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Men's Strider Pro Running Shorts - 7" Reviews

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Ms Strider Pro Shorts - 7

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April 16, 2023

Love these shorts. The built

Love these shorts. The built in boxer briefs fit perfectly snug will the fabric lets you breath. The length and fit are all perfect and the best part is the zipper pockets!!

April 7, 2023

Best running shorts ever

These are my second pair of Strider Pro shorts (first pair was 5") and they are awesome. I wear them multiple times a week and like a perfect running apparel item, you never notice you're wearing them. Great pockets, easy to use, quick drying, super comfortable. I'll definitely buy more if these ever wear out (I doubt they will this ... Read Moredecade).

April 4, 2023

Barely There

So comfortable I barley notice them while running.

March 18, 2023

Very light

Great shorts. These are purpose-built for running, not hanging around town. Thanks to Patagonia for making such light, functional running gear. Pockets are excellent--spare but there.

February 28, 2023

Amazing and Comfortable

LOVE these and highly recommend! I'm about 6'2" and 225-230, would probably go with an XL as they are a little tight, but the "plan" is to lose a few more lbs, so I think they'll be perfect!

February 27, 2023

light weight Pro Shorts

I can see where a young fast runner would love them as there is a cell phone pocket and a little pocket for car key. Very light weight and good for hot races. not very practical for older runner. I have been running in Baggies for 20 plus years and are a great year round weight and front pockets with good back pocket. You need to improve the liner ... Read Morein all these shorts as they stretch out over time in the elastic around the legs.

February 18, 2023

Need More Options

I received these as a gift and was pleased until I saw they have a brief liner....I tried them and, as suspected, hated the liner. I'm a boxer brief guy and this liner completely ruined the shorts. I looked for a boxer-brief liner or no-liner but there's no option, so I would never buy these again. I have cut the liner out of mine and st... Read Moreill wear them, but the liner issue is too big. It's also weird that there's no front pockets, but that could be over looked if there were linerless or boxer-brief liner options.

Response from Patagonia
February 24, 2023

Hi Alex! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the shorts. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team.

February 14, 2023

Terrible liner, have to return

Really wanted to love these shorts, ran with them twice and each time the liner was rubbing terribly against my upper leg. Ended each run with serious chaffing. Was really optimistic because the short exterior, especially the pockets seem great but the lining is way too short. Have to return.

Response from Patagonia
February 21, 2023

We're sorry to hear that the liner didn't work well for you. Your purchase is covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee]( and we'll reach out to you by email to discuss your options for returning them. You might prefer one of our running shorts that has a boxer-brief liner, like our Nine Trails Shorts. Thank you for taking the time to review the shorts, Matt!

February 13, 2023

Internal Liner: A "Brief" Complaint

I bought my first pair of these (reluctantly) about 6 years ago. I was skeptical of the internal liner, (okay, so it's underwear) but I got very used to the boxer brief liner in the strider pro shorts. I've been alternating pairs of these shorts for years now, waiting for a new color to come out so I could throw a third pair into the rota... Read Moretion because these shorts are great. Finally, Green! which is cool except the new liner is a "brief" style: no boxer. The edges of the brief are uncomfortably tight in strange new places where I do not want awkwardly tight seams. I haven't run in them yet. I am not sure if I am going to try. Maybe return... I really want that color, but can't imagine running in these for a long period. To bad for the liner change.

Response from Patagonia
February 21, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear that you're disappointed in the new liner. Please rest assured that we will be passing along your feedback to our Product Design Team. In the meantime, please feel free to try them out running and if they don't work out, please feel free to [return]( them at any time!

February 10, 2023

Great running shorts

This will be my ninth pair of the strider shorts. The development continues to get better and better as does the quality and the overall fit and feel. Perfect for long days on the trail or even shorter days in the gym. They continue to get lighter without a loss of comfort and zero chafing. The only reason this is not a five star review is that the... Read More hip pockets are getting smaller and thus having a harder time, holding a phone like the earlier iterations of the short were able to do. Its a minor thing, but not when, the majority of people need a place to put a cell phone. I will continue to buy the short year after year and strongly recommend them over others like Brooks, Saucony, or Nike.

January 25, 2023

Awesome Shorts

These shorts are great. Got a set of 5" and 7" ones and they're both awesome. My only complaint is that there's no way a modern smart phone will fit into that rear pocket. When they say "most smart phones"will fit, I don't know which ones they're referring to. Overall great if you can get around that.

January 24, 2023

More Tech Than I Thought

These are great. Super simple but with I believe four (4) nice little technical elastic pockets around the waist. Pockets are perfect for a key, gels, and can even my iphone (med size phone). Shorts have a liner, and the jury is still out on that for me, but works fine so far. I just these for single track technical trail running. I would definitel... Read Morey buy again.

January 2, 2023

Great lightweight short for running

Bought these shorts for trail running and have been super happy with them. Easy-to-access pockets for gels and cell phone. Great design.

December 3, 2022

Nicely made

What I like about these shorts, yes there made good, but also you can carry your phone, keys, and extras and they wont giggle while you're running.

November 30, 2022

Miss the old liner like old adventure pals...

I own 3 pairs of the previous boxer brief liner 7in inseam strider pro; I thought between the incredible quality, and my own ignorance, that a dialed product would not be redesigned for the worse. Here I am after my third (maybe fourth?) attempt trying these redesigned shorts. They were literally the perfect short. I wore them year around, work and... Read More play, running, hot yoga, sleeping, backpacking, swimming, fun hogging, and hiking for thousands of miles and sharing countless smiles. I referred more friends, strangers, and clients to them than maybe any other piece of gear in my kit. Since those care free initial years, I have been nursing them along since I saw they moved to the brief liner. I have repaired, worn supplemental liners after blown seams, learned to sew stretchy fabric, rationed their use, hang dried and gentle washed them to extend their life, and convinced myself the chafing from breakdown still beat the replacements. The new liner simply does not work the same way, the boxer was incredible for comfort and preventing chaffing during any activity. You could literally live in them. and that was not only nice but necessary when I was working in the field. I gave the new ones a try and after poor fit and chaffing, exchanged for the normal strider (per the recommendation of the very helpful and understanding customer service folks) with the boxer liner but no pockets; it was a different liner and no pockets, more constricting fit, and a less dynamic material. If I could source that original liner material, I'd happily retrofit and repair my way to oblivion with five star reviews all of the way. While this note might have been a better submission to the worn wear blog, I do think it has a place here, reviewing these redesigned shorts again, as a document, a testament, an homage, and most certainly, a humble yet emotionally charged request to designers to bring back those award winning, crowd pleasing, pinnacle of the skies out thighs out experience. I've been holding out for years, and I'm adding my plea to the choir to bring back one of the finest pieces of gear I ever owned, and your team has ever made. One star for it still being a short, as fairly claimed, the second for retaining the pockets...

Response from Patagonia
December 5, 2022

We're sorry for the disappointing revision. We appreciate your feedback and we'll pass it along to our product design team. Your purchase is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee, so don't hesitate to return it if it has not performed as expected and designed. Thanks so much, Nathan!

November 5, 2022


The 5" liner briefs aren't bad so I took a chance on the 7" when they changed to the smaller briefs. They fit like the 5" and all was good. Last month I bought a second pair of 7" and the briefs are definitely not consistent in size with the first pair I bought. After 3 runs and some serious chafing I had to cut the liner b... Read Moreriefs out. I like shorts with liner briefs, but I won't buy these again. Ouch!

