Women's Drainmaker™ Short

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Women's Drainmaker™ Short

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Style# 1491811
Uses Water


Built for amphibious adventures that take you from water to land and back again, these quick-drying shorts are treated to resist stains and feature UPF 50 sun protection to protect you from the elements.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • Quick dry
  • 4-way comfort stretch
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Inseam: 4"
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1491811

    88% polyester/12% elastane Water’s Edge stretch woven
    57% recycled polyester/43% polyester mesh
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Women's Drainmaker™ Short is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice, you can never go wrong with Columbia I was very pleased when my swim shorts arrived. The colors are beautiful, unique and the quality is awesome. Runs just slightly smaller. Two thumbs up!
Date published: 2013-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun pattern on functional shorts These shorts would be perfect for a day of fishing out on the bay. I am so glad they don't have a liner because I always have a bathing suit on underneath and can't stand bunching up layers. I normally wear an 8 but went up a size after reading other reviews and am glad i did. I think the 8 would have fit a little snugger than i liked.
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from drainmaker board shorts These need to be an inch longer and have a mesh liner so you don't have to wear a swim suit. Otherwise, they are lightweight, airy and for the most part comfortable.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected These look very nice in picture and in person however they are not what I expected. I called prior to ordering and was told these had a liner in them as I wanted to use for water activities. I was also told they are true to size. When I receieved and tried them on, not only were they tight, there was no liner. I love the pattern and colors but had to return at the unfortunate cost of return shipping. ARGGGG.
Date published: 2013-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and appearance. Will wear the tankini for swimming, snorkeling and scuba. Love the marine with the orange swirls. Fabric of good quality. Size true to expectations; always move up a size when wearing in water, easier movement. Pleased with length of board shorts.
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the material. I will use these for paddle boarding. I have four other pair of board shorts I have collected over the years and the material for this pair seem to be perfect - not stiff, not too thin, just enough stretch. I do think they run a tad small but as I haven't yet had them in the water that might be a good thing. I would order larger size if you are in between sizes. PLEA TO COLUMBIA: Please make this same short in the longer length. Those of us without perfectly smooth thighs feel happier when they are covered up a bit. Not sure about the pocket in the back. I have a feeling not the best spot to hold my truck key when I'm out paddling, a side or front pocket might be a better choice. Neither of these issues make me like these any less - just tweaking them would make them more functional for me personally.
Date published: 2013-04-30
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
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
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top
womens relaxed fit bottom
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
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
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

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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