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Women's Kenzie Cove™ Short


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Style# 1544711
Uses Trail


The longer, Bermuda-short-inspired design on this versatile twill bottom evokes boat decks and cocktails in the sun, while clean, functional lines—including a cut out at back waist for improved fit—render these women’s shorts perfect for any warm weather activity.

  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Mid rise
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1544711

  • 100% Cotton twill


Women's Kenzie Cove™ Short is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice shorts. Love the fit, the fabric and the style. Would love more pairs in other colours. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women short True to size excelent for every ocasion
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts Fits great. I think the material should be a bit thicker. But feels good.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice shorts These shorts are great quality. Run a little snug in the waist but look great
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kenzie shorts Love the fit , material is truly awesome to wear while working and doesn't rub or irritate skin due to walking a lot. Love them and glad I purchased
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost a year Almost a year and still looking good
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts They fit perfect around the hips no belt needed to hold them up (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everyday short These shorts are a nice length and don't restrict movement. They don't shrink and they will only wrinkle if they're bunched for long periods of time. I recommend this fit as they don't taper like most shorts which is nice if you have a muscular build like myself.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts Comfortable and flattering fit
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs very small Order a size larger.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! I purchased 2 pair keeping fingers crossed they were true fit and they were! Very comfortable!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kenzie Cove shorts Bought these in a size larger than i normally wear and still too tight,so im going to have to return. I really like the style and material. Too bad they didnt fit.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer shorts Comfortable shorts and a terrific price! Wore these walking.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality, as expected! I never go wrong with a Columbia purchase, and these are no exception. Nice quality fabric, I would order a size up for a little shrinkage. I have 4 other pair of Columbia shorts, and love them all!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quality shorts I got two shorts for a special sale price that I can't believe it !! the quality and the brand is enough to be sure about of that your outfit will rock, I love the fabric !!
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shorts I am an Athletic Training student in College & I use these shorts for clinical's and times spent with sports teams & I love them! They are super comfortable and easy to move around in. They put up with the heat very well & I am very pleased with this product! Definitely would buy again!
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia shorts Goid fit and very functional for any occasion. Dressy , yet casusl The perfect shorts for travel
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice! Another great product...Columbia never disappoints!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts I'm normally a 2/4 in Lilly Pulitzer. I was torn on choosing the 2 or 4 in these, but am so glad I went with the 4! Even these are a little snug but still a great fit. I got all 4 colors! Perfect length. I recommend taking the waist measurement as they seem to be lined up accordingly, if you are unsure of size.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort and Style These shorts are true to size and very comfortable. The material is thicker but breathable. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not made for ladies with hips I purchased these a size up and the still fit tight around hips and very loose at the waist. They are also slightly see-through, so you can actually see pockets
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts Great fit, great style and at a great price. Love these!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Great product and quality for the price
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shorts! Very happy with these shorts - the 4" is a great length and very comfortable. My only complaint is that they were pretty wrinkled coming out of the dryer.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice shorts Very nice shorts and lightweight, which is exactly what I was looking for. I do feel as though they run a little small as I ordered my normal size and they were a bit snug. I exchanged for the next size up with no problems.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and quality These shorts fit well, are a nice modern style, light weight perfect for summer. Very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts Nice shorts in a good selection of colors. Nice cut and style. My only wish is that they stretched a bit more for ease of movement. I am tall and thin. 5'10" and 130-135 lbs. I normally wear a 6 in pants and shorts.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fitting I bought product to my wife she has used the other brands and we found this product short not correctly fitted it is some what large, but still the quality of the product is good and loved it. Thanks
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good Quality seems great, and I love the red color. I wish it had a bit of stretch to them so they would be a little more comfortable when sitting but otherwise a great pair of shorts.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfy Love these shorts! Great color and so comfortable!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent Columbia short I was not too sure that I would like the Kenzie Cove shorts, as they are much shorter and a different style from the ones I usually wear. Very impressed with the fit and the fabric quality. I will definitely be wearing these a lot this summer!
