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Women’s Just Right™ Straight Leg Pant


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Style# 1487271
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Style# 1487271
Uses Trail


Not too tight and not too loose, these woven pants deliver beautiful balance: the perfect amount of fabric and stretch for a sleek, flattering shape and a comfortable fit that is equally ideal for daily wear as it is for all kinds of active endeavors.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • 2-way comfort stretch
  • Inseam: 29.5” SHORT, 32” REGULAR
  • Imported

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

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Women’s Just Right™ Straight Leg Pant is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 158.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia pants for outdoors or indoors The pants are very comfortable and can be worn as slacks since the leg pocket is hard to see in black color. I wished there were regular side pockets, but then it would not be as sleek a fit. It seems to wear well. Most wrinkles seem to hang out over night. Water beads up. Have not washed it enough to see if it is water repellant all the time. My other pairs of Columbia pants did lose their repellency over time.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buy something else Fit: I really liked the way these pants looked and fit in the store. But I didn't notice that they lack pockets! Which is really annoying. As I wore them, they seemed to stretch out a bit. Water: They are not waterproof and when they get wet (rain, sweat), they seem to absorb the water, then suction themselves to your leg. Not the best feeling, nor the most practical. (Jeans or regular yoga pants would keep your legs drier.) Durability: I have had this pair for less than six months, and the fabric is pilling and one of the seams is busting.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Everyday Active Pants These are my favorite hiking pants! They are great in a variety of conditions. Light wind and rain are not a problem, but not too hot to wear in the summer. I love the fitted style; athletic but not skin tight.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pants This has been my favourite pants for travelling. They are light weight and do not take a lot of space to pack. The pants look great in any occasions. The Short inseam fits me perfectly. I would like to buy the Tusk color in Short inseam which are always out-of-stocks. Please stock up more of the Tusk color in short inseam. They are in high demand.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They Really Are "Just Right" I am very happy with the fit and comfort of the pants. They have a updated stylish look too. I believe that these will easily become my "go to" pants for travel and outdoor activities. The fabric is thin and comfortable. I ordered the size 6 in Tusk. The only drawback is the lack of side pockets, but they do have a sleek look without the pockets.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Just Right" Pants! These pants live up to their name - they are just right for just about any occasion! I've worn them for work, hiking, and just hanging out. They do run large though...in other Columbia pants, I am a size 6/8, but with these I am a size 4, so make sure you account for that!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy! I very seldom write reviews, but since I LOVE these pants, I had to let others know about this wonderful product. I wear these pants on the golf course, hiking, and perfect for traveling. They are lightweight, so comfortable and look good! I now own three pairs!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and Comfortable I bought my first two pair of these great pants for a 5 day hike in the Scottish Highlands last year. They are lightweight and provide good ease of movement, wash well, and dry quickly. They are now also my flying pants! So comfortable, even on a 10 hour flight. Work well for road trips, too! And I can wear them with a nice top out to dinner. Great for travelling, and I can't say enough nice things about them. I have bought 5 pairs in various colors, and I highly recommend them!!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Just Right I bought these pants in black to serve dual functions: comfort for trail use and suitability as dressier pants for evening. I chose the size based on reviews on this site and others. I'm 5'7 and 135 lb. I also purchased the Just Right Skort in the same order in the same size (10). I've bought 3 pair of Columbia pants in this size and all fit well. I missed noticing when I ordered that these pants have but a single pocket located on the thigh. No back pockets, no slant front pockets. I could live with that...but can't live with how large these run in the waist. Even though there's a drawstring inside the pants, cinching it up and tying it produces an unattractive lump in the front. Confusing matters on sizing, the same size skort is too tight. Go figure. By all accounts, Not Just Right for me. Both items will be returned.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants I love these pants! They are going to be perfect for our upcoming vacation - light weight, easy to pack. The fit is exactly as pictured and are very comfortable. I actually bought the black pair as well.