Response from Patagonia
November 15, 2022

Hey John, thank you for the review. We're really sorry to hear how uncomfortable these were for you. Typically, we do not accept warranty returns back if the item has been altered in anyway, but we'd be happy to make an exception this time. Please connect with our [customer service team]( to proceed.

October 20, 2022

Great short buttttt....

I've had two pairs of strider pro 7" shorts. One is probably 7 years old the other maybe 5. I run a good bit and have put the majority of my mileage in these shorts over the years, including two 100 mile races, hiking the JMT and many other adventures. These have been by far the best running/adventure shorts I have ever had. According to... Read More my girlfriend it was time for a new pair. I had to order online and without checking them out because no local stores have them. I figured they'd be the same old trusty shorts. I excitedly opened the box and found that the boxer brief had been replaced with one of those shorter inserts. The one that used to be exclusive to the 5" strider pro. This was a SUPER bummer! I just know that these type of inserts don't work for me as I chafe like crazy with them. I'm finding its harder to find running shorts with the longer spandex boxer brief these days. Now I'm stuck wondering if I should return them or cut out the liner and wear a set of separate briefs. I just love the versatility of having a brief in the shorts. I do really like the new pocket layout sizes. My phone fits more secure than my 5 year old shorts, like my 7 y/o shorts do. The outer material still feels great and pocket layout is great. Patagonia, PLEASE bring back the boxer briefs. My skin down under will thank you. Heck, why not offer both sized briefs in the 7"? I'm pretty bummed. Looks like I'll be stretching the lifespan of my old trusty shorts even more, much to my girlfriend's dismay. I'd totally buy some older models with the boxer briefs if you have any left!

Response from Patagonia
October 24, 2022

Hi Lucas, thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. If you find the change in liner to be too bothersome, please feel free to begin a [return]( at any time.

October 18, 2022

excellent summer shorts

Excellent most comfortable shorts for summer. maybe ,the side cuts could be lowered to nine trails shorts height. it is too hi for my liking, but that did not prevent me from buying one on every color.

October 14, 2022

Great shorts, would prefer a model without a liner

The shorts are excellent, i cut the liner out to make them excellent-er

October 14, 2022

Great Running Shorts

These are great running shorts. The pockets are pretty small, so I never run with anything in them, but they work for holding my phone or headphones while I'm walking. The inner liner negates the need for underwear, but it is a little snug.

September 26, 2022

Runs small

Over all I like Patagonia running shorts but I am not a fan of the brief liners which seem tight in the thigh which is why I decided to return. Depending on your build these might be great and in general Patagonia is my turn to brand.

September 22, 2022

Small and ok

I ordered a pair in my size but they were so small it hurt to wear them so I sent them back for the next size up. Now the fit is fine but I'd still rate these shorts as nothing more than average.

September 20, 2022

A Regression

I consider the 2018 Strider shorts (both 5" and 7") to be the pinnacle of running shorts, and was let down with this new generation of Strider shorts. The liner is a brief, not a boxer-brief. I find it uncomfortable and too tight. The pockets are constructed of a less elastic fabric and don't hold as much as the 2018 version. In my ... Read Moreold shorts I could fit my Houdini jacket, my cell phone, a 500ml soft flask, my keys, and gels for the day. These shorts don't even hold my phone because the pockets are so inelastic!! HOW IRRITATING!! The overall fit is too tight. My buddy that also bought these shorts says the same. Patagonia, you goofed. Learn from these terrible shorts and make the next generation of Strider shorts better.

September 18, 2022

Comfy but I did chafe

I completed a 180 mile hike last year in my Army excercise shorts- no problem! I got the pro strider based on a review. Comfy shorts but on my 100 miler last week I got chaffed pretty bad after 2 days. I like the material and inner liner but not sure it was best choice for a hiking pair of shorts!

Response from Patagonia
September 28, 2022

Hi Michael, thank you for submitting this review and for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to hear you had chafing issues with these shorts! Please keep in mind your satisfaction is guaranteed, and you are welcome to [return]( them if you need to. Please let us know if we can help!

September 16, 2022

Great Fit BUT...

Very nice shorts, best fitting running shorts in my opnion, BUT failed on me multiple times in the last 2 months. I used these for 5-15 mile runs and the inner seam has failed. NOW TWICE! Disappointed after this is now the 3rd pair in 3 months!. ATLEAST Patagonia replaces them every time. Getting little tired of shipping defective shorts back n for... Read Moreth...

Response from Patagonia
September 27, 2022

Hi Todd! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're very sorry to hear that your shorts have failed you twice. That is incredibly disappointing quality and not what we expect from our gear. We'll share your experience with the shorts with our design crew.

September 3, 2022

great shorts, only one but

I loved the lightness of fabric, the side pockets but returned them for the Strider shorts, only because I did not like the side cuts that are too hi for me.

August 30, 2022

Odd fit, smelly

I really wanted to love these shorts. I own two pairs of the Patagonia nine trails shorts for hiking and running and was looking for something a bit lighter and breathable for hot weather runs, I thought these would fit the bill. They are indeed lighter and more breathable, but those pros are outweighed by several cons. First, fit: the outer is nic... Read Moreely sized but the inner brief liner is way too loose. As a result they are not supportive enough down there and this creates discomfort when running. Next, pockets: the rear pocket is nice for keys but the side pockets for phones are too loose and the phone or anything heavy bounces around like crazy; I have to hold my phone when running in these. Durability wise these are definitely not great; my nine trails shorts are 2+ years old and going strong but these shorts are popping threads after just a few months of usage. Finally, the shorts quite noticeably smell bad after a single run/workout, worse than any shorts (even cheap department store shorts) I've owned. Overall very disappointed in this subpar product from a typically stellar company.

Response from Patagonia
September 6, 2022

Hey Robertson, thank you for the review. We're very sorry to hear of your experience with these shorts and we've made a point to share your feedback with our design team. You're definitely welcome to send the shorts back for a refund. If you're still in the market, we have a couple other options you can check out [here](

August 29, 2022

Almost perfect, liner is a problem

These are really nice and I would love to keep them, but the liner is really tight and not comfortable, would much prefer the liner style that is on the nine trail shorts. Returning due to this.

August 15, 2022

Nice light short

I like everything about this short except its a little restrictive in the upper thigh area when running. Doesn't allow for full motion of upper legs. I also wish there were just basic side pockets. Love the location of the zipper key pocket. The liner rubbed and caused irritation so I cut it out. Ive never been a fan of short liners.

July 19, 2022

Most comfortable shorts I own

These shorts are fantastic! True to size, extremely light and the pockets are perfect for keys or gu gel packs. They are super comfortable and work well whether you are running, on the trail, or climbing. Definitely buying a second pair soon.

July 12, 2022

Perfect Shorts

Great length with a clean fitted feel.

July 10, 2022

Awesome, but..

I absolutely love everything about these shorts. Very light weight. Perfect pockets. They dry very quickly. And they are my favorite NOW that I cut the liner out of them. The binding around the leg openings in liner would routinely dig into my sensitive areas. Please change the liner. Then perfection. Overall great short but the liner is a NO for m... Read Moree dog.

July 8, 2022

Airy and quick drying

Great running and hiking shorts. The pockets are functional for anything I'd carry on a run or short hike. They dry faster than any pair of running shorts I've ever had, too!

June 5, 2022

Too tight lining

I loved the pockets and length but should have listened to the reviews saying the lining was too tight. It dug into my skin around the elastic bottoms. A real shame as these shorts have such potential. Apparently a previous version of the lining was good :/

Response from Patagonia
June 8, 2022

Thank you for submitting this review, Clynton; this feedback is very helpful to both our product designers and other customers. We're so sorry to hear the lining of these shorts has been uncomfortable! We're reaching out to you about return options.

