Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Sandy River™ Short

Columbia Women’s Sandy River™ Short

Stay comfortable, cool and protected during active outdoor adventures with this go-anywhere short: UPF 30 protection is built right in and quick-drying nylon provides excellent durability.
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70 out of 74(95%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
Review 1 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Durable and Versatile

PostedMay 26, 2016
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Location: Summerville, SC
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I found my first pair in an outdoor store and loved them so much I bought a second pair here online. Color-wise, the Miami shorts are sort of like bright colored scrubs. I like the color but it's not sky blue or anything. The Cypress ones were more Army green than I expected but still a great color. The only nit picky thing I don't love about these shorts is how open the front pockets are. If you bend your leg too much or squat down, phones, keys, eyc are likely to fall out. The back pocket is the perfect size for your ID or drivers license and zips which is super handy for days when you don't want to carry a purse. I have gotten pen stains to come out of my blue shorts so far and even most of the tar marks I aquired from helping my husband put a new top on the Jeep. They are super light and the perfect length. For the price, it would be hard to find more useful shorts. The size is right on target. I wear between a 0-2 in pants and the XS size fits perfect. Love them!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these shorts

PostedJuly 11, 2011
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Location: Louisiana
The shorts are great. I usually wear a medium, but had to get a large to get the right fit. The one negative is that they were available in only one color in the large size. I would have ordered one in each color if they were available.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Just not the same...

PostedApril 22, 2015
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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 4 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Women's Sandy River Shorts

PostedMay 23, 2015
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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
I have been looking for this type of active wear shorts for several years. Absolutely love them...ordered several pairs. Nice fit especially with a yolk in the back eliminating the usual bulk of a stretch waist band but still not tight. They are a "short" 5" inseam and I would prefer just a bit longer. Adding a zippered pocket would make these perfect! Even considering these last two comments, I am extremely happy with them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Super Deal

PostedMay 4, 2013
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Location: Portland, 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
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Wonderful fabric (feel, weight and colors) and nice design features. The rise is a tiny bit short but otherwise these are perfect shorts. Glad I bought two pairs!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

sandy river short

PostedFebruary 26, 2014
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Location: Iowa
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 will be great for a beach vacation. Just wish they were longer to cover my old legs.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these shorts!

PostedJune 29, 2015
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Location: Lexington, KY, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are awesome! I wear them to work (I work at a ropes course outdoors) almost every day in the summer. They're great for the heat and dry quickly when it rains. I wish they weren't sold out of my size in other colors so I could buy more!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great option

PostedJuly 1, 2015
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Location: Fl
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 not "booty flattering" but they are good for air flow, comfy, and fit fairly well. I got them for summer hiking and would recommend them for any summer activity.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very comfortable!

PostedJune 12, 2016
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Location: Aransas Pass, TX
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these shorts. They have a comfy fit and I own several pairs and wear them often. Still look good even after wearing them most of the summer!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

They fit perfect

PostedJuly 2, 2016
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Location: Geneseo,New York
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
These fit me perfect. I am 5 ' 105 lbs. and
ordered xs. Per other reviews that they ran
small took a chance on xs as compared to
small. It worked out ok.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Just what I needed

PostedFebruary 3, 2013
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Location: New Jersey
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
Was packing for the Caribbean and couldn't find my shorts, Ordered these, delivered in 2 days. Wore them almost every day. Washed them and they dried in a few hours. Looked great, felt wonderful, super light weight, great pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Love the fabric but..

PostedJune 7, 2013
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Location: Vermont
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
These shorts are made well and the fabric is great. My only complaint is that the hem rolls up when walking or running. It could be just me and maybe if you have very skinny thighs you won't have this problem.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

sandy river shorts

PostedMarch 26, 2015
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Location: treasure island florida
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 gave had 6 similar pairs over the years love them. And still have them and stand up well
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedJune 19, 2015
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
They are cool, right length and have pockets!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Sandy River Short -- perfect name for my use

PostedMay 13, 2011
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Location: NJ
I bought 3 pair of these shorts to walk on the beach in the early morning. They were cool, dried quickly when I happened to get more than just my feet wet while walking, felt super light with no chafing! Could not have asked for a better pair of shorts to beach walk, use as a bathing suit bottom cover up or just for plain walking, lounging around the house, etc.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fabulous Sandy River Short!

PostedJune 16, 2011
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Location: Austin, Tx
I adore these shorts. They are so popular I was unable to purchase locally and had to go online to obtain them. Love the, love them, love them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

For Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

PostedMarch 21, 2012
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Location: New York City
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was originally sold this product as male swimwear! It worked perfectly, did not gather sand clumps at the beach, dried faster than any other material I know, and covered just enough without excess material making it hotter. The first pair I have had for three years and it is as durable as ever.
Because they are so comfortable, I began wearing the shorts more and more around the house even in winter. It was clear that one pair was insufficient, so I ordered three additional pairs directly. Delivery was speedy, quality maintained, and the price less than I paid in the store.
I cannot say how women and children fare with this (I would imagine well) but the suit suits men just fine.
Activities: Climbing, Surfing, Swimming, Hiking/Trekking, Other, Running, Mountain Biking, Vacation
Conditions: City, Sweaty, Sunny, Rainy, Windy, Freezing, Humid, Cement/Asphalt, Open Ocean, Muddy, Other, Rocky, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice shorts

PostedMarch 4, 2013
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Location: North Dakota
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
You can dress the shorts up or down. The shorts are light weight and comfortable. Only minor flaw is the legs run large.
I would recommend this product.
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Perfect for the river!
onMarch 27, 2013
I work as a guide in North Carolina and I have a problem with shorts being too short, but these are the perfect length, they don't rub, they are comfortable but secure, and dry quickly! All I ever wanted for a river shorts!
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Review 19 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Cool and comfortable

PostedAugust 11, 2013
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Location: Petoskey, MI
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
Lightweight, cool, and comfortable, even for longer hikes. A little shorter in length than I normally wear, but tolerable. Like the drawstring and elastic in the waistband.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

summer shorts

PostedApril 29, 2015
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Location: wa
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
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good buy on well made cute summer shorts = even have a zipper pocket ! recommend
I would recommend this product.
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