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants for everyday I have been purchasing Columbia pants for a while, and just right pants are that: just right. The pants don't hug my legs and don't ride up anywhere. The material is quality the pants are well made. The small zipper pocket on leg is just enough for a credit card or cash. I have the Tusk color and the Grill color and they are my go to pants. If there were more colors I would try another color.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pant I have two of this pant and they are wonderful for hiking. The fabric is breathable and has a stretchy material. It dries fast after a light rain. I would recommend this pant to anyone who is doing light or heavy hiking. I am a geologist and I would wear these pant for 8+ hours a day.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this pants This is my 3rd pair and wish there were more colors to select from, we travel a lot so not only pack well but they are easy to take care... more colors please... thank you
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistently Just Right I am 5'4" (and about 150 pounds). I've been ordering & wearing these pants for several years. The size 12short fits my curvy frame well and the short length is just right too. It is hard to find pants that fit me and these have become a staple in my wardrobe. The sizing has been consistent over the years. The drawcord at the hem allows you to pull them up to the knee, which is helpful if you are crossing a stream or just too hot. I have ordered the "just right skirt" and it seems to fit exactly like the pants (size wise). Thanks, Columbia.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Right Straight Leg Pants These pants are just what I wanted,very light and extremely comfortable. I suggest ordering a size smaller than you wear. I plan on ordering every color. I'm sure everyone will be very pleased with this great product.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best travel pants As a travel writer, I need clothes that pack light and tight, are comfortable on the plane and lightweight and cool for sightseeing. My two pairs of Just Right straight leg pants are just the ticket for my trips. Besides all that, they are a nice-looking casual alternative to jeans for going out at night.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and perfect for work These pants are so comfortable! I wear them to work almost every day. They look good and fit well.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect multiuse pant! First, thank you Columbia for offering pants in short sizes! "Short" can be hard to find. These pants are perfect for me - 5'3", 110 lbs. They look great to hang out in, as well as to wear to town for dinner or shows, and excellent for hiking pants. I bought these in black and in beige, am inclined to buy another pair in black so I can have my "city" pair and my "hiking" pair of pants. Really pleased with these!
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go To Pants I have owned 5 pair of these pants with boot leg for several years and use them for many things - walking, herding, dog training, travel, etc. They wash and dry in a snap, durable and pack great. I just bought two more pair with the straight leg, and like them very much. They are more flattering on me and look a bit dressier with a nice blouse. Hope to find more on sale, but cost per wear makes them well worth the price.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pant! I'm 5'3", 125lbs. I bought these pants in black at a local sporting goods store and wanted another color so ordered them online from Columbia. I ordered a size 6 short originally and they were just a little bit shorter then I wanted so exchanged them for a size 6 regular and they fit perfectly. The material in these pants is so light and the pants are perfect for SPF coverage for legs in warm weather. I just wish they came in white.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorites I purchased for a long overseas trip. I wanted comfort, durability, and ease of laundering plus good fit. These are just want I wanted. I ordered another pair. I'm packing 4 pair of Columbia pants for this trip
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best activity pants I own These are amazing. I've worn them jogging, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, and yet they somehow manage to be sexy and fit my curves perfectly. looking for another sale so I can purchase my next pair!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for a straight figure When I first slipped them on, I thought I would love them, but I am very straight. No curves, and in my opinion are made more for someone with some curves. I had handfuls of material in the hips and seat. Sadly, they have to go back.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for warm weather I have worn these pants twice, on day hikes up mountains. Once was in January and once in February. Luckily the mountains were relatively low altitude, because these pants are very, very thin. So thin in fact, that you should be conscious of what underwear you wear with them because they'll be able to see it. That being said, they are still good pants for hiking, as long as you aren't expecting any warmth from them. The 14 short fit me pretty well, though it was slightly lose around the front zipper. The length was perfect for me, and the leg openings fit over my boots. They provided all the range of movement I needed to climb up and over things, as well as normal walking. As far as I could tell, they did provide sun protection and were water resistant. As is normal with women's pants, the pockets were useless.