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Men's Strider Running Shorts - 7" Reviews

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Ms Strider Shorts - 7

Kinda Small
September 7, 2022

Great, But Wish it Had One Thing

I just ran in these shorts for the first time a couple days ago and they felt great! I will definitely wear these at the 5K I am running in a few weeks. The only aspect of these shorts I wish was different was its lack of pockets. I would've loved a pocket to put my phone in while I run. All told, though, this is another great product from Pa... Read Moretagonia!

August 31, 2022

Might go to shorts for the gym

I purchased a small, and the fit is excellent. I appreciate the slim fit of the short, and the 7-in length is great for the gym. Recently, these are the only shorts I wear when I'm working out and I highly recommend.

July 29, 2022

Sad review

These shorts run a little small. Also the Patagonia decal on the front thigh started peeling off after the first wash. This was a gift and for the price of these shorts, the Patagonia Logo should not peel after the first wash.

Response from Patagonia
August 3, 2022

Hey Kristen, thank you for leaving us some feedback. We're so sorry to hear how quickly the logo is wearing on these shorts. Even if they are a gift, they are still eligible for a warranty evaluation. We've emailed you to gather some information to begin that process. If something like this happens in the future, please reach out to our [customer service team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) so we can go over options with you.

July 18, 2022

Expensive mall shorts

The fabric is light and isn't uncomfortable when you have sweat streaming down your waist in record heat. I ran a marathon in these yesterday, and that was the high point. The inseam binds in your crotch doing simple leg swings. I am not particularly flexible, and this was massively annoying. The liner is poorly-designed and lacks the same tho... Read Moreught put into the seams of the Essential Boxer Briefs. It fits loosely front and back, and when you are running 6 hours, this is another huge problem. This is the first time I feel like I bought the Patagonia label and not a well-designed product.

Response from Patagonia
July 21, 2022

We're truly sorry to hear about your disappointment in our Men's Strider Running Shorts - 7". We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.

July 17, 2022

I find the sizing on

I find the sizing on Patagonia products completely unpredictable and I have a lot of things over many years. I am a woman but I recently have bought mens shorts because Patagonia does not make shorts for women in longer lengths (another very frustrating thing). I wear a women's small or medium so I guessed that a mens small would work and in o... Read Morether shorts I have purchased small did work but not this style.

Response from Patagonia
July 25, 2022

Hi Kathleen, we're sorry to hear that you've had issues with the sizing with the Strider Shorts. We'd be happy to accommodate a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) if you find the fit too bothersome.

July 6, 2022

Please make a shorter version of these.

I got these shorts as finisher award for Promise Land 50K. I generally do not wear shorts longer than a 5" inseam, so, naturally I cut about 3" off of these. They're now my favorite running shorts. Please consider this as a new product! A 3-4" inseam short with built in compression liner would be amazing!

May 25, 2022

Bad sizing

As others have mentioned, these run very small. I am 5'7, 155 lbs, and small in all of the regular fit Patagonia pants and shorts fit me perfectly. These are laughably tight in a small. I really wish Patagonia would figure out their sizing because it's quite frustrating. These are unfortunately going back, and of course the size up is sol... Read Mored out.

Response from Patagonia
May 26, 2022

Hey Mike, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that these ran small for you. We're actively working on improving the consistency of our sizes, thank you for bearing with us while we sort it out. We checked and right now we're seeing inventory for size medium in all colors except black. Unfortunately, we will not be restocking the black. Please note, in the future we're happy to provide you with garment measurements if you need them, you'll just want to [connect with our customer service team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/).

May 14, 2022

100% Favorite Running Short

These are for sure my go-to running shorts for long runs when I have my vest. The pocket is perfect for my phone. 7" is the perfect length as well. Suuuper psyched on these!

May 7, 2022


I ordered the Strider Running 7" and the Baggies Longs 7" shorts within days of each other. The Baggies fit perfectly, while I barely fit into the Striders... I'm disappointed with Patagonia's lack of consistency pertaining to fit. In theory, both should have the same opening at the waist; just not the case this time. Nice mate... Read Morerial and color however. I'd love to purchase the next size up, but obviously they're already sold out for the season. Just my luck!

March 31, 2022

Super Light & Comfortable

I was a huge fan of the prior version of the Strider 7# short, with liner briefs, which I wore for ~5 years. So I was worried about the change in design to built in boxer brief. However, I absolutely love these, and have now bought multiple pairs. The boxer briefs are better for me because they eliminate chafing on 8 to 14 mile runs. Also, the new ... Read Moreversion is ultra lightweight. I also use them for the gym. These are my all-time favorites, lighter and quicker drying than the Nine Trails short, which I also like.