May 27, 2022

Incredibly light and comfortable, but you might size up.

I originally bought these in a size Large, as I have always worn L running shorts from Patagonia, but upon arrival, they fit like 1975 Boston Marathon shorts. Once I switched to XL, I am having trouble wearing anything else. They are so light and comfortable and the somewhat-hidden side slit is amazing as far as letting your leg move freely.

May 20, 2022

Good if you want to sing soprano

I have a slightly more athletic build and the liner in these is tight. Like really tight. Its a brief liner so it really digs in. The pockets on the side are all separate. So you have 4 mini side pockets and one medium-small rear pocket. None of which a modern smart phone could fit in. The fit of the shorts themselves is nice as is the material.

May 10, 2022

simply the best running short I own

It's soft and practical: side pockets are big enough for an iPhone 13 pro max, back pocket is big enough for a wallet and keys. I love the fabric and the inner underpants because they never chafe. It's baggy enough but not too much. It's just perfect. I own 4 of those. I only wish the material was more tear resistant.

April 19, 2022

Killer Shorts

I absolutely love these shorts and wear them for trail running and salt water fly fishing. Super comfy and fit me well. Could not be happier with these killer shorts!

April 15, 2022

Runs Small

In line with what others have posted...Strider shorts have been my favorite running/workout shorts for many years but the Strider Pro 7in shorts now run way too small in size M. I have size M from previous years 2015 through 2019 and they fit perfectly and even a little bit large but they now need to be replaced. I recently ordered the black size M... Read More and returned because it was way too tight and then ordered the green size M thinking maybe there was a quality control issue between the colors. The green color size M is also way too tight. There's just simply no room in the liner. Still my favorite shorts but the sizing needs to be fixed.

March 24, 2022

Fits a little funny but still early in my review

love the look, color, weight and length of the shorts but the inside underwear liner tends to rub in the wrong places. The way the stitching of the liner is designed, there is a small knot that rubs which over long miles, I am afraid might rub a blister. This would be the only thing I would change.

Response from Patagonia
March 30, 2022

Hi Michael, that sounds really uncomfortable, and we'd be happy to help out with a [warranty return or exchange]( We'll reach out you just in case you need further assistance.

March 20, 2022


Good fit and comfortable

March 17, 2022

Liner is pretty tight

These are great looking shorts dont get me wrong. Everything about them is okay but that liner man is super tight. Im a waist 28-30 but the liner hugs me so much its really nice uncomfortable. I dont wear these much because of this issue. Gentlemen with junk in the trunk and hood, I would avoid these. Otherwise if youre a very slim runner f... Read Moreigure they would fit you nicely but if your a little thick I dont think so

March 4, 2022

Awesome workout shorts

Best workout shorts for running or the gym I have ever had. Only grips: the zippered pocket in back is uncomfortable when laying on my back stretching, and ideally a charcoal or true gray color would work better to pair with the soccer jerseys I like to work out in. The elastic pockets are just enough to carry keys and my cell phone without being a... Read Morennoying like traditional pockets in workout shorts, fantastic.

Response from Patagonia
March 14, 2022

We appreciate your feedback, Robert! You might prefer the lack of a zipper on the [Men's Strider Shorts](, but do note that the liner is a boxer brief on those.

March 4, 2022

New Favorite Work Out Shorts

I see several "too small" reviews, for what it's worth I'm 5'10" 150lbs 32ish waist and for me the medium fit is absolutely perfect. Everybody is different I guess, to each their own. These feel great and look cool, lightweight and full featured, love 'em, want more.

February 21, 2022

Runs small

I recently purchased a second pair of Strider Pro 7" shorts and am pretty disappointed at how small they are compared to my other pair from about 3 years ago. I kept them thinking they may stretch out, but no such luck. I rarely wear them because the fit is so uncomfortable. Not only is the out shell smaller but the liner is very tight. I am a... Read More 31-32 waist and have never had to order any size other than a medium. Having said that, I love my older pair and hope the sizing issue is corrected in the newer models.

Response from Patagonia
February 28, 2022

Hi Terry! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the trouble you experienced with the fit of the shorts. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design crew. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

February 9, 2022

Runs smaller then previous versions.

Had to exchange for a size small. The XS was very tight in the thighs and butt. Previous versions had more room to spare. Other then that these always perform great and last thousands of miles.

December 18, 2021

High quality

The shorts and t-shirt were a gift for my son. He loves the high quality of your products. Thank you so much for your environmental work!

December 5, 2021

Liner way too tight, ruins otherwise great shorts

I'm 6'1 and 150-155 lbs, wear a medium in everything, 32-33" waist pants, etc. I run 5-6 days a week and have used the previous Strider Pro 7" short with the boxer liner in 2 100 mile mountain races. Like many others I was bummed that they were discontinued as the boxer liner was near perfect for both support and elimination of ... Read Morechafing issues during long runs, and the pockets are amazing. I have the 9 trails shorts in M as well and they fit perfectly. After holding out for quite a while, I decided to give these a try, thinking they would at least be good for shorter runs and warmer temperatures. They are light and airy, well made, but the brief liner is way too tight, very uncomfortable. I thought it might stretch out a bit so I've used them 6-8 times, wash in cold water and always hang them to dry etc but no luck. The short itself also seems cut a bit tighter than the 9 Trails shorts. I'm now wondering if I should return them for a large or just wait to see if the fit issues are fixed in next year's model. I've never needed to wear a large in any running shorts from any brand, and never had a pair of shorts with such a tight brief-style liner before. Otherwise these are ideal running shorts with great pockets, a nice light and airy fabric, good length, comfortable waistband with the tie on the outside (which is brilliant, not sure why all running shorts aren't made that way). Fix the liner, and bring back an option for the boxer liner, and these would be the perfect running shorts.

Response from Patagonia
December 8, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed feedback on our Strider Pro shorts, Allen! We're very sorry they've been a disappointment and we recommend that you reach out to our team to return these under our [Ironclad Guarantee]( We'll be happy to help!

July 12, 2021

Trail running perfection

These shorts are awesome for all mountain pursuits. If you are short like me then consider the 5" inseams instead of the 7" I have always fantisized the freedom of running naked--these are the next best thing to that. (and far more socially acceptable) They are light and free and really protect and prevent chaffing on long hot runs. My on... Read Morely suggestion is to make one of the pockets a little larger to fit a phone or inreach.

June 20, 2021


Runs small. Im 165 pounds and 6 and these are tight tho you claim my size. Uncomfortably wide band on top. This is a trend in a lot of shorts. Bad trend. I dont want reminders Im wearing shorts. I want them to feel like nothing. Not a fan of the pockets. Tricky to use when running. You have to stop. Not good product.

May 5, 2021

The best

These are the best running shorts. The 7" is just the right length for me. It has lots of pockets to hold things. The pocket at the back fits my phone perfectly. Best of all, these shorts lasts forever. My first pair which I am still using is 10 years old. Way to good Patagonia!

May 5, 2021

exercise short

well designed zippered back pocket, holds my car key with no bouncing. I like the quiet and soft fabric feel, and the shorts sit just above the knee where I prefer.

May 3, 2021

Very comfortable and light weight

Shorts fit great, and I like the brief liner plus the light weight of the material for running in the heat. The various pockets are nice and my iPhone 11 Pro fits in the zippered back pocket just fine. Only minor "con" is that the material of the shorts is so lightweight that the phone bounces around quite a lot when running if stored in ... Read Morethat pocket. Would buy another pair.

