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Backcast Water Short - Women's

4.5212765957446805 out of 5 stars
94 Reviews
Current price: $26.24 Original price: $34.99
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Color:Canyon Blue


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Why We Like The Backcast Water Short

We put on the Backcast Water Short before grabbing our SUP and paddling on the lake. Its elastic waistband fits easily over our bathing suit, making it great for river rafting or kayaking as well.


  • Lightweight shorts built for fun-filled days on the water
  • Nylon construction dries quickly after wading into the river
  • UPF 50 sun protection for long days of exposure
  • Elastic waist layers easily over a suit
  • Front and back pockets keep small essentials close at hand
  • Item #COL02R0
100% nylon
above knee
elastic, belt loops, internal drawstring
2 hand, 1 zippered rear
UPF Rating
Recommended Use
beachwear, fishing, flatwater paddling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 94 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 6 reviews
3 Stars - 7 reviews
4 Stars - 9 reviews
5 Stars - 71 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

May 14, 2024

New Favorite Shorts for Summer

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Loved my first pair so much that I purchased a second pair! Comfy, quick dry, pockets, breathable, great length, versatile.

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4 out of 5 stars

May 11, 2024

Fun shorts

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Kind of small in the crotch. Nice light material

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5 out of 5 stars

May 8, 2024

Love these shorts

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Love these shorts! This is my fifth pair. Lose fit, adjustable wait with draw string.

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5 out of 5 stars

April 30, 2024

Columbia Shorts

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] They are the perfect fit and I love the color!! Highly suggest them!


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3 out of 5 stars

April 26, 2024

Great color and fabric

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love the fabric, length, and color choices for these shorts. I purchased a cute windbreaker that matches and I plan on making good use of both this summer. They ran small from my usual size, and on clothes from Columbia it seems to be for all of their clothing. I just ordered up one size and they look and feel great.


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2 out of 5 stars

April 9, 2024

Not for Curvy or Athletic People

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] These shorts have so much potential. I really, really wanted them to work. I recently lost weight but still have wide hips and strong thighs. I ordered a medium — which should fit according to my pants size 8. These shorts gapped like CRAZY around my waist, and the PFG belt loop on the back holds stiff, so it made the gapping even worse. When I squatted down, as if to grab something, the gapping went down with me and revealed the top band of my underwear. A little gapping I can make do, I’m used to that, but then these shorts were also horrifically tight around my legs. Can’t move up to a Large to fit my legs, they’d slip off. Can’t move down to a small to fit my waist, I’d lose circulation or pop a seem, LOL. If you’re curvy, these aren’t for you. That being said, the material quality is great. Men have so many hybrid shorts options, and it’s hard to find cute women’s hybrids: these are a great option (if you have no hips and thin legs). I ordered 5 different colors, and I love that there is such a fun variety. They were all beautiful and matched according to the website images. If you’re not curvy, I would order these shorts in a heartbeat!


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5 out of 5 stars

November 6, 2023

Highly recommend! So cute!!!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I just received these shorts last week and I love them! They are super cute and very comfortable, and quite flattering.


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2 out of 5 stars

September 18, 2023

Comfy but they stain

I love these BUT they got stains all over them for no apparent reason!

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5 out of 5 stars

August 30, 2023

Perfect Shorts For Hiking, Fishing, Water Sports!

Perfect shorts for hiking, fishing, and water sports. I purchased size M my usual size. They are a perfect fit. I am 5’2” 134 lbs. I typically wear size 8 Gap jeans. They fit as pictured. I ordered 3 pair. All the colors are as pictured. These shorts are well made, elastic waist with drawstring. Two large mesh pockets on either side and a large zippered back pocket. The fabric is 100% nylon structured not stretchy. They are light, airy, and dry quickly. These are perfect for any indoor or outdoor activities. They pair well with Columbia rash guards. I’m so happy I found these.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 25, 2023


I am between a large and XL in most shorts, but these large are perfect fit for me. Length is about 1/2 inch longer than the Sandy River shorts that claim same length. Pockets are deeper than most women's shorts, so my phone does not fall out! Fabric is quick-dry and that is helpful for sweaty activities.


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