Stay comfortable, cool, and protected on adventures with this UPF 30, quick-drying plus size short. Read more >
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.
WEAR ANYWHERE Perfect for hiking or paddling, these versatile shorts with built-in UPF 30 and quick-drying nylon will keep you cool and comfortable.Features:
- Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection
- Quick dry
- Interior drawcord
- Zip-closed security pocket
- Modern classic fit, regular rise
- Inseam 6”
- Style# 1386082
- OMNI SHADE
100% nylon Perfecta Plus II
Size & Fit
Measurement & Sizes (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.
Shipping & Returns
|Shipping Method||Rate||Expected Delivery Time|
|Standard||$6.00||5-7 Business Days|
|Expedited||$12.00||3-4 Business Days|
|Rush||$19.00||2-3 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.
Still Have Questions
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Women’s Sandy River™ Short - Plus Size is rated out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RebeckyIA from Great Shorts! I love these shorts, I use them as swim bottoms. They are super lightweight and dry really fast. The back zip pocket is a great bonus.
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by KeeneJ from Versatile short This is my second pair of these shorts! I have had my first pair for 4 years and they still look new. This short is so versatile. I hike, swim, exercise and much more! They dry really quickly.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by RachelSoFlo from Waistband is tight, but good short. I love the Sandy River Cargo short, so i thought I would try these as well. The fit is very different with these and the waistband run smalls. I ordered the 1x and I wasn't even close to getting it over my thighs! I didn't bother trying sizes up because the waistband was so far from fitting. I wish these had worked because I love the style and fabric.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sparkette from Runs small Runs a bit small, had to return them. Disappointed, none left in the size that I needed. The quality seemed very nice, I would have loved the thin material as I am always hot. I will try again sometime.
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rxdr from Loved so much I decided to order a second pair! I absolutely love these shorts. So much so I ordered a second pair. I love the material! They are super light and breathable....perfect for humid environments. They also provide a lot of room in them and make it easy to wear while being very active.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hagbe from Fav shorts Love these shorts. Lost weight and have to buy smaller. Hope they get more in stock
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Parko from I love these shorts Sometimes larger sizes fit in the waist but are huge in the rear and legs. These aren't, they fit well without being bulky. They are cool when in the sun and working in my garden. The fabric and color are very attractive.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by ElleninNC from Good, basic shorts I purchased this product after being pleased with the purchase of the Sandy River Cargo shorts. These shorts are not as roomy as the cargo shorts so are less cinducive to physical activity that involves any climbing. The quality is excellent so I’d advise ordering one size larger if you want to be very active in them.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by campfolk from Nice Shorts These shorts fit well. The material is light-weight and is cool when hiking on hot days. Looking to get more of these.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wohman from Best Shorts Ever I ordered two pair. Grey and Red, I have worn both pair. I wear a pair almost everyday. Wearing the red as I write this review. I really love having three pockets, rear one has zipper. Can’t say enough good about these. Plan on buying more colors soon. Never need any other shorts.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomofHim from Best Shorts I'm a very short over weight female in her early 50's. I've not found a pair of shorts that fit well and wash well until I found these. I love these shorts. They are the perfect fit and function for my needs. I'd recommend these shorts to anyone.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ttbaker from Just plain easy I really like these shorts....just easy to wear, be active in and still look good. Love that have elastic waist, pockets, love the fabric
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by JRick2 from Great Shorts These are for my wife and she loves them. These are a great option for any outdoor activities during the hot Florida summer months. Thanks Columbia for providing quality products.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScubaSam7 from Sandy River Shorts, Iceberg, Tuscan I have spent a fortune over the years trying to find a pair of shorts as comfortable as the guys get to wear, without looking like a guy! Years ago I bought a pair of quick drying, zip pocket, thin, light, ripstop shorts from Columbia that were soft as butter. I have hauled them around for years, even though they no longer fit, unwilling to let them go. When I saw these shorts, I was SO excited, I accidentally ordered 2! I was afraid, by the picture, they might be short shorts, but I'm pleased to say they are a perfect length for a 66 yr old with spider veins! They don't bag & don't cut me in half. They are more comfortable than underwear! I gave my old ones to my brother (did I say they were mens?) and he loves them. Your friendly service department did not hesitate to send me a return label and waive the return fee. I seriously don't know why I ever shopped for outdoor clothes anywhere else!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by CCDC from Normally a Size 16, XL - bought a 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 wteam from Shorts Fabulous pair of shorts I bought two and would like them in every color ! I’m sure I will have them for years great fabric so worth the price .