April 28, 2021

Great Shorts

I second what many others have said. These are great shorts, comfortable with many usable pockets. I have an iphone 11 in a case and it just barely fits in the rear pocket. My only preference is that they have a boxer brief liner as opposed to the current liner. Many reviewers have stated the same thing. But, I bought them knowing this and they are... Read More still great.

April 18, 2021

Test of Time Fail

Very nice shorts, but failed the test of time. I used these for 15+ mile runs and the inner seam has failed. Same issue on the 5in. Disappointed after paying "top dollar", and also my other brand shorts do not have this issue. I've ran apron 100 miles before the tearing began.

Response from Patagonia
April 19, 2021

We're so sorry to hear that these haven't lasted long for you! Please feel free to send them in for a warranty evaluation so we can help you either get another item or a refund. To get started, click [here](

April 16, 2021

Great Running Shorts

Been on a couple runs with these and I love them! Fit great and super comfy. Im in between sizes but Im happy with going with a large instead of a medium.

April 16, 2021

liner too tight, phone pocket bounces

I really wanted to like these shorts. I wear a size M in the 9 Trails shorts and I run in those every week, so I bought a size M in these shorts. The fit was really tight on the brief liner, and led to chafing on my first 8 mile test run. Also, the phone pocket seems like a nice location, but since it sits right against the band, it tends to pull t... Read Morehe waistband down in the back (normal iPhone 8). I really like these shorts when I first put them on, but they didn't pass the run test for me. Going to stick with the 9 Trails for my go-to trail running short. Having my phone in the front pocket, zipped up, doesn't bother me nearly as much.

April 7, 2021

Great Running Shorts

Great Shorts. They are light as a feather and smooth as silk on the skin. So comfy I wear them lounging with the tots. The rear zipper pocket allows for a typically sized wallet or a package of cliff bars. The waist pouches I prefer to pockets. I can easily stash a granola bar or similar there. I dont recommend putting anything in those waist pouch... Read Morees that you cherish. A lighter repeatedly wiggles its way out during tossing and turning while sleeping. That lighter ends up in the sleep sack 6/10 times...( while running or hiking your stuff will stay put 10/10 ) Easy to wash and dry fast.

April 5, 2021

thin fabric

patagonia always has quality items. however, these shorts seem to be of very thin fabric. i realize fabrics that dry quickly should not be heavy but to pay the cost for these shorts was ridiculous. i will not recommend them to anyone because of the cost. other shorts are available for 1/2 the cost and the same quality.

Response from Patagonia
April 6, 2021

Hi Carol, we're very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the quality of the fabric on the Men's Strider Pro Running Shorts. Please feel free to begin a return or exchange. You can begin either process here,

April 4, 2021

Like wearing nothing

Light as can be but extremely supportive. Love them so much I bout two more.

March 30, 2021

The fit and feel is PERFECTION

These are my first pair of Patagonia running shorts, I don't run, but use them for working out and walking my dog. They are without a doubt the most perfect fitting short I've ever worn, plus the color is sick! I wear them to the gym and because they are so soft and fit so well, I end up wearing them all day. But the COLOR!!! Worth every ... Read Morepenny, thanks Patagonia!

March 25, 2021

Please bring back old liner

As described in other reviews, the new brief liner is way too small. Both in depth and around the legs. Going to cut them out. Pockets do not have as much stretch as previous version either. The old model were the best running shorts Ive ever worn...weird to change them so drastically.

Response from Patagonia
March 26, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on our Strider Pro Running Shorts. We've taken note of your thoughts and have passed the word along to the appropriate teams. Reviews are one way that we work towards design refinement. If you'd like to see if you can snag an older version of these shorts, feel free to check out our [Worn Wear]( website where we sell lightly used gear from past seasons. We're always adding to inventory and you might have some luck!

February 4, 2021

Awesome pockets

I own two pairs and have been running in them for over a year. Pros: True to size, good sized slit up the side, very light and breathable and the pockets are incredible. You dont notice them when youre not using them, they can fit gels/keys/bars/tennis balls/ Houdini jacket and even my phone in the back one. Even managed to stuff a beer in each s... Read Moreide pocket when going on a float. I hardly need a vest on longer runs when I wear these. Cons: the liner is a bit too small and taught. When it gets warm out it has trouble keeping everything contained. I dont have too much of a problem with them, but they do chaff on longer runs in the cold. The material of the short is not durable at all. Ive taken a few tumbles down a mountain in them and each time have walked away with new holes in them. The slit up the side got torn up the stitching and is barely hanging in there with one of the pairs. Not a mark against them, but these shorts are not to be biked in, I tried it once and it was a lot of chaffing and wedgie picking. Bottomline: Ill wear these shorts until wearing them boarders on indecent exposure. Theyre comfortable, adaptable, and covered in memories.

January 20, 2021

Best shorts I have ever owned

These are the best running and hiking shorts I have ever owned. I am a minimalist runner/trail runner and these are perfect. They dry quickly, are light/breathable, and hold up. I have gone through many other companies shorts and these stand the test of time. I only wish they weren't so pricey so I could buy more. If you can buy them, I would ... Read Moredefinitely recommend them.

November 19, 2020

Please make more mediums

I'm a medium but they only had small. No medium in any color. I took a chance and was hopefully the small would fit. Unfortunately they don't. I have a pair of endless run and the are great. The pocket configuration on the strider pro is ideal and I really want a pair of mediums. PLEASE make more!!!!

November 1, 2020

Excellent run/tennis/casual short

Fantastic running short that also is great for tennis (those pockets!) and general weekend laziness. Quality and fit are excellent.

September 17, 2020

Not quite perfect

Pretty good, but not quite perfect for me. 3.5 stars really. Some really redeeming features - The material is ultra lightweight, durable and sheds water well which comes in handy when you get caught in a soaker or more often in my case, you are a soaker. Material is the perfect material for very hot weather - you feel cool as the breeze. I thought ... Read Morethe pockets would be a problem for me and they're a bit weird for general use (holding a cell phone is not ideal), but they're so good for running that I can forgive that since that's their design intent/purpose. Let's be real... pockets are a must in shorts, so I won't even consider the other non-pro options for these. There are two issues with these shorts that I can live with but are really less than ideal for me. 1. - the liner is too tight. The liner material is awesome - super breathable and exactly what you want generally for hot weather but the liner cut is just too tight without enough material give in all the right places. 2. - this may be only an issue with the longer 7" shorts, but for me, the legs bind. I find myself constantly having to reach down and pull a wad of fabric from my crotch as the longer legs work around my upper thighs. The combo of these two things results in some chafing in sensitive areas that I don't typically experience in other shorts. I am not a typical wispy runner so maybe not typical but for me these things will limit their use.

August 7, 2020

worst change ever

Why would you change the liner? I can't echo the rest of these reviews enough.. Perfect shorts, ruined.. Why not offer two options?

Response from Patagonia
September 1, 2020

We appreciate your feedback on the new iteration of these shorts. Please reach out if you'd like any assistance to return them. You might like the boxer brief liner of our [Strider Shorts](

August 5, 2020

Great but

Great pants, but the liner is a little too taught and small

Response from Patagonia
September 1, 2020

Please let us know if you'd like assistance to [return]( these shorts if the fit isn't working for you. Thanks Emilio!

July 29, 2020

Super comfortable

I've had these shorts for a couple of months now, and wear them several days per week. I use them to run and work out in the gym, and the stretchy material is perfect. Very comfortable. Useful pockets on sides and rear waist band - works well for keys/identification. I found the overall fit to be slightly on the small side - I'm 6'00... Read More", 195 lbs with a 32 or 33 inch waist, and I have very little extra room in the waist. Very happy with this purchase.

