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REI Sahara Shorts - Women's Plus Sizes

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Soft and durable REI Sahara plus-size shorts are ready to hit the trail. They feature quick-drying fabric and plenty of pocket space for your trail goodies.

  • Breathable, quick drying nylon offers superb comfort, performance and packability; a Durable Water Repellent finish causes water to bead up and roll off to keep shorts dryer
  • With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Zip fly and fixed belt loops; internal elastic and button adjustment at waist personalize the fit
  • Crotch gusset ensures good mobility
  • 2 hand pockets, 2 zippered thigh pockets and 2 back pockets
  • REI Sahara shorts feature a comfortable, relaxed fit


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REI Sahara Shorts - Women's Plus Sizes Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
10.5 inches
Fabric type
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Side cargo pockets
Pant rise
Inseam (in.)

REI Sahara Shorts - Women's Plus Sizes

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REI Sahara Shorts - Women's Plus Sizesis rated3.5out of5by6.
Rated5out of5byfromSahara Shorts for Plus Sized WomenI first purchased my usual size at REI. I had to return the three pair of shorts and order one size larger. These fit now. Love,the fabric and all the pockets. They will be perfect for travel to Greece and all the walking I must do in the humid climate. They will dry in no time at all. Plus they hardly weigh anything and will pack down in my suitcase.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated4out of5byfromwin!The comments others have said about fit are true so I ordered a size up, and yes the waist is big and it's snugger in the the hip so I am glad I did. I thought I was going to need a belt (and knew that based on the other reviews) BUT What I found though, is in the waistband there is a button on each side of the zipper and an elastic strap to adjust the waist. THIS IS BRILLIANT. (its in the description above but I missed it.) Waist fits, hip fits. NICE touch. MY only small complaint is that it fits super comfy through the hip and thigh but the stomach/crotch area is big, but that's because I am rear heavy not tummy heavy I think. Over all I think this fits well. will but more. Thanks to the other commenters. And ditto, wish plus size was available in stores!
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated4out of5byfromNicie shortsI am always thrilled when I can find something that fits well from REI. I am an 18W and so much of REI is geared for a smaller person. These shorts fit great and were just what I need for hiking in China this spring. I would love it if REI had more travel clothes for the active plus size woman.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated3out of5byfromGreat Shorts---Odd FitI had such hopes for these shorts. I ordered 3 pair. They all were in the size that I wear from REI. The waist on these shorts was big and then it went in at the hip on all three pair. Sadly I had to return them all. I now will try to order another 3 pair but this time I will order a size up from what I wear. Other than the fit; I thought the shorts were really great. I do wish Plus sizes were available in the store.
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated3out of5byfromSahara Shorts Great Fabric, Oddly sizedI purchased 3 pair of Sahara Shorts. I already own 2 pair of the Convertible Zip Pants and 1 pair of Capris. I ordered the same size, 20 W as the 3 pair of REI brand I own. To my surprise the shorts fit very strangely. The waist fit just OK; but then the shorts went in by the pockets. It was like they had been taken in at the hip/pocket area on all 3 pair. I returned them to the store and now will order one size up. I do not want a tight, chafing pair of shorts when walking or hiking on trips. My advice is to order up one size. I wish Plus Sizes were available in the store.
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated2out of5byfromWanted them to workLove the material, but for me the fit was off. They seemed small in the waist and large in the legs. I have thick legs and the effect was like I was wearing a bubble skirt.
Date published: 2013-01-21

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