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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short


http://www.columbia.com/womens-anytime-outdoor-long-short-AL4591.html AL4591
$39.99 $60.00
Style# 1467071
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Uses: Trail
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Style# 1467071
Uses Trail


Treated to resist rain, stains and harmful UV rays, this durable stretch-nylon women’s short features a longer, just-above-the-knee length that’s at once versatile and flattering for dynamic outdoor activity. Two-way stretch and an adjustable drawstring at the waist deliver the perfect comfortable fit.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Active Fit
  • Mid rise
  • 2-way comfort stretch
  • Imported

  • Shell: 96% nylon/4% elastane Summiteer Lite
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfy shorts These do run small. I normally wear a size 6 - those were too small but the 8 fits perfectly. May 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pair of shorts I finally found a great pair of comfortable shorts for biking, walking and doing my yoga. The length is perfect, they hit the knee. I've already bought 3 pairs. Love them, I'll probably buy another pair. April 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Womens anytime outdoor long short This is my 3rd pair of these shorts and I still love them! Flattering cut & length they are my go to shorts for hiking & rowing, and still look nice enough for sightseeing and going out to dinner. April 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Customer great for the warmer weather . very comfortable fit, I now have 4 pairs !! April 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Women's anytime outdoor shorts Perfect for getting in water or out of water---drys very quick. I use them as a swim bottom. April 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not what expected The material pulls, snags, and balls up easily. As if that wasn't bad enough, it wrinkles and stays that way making them look shabby. They also stain easily. I got these in the light grey. Even the color is off with skin tones. The only positive is they are light and dry quickly. March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by what I was looking for I don't like short shorts or longer crop pants, these are just the right length. These pants will be great for hiking this summer but will work for a day out shopping or for travel. Clean lines with no big cargo pockets. March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Functional, pretty I am 5.1, 112 lbs, heavier in the hips..they for perfect, flattering, very functional, love the nice lightweight material, can hike or be dressy. February 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is well made. These shorts are made of a nice fabric. They fit well and are very comfortable. Good purchase. January 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by These shorts are a perfect length! These shorts are longer than "shorts", a little longer, and are perfect for many occasions that you may not want to look like you are wearing shorts. The fabric washes well, and does not wrinkle. I bought 1 pair last year, and loved them so much I could hardly wait for them to be on sale this spring, so bought 2 more pair. January 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Go to short I keep reaching for these every time I need pair of shorts: running errands, going to the gym, working in the yard. Super comfy, perhaps a tiny bit big for a size 12. I plan to order a size down and compare. January 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Long shorts They are the pants but sewed short. If you like the pants then you'll the shorts. Soft and flexible. Wear in hot or cool weather. December 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice fit and comfortable I read the reviews on these and they were positive, so I ordered them at the discount price. I ordered both a 6 and an 8 since some people said they run small. I am a 6 and the 6 fit perfect without them being snug, but I also have a flat butt and skinny hips. So if you are curvier, you may need to go up a size. I am 5'8" and 135 lbs. They are very comfortable though, so I would recommend them even though I haven't tried them out yet. It is the middle of winter here in MN. December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Find I wouldn't say the fit is small as much as body conscious in the way of most athletic wear. I usually wear a 10 and I have both tan and black in 10 that fit well. Super stretchy. Quick drying. Flattering. Perfect balance of form and function. Plus the tan doesn't show sweat lines! Great travel option. Packs well and useful for excersize or dinner out. September 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love Love Love the Womens Anytime Long Shorts!!! These shorts fit me very true to size, love the light weight but strong material, love the style and length and love the fact that they are nice and stretchy and so comfortable!!! The black is not a "black" black but more of a soft black that is very nice too. My only complaint is that I can't order more of these as most sizes and colors are sold out!! I wish I had discovered them earlier! August 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by My favorite shorts I originally purchased the grey ones of this style but in an 8. I am glad for the drawstring because I can make them fit, even though the 8 is too big. I purchased these in a 6 and they are perfect. The length is fantastic, just what I was looking for. Just like in my review of the Take Me Anywhere shorts, this fabric is lightweight yet sturdy and moves well. And just like with those shorts, my only problem with these is that there is only one small pocket in the back and the side pockets are shallow so my chapstick is always falling out which is a problem but I just carry it in my back pocket or in a purse. August 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolute Favorite