July 13, 2020

love 'em

Great Shorts - super light, don't chafe, cool little pockets

July 13, 2020

Perfection just out of reach

As someone who likes gear that just works and doesn't call attention to itself, the 7in Strider Pros absolutely fit the bill- or they would if the liner sat 1in lower on my small but (according to my wife) cute cheeks. As it stands I find myself pushing the waistband below its natural position to keep the liner hem from creeping across my bum.... Read More Which is a bummer.

July 13, 2020


I have bought baggies in the past. These short are amazing. They are thoughtfully crafted with a premium fabric. The fit is kinda small but the XL definitely works for me.

July 10, 2020

love 'em

Great Shorts - super light, don't chafe, cool little pockets

July 10, 2020

The BEST Running Shorts

Pockets for all of your needs, on L/R side, and zippered pocket in the rear. The cuts on the side give ample room for running, stretching, and yoga sessions. I am SUPER excited that these do not have boxer briefs! Yessss. Thank you. The lining in these are a little snug for me, but they are still better than extra material that traps heat, like b... Read Moreoxer briefs. These are very breathable, look AWESOME, and they highly motivate me to get a workout in. I liked them so much that I got every color. Who knows when this same quality will be around again! HIGHLY recommended.

July 9, 2020


I have bought baggies in the past. These short are amazing. They are thoughtfully crafted with a premium fabric. The fit is kinda small but the XL definitely works for me.

June 22, 2020

Best Running Shorts

These are the best running shorts Ive ever worn. The side and rear pockets are great for keys, cards, cash.

June 21, 2020

great pockets, light weight

These are great shorts for running when you're carrying anything (really), which is all the time. My older shorts were always cumbersome with side pockets and stuff swaying back and forth. All these pockets are functional and hold everything I need. Might be a little loose, but once washed, they fit perfectly

June 20, 2020

Why improve on perfection - I miss the boxer brief liners

I have owned several pairs of these amazing trail running short and was so disappointed to find out that Patagonia no longer makes the short with the boxer brief liners. Still love everything else about the shorts, 7" length, number and access to pockets, quick drying, yet rugged material. As an ultra endurance runner, hiker, mountain biker no... Read Morething ends your epic outing faster than chaffing and the previous version with the boxer briefs never allowed chaffing of my inner thighs to happen no matter how many hours or miles endured. I still bought 2 pairs of the new bikini brief liner version given all the other advantages of this short but only trust them on shorter runs and workouts. Please bring back the boxer brief liners, pretty please.

June 19, 2020

Phone pocket a little small.

These shorts great. I would give them five stars except the phone zipper pocket in the back is a tiny bit small. Especially if I plug in my headphones while running. Other than that they are great!

June 19, 2020

Best run shorts I own

Now have 4 pair. Tried ASIC, Nike, Brooks. These are by far the best run shorts I have. Fantastic in all aspects.

June 17, 2020


While not as good as the 5'', I do love these shorts. They're great

June 17, 2020

great pockets, light weight

These are great shorts for running when you're carrying anything (really), which is all the time. My older shorts were always cumbersome with side pockets and stuff swaying back and forth. All these pockets are functional and hold everything I need. Might be a little loose, but once washed, they fit perfectly

June 17, 2020

That rear pocket!!

The other pockets are great, too, but the zip-pocket on the rear waste band is the perfect design feature. It holds my phone (with case) so comfortably that I often forget the phone is there until after I'm seated in my car driving away from the trail head. Thanks again for great design!!

June 17, 2020

These shorts are phenomenal!

I run 50-60 miles per week and these are now my favorite shorts. I love them!

June 17, 2020

Great running short!

When I first bought this short, I was not a fan but mainly because of the tight feeling. After wearing them for a week, i realized that it was the netting inside so I cut it out. Now it's one of the best shorts that I have ever run in especially for long distance. It keeps cool, wicks moisture, stretchy and just a good short. I will say a few ... Read Morecons are that they were smaller than anticipated but that's my fault for not doing the research. The netting was uncomfortable, so if you dont like netting then cut it out. One last thing is that my phone (samsung galaxy) doesnt really fit in the back pocket but that's why I had a fanny pack and this short isn't meant to hold a phone. It will hold an ID, credit card and your house key with the loop. I wear a fanny pack, so this doesn't bother me. Other than that, it's a great short, very comfortable and durable material.

June 17, 2020

Wishing the pockets were big enough for a cell phone.

Wish the pockets were big enough for a cell phone

June 15, 2020

Great running shorts

The shorts are as advertised. Im 511, 190, and got the L size. The shorts fit well, are light weight, and are breathable. The side pockets are a little funky but good for keys.

June 9, 2020

Great shorts for active lifestyles

I originally purchased the Men's Strider shorts (7") in size small. I'm 5' 9", 165lbs and have athletic thighs from regular crossfit exercise. The smalls were tight in the thigh as well as the waist. Exchanged the smalls for mediums which are a much better fit and the shorts are durable enough to handle rigorous workouts bu... Read Moret comfortable enough to wear lounging around the house. Highly recommend them if you're looking for a comfortable pair of workout shorts that can withstand a beating.

June 9, 2020

shorts grow on you

when i bought these shorts, i initially found the brief liner to be a uncomfortable. however, now the liner doesn't bother me at all. i think it just takes a bit getting used to, especially if you are used to running in shorts with a boxer brief liner. or maybe there's a break-in period. regardless, i now love the shorts. the brief liner ... Read Moremakes them much cooler than those with a boxer brief liner, not to mention lighter. i wish these shorts were available with both liner options. regardless, i think this running piece is spot on. it is light, comfortable, and the pockets are in just the right places.

May 31, 2020

Better than the Non-Pro Striders

I bought these at the same time as the regular Striders to do a side-by-side comparison before buying more. I can't stand workout shorts with hip pockets, and Patagonia is one of the few companies still making shorts without them. They're more pricey than the regular Striders because of the additional waistline pocketing that seems to be ... Read Morefor gel packs and such. If I were a pro runner I'd probably like that feature, but truly I wish this short just came exactly as is minus the hip/waist gel pack pockets. If YOU'RE a pro runner or run enough to use gel packs then these are perfect for you. Very comfy and lightweight, and have swayed me enough that I'm willing to spend the money for a couple more pairs.

May 28, 2020

Great Running Shorts

I am generally a 33/34 waist (180 lbs) and initially tried the M in this short. My son is now wearing those. They were close, but the Large is a better fit. One problem with the M was when I put my phone in the back pocket it felt really tight and obtrusive. Large is better in that regard, although I have mostly used on runs where I am wearing a ve... Read Morest, so I have not used back pocket for my phone. Length is great. I like the brief style liner. It has been comfy and chafe free on 2+ hour runs.

May 25, 2020

Nice Details

I've had the Strider Pro 7" shorts for a couple of weeks now, and am very happy with them. The pockets are well placed and functional, especially the envelope closure on the side pockets. The leg slits provide plenty of mobility. I found them to run a shade on the small size. I'm a fairly slim 6'00" /195, and originally ord... Read Moreered size medium, which was way too small. Size Large ended up being right, but with not much extra room. Quality seems up to par, so far.

May 21, 2020

Nice Details

I've had the Strider Pro 7" shorts for a couple of weeks now, and am very happy with them. The pockets are well placed and functional, especially the envelope closure on the side pockets. The leg slits provide plenty of mobility. I found them to run a shade on the small size. I'm a fairly slim 6'00" /195, and originally ord... Read Moreered size medium, which was way too small. Size Large ended up being right, but with not much extra room. Quality seems up to par, so far.