March 23, 2022

Not As Nice As The Previous Version

They are shorts. Not a big fan of the new liner, and the pocket sewn in the middle makes a huge pain to get things out. Wish they wouldn't have changed the design.

Response from Patagonia
March 29, 2022

Thank you for your feedback on the Patagonia Men's Strider Running Shorts - 7". We are of course sorry to hear that it did not work out for you. You are always more than welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) any item that does not work out for you.

March 21, 2022

Favorite long distance running shorts

Same great fit as previous versions. Lighter materials for more breathability.

March 13, 2022


Guys. Please. Start including some pockets in your shorts. That so call pocket built in the shorts is very impractical. This is an on going issue for me with some select pair of your shorts!

Response from Patagonia
March 21, 2022

Hey there Brian! Sorry to hear you are frustrated with this design. Our Men's Strider Running Shorts - 7" is a minimalist style where we tried to cut weight by making a pocket only for the basic items needed. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, and we welcome you to return this item by visiting our returns website. A suggestion for running shorts with good pockets is the [Men's Nine Trails Shorts - 8"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-nine-trails-running-shorts-8-inch/57601.html?dwvar_57601_color=APBL). It has an inch in difference in length but has many more study and secure zipper pockets.

October 21, 2021

Disappointing performance, no zipper back pocket!

I was a huge fan of the previous version of these shorts, that had a brief liner and the zipper back pocket. Regardless I gave them a go, and I ended up returning them. I found that they kept sliding down my rear, due to lack of stretch with the boxer brief liner. I also lost my keys at one point, due to the back pocket not having a liner. If you... Read More are looking for solid running shorts.. shell out a bit more cash, and get the Strider Pro model.

October 19, 2021


I purchased these last year solely for running but have found them versatile and have become my go to for hiking as well. Have worn them in rain, wet snow and dry off fairly quick and doesnt irritate your leg like some fabrics can when wet during exercise Highly recommend

September 3, 2021

Best Running Shorts EVER

The quickly became my favorite running and hiking shorts. I now have three pair and plan to buy at least two more. I stopped wearing my others. The fit is true to size, Im 62, 180lbs. Inner liner is great. The small lateral pocket at the top of the back of the waist holds more than it looks like it will: I carry a car fob, ID and CC, securely witho... Read Moreut issue and there is still room. Overall probably the best running shorts Ive had in 40 years of running.

August 29, 2021


These shorts are truly perfect, however its missing one key ingredient. At least one good pocket maybe hidden in the built in underwear or on the back side.

August 7, 2021

Strider Pro sold out so tried the regular

Absolutely love the strider pro shorts. Purchased my first pair this fall and ran a 7 hour trail race on second run with them. Held up great. Love the size of rear zip pocket, and side pockets were perfect for endurance tap and base salt container. Was disappointed when the pros were sold out, so tried the regulars. Really like then as well. Miss t... Read Morehe side pockets, but like the rear pocket better without the zipper. Holds an iPhone X perfectly without bounce. Thanks Patagonia!!

July 20, 2021

Solid running short

Getting harder to find no-frills running shorts (without pockets, etc.) but these are a good choice. Liner was a bit longer than I anticipated but doesn't seem to be an issue. Been running in high humidity and short does the job.

July 8, 2021

Needs Pockets

I like everything about this short except there are no pockets, not even a place for a key.

Response from Patagonia
July 14, 2021

Thank you so much for leaving a review on this product, Lawrence! Although not fully secure, these shorts do have a mesh pocket on the center back that fits keys, phones, and small objects. Please note, if these shorts are not performing the way you'd prefer you are always more than welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them to us under our Ironclad Guarantee.

June 28, 2021

Little small

The shorts are super comfortable and feel great except in the crotch area. They fit a little tight in that certain area. I would recommend getting a size bigger than you normally wear for them to be a perfect fit.

June 22, 2021

Great running shorts

Light weight, quick drying, good fit, high quality. Basically, everything you would expect from Patagonia. My favorite feature about these shorts compared to other Patagonia styles is the boxer brief/compression short style liner. I have an older model of the Strider Pro shorts that used to come with this style liner and I love it. The Strider Pro ... Read Moredoes not come with that style liner anymore be these new Strider shorts do and it is fantastic!

