The ultralight Strider Shorts are made of fast-drying polyester with highly breathable mesh.
We make our Strider Shorts for the most devoted trail runners. These ultralightweight, breathable, fast-drying running shorts use a 50-denier 100% polyester fabric with DWR (durable water repellent) finish that resists moisture, while 100% polyester mesh panels on the outer thigh use a highly breathable fabric to ensure you stay cool. The built-in, open-knit, 100% polyester crepe liner (with Polygiene permanent odor control) dries fast, weighs little and wicks and breathes freely. The covered elastic waistband has a sturdy internal drawcord that secures the fit, and the pocket sits in the center back (with zipper closure), keeping the front clean for a smooth stride. Reflective logo at left hem; 7" inseam with a 2" split.
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Polygiene® odor control permanently protects your garments from smelling like a middle school locker room. Sweat itself is odorless, but it creates the conditions that bacteria need to multiply, and some of those bacteria produce odors. Polygiene permanent odor control stops the growth of odor-causing bacteria on fabrics, so you can wear more and wash less.
Active only on the fabric surface, Polygiene permanent odor control does not interfere with perspiration or with the skin’s natural bacterial flora. Polygiene particles are more than 100 times larger than nanoparticles and therefore are too large to penetrate to the skin’s barrier. Polygiene-treated fabrics have received Medical Class 1 approval in Europe, the same class that includes bandages.
|bluesign® Approved Fabric|
Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.
In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners. Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.
Patagonia's Strider Shorts 7" are a lightweight, super airy short made to perform under high intensity. The material is super breathable, high wicking and fast drying, making them awesome for gym sessions, trail runs or simply wearing in hotter weather. With a nice split up the side, good venting and an in-built super-light brief, these shorts are supremely breathable.
These shorts keep the weight down by minimising the features. A single zip pocket on the rear of the waistband made with super stretchy material and a fabric key loop inside is all most people need for most runs. The elasticated waistband has a durable draw cord for extra adjustability.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear