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The Patagonia Women's Nine Trails Shorts offer runners nine different ways to wear them. These breathable shorts feature polyester with a spandex stretch-woven blend and one-inch scoop on each side for full range of motion when you're running a marathon or using them for pajamas. The built-in liner is moisture-wicking to keep you dry and comfy as you cross the finish line, and Polygiene permanent odor control means you won't have to resort to wearing them inside-out. A secure center pocket is the ideal spot for you car keys, and the elastic waistband and drawstring closure keep them nice and secure no matter how you wear them.

  • Performance shorts for running, hiking, or relaxing
  • Stretch construction offers breathing, wicking comfort
  • DWR finish sheds trail mud and celebratory beer
  • Incorporated liner provides support and anti-odor performance
  • Zippered hip pocket keeps your keys safe when traveling light
  • Drawstring closure and elastic waist offer a secure fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Shorts

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Got these for my wife and she loves them. Great fit and style, and works fantastic for running. Nice material and good amount of stretch. We'll have to grab a few more of these.

The Best Hiking/Running Short

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XS

I am very picky when it comes to shorts. I have petite build and have trouble finding a short that fits perfect. I have always been true to Lululemon but these have given me a change of heart!

The Best Hiking/Running Short

Unbeatable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: S

I wear them, I give them as gifts, and I come back every season for the new colors. These shorts are the best!

Love the length and colors

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

These shorts would be perfect if they were available in my size. Many of the reviews said the shorts ran small and to order up. I wouldn't agree with that review. I am a medium and ordered a large thinking they would fit due to some of the reviews. I ended up returning the shorts because they barely stayed up over my hips. I would order a medium next time.

I could wear these all day every day

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: small

My only complaint is that they tend to run a little small. The smalls are just barely too small but the mediums are too big. Besides that these shorts are awesome! The liner stays in place and the material is on point! I love taking these on weekend camping trips or trail run weekends because they dry so quickly. I recently went on a two week vacation in California and we stayed at camp spots multiple nights and I rinsed them off in the showers or the creek and they were dry the next morning. The waist band is also fantastic. No chaffing, super comfortable and it stays in place. You gotta try out these shorts no matter what your summer plans are, running, hiking, camping or just hanging out in the heat.

I could wear these all day every day

Love these shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

This is my second pair of Nine Trails. Absolutely my favorite running shorts. The relaxed waist band makes these so comfortable - I definitely recommend!

New favorite running shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I originally ordered and returned the Strider shorts, since I found them to be cut on the small side.

I realized when returning the Striders that the Nine Trails shorts were more of what I was looking for: better coverage 4" vs 3.25" inseam and a zippered pocket!

Since the Strider shorts were snug, I sized up to a large in the 9 Trails (I am typically a medium, size 8)--the waist is a little big, but I like having extra room through the thighs.

My favorite running short

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

These are the perfect length! My booty is covered but the short isn't too long either. I wear between a size 4 - 6 and tried on the size small in the store. It fit but was in the smaller side, so I ordered a medium instead. I like my running shorts to have some room to bust a move. It is perfect! I want more!!!

Not for me

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

These shorts are too low rise for me to run in. If shorts don't come up over my hip bones, they are not going to stay on when I start running! I guess they'd be ok for casual wear, but I needed running shorts. I ended up with Marmot Circuit shorts, which worked much better for me.