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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44 out of 47(94%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
Review 1 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
True to Size
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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Review 2 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
True to Size
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 3 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
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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Review 4 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
True to Size
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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 5 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
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 6 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
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 7 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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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 8 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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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
True to Size
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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 9 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
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 10 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
True to Size
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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 11 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
True to Size
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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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Review 12 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

I love the color zing but....

PostedAugust 21, 2013
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Sharon69
Location: Punta Gorda, Fl
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
The shorts I ordered in a medium fit, but when sitting the legs roll up. I used them for Kayaking and had to unroll the legs when I finished my trip. I will probably try to make the slits on the sides of the legs larger.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Cool and comfortable

PostedAugust 11, 2013
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Abbycatmom
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 14 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Comfy

PostedAugust 5, 2013
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elveron
Location: Indiana
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are light weight and very comfortable!!! Love the variety of colors and that they don't hold sweat.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts!

PostedAugust 3, 2013
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Lowry08
Location: The Dalles, OR.
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
The shorts are light, cool and very comfortable.
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

Good multi-use short

PostedJuly 15, 2013
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ChattNat
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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 bought these to go over padded spandex biking shorts and wear them often for that use - they don't get gross sweaty, and they have enough give and dry quickly. I also threw them on over a swimsuit for rafting and they worked well for that too. Good versatile "workhorse" shorts for outdoor activities.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

AMAZING!!!

PostedJune 19, 2013
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Allie
Location: Lavonia, GA
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
I love these shorts! They're so light and it feels like they're not even there. The pockets are bigger than most in women's shorts which is very helpful! I will definitely own every color of them.
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

Love the fabric but..

PostedJune 7, 2013
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Twindg
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 19 for Women’s Sandy River™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very Comfortable!

PostedMay 29, 2013
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babygirl4
Location: Orlando, 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 shorts worked out perfectly for what I bought them for - modest coverage at the water parks this summer. I wear a swim suit bottom underneath and then the shorts over it. I'm 5'6" and 135, bought the medium and very happy with fit. They don't ride up in the leg which is a great thing when walking all day. They also dry quickly and feel great. Only bad thing was the color I got was a little darker than they looked on the screen.
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

Great Shorts!!

PostedMay 19, 2013
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wilbur
Location: Oklahoma
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
Shorts are light weight, and very comfortable. I wear a size 8 jeans, so ordered the medium. They fit perfect. Also like the length. The pockets are also nice. They are deep enough to where nothing will fall out. And the price was great. I ordered a second pair. Have nothing bad to say about these shorts or anything Columbia makes for that matter.
I would recommend this product.
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