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I purchased the shorts in Cypress. Planned to use them on an upcoming trip to Yosemite. I wanted to test them for comfort prior to a 10mi hike. I found that they do ride up a bit in the legs but the worst part is these shorts don't breathe and discolor from sweat. I walked approx 1.5mi and the shorts had drastically changed color, in embarrassing locations, from unavoidable sweat.
So I went ahead and ordered up a size like all of the other reviews suggested, and thank goodness I did! However, no one mentioned that they did not make these for people who have a butt! Lol. They fit perfectly at the waist, but because of my behind it didn't leave much room in the front of the pant. Whenever I took a step or sat down the front of the short would pull against my leg, leaving a less than desirable cupcake affect on my thigh. The material felt wonderful and I'm sure they would have been great for hiking... however if you have a curvier figure these shorts probably are not the ones for you. I unfortunately am sending my back and will continue my search for comfortable hiking shorts.
Shorts seem really nice but I had to return for a larger size. I wear a 6 in all of my other Columbia bottoms (shorts and pants), so I ordered these in a 6. They were tiny. Not even close to being able to button them. I returned and ordered 1 size up. Slightly worried those won't fit either!