Columbia Sandy River Cargo Shorts for Ladies
Sandy River Cargo Shorts
I purchased three pairs of these at least five years ago and they are wonderful. The fit is perfect. I just bought the newer version and was disappointed. The older shorts had a belt that was an integral part of the shorts whereas the new ones have a belt I discarded as it is too long and a distraction. Having read the reviews I bought a size larger and found that the legs are a bit wide but I would rather have a loose fit. Even with a larger size that hangs a bit lower, they are still an inch shorter than my older shorts. I love the material and for this reason alone, I would continue to purchase, but the cut and the quality are not as good as in the past.
July 12, 2012
Cargo is a misnomer
Although advertised as "cargo" shorts, the pockets are too small to safely cary a wallet or cell phone. When you sit down, everything falls out of the shallow side pockets. The little zip pocket can carry cash or a credit card, but that's the only cargo I'd recommend carrying in these shorts.
January 20, 2015
Disappointed in fit
I have many Columbia shorts/pants and I'm disappointed that they all fit differently. I am 5'7" and 135 and usually wear a 6. My long hiking pants are a 8 and my cotton Columbia shorts are size Med but the sandy river shorts cut short in the inseam even though they claim to be a 6 inseam. I have other waterproof hiking ones that fit very loose in the Med and are much longer even though they say the are 6 inseam. It would be great if they all had a style name or number so I can figure out which ones work and which ones do not. It's annoying to have to return items so often. The quality seem very nice but since I sent them back, I can not rate the wear and tear of the shorts.
May 14, 2013
Bring back the old version!
Well I knew better but I bought another pair of the new style and they didn't last a month. In the past few years I have purchased 5 pairs and have had to throw them all away! The snaps fall off or break just after a few months. And like others the belt is no helps at all.
I still have 3 very old pair, back with no zippers or snaps and I still wear the same ones 365 days a year! These are my go to shorts. They still look great, love the length and have never had a problem with the old ones.
Columbia, please bring back the old style so that I may purchase at least one in every color!!!
April 23, 2013