This super versatile 6" cargo short features UPF 30 protection and quick-drying nylon. Read more >
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.
RIVER SHORTS Stay comfortable, cool, and protected in this quick-dry, active short with built-in UPF 30. Go ahead—splash around. These shorts can take it.Features:
- Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection
- Quick dry
- Exterior adjustable waistband
- Modern classic fit, regular rise
- Inseam 6”
- Style# 1386072
- OMNI SHADE
100% nylon Perfecta Plus II
Size & Fit
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Women's Plus Sizing
|Size||Bust||Waist||Hips||Short Inseam||Regular Inseam||Long Inseam|
- 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.
Performance Body contouring fit conforms to movement. Performance
Active Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind. Active
Modern Classic / Regular Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion. Modern Classic / Regular
Relaxed Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement. Relaxed
Shipping & Returns
|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||Available for Greater Rewards members. Learn more >|
Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online. 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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Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size is rated out of 5 by 101.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CS580 from These shorts are great These shorts are so diverse, I use them for boating, hiking, shopping and wearing over my bathing suit. They dry really fast and the fabric allows the air to go through making them cool for hot summertime.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kristine64 from Sandy River shorts Bought for a South Africa Safari. Perfect fabric weight. Also bought a top to go with them. Both of them will make trekking easier.
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by cupidrn2 from love them these shorts look so good while shopping, but on the boat, they are so valuable. So comfortable and the wicking keeps me cool.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stacky from Got what I ordered Bought these shorts to go on a fall vacation to Florida. They fit true to size and I love how they feel. I could walk at ocean edge and be dry by the time I got back to the condo.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by CoachWaffles from great shorts i really like these shorts. the only thing i don't like but i still wear the shorts, is they are a little long-waisted (from the crotch to the waistband).
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by klmvet from Great shorts I love the way these shorts feel! The legs are a little wider than I typically like, but they allow for freedom of movement when you are outdoors and doing all kinds of activities. I have them in several colors and wear them all the time. They are at-home on the trail or in a casual restaurant in the summer.
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJ42 from Good Bought for wife. Good all around or to put on over swim suit. Legs a tad loose. All in all they are shorts, not sure what else to say.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julies from LIGHT WEIGHT AND COMFORTABLE These shorts fit great...light weight and comfortable planning on buying another pair...great price on sale
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bb0144 from Great shorts I love these shorts they are comfortable, lightweight and the length is perfect.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeenmor from Love these shorts Just what I wanted. I know that Columbia runs a bit small so I got a size larger. I got a 1X and normally get XL.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steph333 from Dries quick Love these shorts; true to fit, and dries really quick!
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris32 from Very comfortable and functional I love these shorts. They are a good length and very light weight. They are good at the moisture wicking and even though I sweat a lot, I don't look like I am. The only thing I didn't like was the size of the pocket you can zip. I wish it was bigger or there was a second pocket. I can only fit my car key in there and I would like to have a place to keep my cell phone secure as well. I ordered some a bigger size before and once I lost some weight, I liked them enough to order new in my new size.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by DianeLS from Fantastic shorts! Leave it to Columbia to come up with a fantastic pair of ladies shorts! They are well made and the fabric is perfect for all your summertime activities: shopping, walking, hiking, fishing or wearing over a swimsuit for a quick cover-up. And Columbia recognized that plus-size women are also active women! These fit perfect and look so nice. I highly recommend these shorts - I'll be ordering the other colors.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by MamaMT from Best Columbia Shorts Ever These shorts are quality made and fit perfectly. I love the elastic waist which makes them super comfortable. The length is perfect, not too short, not too long. They wash easily and can be hung or dried in drier. They dry quickly! I LOVE these shorts and have bought 3 pair!
