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Men's Eagle River™ Short


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Style# 1664831
Uses Water, Trail


A soft and light cotton-poplin water short that’s clean enough to wear on the street, the versatile men’s Eagle River Short is water-repellent and quick to dry, with UPF 50 sun protection and an inner mesh brief for supreme comfort. An elastic waist with an adjustable belt lends the perfect fit, while a zip-closed security pocket stashes essential stuff.

  • Elastic at waist
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Uses: Water, Trail
  • Style# 1664831

  • 100% textured nylon poplin
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Men's Eagle River™ Short is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good intent & some poor design choices leave me dissatisfied. These shorts have the potential to be great. A variety of pockets for different functions (though I question using Velcro with nylon, polyester, etc., because ithe Velcro will rip it to shreds). The design and fit are comfortable and functional, but they are AT LEAST one size (if not two sizes) too big. I am 6'2", 260lbs, and I wear a XXL in most clothing (sometimes XXL tall). These shorts fit like a 3XL to a 4XL. They would not stay up, even with the belt tightened as much as possible. And that brings up another point. Why did Columbia change the belt? With these shorts, the belt goes as far as the left and right side seams. It does not even go all the way to the rear seam, much less conveniently slide so the shorts can be tightened further. I did not want to pay for return shipping so I kept the shorts and have since very carefully removed the two pieces of fabric they call a belt. I have purchased a section of poly/nylon webbing of the same width and long enough to make a proper belt. At least this way I can tighten them. Columbia, you really need to get your act together regarding sizing problems. There is NO consistency in sizing from one item to the next. That one factory will turn away customers no matter how good you products may be. For the record, the product is worth it if you get the correct size.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sizing Issue Like almost all of Columbia products. I have always fit well in an XL size. This however is way to large in Xl. It seems the waist size is xxl and the rest is an XL. I will still purchase the brand as this is the first time with an issue.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable but a bit large in the waist I needed new water shorts for kayaking and these fit the bill. They are more comfortable than a swim suit and have a secure pocket.The waist is large even when tightening the belt (be careful when you dive in the water).
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Short My husband's favorite short. Just wish they came in more colors like Blue! Great for hiking, kayaking and any outdoor activities.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Summer Short Comfortable, quick drying short. Perfect for all summer activity - hiking, boating, fishing. Love these shorts
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplicity and Function Bought these water shorts for fishing and canoeing and found they're ideal for both. Good fit, fast drying, and comfortable wet or dry. No silly frills; these are versatile shorts made to be worn for active outdoor use.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! Comfortable, light, and breathable. These shots are exactly what you want for a hot day on the water. They dry out fast and have plenty of places to store your gear. Great shorts!
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts Very nice light and comfortable short
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice summer shorts Great fit and quality. Seems like I buy nothing but Columbia because of the quality and style.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Waistband The belt at the waistband doesn't go all the way around making it impossible to tighten the waist enough to keep them up.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SHorts I've worn these shorts for years and they are very hard to get in stores so I had to order them on line. They are still made of a good quality material. I've used them on many camping and canoe trips, they last for years.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eagle river short I think these shorts are of great quality. Already have two other pair. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great water and everyday shorts. The mens eagle river shorts are just a great everyday short, very comfortable in hot weather or when swimming. I like the mesh liners for comfort.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the shorts Good, quality, comfortable fitting shorts.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eagle River Shorts This is exactly what I was looking for in swim shorts. Comfortable. Great material. Easy belt closure. Couldn't ask for more!!!
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Outdoor Shorts! As I have been with all previous Columbia products that I've purchased, these shorts do not disappoint. All aspects of the quality of materials and workmanship are up to Columbia standards. The shorts fit comfortably though the size runs just slightly larger than I expected around the waist. The only somewhat negative comment I have is that the pockets, all of them, tend to run a bit small; lacking in depth. But, since there are plenty of pockets overall this should not be a problem.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I am retired and living the life in southern Florida. These shorts have become my goto favorites and along with a lite tee shirt and a pair of sandals I am ready for most of the things I care to do. They are comfortable in the hot and humid weather, they include a breathable brief, they dry quickly and they look good in most casual settings.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from River Shorts I live in the desert - and live in these shorts all summer long from April to November. They are cool and comfortable. If I have one complaint it is that the "shorts" lining stretches and wears out long, long, long before the rest of the short does.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid shorts Quite surprised at how comfortable these were. They shed water and dry super fast. Extremely pleased.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The belt does not go completely around ! The web belt only goes to the middle of the sides, unlike all other Columbia shorts I've bought (at least eight), where the belt--if included--goes completely around the waist. Without a complete belt, it's not possible to cinch up the waist to keep the trunks on tightly when necessary--say, for swimming, or any other activity, even walking! Would buy again if it came with a complete belt!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts!! This is my second pair of there and about to order a 3rd. These shorts are comfortable and dry out very fast on the trail.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Perfect for me... Casual is the norm in Hawaii and I use these shorts every day... from airline travel, to shopping, to doctor visits, to working with the Boy Scouts. Comfortable, and dries quickly after washing or wading on the flats while fishing.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great swim/shorts Comfortable and quick drying. Look good on the beach and can go to a casual dinner directly. I ordered a medium, usually wear a 36" waist but reviews said they run a bit large. Took their advice and ordered a medium and they fit great.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts Love the fit and the quality
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs a Cell Phone Pocket Great shorts -- they are well made, but LARGE. If you're borderline between sizes, order the smaller size. Only other comment is this -- add a cell phone pocket!
Date published: 2016-03-14
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size 36 40 44
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens 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
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2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
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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