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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 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Love these shorts. Fit is good and color is so fun!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Shorts, but too big I bought these shorts in a size 2, the smallest number size that Columbia makes. I hoped since the Sandy River Cargo Shorts size XS fit, that these would too. Unfortunately they were one size too big. These are nice looking shorts and if they fit I would have kept them. So if XS shorts fit you, these probably won't
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True to size I initially ordered these shorts a size larger because I read a review that said they run small. I found this not to be true. I ended up returning the larger size and getting the size I normally where. If fact, I find that all of Columbia's clothing runs true to size. I know when I an order my size, it will fit. In today's sizing system, I find this amazing! So many times companies try to play with sizing of women clothing to make us feel better. "Wow, I am a size 8" when in reality your really a size 10. Thank you Columbia for remaining true!
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable! Perfect weight for all day comfort while out and about.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the colors Rust copper color was my favorite. Perfect shorts for hiking.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Confusing sizing These seem to run very large. I am 5’7, 145# and according to the size chart should be a size 10. They are at least two inches too big at the waist—literally fall off my hips fully buttoned. I’m worried maybe even the size 8 will be too big?? I haven’t been a size 6 since 2013, pre-baby. I love the quality of Columbia products, just wish the sizing was more predictable. The return fee makes the trouble of shipping them back not worth it.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great except they limit mobility. Order up a size! The shorts are beautifully shaped with nice strong fabric. I wanted to keep them, but the flaw for me was that they don’t have a notched hem and seemed to limit my mobility. I like to bike around town and felt they would cut into the tops of my thighs too much. Maybe this won’t be an issue for others. I loved everything else about them. Also ordered up one size and they fit perfectly. Normally a 2 and the 4 was just right.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good fit I like the 6 inch cut. They are very comfortable and True to size
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite go-to shorts I love the fit of these shorts. They are comfortable for hiking and everyday use. They fit perfect for my frame.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from store manager As a woman in her 40's I needed some shorts of length for a woman in her 40's. I manage an outdoor clothing and gear store, so our dress is casual, but many of the brands we sell, do not come in an appropriate length, these do.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Purchase Overall, I like the quality, although the fit is a little small.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Summer Short These shorts are the perfect blend of comfortable, light and flattering. They provide just the right amount of coverage and the material is quite breathable.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs Very Small I can't adequately rate the quality and function as these didn't fit me. I usually wear a 4 in pant and short sizes. These were really small and you could see through the white pair that I ordered- pockets were very visible. The shorts were cute and seemed to be made of good fabric, but the sizing was all off to me. I may try them in another color and two sizes up!
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy shorts! I like to wear these shorts for camping just because they are super comfy and not as restricting. They are true to size. I would also wear for everyday use as well. I got the 4" length which is perfect too.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice short These are a great length, and wash well. A little big in the waist, but manageable. Not as soft as some of the other shorts I have from Columbia, but are lightweight and don't wrinkle much.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great material I love the material of these shorts, they do run big but they are great for just throwing them on for yard work or anything by the lake
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these!! 5'2" and 128lbs these fit perfect. The length is great, not to long and not to short. So comfy and a great fit!
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute mom shorts Great shorts for summer. Slightly stretchy and fit great! Had to size up from my normal size 2. Bought a size 4 and they fit great. 5”5’ 122 lbs athletic build. Own 3 pairs.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from favorite shorts Love the colour , the fit, and they are one of my favorite goto shorts.
Date published: 2018-05-26
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
Free Standard Shipping

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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