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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36 out of 38(95%)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

Best again

PostedJune 14, 2012
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Location: Trinity, FL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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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 have been wearing Columbia active wear shorts for 15 years. I am STILL using 2 pairs I bought in 1997.They are faded but still wonderful. I have 3 others that are at least 7 yrs. old & still tip top. I hope my new ones wear as well.
THANK YOU for carrying 1X etc. Just becasue I am not thin doesn't mean I do nothing. I will be buying again soon. The only reason there was a time gap is that no one carries your plus size shorts in the Trinity, Fl. area. I was told you no longer made the plus size.
Finally, I turned to the internet & voila- there they were!!! I am so thrilled. Thanks again!
E L
I would recommend this product.
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Love these Plus Sz, quick dry, breathable shorts!
onJuly 28, 2013
These shorts are very comfy, fit well in the Classic Relaxed Fit and are very durable! Would also like an 8" inseam for better coverage when sitting. I agree that overweight people don't just sit all day. I too am busy and have a need for breathable clothing to keep me cool also! Thanks for these great shorts. Some zippered, Velcro back pockets for ID & security would be an added asset to these great shorts. More colors please! Thanks Columbia!!! Love these shorts!
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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

PostedJuly 3, 2012
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Location: Austin, 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I ordered these shorts before a weekend of sailing in the hot Texas sun. They fit great, dried quickly and were most comfortable. I'll be ordering another pair.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice Shorts

PostedSeptember 23, 2012
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Location: Houston TX
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Would prefer that there was velcro on the pockets however, unlike previous owners of this style, I didn't buy a pair that included the when it was available. I figure I can just sew my own velcro on at this point though it would be nice if they added it back in order to keep things "locked in". Wore them on a hiking trip over the weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park. They were very comfortable.
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

shorts

PostedJanuary 31, 2013
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Location: 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
Shorts are great.
Easy to pack for trip and can wash and wear so much less to
pack. This is my 5th pair..I found I was wearing my black ones so much bought 2nd pair..
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

Nice but too large

PostedMarch 11, 2013
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Location: Batavia, NY
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
While the misses size XL are too small, these were much too large in the Womans' size.
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

Bucket List-Fishing shorts

PostedMarch 22, 2013
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Location: Concord,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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my first pair of Columbia Sandy River™ Cargo shorts. Love the feel and fit...very comfortable. This black pair will be my fishing shorts for Hatteras Island this summer. At age 60 I have started the 3rd ACT and working on my Bucket List.
Enjoyed shopping online. Glad you carry the extended sizes.
Also thanks for the coupon, just used it to purchase a pair of Arch Cape™ III Knee Pant.
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

Overall good product

PostedMarch 23, 2013
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Location: Canada
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The material is thinner than what they used to be and so they tend to wrinkle a little more than what I would like.
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

Nice lightweight shorts that are very breathable

PostedMarch 24, 2013
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Location: Saint Petersburg
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
Purchased these shorts for summer and was surprised of how well they fit the run a little big which is nice. I just wish they had these in more colors. I will be buying more of these and I am also looking to try the pants as well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Shorts

PostedMay 7, 2013
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Location: 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent shorts! Fabric and fit are very good. Very comfortable. I ordered more. They are roomy enough for sports. Cool enough for hot Florida summers. Good for bike riding, gardening, hiking, tennis and relaxing.
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

Great shorts!

PostedMay 13, 2013
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Location: Bedford, PA
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. Comfortable everyday wear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good buy

PostedMay 24, 2013
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Location: Ca
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
Picked these up for summer hiking. Ran slightly small but not surprised for plus size clothes. Good length and light weight.
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

Personal Preference

PostedMay 15, 2013
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Location: Montana
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
These were just what I was looking for, but just a tad too short for my liking. There is nothing wrong with the product....just I like my shorts longer.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fit & material

PostedJuly 12, 2013
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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
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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 14 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

PostedJune 5, 2013
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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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Review 15 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Terrific shorts for walking!!

PostedJune 14, 2013
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Location: Alabama
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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 16 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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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 17 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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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 18 for Women's Sandy River™ Cargo Short - Plus Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts

PostedSeptember 1, 2013
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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 19 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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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 20 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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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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