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Men's Global Adventure™ Pant


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Style# 1507871
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Uses: Travel
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Style# 1507871
Uses Travel


Designed for maximum wearability and performance in a wide variety of climates and activities, this water-repellent, UPF 50 pant features a supremely comfortable, light-yet-durable stretch woven fabrication.

  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency treatment wards off rain and stains alike
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 protects you during long hours in the sun
  • Zip closed security pocket
  • Imported

  • Omni-Shield, Omni-Shade 88% polyester, 12% elastane 4-way stretch woven
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Pant Great fit and excellent product. Looks nice enough to wear doing field work for my job but comfortable enough for other activities. June 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by These are my new "do it all" pants. These pants look a lot like dress slacks but are much more comfortable. As a photographer, I sometimes need to look nice for the client but still need to have the ability to get the shot. The Global Adventure pants perform great. The stretch gives me mobility and hold up to the abuse while looking "all dressed up". October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best pants ever These are by far the most comfortable and stylish pants I've ever owned. I wore them backpacking and then straight to a wedding and they worked perfectly in both situations. The fit is excellent (why doesn't Columbia have more active fit pants?!?!), the stretch is awesome, and they are very lightweight, feeling like silk against the skin. Would like to buy more but the "Grill" is a actually a light grey color and I need more of a black. If they made these in other colors (black, lighter khaki) I would buy a couple pairs right this second. I noticed that these are listed only under the "sale" section and not under the main "pants" page, DO NOT DISCONTINUE THESE PANTS!!! September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by over the moon! I am taking the time to write a review on these pants purely because they are by far the best, most durable, fast drying , breathable, best fitting and looking pant. They wash great and the color stays black. the pants stretch where they need to. I have thought I ripped them on a sharp corner only to find the fabric remained perfectly intact! I travel the globe for work and these pants are my new uniform. I also love them for golf. the only thing is the mesh pockets tend to be grabby when you go to pull items out you have an inside out pocket. On the other hand nothing will fall out of your pockets for sure. really great pants! June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pants These pants are very lightweight and stretchy. I wear them to work and I have a job where I sometimes find myself in a warehouse climbing around looking for things and lifting things. There is plenty of stretch in these and they don't feel restrictive in any way. You could wear these to the gym or go running in these (you'd look stupid but functionally you could do it)... They look quite smart, They are a fairly modern narrow leg, they don't bellow out in any places and look daggy. You could hike in these, go to dinner in these, play golf in these. They are a little sheer, you'll know what I mean if you ever try them on not wearing anything underneath...(was out of underwear one day) June 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for heavy sweaters Lightweight, Extremely breathable, Dressy-ish, Dries Extremely fast, Pretty durable I got 3 pairs of these in preparation to move to Guatemala from the U.S. I was a bit heavier then but still ordered the 32 x32's. I knew they would be tight but expected to lose weight after the move. They would've worked if there was a bit more room in the crotch. I had to return them and get 34 waists. They fit very well although they're huge now since i've lost over 20 lbs, but that's to be expected. I expected shrinking in the length so ordered 34 length. Mistake. These don't shrink a bit. This is the first pair of pants i've ever had that STAY true to length and size. I need pants that are somewhat dressy but cool and comfortable since I walk all day doing volunteer work. These fit the bill perfectly. I sweat a lot, especially in the butt area, and not only do these not show the wetness, but they dry SUPER fast. The bit of stretch is awesome for walking up mountains also. I wear them several times a week and they're the best pair of pants i've ever owned, hands down. I didn't want to pay the cost of the Global Adventure shirts at first since I hadn't tried the pants yet. But when I get back to the States, they're first on my list to get. I only lament the fact that I need to drop coin on a few more pair in the smaller size :-( April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trail to Corporate Board Room These are some of the most comfortable slacks I have ever owned. I'm comfortable wearing these slacks on the trail, on a plane and with a sports coat, they're suitable for the corporate board room. March 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent travel garment These pants are extremely lightweight, VERY wrinkle resistant and are generally comfortable to wear. I'd read in other reviews that it ran small so a got a bigger waist size. However, because the waist band has little reinforcement and is somewhat stretchy I had to return the pants and order another pair in my true size. The new pants fit much better. Suggestions: Reinforce the waist band and add some additional room in the crotch (and a slightly longer zipper). February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Global Adventure Pants Great pants. Good for casual or leisure wear. Does not wrinkle and is completely washable. I now have three pair that I use for travel exclusively and wear them for all occasions. February 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect pants Previously I've been using flexible jeans for cycling and daily use. I bought these pants for the same reason. They rock! First thing I notice is that they are incredibly light. They are very flexible and non-restrictive. I could even do a split! (If I were flexible enough, of course).Very comfortable on the bike saddle, walking, at the office chair, etc. And yes, the waterproofing works like a charm. The fabric is somewhat on the light side, so you might want to consider wearing something underneath if you live in cold weather. Also, worth mentioning, is that they fit perfectly, unlike some other companies who come up with surreal sizes. Last but not least, they look fantastic. They are *almost* like dress pants. They even have that crease in the front. Now you can actually bluff your way into a party with "sports" clothes. Hey, it's the 21st century. Everything should be flexible and waterproof by now. Highly recommended. February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pants Very comfortable pants, feels like w/o pants at all. Fits great and looks cool both for travel and even for work in the summer December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by inthepines These are the most comfortable pants. I plan to wear these fishing, hiking and to work. Very happy with the pants. I questioned if I had picked the color Kettle as they look green to me instead of grey like I thought I had picked. December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality Very nice. Actually dressy. My second pair of Columbia pants and still very pleased. Just a tad long in the leg but the positive is that you don't show much leg when you sit. December 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good and Confortable These pants are quite comfortable and very much as described. The color I chose is as advertised. My only comment of warning is that they are a bit light, so not really a pant that may be used in winter time, not even in Northern CA , where I live. December 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Small in thigh areas Waist size is correct but the crotch and thigh areas are small/tight making it uncomfortable when sitting. I am a thin guy but these are too tight even for me. December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Columbia Just Keep Producing Great Products Purchased these pants after already owning some of the shirts. These are terrific travel pants. They pack easily, don't wrinkle and look good all day. Highly recommended for any activity. Love them for golf pants!! November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Lightweight Pants I like these pants overall... They run just a little small but still fit fine. Material is real lightweight and quick to dry. They are comfortable as well... November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Pants Husband Loves them Pants are Nice and Comfy and Cool October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight and Durable Pants These are the best pants!! They travel well and are so comfortable. I wear them every where. They are dressier enough for work and excellent for outdoor and "play" activities. I needed Customer Service to help solve an issue and they were extremely courteous and efficient. October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great travel pants. For me they are a perfect look. They look like regular pants and don't have the look of a outdoor hiking pant. You can wear them in a city while traveling with regular waking shoes rather than hiking boots. The fit was great for me because they are not baggy and have a slender fit. They also don't soil easily. They are comfortable to walk in but nice enough looking that you can go to a nice place in a city without feeling under dressed. October 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Pants I was looking for a mult-use pant and these were the best after checking multiple manufacturers. I would like a stiffer waist but nothing a belt couldn't fix. October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome When I need to be in the office these are my go to pants. Dressy enough that I can wear to work, but super comfortable and lightweight. Awesome pants! September 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terrific pants. Great pants, I bought one pair in the Seattle store and then came back to get another color on line. These light weight pants are just a little bit stretchy so they don't wrinkle. The material is more like running pants or surfboard shorts but the style is just a casual pant. They have an extra zippered side pocket which is unnecessary for me, but it's mostly unnoticeable and I'm glad that it is only on one leg and not both. To me, that is the perfect combo and about the most comfortable pants that I own. The cut of the pants is modern and slightly slim through the thighs, but they are definitely not the skinny pants/jeans that the hip kids are wearing these days. September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Extremely light pants I bought these for my husband to take on a trip to Europe. The 36 was a little snug, so we upped to the 38, and they are just great. Originally, I bought the gray at REI, but the color was a little dull, so since they were too small, I returned them and ordered them through Columbia and got them in black. Much better color, and not sure why they don't carry them in the store. These pants will be perfect for travel, but my husband says he wants to wear them to work too. I highly recommend these pants to anyone wanting a really light pair of pants for travel (or work!). September 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nice to find black. I was excited to find these in black. They run quite small. At first I thought they were for women. September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great summer pants In 20 years, I have never discovered better summer pants. You can sleep in them during a 15 hour overseas flight and incur not one wrinkle. They are so light weight that one can use them for sun protection while desert hiking. Or you can wear them to dinner with a sport