June 14, 2021

Confortable but a bit tight on the legs


June 5, 2021

basic casual shorts

When I revieved the shorts in the mail I was struck that it was such a small package (envelope really). OK, right from the jump, these are the most minimalist shorts you may ever wear. Fabric is very thin and flexible (all my kid's PE shorts were thicker!) I'm 5'9" 155, so fit is just right for me, not roomy, not tight. I like t... Read Morehem, I like them a lot. No pockets, no liner, no problem. I'm a guy, I keep it simple. Elastic waist band is also minimalist, your gonna need the draw string to keep them up. Length is good (this isn't 1980) Looks like very hot weather is the intended usage. Looks outstanding in a "T" shirt, just totally casual.

May 12, 2021

Light and comfortable running shorts

These are my go-to running shorts for their feather weight yet comfy, supportive fit. The liner stays in place as do the shorts without needing to be cinched to the hips with the drawstrings. I love the clever pocket in back for a phone or some cash. Im a 36 waist and might try the XL next time.

April 20, 2021

Simple running short that fits well

Nothing fancy about these shorts - which I like. This short has a boxer brief liner. I was worried about this, but I find it comfortable. The back pocket is pretty small, but would hold some food and/or a key. I was looking for a simple short, and this fits the bill. My previous Strider shorts (3 or 4 years old) are hanging in there - much better t... Read Morehan other brands. It's nice to have some new gear!

April 20, 2021

Great short!

I actually prefer this model to the pro because of the boxer brief liner. Very comfortable and lightweight. The waistband, which is pretty much identical across all Patagonia running shorts could be enhanced with a wider, softer approach. But its hard to improve this great short!

April 20, 2021

Great workout shorts

I use these mostly for stationary bike workouts, but theyd also be great for running. The fabric and fit are great.

April 12, 2021


Great product as usual. But no pocket.

January 27, 2021


My favorite running shorts by far. I also own the pro version. I'd like to recommend you add the envelope pockets into the non pro Strider shorts. I prefer the boxer liner for the very long runs. I always grab these shorts for my long runs but would really love to have the same pockets that are sewn into the pro version.

November 27, 2020

Light weight, comfortable and sporty.

These are my go to shorts. I've ordered 2 so far, and will probably try the Pro variant next. I like them for the activities they're designed for, but if I catch myself wearing them around town I am constantly shoving my wallet and phone into my pants, which isn't quite ideal. I like them 129% more than my LuLu Lemon shorts, but I do... Read More wish they had a small zipper pocket on the side. I also wish they had the same phone stash sleeve on the liner, how LuLu's do. But, to be honest, I'll never get another pair of Lemons, they just don't feel as breathable, light weight or technical as this fabric.

November 7, 2020

Super Hiking Shorts

I ordered the gray shorts and I love them. The fit was kinda snug but needed for active wear. The inner liner works as designed helping to keep everything in one place. I really like these shorts and strongly recommend them for casual, hiking and running wear.

July 22, 2020

Nice fit and feel, pocket is weak spot

This is the 4th generation of Strider shorts I've run in and I continue to be pleased with th efit and feel of these shorts. After a few weeks of running (with runs of up to 2.5 hours long), I find the boxer-brief liner is comfortable and supportive, but also is cool and prevents thigh chaffing. The material is a bit lighter (and cooler) than ... Read Morethe fabric in my previous Striders, and the amount of stretch is good. The fit seems to run just a bit small (I'm 6'5", 195lb, w/ 35" waist) but well proportioned. Although these shorts perform well for running, I find the rear pocket lacking in its design. The product description mentions the pocket accepting a phone, my iPhone 6s won't fit unless I take it out of its case. The biggest problem I have with the pocket is the pocket openining is placed so close to the top of the short's waistband that it is diffucult to intuitively reach into the pocket while running (e.g., to get a bar or other food), instead it is too easy to accidentally reach into the back of the shorts or have your hand slide past the openning. The pocket entrance needs to be lower so that your hand can more easily find the pocket entrance (and retrieve and replace contents) while running. Having a key loop in the pocket is nice, but it is a bit awkward to have the loop behind you and to loop and unloop the key while it isn't easily seen (if you lack flexbility the rear key loop may be difficult to access). The flat fabric used for the loop is difficult to handle and undo by feel, if the key loop was make of round cordage, there would be more tactile feedback about the loop is hitched around the key making it much easier to undo the key by feel. The fit and comfort are great, I wish the pocket design was better and allowed me to more easily get into and out of the pocket while running.

July 17, 2020

Outstanding Running Shorts

The Mens Strider Running Shorts, 7 length are truly outstanding. The fabric is so durable and the liner comes with odor control technology. I love these running shorts and will buy two more pair. I will upsize the next order as the large size fits rather snug, but comfortable. My waist size is right at 36. Oh, one final thought, this short pant has... Read More the most incredible moisture wicking capability.