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wanted to like these. These pants would be great in the tropics. They are light and stretchy. But, I don't live in the tropics. They were thin, 4" longer than I wanted them to be, and there are no pockets.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I even wear them for work People cant notice if its between a lounge, sporty, comfortable or formal pants because of the cut, design and fabric. These are pretty well designed and I am not disappointed at all. In fact I would even buy them again if I find other colors.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pants Ever These pants feel great, look great and work great. This is a FIVE star product all the way!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful pants! I bought these last week for pickleball. I just love them. The legs aren't baggy and they are not like tights. As they are called.... Just Right! Very breathable fabric, lots of stretch. They sit just a tad below the waist, not a low rise like so many pants. I know I will buy another pair as soon as I see a sale. Order a size up from your regular pant size as all Columbia pants do run a little small. Columbia- don't change any thing on this pants except offer more colors.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pants Ever! I have these pants in both black and grey. I love the quick dry material and they make you look long and slender. Good for outdoor adventures and for wearing out to concerts, etc. I can wear a size 6 but I like a little bit of looseness in the size 8. The drawstring makes them fit perfect in the waist. The short size are a tad long for me (I am 5'1.5") but I just roll up the small hem and they work fine. Overall, a great outdoor water repellent pant that is not baggy and not unflattering.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pockets!!! I put them on and loved them. Loved the fit. Loved the fabric. Then I went to put my phone in the pocket. No Pocket!! One small zip pocket on the leg -- good for a key fob, but no front/back pockets. Can't go around carrying my phone all day. Bummer. Over priced for leaving out the detail of side pockets.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Odd Waist Tie I was really hoping to like these pants. Fabric feels nice. Does have good sized pockets and a zipped leg pocket, handy for ID and key. There is a zipper and snap closure for waist. There is also a drawstring / tie closure to tighten the waist, if desired (and for a good fit, I need that). Problem is the holes for the tie to exit the waistband are set too far apart . . . about 2 1/2 - 3 inches from each side of snap closure . . . so when you tighten the ties, snap and zip front pooch forward. Tacky looking. Better placement of tie openings would have prevented this. Won't be buying more.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and flattering! I work outside at a barn and didn't want to wear jeans everyday. These pants are perfect, they are very comfortable, they fit true to size, and they are appropriate for work environment. Very happy with the purchase!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just right Love these pants. Not too baggy, not too tight. I am in between a size 8 and 10, 5'2", 145lbs. The drawstring in the waist is great for those of us in between sizes. Super comfortable.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THESE PANTS I love these pants. I had to buy them in a size 4... I am not a size 4. I'm generally around an 8 ... a 6 if I'd had a good stomach flu or something ;) On the other side of the size, these pants are my go-to. I have taken them on all my travels - which are many, mainly Latin America and the pacific. I can also wear them here in the States, and I get lots of compliments. They are soft, stretchy, and super comfortable. They don't get misshapen, even after being worn for a while. I have them in grey and also in black. I just love them. I will probably buy a pair for every pair that wears out until they no longer make them!
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite pants!!! I originally bought these for a multi day hiking trip. Now, with my pack constantly rubbing, the material at the waist deteriorated a bit, but it by no means destroyed the pants. I normally wear a size 6 and these I was able to wear a pair of thermals underneath. These are my favorite comfy pants for everyday lounging and they are perfect for traveling as well. I normally don't write reviews but since I'm buying a second set I thought I should
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love these pants! I love these pants, they are a great fit, love the slimming look of thm. I can were with my running shoes or feel comfortable with a long sweater and boots. This is my second pair, and a true favorite.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love- would love pockets more Love how they fit and feel. Just wish they had pockets. Fit true to size and make my legs look good!! Just need some place to put my chapstick and cell!
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivers As Promised Good fit, lightweight but strong, room to move but not baggy. Truly "Just Right."
