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Oahu Short

A short designed for beachy adventures, the Carve Designs Oahu Women's Short features a soft and slightly stretchy organic cotton blend, classic five-pocket jean styling, and a raw hem that says, "I love cut-offs," but won't fray and unravel in a matter of seconds.

  • Organic cotton blend
  • Five-pocket styling
  • Raw edge hem
  • Item #CRV003R

Material
71% cotton, 27% polyester, 2% spandex
Fit
regular
Rise
mid
Length
short
Inseam
4 in
Pockets
5-pocket styling
Waist
belt loops
Fly
zip
Recommended Use
casual
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 3

Really wanted to like these but.....

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
6
Height
5` 7"
Weight
130 lbs

I read the other reviews and ordered up a size as many of them suggested since they runs small and they were too big. I normally wear a 4 (or small) in just about everything (prana, mountain hardware, athleta, gap, patagonia) so I ordered a 6 and now I am returning them. Too bad too, they are super cute shorts. They probably are true to size.

>Rating: 2

Updated style doesn’t work for me

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
6
Height
5` 9"
Weight
140 lbs

I have several pairs of the Oahu short that are from 2 or 3 years ago. The new ones that arrived have a much shorter zipper and it looks awkward on me. I returned them.

>Rating: 4

not for curvy figures

Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
8
Height
5` 10"
Weight
145 lbs

These are super cute and comfy, but I have a small waist and bigger hips and the waist on these was just too big. I'm usually size 8-10 and ordered 8 based on reviews that said they run large. The fit around my hips/thighs was perfect, but the waist gaped away from my body 1-2 inches. One size down would definitely have been too tight around my hips.

>Rating: 1

Oahu Cloud

Size Bought
10
Height
5` 5"
Weight
154 lbs

Love the shorts but they are see through!!!!

>Rating: 5

These shorts are great, big, but great!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
0 & 2
Height
5` 3"
Weight
120 lbs

I was able to snag a size 2 in Cinnamon while traveling Colorado only to realize they are just too baggie for my liking. I was grateful Backcountry had 1 pair of size 0 left. I couldn't find another 0 on the net either! These shorts are comfy, that beachy kind of comfy. They have a laid back feeling with perfect amount stretch. Please size down if you can get your hands on a pair, you won't regret it.

>Rating: 5

Shorts for adults!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
4
Height
5` 4"
Weight
125 lbs

Alright, I'm guilty. I already own two pairs of this short. They're soft, cute, and actually feature a nice inseam that doesn't make it look like I'm wearing booty shorts. The raw hem is stitched, so it won't come undone throughout the life of the short. I bought the mojito and the opal. The mojito is less of a mint and more of a sherbert green, which is fine but not great. The opal is more of a light pink than the faded off-white I see on my screen. Bonus points for that! I usually wear a 4 in the average pant. I wear a 2 in Prana. I ordered the mojito in a 4 and it fits great, but a belt makes a huge difference. I ordered the opal in a 2, originally to test for size, and found it a better fit. I'm keeping both. And as soon as pebble comes back in stock, I'm nabbing those as well.

>Rating: 5

Woohoo Oahu!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
4
Height
5` 7"
Weight
125 lbs

These fit exactly as shown in the picture if you buy the correct size. They are meant to be loose fitting and comfy. They are a great length, in my opinion. Not too long, not too short!! The material is so comfortable that I can hike, climb, work, and lounge in them. Definitely gonna wear these all summer long, and might just buy another pair!

>Rating: 5

I will wear these all summer...

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
2 & 4
Height
5` 5"
Weight
120 lbs

20 years ago I found a pair of men's corduroy pants at the thrift store, cut them off, and wore them almost every day for at least two summers. I haven't loved a pair of shorts since then until now. The are soft, low-rise without being too low and comfortable. Sizing is a little flexible... I ordered the cinnamon in my normal size (4) for my first pair. They fit similar to the model - a little baggy but super comfortable and perfect length. I decided to get the Azul and ordered in size 2 and 4 to see if the 2s fit better, and they are both good - just different. The size 2 are a little shorter on me because they aren't down on my hips, but have a more tailored look. Husband likes those better. I personally think the 4s are a little more comfortable, but not as flattering. I'm going to keep them both.

>Rating: 3

Comfortable but not perfect

Size Bought
8
Height
5` 10"
Weight
150 lbs

These shorts are comfortable and colors are pretty, however there is some weird bunching up of fabric in the crotch., almost like there is just too much material there. I bought 2 pair and I'm returning them both because of that issue.

>Rating: 4

Love Comfy shorts

Size Bought
4
Height
5` 6"
Weight
133 lbs

Bought three pair of shorts, one worked. Two the same in different sizes and colors. Aqua in sz 6 ran way smaller than the olive in sz 4. Keeping the olive. Enough stretch for comfort and not too much so that they feel like bike shorts.

>Rating: 4

Comfortable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
8
Height
5` 3"
Weight
120 lbs

I have them in both colors and have been wearing them all summer so far. The material is quite nice and comfortable however they are not the most flattering pair of shorts I own. They tend to bunch in the crotch some though a smaller size may not.

>Rating: 2

cute not flattering

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

These are super cute and comfortable however I am returning them. They do some weird puckering on the backside and I don't need anything to accentuate my rear in a bad way! I tried a pair on in the store and they did the same thing. I was hopeful that maybe it was just that pair hence, ordering a pair here. Bummer!

>Rating: 3

Very comfy but not cute

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 5"
Weight
140 lbs

These shorts are very basic and great if you're looking for comfortable, but they aren't particularly cute or flattering. If you have an old pair of cords, you could just cut them and have the same thing.

>Rating: 5

Comfy and flattering

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
6
Height
5` 4"
Weight
135 lbs

Really like these shorts - have them in both goldenrod and fig! They have a flattering fit, but still comfy with just the right amount of stretch for mobility. These will definitely be one of my go-to pairs this summer.

>Rating: 4

nice shorts

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
2
Height
5` 7"
Weight
112 lbs

These are on the short side, but are a nice accessory to tanned toned legs. Gave these as a gift. Size 2 was perfect.

>Rating: 5

Love love love these!

Fit:
True to size

These are fantastic. The fit is perfect, I wanted something a bit longer since most of my shorts are short shorts, and these are super cute and stylish but a bit more modest. I haven't wanted to take them off. The corduroy is super soft. I got the rust and I love it. The color is very true to the picture.

>Rating: 5

Favorite!

My new favorite shorts. Perfect boyfriend fit without being too baggy. Love these!

>Rating: 5

Perfect Short

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
4
Height
5` 4"
Weight
125 lbs

These are some of the most flattering and functional shorts a woman could buy herself. All shapes and sizes would fit into these. They have a great stretch with the cord material, but not so much so that I feel like they need a wash to shrink them after use. They are an excellent length in the crotch area so you can comfortably cross your legs, hike, sit, lounge around, etc. I have a very athletic lower half, and my bum usually has a difficult time finding fitting shorts, with a waist that is tapered in enough. They are a wider leg, which is what I like. I purchased a size 4, which is pretty true to size. The colors are also lovely. I purchased the dark blue, which looks like a cobalt blue. 10/10 would buy these again.

>Rating: 5

Much Love

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

Great overall fit, and sweet color way! I wore these all summer and they held up to months of abuse. A definite favorite.

>Rating: 5

Comfortable and surfy cute.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
6
Height
5` 8"
Weight
130 lbs

I've tried a couple of different cord cutoff shorts and found them too stiff, or too short. These are neither! They are really comfortable and just the right length-- good coverage without feeling granny-ish. Love them!