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KAVU Catalina Short - Women's


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    9 Reviews


    Flower ka-power.

    Turn up the flower power when you pick the Kavu Catalina Short. This flirty little short features a bouquet of big, bold florals on a field of comfortable stretch cotton.
    • Item #KAV0289

    Tech Specs

    97% cotton, 3% spandex
    3 in
    2 front, 2 back welt
    Recommended Use
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    Love them

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 2
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 117lbs

    I've been looking for shorts that fit my body shape. I'm 5'5, 117lbs, short waisted, long legs, no butt/hips. These are a perfect shorts. They do give a bit so, if you're in between sized go down.

    Color fades in the wash :-(

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 2
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 115lbs

    I got the paprika in a size 2, I have a 25-26 inch waist, and they fit perfectly! The color is beautiful... until the first wash. Now they look like old shorts. I still love them and will be wearing them all summer. I'm just bummed that they can't dress up like they would have if the color held.

    Lifes too SHORT..

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

    to live without these shorts.
    Honestly, I don't know how I navigated hot weather and cute outfits prior to this pair of shorts. My summer wardrobe revolves around the khaki short and summery tanks and blouses. Afternoon bike rides? These shorts are versatile enough to sweat in too. I no-longer have the consistent need to pull these shorts down, they are loose enough around my thighs that I'm able to move comfortably and avoid "sticky" situations. Plus, Kavu has gotten the "waist to rear" ratio down. The shorts are fitted, but not tight in the rear without the waist appearing too large or too tight. (They may have been created for Goldielocks because they fit juuuussstttt right)


      Love these shorts! The size was right on and the shorts are long enough that my butt doesn't hang out! Which is always a plus! I've worn them hiking, biking and for every day use! Shorts good in any condition! My kind of shorts!

      Summer Uniform

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 4
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 132lbs

      My wife loves these shorts and wears them nearly everyday. They are soft, stretchy and comfortable. They transition from trail to bar, and are comfortable all day. Some reviews said that the shorts ran small, but she found them to run true to size.

      Favorite shorts

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

      I love these shorts! The material is great. I like that they are super comfortable and I can imagine hiking in them as well as wearing them in town. I will say that because the material is somewhat stretchy they do feel a little bit baggy after a couple of hours. I'm between a 4 and a 6. I went with a 6 and I wish I had gotten a 4 because they do stretch out. I will be ordering another pair in a size 4 because I do love them other than that.


      Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1993, KAVU stands for Klear Above Visibility Unlimited. KAVU is much more than just the name of our company. KAVU is a philosophy, a perspective, and a way of life that revolves around doing what you love in nature’s playgrounds. From deep wilderness to your neighborhood park, KAVU is “true outdoor wear” crafted to be your go-to favorite, the first item you throw on when adventure calls - which is ridiculously often.

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      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 6

      After trying on my usual size 4 in shorts, these ran small so I tried the 6 and they fit great. More comfortable around my hips and waist, not as snug. They're slightly shorter than the majority of the shorts I wear but they're still a good length. Soft material that I think will get even more comfortable the more I wear these in. Great short!

      Runs small

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small

      I have a different style of Kavu shorts in a size 2 and these shorts in size 4 were too tight. I have hips and a larger rear end so that could be why these fit too snug but other than that, they're a great material and they're a little more 'dressy' than other shorts. Will have to try and see how the 6 fits.

      Primo comfort and super flattering

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

      Lately, I have been looking for a pair of shorts that is higher-waisted with a little more length that is still flattering, youthful, and not too sporty. These shorts are PERFECT. They have a higher waistline, a superior fit, and just enough inseam. The material also has a light stretch that makes them a perfect choice anywhere anytime. They're good while on long drives, great for long hikes, comfortable and stretchy for afternoons at the climbing wall, appropriate for looking professional on the disc golf course or golf course, and even good just for looking good out with your friends! I'm a huge fan. [Just a note, the green is a lot darker in person, almost black.]

      I want these in a size 2 in yellow! Are...

      I want these in a size 2 in yellow! Are you guys going to be getting more in that size/color? Or should I stop waiting?