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The sand between you toes feels divine as you climb out of your canoe and pull your river map from the cargo pocket on your Columbia Women's Sandy River Water Cargo Short. The short's relaxed fit leaves you plenty of room to frolic along the beach, and the quick-dry fabric won't stay wet for long if you decide to take a swim. A UPF rating of 30 helps protect your skin from the sun's rays, and a built-in stash pocket secures your car key so you can get back home when your summer river excursion is done.

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Pockets are too shallow

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

The slash pockets on these shorts are way too shallow. They are so shallow that when I put anything in the pocket and sit down, the contents fall out. Columbia is cutting corners, and the pockets are an easy place to skimp on fabric to save money, but it pretty much renders these shorts useless. The flapped pockets on the sides of the leg don't hold much either. I'll dig out my old Columbia shorts and continue to wear them. The pockets on those are great.

JT

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I have 3 pairs of these shorts and pretty much live in them all spring and summer. I've used them white water rafting, hiking, canoeing and just normal every day shorts. They are comfortable and perfect for any activity!

Nice and comfortable

    These are full cut shorts with a good leg opening, so if you are like me and a bit pear shaped with a bit wider hips and thighs, then these are your shorts. They are comfortable and look nice. The leg length is good and just above the knee. These shorts are made for everyday and for adventure.

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      My everyday shorts around the house or hiking and boating. I am 5'3" 150# and bought the large. I like a little room and these fit just the way I like them to. I like all the pockets so I can carry the often used things so I don't have to stop and dig in my pack so often. I have 4 pair and will be buying more for sure!

      Great Shorts For Everything

        I am 5 ft, 97-100 lbs, 64 yrs, a grandma. I got the xs and they fit great.
        I would have preferred 8 in inseam but the 6 in is OK.
        I started out with 3 pair, liked so well I got other colors.
        I soon realized I really liked them so I got more. I now have 2 pair each of 6 colors. Half of them I wear for walking, hiking, running and the other half for daily wear. I remove the belts, don't use at all. I never snap or zip them, just slip on and off. My favorite thing is how quickly they dry. I also like all the pockets. The colors are really pretty. I wash and hang to dry.
        I believe Columbia has discontinued this style..too bad...but I 'm set!

        Love them.

          These are my new favorite shorts. I bought them in nocturnal, which is a great deep navy, and doesn't contrast much with the deep gray belt. I purchased them for a canoeing trip, but now wear them just about every weekend because they are comfortable, flattering, and sporty. I am 5'3", weigh 130 pounds, and the medium fit really well.

          pretty awesome

            it fits like it's supposed to. roomy around the thighs, belt helps it stay nice and tight around the hips.

            i enjoy the pop of color (teal). it's got good pockets, too.

            i've worn it rafting, camping, moving houses and just chillaxing and it's been all around grrrreeat.

            pretty awesome

              it fits like it's supposed to. roomy around the thighs, belt helps it stay nice and tight around the hips.

              i enjoy the pop of color (teal). it's got good pockets, too.

              i've worn it rafting, camping, moving houses and just chillaxing and it's been all around grrrreeat.

              I'm 5' 5", 118 pounds. I tried on some...

              I'm 5' 5", 118 pounds. I tried on some other Columbia shorts and fit a size 6. Would a small or medium work better?

              What are the size equivalents for XS and...

              What are the size equivalents for XS and S women's Columbia river water cargo shorts?

              What are the size equivalents for XS and...

              What are the size equivalents for XS and S women's Columbia river water cargo shorts?