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reelfamily from Shorts for all occasions. Love that you can wear these for practically anything. Fishing, swimming etc.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Waterdog2018 from Very comfortable short for hot weather I love the fit and fabric of this short. Comfortable and light for hot weather and in the water. The only knock I have on the Sandy River Cargo short is that the cargo pockets are too small to be fully functional. Columbia - gals need pockets to put stuff in too! When fishing or with other action sports, our pockets need to be deeper and functional - I turned to the cargo short because of the horribly short front pockets in the Sandy River short. The front pockets in the Sandy River Cargo shorts are functionally deep enough that I don't worry about losing my keys! Now if the cargo pockets were a bit larger, they would be perfect. I have 3 pairs and plan on getting 2 more! Overall, the Sandy River Cargo short is a good, solid short that is very comfortable for summer and water sports.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by CCDC from Size 16, XL - bought the XXL Normally, I wear a size 16, XL but I bought the XXL in this size since my measurements were on the edge for an XL (39" waist and 48" hips). I hated having to buy an XXL, but I do enjoy how it fits - roomy. I have an extra inch of room in the waist without the elastic expanding. I still have a butt in the back. The shorts are slightly flared out at the bottom. They end about an 1 inch above my knee. I am able to walk without the short bunching up between my legs as often. The shorts washed well, They have a nylon parachute material feel to them. I assume it will help them dry faster.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom12 from Lightweight and functional Bought these shorts for a trip to Colorado. Did a lot of hiking and exploring while there and these were perfect!!
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mickeysgal from wish they were longer I bought two pairs of these shorts to wear for Disney trips in the summer, and they are very comfortable. I like the zippered and flapped pockets to hold lip balm, etc and know all is secure. I am getting two more pair this year. My only criticism is I wish they were about an inch longer. I am 64, and a bit self-conscious about the length, but my hubby says I look fine! Great shorts for hot Florida days!
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynn50 from Love these shorts I bought two pairs of these shorts last year while we were traveling. I liked them so much that I bought two more pairs this year. They wash very well and the quality is excellent. They do run a little small so I had to buy one size larger. The two pairs I bought last year have been washed many times and have not faded at all.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mary64 from Great Cargo Shorts I am enjoying my new shorts very much. They are very comfortable for all activities indoors and outdoors . I am sure glad you have clothes for us mature active generation ☺
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by NerdyAdventurer from Great Shorts for Summer Adventures These lightweight shorts are great for summer adventures - hiking, kayaking, beaching. They do run quite small so size up!
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoldenAgeTrekker from Light and comfortable, they come with the belt! These are perfect summer shorts. Love the fabric and comfy style. I didn't realize they came with the belt, it was a happy surprise!
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by 54Bikinggirl from I wanted baggy so I ordered a size larger I wear a size XL , I bought a size 1x and it was tight. I. Really like the design and the pockets but the cut is too tight. Also, I would like to see a longer inseam in a roomier style cargo shorts for my generation Boomer, active and modest.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by ElleninNC from With tweaks, great shorts for active lifestyle The shorts are well made with plenty of room in legs for movement. They dry quickly. The cargo pocket on left side is too small for a smart phone. I’d suggest making it a size to accommodate one. The belt tends to loosen when bending over. It’d be better if there was a lock on its position. Finally, having a zippable rear pocket would make these shorts perfect.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pat69 from Light weight and comfortable These are the perfect shorts for the summer. They are light weight and very comfortable. Great for outdoor activities.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by EduCyn from Product is light and airy As a plus size woman it's always been difficult to find shorts that fit well, look nice, classy, and are not too bulky. These shorts fits the bill, and they look great. I appreciate the lightweight material as they are good for walking, hiking, biking, or a stroll at the beach.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris2401 from Excellent Product I have worn my first pairs (8) for about 2 years now. Some are just starting to show wear. Only got new because I needed to go down a size. Living in the south they are a big advantage-light, dry quickly and haven't faded. They work well for all my activities (hiking, cycling, kayaking, walking) in many different weather and trail conditions. The only thing I don't like about them is the pockets. I wish their were two zipper pockets that are a bit bigger and deeper front pockets. I would like to thank Columbia for making plus size clothing. If you are a plus size there is not a lot out there to help you look good and be active.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by Oceane from Great shorts Good fit and light. The leg is a bit wide. Good for strong hips. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by Grndma from Good with any season I ordered these shorts assuming I would be a wearing them next summer, and then we had a week of 90 degree temperatures ! I was thrilled when they arrived and they didn't disappoint. They held up well for last minute gardening, lawn cutting and raking! They looked good enough for a quick trip to the store. They did run shorter in the crotch but having read other reviews had ordered up a size. Wish they were 8 in rather than 6, but will wear them often.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by Katmadron from Cool shorts Very comfortable, but a little big.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reeses2324 from Comfortable and functional Wore these on vacation and they were comfortable and the quick dry feature is nice Wish the zipper pocket was a tad bigger
