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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short


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$19.98 $60.00
Style# 1467071
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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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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 27.
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 comfortable The material is soft and comfortable. I will buy one more for my mom.
Date published: 2016-11-24
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 4 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable Stretchy Hiking shorts These shorts are very flattering and comfy. They run true to size (since they are stretchy they are meant to fit snug) and they would feel super big if they didn't fit tight...so just order the size you measure out for on the size chart. They are nice and lightweight and do a great job at repelling water. They do however attract stickers very easily and came with a small snag in the material (so hopefully the material holds up). The front pockets are ok but not so deep and the back pocket is big but a large phone is very unattractive in it especially since it turns sideways while hiking....But overall these are the most comfortable hiking shorts that I have ever owned and I love that Columbia makes them in a longer length! I love the neutral color as well! I'm an avid hiker and very active and these fit my lifestyle perfectly while flattering my curves and legs!
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great longer shorts If you are looking for a longer, comfortable, fitted but not tight shorts, these will fit the bill. I have big muscular thighs and these fit great. Kept me cool in humid summer in Central America. Washes easily and dries fast. I did go up a size. Normally a size 6 or 8 but these are 10.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome fit I bought the grey and the blue/purple (interesting color). The short is longer than I thought but will be worn a lot due to the versatility of the style and comfort.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shorts for me I cannot say enough good about these shorts. I absolutely love the feel, the fit, and the material. Extremely comfortable and fashionable. So easy to just throw on and go. I sure wish they had more colors available (red, navy blue, pastels) I own every color they offer and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Thank you for making such a superb product.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever! I purchased a pair of these shorts in black and was so happy with the quality, fit and comfort that I purchased 3 more pairs. I have recommended them to many friends and hope that Columbia will keep them in their clothing offerings.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shorts ever! I got 3 pairs of these shorts for a trip to Hawaii with my family! They did not disappoint! So comfortable and light weight. Water repels and they have a nice stretch to them, yet do not stretch out. I wore them on the airplane both ways to Kauai from Tennessee (LONG day of flying) and they felt great! I love the length as well. I am a 50 something woman and don't love my thighs, so I got the 13 inch length. They hit me right above the knee. Don't hesitate to buy these shorts!! You'll be glad you did!
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new fav go to shorts! I just discovered these at a store that only had 1 size 14 and they felt so good when i tried them on that i bought them. Got home and immediately searched for a size 12 and found them on the Columbia site. They just arrived and I'm so happy with the way they fit and feel!!! i wish i could have ordered more but they are all out of stock. I will be ordering more of these for our canoeing and camping trips...they hold up well and dry really fast!
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever! I bought two pair of the Outdoor Long Shorts in 2015. I loved them and just bought two more. They are great for travel and action wear. In fact, these are my "Go-To" shorts now! If you are traveling, just wash them at night, hang them up to dry, and they are ready to go the next day. Very flattering and fits well because of the draw-string waist. Perfect length too!
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants I love these pants because they are just the right length, mid knee. They are very comfortable and fit well. The only thing I would change is to have the snap at waist lie flat, it tends to curl. I have multiple pairs of these pants and they are my favorite pants. I would love to see them available in white.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever! These are the most comfortable pair of shorts that I have ever owned. I wore them hiking in the mountains. They have a nice bit of stretch to them so they move with you, never binding. Plus they dry very quickly. Love them!
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features. Shorts fit great, true to size. Has some give in the material. Nice length, since I have long legs.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shorts these are the most comfortable shorts the material is so soft , length is great will be buying more for sure
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best short I now have two of these shorts, as I find myself reaching for them before all others. They fit well, are very stretchy. and make me look long and lean. They do run a little small, so even though I usually wear an 8, I find myself more comfortable in the 10. The only downside is I thought the nocturnal would be a navy blue, but it is more like a faded purple blue - harder to find things to wear with.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! These shorts are a great length for working outdoors. They look professional and are extremely breathable and comfortable. They are not too short and go just above the knee! I also bike and backpack in them, they dry quickly!
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Anytime Outdoor Long Short I based my order size on the fit size guide review from Columbia. And, I'm happy I did. Columbia's review was on the money. The shorts are comfortable and lightweight. I've worn them as casual wear on a social night out, walking dogs, and just everyday use. They don't wrinkle and stay true to form. Love 'em!
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from versatile I was skeptical about this purchase, but I needed long shorts that were easy to hand wash or put in the washing machine. I also wanted to be able to use them for inside and outside exercise, travel, plus just as every day shorts for wearing around my mountain town. I'm not stuck with only capris as a choice for these ugly upper legs. I was worried about the tie string working well, because i have a "waist" and have to alter most pants to have a smaller waist by at least an inch. I love this tie string. It holds the tight without any worries of coming undone. They're great!
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy These shorts look good - I can wear them out to dinner, but they feel super comfy.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love them, but I purchased these same shorts 2yrs ago... love, love, love..... when I ordered again same style, size had to return and order a size bigger. which were tighter than sz smaller. which was fine because my normal sz from 2 yrs ago were a little big. 2yrs ago sz 14 had to order 16.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these I am only 4'10" and so many crops are long on me. These long shorts work perfectly. I purchased 2 pair and then reordered another since I liked them so much.
Date published: 2016-07-02
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 I love these shorts! They are so comfortable, cool and a great length - longer than traditional shorts, shorter than capris. They are my summer "go-to" whether for the great outdoors or casual day-to-day living.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts I love the weight, very light - the look is very flattering and the fit and comfort are perfect. My favorite shorts ever!
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-06-19
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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
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
Free Standard Shipping

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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