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Women's Saturday Trail™ Short


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Style# 1533781
Uses Trail, Travel


A perfect go-to hiking short. Grab the Saturday Trail™ when you're headed out for a hike or out for a quick stop in-town. These active shorts contain our best sun protection with Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection, helping you enjoy those sunny days a bit longer. Coupled with our Omni-Shield™ technology, which holds off light moisture and stains, these are shorts meant for full-throtle living. Ideal for saturdays, or any day.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Active Fit
  • Mid rise
  • 2-way comfort stretch
  • Mesh pocket bags
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail, Travel
  • Style# 1533781

  • 96% nylon/4% elastane Summiteer Lite
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Women's Saturday Trail™ Short is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorites! These shorts fit so comfortably and look nice. They are lightweight and functional for big adventures and every day wear. They are a new core piece in my wardrobe.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these shorts! I bought the tan version of these shorts at Scheels and I loved them so much that the next day I ordered the India ink version off of this Columbia site! These shorts are super comfortable, stretchy (so you never feel restricted), and water resistant! I originally got these for a hiking trip out west but I will be wearing these all the time now!
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft and Sturdy For the Trail Love the lightweight fabric! It gently hugs my curvy frame! I ordered two pairs! I rarely find shorts that I truly love to wear. Well done Columbia! This company never disappoints!
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trail/casual shorts This is my second pair ... they are worth the price. So cool and comfortable for hot summer days - I don't think I'll ever go back to denim or khaki for summer!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I love these shorts so much, that after wearing them camping one weekend, I went and ordered 2 more pairs. The are extremely comfortable, soft, fit wonderfully, and are the perfect length even though I'm tallish (5'10"). I would absolutely recommend them.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zoo Keeper Tested + Approved I am a zookeeper in Ohio, and we get the best and the worst of all the seasons. I am also 5'5", ~160 llbs,wear a size 10. and finding shorts is nearly impossible for me. I have fallen in love with these shorts, as they fit well enough that I don't need a belt, are stretchy, and are long enough to not have any unexpected shows. I wear them at work and as regular shorts!
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable This short fits great, has some stretch, but looks good. Able to walk for long distances comfortably and sit without the shorts bunching up.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts! I love these! I bought several colors after my first pair were so amazing. The length is at mid thigh, which is impossible to find. They're stretchy and lightweight. They have actual usable pockets that a phone fits in. They look and feel like summer. Incredibly comfortable.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Try multiple sizes! These are great shorts, but I am deducting one star because the sizing is all over the board! I originally tried them on at the outlet in Palm Springs....I wear a 6 or 8 in every other brand of anything, but the 8 in these was so tight.....and the outlet didn’t have ANY 10s (I made them look in the computer!). After months of thinking about them, I bought a 10 online directly from Columbia.....and it was so big it basically falls off! I then purchased a different color on clearance in both an 8 AND a 10.....and both of them fit me perfectly! So the sizing is inconsistent between colors and I have an 8 and a 10 that fit exactly the same! Buy multiple sizes if ordering online and just commit to returning some of them. Great length, deep pockets, logo is less dorky/prominent than some other styles (though I don’t think I can remove it with a seam ripper like I have on some of the shirts)
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect short! I was so pleased to find this pair of shorts in black at a local store. I wore them a couple of times, did some investigating and found out that they come in several other colors as well. Now I’m the proud owner of the same shorts in khaki and gray too! Couldn’t be happier with the fit or the product.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite shorts These are very comfortable shorts that work well in the heat. They are long enough to sit comfortably in them and have the right amount of roominess in the leg for being active.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smaller than at the outlet store I purchased my original pair of shorts at the Columbia outlet store in black and absolutely love them! I read the reviews for this short when ordering directly from Columbia and noticed that at least one other person said that the shorts directly ordered from Columbia were different and smaller than those purchased at an outlet. I should have listened ... but decided to try anyway. I wanted a different color so ordered the ink blue shorts directly from Columbia and they are TOO SMALL and TOO SHORT! So I'm returning them. The size 12 at the outlet store in black is perfect. Please make more these size and length.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but a smidge too short for 55 These are nice shorts, Saturday trail fabric, but they seemed a little too short for me so I chose the Pilsner short instead. Also the waistband seemed to droop a little, feeling somewhat like it was hanging below and around my stomach.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from go to short for summer I love these shorts. they are flattering, wear nicely for hiking or just walking around town. The fabric is stretching but not tight and lay nicely. I have worn them to transition to the ocean, pool and out for lunch in high 90s temps and are very comfortable. If they were not out of stock i would buy one of every color. I am an athletic 5'5", 140 and fit a 6.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT good quality and very comfortable
