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Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short

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http://www.columbia.com/womens-sandy-river-cargo-short-AL4572.html AL4572
$14.90 $40.00
Style# 1386071
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Uses: Water
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic

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Style# 1386071
Uses Water

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Stay comfortable, cool and protected during active outdoor adventures with this super versatile cargo short: UPF 30 protection is built right in and quick-drying nylon provides excellent durability.


Features:
  • Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Exterior adjustable waistband
  • Modern classic fit, regular rise
  • Inseam 6”
  • Imported


Fabric:
  • OMNI SHADE
    100% nylon Perfecta Plus II
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 124 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Liked product but not what I was hoping for Accidentally ordered xl, to big but still seemed small for an xl. As for function I don't know since it was returned but couldn't change rating. Also thought it might be more of a swim short; wishful thinking on my part. Seemed like a good product though July 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great shorts for summer activities Love these shorts, going to buy a few more. Lightweight, secure pockets, short but not silly short, I've hiked in them, kayaked in them and worn them out and about. very comfortable shorts July 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorts Love these shorts very comfortable July 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these Shorts I usually wear a size 6 but ordered a Medium as I already owned a pair and knew that they fit a little small. I like them so much I ordered several pair. Great for Florida weather. Love how quickly they dry. Zipper pocket on side is great for your key when hiking or boating. July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great fabric good to pack for travel,and lightweight. July 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Okay shorts, but not for list price. The shorts fit and are comfortable, but there's nothing outstanding about them. The elastic in the waste seems a bit flimsy. I don't expect it to last through very many wash cycles. We'll see. Had I paid list price, Id be disappointed. July 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love these shorts This is my third pair of these shorts (new color). I wear them every day and they don't seem to ever show any wear. They are extremely comfortable. I wish the zipper pocket was big enough for my iPhone 6, but it does securely hold my money, license and a credit card so I can leave home without a purse. July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by best walking shorts I have worn these shorts for my daily walk for many, many years. They are lightweight, attractive and have big pockets for keys, cell phone, etc. They do stretch out a bit after a few hours of wear and get a little floppy looking, just mentioning. Not an issue for me. They return to shape after washing. My last 2 pairs lasted about 1o years! July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfy shorts Love these shorts. Light and airy for very warm days. July 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Need more pockets I love these shorts and may order another pair. I wish there were also pockets in the back. July 6, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Why Returned Short has an excellent design and fabric, but I returned them because they did not conform to size consistent with other Columbia clothes I own. I have reordered. July 2, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by needs deeper pockets! The quality of the product is very good but the pockets in these shorts are so short, everything falls out of them. The cargo pockets with the zipper are so small, I cannot even fit a credit card in them. Please go back to the old style with the deeper pockets! July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts love these shorts. stylist but functional and comfortable!! July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable Cargo Shorts These shorts are some of the best fitting comfortable shorts I have ever worn. The waist is elastic so it gives you a little more comfort. They are very light weight and dry fast if out fishing. July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by years of wear I have used these shorts for over 10 years. They are so comfortable and they seem to never wear out. I live in Hawaii and use them every day. I only wish they had other colors like white and red. They are the best. June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts Twelve years ago, I got a puppy and bought a few pair of Columbia cargo shorts that could accommodate treats, tissues, phone, id, and poopy bag, all in separate pockets. They were great but after 12 years of being washed twice a week, they needed to be replaced. I bought both the Sandy River shorts and Sandy River Cargo shorts. The fabric is great, very light, the fit is very comfortable (I am 5'1" 122 pounds and the small is great) I definitely prefer the extra inch in the inseam the cargo shorts provide, plus, the pockets in the regular shorts are a little shallow and I'm afraid my phone might fall out. My old shorts have 2 deep pockets, plus deep zip cargo pockets, large enough to hold my phone. The new cargo shorts zip pockets are not deep enough for my phone. Since my walks are very hilly, I prefer my phone to be in a zipped pocket. I would definitely recommend these shorts, but would love to see the zipped cargo pockets enlarged to accommodate a phone. June 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great everyday short This is my second pair, different