May 13, 2020

Go to short for 2 - 20 + miles

Bought these on a whim and have become my favorite go to short. These shorts are super light, breathable, supportive and comfortable with lots of storage. Many reviews note the liner being tight which was also my first thought when trying them on. After over a year of consistant use in a variety of conditions from cool, windy days to hot and humid... Read More they always impress me. The liner is supportive and quickly is forgotten about once in use and I have never had any issues with chaffing. The material makes it feel like you have nothing on with total freedom of movement. Patagonia nailed it again.

May 9, 2020

Go up one size and these shorts are fantastic

Like many others that have reviewed these shorts I have been a big fan of the Strider pros with the boxer brief liner from past seasons. I originally purchased the new shorts in my traditional patagonia size (sm) and noticed that the shorts run a size smaller than previous seasons. After chatting to a Patagonia rep and ordering the Mediums I am a h... Read Moreuge fan. Now that I have the correct size I actually like the new liner better than the boxer brief liner and the shorts are more lightweight and packable than previous seasons. I like the new elastic waist band and draw string better than previous seasons as well. Im finding myself wearing these as my daily short and am already thinking of purchasing another pair. Size up and enjoy!

May 4, 2020

Why do we have to choose

Patagonia, reading the reviews here, it seems like the debate between brief liners and boxer liners is endless. Some like one type, some like the other. Personally, I have 5 pairs of the older ones with boxer-briefs that I love. I appreciate the boxer-brief because it guarantees no chafing which had always been a problem for me before. Now, I can e... Read Moreither buy with the liner that is uncomfortable, or I can buy shorts without the pocket combination I love but that won't chafe. It looks like there are plenty of other runners who don't like the boxers - fair enough. PLEASE - make both available! Let everyone choose the liner type that works for them and please ALL your customers. Same pockets, same fit & length, two options on liner. Please.

April 25, 2020

Addressing Liner concerns

I was nervous buying these as a lot of reviews were complaining about the change in liner design from the boxer breifs to the mesh net. So I order these and the non pro version that still has the boxer brief liner, and am glad the design changed. I wear the pros way more than the regulars with the long boxer briefs as the liner. I've always ha... Read Moreve run in shorts with mesh liners and have never been a huge fan of running in briefs; they have more material to absorb sweat, are warmer and I feel like they don't provide as much support. Especially when you run in them for a few days without washing or on long run days, the brief liner tends to stretch and sag. Either way, both are great shorts to run in but I much prefer mesh liners and felt like there needed to be more reviews supporting the design change. If I'd known, I would have just bought two strider pros instead.

April 13, 2020

Great shorts

I like the brief liner. If you want a boxer liner there are other options. The shorts have a trim fit which I love, not a lot of extra fabric flopping around. No chaffing or rubbing at all. These are easily my favorite running shorts. 6 foot, 33 inch waist, size medium fits fine.

April 10, 2020

Love the Liner

I have to say I am a fan of the new brief liner. I have never liked running in the "biker short" type of liner. The Nine Trails Shorts offer the boxer brief for those that like it. Thanks!

March 15, 2020

Had to cut out the briefs

Brief liner was super tight and uncomfortable. Actually cut them out and rarely wear these shorts. The "non-pro" strider shorts boxer-brief liner is so much better; those are my go to running shorts- they just don't have the pockets that the "pro" has.

March 6, 2020

One star for brief liner, 100 stars for old boxer brief liner

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEAAAAASSE bring back the old brief liner! These were the absolute best shorts. I have never found a liner that fit so well and did not ride up. Please bring the old liner back.

February 25, 2020

Love these shorts!

I originally ordered these for running (which I use them for) and they are great for hiking, water sports, and lounging. They are light and quick drying. I will definitely be getting additional pairs.

February 12, 2020

Briefs - YES

No boxer brief, please. Bike short liners in a running product are fad, heavy and grabby. Your developers/testers have made the right choice. This is a runners short.

February 4, 2020

Liner briefs are uncomfortable

i love just about everything about these shorts except the liners. the liners are briefs and the edges of them chaff between your leg and crotch, making running pretty uncomfortable. this could be resolved with boxer brief liners like they used to have. patagonia makes superb products and i'm sure they'll fix this issue soon.

February 3, 2020

Disappointed in the liner change :/

My pair from 2017 with full boxer brief liner is easy in my top 3 for outdoor pieces. I’ve run a handful of races and countless miles on the road and trail. I’ve loved the pockets, the fit and functionality, and the liner which was comfortable and prevented chaffing. I would wear these shorts forever and would like to order more pairs, but sadly P... Read Moreatagonia has moved to a more minimal liner that will probably not get the job done for me for longer runs, but maybe for skinnier dudes! Would love to see y’all bring the original liners back! Love Patagonia but disappointed in this design change.

January 31, 2020

Bring back the boxer liner please please please!

Like so many of the other reviewers have stated, I would to see a return to the boxer liner on the Strider Pros. The boxer liner is by far superior to the brief liner—so much more comfortable and less chafing. I have worn dozens of other running shorts in my lifetime but none as comfortable as the strider pros with boxer liners. Please bring them b... Read Moreack! So many of us miss them.

December 27, 2019

Why did we change a good thing?

I Loved these shorts. I even hiked the whole John Muir Trail in them but now there is no liner!! So much more versatile if the liner stays in the shorts. Was ready to get 4-5 pairs so I never had to use another brand of shorts but now I need to shop around.

Response from Patagonia
January 21, 2020

Hi Bryan, thanks for taking the time to share this feedback with us! We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the changes we've made. Our designs are constantly being revised, and customer's feedback is one of the contributing factors to these changes. We'll pass this feedback along to our design crew!

November 27, 2019


Very lightweight running shorts.

November 25, 2019

As Advertised

Light, quick drying, breathable, and comfortable. Another solid product from Patagonia. Fit does run narrower through the legs.

November 25, 2019

Great shorts

These shorts are super light ... and have pockets.

November 21, 2019

light but tough

These shorts have done a great job threading the needle between being constructed minimally with lightweight materials on one hand, while also being well constructed and robust on the other. They held up great through a long day of schwacking through a poorly navigated trail "run" through autumn scrub oak. I know lots of folks were not ... Read Morepleased with this version's underwear brief, but count me as a fan. I understand the personal preference, and I prefer a little less fabric in that area.

November 20, 2019

Great for long runs

Love this shorts for long runs. Ample storage for gels. Easy to take out and put the wrappers in the gel pockets.

November 20, 2019

Where's the boxer?

I absolutely love the last version of the Strider - own 2 pair and wear them religiously. Made a one-click purchase on 2 more of these when they went on sale. Didn't realize until they arrived that the boxer liner is no more - swapped for a brief. So incredibly disappointed. The Strider is so functional I thought they would be the only style o... Read Moref short I'd ever buy again. Sending these back. Patagonia, please let me know when the boxer returns.

Response from Patagonia
December 7, 2019

Hey Nicholas! We're sorry to hear you're disappointed with the liner this season. Our designs are constantly being revised, and customer's feedback is one of the contributing factors to these changes. We hope that we won't disappoint you in the future. Don't hesitate to [return]( them if you haven't already. Thanks for your review!

November 12, 2019

Good stuff!

The Strider pro shorts are what running shorts should be-simple, practical, comfortable. The rear zipper pocket accommodates my IPhone 10s (barely); they also have two stash pockets that work great for gels, keys, etc. Consistent fit seems to be a problem for Patagonia; these seem to run a little on the small side; I usually wear small to medium an... Read Mored these mediums fit me just right. Stitching and construction seem to be top quality-overall great shorts!

