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Women's PFG Solar Fade™ Short


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Style# 1538571
Uses Fishing


Super-soft fabric in sun-washed colors defines this flattering women’s Performance Fishing Gear short built for life on the water, featuring UPF 30 sun protection, a great fit, and feminine piping detail.

  • 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 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
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 excellent hot weather wear Perfect. Just be aware that due to thin fabric and light color they can be slightly see-through in the rear. Also must order one size up from what size you would normally expect to wear, as there is no stretch to the fabric and I noticed a little shrinkage in the wash.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the subtle color and feel As soon as I put on these shorts, I knew they would be perfect for me for all sorts of activities- bike rides, lounging around... basically whatever I could do in a pair of shorts. I love how subtle the pink (or "Foxglove Oxford") shade is on these shorts. The pink is subdued and not obnoxious at all. These shorts are very soft and comfortable. Mine fit true to size, and I love how Columbia offers 6-inch inseam options. (4 inch is too short, 7 inch is a bit too long.)
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the small fit Sorry to all those who found the smaller fit annoying, but for smaller / petite people this fit is wonderful. It's about the best fitting short in this style I have found online so far. The only nit pick I have is that it has no belt loops, which I usually find absolutely necessary for a good fit. But these are just small enough through the waist to get by without a belt. However, I am small enough that even in size 2 these are just a tad loose. I wish you would make more shorts styles that accommodate really petite frames and give us more adult styling options than the garish horrors of juniors clothing.
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs Small These shorts run very small when compared to the Kenzie Cove Short in the same size - which were loose, but comfortably loose. I am 5'8" and about 145 lbs. The Solar Fade Shorts are cute, and nice fabric that is light weight. The 4" length is perfect. However, they are a bit tight in the hips and the thighs. The latter being surprising. I've never had this issue before. I am returning them.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shorts love them .. for my size they are lovely
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spring is on it's way Love them. So comfortable
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit These shorts are perfect for every occasion! They're very comfortable with nice fabric. They have a close enough fit to look good for dressing up, yet they are roomy enough to be active in. I want to buy several more pairs.
Date published: 2014-09-29
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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
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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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