Patagonia Endless Run Shorts – Comfortable and Dry Performance
Overview: For the past couple years I have been a huge fan of Patagonia and their trail running gear. I really enjoy their shorts and have worn a variety of different styles. These range from the classic Baggies to the sporty Nine Trails or Pro Strider. Based on this I was really excited to test the new (2023) Patagonia Endless Run Shorts.
The Patagonia Endless Run Shorts are designed for mountain running endeavors like Ultra or Sky racing. They have a host of features that make them both comfortable and functional. Over the past few months, I have worn them in a variety of temps and conditions ranging from hot and humid to near freezing.
They have been my go-to for long my longer training runs. This past weekend I wore them for a multi-sport day and couldn’t be happier. I wore them under my climbing pants for a few easy rock pitches then took off the climbing gear and then wore them for a few hours of trail running. They kept me dry and comfortable all day!
Patagonia Endless Run Shorts review
- Short/Tight Hybrid: These shorts are really a hybrid between running shorts and tights. They have spandex cuff that is tighter around lower Quads and Hamstrings then tappers to a looser running short feel as the fabric transitions to Nylon further up the leg. This creates a snug fit without certain important areas feeling overly compressed.
- Recycled Nylon: Made from 74% recycled fishing nets. How cool is that? Patagonia has long been a leader in sustainability and continues to amaze me with these shorts!
- Large and Secure Pockets: Theses by far are my favorite feature. There are two large pockets that run down each side of the short. These pockets are built to stretch which stops things like phones, nutrition, or headlamps from bouncing around. This might not seem like a big deal but for anyone who has endured hours of trail running with their phone smashing around will appreciate these. A soft flask water bottle also fits nicely in these pockets, this allows you to skip
The hydration vest and go lighter. There is also a mesh pocket in the back waist area. This pocket has a built-in key loop and is also great for securing essential items.
- Comfortable: The fabric is very comfortable and despite wearing them for many sweaty summer miles I have had zero chafing with them. The drawstring and compression spandex help to keep things in place when the shorts are loaded down.
Andrew is a trail runner, climber, paddler, snowboarder, marketer, and most importantly a dog dad. Andrew grew up in suburban Philadelphia and now lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
While he lives pretty far from the mountains, he puts a heavy focus on preparing for them and inspiring others to do the same. He first fell in love with the mountains on family trips to the White Mountains and the Adirondacks. He spent the majority of his early life competitively running and leisurely paddling, however after college he began focusing on learning to climb, snowboard, and backpack.
Over the past ten years since then, he has been fortunate enough to gain some amazing experiences exploring North America. Some of the most memorable thus far are alpine climbing in the Sierra, trail running in Alberta, learning to splitboard in NH, countless days hiking in the Catskills, or a plethora of mellow days paddling the Chesapeake Bay with friends.
When he can’t be in the mountains Andrew is often running or hiking with his favorite training partners, his two rescue dogs Calvin and Enzo. Andrew is also a self-proclaimed gear junkie and confessed that his gear loft is the most organized place in his home.