Shorts! I bought a pair of these in gray because they looked good online and looked like they'd be long enough for me (I'm 6 feet and have trouble finding long shorts). These are my favorite shorts -- so comfortable and easy to care for. I bought them in every available color and wish I'd bought more. I can't get enough of these lightweight and stylish shorts!!! August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great active short These shorts are very comfortable, form flattering and lightweight. Love the versatility from trail to yoga class. August 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight and the right length Love these shorts. I wear them all the time. I'm 5'2" and they come just past my knees -perfect! If they get wet, they dry in no time at all. The fabric is perfect for traveling -no wrinkling and very packable. I don't see the need for a zipper -pull-on with a stretchy waist and drawstring is just fine. August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Terrific Pair of Shorts! A friend introduced me to these shorts, and I love them. They are very flattering and are great for travel and for those times when you don't want to wear shorter shorts. I like them so much that I ordered another pair right away! August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The perfect edition to your closet Love these. I'd say I love these shorts but I have pants, capris, shorts, and long shorts and I love them all. Very comfortable, travel well, and the fabric functions exactly how they should on the trail. I wear a size 12 and bought a size 14 based on the other reviews and they fit comfortable. I could probably go with a 12 and say the same thing but I prefer more flex on the trail. These are my go to items for nearly everything. Light weight and perfect for hot summer nights. August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Shorts I was skeptical that these shorts would work on me, despite the positive reviews. I tried them anyway, and must say the reviews are spot on. They are stretchy and lightweight, and very comfortable. I am 5-7, 140 (bought a size 10, normally wear an 8), with some weight around my middle. These shorts did not accentuate that, and I felt that they actually made me look slimmer. August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My new favorite shorts I liked the pair I ordered so much I ordered a second pair. They are a bit long for shorts (about halfway between capris and shorts) so they may not be best for very hot weather. But they are nice looking and oh so comfortable. I brought four pairs of shorts on my recent vacation, and I had to force myself to wear anything but these. August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE these shorts! I'm leery about buying clothes online, but sure hit the jackpot with these shorts! They fit perfectly and I love wearing them - so comfortable with a lightweight stretchy fabric that never binds. The elastic drawstring waist keeps it as snug as you want. I'm tempted to buy several more pairs lest they disappear on me, especially since I couldn't find them in the outlet store. August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect shorts I love the weight, very light - the look is very flattering and the fit and comfort are perfect. My favorite shorts ever! August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shorts These pants are super comfortable, fit well and are great for almost anything. The longer length makes them good for everyday wear as well as sports. I would love to see them in more colors. August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have every color now!! These shorts are comfortable, light weight and cool. These shorts are modest for a lady that wants to hide aging legs. The material is very flexible; there is no binding. July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent quality and great length I bought several of these shorts in black and washed them along with an old pair that I had for two years. When they all came out of the dryer I couldn't tell the old pair from the new ones because the old pair still looked so fresh and new. I love the longer length that hits just above my knees and has a slimming appearance. Great comfort and style. July 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pair of shorts! I purchased these in a beautiful blue color to use in teaching yoga, Pilates and group fitness. They're very comfortable and I continue to be very pleased with Columbia products in their lightweight fabrics and durability. July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them, so comfortable. We do alot of boating, the shorts are so cool and comfortable, if they get wet they dry right out. Love them. July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them Great material, light weight & so comfortable, they do not lose their shape. I purchased a pair in a store and could not find them anywhere else so went to Columbia web site and ordered a pair in every color! July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfy, comfy, comfy I am so excited. I just received these shorts today. They fit like a dream, are very complimentary and feel so soft on. I purchased two pairs for a cruise in August. I can't wait to wear these. I am 5'2, weigh 167 and normally wear a size 12. I ordered up to insure a fit. And they do fit. Very flattering. July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these shorts I purchased these because I wanted something shorter than a capri that did not come much above my knee. These shorts are perfect for that purpose. I am 5'4" and these came just about to my kneecap while standing. The fabric is light weight and comfortable. They washed up really nice as well. The only, very slight, negative is that they have a tie at the waist that is really extra long. I just tuck it down inside the waistband for now but may remove it all together. July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these shorts! I wear mine dragonboat paddling, gardening, hiking, or just out. They