color. Lightweight, fast-drying, easy to move in, washes beautifully. I wear them gardening, traveling, hiking, hanging around. The only change I'd like, as on most women's clothes, is for the leg pocket to be large enough to accommodate my iPhone 6. June 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great choice for South Florida! These shorts are my favorites for functionality, fit (roominess without being baggy and perfect length), color selection and overall style. June 7, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by huge elastic waist; no hips Maybe I'm just a pair-shaped woman. I ordered a Large. The hips were more form-fitting than I expected, while elastic waist could've fit me even when I had been pregnant. It was a very odd fit. The Medium was more reasonable in the waist, but then the seat was very tight. That being said, I love the material- same as the old Cross On Overs, albeit longer and baggier throughout. May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy river cargo short I have ordered several pairs of these shorts. They fit perfectly and are very easy to take care of. Perfect for travel. May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Practical shorts Bought these for fishing and beaching and they're great. Lightweight, quick dry material and I love the belt. I thought they would make me look old, but I found them to be rather fashionable while functional. Love the pockets. I also like the color selection. After buying these it's hard to go back to cotton shorts for summer. May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these shorts Very comfortable, good quality. I had to order one size larger in these shorts because they run slightly small. April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts! Love the way they fit! Perfect length for when I cannot wear shorter shorts to work. March 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorts for the traveler Excellent shorts. Great for traveling, light weight and very comfortable. February 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by sandy river shorts I bought a pair in Hawaii and loved them. Now have 5 pairs!! February 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy River Lightweight. Easy for travel. Air dries fast. Got 5 pairs and love them all. August 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cargo Shorts I wear these all the time. I have 3 pairs that I have had for all most 9 yrs and I wear them every summer. They are the most comfortable shorts I have worn. August 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these shorts At 66, I don't wear shorts very often but needed some for traveling. I generally take hand washable clothes (nylon, polyester) and have a big collection of Columbia pants and shirts. I am normally a size 6 but got these in a medium since Columbia pants, like the anytime outdoors, sometimes run small. These are very roomy--I can pull them on without using the zipper but do not need the belt. They are exceedingly comfortable and do not pull when sitting, bending, or moving around. The pockets are a good size for carrying a phone and dog treats. Even the 6" inseam is perfect, and the length hits my legs at a good point. I need to find more in basic colors since I am not a bright red or blue person in pants. August 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice lightweight shorts I originally ordered two pairs of these shorts to try them out, especially the fit given the reviews. I run between a size 8 and 10, and ordered them in medium. They fit me pretty well, but the elastic waist is slightly tighter than normal, but still comfortable. They are very lightweight and dry quickly. I love the cargo pockets! Personally, I would like back pockets as well and narrower belt loops. However, I liked them enough to order three more pairs of shorts! August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts I now have about half a dozen of these in different colors. They're very comfortable. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the zipper on the right side. Often it runs on my hand while I'm. It's rather annoying. August 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great on our boat Very comfortable, quick drying. These are the only shorts I wear on our sailboat in the Caribbean. I normally wear size 8-10 in pants. Medium fits great. August 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Shorts Ever! I have an older pair of these shorts in khaki and wear them a lot. When I saw the other colors I just had to have them so I got purple, aqua and pink. I love the feel and drape of the material along with all the various size pockets. These shorts pack well, wear well and dry quickly if they get wet. I'm 5' 3", 117 lbs. and find the small to fit perfectly. I also like the 6" seam as they fall mid-thigh on me which is a length with which I'm comfortable. August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorts I bought the first pair and loved them so much I bought 2 more for next summer. They are super comfortable and do not ride up on my thighs. That was a major concern for me. I am an average size 12 and bought the size 14 which I am very happy to say fit really nice. the lenth was good for me. I am 5'5" tall. July 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cargo? Needs pockets and zippers. Shorts are worthless for most of my activities. What happened to the technical aspect of Columbia. Cutting too many corners. Cut the belt and add some decent pockets (rear and front) and at least one zip. July 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SEM Great shorts, runs a little big in size. Wish the shorts were about an inch or inch and a half longer. July 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Ever! I now have every single color of these shorts. I have been wearing this style for over 2 yrs now. I love the pockets as my iPhone fits perfectly when I go on my daily 8 mile walk. These