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Men's Twisted Cliff™ Pant


http://www.columbia.com/mens-twisted-cliff-pant-XM8936.html XM8936
$39.99 $60.00
Style# 1504281
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Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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A rugged outdoor pant in a soft-yet-durable blend of sand-washed cotton and nylon ripstop, the Twisted Cliff features UPF 15 sun protection and a zip-closed security pocket to keep you comfortable, protected and secure during outdoor adventures or everyday wear.

  • UPF 15 sun protection
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Inseam length: 30”, 32”, 24”
  • Modern classic fit
  • Straight leg
  • Imported

  • 62% cotton / 38% nylon ripstop, garment enzyme sandwashed
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Rated 4 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Pants Ordered my true size after reading all the reviews. They fit perfectly and are super comfortable. Not either baggy or too tight.Very light weight material great for warmer weather. Side zipper pocket is perfect for smartphones. Might have to order another pair. May 21, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nicely made but terrible fit These pants are nicely made with a material they claim is 62% cotton, 38% rip stop nylon. It looks and feels like rip stop nylon. They say fit is Modern Classic. It actually is too tight up the crutch, it crowds, and shows the front stuff and is tight up the rear. The 30 in waist was a good fit but I returned them to see if the 32 would give more room in the crutch but still be acceptable in the waist. It was not. May 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent comfort and durability Just the right amount of cotton, just the right amount of nylon. These pants fit, feel, and style just perfect. I usually wear them with flip flops, and we get looks together. The zippered pocket is done well, and they feel VERY durable. February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Come on Columbia -- offer 36x34 on other pant products I am a 2-year Columbia shareholder and I have had a three- year obsession accumulating Columbia shirts, shorts, and pants (about 40 garments in total). I just wish Columbia made more 36x34 pants or created a new waist category of 35x34 pants. These Twisted Cliff pants are EXCELLENT. I have bought a couple pairs because they come in size 36x34. I wish other Columbia pants came in 36x34. January 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pay Attention to the Reviews I purchased this pair of pants after having read all the reviews....that they run small, that they run short, and that there is little room in the cut for the family jewels. That said, I am a woman who bought these for myself...no "junk" to fit in the small crotch area, and I have a thick waist and not much of a butt. I ordered one waist size larger than I usually do (as per other reviews), and they fit really nice. They are still generous in the legs, but I love the lightweight rip-stop material, I love that they don't have flap pockets, love the zip cargo pocket. Overall, I really like these, but I ordered them knowing that the cut is a bit quirky. I gave three stars because I am happy with them for my use, but they are indeed cut quite differently from most Columbia pants. December 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Twisted Cliff Pants Very comfortable pants, they are great for traveling. After sitting all day in an airliner they still look great. Zipper pocket on the right leg is the idea place for my smartphone, it's big enough for the iPhone 6s or the big Samsung phone. The pants do run slightly long, possibly because they ride a little lower on the hip than the classic jeans I'm comparing them to. September 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terrific & Value These pants keep a trim feel and look. They are a value at the regular but at the sale price an absolute give away. August 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Functionality with modernest in mind The material is just the right amount to maintain its form and shape (not too heavy or too thin). Washes well and dries well according to the labeling with minimal wrinkling. Wide five belt loops enables the use of a thick leather belt with the rear belt loop being wide enough to keep the pants firmly in place, at the hips. Pockets are mesh and do afford air movement; with the right side zipper pocket designed for storage of a cellular device or other small item(s). Length is true to sizing, but the waist fits is a little snug, so if you need a little more room, then go one size up in the waist line. The width of the leg opens are nominal, so they do flair well over low cut shoes, and imagine they would too over hiking boots. The color is true, just wish black was an offered color choice as well. July 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by too tight in the crotch, no security pocket These pants run small/tight. I'd call it a slim fit or athletic fit. Other reviews said this. Keeping this in mind, I ordered a size up from my usual size. The problem I found is in the crotch; it is too tight, making the pants very uncomfortable. It seems like a fit appropriate to skinny jeans, not to hiking/travel pants. I was also disappointed not to find the hidden security some other Columbia pants have. (The ROC and Peak to Road pants, for example.) I find these perfect for holding a passport or other valuables while traveling. The description lists a "Zip-closed security pocket", but this must refer to one of the exterior pockets with zippers. Columbia, these hidden pockets are a big selling point, please be clearer in your descriptions! It's a shame, because the material and construction seems great. I will be returning the pants, I do not recommend them. June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by best pants ever I have ordered many pairs of pants from Columbia. These are absolutely the best I have ever purchased. I am in the process of ordering several more pairs. May 20, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by This product runs small and short The quality looked good as well as the workmanship and styling. It ran small at the wAist and short by about 2" at the seam. April 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by comfy but dye problems I love these pants. They are so comfortable and fit well, requiring no adjustments. The only problem was that the darker pair had what looked like an un dyed patch near one pocket. The lighter pair had a bit of a yellowish spot. Wearing them anyway. The positioning of the pockets is great. Wish I could wear them all the time instead of having to "dress up" several times a week. April 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Twisted Cliff pant Great product! -- Just ordered (and received very timely) my third pair. Highly recommend! December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great through the leg. The waist may run a tad small but the legs (especially through the thighs) run a bit bigger. November 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them pants! Very light weight, comfortable pants. Visited two different stores today just to find another pair. What only three colors? disappointed. Please offer more colors. Perfect for Florida spring, summer and fall wear. indoors and out. Love the zip thigh pocket. Perfect for my phone or sunglass case. Just in case other mfgrs. are reading this. MOST PEOPLE TODAY USE A CELL PHONE. MAKE POCKETS FOR THEM. June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for a female…. It is challenging for me to find women's pants long enough so I decided to try mens. The 32/34 are perfect (a little big in the waist, but comfortable in the hips). I love these paints, super comfortable, easy to wash, and no ironing! Given these fit me well, I am thinking they may be snug in some areas for the men….. June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Lightweight Pant These pants are perfect for Spring and Fall when it is too cool for shorts. They are also perfect for summer when you need to wear long pants. March 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Previous reviews were right I bought these for my husband because they were nice and lightweight and he wasn't using the zip off feature of convertible pants. Waist size and length were perfect but the crotch and thighs were extremely tight for no reason as my husband is not overweight. I've never had columbia pants like that. They are being returned. March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product wares great This prduct wares great and fits will looks good all day even after fishing 8 or 10 hours March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the comfort and fit Perfect fit and very comfortable except I required a 29 inch length and had it altered at very little cost. Will order more. February 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Of the three pairs I tried to buy, these were the worst. They are made for someone with 36 inch waist, but their crotch is next to thier belly button and they have bean pole legs. They pinch in all the wrong places unless you are a 36-32 with no fat or muscle tone. The material is paper thin and I could see the threads easily tearing out. I wouldn't rexcommend any of the Columbia pants. I dont know who they fit them for or why they are such cheap material. Truly disappointing experience because I haven't had issues with their other products. January 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tight fit Waist size is correct but the crotch and thigh areas are too small/tight. Zipper is not long enough. I am a thin guy but even these areas are tight and uncomfortable for me. December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best fitting Columbia pants I'm a size 34/29. These are the nicest and best fitting pants that I've purchased from Columbia. Never worn them outdoors. I wear these out regularly. December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men's Twisted Cliff™ Pant Fit was correct. Quality was good . September 24, 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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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