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to shorts These shorts look great, have held up well, and are very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to short! I love this short - I bought it in two colors!. It's a nice dressy short with a outdoorsy function. The material is quick drying and with the omni-shield it's stain resistant! I'm 5'6", 120lbs and the size 2 fits perfectly. The length is great and the leg openings are nice and loose. The india ink is a beautiful navy color and pairs perfectly with the Coastal Escape Hoodie in Lychee. I also bought the British tan which is your classic khaki short.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfy shorts I just bought these shorts yesterday and they are wonderful. I purchased them with a trip to the Smokies in mind, but got the chance to use them today as I was doing a lot of things outside. They kept me cool, which is important to have in Texas because of the heat and humidity. They're soft to the touch and just fit really really well. For reference, I'm 5'3 and 128 lbs and got a size 4.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! I bought these shorts for my mom, and she said the sizing was true to size. She absolutely loved the athletic look and feel, and wears them all the time! Great product Columbia!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter loves Bought 3 pairs of these in different colors for my daughter. She LOVES them. They are not too short and not too tight. They have some stretch in them. Perfect for moving around.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly tailored, great looking short! Just love this short - they fit well, even in the waist! They are the perfect length for me and are appropriate for a 50ish, active woman to wear. I am totally in to shorts that don't look creased and frumpy after an hour of wear. These are a hit!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These shorts are the best These shorts are so lightweight & comfortable.They keep you cool on hot days & are very slimming & make your legs look long & lean.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has terrific features! I am involved with a variety of activities - general fitness to tennis, hiking, biking. These shorts stretch yet hold their shape and wear well! I have several colors and just love them! I highly tecommend these shorts for the active person or someone wanting comfortable, yet stylish shorts!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever Love the length and leg opening of these shorts, so comfortable! The waist is just right and the pockets are great. The lightweight fabric is perfect for kayaking, hiking or casual wear. They really look nice. Can't wait to get a couple more colors.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short trail or everyday Awesome short. Quick drying we went kayaking last summer and I wore these. They got wet several times but dried so fast that I didn't even worry about chaffing. Easy to move around in. I never feel constricted in these shorts. Not too long but not too short on the inseam. I am 5'8" 175 lbs and got the size 12. I have all the colors except the green. Again love these shorts.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite short I now have 2 colors of these shorts. They are so comfortable for my long hike days. Wash and dry and like new again. I am 5'6" and 118#, the size 4 fits heavenly. I like that they don't have ties at the waistband.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only buy if low waist to 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, Saturday Trail shorts are a good 2" larger in the waist IRL. These fit similarly to Pilsner Peak 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EXACTLY what I was looking for!! You guys read my mind!! Perfect length, love the stretch, love the casual modest style, LOVE THE POCKETS! Very comfortable, I didn't even have to go a size up for increased comfort like I often do. My one concern is that the snaps are very very strong, the material around them should have been reinforced. I'll just have to take care when undoing them.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My FAVORITE shorts ever!! I wear these every chance I get. Very comy, easy to wipe clean if you have kids w sticky fingers ;) They wash up nicely. Perfect fit. I am usually a sz 12 and that size worked well. 5'9, 170. Flattering fit. I Just ordered 2 more in diff colors. The india ink is like a darker blue. Goes with basically everything. You have got to at least try these!!! I am not someone who ever pays this much for a pair of shorts, however these are now my go-to pair and I won't be wearing anything else.
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short! I love these shorts. They are a good length and give enough room to use for fishing or other activities. Look great for casual wear too!
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gotta have MORE!!! These shorts are the most comfortable pair of shorts I own. They are so comfortable I don't even know I have them on. No binding in the waist or tugging at my thighs and bottom. I also love the length, long enough to be modest but short enough to showcase the best part of my legs. I plan to order them in two more colors.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts! This shorts are lightweight, don't bind, quick dry, actual full size pockets that are usable - very functional shorts for outdoor activities. i'm 5'8" and 132lbs, got a size 6 and would say that they are comfortably roomy without being droopy. My only "frustration" is that I've noticed 2 small picks in the material and I've only worn them 2-3 times. Maybe the material needs to be a little more durable? otherwise, these are great go-to shorts for most days!
