Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size

Columbia Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size

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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31 out of 32(97%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
Review 1 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fabulous shorts

PostedMay 11, 2015
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llneumann
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 bought these shorts for a recent trip to Thailand and couldn't be happier with their performance! They repelled dirt and didn't show sweat - it was extremely hot and they stayed comfortable, didn't stick to wet skin and looked good even in the 98 degree heat! Fit was very comfortable and true to size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedMay 9, 2015
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Armywife
Location: Nebraska, 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 fit well, very comfortable for fishing, and all around versatile shorts. I usually don't wear the belt, but they stay up just fine.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great sporty shorts

PostedApril 22, 2015
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rdsa
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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Comfortable fitting, nice longer length, quick to dry. Slenderizing! Good for hiking, swimming, or just a casual lunch.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My favorite shorts!

PostedApril 21, 2015
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blainegirl
Location: Blaine, WA
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 have these shorts in several colors and even a couple of sizes. They are my favorite shorts! They're light, breathable and dry fast. I love the zippered & velcro pockets too. I totally recommend these shorts.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

These shorts are great!

PostedApril 13, 2015
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Kaelyn
Location: NC
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
Ok, I have 8 pair of these. This year's model has been slightly resized, they are MORE comfortable, less binding across the backside when bending over. YAY.
They dry quickly.
Things I'd like improvement on..... bigger pockets please. I prefer to ditch the purse, and neither pocket is big enough for my cell phone, and will barely hold my smallest wallet. Now, if they do go with bigger pockets they will need to strengthen the elastic.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Sandy River Cargo Shorts

PostedApril 10, 2015
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Anne2
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
Excellent short, very pleased with fit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Work Shorts

PostedApril 10, 2015
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Lawnhunter
Location: Hugo, MN, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I wear these shorts when working out on the Lawn Maintenance crews. They are light weight yet durable and have great movement for pushing mowers and weeding in the gardens.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable and functional

PostedApril 9, 2015
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Upbeat
Location: Ithaca, NY
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 am very pleased with this pair of shorts. I have a "curvy" shape and have difficulty getting a pair of trail shorts to fit properly allowing good movement. These fit the bill. The elastic waist allows a good level of comfort. The length of the short is sufficient and the leg opening is generous without being overly big. These shorts are what I expected from a size 16W. This is the second pair that I have purchased. Very happy!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A Favorite

PostedApril 3, 2015
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Cratefirs
Location: East Tennessee
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
Love these shorts! Imagine my dismay when I burned a hole in my favorite shorts...just before a trip! Ordered two pair of these cause I am not taking chances.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Selection

PostedNovember 8, 2014
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Sunnygirl
Location: Okeana, OH 45053, 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
Tried these, loved them, and over time I have ordered every color. I like the other Sandy River elastic waist without the belt too for other purposes and hope you will offer them again in the extended size as well. Both styles are made so well, please don't compromise on the quality. I like the leg length but would be ok with a longer one as others have said. Hoping to see them back in your selections soon. They are also wonderful for travel, lightweight for packing and non wrinkle. Thank you!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

new to this brand

PostedFebruary 13, 2014
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mommom
Location: Clifton, TX
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I am an elderly, large woman and I think I am going to love these.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Wide legs

PostedFebruary 1, 2014
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dispatcherdee
Location: Canada
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
For the most part I like these shorts. The legs are a little bit too wide, other than that they are nice, light weight and dry fast.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

try them on

PostedSeptember 18, 2013
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Sunsets57
Location: St. Paul, MN
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered the same size I have in other Columbia capri pants and the shorts fit much differently--tighter all over.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Just what I expected

PostedSeptember 17, 2013
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Sb60
Location: pittsburgh
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 wear over padded biking liners. They worked great. Nice and light weight but sturdy. I would like them to be an inch or two longer.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedSeptember 1, 2013
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TampaBaySailingGirl
Location: Tampa Bay
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 do a lot of sailing and have 6 pairs. Wish I could get shirts and bras made in this fabric. I was in the BVI for 11 days. I used them as swimsuit bottoms. They wash easily and dry quickly.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Colorado River Shorts

PostedAugust 23, 2013
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BetK
Location: Arizona
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
I purchased these at the lst minute as I was packing for my whitewater 7 day raft trip. They were perfect. Quick dry, tough and looked reasonably good on my plus size hips. They were roomy and comfortable so they worked well day after day without showing dirt. I highly recommend for active outdoor wear for a plus size woman. They could be another inch or two in length.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fit & material

PostedJuly 12, 2013
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maquigs
Location: Richmond, VA
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought two pair (tan & ink) for a trip to Costa Rica. They seem to be very light weight, and I know that they will dry quickly in case of sudden rains there. As others have said, the belt is fairly flimsy, so I took it off. The fit is perfect for me. I am 5'8" and overweight in the thigh area, but they have ample leg room and fit well with the elastic in the waist. As others have said, I would like to see these maybe a bit longer for sitting down, but for hiking they seem to be fine.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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1 / 5
1 / 5

pockets!

PostedJuly 4, 2013
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barb3x
Location: Madison WI
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Cargo pants without hip pockets - Seriously??
None of the pockets in these shorts are large enough for a wallet. I don't buy cargo shorts as a fashion statement, I want them for pockets.
As a plus size woman my choices in shorts are very limited, but these are just not functional. I am returning them.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Terrific shorts for walking!!

PostedJune 14, 2013
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Bundymom
Location: Alabama
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 cargos are great for walking, even in the heat and humidity of south Alabama! They don't ride up as you walk and the fabric breathes great so you stay cool! Love them!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

PostedJune 5, 2013
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Caicey
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 love the shorts. They are light and comfortable. I wish they were a couple of inches longer though.
I would recommend this product.
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