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Women's East Ridge™ Short


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$14.98 $50.00
Style# 1450091
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1450091
Uses Trail


Lightweight yet rugged, these versatile, cargo-style women’s shorts are built for your active lifestyle, with a wicking fabric that keeps you dry even when you’re working hard and UPF 30 sun protection to shield your skin from sun burn and long-term skin damage.

  • Omni-Wick™
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Straight leg
  • Regular rise
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Cargo pocket
  • Pockets with hook and loop closure
  • Imported

  • 100% nylon Summit Cloth
High-Performance Wicking Fabric
Sun Protection

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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fit and lightweight Love it! Great fit and excellent for hot temperatures over 100 degrees! September 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great short Love this short- got one with 10" and one with 13" inseam. Wish they had more colors in my size. Very comfotable and love all the pockets. August 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice, roomy shorts Well made, quality shorts. Following the reviews, I'd ordered one size up and they were huge. Wished the fitted as these are really nice shorts with usable pockets. August 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Form and function Overall I liked these shorts so much so that I ordered another pair in a second color. The cut is feminine, the fabric is lightweight and quick-drying. They were even comfortable when I got completely drenched at an amusement park this summer. The only drawback is that the pockets aren’t quite big enough to secure a cell phone with the snap or zipper. Generally, I can deal with that. August 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for summer hiking These are comfortable and lightweight. Nice length July 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by love the pants but The reason i like this type of pant is because of the pockets. I don't always like to carry a pocket book, so i like lots of pockets. Most important is a pocket for my cell phone. The cargo pockets on the sides are two short to carry it safely. Other then that these pants are great. July 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these! I have these shorts in several colors & I love them. They are lightweight & the fabric is very durable. They are made so well that it would be hard to wear them out. I live in Florida & I'm near the water a lot & I love the fact that they dry so fast as I occasionally get splashed or caught in a sudden downpour. Love the colors too! July 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable and cool Great shorts for walking, sightseeing, hiking. I own two pair and will get another in case they stop making them. June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts! I love these easy, light shorts for warm weather. They don't ride up in the leg which is important for hiking. They are the *slightest* bit snug, I usually wear a 12 and these are a close-fitting 12. Not enough to be uncomfortable, but I just thought I'd mention for other shoppers. I got the fossil color and it goes with everything and holds up well. I also like the rise on these shorts. It has a mid-rise which is much better for me than a low-rise that I would have worn in my 20's. I would definitely recommend. June 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these shorts! I have these shorts in all three available colors. Wish there were more color choices! They fit great, wash great, and don't wear out. They are great for hiking as well as wearing to casual events. Love that there are two different lengths to choose from. I'm 5'3" and I have the 10" length. June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these! I have the 10 and 13 inch. I love the shorts that are on sale…there is a newer version at the stores but they do not have the side pocket zippers. Very comfortable. My only wish is they made them 12". Regardless I have 2 pair of both length and love them May 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorts These shorts are an awesome fit. True to size, very comfortable and flexible. I would buy these and plan on buying some more for myself. May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love em! These shorts are great for those who like a fast drying, a little bit longer and comfortable, to wear for water sports activities or any time! They are very light look nice and wash up and DRY nicely. It would be great to have some other fun colors to pick from :). Love em! April 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Longer shorts These are great light weight longer shorts. Good for less sun exposure. Quick drying when wade fishing. February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts I like that these shorts fit my outdoor needs but still have a feminine look to them. Most outdoor shorts tend to be too boxy & boyish for me. September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these shorts This is my 5th pair of these shorts, I love the fit. I also love the fact that they have side or "cargo" pockets. I hike a lot and these are great for hiking. There are so many short out there today that are to short and have no real pockets. These are not them!! They are also nice enough to wear around town or out to a casual dinner. September 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Women's East Ridge Short As other reviewers have stated it does run a little small. I would order one size larger in the future if said runs a little small. August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by love these but bring back longer lengths, please I ordered two pair of these shorts in 10" inseam (wishing the 13" inseam would become available again). The shorts are everything I expect of the quality and workmanship associated with Columbia brand clothing... and I am very pleased to have scored two pair. Although other reviews reflect these run smaller than usual, I found they fit true to size and maybe a little larger. Pretty please consider bringing these back in the 13" inseam. August 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Snug in legs Bought Ladies Size 10 Fossil but the fit around the legs were snug. I normally wear Size 8-10. Although the material is comfortable, the legs picked and puckered across the thighs after use. Bought Size 12 which had a great loose fit for the legs but the waist and hips were too big. I heard Columbia sizing was not always true. August 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fitting