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Toes from Great Water Shorts They run a little small but will be great on the beach or hang out around the pool and the outdoors. Love the length and the quality.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by ari2020 from 1st time wearing Columbia Shorts I am so happy these are available in plus size. It is so hard to find plus sizes in stores. Buy these shorts, you won't regret it. I wear my mine when I'm in the backyard or even floating the river in Concan, TX.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trina22 from Great ahorts These shorts are so comfortable and very lightweight!
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Animalhsz from Great shorts! Love these shorts! Very lightweight and perfect for travel. Great variety of colors to choose from, too! Very comfortable and fit true to size. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Southerngirl12 from Perfect everyday shorts I’ve been searching for a replacement everyday short. Something I can workout in, wear in the garden or just knock around in. These fit my curvy figure and are very comfortable. I fall between a 1X and a 2X in hip measurement but wanted these to be comfortable not snug so I opted for the 2X, they are perfect not tight but the waist drawstring let’s me snug up the waist a bit. Not too short. Very happy, I ordered 3 more pair.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plankton from Sandy River Shorts I love these roomy shots, side pockets, and the zippered back pocket. The fact that they are also SPF 30 is another plus for me. Have recommended these comfy shorts and let a few family members and friends who have come out to our place in the country borrow a pair since I have several sizes on hand. Most comfortable, cool, shorts ever! Every one of them has gone online and ordered them for themselves especially after taking them for a "test drive". Always satisfied with Columbia products.
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Francis12 from Just as advertised These shorts are perfect for hot weather workouts. They are light weight, quick drying and a relaxed fit. Have purchased 2 more pairs.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by MDF68 from Great Pair of Shorts If you are older and plus size, don't be afraid to have nice shorts - don't limit yourself to what my daughter calls "ZooKeeper Shorts". These are a nice length, great fabric that dries quickly, the color (blue) is nice.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jan2000 from Great summer hiking shorts Wear these when hiking with the dog. Super comfy. I'm a large middle aged woman 5'7" ~190 lb...was looking for something that would not be constricting when climbing over rocks, but did not want anything tight fitting like leggings. These are lightweight, loose around the legs with elastic waist. Got a great price too on clearance.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHSLindsey from Great casual short Very comfortable and easy to put on with a t-shirt to have a more active day. Very quick to dry if I want to wear them to the beach or pool. Overall, a great choice and I'm happy I purchased a couple pairs.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by FLsprings from very nice shorts light, cool, quick to dry. perfect for water fun in sunny Florida.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wetdirt from Love these Shorts Really love these shorts. So comfortable and good for so many activities from kayaking to walking the dog. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by jomcc58 from Great short for over bathing suit I use these shorts for paddle boarding over my bathing suit, or with just a tank top. The material is nice and light, so dries quickly and doesn't weigh you down in water. I could have used a smaller size but wanted to have freedom of movement. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nano from My All-Time Favorite Shorts I've bought these shorts for years, and in many sizes as my weight has fluctuated. They have all fit well (I have muscular legs, and they never bind). They're comfortable, not too short or too long, and wear like iron. I use them for hiking, for kayaking, over swimsuits, over biking shorts (so I have pockets), and in yoga class. They are my all-time favorites, bar none.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nae2008 from Great I love these shorts I'd recommend them to anyone.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by M1TCH from weird fit Nice material, fit was a little weird.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buddydog from Good shorts Comfortable shorts. I have been running daily for over 30 years- now I do a fast walk. I am allergic to polyester so finding cotton or nylon shorts that are suitable can be difficult. I also like the longer length. The material seems a great deal thinner than the previous shorts I have bought, but I can live with that.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by ADS20 from Fit Issues I was unable to get a size that fit good so I returned them. I am disappointed because it is so hard to find longer shorts with pockets for someone middle aged. The 1X was just small in the waist so I ordered 2X and they were huge so I'm sending them all back. They are very light weight and great for hot weather also. Quality appears good. I wore one pair so I'll have to keep those. I did notice that they come out of dryer wrinkled, which is not good.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kayak1 from Great shorts Fits great. Good length. Great for kayaking
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gilliansage from Comfortable I absolutely love these shorts. They were so comfortable from the moment I put them on. Elastic waist with draw string and comes down to almost my knees when I stand. I'm 5'5. 2 shallow pockets in front and a pocket with zipper in the back. Probably won't keep anything valuable in the front pockets.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by LunaDogMom from Run Small I usually wear a 2x in Columbia's hiking pants so I ordered a 2x in these shorts. They are very tight so I have the 3x on order. Otherwise, they are fine shorts for kicking around camp.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eeee from Would Recommend First purchase from site. Good quality available in larger sizes. Will not be my last purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by WVUMom from These Shorts Feel Amazing The Sandy River shorts fit well and are so comfortable, it feels as if you are not wearing anything! They are cool and dry quickly when wet. I would absolutely recommend this product!