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute These shorts are so comfortable. I came across them at a store and had to find more colors so I ordered them all. Wear them fishing or out to dinner and look amazing. The colors are vibrant.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic for Tall Folk! I am 5' 11" & 190 pounds, with a lot of thigh & booty... I *hate* shorts season, I don't want my goodies hanging out for the world to see! My roommate swore by these shorts, but I was honestly afraid to invest the money. So I borrowed a pair of hers & immediately fell in love. They are adorable, classy, feminine, & move they with you. I can hike in these shorts, wear them to drink a beer on the patio, etc. Highly recommend this product. I typically run between a 10 & 12, so I ordered a 12 & was extremely happy with the fit. They were a bit snug when I put them on, but they do stretch out just enough to fit & be comfortable when wearing them.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shorts Based on reviews saying these run small I bought 1 size up. Too big, I should have gotten my regular size. I got them on sale tho and it's not worth the cost of shipping them back to get the correct size. I am hoping they will shrink enough when I wash and dry them since they are 100% cotton. I haven't worn them yet so I can't say how comfortable they are. They feel very soft.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts for fit and look. I bought two pairs of these shorts with one 4 inch inseam and one 6 six inches inseam. I'm 5'6" with an athletic build and muscular thighs, but the 4 inch length fit perfectly while the 6 inch is snug across the thighs and hip. I kept them because I lover the blue color but it's disappointing that there is a fit difference with just a length difference but the same size. The quality of the fabric is nice.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good looking shorts These shorts are nice looking on. They do seem to be a little snug In the butt.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I put "true to size" because everything I have bought from Columbia has been the same size and they all fit perfectly. They do run big compared to other brands - I usually wear a 4-6 in other brands but wear a 2 in Columbia products. These shorts are fantastic! I bought them for our trip to Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks. They are super comfortable and durable for everything from sitting in a car to hiking a few miles!
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 inch inseam Kenzie Cove short I take a 10 in most Columbia pants, and these in a 10 fit perfectly. The 6 inch inseam length is perfect for me, not too short, not too long... I am 38 years old so the short short days are long over. Didn't ride up, and I hiked a 6 mile loop in them last weekend and they were incredibly comfy the whole way! I have not seen how they wash as of yet so that is yet to be determined but the material is great.
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect These shorts were great for a weekend of fishing.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Overall These shorts are well fitting and the material is very comfortable and cool.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for outdoor and professional I have these for a camp I work at. They fit nicely and are a good moderate length. Not too short and not too long. I'm 5'4" and weigh 120. I had no problem with sizing, though women with a larger rump might want to size up since this fabric won't stretch. They dry relatively quickly and I don't get too hot in them at work. Although they wrinkle after a while (because it's cotton) they still look good to wear at my work.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Multifunctional Shorts I love the lightweight material and inseam length! I ordered black which are great for everyday wear outside and they look really cute dressed up. The waist is a tad large but the fit throughout helps keep them up so no belt needed. Overall, love them and I'm ordering more colors!!!
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice shorts Nice shorts, very thin material. They wrinkle/crease very, very easily. I don't know how rugged they'll be since they're such a light cotton... I was imagining more medium-weight twill, but just know these are very soft and light. Also, per other reviewers' advice, I sized up to a 10 and I'm swimming in them. I think they run true to size if not a little bit large! I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs and I'm hoping the 8 will fit better, especially after washing and drying. Had to return the 10, so can't speak to how these wash and wear, but they seemed nice out of the box.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Softer than expected I ordered the Black and the Fossil shorts,they were the perfect fit, color and length. Material was alot softer than expected, very comfortable. I absolutely love them. Columbia never seems to let me down :)
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tooo small I like but i have to change runs small
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Nice and comfy. Perfect active wear.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ugly These are hideous. They get all wrinkly. Makes me look like I'm wearing "mom jeans" even though I'm not.
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent hot weather wear These run at least a size small, so order accordingly. I ordered one size up from my usual and I'm very happy with them.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Red Hibiscus not really red I ordered a pair in the red hibiscus color, and they're not red. The color is more like a hot coral, and lighter than the online photo. I don't like it and will return them. I normally wear a size 10, but ordered a 12 because it says they fit rather small. Bad idea. should've ordered the 10 because they're too big.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable I bought 2 of these shorts. I should have bought more. They function for an active lifestyle such as hiking, and they work if you're going to a nice lunch or dinner. They are extremely comfortable.
Date published: 2015-09-07
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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
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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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