November 10, 2019

“Our most technical running shorts”

My favorite shorts. The material, the pockets, and yes, the liner work well for me. A classic lightweight design that simply works. Agree with other comments: It’s somewhat baffling that reviewers would read the product’s description, purchase the product, and then poo poo the liner knowing it’s not what they want. The ad clearly states that this i... Read Mores Patagonia’s most technical running shorts. Hence, they shouldn’t have a long heavy non-technical liner. The company also offers a similar less technical pair of shorts with a longer/boxer style liner. Clearly we don’t need to be ‘pro’s’ to use/buy these shorts; however, perhaps we should at least be able to understand and appreciate the how’s & why’s of the ‘pro’ technical features before requesting less technical features in the most technical pair of shorts... IDK.

November 7, 2019

Ruined by new liner

The older version of these were by far my favorite running shorts of all time. The boxer liner was extremely comfortable with no chafing, the pockets were just right, and they were durable. The change to brief liners completely ruined these shorts for me. I wish I could still find some of the old stock.

Response from Patagonia
November 26, 2019

Hi Chris, we're sorry that you're unhappy with the changes to the brief inside of the Men's Strider Pro Shorts. We do have a pair of Men's Strider Running Shorts that still feature the boxer brief, The Strider Running Shorts also have DWR (durable water repellent) finish and are quick drying as well.

November 5, 2019

Well fitting and very comfortable.

Well fitting and very comfortable.

October 12, 2019

Great shorts

I love the shorts, fifth pair since 2012, I have been using them for longer runs and races, all because the inner lining was something I preferred to have, to avoid chafing without having to use any extra products. I understand the description says "liner brief", so it is not like the company is trying to deceive anyone, but I liked the p... Read Morerevious iteration of this model better. Yes, the name says "pro," but if you only expect "pros" who are running to break records (like a reviewers states), then you are not going to be selling many shorts (I am going to assume most consumers are not "pros"). Patagonia has been selling this short for a while and this is a great product, it would be nice to have the option to have a longer lining for those, like myself, who prefer it. Just a thought. Four stars for not having the option to have longer lining (or providing a clear warning for people who assume they will be very similar to the previous iteration of this product). I still love running with this version of the shorts. Sincere question: was the design change was made based on customer feedback? Just curious.

Response from Patagonia
October 25, 2019

Thank you so much for providing that feedback about the new liner. Our design team takes a number of things into account when redesigning a product from customer feedback to suggestions from our ambassadors. Nevertheless, feedback like this is so important to our team! If you're not satisfied please feel free to [return](

September 22, 2019

Super light. Needs a larger pocket

I like these shorts. Just wish it had a larger zipper pocket for a large screen phone.

September 22, 2019

My new go-to running shorts.

My new go-to running shorts. I’ve never owned the previous version, which many seemed disappointed by the change. For me they’re perfect. This is the third pair i’ve purchased this year.

September 15, 2019

Great Shorts

Bought them because they finally did not have a boxer liner. Love the brief liner and overall a great short! Used to use the 5” short but love the longer version.

September 8, 2019

Great Shorts

Bought these to wear in my 100 miler in a month. I have worn on a few training runs and so far and have been very happy with them. Loving the pockets which are deep enough for me to put my keys and nutrition in. The back pocket is big enough for me to fit my iPhone X in. Still having to use body glide to prohibit chaffing around the bend of my leg ... Read Morewhich is the only drawback.

August 31, 2019

Great all around shorts

Good fit. Very lightweight. Excellent organization and comfortable

August 18, 2019

Strider Pro Shorts 7”

I was disappointed because I expected the shorts to have a 3/4 leg liner not a brief.

Response from Patagonia
August 30, 2019

We are sorry to hear about the disappointment and appreciate the suggestion in regard to the liner length. Please let us know if you are interested in [returning]( and we are happy to [help](

August 17, 2019

Patagonia ruined these shorts

These shorts had a cult following. They were the best running shorts ever made. Pockets in the right places, and a spandex liner that hugged just the right amount and wasn't even noticeable when you were running. And then they decided hey, instead of the boxer-brief style liner, let's change it to a panty style liner with thick seams. ... Read MoreIt's such a bummer. I now find myself tracking down old stock before they all vanish.

Response from Patagonia
August 29, 2019

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding the new liner. Please feel free to [return]( the shorts have to us and let us know if you have any questions!

August 15, 2019


Almost didn't purchase based on some reviews...would've been a HUGE mistake! Above and beyond what my older PatRunningShorts were/are. Money well spent.

August 15, 2019

Not the typical review

Inspired by Courtney Deuwalter, I decided to try men’s running shorts as I don’t like how short women’s are! And these are perfect! The length is great, the liner is comfy, the pockets are well designed. I love the bright blue (just a little different than the older ones my husband has that have the brief liner). They are cool and dry quickly. Ladi... Read Morees, here are the specs if you’re looking for fit: 5’9” 138lbs and the small is perfect. Thanks Patagonia for another great, functional piece of clothing!

August 15, 2019


These shorts are great! There is a pocket for everything. the larger stretch pockets will hold a cell phone for low impact pursuits.

August 15, 2019

Standard layer

Great cozy piece is staple of any warm system

August 14, 2019

No more boxer brief liner = fail

These previous versions of the 7” Strider Pro were a perfect combination of fit and function. Now that the boxer brief liner has been changed to a brief style, Patagonia has killed a go to trail running and exercise short. The nine trails shorts are no comparison and not a replacement for the strider pro. Sorry Patagonia but you failed on this desi... Read Moregn change.

August 12, 2019

A Solid short but the liner is going to be removed

The Strider pro 7 shorts are solid. I like them. I love the external waist drawstring. Shorts with a drawstring on the inside leave a mark and become uncomfortable after hours on the trail. The rear zipper pocket is also exactly what I need. The two side pockets have a great semi closure and comfortably hold a couple of gels each. I would prefer th... Read Moreese pockets to be couple inches farther back as I sometimes nick a full pocket with my hand on the trail descending or on technical terrain while flailing my hands about searching for balance. While the outer layer of the short fits great, the short’s built in liner is too tight and the liner’s roundish hem stitching might be more comfortable if is was flat. No worries though. I’ll cut out the liner as I have in ever other pair of running shorts I own. I prefer to wear ExOfficio give and go boxer briefs rather than the liner.

July 25, 2019

Well designed, comfortable running shorts

I found these to be my favorite among all the running shorts I own. They are comfortable and supportive. I especially love the zippered pocket in the back for stashing my phone.

July 9, 2019


These are easily my favorite running shorts. The older version was nice; however, for aesthetics, my preference is the squared look on this version. The fabric is light and airy. The pocket configuration is intuitive and works well. The brief liner works well for me, no issues - even during ultras. The boxer liner in the regular Striders is fine fo... Read Morer shorter casual runs but they’re not my first choice and definitely not for faster, or longer, more competitive runs (in other words, race day). This may be too direct; however, some of the reviews are mildly baffling. The name includes ‘pro’ and the description clearly states they’re constructed with a brief liner. There aren’t very many ‘pros’ breaking the winner’s tape at Boston, Comrades, or the WSER sportin’ boxers (Some? Sure. The fastest? Rarely.). Just sayin. It’s kind of like buying a pair of race skis and then complaining they’re too light and stiff. Or purchasing a pro race bike and then reviewing it from the perspective of a daily commute...stating it’s ride characteristics are not compliant enough for casual rides. Patagonia, for their part, told us exactly what/who this short was intended for and how it was constructed.

