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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 4.3 out of 5 by 145 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Womens sandy river cargo short I bought several shorts for hiking this summer and bought this style for the cargo pockets, they are so comfortable and wear well. I love the slightly longer inseam (others I bought were shorter). The elastic waist is comfortable, but love the belt to keep it looking less frumpy. August 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good price, nice shorts The material is a little thin, but it is lightweight, comfortable and should be quick drying. The pockets are way too small though to hold anything significant - phone, camera, wallet, etc. Otherwise, the short's length and size was perfect, and I have difficulty finding clothes that fit right. At this sale price, I would recommend getting a couple of pairs! August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SANDY RIVER CARGO SHORT PERFECT FIT. I WILL ORDER 2 OR 3 MORE. EXCELLENT SERVICE. I LOVE IT! August 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them! I ordered 4, 1 in each color and am very pleased with them. Perfect for wearing any where and for running, walking, golfing or putting on over bathing suit. Only slight complaint would be the size of the side pockets are a bit too small so things can fall out. August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fit These are just what I wanted. I am 65 145lbs and the Large fit perfectly. Only things I would wish for would be more colors, another inch longer and larger pockets - phone doesn't fit into the zipper parts. It is nice that they aren't low cut. Almost comes up to my waist. August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favourite shorts I love these shorts. I wear them for hikes and at home. The quality is excellent and they are so comfortable. I just bought two pairs, tusk and black, because I got tired of wearing my old ones. I only wish they had bigger pockets for my cell phone. August 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Shorts Very comfortable. A little bit shorter than I thought they would be, but overall, I am very happy with these shorts. Just wanted something I could chill out in, and these will be great for doing that. August 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Women's Sandy River Cargo Short They are a nice pair of light summer shorts. They run slightly big and have little wider leg than I'd like, but great for the lake, hiking, walking, etc. Cool and dry quickly. I'd recommend them. August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shorts I have bought these shorts for years and love them. The size chart is right . I should of bought xsmall but they are not to big very comfy. I have a bad back so a bit loose will work. I wish they had the zipped pockets on both sides like the ones I bought several years ago. I would follow the size chart for these because it is accurate. a great pair of shorts for the beach (dry very fast) and for really hot days. These for me are a must have for the summer. August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pockets Love these shorts! Work outside at a nursery and they are comfy and cool in the blazing heat. Only complaint I have is that the pockets aren't large enough to hold my phone. August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Women's Sandy River Cargo Shorts Oh my gosh! These are my new favorite shorts. So lightweight, comfortable and cool! July 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Columbia shorts What a bargain! I had an older pair and wanted to replace them. These are BETTER!! they are very light. Great for warmer weather and no need to iron. YEAH! July 28, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Picture shown is not shorts sent I own two pair of the Sandy River Cargo shorts and love them. I ordered two more pair -- the picture shown looks just like my old ones, but the shorts I received are a much tighter, slimmer fit, the belt is not elastic as the old ones were, and the "cargo" pockets are barely large enough to fit two fingers in. The old shorts have 6"x6" pockets with zippers; these have 4"x4" pockets, only one with a zipper, the other with a sewn down flap -- impossible to get into -- not acceptable for cargo pockets or to hold valuables. July 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Caution: Runs large this season I ordered these shorts last year, in a size medium, and they fit well. I love them so much, I ordered 2 more pairs this summer, also in a medium, and they were much too large! A full size difference. I am reordering in size small, but hate that I have to pay extra shipping when they were not consistent with their sizing. July 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts for water fun I love Columbia shorts. I have 10 different pairs. I use them when I fish. They dry super quick and are lightweight and comfortable. One person said they run small. I was between sizes, 8 and 10, when I was a 10 I tried them and they were snug but when I went down to an 8 the medium fit perfect. July 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Such a versatile short One of the best all round shorts I have ever owned. They are great for boating and gardening and are really comfortable. July 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Broken button I loved these shorts as soon as I put them on! Very comfortable hiking and very breathable. The issue is two hours into wearing them I un snapped the button to change and the whole button broke into 3 pieces. I was very disappointed, especially when I mailed them back and went to reorder another pair and they are sold out July 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loooooooove them Great all around shorts, so light and cool. Wash and throw in dryer for a light tossing to get wrinkles out. Have them in every color they make and got great sale prices between Columbia on Amazon or the direct Columbia website. Going to be on a week vacation and plan on wearing a different color every day. Even bought my husband four pairs of the men's shorts like this. Love the pockets too for my phone. July 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Did not fit as reviewed This product was reviewed as fits slightly smaller. I disagree. I ordered a larger size based on that review and wished I had ordered a smaller size. I think they fit true to size. July 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts I was apprehensive about ordering these shorts because I don't like the "modern" definition of where the waistline falls. However, these shorts are very comfortable (despite the location of the waistline). I bought them to wear to gym workouts, and they are perfect. July 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comfort for the Active These shorts are comfortable and functional. They dry fairly quick, but they are also pretty thin; even a little sheer. For the price I got them at, they are perfect for every day wear and I ended up ordering 3 more pairs! July 20, 2016
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
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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.

How to Measure

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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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