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This product has just about everything I need. It dries very fast, the fabric is very soft, and the inner lining has a good length to it to prevent rubbing. I love that the pockets zip completely to prevent items from falling out during exercise. My only wish would be to make the front pockets slightly larger (or at least one of them) so that my ph... Read Moreone can fit better. With the current pocket size and a 6.1" phone with a slim case, it barely fits into the pocket. If you had a larger sized phone or thicker case it would be very difficult to get in and out of the pocket and nearly impossible to zip up. Otherwise, steller product!
Response from PatagoniaMay 10, 2023
We're glad to hear the shorts are working well for you overall! As these were designed for trail running, you might prefer to carry your phone in an arm band, hip bag or running vest. Alternatively, you could see if the pockets on our [Multi Trails Shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-multi-trails-shorts-8-inch/57602.html) are a better fit and contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for the review, Donald!
Wanted to like these more
Don't get me wrong, these shorts are decent. They're almost bathing suit quality and will probably be used for that. I bought two pair. The lining kinda rides up and can feel like it bunches up. Im a large and wear large with most other shorts and pants. These feel a bit tight- so much so that I though about getting then in XL. Solidl... Read Morey made but seem a bit small.
Bought these running shorts as
Bought these running shorts as I started to build up my mileage, love the comfort and fit, length prevents chafing. The pockets are well placed and holds just the essentials. Quite surprised at the versatility, back them on trip and used them for swimming and climbing. Quite durable and dries quickly!
I first got size M which was supposed to match my waist size, but exchanged it for L which fits. I somehow missed that these pants have a lining, and am pleasantly surprised by its comfort and functionality. The pockets are made well and the fabric is very serviceable. My wife loves the color and pattern as well.
Seems the material is different
So I own 7 pair of these nine trail shorts. Love em, use them for gym and hiking. But the pair I just order stays wrinkled all the time unlike my others. The material seems thinner/ softer. I had to actually iron these shorts with starch to get the wrinkles out. I already own a pair of the gray. The same color I just ordered on sale. I like the gra... Read Morey so I figured Ill buy another of the same color to have. So comparing the two side by side you can tell the difference in the material and color. Unfortunate because I think these are the best active short Ive ever owned. I Hope Patagonia is not trying to save money by using cheaper materials because the price point is still the same for the consumer.
Durable, quick drying, love the zipper pockets
I'm 6'0" 170lbs. Medium is great. This is my second pair of the 9 trails. They're useful for everything. I love the zipper pocket for hikes to ensure things don't fall out of my pockets. Mostly my phone which I take in and out for photos and to check mileage and maps regularly. Very comfortable, breathable, and durable. I&#... Read Morex27;ve done some rock scrambling in them on abrasive granite, and they hold up. They also dry very quickly, which has been great while I'm camping or backpacking.
Great lined running shorts
Love the short liner, print, and material. I had these shorts several years ago and the drawstrings were too short to tie a good knot. Great to see the new version has longer drawstring. One wish: wish the back pocket was big enough for a phone or there was a centered pocket for more balanced running.
Lighter weight than previous editions
I love the Nine Trails running shorts because they have a full boxer brief liner rather than a traditional running short liner. I haven't put these through the miles yet, but my only concern is that the liner is much lighter weight than the previous edition. Patagonia seems to have switched to a material similar to their silk/lightweight style... Read More capiliene, which I have had problems with in the past developing holes in the friction points. Otherwise, the fit, finish, and feel is great.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 9, 2023
Hi Kevin, thank you for taking the time to write a review. If you ever to have trouble with the liner, please feel free to reach out for help with a [complimentary repair or warranty return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Nothing Shorts of Perfection
These shorts check all the boxes. Light weight, stylish and perfect pockets. The rear pocket is the perfect size to store your phone when running without bouncing around. Loved these shorts so much I bought a pair for my running buddy for Christmas last year.
Best shorts for everything
Best liner , best pockets, best versatility, most comfortable , 100% worth the price. I have 3 pairs and buying more. The 2 older pairs look as good as the day I bought them 4 years ago. You seriously cannot kill these shorts. Believe me I have tried. Just buy em.