July 2, 2019

Great Shorts; Shape of Shorts Has Changed

Summary: These are great running shorts that wear and run very well on my current 5-15 mile runs. Compared to previous versions of Patagonia running shorts, they are only "okay", but compared to other companies running shorts, they are still great. Usually I run long runs too, but haven't tested these on any yet - however, I expect t... Read Morehem to feel and perform similar to my older Strider Pro shorts. The pocket system is still amazing... you can carry so much without bouncing or awkwardness (just cinch waist appropriately based on added weight). Unfortunately, I really dislike the new cut/shape of these compared to the more traditional cut of the old Strider Pro and Strider regular shorts, which were less boxy and had a curve along the side instead of this new slit. If I had known that Patagonia changed the cut of these, I probably would have bought the shorter 5" version... but this is silly aesthetic stuff that doesn't actually affect the performance of the short. My wife does think they look silly for a running short, because they just look like bigger, looser "normal" shorts and not running shorts. Pros: Lightweight, strong, fast-drying fabric. Moves and fits well. Amazing pocket system continues in this short, with slight improvements. Brief-style liner works for me about 85% of the time, but I have never tried the boxer-style liner found in the current Strider short (not the Pro version). Cons: Design has changed to a boxier looser cut, and I liked the previous cut much, much better. Sometimes the brief liner just bunches and shifts around causing discomfort and restrictions. Not sure about these, but in the past other very similar Patagonia brief liners have chafed me on ultra-runs. Otherwise, no cons I have found yet. (Just a side note, I've been struggling with many Patagonia items over the last couple years while I used to like almost everything I got from Patagonia... but I will say that this is a good short and the Airshed Pullover is one of the most awesome layers I have ever owned from Patagonia or any company.)

July 1, 2019

You ruined a great short

I have two pairs of the previous years design Strider Pro 7" short. They are fantastic. Now you have gone and added a useless and movement restricting short-inside-of-a-short liner, instead of keeping the previous brief liner. Terrible!

Response from Patagonia
July 2, 2019

Hello Mark. Thank you for your feedback on this new design, we're sorry to hear they aren't working for you. Please know, your purchase is always guaranteed and we're happy to process an exchange or return at anytime. We'll reach out privately!

June 24, 2019


Fabric is light, breathable, comfortable. Liner - not so, tight, from thick fabric. But for short runs is ok. Maybe better one size up. Pockets is ok. In new version please make more relaxed liner briefs or boxers from more elastic and breathable fabric.

June 19, 2019

Best Running Shorts I've used in 30 years of Running

I've run numerous road and trail marathons and have used shorts from every manufacturer you can think of and these are the best shorts I've ever run in. I am 5 - 11 and 175 lbs and the Large fit me perfectly -- I like them a little loose. The brief fits me very well and I love the stretchy but "not too loose" pockets. I can easi... Read Morely fit my iPhoneX in one of the side pockets and it rides very stable. The shorts are super lightweight and the fabric is soft and comfortable. I'll be buying another pair this summer.

June 15, 2019

Bring back option for boxer brief liner

I have two pairs with the boxer brief liner and they are hands down the best trail running shorts. I have one pair with the new brief style liner and while the rest of the shirt is top notch, the liner is not optimal. Would be great to either go back to the liner or provide both options.

May 30, 2019

Terrible Redesign

Patagonia's designers plainly don't run. If they did, they wouldn't have replaced the previous excellent boxer brief liner with a poor-fitting brief in this year's model. It's tight in the package, bunches up elsewhere, and (worst of all) it chafes something awful. Like, bad enough to throw away. The rest of the shorts ar... Read Moree fantastic but they're simply unusable as running shorts, so...?

May 28, 2019

Missing the 2018 version!

The 2019 version with the 'crepe' liner is nowhere near what the 2018 boxer brief liner was. The same can be said for the pockets - the material in 2018 seemed to be more of a stretchy material. I love Patagonia and all they do, but these shorts were a huge miss.

Response from Patagonia
June 12, 2019

Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the shorts. As always you are welcome to [return]( the shorts for a full refund at any point.

May 20, 2019


I've bought the Strider Pro for years. I do a lot of long runs, and this short provided lots of pockets for gels and other items, plus it had a liner that matched the entire length of the outer short. The liner virtually eliminated chaffing, even in really hot weather, it was perfect! The 2019 edition eliminated the full liner, and substituted... Read More a very short version that actually encourages chaffing. Not sure why Patagonia eliminated the original liner on this long-distance running short

May 15, 2019

Please bring back the boxer brief liner!

I've owned the past couple of versions of this short and have loved them. Absolutely my go to for ultras. I ordered this year's model without reading the description only to find that the liner is now a brief vs. boxer brief. The one-star review is only for this major change (not the quality which is great as always). Not only was the box... Read Moreer brief comfortable but it pretty much prevented most chafing from long runs. Not sure what the consensus is, but my vote is to bring back the boxer brief liner!

Response from Patagonia
June 10, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback on that liner. We are bummed to hear the new design isn't working for you and are happy to receive those back as a [return]( Let us know if you need any [assistance]( with this.

May 8, 2019

Sweet Shorts!

Love my new Patagonia running shorts. They're ultra light-weight, don't get drenched with sweat and look really cool too.

May 8, 2019

Perfect shorts for longer runs

I'm in training for a 50 mile race in July and have struggled with carrying enough nutrition in belts and vests. I really hate wearing them and these shorts allow me to carry more than enough jells and bars to get the job done. I don't have to wear a belt and it felts perfectly. They are also very comfortable and I love how they fit. I wo... Read Moreuld highly recommend these shorts to anyone else who is looking for something like this.

May 8, 2019

Great except for liner

Agreed with others here who say these shorts are great except for the tightness and material of the brief liner. I’d prefer some more room down there please. And it causes the outer fabric to bunch up between my legs and chafe. I never had the 2018 version but apparently Patagonia nailed it with those.

May 6, 2019

2018 Version was great, 2019 Leaves a lot to be desired.

The 2018 version of the 7" Strider Pro shorts were great. The material was light and comfortable, the liner was a boxer brief and really cut out chaffing. Also, the split on the sides was great. They had a slight rounding to the split and were more stylish than 2019. On to 2019, the 7" version of the Strider Pro's have a brief liner... Read More that is very uncomfortable. Staying with the same size as 2018, (5'9" 145 lbs) (size medium) seems to be the best choice still but they do not fit as well as the 2018 version. 2019 version are larger. The pockets remain mostly the same and they are the best on the market. Please Patagonia, go back to the liner material from 2018 and make the 7" version a boxer brief. If a person wants ultra minimal they can purchase the 5" and have a brief only liner. Also, to note: I purchased the regular Strider shorts for 2019 as they do have the boxer brief liner, yet they are nowhere close to as comfortable as the 2018 Strider Pro and the pockets are lacking. I did not review the 2018 version of the Strider Pro, but had I, they would have been 5 stars.

April 7, 2019

Better have some loob on you!

I usually fall in love with Patagonia products and see the extra cash spent as an investment for a lifetime of worn wear adventures, however the liners in these shorts bunch up so much that I can't run more then 10 miles without chafing inner thigh pain.

April 6, 2019

Bit tight around the package

Great material - very light weight. I prefer running shorts with an integrated brief which is why I bought it. However, this one is a bit tight around the package.

March 29, 2019

Absolutely Best Running Short except for the liner

The external design and material make this literally the best short I've ever run in. Pockets work great for gels without any jostling. The material is super lightweight-- noticeably lighter than my other shorts with fewer pockets. The length is perfect for me at 6'3". This is the first pair of "premium" shorts I thought we... Read Morere worth the money after using them! Not to beat a dead horse but the brief liner must be too tight-- I can usually wear a brief liner without issues but I did get chafing after about 10 miles. BUT I love these shorts so much I just wear some performance boxer briefs underneath and it works for me.

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