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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short


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$39.99 $60.00
Style# 1467071
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Uses: Trail
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Style# 1467071
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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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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 88.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia offers a great product I am so pleased with the quality of Columbia clothing. The shorts I ordered were just the right length I have been looking for. The fabric also serves me well.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect length and fit Can't wear shirt above saggy knees. These are perfect, feel great on! Light as a feather too
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy Shorts I Love these shorts. I have purchased 3 different colors. I am all about comfort! The price is amazing as well. I would highly recommend them for any outdoor activity and just all around casual shorts!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts Bought Anytime capris and loved them so when I found shorts I ordered them too. The quick drying fabric is perfect for everyday or at the pool. I wear these shorts with my swim suit for better coverage. Love them!
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product These run quite large. Order down a size from what you normally wear. I had ordered an 8 and had to return it for a 6. The stretch in the fabric is good since the leg length is long and the legs are more form fitting. If you have larger thighs these may be snug on you. The fabric is nice, hopefully it will not pill. I purchased them for travel--light weight, quick drying nylon and hopefully non wrinkling.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Staple for summer casual wardrobe I've had these in black for years and was so happy to see them in different colors this year. Perfect for traveling. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great length Bought two pr and loved them so bought two more. As a result of reading the reviews I bought a size larger. I usually wear columbia 14 but bought a 16 for a looser fit. Because I am short waisted it was a natural waist for me. I could cinch the waist and it fit but gave me more room in seat area for a dressier look. The length is great. Just covered my knee but when I sit down it uncovers the knee but does not show much leg. I am 5' 3". Material soft and stretchy so they are very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The PERFCT shorts! Tried these after my sister recommended. LOVE, LOVE them. Soft, stretchy, true to size, and long enough. Back is high enough to not show your hiney when bending or sitting. And they block the sun and quick to dry. I'm definitely getting more! I normally wear a 10 and got these in 10 and they fit perfect.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Thank you, Columbia, for making long shorts for women that are flattering and fit well. My days of struggling with ill-fitting men's shorts are over. I wore these shorts every day last summer, and I look forward to wearing the new pairs I just received once it is warm enough. I was particularly pleased to see that the fit and sizing of this year's shorts are the same as they were last year. I hate finding a product I love only to have it needlessly change every year. Columbia knows not to fix what isn't broken. Kudos to them.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bermudas love the style, love the fabric, love everything about them.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best short ever! Great stretchy fabric. Hugs the curves without showing every bulge. My older legs appreciate the longer length. Good for every activity. Comfortable for kayaking, golf, pickleball, gym workout, and shopping. Slide them on over a bathing suit. Drys quickly. Cool on hot muggy days. Packs small and comes out without wrinkles. I own a bunch and I hope they never stop making them.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable and light These shorts feel great on, are lightweight and move well with your body. I will like them for everything from running errands to camping and hiking trails.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts This is exactly what I've been looking for. I'm 69 years old and let's face it my legs are not what they used to be. I am 5'9" and the length of these shorts is perfect for me and the stretch allows the bottom of the knee to fit close to my leg making them slimming . I won't wear a bathing suit bottom but choose instead to wear these shorts. I live on the coast in Texas and these shorts are light and comfortable and they dry quickly.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, Comfortable Active/Leisure Pant I've joined a gym and need a pant that is loose fitting for movement, but not baggy. These pants work great. I look forward to wearing them on my next fishing trip.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are great anytime anywhere! Great length and style. They are very comfortable and launder well. Great for casual or dress!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts! Love, love, love these shorts, and have bought 3 pair. (For reference, I'm 5'5", and 145 lbs, with weight distribution just a bit heavier thru hips, thighs and tummy. ) The substantial, yet light weight fabric makes them quick dry and durable; and the cut with a bit higher waist (just below natural waist) and drawstring flatters without suggestion of "muffin top" lol. I ordered medium and they fit perfectly. I wear them for sailing and appreciate the knee length coverage for needed aboard activities, plus sun protection when seated. Highly recommend, and only wish they came in navy blue and khaki!
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Favorite shorts but material is terrible I love everything about these shorts except the quality of the material. The length, fit, front pockets, lightweight material is awesome. I've had them for about 2 months and they have pilled a lot and look terrible ..... Which makes me very sad as these are one of the most comfortable shorts I've ever owned. I'm curious to see if anyone else has had this problem or did I just get a bad batch.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! I bought these to wear on a trip to Lake George in NY. After looking all over the web at options, I finally decided to give these a try. So happy I did! They were just what I wanted for kayaking, swimming and other lake activities. I highly recommend these! Great quality. I was a little concerned when I read the reviews about sizing and I am usually a 14 to 16 in pants. The 16 fit perfect.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wm's Anytime Shorts - Make More Colors! OK Folks, I live in these shorts during summers in Florida. They are lightweight, comfortable and modest enough to wear around town. I have these shorts in black, khaki and gray. I would really like to have a pair in both navy and dark brown. No one wants white shorts. Please add some more dark colors that are easy to mix and match.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great style while very wearable I ordered this pant once before. It wore so well, felt so comfortable and looked great after wearing it many times. It also washes well and dries wrinkle free. I am 5'1 and 165#. The size 16 fits perfectly. No pocket gaping. This is my go to pant. I just received 3 more pairs in various colors, I like them that much.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable shorts These shorts are very comfortable.They almost feel like you are wearing nothing.They are flexible and they are cool.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I LOVE these shorts! It's difficult to find shorts/pants since most cuts are at the hip. Most times when I try on those types I end up having a huge gap in the back. These shorts always fit perfect with the help of the draw string. Finally no gap in the back!! I also LOVE how it stretches with whatever activity I do and they are very comfortable!
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shorts Pill after 2 Wearings I just purchased these shorts a little over a month ago and wore and washed them twice. There is pilling on both front pant legs. I am very surprised that these pants from Columbia at that price have pilled after only 2 washes. I contacted Customer Service and they said I could return them for credit or exchange but I like the shorts and haven't been able to find a pair in that longer length which I use for boating.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Workout Shorts Ever I love these shorts. They are the right weight, flexibility and length to allow me to do any workout comfortably. They don't make me hot. They keep everything covered. The bend without pinching. I have 4 pair and wear them all the time. They are nice to wear even when not working out.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Shorts I have purchased several pairs of these shorts/Capri length shorts over the past two years. Some years they are Capri length and some years Burmuda short length. As they come out with new colors, I purchase. I wash, dry and wear. They are my go to for everyday wear during the summer months. Please never stop making this short Columbia.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these pants This is my second pair. They fit well and are so comfortable. I wear them for walking, paddle boarding and other water sports, and just around the house. I just love the softness and lightness of the fabric and how quickly it dries.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy shorts These do run small. I normally wear a size 6 - those were too small but the 8 fits perfectly.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Customer great for the warmer weather . very comfortable fit, I now have 4 pairs !!
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's anytime outdoor shorts Perfect for getting in water or out of water---drys very quick. I use them as a swim bottom.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is well made. These shorts are made of a nice fabric. They fit well and are very comfortable. Good purchase.
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!!
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great active short These shorts are very comfortable, form flattering and lightweight. Love the versatility from trail to yoga class.
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-06
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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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
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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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