Running Apparel Spotlight: Patagonia Men’s Strider Shorts

There are a lot of running shorts in the world. I mean, just take one look at the running short selection that we carry at Running Warehouse and you’ll realize that there is something for everyone, and then some. So when we find shorts that we think are worth taking an extra look at, we want to let you in on it.

Introducing the Patagonia Strider Short and the Patagonia Strider PRO Short.

Features We Love

web-johnson_jeff_2147_BPDWR coating – Not a common feature to running shorts (but a freaking awesome one), a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) coating on the fabric is ideal for running when there is a possibility of rain. The shorts dry quickly and repel water if you happen to get caught in a passing storm.

Scalloped hem and notch – The scalloped hem and side notch allow your legs greater mobility as you run. This is ideal for trail running and provides room for your legs to step highly over rocks with a more exaggerated leg motion.

Lightweight – Patagonia’s design and fabric composition keep you feeling swift and not weighed down. Light and airy, these shorts are low on bulk and high on style.

Mesh ventilation – Mesh panels provide added breathability within the short’s already lightweight construction.

Odor control – Polygiene odor control technology within the inner brief helps you feel and smell fresher for longer. Which is nice if you plan on being around any humans after your long run.

Color options – With vibrant colorways and attractive combinations, you should check them all out.

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Strider vs. Strider PRO

So, what’s the difference? To put it simply, the Strider PRO is built for multi-hour runs.

patagonia_m_strider_pro_short_7_backStorage – While the Strider Short provides you with a single key pocket on the inside of the short, the Strider PRO offers a whole lot more storage. As in, four stash pockets and one zippered pocket. This large amount of storage makes the Strider PRO ideal for multi-hour runs when you need to stow nutrition and other essentials for the journey.

Drawstring – The Strider Short features an internal drawcord, while the Strider PRO has an external drawcord. This adds a more premium look, a more easily adjustable fit, and most importantly, added comfort for your multi-hour runs. With a drawstring on the outside, it won’t rub against you the way an internal drawstring would! Brilliant.

More mesh – Though both shorts come with mesh panels on the outside, the Strider PRO features mesh on the inner leg at the inseam as well. This ups the breathability factor and gives the PRO an even more lightweight construction.

Multiple lengths – The Strider PRO Short comes in two lengths, a 5″ inseam for those who prefer a shorter length and a 7″ inseam for something a bit longer. Because of the side split, though, be mindful that it feels shorter than it is!

Shop all Patagonia Men’s Running Apparel.