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Women's Compass Ridge™ Short


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Style# 1716311
Uses Trail


Crafted of 100% soft breathable cotton, these cute and comfortable mid-rise shorts with a 4-inch inseam will take you from city to shore to mountain and back again.

  • Mid rise
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1716311

  • 100% cotton


Women's Compass Ridge™ Short is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too small These shorts run small. Excellent material especially for my job. Just a bit disappointed that they ran small. I’ll have to go up a size. They look nice though!
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great multipurpose shorts These shorts are comfortable and look good enough to be worn for multiple occasions. They dry fast and don't wrinkle easily. The only downside is that they only have one back pocket and it's not quite deep enough for the new smartphones ( ex. iPhone 8).
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instant Favorite These were my new favorite shorts before I had them zipped and buttoned. Fabric is soft yet sturdy, they are flattering yet you can stoop, squat and move with ease. Just ordered a second pair in another color.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts Beautiful color. Look really nice just a tad snug in the waist
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compass ridge shorts Love these shorts. Have bought them in many colors. They sit just below the waist and are comfortable. Have to iron once in a while, but no big deal.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The red is great in person! I bought these in a size 16. I wear either a 14 or 16 in bottoms depending on the piece. With these I sized up but to no luck. The fabric is great. The red is beautiful, not overwhelming. I'm keeping them for next season!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them I purchased 2 pair of these shorts in the 4 in... I love them, they are perfect fit and length...
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Compass Ridge Short These shorts are pretty large on me. Although they seem very durable I was surprised at how thick the material is. Keeping them but going with a different style next time I order shorts.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Dress them up or down, perfect all purpose shorts. Great quality
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compass Ridge Shorts I bought these in both khaki and blue in a size 8. I'm 5'8" and 140 lbs and they fit very true to size.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not made for the trail... Runs small, I ordered my normal size based on their size chart and was very disappointed when I put them on and they were quite snug. There is zero give to the fabric which is not what I would expect of a product that is made for the "Trail". If you have more athletic muscular thighs they will hug and sit very uncomfortably. Columbia also allowed me to order a color that they later informed me via email was not available...
Date published: 2017-06-22
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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
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
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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