Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Drainmaker™ Short

Columbia Women's Drainmaker™ Short

Built for amphibious adventures that take you from water to land and back again, these quick-drying shorts are treated to resist stains and feature UPF 50 sun protection to protect you from the elements.
Overall rating:
4.167 / 5
4.2
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5
(6 reviews) 6
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Rating breakdown 6 reviews
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5 out of 6(83%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Drainmaker™ Short
Review 1 for Women's Drainmaker™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very nice, you can never go wrong with Columbia

PostedOctober 19, 2013
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JSFL
Location: Tarpon Springs, Fl
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
I was very pleased when my swim shorts arrived. The colors are beautiful, unique and the quality is awesome. Runs just slightly smaller. Two thumbs up!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Drainmaker™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fun pattern on functional shorts

PostedJuly 26, 2013
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Mom2BooandBobo
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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 shorts would be perfect for a day of fishing out on the bay. I am so glad they don't have a liner because I always have a bathing suit on underneath and can't stand bunching up layers. I normally wear an 8 but went up a size after reading other reviews and am glad i did. I think the 8 would have fit a little snugger than i liked.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Drainmaker™ Short
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3 / 5
3 / 5

drainmaker board shorts

PostedJuly 7, 2013
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jstewart
Location: Austin, TX
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
These need to be an inch longer and have a mesh liner so you don't have to wear a swim suit. Otherwise, they are lightweight, airy and for the most part comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Drainmaker™ Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Not what I expected

PostedJuly 3, 2013
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Grif
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
These look very nice in picture and in person however they are not what I expected. I called prior to ordering and was told these had a liner in them as I wanted to use for water activities. I was also told they are true to size. When I receieved and tried them on, not only were they tight, there was no liner.
I love the pattern and colors but had to return at the unfortunate cost of return shipping. ARGGGG.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Drainmaker™ Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fit and appearance.

PostedMay 16, 2013
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ElizabethAA
Location: Tucson, 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Will wear the tankini for swimming, snorkeling and scuba. Love the marine with the orange swirls. Fabric of good quality. Size true to expectations; always move up a size when wearing in water, easier movement. Pleased with length of board shorts.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Drainmaker™ Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love the material.

PostedApril 30, 2013
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Waterfairy
Location: Florida
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I will use these for paddle boarding. I have four other pair of board shorts I have collected over the years and the material for this pair seem to be perfect - not stiff, not too thin, just enough stretch. I do think they run a tad small but as I haven't yet had them in the water that might be a good thing. I would order larger size if you are in between sizes. PLEA TO COLUMBIA: Please make this same short in the longer length. Those of us without perfectly smooth thighs feel happier when they are covered up a bit. Not sure about the pocket in the back. I have a feeling not the best spot to hold my truck key when I'm out paddling, a side or front pocket might be a better choice. Neither of these issues make me like these any less - just tweaking them would make them more functional for me personally.
I would recommend this product.
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