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Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short


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Style# 1386071
Uses Water


Stay comfortable, cool and protected during active outdoor adventures with this super versatile cargo short: UPF 30 protection is built right in and quick-drying nylon provides excellent durability.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Exterior adjustable waistband
  • Modern classic fit, regular rise
  • Inseam 6”
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1386071

    100% nylon Perfecta Plus II
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Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 292.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cargo Shorts Women's Cargo Shorts used to be an inseam of at least 10". Now Women only have 6". Please reintroduce the old Cargo Shorts like Men's.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite shorts for water activities I wore these shorts for three days straight when I participated in the mr340, a three day, 340 mile race on the Missouri River. I loved them so much I bought a second pair. Lots of pockets and comfortable and quick drying.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great outdoor/water lightweight packable shorts These shorts are a great length and fabric for outdoor activities, allowing for a great range of movement and high-waisted UPF coverage. They fit true to size. The snap belt is unnecessary given the firmness of the waist elastic. They hold up great in the wash and dry quickly; unfortunately they've proven slightly less stain resistant than I was hoping (I spilled a bit of oil and paint) given the stellar performance of other Columbia products.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shorts These run true to size, though I bought the next size up (an XL) to make them a little loose and comfortable. I have four pairs, so obviously I like them. I wore them almost every week all summer, for work, hiking, and traveling. They are lightweight but don't feel cheap, very breathable, and dry really quickly if they get wet or after washing. They are perfect for hot summer days when you're sweating and don't want to wear heavy clothes, and they also dry quickly from the sweat when hiking.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these shorts I absolutely love these shorts, I also have two other pair in a very similar style. The material is breathable, doesn't wrinkle easily, and washes very well. The length is just right, they don't look too skimpy or too frumpy. I got an extra small, I'm about 5'2" and 103 lbs. They are light weight and hardly take any room up when packing. The best!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for casual outdoor sports and around town. These lightweight,loose fitting shorts are perfect for summer day hikes and kayaking. The generous leg openings mean no binding when clambering over rocks or scrunching up your legs because your Vizsla wants to sit in the kayak cockpit with you. And they dry fast after said Viszla decides to jump in the lake and soaks you. The color is a nice neutral and goes with a t and fleece for casual dinner.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More secure pockets I wear these shorts kayaking and the fabric, length and overall fit are fine, but they really need secure side pockets.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts I am a little old for the length of these shorts. But for the quality and the price, I decided to keep them. I bought 2 colors and I really like them. They are quality and lightweight. Great for those hot summer days!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great short Great short! Would like to see them made with longer leg.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could be awesome...... 1. Would be nice if shorts were 2 - 3 inches longer 2. You need to design better pockets. Need a secure pocket to hold a cell phone and a zip pocket that cn hold a wallet. 3. Don't be sexist.....why do you design the men's shorts with better pocket design, but not for women?
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pratical hiking shorts These shorts are very comfortable and have roomy pockets to keep essenials safe while hiking. They are a great length too, not oo short or too long.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfy pull-on lightweight and quick-dry super comfy shorts for water activities (or just for hot days). I am usually between S/M but got a Small because of the elastic waistband and these fit nicely and comfortably, even without the belt.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES I have been trying to find shorts that would fit all occassons. These shorts are perfect! They fit nice, look great. If you want to use for while paddle boarding they dry quick. News ago I bought some Columbia Sports shorts simaler but could never find them again until I came across these. I love them so much I bought 5 pair.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Shorts Eh-The shorts are high waisted and scratchy in the waist against the skin. I couldn't stand to have them on for more than a minute. Wasn't worth the money to send back so off to the good will. I usually wear a size 8 to 10 in pants and had purchased the medium.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens Shorts These shorts fit great! Found them on sale and ordered a pair, turned around and ordered two more pair after finding a pair that fit great.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite shorts Comfy and fit well! Perfect for hiking, walking. Pack well for vacations and dry fast.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts for summer! These cargo shorts are lightweight, super comfortable, and run true to size. I ordered 2 pairs, one black and the other khaki, and loved them so much that I ordered 2 more pair. They were on sale, which made it even better! This is the perfect short for active walking and hiking.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the shorts Very comfortable and would buy them again
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not exciting, but comfortable These are shorts I will probably wear often because they are comfortable and lightweight. The style is rather boring, but oftentimes comfort wins over style. I have slim hips and usually wear a size 8. I bought a size Medium, and they fit perfectly.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought it again It's my second pair! Love them for everyday wearing. Hope there'll be longer versions like 8'' or 10'' inseam. 6'' is great for outdoors, but a bit shorter for office.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Shorts! These are some of my favorite shorts! They do run a little big. I normally wear a small and had to purchase an XS. However, this pair does actually fit tighter than the XS pair that I bought in store. Kinda odd but still love them!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts I have these shorts in three colors. I use them for walking and love all the pockets as well as the quick dry fabric.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have four pair and it's all I want to wear I have four pair of the Women's Sandy River Cargo Shorts in various colors. I love them. I wear them all the time whether I'm headed to the park, going on a bike ride, going for a walk, or just running errands. These shorts are very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts These shorts dry fast I use them for fishing and everyday use. Very comfortable. They look great on as well