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd pair !! I got a pair 6 months ago , i HAD to get a second one .. I had to return the 14 , it ran small for me ..I now ordered a size 16 , i like a very loose waist and to wear then mid hip ..plus i have thick thighs, so is you have heavy thighs , order one up . My first pair was a 14 , i purchased them at Gander, not sure if the size was marked wrong on the pants .. customer service was great we measure my 14 , and they were actually a size 16.. I wear a 14 in regular jeans , but the 16 fits great, not tight and look really slimming.. the comfort of these pants are unbelievable , you wont want to take them off.. I used them when i attend a survivor man course with Les stroud , i was in the woods foe 3 days sweating 90 degree heat, making fire and learning to build shelter , the pants stayed totally dry , and super comfortable through out the whole course . They stretch , and bend with you , and dry in a flash , plus they fold up super small for back packing and traveling !!!
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grey color All the black pants I ordered were true to size. The grey - smaller and longer.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great,Comfy These pants are very nice and comfy and attractive. They move with me. They are true to size. My inseam is 27" so I ordered the short and that was perfect.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel I bought these pants because I had a pair in green that I bought a few years ago. I like to wear them when travelling, especially when flying. They are super comfortable & I like that there is a pocket to put your passport in.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Missing Pockets The fit is fine. I was surprised when I ordered Regular to find that the inseam was 32" so I returned them for Short. I'm 5'7" so I didn't realize that was considered "short". The pants do not have pockets, this makes them fine for street wear as one can carry a purse etc. but not outdoors. I bird so I'm in and out of a car or van and backpacks can be a hindrance so pockets are a necessity.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants A bit long, but I am super short so what I expected. I just wish they had regular pockets. Otherwise, great pants... Flattering.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite pants! These pants are so comfortable! I wish they had pockets; however, still would rate these as the best fitting pants I have. I wore these as my "airport" pants on a recent trip to Yosemite. They have stretch but maintain their shape, even after several days of wear. The drape of the fabric is flattering but doesn't look tight. LOVE them! I wore them hiking one day, but opted for my convertible pants/shorts the other days.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Women's Just Right Straight Leg Pants In general, I like Columbia pants because they come in short sizes. However, this pant falls short on its functionality for climbing. It could use more pockets for things like bars/beta. The one pocket that it does have is situated on the front of the thigh, as opposed to the side of the thigh making for constricted movement when one is stepping up. Also, I find the stretchy ties to be somewhat futile in their function. If they were made of a static material, it would allow one to cinch the pants tighter at the waist after multiples consecutive days of wearing have stretched the waist out. In addition to this, it would be helpful to have the ties located on the outside of the waist band as they seem to get stuck in the zipper every time you try to refasten the pants.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful feeling but not good for rough field work I bought these to work in the field in. I figured they would be breathable and help with climbing and hiking mountains. They fit wonderfully, true to size and stretch for comfort. However, with climbing hills with vegetation they don't quite hold up. I'm talking not on trails here. With branches scratching my sides they have already had a few strings on the inseam come loose. I love them to pieces and would be wonderful hiking pants, but not field work tough.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Everyday Hiking Pant! I purchased these pants at REI to wear for hiking trips with the family. I've only ever worn hiking capris, but the hike we were going on was very rocky and still had snow in many areas so I wanted a pair of pants. After trying on literally every single pair of hiking pants REI had in my size, these were one of two pairs (both Columbia) that actually fit me. My hips and thighs are my biggest problem areas as these pants didn't cling to me like all of the other pants did. They were lightweight enough that I know I'll be able to wear these on warmer hikes, but still warm enough for the snowy areas. I loved how quickly the pants dried out too. I highly recommend these pants for pear shaped ladies!
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants for Women My wife loves these pants. They're tremendously comfortable and great looking. I bought her a pair and she was so pleased that I quickly picked up two more. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pilling fabric This is ridiculous. After only 3 washes it started to pill. I have never had hiking pants do this. Very unhappy with the quality of the pant.
Date published: 2016-06-02
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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

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Return Policy

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