The shorts feel and look amazing, they feel slightly too tight in the crotch area, but nothing too bad. My biggest gripe is the drawstring is incredibly thin and has no elasticity to it which means it barely holds a tie, so the fear of these falling is a definite down side. Other than that great pair of shorts look and material is amazing.
best running shorts ever
I cant say enough good things about these shorts; the fit, the materials, breathability, comfort, and security of having zippered shorts on the trail. These are my favorites to run in and I've been at it for over 30 years; marathons, IronMan, Ultras, you name it. Its just validation that they got it right with these. I've worn lots of oth... Read Moreer brands from major running companies too. Very light and the under liner is supportive without being restrictive and doesn't bunch up.
Excellent All Around Shorts
I really love these shorts for a few reasons. First, they have a nice liner that fits me just right and is comfortable. Second, the shorts look nice so I can wear them running, hiking, or even doing errands around town. Third, these shorts are light, they dry quickly, and the zippered pockets are useful for me. Five stars!
Perfect Running Shorts
Most expensive running shirts I have bought, but totally worth it. Will buy more next time they are on sale. The integrated compression shorts are so nice for long runs. Barely know they are there. Pockets are very useful when carrying keys, wallet, etc. Buy them, you will not regret it.
My go to trail running shorts
The fit of these shorts is great. Im 5 nine about 190lbs and the large fit perfect. I love that the drawstring is in the front and easy to tie. Zippered pockets are awesome and add piece of mind that anything you put in them wont get lost. The liner is comfortable and doesn't ride up. I have worn these on three runs so far and they are quickly... Read More becoming one of my favorite pairs of running shorts.
Like the bike shorts and jeans, Patagonia's sizing has shrunk. I was a medium in new gear I purchased two years ago. Couldn't these above my quads.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 15, 2023
Hey Matt, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear these ran small for you. If you'd like to exchange for a size up, you can begin the process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
The only shorts to run in.
Ive worn the same shorts for 20 years as an avid runner. These trail 9 shorts have won me over though and Ive recently replaced my entire stock of running shorts with these exclusively. All the quality and worldly commitment youd expect from Patagonia and their products. Excellent choice.
Still the best
The Nine Trails have been my go-to running shorts for a few years now. The liner is the best I have found in running shorts from any brand so far and the zip pockets are a welcome change from most competing options. For daily runs or marathons or long days on the trail, these are the best. If I could change one thing, I would opt for a bit less len... Read Moregth, maybe a 5 or 6-inch version.
Great Athletic shorts
Ease of movement, look great, perfect inseam length, best liner Ive ever worn, perfect for running any distance or any workout, from HIIT to weight training to 10ks , yall nailed this one, temp. Range from 55f to above, leggings fit easily underneath for lower temps, thanks
Best shorts I own
I love these shorts, they are my go to running/trail short I have bought numerous pairs. The zippered side pockets and back pocket work great. Fabric dries fast and the colors/patterns are original. I cut the brief liner out of them when I get them which gives me more freedom of motion.
The Nine Trails Running Shorts have been my go-to running shorts for years now. The built-in liner is amazing the materials hold up to years of continuous use. It's nice to have a pair of shorts that aren't overly minimalistic, with 3 zippered pockets these shorts work great for backpacking, casual hikes, and long trail runs.
I have two pairs of these shorts and I love how perfectly they fit. They're not as loose as some shorts, and I appreciate the slimmer fit. The external material is very strong, as I've taken them off trail through scrub oak forests with very little signs of wear and tear. I don't like to carry items in my pockets when I'm runn... Read Moreing, so those feel a little superfluous to me, but they definitely don't get in the way. I know there's some debate about the brief v. boxer brief liner, and I don't have a dog in that fight, because I use and appreciate both. I find these shorts create very little chafing, and the liners distribute moisture quickly. Bottom line is that these are excellent shorts, and I'll get another pair when these inevitably wear out in a few years.
