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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
$12.98 $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 161 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy Breezy Short I'm really glad I chose to buy these shorts off-season. I couldn't pass up the sale price. I purchased an XS in Nocturnal, which is a gorgeous darker blue. They fit true to size and are easy on easy off with the elastic waist. They also come with a bonus belt that you can use or not use. October 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable Cargo Short I really enjoy wearing the Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short. They are very comfortable and are great for traveling...lightweight with pockets that give added security in those crowded tourist areas. I like them so much I'm contemplating purchasing more in different colors. October 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best shorts for anytime and anywhere! I have maybe 5-6 pair of Sandy River Cargo Shorts & LOVE every pair.. I can wear them all day, & I do! Easy on & easy off - wear beautifully & never wrinkles or loses shape! The only thing I'm not fond of is the belt clasp...too hard to manage sometimes! But 99% happy with all of my Sandy River's!!! September 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lightweight shorts I accidentially purchased one pair of shorts at a Bass Pro Shop, I never put them on until about 6 weeks later and WOW impressed, comfortable cool and washes up well. I would recommend these to anyone. Since then I went onto the Columbia website and searched for them and found them on sale purchased two more pairs, totally excited with the product September 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these shorts These fit great, look good and are very comfortable. Perfect for summer kayaking and warm weather hiking. Wish there were more in my size!! September 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like you're wearing nothing! I'm so finicky about shorts. They just don't seem to fit and they're hardly ever comfortable. I absolutely wouldn't think of wearing shorts hiking UNTIL I found these shorts. They are better than my hiking skirts, pants, and skorts. They are thin, they wick sweat, snap and zipper closure, belt if you need it, the BEST. I have ordered two colors and will probably duplicate some colors just to have more of these shorts. Wonderful. I wear a M, 5'6", 140 pounds. September 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Entire Staff Loves These! I got these for my adventure team at work. We run kayak tours, hikes, biking, canoeing, camping, summer camp and anything else outside! Everyone LOVES these shorts, they are durable, actually repell water, dry super quick, and look professional. September 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by BEST BOATING SHORTS These shorts are made of a light wt. material, thus quick drying. I found they ran small in the crotch area which was very disappointing because when I'm sitting in my kayak I want to be comfortable. I kept them anyway because of their other good qualities. I'm 5'7" and weigh 182 lbs. I usually take a size XL which were too short in the crotch. The 1X fit just right in the crotch but too big in the legs. Columbia please don't do what the rest of the companies are doing, short-changing on material...it's so disappointing! September 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by large I am 5'4'' and 130lb usually M or size 8 this pants were very large I would need small. they seems nice but I returned them September 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by small pockets these are a great pair of shorts, but the pockets are too small to be of much use for other than car keys. A back zippered pocket would be a great enhancement. September 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best shorts ever! Best shorts ever! I love the shorts so much I wish I had a pair for every day of the week! I did just buy another pair. September 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luv these shorts I had bought a pair years ago and love them so I decided to look online to purchase more, I like the lightness of material they are great to wear for just about anything you might want to do: ) September 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Order a size down I am a curvy 6 and ordered mediums (6-8). I love the shorts (thin material, quick dry, belt), but will have to return them. Mediums in this style fit more like an 8-small 10. :( September 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by I always reach for these shorts Whether it is day-to-day or out hiking, walking, etc. I always reach for these shorts. I have several colors, they dry quickly and hold up very nicely. Only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is that the pockets are a bit shallow, as phones are getting bigger I guess it is a problem if you want to be hands free. The zip pocket is good for carrying cash but wallet does not fit into it. This aside, I think they are well worth the price! September 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pockets are too small These are great, lightweight shorts. However the "cargo" pockets are so small they are useless. Too small for a phone or small wallet. At best you could fold some cash or carry a couple of keys. Also, the side slash pockets are designed so that items easily fall out when sitting. Great shorts but not for cargo. August 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review of Canvas Shorts Hi love these shorts - I tried these shorts on in a store and found I was able to fit into a smaller size because they ran a little larger. They are very comfortable and great for hiking, biking, and some water sports as they dry quickly. I highly recommend them! August 25, 2016
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
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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

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

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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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