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Women’s Down the Path™ Short


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Style# 1658341
Uses Trail


This 100% cotton poplin washed short features an active fit, midrise, 4-6” inseam, drawcord adjustable waist, and cargo style pockets. What more could you need for a summer adventure?

  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Garment washed
  • Mid rise
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1658341

  • 100% cotton poplin


Women’s Down the Path™ Short is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts Cute shorts! Great for anything.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable, good pocket space. I really like these shorts. They wash nice too. I'm 5'7" and 118 lbs. The small fits perfect all around except the rise is a bit short for me. I'm glad they have a tie around the waist so they can be worn lower on the hip.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens down to path short Extremely light to wear. Breathable. Love the color and the pocket pattern. I call it the river short.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cutest shorts! I love these shorts! They have the cutest print and fit to a tee. I purchased the longer length which is better for my 52 year old legs. I loved them so much that I ordered another pair in a different color.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from store manager I will still recommend, but make sure to order up a size.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trail Shorts These shorts are super cool! I love the fit, style, and soft fabric. The length is perfect. I am 5'6 and 130 lbs and ordered a size 10, because I like a loose fit. These are my new favorite shorts.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great shorts I love these shorts, but they do run a size ( at least) small. I read other reviews and people recommended ordering up a size so I did, that was great advice. I have a pair of walking shorts in size 14 ( could have gotten a 12 ) but I ordered these shorts in a 16 and they fit but no extra room. These shorts are definitely a size to a size and a half smaller . That being said I Love these shorts !!!
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just size up I sized up ,... good move
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordered a size up, PERFECT fit These shorts, a size higher than normal, fit perfectly. Super cute, great mobility. I got my friends to buy some too!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight and breathable Love the fit, colors, and big deep pockets! The material is soft, lightweight and breathable! These shorts are truly ideal for working or playing outdoors because of they're durability and cool fit!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought two pair! I loved my first pair of these shorts so much that I purchased a second pair!! I love the little moose pattern. I am tall and slim, so the length of these shorts look great. I get compliments all the time - which I find funny because I just got them for hiking! They are great for hiking but also cute for an around-town laid-back look!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Down the Path I absolutely love these shorts! For hiking, gardening, kayaking...everything! Fit is flattering and they dry super fast too. I plan to buy another pair in a different color, highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from order your reg size Other reviews said these shorts were sized small so I ordered a 12 instead of a 10. I would have been fine with the 10. The 6" inseam leg is not tight, I have plenty of room. I am 5'9" and 143 lbs,usually wear 8/10. The print on the pocket is really cute, patch pockets flattering in back. May order the 10 and give the 12 to daughter.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOV these shorts !! So Hipster Mtn Cute;) Perfect flattering comfy fit! (I get compliments everytime I wear 'em) Great pockets location+quantity too! I could wear them everyday(!) for gardening, hiking, work, dog walks/or jogs,errands, fishing!(quick dry) My Favorite short for all the right reasons! (Columbia, Please keep making these!) (those are other Columbia pants in fishing foto, I forgot opp for foto upload w/review)
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Super cute...super small I love the print! Very cute! However...they run very small especially if you carry your weight in thighs and bottom. I thought I was crazy and kept staring at tags when the Saturday Trail pants not only fit but had plenty extra space and in the same size these wouldn't even come up over my thighs! Numbers don't bother me, but the inaccuracy definitely made me not trust ordering any pants from here online due to my figure. Be on guard if you are a pear shape!! Even the sizes up just didn't work for my shape. So glad I went in the store and didn't end up having to send them back! Really cute though!!!
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Short and small... These shorts did not fit as you would expect given the inseam length. They were way too short. They were also very tight, especially in the hips. I have worn this size in Columbia shorts before...in fact, I have a pair on right now that is the same "size". No comparison.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beware of size I bought these shorts a size larger than I normally wear. The waist barely fit and the thighs were tight. I wear a size 6 usually and bought an 8. I think the next size up would've fit. They looked good and were made of comfortable material. I'm sorry I couldn't keep them.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fit small I found these fit a bit tight, in future I would order up a size. Incentive to lose some weight, I guess. Otherwise, great.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Longer length available Love the longer length but they are just a tiny bit snug in the thighs that makes them less comfortable than the other water shorts offered by Columbia.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is perfect! I like the quality and comfort of these shorts, I ordered two more pair!
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice shorts, but may need to size up I have a pear shape, so these shorts were a little too tight in the thigh for hiking. If I were to just wear them around town, it would be a different story, but I will be sizing up or comfort while hiking. These are true to size in the waist, so if you have thin legs you won't have the sizing issue that I encountered.
Date published: 2016-02-06
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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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