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Women's Kenzie Cove™ Short


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$24.99 $40.00
Style# 1544711
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1544711
Uses Trail


The longer, Bermuda-short-inspired design on this versatile twill bottom evokes boat decks and cocktails in the sun, while clean, functional lines—including a cut out at back waist for improved fit—render these women’s shorts perfect for any warm weather activity.

  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Mid rise
  • Imported

  • 100% Cotton twill


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 34 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shorts Based on reviews saying these run small I bought 1 size up. Too big, I should have gotten my regular size. I got them on sale tho and it's not worth the cost of shipping them back to get the correct size. I am hoping they will shrink enough when I wash and dry them since they are 100% cotton. I haven't worn them yet so I can't say how comfortable they are. They feel very soft. October 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts for fit and look. I bought two pairs of these shorts with one 4 inch inseam and one 6 six inches inseam. I'm 5'6" with an athletic build and muscular thighs, but the 4 inch length fit perfectly while the 6 inch is snug across the thighs and hip. I kept them because I lover the blue color but it's disappointing that there is a fit difference with just a length difference but the same size. The quality of the fabric is nice. October 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good looking shorts These shorts are nice looking on. They do seem to be a little snug In the butt. September 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Shorts I put "true to size" because everything I have bought from Columbia has been the same size and they all fit perfectly. They do run big compared to other brands - I usually wear a 4-6 in other brands but wear a 2 in Columbia products. These shorts are fantastic! I bought them for our trip to Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks. They are super comfortable and durable for everything from sitting in a car to hiking a few miles! June 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 6 inch inseam Kenzie Cove short I take a 10 in most Columbia pants, and these in a 10 fit perfectly. The 6 inch inseam length is perfect for me, not too short, not too long... I am 38 years old so the short short days are long over. Didn't ride up, and I hiked a 6 mile loop in them last weekend and they were incredibly comfy the whole way! I have not seen how they wash as of yet so that is yet to be determined but the material is great. June 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect These shorts were great for a weekend of fishing. May 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Overall These shorts are well fitting and the material is very comfortable and cool. May 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for outdoor and professional I have these for a camp I work at. They fit nicely and are a good moderate length. Not too short and not too long. I'm 5'4" and weigh 120. I had no problem with sizing, though women with a larger rump might want to size up since this fabric won't stretch. They dry relatively quickly and I don't get too hot in them at work. Although they wrinkle after a while (because it's cotton) they still look good to wear at my work. April 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Multifunctional Shorts I love the lightweight material and inseam length! I ordered black which are great for everyday wear outside and they look really cute dressed up. The waist is a tad large but the fit throughout helps keep them up so no belt needed. Overall, love them and I'm ordering more colors!!! April 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice shorts Nice shorts, very thin material. They wrinkle/crease very, very easily. I don't know how rugged they'll be since they're such a light cotton... I was imagining more medium-weight twill, but just know these are very soft and light. Also, per other reviewers' advice, I sized up to a 10 and I'm swimming in them. I think they run true to size if not a little bit large! I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs and I'm hoping the 8 will fit better, especially after washing and drying. Had to return the 10, so can't speak to how these wash and wear, but they seemed nice out of the box. March 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Softer than expected I ordered the Black and the Fossil shorts,they were the perfect fit, color and length. Material was alot softer than expected, very comfortable. I absolutely love them. Columbia never seems to let me down :) December 20, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tooo small I like but i have to change runs small November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Nice and comfy. Perfect active wear. November 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ugly These are hideous. They get all wrinkly. Makes me look like I'm wearing "mom jeans" even though I'm not. October 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by excellent hot weather wear These run at least a size small, so order accordingly. I ordered one size up from my usual and I'm very happy with them. October 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Red Hibiscus not really red I ordered a pair in the red hibiscus color, and they're not red. The color is more like a hot coral, and lighter than the online photo. I don't like it and will return them. I normally wear a size 10, but ordered a 12 because it says they fit rather small. Bad idea. should've ordered the 10 because they're too big. September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable I bought 2 of these shorts. I should have bought more. They function for an active lifestyle such as hiking, and they work if you're going to a nice lunch or dinner. They are