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Women’s Pilsner Peak™ Short


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Style# 1694311
Uses Trail


Modern and sleek, the trail-inspired Pilsner Peak short is crafted from 4-way comfort stretch and sweat wicking fabric with built in UPF 50 sun protection. Active fit, 5” inseam, nature-inspired colors.

  • Omni-WICK™
  • Omni-SHADE™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Comfort stretch
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1694311
  • 56% Polyester / 44% Nylon
High-Performance Wicking Fabric
Sun Protection

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Pulls moisture away from the body so sweat can evaporate quickly.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Women’s Pilsner Peak™ Short is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort and style I love the fit of Columbia shorts, and these shorts are no different! They fit great, have maximum comfort, and look great!
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, classy, stretchy, + pockets! I am 5’1” and weigh 124lbs and ordered the size 6 in the blue color bc that’s the only thing that was left in clearance. I was expecting them to feel loose, bc size 4 typically fits me better. However, I was pleasantly surprised that these fit great. They are thin, lightweight, and stretchy- without being unflattering or too tight. They have about 5” inseam, so they’re long enough to be modest without being Bermuda shorts. I like the roomy pockets! Usually, ladies’ shorts go extra skimpy on pocket space, so it’s nice to know I’ll have a place to put things. Worthy of noting- size up. The material is thin and doesn’t hide your shape, or the shape of whatever is in your pocket.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Southern Short These shorts are fantastic. I love in the deep south where the humidity and heat are overwhelming at times. These fit well, dont wrinkle much, keep you cool and wards off moisture. Very highly recommend, but I would size up.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Europebound fabric feels great, going to pack great! fits true to size!
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts I am a 3x cancer suviver - in one year - stage 4. I have now been clear for 5 1/2 years. My husband & I are celebrating our 25th Anniversary and we are going to do the Mississippi River Cruise and will be on the paddle boat for 22 days. I didn’t have any clothes to fit me....as I seldom got dressed and was “very” depressed. So, new wardrobe—wasn’t into it, but wanted to go. I bought these shorts, blouses, pants and a shirt jacket from Columbia —I’m so sooo pleased, fit perfect! I cannot thank you enough for these quality clothes!
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice fit Nice shorts, cute styling.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable but runs large Love these shorts but wished I had ordered a size down.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts that work for the summer This pair of shorts works perfectly for the active summer lifestyle. I wore them for golf recently and found the functionality of the pockets along with the breathability of the fabric was a perfect combination!
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! The shorts are very breathable in hot weather, keeping me cool and comfortable. I was thrilled to find them in a fabric free of Lycra and Spandex, as I have a sensitivity to both. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's shorts Nice shorts. Nice fabric. Fits well. Like these.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love love these shorts, so I ordered another pair in another color. Length is good for hiking. Not too long, not too short. I do wish at least one pocket had someway of securing a phone in it as they are just not quite deep enough and I was worried about it falling out, but I do love the shorts.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from just as good as the pants I bought these because I love the pants so much, and the shorts are the exact same. Soft and lightweight while remaining stylish. The length is pretty good not short-shorts but not down to knee either, I would say it hits 1/3 of the way down my thigh. I had to size up in the shorts as well, usually an 8 but had to buy 10's so that they would be comfortable and non-restrictive around the thighs (and no squishing my thigh when sitting!). This means I need a belt for the waist but that doesn't matter to me! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the color I wasn't sure about nocturnal. But I love it! Fit is great.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite work shorts I am a zookeeper and work outside in very hot temperatures. It is very difficult to find shorts that are functional, comfortable, and look good. These shorts meet all of that criteria. There is a slight stretch to them which adds to their comfortability. Deep pockets come in handy. It is so nice to finally have functional work shorts that make me look and feel good.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens pilsner peak short Bought these for hiking, knowing they do not have zipper pockets, but the pockets are deep if you need to use them when not hiking. the fabric is very comfortable and they wash and wear well. Am 5'7" weigh 127 and the 6 fits comfortably.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best short I've ever purchased! I have the worst time finding shorts and jeans. They will always fit my seat and thighs, but then I have a HUGE gap of extra material at my lower back. These had a bit of extra cloth at the waist, but worked for me. Length was not too long not too short. Sturdy but lightweight/wicking at the same time. My Athleta shorts are nothing compared to these. Thank you Columbia for making a terrific product!
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Try if you have low waist-hip ratio Typically I wear size 8 petite and I have a large waist-hip ratio with waist 29-30 and hips 40. Compared to the size chart measurements, Pilsner Peak shorts are a good 2" larger in the waist IRL. These fit similarly to Saturday Trail shorts. Arch Cape III (4" shorts inseam) fit me better due to elastic in back of waist. Great quality just like another pair of Columbia shorts I've had for probably 10 years now, just didn't work for me personally. I would recommend to women with lower waist-hip ratio.
Date published: 2016-07-30
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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
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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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