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by JessMH from Awesome shorts I bought these for an upcoming Florida trip this summer but have already tested them out. They're the perfect length and extremely comfortable! I already added additional colors.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim51 from great short 2nd year buying and they are great. easy to wear. wears well. dry fast.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kate555 from Amazing for Archealogy I took these on an archaeological dig with me to Peru. These are honestly the best hiking shorts I could have gotten. They are very durable and truly can take a beating. I may have to buy them in every color. I will say if you do have a bit more of a booty, go a size up just for maximum comfort.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by sarav876 from Great Alternative to Patagonia I'm working at a camp in the mountains all summer, and I wanted a high-quality short that could work for all different purchases. Lots of my friends had raved about Patagonia's Baggies, but they weren't size inclusive, and they were very much designed for those with a slim athletic frame. After some research, I found these. I could not be more satisfied with my purchase. I have a very small waist, and large hips, and these sit right at my natural waist. The waistband is a little loose, but there is a drawstring that helps with that. They fit nicely throughout the thigh, which is the area I typically have issues with. They are a little bit longer than I would have liked (being plus sized doesn't mean I'm puritanical), but they are well-made, and very comfortable. I ordered them in several different colors. I've gotten many compliments on them and have recommended them to several friends.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCogg from So comfortable I absolutely love these shorts. I wear them for softball, volleyball and just everyday comfort. I plan on wearing these all summer.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeslyn from elestice in the waiste band Order Number = 09572804. Comment = You said to write a review. When I hit that button it went no where. Any way I have just worn the shorts a couple of times as the weather is not warm enough here in Ontario. There is one adjustment that I am going to make. I will take the string out of the waist and put in some bathing suit elastic. I have no hips and no waste. So the string does not keep my pants up. I order the 1X shorts. Other wise the couple of times I have worn them I am happy. I also find them a little baggy in the seat. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gal55 from Took a lot of searching to find this type of plus-size short After an extensive search to find a plus-size lightweight comfortable short with pockets that would quickly dry after getting wet, I discovered these. Thank you, Columbia, for carrying some plus-size options, as that is all too rare in this category of clothing. Love the shorts so far, although I wish the front pockets were deeper as they are so shallow that it really interferes with functionality. It's nice that the rear pocket zips, and maybe Columbia will consider either redesigning the front pockets to be more functional or adding a second rear pocket. As virtually no stores carry these plus sizes and it can be tricky to find your best fit without trying things on, it is helpful that Columbia has no shipping charges if you become a member (although you do have to pay for return shipping of anything you return). Columbia has handled my returns well and promptly provided full refunds
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sally27 from Sizing is confusing While I loved these shorts and I was anxious to receive them they were huge. I ordered the 2X because the similar pants I ordered in 1X were to small. I will not reorder.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by madisondog from Shorts Very True to Size. Love them. Comfortable.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by OutsideGal from Great outdoor short I liked this short and it was great in the hot weather although I prefer the ones that button.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tisbe52 from Excellent product These shorts are very well made, comfortable, light, and dry quickly. I've worn them on several hikes and they have been excellent. According to the size guide I ordered a 3X; these were way too big. I exchanged them for a 2X which fit beautifully. The only con I have is the front pockets are shallow and are basically good as Kleenex holders. Otherwise these are fabulous shorts. I ordered another pair!
Date published: 2016-08-19
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