coat and fit right in with the country club crowd. I now own three pair. August 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Global Adventure Pant Excellent quality and construction. Easy to pack and mostly wrinkle free. Wish more retail outlets carried the black pants. August 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by good but doesnt stop all stains the fabric is thin and comfortable but it doent prevent oil stains. its advertized as a stain rejecter but i had to make a dry cleaning. August 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Almost what I needed I really wanted these slacks to work for my days in the field along with a nice dress shirt (construction). Three issues of concern: (1) They are a little bit snug in the crotch (I'm not overweight and these are snugger than some of the Columbia stuff I wear; (2) I found them to be about 1/2" short and I'm pretty spot on with my sizing; (3) These hide "nothing" so going commando is out of the question. It might not be a problem if they weren't so snug, but my wife definitely said "no" to wearing them out in public. July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love em I just ordered my second pair of these pants. They are lightweight, comfortable and don't wrinkle. So far, they have been very durable. Because they look so good, I wear them to work and also for pleasure. I took them to Alaska not too long ago - wore them as dress pants at a wedding one day, and out hiking two days later. My only complaint is lack of color selection. These are my new favorites! July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very comfortable The material is very comfortable. I live in Fresno, and its well over 100 degrees in the summer. These pants are nice for this hot climate. I like the slim through out fit. I'm 5-2 and 110 lbs other brands are so baggy on me I look like a clown. Nice looking enough to wear to church. Wish it came in black, I'd buy it in a heart beat. June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men need more pants like these! Need more colors to select! To find men's pants as comfortable as these is unheard of! MEN NEED MORE PANTS LIKE THESE! The material these pants are made of is SPACE AGE! The material feels like silk, but stretchy silk, and it does not snag at all! It is more durable than regular cotton jeans, I don't know how they did it. And to top it off they do not cling to you with static, liquids just roll off mostly, and it blocks UV rays supposedly, its beyond incredible! The pockets are lined with a very strong mesh liner so they actually double as air vents to make these even cooler! These pants can be worn as dress pants, hiking pants, construction work pants, funeral pants, or even as pajamas I am not kidding! I am going to be purchasing a few more, I just wish there were more colors to select. The only thing that would make the pants better I think would be to change the button on the waist to a snap closure, buttons usually fall off after a long time, but we'll see, maybe columbia is just better made. And the pants could do without the buttons on the back pockets, the material isn't cheap that the pockets will loose their shape ever. June 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Souper Comfy i bought these for general use and hiking trips. Very nice feeling material. Almost feel like dress pants, but are strechy for nice hiking use. Handy pocket on the right side. I am 6'3 and 180lbs and they fit GREAT! Have a strip of omni wick evap on the waistband for superb comfortable and wicking ablility! A very light pant and all around great. May 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good travel pants that could be improved I am a woman purchasing men's pants because I can't find what I want in my size in women's clothing. I bought these because they are light weight and will dry quickly while traveling. I love the four way stretch. The pockets are deep and there is an extra zipped pocket on the right leg. For some reason the front slash pockets tend to gape open so they aren't as smooth looking as I would like. Also, the grill color, which appears to be charcoal on my computer has a very distinct green cast to it, which limits the colors that can be worn with it. I'll be interested to see how easily the fabric snags, or not. April 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wow! I travel a lot and usually to hot and humid locations. These pants are great, light and resist wrinkles. You can travel on a plane for 15 hours and get off looking sharp. You can even add a suit jacket if you need to dress them up. Love them..bought 2 pairs. They did run a little short so I went one size longer. March 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very comfortable travel pants I am apparently hard to fit; I had returned about 4 pair of pants before buying these. I fall between a 34" & 36" waist by 34" inseam. These 36" X 34" fit great & the slightly stretchy fabric helps. 2 things would make them better: deeper pockets & at least 1 more zippered or buttoned pockets for security. Overall I am delighted though; they are very comfortable. March 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice pants Nice material and drape. I usually wear a 32W / 32L pant. Had to exchange for 34W / 32L as the 32W fit like tights. March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent These pants are just about perfect for both light hiking and travel. They are lightweight yet strong (to resist brambles, etc.) and are easily washed to dry overnight. February 4, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit top
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit top
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit top
mens relaxed fit bottom
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 3. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
  • 6. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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Shipping & Returns

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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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