July 13, 2020

Super comfortable

I love these Patagonia shorts and how they feel I would highly recommend them great for running, biking, casual wear.

July 9, 2020

Super comfortable

I love these Patagonia shorts and how they feel I would highly recommend them great for running, biking, casual wear.

July 7, 2020

Great shorts, but...

Pros: Super comfortable, great fit, very breathable which is great when I'm out for a run in the hot Texas sun in the summer. No issues with the tie getting lose even on long runs. Cons: I love the idea of the pocket for your phone, unfortunately the pocket is just too small for modern phones. I don't even have a giant phone, I have the ... Read MoreSamsung S20 (6.2 inches). Only gave 4 stars because this feature was a huge selling point for the shorts which my phone doesn't even fit in.

Response from Patagonia
August 6, 2020

Hi James, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We truly appreciate the feedback as its crucial to improving things for future seasons. We'll pass your comments along to our design team.

June 26, 2020

Good shorts but....

I love Patagonia products, Ill state that. I am fairly loyal due to the durability and style of the products. But. And Im not a big review guy. I think this is the first one I posted. Their sizing continues to be the one issue across the board. If I find a product that fits me well, it will be something I will wear for the next 15 years, as been th... Read Moree case with many products. I will go to order the same product a couple years later and it will be sized differently. I dont mind paying for the superior product but playing the medium/large game gets aggravating at times. I have mediums that are too small and larges that are way too big. More to the point, these are good shorts. They are slightly roomier than the 7 shorts I bought several years ago, which I prefer. The boxer brief lining is no big deal. Ill wear them when my older ones are dirty, but perhaps someone will but these shorts for the first time and prefer them, I dont know. No huge complaints, because the products that Ive bought in the pasta quality far outweigh any discrepancies I have. I am 511 -60 with a fit build and a large upper body. Perhaps its a me issue. I dont know. I hate for this to be a catch all for all their products but the shorts are a little roomy, I would have bought the 5 looking back. But I will wear them in the future and will continue to purchase Patagonia products, because of the high quality. I just wish their sizing was more standardized for normal fit across the board.

June 18, 2020

Exactly What I Want!

Great product! The fit is true to what I purchased and the long inner brief helps prevent chaffing on my thighs, which was an issue when using some shorts with a shorter inner brief.

June 17, 2020

Light and comfortable

My favorite running shorts. Inner liner is comfortable and prevents chafing. Back pocket just barely fits a phone. No extra anything. Have 2 pairs and bought my brother one as a gift.

June 17, 2020

Lightweight short

I love this short. This is the one with boxer brief style liner. I prefer that over the brief. Incredibly lightweight with 1 pocket in the back for gels.

May 31, 2020

Not Loving the Liner

I bought these short at the same time I bought the Strider Pro's. I don't care for workout shorts with hip pockets, and it's a feature I find hard to get these days. For that much these really are good shorts. But the boxer-style liner in these (versus the briefs-style in most workout shorts) just make them too awkward for me. Every ... Read Moretime I squat down in my workout or to sit, the back would pull down and I felt like my butt crack was showing. I found myself constantly tugging at the backside, and didn't care for that. The materials used are good. They're lightweight and breath well enough. Not a lot of excessive pocketing along the hip and waistline, which I love. But that liner is what loses it for me. Not a terrible short, but not one I want any more of.

May 28, 2020

Good Fit, Light-weight

I am a big fan of the 9 trails short, but wanted something a little lighter for speed work. Love the striders. Similar fit and feel of the 9 trails but a little slimmer. Liner stays in place and overall weight is perfect for heat and humidity.

April 29, 2020

Not as good as the previous model

I have a pair of the older generation Strider running shorts with a brief liner and they are my all-time favorite running shorts. With this edition, they added a boxer brief liner that offers less support. Also, the fit is slimmer without as much freedom as the legacy model. The one big miss on these shorts is the lack of a pocket for keys. There i... Read Mores an open pocket on the back that can hold a phone or energy bar, but it is not secure enough to hold a key or ID.

Response from Patagonia
May 5, 2020

We are very sorry to hear that these aren't living up to the previous version and we appreciate your comments. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) these back to us as your satisfaction is always guaranteed.

April 26, 2020

Boxer liner chafes legs

Sad to say all Patagonia men's running shorts now have a boxer shaped liner that is harrow for a boxer around the legs. Prior short design has a "speedo swimsuit" shaped liner which keeps you cooler, and does not chafe the legs. Returned this item.

