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These are good shorts at the sale price I got them at, a bit pricey at the regular price. Material, zipper, and snaps all seem to be of decent quality. Light weight and will do well in hot humid climates. Haven't washed them yet so cant say how they'd come out of the washing machine. I bought my usual size and they fit as expected. I'd recommend them at a sale price but don't think they are anything over and above your normal expectations for a good pair of shorts to warrant paying full price.
These shorts are fabulous. They fit well, are long enough to suit me, and are very well made. Can’t wait to take them out on trail to beat them up a bit to see how they perform. The only thing I’d suggest is deeper pockets.
I seriously think the shorts had to be marked incorrectly. The LARGE, according to the sizing chart corresponded to sizes 12 to 14. i actually wear a size 10 in jeans and an when I'm having a GREAT day! ;). I didn't order the MEDIUM because I'm always reluctant about a fitted item with a zipper front that has no stretchy material being able to fit 2 separate women, one a size 8 and one a size 10. So I opted for the LARGE, to be safe.
I could barely zip the shorts closed. When I did, the thin, see-through material showed very clearly that the shorts were way too tight. It wasn't even something I could pull off with a lose tank tied into a knot. Muffin Top? Please, a bag of coffee rolls. on top of the hamburger bun I didnt remember stuffing down the front of the pants! All cinched in tight in the crushing my belly button into what looked like a butt crack... LOL. It was just astounding.... And.... honestly, the material was very cool, the shorts had a cool cut to them in the pic. I think they'd be great if they were the right size. I've never given a bad review since becoming a prime member in 2009. I usually dont say anything unless I have something good to say. But honestly.... to be so off on the sizing.... I question whether or not these are even
But, maybe theres a reason these little gems aren't shown from the front!
I really wanted to like these shorts! I have LOTS of Columbia brand clothes and they usually fit me like a glove. I'm currently between a size 10 and a size 12 so I ordered the L in these shorts. They just don't fit right. The shorts have a very low rise (I'd swear they are not like shown in the Amazon picture) and they were tight in areas I'd rather not be tight. I have NO doubt that these shorts are perfect for some women but they didn't fit my shape.
I'm a long-time Columbia fan. Love the quick dry fabric. I was disappointed that this fabric had absolutely no stretch which is an issue for activewear. Loved all of the design aspects of these shorts except they were much too large in the waist across the belly & tight in the thighs. The way the shorts are made there's absolutely no way to easily alter the waist area. It was an expensive alteration project. The fit in the waist compared to the fit in the thigh seemed one size off. The thighs fit tight and the waist too large so the shorts were ill-fitting. I wear a med./10 & am slim in the waist, hips and thighs. I bought a large so I would have plenty of room for movement. I expected them to fit loosely but I didn't expect them to be to tight in the thigh & way too big in the waist and unwearable without alteration.
I gave these these 4 stars because after having them altered they were great. Unfortunately the size chart is way off in it's sizing. The xs were 2-3 inches too large in the waist for me even though the size chart indicated they would fit perfectly. The cost of the alteration was essentially the same price as the shorts so I ended up paying twice the price to get a pair of shorts that fit. I could have returned them but I liked the fabric and style and there's a good tailor in my neighborhood so.....
Per the other comments, I ordered a size larger than I normally wear and they are WAY too big. But the material, color and all is exactly what I wanted. So, I've reordered a smaller size...hopefully one down will work.