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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4 Stars
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53 out of 56(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

I love them!

PostedJuly 7, 2015
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Ivyjohnson
Location: Raleigh,north carolina
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
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 got the black ones for myself and I'm in love! I am the t shirt Nike shorts kinda girl and I saw these and I thought the would be great for water and hanging out with friends. They are super comfy, the dry fast and I would wear them everyday if I could! I got them on sale which was even better! Please buy them you will no regret it!!
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 1, 2015
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Foxtrot
Location: Illinois, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Like them because the pockets are big enough so items don't fall out. Especially the back pocket in the back. I will purchase more of these because they are light and quick to dry. Great for hiking and camping.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great option

PostedJuly 1, 2015
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STAA
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
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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 4 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these shorts!

PostedJune 29, 2015
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Cassie45
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
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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 5 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedJune 19, 2015
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monet25
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 6 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Comfortable and fast drying

PostedJune 16, 2015
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SJSW
Location: Texas
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
Love these shorts just wish I could get my size in all colors...
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Outdoor Shorts

PostedJune 8, 2015
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RachelReviews
Location: Texas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love the shorts and wish I had them in more colors now. I'm pretty petite and have athletic legs but small hips. I wish these ran a little smaller through the top of the shorts but it's not a deal breaker because of the drawstring. Definitely recommend!
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 fishing shorts

PostedMay 30, 2015
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Leah0617
Location: Tallahassee, FL, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are very easy to get stains out of and and very light. Living in Florida it is imperative to have shorts that breathe and are lightweight and cool, these shorts are phenomenal.
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

Women's Sandy River Shorts

PostedMay 23, 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
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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 10 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Flimsy Material

PostedMay 6, 2015
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shawski
Location: Florida, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I am really surprised by the poor quality of these shorts. I have a pair of similar shorts from Columbia that I bought a few years ago that I really like and wanted to get another pair. The quality of the fabric and the fit are like night and day compared to the older shorts.
They are also very tight in the crotch, and I am afraid that they will shrink when washed. I
bought two pair and I am returning both.
I do not recommend this product.
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Shorts fit differently from last years' model
onJune 17, 2015
I loved these shorts previously!! I bought 3 pair recently and they fit totally different. I noticed they are made in Vietnam and my others were made in Bangladesh. I'm so sad I'm going to have to take them back.
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Review 11 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Good water shorts

PostedMay 5, 2015
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Tennessean
Location: Knoxville, TN, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
These are closer to a 16 than a 14, so they are a bit large for me. Candy Mint is true to the color on my monitor.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

summer shorts

PostedApril 29, 2015
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DDDD
Location: wa
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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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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Review 13 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Traveling pants

PostedApril 29, 2015
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Anniesumtime
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
wear them for traveling, light weight, good fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 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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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
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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 15 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

sandy river shorts

PostedMarch 26, 2015
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123pasha
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
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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 16 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

sandy river shorts

PostedMarch 22, 2014
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snark
Location: florida
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 wear these almost daily for gardening, kayaking, walking, just everything. They clean up really well and last a couple of years, plus they dry quickly. Nothing fancy about them, just useful everyday lightweight shorts. Used to wear them sailing, but have retired from cruising.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Columbia Sandy River Shorts

PostedMarch 7, 2014
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melissa01
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The shorts were exactly what I ordered. I could not find all colors in the local stores but Columbia came through. Material and stitching are good. Colors don't bleed. Good value for the money. Order came quickly, 3 to 4 day tops. Very happy with ordering on line.
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

sandy river short

PostedFebruary 26, 2014
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Rox55
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
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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 19 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

GREAT Product!

PostedSeptember 6, 2013
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JessicaM
Location: Jackson, MS
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I work at a year-round camp and conference center where I direct a children's summer camp. This year when my staff came in wearing these shorts, I immediately went to find some. I now own 4 pairs and LOVE them. I wear them for everyday wear because they are comfortable and cute. But, I've also worn them while kayaking and they dry very quickly. I highly recommend these to anyone that works or plays outdoors.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent shorts

PostedAugust 22, 2013
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goldenwalker
Location: Guilford CT
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 ordered 2 pairs of these shorts for walking/running with my dog every morning The quality is excellent and they are comfortable & true to size. I bet they will be great for kayaking as well because of the quick drying material.
I would recommend this product.
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