December 30, 2019

Grandson loves them

Grandson loves them

November 27, 2019

Essential running equipment

These shorts are a big step above anything I've run in before. I'd been running in shorts from a different brand for the past 4 years and never considered that they may be heavy or restrictive. They were just running shorts and I didn't feel it mattered too much between manufacturers. I decided to try the Striders to see how it went... Read More and the light weight, freedom of movement, and comfort from the liner are far better than other shorts I've run in. Most noticeable is how they allow you to run less inhibited by the material which is very lightweight and feels great against your skin. The cut is just right, sitting above .the knees but not overly short. Then the liner is more comfortable than the usual brief liner in other shorts, almost like a spandex feel but not too tight, making them really enjoyable to wear around. The only thing I'd like different on these is some sort of elastic cinch rather than the shoe lace style adjustment which is difficult to get right.

October 21, 2019

excellent all-purpose short

I like having shorts with a liner when I go to the gym. It's one less thing to worry about. The 7" cut is ideal; good for running but not too short to wear in the gym. The fabric does not stretch a lot (which I like) but I've had no issue using them for deep stretching or yoga. The boxer brief liner is the best part. It doesn't ... Read Morestretch too much (which I've seen with other shorts) and is ideal when inverted or the shorts come up and expose more of the leg.

September 30, 2019

Excellent running shorts and good

Excellent running shorts and good storage space for your phone

August 23, 2019

7” running shorts

They are amazing!!! Very lite and comfortable Definitely I’m buying another one

August 18, 2019

Great short!

These are one of the best shorts I have found. The boxer brief liner helps avoid a rash. She back pocket is easy to access and secure even though there is no zipper.

August 11, 2019

Good quality running shorts. Liner

Good quality running shorts. Liner is a little loose fitting but very functional. I’ve beat them up a bit so far and everything seems to be holding up.

August 10, 2019

Strider shorts

Very comfortable and great for running in hot weather.

August 10, 2019

M’s Strider Shorts

I’m 5’9”, 147 lbs and I bought a medium M’s Strider for running. The fit was disappointingly uncomfortable. Too small and tight, also liner seemed to be small as well. One positive are the pocket space, material feel, and style. Just please change the liner and fit and I’ll happily return as a customer without returning next time.

July 19, 2019


I've been running in Strider shorts for the past 4-5 years now. They are the only shorts I run in. I've tried all the different models, - the 5", 7", and Strider Pro models. These are my favorite ones so far - I absolutely love the super lightweight material (in the summer I frequently run in 90-100 degree heat). My typical lunc... Read Moreh-time run is 6-9 miles. On weekends I sometimes go for 12 miles. This current version chafes less (or not at all) than previous versions. As other reviewers noted, they do feel slightly longer with the liner, but that makes them perfect for the gym. I'm a minimalist, so I try to only buy things I really love and wear all the time, and I'm buying a second pair. I hope that Patagonia soon offers them in a simple, classic navy color.

June 17, 2019

Not a fan of the update.

I am a huge fan of the old strider design with the boxer "brief" liner. Received the updated version with full length liner and kind of odd shaped leg design. They feel more cumbersome and intrusive than the brief and don't fit as well and they seem a bit longer. Also, the picture above shows a cell phone fitting in that pocket, any ... Read Moremodern cell with a case on it isn't going to slide in that pocket very well, the old design with the zipper pocket was perfect for a few cards to run into a store with.

Response from Patagonia
June 18, 2019

We are sorry to hear about the disappointment with these. Thanks so much for the feedback and please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) these back to us. You can reach out if you need any [help](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=customer%20service).

June 11, 2019

M.C. Hammer Fit

I just bought my 8th pair of Strider shorts. They are the only running shorts I wear. I recently bought the latest version and the material is a lot thinner than the last version which I can live with (they are not nearly as nice) but they have a substantially wider leg opening which looks a bit bizarre. Comfortable, yes. The waist is the same as i... Read Moret has been and they flare out below the waist. Hence the MC Hammer title. I'm not sure what's gone on with sizing at Patagonia but between these and the Airchaser shirts being about 2 inches longer than previous running shirt purchases, I'm beginning to think that I no longer fit into their demographic target. Disappointed because of the fit. As far as everything else goes, I'm certain they'll last long. That's probably not a good thing for the shorts.

Response from Patagonia
June 14, 2019

We're sorry to hear you're not fully satisfied with your purchase. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them and let our Customer Service team know if you have any questions.

May 8, 2019

Men’s Strider Shorts - 7: they run snall

Great shorts. However they run small. Buy one size larger than you normally wear.

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