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shorts But..... I own a couple pairs of these shorts - love them, so was excited to see a different color (coral) besides the standard black/blue. Unfortunately, these felt shorter and a bit more snug than my other pairs (that I purchased at a Columbia outlet) so I had to send them back. Perhaps the outlet shorts are off and that's why they were being sold there but for sure, I prefered the little longer length even if only an inch if that. Guess I'll go back there and see if they have more.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flattering Material is stretchy and light weight. Color is rich, I bought the bright geranium size 14. Two side pockets and two rear pockets are very deep. There is no way to fasten the pockets closed, would've liked a zipper or Velcro closure on at least one of the rear pockets.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pair of hiking shorts! The 5 inch inseam is not too short, but definitely not too long, it was just right. Unlike many similar products, these are comfortable for a very wide range of movement. They never ride up & they move with you. Love the colors as well! These are my favorite hiking shorts I own right now. I am definitely planning on buying another pair!
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts I initially bought these shorts for my job as a bus driver. They are a little too short for my taste for work, however I am super happy with the shorts and I will be living in them this summer! We sail, hike and spend a lot of time outdoors, and the fabric is perfect for all of these activities. I am very happy with the fabric, the fit and the style!!
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! I was hesitant to pay the money for these shorts, but I'm so glad i did; they're well worth it. I hike 4-5 days a week, and they do everything they're supposed to. They stay dry, clean (clean as can be with little boys), and best of all, they don't ride up! I read some reviews about size, and i wear an 8-10, and the 10's fit me perfectly. I'm very happy with my purchase, and am planning on buying more. The color and style is great as well. I can wear them to the store, or out to lunch without looking like a schlub. Well done Columbia. Keep up the good work.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit as I moved from 16 to 12 to 10 My Columbia shorts have been excellent companions during this year of a 40 lb weight loss. Comfortable w enough stretch, tough in the brush, the right pockets. I look forward to trying a size 8 in my future in another few colors!
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect short for water activities weather you are going out on a boat ride, fishing, going to the beach, or just going to lunch, this is the perfect short to wear. It is a quick dry material, so it is more of an outdoorsy pair of shorts. I love to wear them walking down the beach. They have nice pockets to put shells in. Very comfortable. I got two pairs, one in Coral and one in tan.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect These shorts are as close to perfect as I've found. The rise is not too high or too low. The fabric is amazing-so soft, so stretchy, so light-but definitely shows wear after a year of wearing 3x a week. The pockets are actually large enough to put things into (thank you Columbia for making women's clothing with functional pockets). I loved my first grill-colored pair nearly to death and just today bought a green pair to replace them. For size reference, I'm 5'4", 130lbs with curves and a 4 is perfect. Please keep making them!
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts1 I want to wear Trail pants in all lengths and in all colors forever.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE these! Love these shorts! Wear them for everyday life, exercise, walks, hikes, bike rides, house work, washing the car, gardening. My cell phone fits in the back pocket for pedometer readings, my house keys and pepper spray fit in the front pockets for safety and convenience on long walks/hikes. They fit perfectly, no gaps, not too tight, room to move. The fabric is wrinkle free & dries quickly so they are great for travel as well.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good fit, nice and lightweight Great shorts, bought a pair in store and immediately ordered a second pair online. Nice and lightweight and compact, so great for travelling. Dry super fast, which is always handy.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Short for Every Occasion This pair of shorts is super functional, as well as comfortable as well as fashionable. I can wear them hiking or to the mall and still look put together. I went on my first hike in them and knew that I would need them in more colors. These shorts are breathable, flexible, and did not bunch or ride up like a lot of other shorts. I usually hike in athletic/running shorts, and these were much more comfortable.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just in Time for Summer I desperately needed shorts that could work for casual wear as well as hiking and these fit the bill. They are made of nylon/elastane, which is perfectly durable and stretchy for hiking, and the fit and construction allows it to transition for casual wear. I got the india ink color, so that they can fill in for denim shorts.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Pair of Shorts Soft, stylish, flattering and versatile. They don't wrinkle or crease. I would order them in every color if I could.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice pair of shorts very nice, good material nice fit... true to size!
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! There is a lot to love about these shorts! The fabric is super soft, they are very comfortable/breathable, the length is perfect and they look great on. I purchased in the Grill, Fossil & India Ink colors. I wish they came in black too.. maybe in the future? Regardless, these are great shorts and I highly recommend them.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit, great fabric! I bought these shorts for a multi-day river/camping trip. I brought several pairs of shorts on our trip and ended up wearing these everyday. They're quick drying and have a tailored cut but still really comfortable, and they don't wrinkle.
Date published: 2014-07-21
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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

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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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