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Women’s Sandy River™ Color Blocked Short


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Style# 1711991
Uses Water


These go-anywhere shorts will keep you comfortable and protected with UPF 30 sun protection and quick-drying nylon. A zippered pocket keeps essentials safe.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Hand pockets
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1711991

  • Omni-Shade™ Perfecta Plus II 100% nylon
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Women’s Sandy River™ Color Blocked Short is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful shorts All my shorts come from Columbia. I put them through the riggers of everything. They hold up and look great day after day. I am a loyal Columbia fan!!
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer shorts I liked this style shorts I end up buying almost all the colors. They are very comfortable and great during hot humid days. It doesn’t make you feel sticky due to humidity.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Bought these for kayaking, but want to wear them all the time! Comfortable and wash up nicely!
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs big, but is pretty great I bought these to have some loose fitting shorts for vacation. I like these, even though they run a little big. They dry quick, breathe well, and have pockets. I've bought a couple in different colors now.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs small These shorts are super cool, but the small was way too baggy for me. I'm 5'6", 120lbs. I usually wear a small in Columbia shorts, but I'm returning the small for an extra small.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New summer shorts!! I bought a pair about a month ago, and now I own 3! I love these shorts. They dry fast and have very big pockets.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! I love these shorts. They are light weight & very comfortable. My phone fits in the back pocket. My only complaint is they are a little big. I'm 5' 2" , 110 lbs. I bought the small but I think I should have gone with extra small. So they are a touch baggy and I have to roll over the waist. Even with that, they are awesome shorts!
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! I ordered the sandy river shorts for the lake this summer, and I love them! They are true to size and dry really quick! The length was perfect, not too short and not too long. These shorts are super light weight and do not take up much space in a pack. I highly recommend this product like I do every Columbia product.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved these shorts I bought 2 pairs of these shorts to wear on a 3 week trip. They turned out to be the shorts I wore most of the time. Comfortable, cool and dry quickly. The secure back pocket was great for carrying money or cards.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Love the length of these shorts! They are light, comfortable, and functional! I like the pockets and the color is true to the picture. The do run a little large so sizing down might be best (they do have a draw string to tighten them though). Overall very satisfied!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The go-anywhere shorts These shorts are great for just about anything: beach, hiking, running errands, hanging out at home, whatever. They are comfortable but not sloppy, easy to pack and to care for.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every pair of shorts has a story I love going on adventures. And what's worse than going on an adventure in the wrong shorts? Well, I have found that with these shorts, I'm prepared for anything. They are breathable and flexible, they are fashionable and athletic, and they are good for running or hiking or getting wet or going on a bike ride. I also love that they are two-toned. It makes them different than other shorts I have. They're a great pair of shorts and I wish I could order more of them! Can't wait to see what stories come from wearing these shorts.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has pockets Just the shorts I was looking for. The hardest thing these days is to find shorts with pockets and these have them
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts You will Ever Buy My new current favorite shorts. They fit like a dream and are super cute to boot!
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort + style I wasn't sure to get this shorts at first ,but I got them anyways .I was not disappointed at all , this shorts are a perfect fit with out losing the style and comfort !! Perfect for hiking or activities
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! These shorts are great not just for the pool but for a casual look also in the summertime, I had been eyeballing these shorts for a while and the price went down and I just had to buy them as soon as I could! Thank you for the great product, you're doing great Columbia! Been wearing your products over the years growing up and you never fail to impress me with your products!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable My new favorite pair of shorts
Date published: 2017-06-28
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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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