extremely comfortable. September 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cute and Comfy Love these shorts! I got outside my comfort zone on these and ordered the purple and the pink, and I LOVE them! They are super cute, the cut is very flattering, and they are comfy. They run a little smaller than some of my other Columbia stuff. I got these in my usual size 10 (love the 4in length!), and the button is a wee bit snug. I'm just looking at it as incentive to get rid of those last couple of baby pounds! Get these shorts! You'll be glad you did. September 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by very comfortable and cute These are my new favorite shorts. I got the mint green color and I get compliments on them every time I wear them. They are very comfortable and the material is more like a cotton than a "fishing short". I am definitely going to order more in different colors. Not too short, not too long. Just perfect. August 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect shorts Order the blue & pink and love the colors! They are true to size. Love the inseam - it allows for movement without being to short. Washed/dried nicely. August 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts I purchase a few pairs of this style in different colors. These are great shorts. I purchased the 6 in inseam. They are very comfy. The pockets are deep enough. They can be worn with a casual tshirt or dress them up with a nice top. Great shorts! August 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by love these shorts! I got these shorts because from past experience Columbia makes quality items! i have a wide hips and muscular thighs, and these shorts fit great! August 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kenzie Cove Shorts Bought for the wife, she loves them! Now hase a pair in almost every color and has recommended them to many friends! August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cute, Comfortable Shorts I ordered these shorts in black, purple and white. They are extremely comfortable and look good on. I'm keeping the black and purple ones. The white ones will go back since they aren't lined and so you can see the pockets and underwear (even with beige on). July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love Laundered well, did not shrink. Color held, and they are very comfortable. July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flattering fit I love these shorts. They are not too flarey like most shorts I try on. They are not too tight either. Just the right amount of fabric around the leg and there are 2 different options for length. Perfect! Don't change them, PLEASE! July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable and well made I ordered a size up after reading that these shorts run a little large (I see that reviewers now believe that they fit slightly small), but they ended up being too big for me. That's why I believe these are more true to size. These shorts are well made and perfect for semi-active summer days or for lounging around. They are soft, and I love the purple color. The biggest selling point? The 6-inch inseam option. For some reason, most retailers sell shorts with 4-inch or 7-inch inseams but nothing in between. Living in an area where the weather is nice year-round, I know that I will get a lot of use out of these shorts. I trust the Columbia brand and its quality in clothing. July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice shorts! I bought these shorts to wear to a croquet party in August, so have yet to wear them. I have tried them on and am very satisfied with the fit. I am 5'8" and weigh in today at 125.4. Big waist, zero butt. Size 8 fits wonderfully. One reason I love Columbia is that their womens' bottoms are NOT made for huge hips/butts and tiny waists. May 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great length I got these in black and khaki. They fit very nicely. They do run a little small. I'm usually an 8 at The Limited and WHBM, but I got these in a 10 and they fit perfectly. The length is great for women who don't want "granny" shorts, but also don't want to let it all hang out. The only downside is that they wrinkle pretty significantly. Be prepared to iron them if you don't like looking like you tumbled out of bed. May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Fit These shorts fit very well. They are the perfect length for someone who doesn't want the really short shorts. April 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Run smaller than any other brand I wear I wear a size 6 in every other brand but wear a 10 in these shorts. April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love These I have the hardest time finding bottoms that fit me well due to my large booty and smaller waist. But the V cut in the back helps eliminate the gap that I'm used to dealing with in the back of my bottoms. I plan to buy one of each of their bottoms! March 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by I have three pair! I bought one pair and loved them so much that I bought two more. I bought them one sale so that was an added plus. The shorts are great! They are made well and provide enough durability and room to work in. October 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hibiscus red is BRIGHT The shorts are fine but good golly that color is not what I was expecting. I wanted like a sort of paprika red, something lively but wearable, but the red hibiscus color is borderline neon. Going to have to make a gift out of these for someone because I just don't really like the idea of my hind quarters being visible from 20 yards. April 30, 2014
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
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
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.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit bottom

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
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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