I'm an ultra runner and I love these shorts: 1. they keep chafing to a minimum 2. have a perfect zippered pocket large enough for a big phone 3. they keep you cool enough The only thing is that the boxer brief liner started ripping. I realize that there are important pros of having a thin liner such as the chafing-free experience and staying ... Read Morecool, so I don't know if there is a good solution.
My every day, do-it-all short
These are absolutely incredible, the best shorts I've ever had. These are multifunctional and incredibly durable. I used to go to the gym wearing Nike compression shorts and Nike running shorts over them, legacy clothing I've had for 8+ years. Then when I went hiking or backpacking, I'd wear a combination of my Nike compression sho... Read Morerts or Patagonia capilene shorts under my Patagonia Quandaries. Well, my Nikes finally fell apart, and my quandaries were worn to the ground, and I wanted something to simplify my options, eliminate the need for excess, and be multipurpose. So, I picked up my first pair of Nine trails over a year ago, and I wear them literally every day. Daily walks or running, gym, hiking, camping, yoga, backpacking. They're easily one of my most worn clothing items. I originally wanted them to be my dedicated hiking/ camping shorts, but they're so incredibly comfortable and so functional I wanted to get more use out of them. Integrated capilene shorts with super efficient moisture wicking ability (no more need to buy separate compression shorts now), stretch material, and a variety of zipper pockets. These things have been through the ringer. Daily use, rough backcountry exploits (lots of scrapping on rock), and way too many washes. These shorts still look and feel brand new. Strech band is solid, drawstring is intact, no stitching fraying or coming undone. Just so well made. I recently got a second pair to rotate out, and between these two, I eliminated a need for hiking shorts, hiking compression shorts, gym shorts, and gym compression shorts. Literally halved my apparel. Stoked on that. 11/10 recommend
great for hot days
During hot weather runs these shorts will dry quickly. The liner is what makes the difference in keeping dry, you wont notice it and it provides good support. I dont have runs that go further than 10 miles but these shorts have been great. I bought both the small and medium size. The small is snug with a 31' waist. Medium is a much better fit... Read More.
Ultimate Trail Backpacking Short
I found these shorts to be perfect for backpacking on trails. Not too long, very comfy stretchy liner, four zippered pockets, comfortable waistband, nice cord to hold them up. All this, and they weren't stinky after four days of backpacking. Highly recommend over heavier shorts with mesh liners.
Simply the best
I have been running for about 20 yrs. and used lots of different shorts. But, these are hands down my favorite. The interior boxer is super comfy and the back pocket is big enough for an iPhone. I have 3 pairs and just ordered another pair on sale. I also wear these shorts to the gym for weight training. Patagonia, do NOT change the design. Theyre ... Read Moreperfect!
Versatile & comfy
Longer than most running shorts, great inside liner that isn't too tight or pinches. Theres a nice give yet supports too. Love the zippered pockets large enough for phones & keys. My new fav running shorts. Only recommendation is making the waistband a bit wider.
So everything running short
Decided to try something different from my regular running shorts and now I will never go back. I have worn for easy morning runs and longer trail runs and love then every time. Comfortable (liner fits perfect with no chafing), the right length and with three zipper pockets when needed. Will be getting more colors.
Perfect Lightweight Hiking/Activity Shorts
Wear these shorts for my activities and especially thru-treks in hotter climates. Lightweight, comfortable, stretchable, breathable, and never have to wear underwear again! I own these shorts in three different varieties - which I adopted from a friend who does the same thing. Have a pair for every occasion!
overall 4 out of 5
overall 4 out of 5 rating. I have been trying to duplicate a >30 year old product of yours (also long distance running shorts) called "Century" shorts. This comes close. All is good except the waist band elastic: it's really not elastic. Thanks for the drawstring, otherwise the waist would just fall to my hips. I should preface : ... Read MoreI am fit, but short and stocky. The size / FIT of your products has always been a chess game for me. (it seems most of your clients are built like gazelles: tall sinu-ey, lithe, "slim fit". I fit well into your midlayers and shells in size Medium, but T-shirts, shorts, underwear, baselayers, exercise in size Large.. I have muscular thighs.
nice comfortable fit
These trail running shorts are are as advertised - comfortable with ample pockets and ready for long days on the trail. The inner boxer lining is quite snug, which was little alarming at first. However, after wearing these shorts a few times I realize the lining is just right. Rear pocket is perfect fit to hold a phone without too much bounce. Only... Read More complaint is the front pockets are a little small - can barely fit my hands in them.
