Columbia Sandy River Short - Women's


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Snug the adjustable waistband draw cord of your Columbia Sportswear Women's Sandy River Short, load up the utility pockets with essentials, and hit the beach trail. These shorts are water repellent and quick drying with a relaxed fit and regular rise. UPF 30 sun protected.


  • Fabric: 100% nylon Perfecta Plus II
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Relaxed fit
  • Regular rise
  • Quick dry
  • Water repellent
  • Interior drawcord
  • Multi-functional hand pockets
  • Zip-closed security pocket

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

6 Reviews

  • Great design: 6
  • Ease of use: 4
  • Performance: 4
  • Build quality: 3

Comfort: 4.8 / 5
Quality: 4.8 / 5
Durability: 4.8 / 5
Fit: 3 / 5

6 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5

June 25, 2011

These shorts are very comfortable. I was a little hesitant about the length maybe being too short, but they're not. They dry very quickly. Like all Columbia products they're very well made. I liked them so much I order another pair in a different color.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Southwest VA
45-54 yrs

Versatile, Comfortable Shorts
June 18, 2011

These shorts are great for outdoor activities, but look good enough for a quick trip to the mall. They are an average length with a loose-fitting thigh area to allow for movement, and of course, they dry quickly. They also have a longer rise than many shorts available today, giving them a pleasing fit for those of us who aren't teenagers anymore. Overall, these are a great, versatile pair of shorts to have for daily use.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
from Indiana
55-64 yrs

Love, Love, Love
August 08, 2011

These are great shorts for the lake. Soft, comfortable, nonbinding, and dries really fast. Great to wear when canoing or paddleboating. I wish there were more colors...I'd have a a whole summer wardrobe full.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Northern CA

Nice, comfy shorts
July 31, 2011

I was looking for a pair of versatile shorts for hiking and working out. I found them here in Columbia's Sandy River Shorts! These are uber comfy with their drawstring elastic waist. As others have mentioned, the length is just right, not too short. I have already worn them to the gym where I appreciated their relaxed fit. The little zip pocket in the back is great for a key. Next up, hiking in them along with my new Keen Alamosa hikers. FYI, I'm petite, 5'2" and got a size small. They fit me kinda loosely, but that's what I was looking for. Got these babies in tank, but plan to purchase them in other colors soon. Get yours now, you won't be sorry! PS- love Altrec's speedy delivery!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Fairfax, VA
45-54 yrs

Great shorts
June 20, 2011

These shorts are great for anything. The length is perfect, not too short and not too long. The waistband is extremely comfortable and does not "dig in" like other elastic-waist shorts. I also love the colors; I purchased three pair and I plan to purchase more.

Pros: Great design, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5

from New York
35-44 yrs

Great all-around short
July 31, 2011

Very versatile and comfortable shorts. They are super light and dry quickly. Great for wearing camping, rafting, etc. but still nice enough looking to wear around town. Love the mid-thigh length of them, so I don't feel like I am wearing my running shorts. The side pockets are real ones, roomy and practical. Deep enough to hold my iphone without worrying too much about it sliding out when I sit down. The zippered back pocket comes in handy when I want to secure small items (my iphone fits in there too). Overall a nicely designed, practical short which is designed for playing hard as well as real life.

Pros: Great design, Performance

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Black, Black - 14, Black-012, Black1, Burnt Henna, Burnt Henna1, Clematis Blue, Coastal, Coolant, Corange, Cypress, Fuchsia, Geyser, Glaze Green, Groovy Pink, Hot Coral, Hyper Blue, India Ink, India Ink - 14, Medieval, Metal, Mountain, Oceanic, Oxide Blue, Razzle, Tank, Tibetan Red, Tusk, Tusk - 14, Velvet Morning, Verdant, Verdant1, Wham, Wink and Zing.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large, size extra large, size 1x, size 2x and size 3x: xs, s, m, l, xl, 1x, 2x, 3x.

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