pants I only wish they made these shorts in other colors. They fit great. August 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good Fit, Poor Material I was really excited about these shorts when I first got them. Light weight material is very comfortable and quick-drying BUT after the first or second time being worn they began pilling in the seat area. Not satisfied with that. August 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by East ridge shorts I love the shorts but I had to return the size 6 and order a 8. They run very small. August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these shorts I love all Columbia clothes but these shorts are so comfortable. I like to walk and hike a lot and these shorts are perfect. I just have found that with all Columbia pants and shorts, I need to order the next size up from my usual size as they seem to all run a little small. August 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sizing not reliable I ordered this short, one size larger as was suggested in other reviews. It fit great - love this short. I ordered another pair in a different color (same size as the first pair) and couldn't get them past my knees they were so small. Sizing with Columbia seems to be hit and miss and is definately not reliable. August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great hiking shorts! Wore these shorts on the John Muir Trail this summer, they were very comfortable: light, quick drying material, good cut for freedom of movement when climbing, good length. Also lots of convenient pockets. I just bought another pair in a different color. August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts These shorts are lightweight, comfortable with lots of pockets. Ideal for travel and outdoor activities. I like the color and the fit - great shorts. July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Everything Shorts I purchased the 10 inch short. This short is very light. I took this product on a 2 mile hike on a 90 degree humid Minnesota day and it was perfect. It was s lightweight that I put a digital camera in the pocket and hardly noticed. After the hike I proceeded to wash my two 50 pound dogs while still wearing the shorts. They were saturated but dried quickly enough, as I thought that they would, as I hoped that they would. I proceeded to clean my house in them (without bleach of course) and they were perfect. It was the perfect everyday hiking/working/cleaning short that I had hoped it would be. I bought two of them in two different colors. July 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice outdoor shorts Nice outdoor shorts, the material is much thinner than I expected which will be great for camping , swimming or summer time. I followed the other reviews and ordered 1 size bigger than I normally wear. They fit just fine and are comfortable too. July 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by fabric has been changed I bought the East Ridge shorts Grill color in size 8. I usually wear a size 6. I liked them so much that I bought a second pair, size 8 in Fossil. Both are 100% nylon, but the fabric in the Fossil pair is slightly ridged. Both pairs of shorts have been washed in cold water and line dried. The earlier Grill color shorts are fine, but the Fossil shorts, also size 8, shrank so that I can barely zip them; they are at least 3/4" smaller and not comfortable. Very unhappy about this product. July 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sad that I can't get one that fits Well, I love these shorts for their just right length and number of pockets. But... I always wear size 4 in Columbia so bought the size 4 locally without trying them on and could barely get them over my hips. Went online and ordered a size 6 which fell off my hips and had to be returned. Wish I could find more products locally to try on without paying return shipping costs. Love everything else I've bought! June 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Too small I normally wear a size 8, so I bought a size 8 in these shorts and I couldn't even zip them up. They are very cute, but I feel like I would have to buy at least a 12 in order for them to fit. I do not recommend if you do not like buying 2 sizes up your normal size. April 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Columbia East Ridge Cargo Short The shorts are very functional. The material is soft and the workmanship is great. I bought a second pair. April 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really nice shorts. Everything about these shorts are great--fit, length, comfort. April 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great shorts great shorts for walking, for sports and for travelling. am buying more!!! April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cute But Small I wear a 16 in the everyday shorts so I ordered a 16 in these too but couldn't get them up ... much less zipped. I am pear shaped. Nice shorts though! March 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good fit and function Recommend these for hiking in warm climate. March 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Runs a little small Short runs a little small. There is not much stretch in the fabric. Short not as comfortable as others purchased from Columbia February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Shorts Used these shorts on a recent safari! They worked great . . . comfortable, light weight and dry quickly. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts These shorts fit and feel great. Super comfy in hot, muggy weather. Can be worn for outdoor activities and running errands alike. Fit true to size. Very happy with my purchase. July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorts Love the lightweight material - and very comforable - the fit was perfect - I haven't washed them yet - but I can see that they will be quick drying. March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pair of shorts I'm very happy with Columbia products, they are always high quality. I got these shorts for a spring trip to AZ. I'm 5 6' 120 lbs with a narrow build, purchased a size 2 . I have a hard time finding pants that fit but these were perfect! The fabric is soft and comfortable, I was so pleased I have purchased a pair of Columbias Capri pants as well. March 12, 2014
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top
womens relaxed fit bottom
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
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 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
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UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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