Great workout shorts
These shorts are great for working out because they have zippered pockets (no phones will fall out if you're going to listen to music or podcasts). They also have almost a compression inner layer that is like long boxer briefs, which I like. They're a little tight, but then again maybe I just need to spend more time in the gym.
I had three pair of these best running shorts back about 5-6 years ago They were perfect and the most comfortable ever. However need to add a few more and these updated models are not the same. The brief liner is small tight and I had to cut it out and wear a brief under them. Was not comfortable as well as the material was different. The outside m... Read Moreaterial is not as soft and comfy as the older pairs I had. The huge slits in the legs. Dont know what purpose they serve? My old ones never had them Still a quality product but not like before models. Maybe someday the old models will be available again.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 8, 2022
Hi David! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the changes made throughout the years. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team.
Updated Cut Doesn't Fit As Well As Before
Love(d) these zippered & packable running shorts for workouts, casual wear, & even swimming... But, I have 2 pair from ~2018-19 which fit great. However, just picked up a 2021-22 Tropical Ecuador: New Navy size Medium & noted the cut in the crotch area is different. Compared side-by-side/layer-on-layer to the 2018-19 styles & it... Read More7;s definitely a revised cut, which fits less well for me (your experience may differ). Unfortunately had to return newest pair. Your mileage/sizing may vary. Overall these shorts are great, just hope the older version cut returns or that the pair I got was just a factory fluke. Also, the "Patagonia" reflective lettering on front begins peeling off after a few months. No big deal, just a note.
These could be great
After a few hikes, I can say I wouldnt buy another pair. The liner is comfortable but already showing signs of wear. The real problem is the shorts ride down in the rear, especially if you bend over. Im constantly pulling them up. They are being retired as hiking shorts for me. May even cut the liner out and see what happens. Ive got nothing to los... Read Moree at this point. Usually very satisfied with Patagonia in general, these were a miss for me.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 25, 2022
Thank you for sharing this feedback, Matthew. We're really sorry to hear these shorts haven't worked well for you for hiking. We appreciate this kind of feedback as it's crucial for improving products for future seasons. Please know you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) anything that doesn’t work out for you, or you can contact us about return options.
The shorts were a great length and the compression underlining was great. However, the waste-band is very tight for the perspective size. I have no issues with other major brands in this size range.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 9, 2022
Hi Kevin! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the waistband ran too small. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I dig these shorts!
I really love these shorts! I don't love the inseam length 8" is a little too long for me. Material feels durable and nearly indestructable. The inner lining however, not so much. I think some pricker bushes in Alaska tore up my inner lining real easy. Even with a bunch of little holes in the inner lining it is still super comfortable! ... Read MoreLove the zippered pockets on the sides and back! All around reliable solid shorts for whatever activity! In my experience: running, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, and more! The side pockets are great, but I think they could be slightly moved towards the sides and it would make them feel more spacious and bulge against quads less.
Great Overall Shorts
Absolutely love this product from Patagonia (currently own four of them in various colors). Zipper pockets all work great for storing small items. I find the inner briefs the most comfortable of any running/workout short that I've found, minimizing chafing and maximizing comfort. From hiking to running to every day wear, they work great. The o... Read Morenly reason that I give them four stars is that I do find the inner brief develops holes/rips over a shorter time period (six to nine months) compared to other lined briefs I've owned. Outside of this issue, I highly recommend these shorts.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 27, 2022
Hi Bradley! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the inner liner has started to develop some holes. We definitely expect greater durability out of our gear so this is disappointing. We're sorry to say that we cannot complete repairs on undergarments and the liner would be considered such. That said, your satisfaction is always guaranteed under our warranty so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Inside pocket tore within a day of using the shorts. Really unexpected to see these come apart so quickly.
