Customer reviews for Columbia Women's East Ridge™ Short

Columbia Women's East Ridge™ Short

Lightweight yet rugged, these versatile, cargo-style women’s shorts are built for your active lifestyle, with a wicking fabric that keeps you dry even when you’re working hard and UPF 30 sun protection to shield your skin from sun burn and long-term skin damage.
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4.25 / 5
4.3
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19 out of 23(83%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's East Ridge™ Short
Review 1 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

love these but bring back longer lengths, please

PostedAugust 25, 2015
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Location: CT
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I ordered two pair of these shorts in 10" inseam (wishing the 13" inseam would become available again). The shorts are everything I expect of the quality and workmanship associated with Columbia brand clothing... and I am very pleased to have scored two pair. Although other reviews reflect these run smaller than usual, I found they fit true to size and maybe a little larger. Pretty please consider bringing these back in the 13" inseam.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Snug in legs

PostedAugust 24, 2015
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Location: Virginia Beach
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Bought Ladies Size 10 Fossil but the fit around the legs were snug. I normally wear Size 8-10. Although the material is comfortable, the legs picked and puckered across the thighs after use. Bought Size 12 which had a great loose fit for the legs but the waist and hips were too big. I heard Columbia sizing was not always true.
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Review 3 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fitting pants

PostedAugust 19, 2015
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Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
I only wish they made these shorts in other colors. They fit great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Good Fit, Poor Material

PostedAugust 19, 2015
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Location: Savannah, GA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I was really excited about these shorts when I first got them. Light weight material is very comfortable and quick-drying BUT after the first or second time being worn they began pilling in the seat area. Not satisfied with that.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

East ridge shorts

PostedAugust 13, 2015
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Location: Goliad texas
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
I love the shorts but I had to return the size 6 and order a 8. They run very small.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these shorts

PostedAugust 12, 2015
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Location: Florida
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love all Columbia clothes but these shorts are so comfortable. I like to walk and hike a lot and these shorts are perfect. I just have found that with all Columbia pants and shorts, I need to order the next size up from my usual size as they seem to all run a little small.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Sizing not reliable

PostedAugust 6, 2015
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Location: Utah
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered this short, one size larger as was suggested in other reviews. It fit great - love this short. I ordered another pair in a different color (same size as the first pair) and couldn't get them past my knees they were so small. Sizing with Columbia seems to be hit and miss and is definately not reliable.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great hiking shorts!

PostedAugust 5, 2015
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Location: California, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Wore these shorts on the John Muir Trail this summer, they were very comfortable: light, quick drying material, good cut for freedom of movement when climbing, good length. Also lots of convenient pockets. I just bought another pair in a different color.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedJuly 31, 2015
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Location: Florida, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are lightweight, comfortable with lots of pockets. Ideal for travel and outdoor activities. I like the color and the fit - great shorts.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Everything Shorts

PostedJuly 26, 2015
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Location: Chaska, MN, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased the 10 inch short. This short is very light. I took this product on a 2 mile hike on a 90 degree humid Minnesota day and it was perfect. It was s lightweight that I put a digital camera in the pocket and hardly noticed. After the hike I proceeded to wash my two 50 pound dogs while still wearing the shorts. They were saturated but dried quickly enough, as I thought that they would, as I hoped that they would. I proceeded to clean my house in them (without bleach of course) and they were perfect. It was the perfect everyday hiking/working/cleaning short that I had hoped it would be. I bought two of them in two different colors.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice outdoor shorts

PostedJuly 23, 2015
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Location: Moscow ID
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice outdoor shorts, the material is much thinner than I expected which will be great for camping , swimming or summer time. I followed the other reviews and ordered 1 size bigger than I normally wear. They fit just fine and are comfortable too.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

fabric has been changed

PostedJuly 17, 2015
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Location: Athens, GA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I bought the East Ridge shorts Grill color in size 8. I usually wear a size 6. I liked them so much that I bought a second pair, size 8 in Fossil. Both are 100% nylon, but the fabric in the Fossil pair is slightly ridged. Both pairs of shorts have been washed in cold water and line dried. The earlier Grill color shorts are fine, but the Fossil shorts, also size 8, shrank so that I can barely zip them; they are at least 3/4" smaller and not comfortable. Very unhappy about this product.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Sad that I can't get one that fits

PostedJune 11, 2015
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Location: Indiana, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Well, I love these shorts for their just right length and number of pockets.
But... I always wear size 4 in Columbia so bought the size 4 locally without trying them on and could barely get them over my hips. Went online and ordered a size 6 which fell off my hips and had to be returned.
Wish I could find more products locally to try on without paying return shipping costs.
Love everything else I've bought!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Too small

PostedApril 27, 2015
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
I normally wear a size 8, so I bought a size 8 in these shorts and I couldn't even zip them up. They are very cute, but I feel like I would have to buy at least a 12 in order for them to fit. I do not recommend if you do not like buying 2 sizes up your normal size.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Columbia East Ridge Cargo Short

PostedApril 17, 2015
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Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The shorts are very functional. The material is soft and the workmanship is great. I bought a second pair.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Really nice shorts.

PostedApril 16, 2015
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Location: Issaquah, WA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Everything about these shorts are great--fit, length, comfort.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great shorts

PostedApril 13, 2015
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Location: Clover, SC 29710, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
great shorts for walking, for sports and for travelling.
am buying more!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Cute But Small

PostedMarch 5, 2015
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
I wear a 16 in the everyday shorts so I ordered a 16 in these too but couldn't get them up ... much less zipped. I am pear shaped. Nice shorts though!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good fit and function

PostedMarch 1, 2015
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Location: Petaluma CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Recommend these for hiking in warm climate.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's East Ridge™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Runs a little small

PostedFebruary 25, 2015
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Location: California, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Short runs a little small. There is not much stretch in the fabric. Short not as comfortable as others purchased from Columbia
I would recommend this product.
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