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Women's Arch Cape™ II Short


http://www.columbia.com/womens-arch-cape-ii-short-AL4697.html AL4697
$19.98 $50.00
Style# 1492591
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1492591
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Offered in two inseam lengths, this versatile, sun-repelling short is constructed from a soft-yet-durable blend of cotton and nylon to keep you comfortable and protected during everyday warm weather activities.

  • UPF 15 sun protection
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Four pockets
  • Modern classic fit, regular rise
  • Inseam: 4”, 6”
  • Imported

  • 66% cotton/34% nylon Adventure cloth

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Rated 4 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Purchased womans arch cape shorts. I was very tentative because I have not been able to find shorts I liked for about 20 years. I have a very short inseam 29" so most shorts look awful on me. I was thrilled with these shorts, 4" length is perfect, the fit was awesome and for once they did not have a two inch zipper, they are a normal height zipper. The material is light weight, several pockets, perfect for golf, and look beautiful with a nice top for a dressier look. EXTREMELY SATIFIED! Bought them in all colors offered. March 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice shorts I bought these shorts to wear fishing/snorkeling and am glad I got the 6" length. The legs are a little tight for me, I wish they had side slits, but overall am happy with the material and fit. July 31, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very baggy The waist fit fine, but the legs of the shorts were so baggy that they looked ridiculous and I have pretty thick muscular thighs for my height. I have had luck with other shorts made by Columbia, but I will be returning this item. May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Columbia did it again great product - very comfortable - easy to maintain - all pros and no cons May 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comfy Zippered pocket is a little small, maybe credit card size. Glad I ordered the longer (6" inseam) as they were shorter than I thought they would be. Typically I would wear a size 4, but need to order a 6 in Columbia as they run smaller. Love the fabric, quick drying. May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by practical love all the pockets - especially the one that ZIPS - no worries with these. great construction. May 16, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Bust 32-33 34-35 36-37.5 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
Size L
Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
How to Measure
  • 1. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns
Shipping Information
Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping
Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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