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by human from Pretty much best shorts ever aside from szs being inconsistent from garment to garment these shorts are the shiz nit, the bomb diggedty, and my go to for camping, archery and other sweaty outdoor stuff
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by JeepsRmyFavorite from Love these! I have been looking for a pair of shorts that I feel comfortable in, and these fit the bill. I fit in a smaller size, but decided to size up (because of my body shape) and wasn't disappointed with the fit. I had more room to move and feel comfortable while paddling and portaging in the BWCA. They also dry fairly quick if your stuck in a down pour.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by JWM1 from Comfortable Very comfortable fit and cool for Florida summers.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynchie from Great shorts Very comfortable, light weight shorts. They have enough room in the legs and butt so they move comfortably. Having functional pockets is a must for me. They wash well and have not shrunk, although I don't put them in the dryer just to be sure. Once I found these, I have bought several colors. They work with a t-shirt or something nicer.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeySim from Great function These shorts are light-weight and quick-drying. The multiple pockets, including a zippered one, make these shorts perfect for everyday use. The weight means I can pack two pair of these in place of one pair of heavier shorts. The shorter leg length works well for my short legs. However, the legs do ride up my thighs when walking. The shorts dry quickly, whether in the dryer or hanging. I was delighted to get the latest two pair on sale--I now have 5 pairs in various colors. I love them.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lishrol from Super Comfy Was looking for new shorts for summer activities. Since our summers tend to be hot and humid, I wanted something with a light fabric that would dry quickly if it got wet or sweaty. Love these shorts. Plenty of pockets, super comfy. Love them! Bought 1 pair to try, then bought 2 more after I received the 1st pair.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by MommaQuail from great hiking shorts these shorts were just perfect for our hike. kept me cool and very comfortable. glad to see Columbia carrying plus sizes for women who love the outdoors. Thanks
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeeC from Hiking shorts I love these! Great price and so glad I ordered 3 pairs! They wash up great and I really like the comfort and fit of these shorts!
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by SherryH from Functional but waist is small I love the fabric, length and feel. What I don't like is how small the waist is, I tend to be more apple shape so I had plenty of room everywhere else. I will wear these but won't be buying more.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cathy55 from Hard to find, plus size, active wear shorts Great shorts. Have some at smaller size and so grateful they make plus sizes. Love these shorts while kayaking for quick dry feature but also for everyday wear. Really comfy and lightweight.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by DKG808 from Great for Travel Got 3 colors to keep my suitcase light. The fabric washed/dried quickly! A plus was you can't see through the fabric. For me - 2X & 3X fit was almost identical. Think I could've fit the 1X as the cut is so generous. The thigh area fit is a little looser than I'd like but because I have a long full trunk - purchasing pants/shorts is difficult so didn't want to take a chance
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wetdirt from Perfect Short Very comfortable short for everyday use as well as camping, kayaking, working in the yard. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Condor from Who wears short shorts?! These area great pair of shorts! Columbia has not skimped on quality on any of their products that I own. The issue I have is this: I am 6' tall with a 34" inseam. I find it hard to purchase any pants, whether shorts or pants, knowing that there is a chance the length won't be suitable. Now I know shorts are short, but being a plus-size woman, I have a hard time finding something that is both functional & comfortable. Many times plus sized women do not want a short that reveals too much leg. These shorts do just that! There was no mention of inseam length that I saw in the product description. If there is, someone please let me know where to find it because I looked all over the page and never found one. I felt as though for my level of comfort, they weren't the length for me. I have no plans to return the item, as I want to see if I will warm up to them, so-to-speak, after-all, they are great shorts! I recommend these 100%, but just wish they were a tab bit longer.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zero101 from Light and breezy The shorts were thin material that made them ideal for hot weather.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by mspuff from Shorts Loved the color and it works for my water sports. Quick drying. Have bought these before. Will buy again
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Earth from Shorts Very nice shorts love the way they fit
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkwerlGirl from Pretty nice I wasn't sure if I needed these, but went ahead and bought them. Pretty nice. Fits fine. Not too long, not too short.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim51 from 2nd year I have gotten these short... Love them. great fit.. comfortable feel. easy wear. highly recommend these shorts.
Date published: 2017-05-31
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