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! I had these shorts in three colors in size medium. Thanks to Weight Watchers and hard work, I have lost a bit of weight and now I fit in size small. I ordered all the colors for myself and 2 pairs for my daughter. The shorts are practical, easy to wash and quick to dry. They also look nice. PS I bought them at a great sale price. I will be checking out the Columbia website often.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shorts Excellent shorts comfortable and wear well
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best shorts. To my utter delight you had my size in the best shorts in the world, and on sale. I treat myself every year to a new pair.. Thank you
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Weight I intend to use these shorts for swimming. I am 5'5" and 142lbs and bought the size L. They fit perfectly. I haven't used them yet but they are just what I wanted. I have an omni shield top that I swim/snorkel in and these will be perfect bottoms. They are a bit shorter than I prefer, I wish they were longer, but they will work for what I need them for.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Button broke on first use! Just wore these shorts for the first time today. The fit was true to size and they looked and felt great. When I tried to unbutton them the button broke apart! Its frustrating that this happened within hours of wearing it!
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Cargo Shorts These shorts are comfortable and very functional.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice shorts Shorts fit well. The elastic in the waist is nice. I got the fossil color which is a tan but wish they came in the pretty hot pink that I was replacing. The length of the shorts is good with no ride up when sitting. Good mesh pockets.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical shorts for any hot outdoor activity They were great on my 2 week trip to Zion National Park in mid-August (yes, the heat is just as bad as you would imagine!). These shorts were one of two pairs I brought on the trip (the other pair was Columbia's Women's Anytime Long Short in Grey). These were perfect for the trails, with large pockets and quick dry material. Great purchase if it's hot out! For sizing purposes, I am 5'11", about 145 lbs and ordered a 6. They were pretty true to size, but is designed to be a little larger and not cling.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from too short These are great shorts , alas they are way too short for a more mature lady. Just needed to be a tad longer. Years ago (still love them) I purchased a pair of shorts from your store, the belt has broken and cannot be replaced. I was looking for the same style. Then I bought a "small" and it was rather large, here I bought a 'medium' and they are too small, not long enough and not enough inseam to be comfortable. Rather than return them, I gave them away.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice...wish they were a little longer Everything is as expected....good quality, good fit. I just wish they offered these in a little longer length.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts! I bought one pair a while back and LOVED them so much that I bought 3 more! I wear them everywhere in Florida because the moisture wicking is so amazing in the humidity! They are great for hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and more!
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! Shorts fit great. I haven't used them hiking yet but I like the small zippered pocket to put money or ID/Cards in it without fear of falling out. Other pockets are useful as well. Very comfortable when I've wore them walking around.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fit & function These shorts FIT! True to size. Fabric breathes and when wet dries quickly. Good pockets
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shorts These shorts are my favorite. I have many pairs in different colors. I love the fit, the style and the fact that they are easy care and very durable.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light and comfy These are just so comfortable and so lightweight. Love the fabric. My only wish is that there were back pockets. They dry very quickly.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women cargo short I love the material of this short I live in tropical its so hot this product is great for our climate.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice shorts Nice shorts, good color, they run a bit small if you like your shorts to be loosely-fitting. They are great for a hot, humid climate all year around.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great style! I would recommend these shorts they are made for comfort and easy to care for.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable short for hot summer days! I purchased these shorts to wear on summer vacation where I'll be outdoors a lot in hot weather, and they are perfect. The light, quick drying material is great for humid summer days, and the elastic waistband is very comfortable. Highly recommend these shorts.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice lightweight shorts This are very lightweight shorts. The 6 inch leg makes them slightly shorter than most shorts but they seem to work just fine. I like the material and weight. Will take them traveling. I recommend.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable This is my first pair of your cargo shorts and I love them just as much as the other Sandy River shorts, of which I have many pairs.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great comfy shorts I bought these because I walk a lot. I could never find anything that is light, not binding and the right length for a woman. These are perfect and fit all my needs!!
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Lightweight Shorts These are good all-round shorts for the summer. But I wish the length were longer-- 2 inches or so. The pockets are too small to be useful. But the comfort and quick-drying fabric makes up for the shortcomings.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts Love these shorts. They are so comfortable and can wear anywhere.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very comfortable! Love how this product fits. Material is light and very comfortable. Product arrived in a timely manner. Love the option of pockets.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts I've been wanting to replace my very old Columbia shorts for a long time. Finally, while on vacation, got to a Columbia store and found them!!! Full stretch around the waist, very comfortable. After I got home, I ordered 2 more pairs from the website. I took off the belt and don't ever need to use the zipper or snap, so easy on and off, exactly what I wanted. I am wearing them every day now:)
Date published: 2017-08-12
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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.

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Shipping & Returns

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