Flower ka-power.

Turn up the flower power when you pick the Kavu Catalina Short. This flirty little short features a bouquet of big, bold florals on a field of comfortable stretch cotton.

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Cute At First...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

These shorts are suuuuuuper cute when you first put them on, but as the day goes, and your body temp heats the material, they stretch out bad. So, I would say they do not hold their same shape and become baggy after wearing them for a bit. Wish that wasn't the case, because they nailed the cut so it's flattering on every part of the short.

Cute, but too small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 4

5'3 / 130lbs - should have ordered a Size 6

Short shorts

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 6

The fabric and style is great, but the cut of these shorts were too short for me.

Love them

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 2

I've been looking for shorts that fit my body shape. I'm 5'5, 117lbs, short waisted, long legs, no butt/hips. These are a perfect shorts. They do give a bit so, if you're in between sized go down.

Perfect info! Thanks so much!

Color fades in the wash :-(

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 2

I got the paprika in a size 2, I have a 25-26 inch waist, and they fit perfectly! The color is beautiful... until the first wash. Now they look like old shorts. I still love them and will be wearing them all summer. I'm just bummed that they can't dress up like they would have if the color held.

Catalina Short - Paprika

Catalina Short - Paprika

Catalina Short - Paprika

Catalina Short - Paprika

KAVU Time!

Lifes too SHORT..

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

to live without these shorts.
Honestly, I don't know how I navigated hot weather and cute outfits prior to this pair of shorts. My summer wardrobe revolves around the khaki short and summery tanks and blouses. Afternoon bike rides? These shorts are versatile enough to sweat in too. I no-longer have the consistent need to pull these shorts down, they are loose enough around my thighs that I'm able to move comfortably and avoid "sticky" situations. Plus, Kavu has gotten the "waist to rear" ratio down. The shorts are fitted, but not tight in the rear without the waist appearing too large or too tight. (They may have been created for Goldielocks because they fit juuuussstttt right)

Love

    Love these shorts! The size was right on and the shorts are long enough that my butt doesn't hang out! Which is always a plus! I've worn them hiking, biking and for every day use! Shorts good in any condition! My kind of shorts!

    Summer Uniform

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 4

    My wife loves these shorts and wears them nearly everyday. They are soft, stretchy and comfortable. They transition from trail to bar, and are comfortable all day. Some reviews said that the shorts ran small, but she found them to run true to size.

    Favorite shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large

    I love these shorts! The material is great. I like that they are super comfortable and I can imagine hiking in them as well as wearing them in town. I will say that because the material is somewhat stretchy they do feel a little bit baggy after a couple of hours. I'm between a 4 and a 6. I went with a 6 and I wish I had gotten a 4 because they do stretch out. I will be ordering another pair in a size 4 because I do love them other than that.

    Catalina Short

    Catalina Short

    Catalina Short

    Catalina Short

    KAVU

    Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1993, KAVU stands for Klear Above Visibility Unlimited. KAVU is much more than just the name of our company. KAVU is a philosophy, a perspective, and a way of life that revolves around doing what you love in nature’s playgrounds. From deep wilderness to your neighborhood park, KAVU is “true outdoor wear” crafted to be your go-to favorite, the first item you throw on when adventure calls - which is ridiculously often.

    Update: Order Up

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 6

    After trying on my usual size 4 in shorts, these ran small so I tried the 6 and they fit great. More comfortable around my hips and waist, not as snug. They're slightly shorter than the majority of the shorts I wear but they're still a good length. Soft material that I think will get even more comfortable the more I wear these in. Great short!

    Runs small

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

    I have a different style of Kavu shorts in a size 2 and these shorts in size 4 were too tight. I have hips and a larger rear end so that could be why these fit too snug but other than that, they're a great material and they're a little more 'dressy' than other shorts. Will have to try and see how the 6 fits.

    CATALINA SHORT

    CATALINA SHORT

    CATALINA SHORT

    CATALINA SHORT

    CATALINA SHORT

    CATALINA SHORT