are light-weight and crazy versatile! July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Hiking Shorts Love these shorts. They are very light weight, super comfortable, and dry very quickly. They look great as well. I am always being asked "Where did you get those shorts?" Please don't stop making these! They do stretch out a little while being worn, so the waist ties are good to have. July 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my Anytime Outdoor Shorts I own at least 10 pair of these Anytime Outdoor shorts and pants, and have worn them for over a year now in many conditions. Wore these through out my second pregnancy (very comfortable and stretched great), after having baby, and now for hiking, walking, everyday use, and they are so comfortable. Only things I have found is that these are great everyday shorts, but if you are hiking through any brush or bushwhacking, they tend to snag easy. The material is light, but be careful in the backcountry. Also, the drawstring is great, but often comes out in the wash. I have knotted mine at the end to hold it. Drawstring can be threaded manually, as I've done this many times, but it takes about 5-10 minutes, so not convenient when in a rush. Overall, I love these shorts and pants. July 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great 'live in' shorts Great live in shorts! I am outside everyday but still want to look clean and professional. These allow me to but are still cool and comfortable. Love them so much I bought many pairs and style comes in capris, too. July 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sizing is Off I have the pant version of the Anytime Outdoor and they're great. Love the fabric and they're very comfortable. Figured I would love the shorts too but the sizing for these is way off. I bought an 8 and a 10 because I wasn't sure what I'd need (my AO pants are 10's but are a bit loose on me). The 8's were too tight and the 10's were huge! I had to send them both back. July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Shorts EVER I live in Arizona. These shorts stay cool and dry. If I jump in the pool they dry quickly. Incredibly comfortable. Fit true to size. I loved them so much I bought 3 pairs. June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hiker's Adventure Gear I absolutely love and need these shorts. They serve more than one function. Besides being extremely comfortable and breathable, they are a great river short and for kayaking. They drain water well and dry quickly. I own 4 pairs and want more! Living in California, allows me to wear them year round. June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luv 'em I have 2 pairs of these long shorts, one in India ink and the other in Cypress color. I love them! They fit great and having the tie at the waist gives me that extra little cinch I need. I'm barely 5ft tall and weigh 96lbs. The size 2 is a perfect fit for me, not too tight or too loose. I do a lot of hiking so the light weight material is great for the hot days and the length is perfect too, don't want anything too short out in the bush. I'm just having a hard time not buying another color! June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Functional and Flattering! These shorts are great if you're looking for longer length. They hit me right at mid knee. They are super comfortable and flattering since the legs are slimmer cut. I purchased the size 10 and they fit perfectly--I'm 5'7" and 160 pounds. June 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barely There Comfort These shorts are so comfy that I almost feel naked... not an exaggeration! I bought one pair and now I want one in every color. They also look really great on... I have a plump backside and they fit every inch with no binding or gaps anywhere. Buy them! May 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these!! I bought one pair to try, then bought two more! These are comfortable and flattering. The longer length works because the fit through the thigh is slimming without being tight. Highly recommend! May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE I LOVE these shorts. I bought them in two colors and am already regretting not getting a third! They're really comfortable and the fit is flattering. May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for teaching/practicing yoga I'm a yoga teacher and am constantly looking for better shorts, capris, and pants. I LOVE THESE and have bought them in every color except Tusk and would keep buying them if they keep making new colors. They fit nicely, are stretchy, light, well-made, and don't show sweat, which is important when everyone's looking at you, if you know what I mean. I'm 5'3, 130, size 8. I have big hips which they don't accentuate. They fall right below my knees. May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Summer go to pants These are so comfortable and good looking they will be my favorite pair of pants. Length is good for casual evenings. Fabric will wash and dry well for travel. Light Grey is exactly like on my monitor. May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts! I'm 5'9" and they hit mid-knee. Love the length, love the fit. So comfy and slimming. April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these shorts! I bought the Women's Anytime Outdoor Long Short last year and loved them. They are great for hiking, exercising, yoga and even as water shorts. I was so excited to find them this year and bought another pair for me and one for my sister. Keep offering these shorts; they are great! April 29, 2015
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
Size L
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
How to Measure
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 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.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit bottom

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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Return Policy

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