Response from PatagoniaJuly 27, 2022
Hi Nathaniel, what a bummer! We'd be happy to help out with a [complimentary repair or warranty return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). Please feel free to begin either of those processes at any time.
These fit way too tight
I'm 5'8, 145 lbs, 30" waist, and typically wear a size small in most clothing, including a different pair of shorts I have from Patagonia. These shorts however, fit way too small, almost like an extra small. The lining is also very restrictive down there with the shorts being a bit too revealing for me to wear these in public. Size u... Read Morep if you're getting these.
These shorts are great (with one exception)
I own several pairs of the Nine Trails shorts. One of those pairs I just purchased this spring from REI -- so my review has to do with that recent pair. Overall, I absolutely love these shorts. They work great for running, biking (at least shorter distances), hiking, and casual wear. The zip pockets are great and very useful. The length and fit of ... Read Morethe outer shell is great. My only complaint has to do with the liner on this new pair. It appears to me that Patagonia downsized ever-so slightly on the liner, making them just a bit snugger than the prior versions. I strongly dislike this new fit -- although I appreciate a liner, I don't want it to be overly constrictive -- and in fact I don't want to notice it at all during activities. Patagonia - please go back to the original cut of the liner!
Response from PatagoniaJuly 14, 2022
We'll be sure to pass along your feedback to our design team. The Men's Nine Trails Shorts design was revised in 2018 so that the liner material is lighter weight. In the past it was a blend of polyester and spandex, while it's now 100% recycled polyester. Thanks for the review, Trey!
Perfect Running Shorts
I've now enjoyed several pairs of these wonderful shorts and logged many miles. They have become my go-to for training miles as well as races. They are comfortable without being too loose or tight and the pockets are perfect for my phone and fuel. The zippers give me peace of mind knowing when I get home, my key is still secure as well. This m... Read Moreay seem counterintuitive to say in a review, but these shorts are my favorite because when I have them on, I don't have to think about them and can just focus on the run.
Protect Your Drawstrings. Otherwise Wonderful.
These are by far the best running shorts I have ever utilized. I am predominately a recreational runner who does track workouts and weekend long runs routinely. No matter the agenda, these shorts literally kill it, thereby giving me one less thing to concern myself over with my body and gear. The things I am especially thankful for in these are: - ... Read MoreZipper pockets. You'll never lose any accessories in these. The back pocket fits my iphone SE without it bouncing around. Idk about bigger phones though. - Moisture wicking. Everything athletic nowadays excels at this feature; but these never get "drenched" per se. I can't say that about most shorts I've worn in the past. - No chafing. This one is more subjective, obviously. No guarantee that this will apply to everyone, but I think that the briefs underneath do a good job at preventing rubbing, if that's a problem for anyone considering these. - Not too long, not too short. Their length doesn't hinder their cooling properties. For my height too, they are a perfect fit. The only issue I have with these, which is a major one, is the drawstrings. If you carry stuff like your phone, or anything else, these will sag unless you tie them tightly. With how dependent the security these shorts rely on them, if they were to break, they become completely obsolete. They are susceptible to getting stuck in one of those accidental "tight rock knots" you occasionally get plighted with if you accidentally untie them improperly. Akin to the way your shoes can get stuck in this frustrating unpickable knot, you end up picking at them for minutes on end with your fingernails to no avail. Long story short, one of these knots occurred with my drawstrings, and it resulted into their fate. I managed to cut into the shorts using some scissors to reattach the broken end, saving their functionality; but maybe for future models, make them a little thicker so that this issue is less likely to occur. I hate having the lifespan of my clothing reduced because of needing to make improvised repairs. Otherwise, fantastic shorts. I will continue to use them despite their state of disrepair, along with the other 4 pairs that elevate my running experience. :D
Response from PatagoniaJuly 12, 2022
We appreciate your detailed and thoughtful feedback, Johnny! Your purchase is covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee), so if you need a repair or return, we will be happy to help, so don't hesitate to reach out.
I was surprised by the size of the liner in these shorts, initially thinking that the boxer-brief style would be excessive. Now that I've used them on several long runs, including ones with significant creek crossings, I couldn't be happier! The pockets seemed to be a little small at first, but they hold everything I'd want to put in... Read More them on a run. The only downside I encountered was that if the drawstring gets tied into a knot, it's challenging to untie!
