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Women's PFG Solar Fade™ Short


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Style# 1538571
Uses Fishing


Super-soft cotton and built-in UPF 30 makes these shorts perfect for days on the water.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Regular rise
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1538571

  • 100% cotton yarndye
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Women's PFG Solar Fade™ Short is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect In Every Way I chose size 8 with 6 length and usually wear a 6- 8 in shorts or pants. They fit perfectly, not too short and not too long, have deep pockets so nothing will fall out while on the trails, allow me a full stride, and are super cute.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and functional Fit great. Comfortable and looks great. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love These Shorts!! Quality shorts that look great and wear nicely. They run small--I normally wear a size 6 (130 lbs, 5' 6") and I bought the shorts in a size 8 and they fit fine. Great colors and wonderful for life on the lake! Highly recommend and I plan to buy more colors.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Is this sized for Juniors? First order/purchase with Columbia. I went with a size 2. I'm 120 lbs/5'2", pear figure. The shorts "fit" but not exactly as I would have hoped. I ordered online and did not have an opportunity to try one size up. My biggest issue is that the fit from the crotch to the top of the shorts is very short, front and back, and I'm petite!! When I sit I am exposing way too much in the back. Maybe size 4 would have had a little more height or maybe would have been too wide. Hoping I can find in a local store and do a swap. For comparison purposes, I am a perfect size 00 regular shorts for Ann Taylor Loft. Or size 0 petite shorts.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts Very comfortable shorts and love fabric
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the product, but buy a size up I am absolutely always a size 2 and had to buy a size 4, so I would reccomend buying up one size from your normal size. But the quality is great and they're a perfect casual summer short.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute shorts Such cute shorts. Very comfy. Bought 3 pairs!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great pair of shorts. Fit was true to size and the color was very flattering! Can easily be dressed up or down. Would definitely but again.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features Perfect fit. Love them!
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! Love everything about these shorts. Fit is good, length is good. I have blue and red.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! I love the fit, comfort and look of these shorts! They feel good even in the Florida heat. I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product !! I love these shorts!! They are very cute and comfortable!!! Great purchase!
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy shorts Love love these shorts....not too short and not so long! Wash well too :)
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hate the button Overall I love the shorts. Except for the button. Not sewn on very well. It keeps popping open on me. I’m going to try to re- sew it on and see if that works better.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love em Love them. Most likely will buy a few more
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality shorts, run a lil' small. Nice weighted material, great for everyday use in the short-wearing weather months. Does run a bit on the small side, glad I heeded the other reviewers and ordered up one size. On other shorts from Columbia (and everywhere else, usually), I have trouble with shorts being too tight in the thigh and/or they ride up with every step (I have thunder-thighs), but the waist-to-thigh ratio on these is spot on and the material is thick enough to prevent any riding up.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking shorts Really like these shorts. Being a bit older, I would have preferred them being a bit longer but they are so comfortable and look so good off and on. Just a smart looking pair of shorts that are very well made. Would purchase them again.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wear These shorts are awesome. The material is so soft and the fit is perfect.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute but run small These shorts are so cute, but they are SMALL! I know other reviews said that, too, but I was hoping maybe not all sizes would be affected. I got them in a size 16 and they barely fit over my legs, and I cannot button them. The anchor print is super cute, though, and the 6-inch inseam is perfect. Unfortunately I will try to return these, since I cannot wear them.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these It is nice to have shorts that long enough for women over the age of 18. Honestly, I do love these shorts. I usually wear size 4 and ordered a size 6, and they fit perfect I bought all the colors available in my size!
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vanderbilt Fan ANCHOR DOWN!!! as a Vanderbilt University fan, I had to get a few pair of these cute anchor shorts for friends and other fans. "Anchor Down!" is VU's call. These have a cute fit in the long and shorter measurements
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts are cute Love the fit and the stitching is great.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute shorts, runs small I was excited to get these shorts. I'd ordered a pair of Columbia pants in size 8 that fit comfortably. I went up a size for the shorts so they would be longer and sit lower and the size 10 runs smaller than the 8 in the pants.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from comfy but slightly see-through These shorts were very comfortable and lightweight...perfect for summer months. The only thing I didn't like about them was that you could see the pockets through the shorts...which created this awkward U-shape in the groin area visible to everyone.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts These are awesome shorts, fit great and very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's shorts Fit nice, very comfortable, love the material
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts... I bought them thinking they were like swim shorts, but when I got them I liked them even more. They are comfortable!!! I want to buy another color.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! I love these shorts. The wrinkle a little on the front, but it isn't too bad. They are super comfy. Sometimes shorts stretch after wearing them for a bit and become too loose...these shorts don't do that!! It's great!
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Returning The material for these wasn't quite what I was expecting (it was more of a linen-type material) and even though I'm a straight size 4 in pretty much everything, there was almost an inch between the button and closure. Too bad; they're a really fun color.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fit, flattering style I bought these last year in collegiate navy oxford and couldn't wait until they came around again. It was hard to choose another color, but I knew their fit would flatter my tush! I don't fish or do any sports, but I like to look put-together in the California sun and these do the trick.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Should've gone up a size I ordered these without trying them on first, which was my first mistake. Columbia's clothes have a habit of being inconsistently sized between styles. I normally wear a 4 in their shorts and have thick thighs. These didn't even fit my waist. They are extremely soft though, and had I gotten the right size, I feel that they would be very comfortable. Overall, I can't give a good review about function, but definitely go up a size.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute shorts Runs very small, color/pattern is nice.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hiking shorts Usually comfortably wear a size 6 and had to order a size 8 because the waist and thighs were very tight.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice shorts but run small These are great shorts, just make sure you get a size or 2 bigger than usual.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small These come about 1 size small. If you buy these go one size bigger
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shorts These are my summer go-to shorts! Last year I got the light/bright yellow color and wore them constantly; this year I was lucky enough to get the navy right before they ran out. I often get compliments on them, and for me they are just the right length and flattering to the booty.
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! These are easily my favorite shorts. They fit well and are a good length. I am 5 foot and they are modest while still looking trendy! The fabric is lightweight and quality. It doesn't matter that they are PFG, I still wear them with dressy shirts. The only problem is that because the fabric is thin, they seem to wrinkle easily on the tops of my thighs when I sit. Regardless, I still give them 5 stars.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid pair of shorts Comfortable! Easy to wear.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I love these! They run TTS and are very comfortable! My only complaint is they don't have more colors!!
Date published: 2015-04-13
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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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