Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short

Columbia Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short

Stay comfortable, cool and protected during active outdoor adventures with this super versatile cargo short: UPF 30 protection is built right in and quick-drying nylon provides excellent durability.
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4.138 / 5
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4 Stars
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66 out of 84(79%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
Review 1 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love them!

PostedJuly 25, 2015
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Sien
Location: Kalama, WA 98625, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have 4 pairs and I love everything about them. They're light weight so they dry quickly if they get wet, they're the perfect length for gardening, hiking, and biking, and the elastic waistband gives comfort with every bend and reach! Great quality with the construction, I hope they add even more colors!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfy lightweight shorts.

PostedJuly 24, 2015
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JaneR
Location: Littleton, CO, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
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I wear these for pickle ball, both indoor and outdoor. They are extremely lightweight which I like. The material is durable. I once hiked a mountain so steep that the only way down was to slide on my butt. The material has no wear from that day. None.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

shorts

PostedJuly 23, 2015
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sunnyhill
Location: Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853, USA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
great shorts,fit nice,great selection of colors,just what I wanted !
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love These Shorts

PostedJuly 16, 2015
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Betsy64
Location: San Jose,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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are my go-to summer shorts. They are comfortable for everyday wear, pull on easily, wash and dry quickly, great for fishing or any other place you might get wet.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great shorts

PostedJuly 15, 2015
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BethL56
Location: Idaho
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Loved these shorts--just the right length, quick drying and comfortable. Ran a bit large but otherwise great like most Columbia products.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Needs to be More Functional

PostedJuly 5, 2015
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Nikki1201
Location: Tampa, FL, 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
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Need MORE pockets that are larger to hold phones, keys, wallets etc. Zippers or velcro cover so stuff doesn't fall out. Option for a longer length just above the knee. We don't want a tight crotch, but a comfortable fit for ALL outdoor activities. I love Columbia, but tired of looking in the men's department for a pair of shorts that have the design options women want too.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Doesn't Hold Much Cargo

PostedJuly 4, 2015
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kjskatesusie
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I've always adored Columbia shorts, but sorry folks, not this pair of shorts. I'll wait until Columbia gets it together and brings back shorts with decent pockets. ALL of the pockets are WAAAY too small compared to other older models of women's Columbia shorts I still currently own. The side slash pockets are so short that when I put a bit of change in the pocket and sit down, it falls out. The zip cargo pocket is nearly useless. It's about the size of a credit card. Sheesh. A woman I know who does alterations and tailoring tells me that to cut costs clothing manufacturers, have reduced the size of their pockets to save on the cost of the lining material.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

cows2hay

PostedJune 18, 2015
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cows2hay
Location: Montgomery, Texas
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great shorts, nice material & construction, but inseam short @ 6". Would have bought more if longer shorts offered, like 9" inseam. Can use them but not ideal.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Consistent quality and design

PostedJune 17, 2015
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KyHorseGurl
Location: KY
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are basically the same style as some I purchased about 5 years ago with some modifications to the side pockets. The fit is the same and the function is the same, which is what I wanted. They are nice and lightweight for summer activities and dry fast when they become wet. Now if I could only find a pair of capris designed similarly with bigger side pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Sandy River Cargo Shorts

PostedMay 31, 2015
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Hershey
Location: Easton, MD 21601, 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
Great styling, good fit, nice fabric. I like the slightly longer length of these compared with the Sandy River Shorts. The yolk at the back makes for a nice fit with the elastic waist eliminating the usual bulk. The cargo pockets are a bit small. A zip pocket at the waist would make these perfect. Love the colors...
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Go to summer shorts

PostedMay 24, 2015
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JoniW
Location: Medford, NJ
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
I've been wearing Columbia cargo shorts for years. They wear well, dry quickly, and offer secure zip pockets for essentials. You can't go wrong packing these shorts for travel, too!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love them

PostedMay 24, 2015
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Pixie12
Location: Florida, 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
These are the best shorts I have ever bought. I absolutely love them. I bought two colors and am seriously thinking of buying the other colors too! I wear them every day and when one is in the wash, I'm wearing the other. They dry so quickly. I love them....perfect.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Sandy River Cargo shorts

PostedMay 21, 2015
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GodsGirl52
Location: Ormond Beach, FL, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered these in a size large, even measured myself, but had to return and reorder in an XL, as they REALLY RUN SMALL! I have several pairs of the Columbia shorts in this parachute-type material, and some made of the Omnishade. I am in and out of the water and on the beach a lot, so I like the fact that they are quick dry and made of a lightweight material. Nice selection of colors to choose from, too. They have one zippered pocket, and one pocket with a sort of fold over the top to keep things in, plus two regular side pockets. They have an elastic waist with a snap and a zipper, plus a belt, which I think can be removed if you don't like it. I will probably purchase a few more pairs of these before they go off sale at the end of the month, and, overall, I like them. I feel that they will hold up well and are a good price on sale.
I would recommend this product.
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onJuly 24, 2015
wish Columbia would bring back the style they had about 5 years ago with deep pockets all around -
when they do I will come back and buy but not worth the money
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Review 14 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Cargo shorts

PostedMay 19, 2015
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ttoe
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
love the comfort and style. You used to make these shorts with a larger zippered pocket on both sides. I would like to see the larger zippered pockets again for better storage function. I'm always on the go and need my hands free. I could barely put a credit card and some cash in the one secured zipper pocket. I've been wearing your shorts for over 20 years and will continue to do so. Just would like larger zippered pockets again. Thanks
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

satisfied customer

PostedApril 29, 2015
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DEBZeke
Location: Minnetonka, 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
Love the material..light weight...perfect for outdoors - camping, gardening, golfing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts!

PostedApril 27, 2015
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Katske48
Location: Rhode Island, 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
I love these shorts. Great fit, true to size, easy care and lots of colors. I got these for a mid-April trip to Florida and they held up great through several wearings. Very comfortable. I will definitely get more colors.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Not like before

PostedApril 22, 2015
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MMinSD
Location: San Diego, CA
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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I have a pair of these shorts that are over 7-8 years old. I love their durability so ordered two more pair online. Sadly, the new shorts aren't made as well. The original shorts were made in Sri Lanka and were thicker, a tad longer and larger. The new shorts (same model) are made in Vietnam and MUCH more flimsy in make and material. They're extremely thin! The slight difference in fit is not a big deal, but I don't see these shorts will lasting over year with regular wear. =(
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Cargo is a misnomer

PostedJanuary 20, 2015
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burner
Location: Hood River, OR
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
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Although advertised as "cargo" shorts, the pockets are too small to safely cary a wallet or cell phone. When you sit down, everything falls out of the shallow side pockets. The little zip pocket can carry cash or a credit card, but that's the only cargo I'd recommend carrying in these shorts.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Not Wrinkle Free

PostedOctober 10, 2014
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JudyM
Location: Arizona
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
love these shorts -- except they wrinkle pretty badly. I bought the first pair at Dick's Sporting Goods and loved them so much searched for them at Columbia.com. They are lightweight and look great but they really wrinkle so much you have to iron them after wearing them. That's disappointing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women’s Sandy River™ Cargo Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great fabric

PostedSeptember 12, 2014
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jback
Location: Wilmington, NC, 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
LOVE these shorts! Fabric is cool, light-weight, and dries quickly, and wrinkle-free.
The medium fit just right. I'm 5'6" weigh 130.
I have 2 pairs and wish they had more colors cuz I'd definitely buy more.
I would recommend this product.
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