Shorts for any occasion
These shorts are super breathable and are perfect for pretty much any kind of circumstance. I've worn these at the gym doing squats, deadlifts, and other straining exercises that might rip other lesser quality shorts. I have also worn these on longer distance runs and its risen to every challenge. I'm 6'3, about 200lbs, and have a 3... Read More2'' waist. I recommend going a size up if you're on the border between sizes and especially if you have larger legs. I have a M that fits really well, but the most recent pair I bought (also M) was just too small.
My favorite running shorts
I found these shorts to be well designed and well made. I feel like the pocket size is well thought out. I cant feel the car key when I put it in my pocket while Im running. The liner is the right size and the fit is not too lose to flop around or too tight to be restrictive on the trails when running up. Will buy another one for sure. The material... Read More feels great as well.
Go to WFH/Active shorts
I just bought my fourth pair. Ive worn running shorts daily from many different brands since I was 12- these are the best Ive ever found. I base my laundry cycle around these shorts- when I dont have a clean pair to reach for, its time to do a load. Fresh out of the shower, I throw on a pair of 9 trails and a polo shirt for zoom meetings every ... Read Moreday. After 2 wears, they rotate to yoga, road biking, the climbing gym, to swing my kettlebells, volley ball, etc. i can usually wear them for 2 or 3 active outings before they need a wash. Only activity they dont participate in is rafting/kayaking/swimming in the river and lounging on rocks- the fabric is not as durable as Baggies. Between these, and baggies, Im wearing Patagonia shorts every day of the summer. The liner is great, and it means I never run out of underwear in the summer before doing laundry. I will say, the high performance of the liner is a trade off, as they will wear out long before the shorts do- thats fine, Ill cut out the liner and order another pair. 3 Zippered pockets were the main feature that sold me originally. I never lose anything, whether Im running, on a bike, or laying on the couch- everything stays where it needs to. You wont regret picking up a pair if youre thin, athletic, and like shorts with zippered pockets and a liner.
New Favorite Trail Shorts
These are definitely my new favorite running shorts. I typically dont like slash pockets and was skeptical of the liner shorts, but these are awesome. The zippered pockets are handy and the zippers keep the pockets from flaring out. Love the fit and length of the shorts too.
Great short bad liner
These shorts are great but the liners are holding them back. The liners wear out much faster than I would expect out of a Patagonia product. These are by far the worst liner I had from Patagonia running short and I have been using this short or its equivalent for more than 15 years.
Good shorts, give the liner a try
I was skeptical about these. I've never been a fan of liners in shorts. These are incredibly comfortable though. The liner doesn't ride up at all. If you're on the thicc side, I'd size up. I have a slightly more athletic build and the medium fits, but feels tight getting into, the large feels great
NOT SHED MOISTURE
After I read the review of Donald Buraglio on his article ULTRA GEAR 101 published by ULTRARUNNING MAGAZINE from September 2020 I bought one to give a try. It worked very well. I used it for my ultrarunning races and so far, so good. On April 2022 I bought two Nine Trails shorts. But in this opportunity, something was different. The boxer brief li... Read Morener was perfect. But the exterior panels did not shed the moisture at all. All the body sweat goes down directly to the foot, causing feet and socks to quickly become damp. For ultrarunners this is a problem as it is particularly important to be able to keep your feet dry as much as possible. I guess that the reason for this change is that they have used another type of fabric for the exterior panels, which is not suitable. I must clarify that my place of running is in Puerto Rico and temperatures can be between 80 to 90 degrees, which is why you perspire a lot and the humidity that your feet receive is abundant. With this new short, after running for 80 to 90 minutes, the shoes, the socks and the feet are wet. With the first Nine trail short I bought it is different. Perspiration comes out easily to the outside and thus prevents it from falling to the feet.
Response from PatagoniaMay 26, 2022
We're sorry to hear that these shorts have been a disappointment. The last time that we made any changes to this style was in Spring 2018, so we're not sure what is different from the pair you purchased in 2020. We'll reach out to you privately to find a solution. Thanks for the review Gustavo!
