential internal structure. The wide and flat elastic waistband ensures a secure and comfortable fit as you run, and won't feel too pinchy when adjusted tightly. Meanwhile, a center-back pocket offers low-bulk storage for a smartphone, a couple of energy gels, or a set of keys and cards.
- Ultralight running shorts for training runs in hot summer weather
- Weightless polyester fabric dries quickly when you work up a sweat
- Internal crepe liner wicks moisture to keep you dry and cool
- Polygiene anti-odor treatment fights the funk after long runs
- Flat-knit waistband offers a secure and comfortable fit
- Rear waistband pocket gives you storage for smaller essentials
- One-inch side split is positioned forward for easier mobility
- Item #PAT02QA
What do you think about this product?
November 7, 2019
Great Running Shorts
Got these shorts for my girlfriend, they are super comfortable and lightweight.
August 30, 2019
Favorite Running Shorts
Patagonia running shorts have always been my favorite so I decided to give the strider 3.5 a try. They are now my favorite pair of running shorts I own! I love the wide stretchy waist band and the light weight material. They fit true to size. I highly recommend these shorts!
July 22, 2019
I'm about to purchase my third pair of these. I have tons of other running shorts but keep reaching for these because they're the most comfortable, so naturally I needed to have a pair for every run of the week. The pros: The wide, stretchy waistband is really flattering and stays put. It's low profile so it doesn't bother me when I'm wearing a running belt. I've only worn these for training runs so far, and I've run up to 10 miles in them. Zero chafing and no riding up! The con: There's only one: No zipper on the key pocket. Adding a zipper is the only thing I'd change about these shorts!
May 16, 2019
I love the material
March 26, 2019
Best Running Shorts
I bought these to wear trail and road running and they work great for both! Now that it has warmed up I have been wearing these to run in the evenings and I love them! They are super comfortable, light and soft. They fit great and feel good to run in. They are a great length for me; I like my running shorts a little shorter. These shorts fit me true to size and I couldn't be happier with them!
March 11, 2019
Favorite running shorts
I bought these shorts to run my first trail half marathon and they have quickly become my go to running shorts. They are very soft and comfortable, even more so than my classic women's Nike running shorts. I will more than likely buy a few more in the future!
February 19, 2019
Nice quality with a great breathable fit. Got these for my wife and they fit her great. She loves them!
February 8, 2019
Great Running Shorts
My girlfriend was looking for a new pair of running shorts and decided on the patagonia strider short. She loves these! Great lightweight fabric and they fit true to size. Overall great product!
January 23, 2019
A+ for Petite Athletic Legs
Please get more colors and stock xs of this product!
October 29, 2018
My wife loves these shorts and runs in them all the time. They dont ride up and are super comfy! She says that they fit true to size.
September 24, 2018
Runs large maybe?
First off, I love these. They're lightweight and I love the length on me. Very flattering. I am in between sizes and I bought a medium, thinking that Patagonia ran on the smaller side. I could have definitely gotten away with a small. Luckily the drawstring is fully functional (not just for looks) so I can tighten the waist up a bit. Love the little zippered pocket on the back, but just as a warning, it is big enough for keys and small things but probably not a cellphone. Just in case it helps anyone else buying these, my hips at the widest point are 37.5" and my waist is 30"
September 11, 2018
Light! Don't ride up! Flattering!
Shockingly awesome, 5'2 118 lbs, XS fits perfect! These hit where my thumbs end (think cheerleading skirt)! Flattering on a curvy bum! Stink-proof, may be because they dry so fast! The inner layer undies, don't ride in, and stay put on long sweaty runs.
September 10, 2018
Best Shorts to Wear for Everything
I love the fit and comfort of the Patagonia shorts. I also like that they have a built in liner so there is no awkward moments.
August 7, 2018
When I first got these my initial impression was they were going to be too small (I sized down from a small to xs) but when I started using them I found them to actually be perfect. They are definitely on the shorter side, but are so comfortable to run and just hang out in. The back pocket is perfect for keeping a key or a couple bucks for a run to the ice cream store. The draw string is also helpful to keep the waist up so if you feel like you might want the legs to be a touch longer.
June 15, 2018
Not worth the price
The fit on these does not work for me: the waist is large, the thighs are fitted, and the inner brief totally rode up on me when running and walking (and this is never a problem for me). The fabric seems really nice: lightweight and breathable. I like the length, but they are pretty short. I'm usually a medium in bottoms (5"7, 130lbs) and the medium seemed a little large on me (but the thighs on the small would have been too tight). I think if you have the right body type for these they could be comfortable, but there is nothing about them that makes them worth $50!
June 5, 2018
Comfy and Light
These shorts are awesome, they are fantastically comfortable and make running much less of a chore. The built in liners are also super soft and comfortable. I also love that they don't rub on my legs too much. Fit was what I expected.
May 25, 2018
Patagonia for the win once again.
I use these for trail running and hiking and was pretty impressed they look so good and feel great and have just the perfect amount of coverage! I got a small in these and I am a small in all other Patagonia shorts like the baggies for example but I honestly could have sized down to an XS. The next colors I purchase will be XS.
May 24, 2018
These shorts are so purrfect, they'll make you run as fast as a cheetah. Ok so that's not true, but they're lightweight and comfortable, so they certainly won't get in your way. They do run slightly small, but not bad, not bad. Also, I have a habit of buying running shorts for their colorful ways, then I wear them as pajamas or because they brighten my day. So these are good for that too. The zippered pocket is a nice touch :)
May 1, 2018
Pretty Darn Close
I really like these shorts, but they're pretty short, so I sized up and tie the waist to make it work. Love the pockets.
December 15, 2017
I have two pairs of these in a small (should have sized up, but had gotten leggings in medium from patagonia and they were too big). They fit okay but the waist is really big and the thighs are a little tight, but they are still usable. The fabric is great for running it's really light and dries fast!