ColumbiaSandy River Short - Women's

A paddler's delight.

Paddling upstream under the hot sun isn't exactly easy, but the Columbia Women's Sandy River Shorts are sure to keep you comfy while you do it. These quick-drying shorts won't stay sopping after you take an unexpected plunge, and Omni-Shade protection shields your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays.

  • Board shorts for mountain rivers and reservoir paddling
  • Quick-dry construction keeps the car seats dry
  • Fabric protects against the sun's harmful UV rays
  • Adjustable waist for a hike-worthy fit
  • Pocket secures car keys or spare cash
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great for Summer!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: medium

I've worn these camping, hiking, swimming and lounging. I love a good pair of shorts that I can use for any outdoor occasion and these are a total steal! I ordered a medium and found that they were a little baggy but that 's just what I like. if you like shorts to be more form fitting, go down a size. Also, the little pocket in the back is great for keeping debit/credit cards and cash.

Everything Shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

I bought a pair in "Zing" (which, be warned, is a bit more neon than I expected, almost orangey, but I dig it), and I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. I've been stoked to wear these shorts to: the lake, garden, lay in a hammock, play sand volleyball, go grocery shopping. They're great shorts for any kind of being active, and while I wouldn't say they're super chic, they definitely don't feel like grubby gym shorts I'd be embarrassed to run to the store in. The length is great (especially if you've got long legs), and they're loose in the things, which is great for avoiding that roll-up cling. I was between sizes and went with the larger for added comfort, which I'd recommend. Big fan.

These are great summer shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I like to wear these hiking, on the beach, walking in humid climates, gardening, camping. They're great quick-drying shorts. I think they fit true to size, and the length is perfect - not too short but great mobility.

not for me

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: small

I was looking for a decent pair of shorts that I could wear for this summer for I am working at a camp. All in all, I wanted a pair of shorts that are comfortable, durable for an outdoor enthusiast as myself. I am 5'7, and roughly 135lbs. I ordered a size small, and once I tried them on the shorts seemed way too baggy for me. They are not very butt flattering either. Though they don't look good on me, I definitely like the material that these shorts are made of!