Definitely on the small side...
Love the shorts. the materials are great! The color choices, simple and classic, but man.... The sizing got me. Im a 32 in waist and 5'11... But the medium was REALLY tight on the interior lining. Im a pretty thin guy but that was a no go. will be returning...and possibly exchanging? word to those interested *Size Up*
What can I say, I virtually live in these very versatile shorts and have for quite awhile now! Of course, most of the time in pretty fair whether. One complaint: I like to keep my keys in the back pocket and, alas, I get holes there!! Also the butt area wears out too quickly; maybe reinforce!? That's two complaints. I won't stop using the... Read Morem regardless & Portland Patagonia graciously repairs them. What's not to love!
For those who like to show it off
The shorts are great. Really breathable, decent pockets, inseam is great but and I mean one huge but: you can see everything up front in these. Im not sure what it is with Patagonia running shorts, but they seem to be very flat fronted so to speak. Flat fronts are great for women, but its too revealing for men. At least it is for me. Function over ... Read Morefashion Patagonia. Please.
Response from PatagoniaMay 4, 2022
Hey Rich, thank you for the feedback. We're sorry to hear that you found the shorts to be revealing. If you haven't already, you're welcome to send them back. To begin the process click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Well designed for distance
Ever since the beloved Strider Pros abandoned the full liner for the less desirable brief liner, I pivoted to the Nine Trails, and it's a great trail running short. I broke these in on an unseasonably warm trail race a few weeks ago and have no complaints. I hope they last as long as my old Strider Pros have. I still think the perfect short wo... Read Moreuld be a 7" Strider Pro with a return to the boxer brief liner and a better pocket/pouch option for phone carry.
Longer than previous version
The old Nine Trails shorts with no liner have been my go to shorts for running, hiking, or just chillin for years and years. After all these years it was time to try a new pair. These are longer! Not but my too much, but enough to be less comfortable and stylish. Time to return and look elsewhere. If you're on the taller side, or if you'r... Read Moree looking for a longer pair, I'd recommend them. But for me, a bit too long. Give us a short option please!
Perfect Except Liner Too Small
Per size charts, I was surprised I was a small to replace all my old Nine Trail shorts for running. The small fit perfectly until I started running. The line then started to bunch up and I constantly tugged it down. I exchanged it for medium and the liner stays in place with the drawstring cinched tighter. Perfect shorts except the liner slides up ... Read Moreon even my skinny running legs (maybe add some elastic to them).
Response from PatagoniaMarch 30, 2022
We're sorry to hear that our size charts steered you wrong but we really appreciate this feedback, Bret!
Tight in crotch
Normally running shorts are loose. Under the waistband these are not loose. Eventually Patagonia will make a comfortable pair of shorts and pants, not this pair.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 28, 2022
Hi Philip, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry to hear that fit didn't work for your needs! If you would like to return them, you can begin that process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
The best running shorts ever. Endgame
These are short are the best. Ive taken them everywhere from the gym, road runs, trail runs, and causal use, they havent let me down. My favorite part is the zippers. Zippers are what make these short the ultimate shorts. When I go trail running I always carry stuff, phone, keys, vape, headphones and I NEVER have to worry about losing any of my s... Read Moretuff because of these zippers. These shorts are just great. For great, look good, and doesnt stink up quick takes 3 long runs before I wash them.
I bought these shorts 3 years ago and have been putting them through the ringer ever since. I absolutely love them for any activity where I might want to wear shorts. I basically live in them when temperatures allow. Ive worn these short for thousands of hours running, hiking, climbing, on river trips, backpacking, desert trips, you name it they ... Read Moredo it. I love the liners, the no-skink properties and quick drying fabric. Plus the fit and durability are exceptional. I go the black pair, and Ive worn them so much that theyve faded from the sun and are more of a grey now.haha But thats about the only sign of wear which is pretty amazing given the amount of abuse Ive put these through. Maybe Ill buy a new pair someday, if my current pair ever wears out. Buy them, you wont regret it.
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