r highly recommended. Cool & comfy! July 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Water Shorts Great length and weight for wearing in the water. July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them! I have 4 pairs and I love everything about them. They're light weight so they dry quickly if they get wet, they're the perfect length for gardening, hiking, and biking, and the elastic waistband gives comfort with every bend and reach! Great quality with the construction, I hope they add even more colors! July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfy lightweight shorts. I wear these for pickle ball, both indoor and outdoor. They are extremely lightweight which I like. The material is durable. I once hiked a mountain so steep that the only way down was to slide on my butt. The material has no wear from that day. None. July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by shorts great shorts,fit nice,great selection of colors,just what I wanted ! July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love These Shorts These are my go-to summer shorts. They are comfortable for everyday wear, pull on easily, wash and dry quickly, great for fishing or any other place you might get wet. July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great shorts Loved these shorts--just the right length, quick drying and comfortable. Ran a bit large but otherwise great like most Columbia products. July 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Needs to be More Functional Need MORE pockets that are larger to hold phones, keys, wallets etc. Zippers or velcro cover so stuff doesn't fall out. Option for a longer length just above the knee. We don't want a tight crotch, but a comfortable fit for ALL outdoor activities. I love Columbia, but tired of looking in the men's department for a pair of shorts that have the design options women want too. July 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Doesn't Hold Much Cargo I've always adored Columbia shorts, but sorry folks, not this pair of shorts. I'll wait until Columbia gets it together and brings back shorts with decent pockets. ALL of the pockets are WAAAY too small compared to other older models of women's Columbia shorts I still currently own. The side slash pockets are so short that when I put a bit of change in the pocket and sit down, it falls out. The zip cargo pocket is nearly useless. It's about the size of a credit card. Sheesh. A woman I know who does alterations and tailoring tells me that to cut costs clothing manufacturers, have reduced the size of their pockets to save on the cost of the lining material. July 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by cows2hay Great shorts, nice material & construction, but inseam short @ 6". Would have bought more if longer shorts offered, like 9" inseam. Can use them but not ideal. June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Consistent quality and design These shorts are basically the same style as some I purchased about 5 years ago with some modifications to the side pockets. The fit is the same and the function is the same, which is what I wanted. They are nice and lightweight for summer activities and dry fast when they become wet. Now if I could only find a pair of capris designed similarly with bigger side pockets. June 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy River Cargo Shorts Great styling, good fit, nice fabric. I like the slightly longer length of these compared with the Sandy River Shorts. The yolk at the back makes for a nice fit with the elastic waist eliminating the usual bulk. The cargo pockets are a bit small. A zip pocket at the waist would make these perfect. Love the colors... May 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Go to summer shorts I've been wearing Columbia cargo shorts for years. They wear well, dry quickly, and offer secure zip pockets for essentials. You can't go wrong packing these shorts for travel, too! May 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them These are the best shorts I have ever bought. I absolutely love them. I bought two colors and am seriously thinking of buying the other colors too! I wear them every day and when one is in the wash, I'm wearing the other. They dry so quickly. I love them....perfect. May 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sandy River Cargo shorts I ordered these in a size large, even measured myself, but had to return and reorder in an XL, as they REALLY RUN SMALL! I have several pairs of the Columbia shorts in this parachute-type material, and some made of the Omnishade. I am in and out of the water and on the beach a lot, so I like the fact that they are quick dry and made of a lightweight material. Nice selection of colors to choose from, too. They have one zippered pocket, and one pocket with a sort of fold over the top to keep things in, plus two regular side pockets. They have an elastic waist with a snap and a zipper, plus a belt, which I think can be removed if you don't like it. I will probably purchase a few more pairs of these before they go off sale at the end of the month, and, overall, I like them. I feel that they will hold up well and are a good price on sale. May 21, 2015
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Performance
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
Performance
womens performance fit bottom
Active
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
Active
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
Relaxed
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top
Relaxed
womens relaxed fit bottom
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
2
S
4-6
M
8-10
L
12-14
XL
16-18
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
12-14
XL
16-18
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.

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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.

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