This 5" trail short features UPF 50 sun protection and the ability to resist rain and stains. Read more >
GO AHEAD.TRY AND GET DIRTY.
Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.
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.Features:
- Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
- Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
- Active Fit
- Mid rise
- 2-way comfort stretch
- Mesh pocket bags
Uses: Trail, Travel
- Style# 1533781
- 96% nylon/4% elastane Summiteer Lite
Size & Fit
Measurement & Sizes (Inches)
|Size||Waist||Hips||Short Inseam||Regular Inseam||Long Inseam|
|XS | 2||25.5-26.5||34.5-35.5|
|S | 4-6||27.5-28.5||36.5-37.5|
|M | 8-10||29.5-30.5||38.5-40||29.5||32||34.5|
|L | 12-14||32-33.5||41.5-43|
|XL | 16-18||35.5-37.5||45-47|
- 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.
Active Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Relaxed Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
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.
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Women's Saturday Trail™ Short is rated out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TTyler from Perfect! I work outdoors and I bought these shorts for work. They are very comfortable and they are cooler in high temperatures than other shorts I have worn. Small amounts of water will run right off of the fabric, but if the shorts do get wet on a rainy day, they dry quickly. I will definitely buy more of these shorts.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by CeciJ from Good Shorts but fabric is ify I do love these shorts for work. I spend hours a day in the sun at golf courses. The pockets are great, design is practical. However, the fabric pills very easily in the crotch area. I wash my clothes in cold water and don't use a dryer. I still would buy these shorts over and over again because they work for my job but the fabric is my only problem with them.
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeanne5 from great product Excellent fit and function. These shorts are flattering, comfortable, durable, and great for travel. They pack well without wrinkling and are very light. They also wash and dry quickly. I wear them everywhere...from hiking and biking to just running errands.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by CanyonWren from Comfy; great fit I have 2 pair of Saturday trail knee pants, 2 pair of convertible Saturday trail capris, and one other pair of these shorts. Love the functionality and fit- exactly according to size chart. I use them for hiking and casual office wear. I have noticed some pilling between the legs on the pants, but not on the shorts yet. Not a show stopper for me, but since it is winter, I cannot really attest to whether these shorts will also eventually pill. For reference, I wore each of the pants about twice per week all summer long, and the pilling is mild.
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by KarenGardens from Comfortable and attractively styled I bought this pair of shorts as an all-purpose shorts. I plan to do gardening, hike, and bike in them. They are comfortable, the fabric is soft and it looks like it will keep its shape and not wrinkle. Overall I think that the short is very attractive. I particularly like the medium blue color which I purchased. I don't think that you can go wrong with these shorts. I believe that the size is just right--not too big or too small. This is the second pair of Columbia shorts that I've purchased and I'm glad I did.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by EN123 from The PERFECT short! I absolutely love these shorts! They're professional enough for work in that they aren't too short and don't cling to my thighs, but also fitted enough to be incredibly flattering. The fabric is great, very breathable. I actually especially love the snap closure because the waist is sturdy, doesn't slide, and then snap is super easy and secure. I ordered a cool cobalt blue color. Will be purchasing same pant in other colors.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by MandyD from Love these! I'm obsessed with these shorts. I bought the 'jewel' color and the blue is soooo pretty in person! I haven't worn them yet for outdoor activities, but I have worn them to run errands on the weekends or for hanging out at a friends house. The material is definitely a quick drying material though (reminds me of a thinner material that's used on board shorts or something similar) and I like how they're not loose but they're also not tight like how some stretchy materials are.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by berry11 from LOVE!! I absolutely love these shorts! They are comfortable, soft, stretchy and comfortable from beginning to end of whatever you are doing. I'm a 5'10" 150lb athletic build. On the chart I was a 10. I had to return for the 8, which was a bummer, but totally worth it. I was skeptical how much I would use them - they are the perfect hiking shorts. They are a tish big on me, but 1. didn't want to pay return shipping again 2. I was nervous they would be too small. I only wear them when I'm active so I don't mind having bit looser comfortable fit. They aren't too big, but when on they hang on my hips and I can easily pull them up to my waist and drop them back down.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by ReneeWasy from Perfect shorts! I went on a 5 day hiking trip to Colorado and wore these for 3 of the days! They were perfect when it was 90 out and stayed clean the whole time. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mickey42 from So perfect I bought 3 more pairs! The quality, comfort, fit and functionality of these shorts are stellar, so much so that I ordered three more pairs in different colors. I love them!
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by EJefferys from Soon to be my favorite shorts I’m 5’-1” and weigh 124lbs and purchased a size 4 in the black. My hip measurement is about 37”, and waist is about 28”. These fit great! They are very lightweight, without being “swishy!” They are stretchy, have plenty of pockets, and are flattering. The length is a little shorter, around 4” inseam, I think. Perfect do-anything shorts!
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by julydebo from A great short! This is a tad short for me, but I want it in the longer version!. Fit is great! Feel of fabric is great!
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by smayflow from Great Shorts! This is the third pair of these shorts that I have bought! Love them! So lightweight and comfortable, and they dried very quickly in a torrential downpour, hiking to a waterfall in NC. The only thing that I would change is making the inseam an inch longer. Since I have bigger thighs, shorts tend to ride up. The current inseam is 4". Great product! May even buy a fourth pair, and, as always, hope I lose an inch on my thighs. :)
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by DiannaC from Wears out. I have purchased about 5 pairs of these shorts. What I don't like about them is that they lose their shape and wear out between the legs. This happens after only 2 or so times of wearing these.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by jillbizzit from Ordered a second pair Once you wear this fabric, you won't want anything else. Wore them the day after they arrived and swiftly ordered another pair that evening. They keep their shape as you wear them through the day, great pockets and length of shorts. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luana from Comfortable I love this pants and how it fits, true to size. It is very light, airy and comfortable that I bought 2 more in the other colours. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJ2004 from Love them I love these shorts, you can move in them, they stretch, light weight, only down fall is I don't like the snap buttons, my last pair the button came off the material. I liked them so much I bought 2 more pairs.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fenoa from Saturday Trail Shorts Great functionality and perfect for camping and outdoors.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by lindi from Wish there were more colors in stock These are my favorite all purpose shorts. I already had two printed and one solid pair. They are light weight, breathable and strechy. Great for hiking, backpacking and everyday wear. I've been trying to buy the kaki colored pair for at least the last 2 years in a size 6 but they are ALWAYS unavailable when I look I settled on the jewel color. Obviously, not as versatile as kaki but at least the I know the fit works for me. Columbia please stock more of your most popular colors in size 6!!!
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaBa from Love these shorts As an athletic trainer I am always in search of professional looking shorts with room to move, and Pockets! These fit all the requirements. I will be purchasing more!
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by scrappinmel from I like these but... they are not as comfortable as I thought they would be. They were a little tighter than some of the other styles I've ordered. But I really like the material.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by HoosierHiker 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 Marissa242 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 RunningGurl 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 JanS 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 AMart 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 alphalyon 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 weebitts36 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 MountainMermaid 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 GlennaRoseGoes 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 Dukesjmama 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 womansize2 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 ceskyg 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 DW5520 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 MDXM 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 krsr from GREAT good quality and very comfortable
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by EllenD 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 HGreen 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 rociov 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 Rstaadt 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 SammyBaja 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 Sniffani 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 Mailmo 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 Knlz 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 Rusty2Forks 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 Zoey35 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 Hikermania 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 KBrew 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 squidy 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 LuvMyBoys 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
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