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Men's Twisted Cliff™ Pant


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Style# 1504281


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
  • Style# 1504281

  • 62% cotton / 38% nylon ripstop, garment enzyme sandwashed
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Men's Twisted Cliff™ Pant is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Pants Saw the pants in a national department store on sale. As a Greater Rewards Member I always check the Columbia site for pricing. Saw the pants on sale for much cheaper than in the department store. I currently own all three colors. Very comfortable and easy to care for. Wish there were two zippered pockets on the thigh area but still like the look and feel.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pants Great fit & very comfortable to wear. Very satisfied w/the ripstop fabric & my wife tells me they are a dream to wash. I own several pair similar to these Columbia pants & will definitely buy more!!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality, good price Fit as expected, fairly light weight fabric
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Love the comfort of these pants.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ladmo Material nice but as mentioned in other reviews there needs to be more space in croch area
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for summer work The pants are a good weight for summer work outside--- not too heavy or hot. Wash and dry well with no noticeable shrinkage. The length was actually about 31" inseam but that was not a problem--- I had rather them be a little long than short
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product The fabric is good, breathable in very hot weather. Can be used to transition from outside to office and looks very good.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good comfort and function Comfortable, great fit, and like the depth of the pockets
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Looking The Twisted Cliff style is a favorite of my husbands. He has a 34 inch waist and these pants fit perfectly. We live in Florida and summers can get pretty hot. These pants are great for year 'round here. Purchased them in 3 colors like flax, fossil, and one other neutral. They look good with almost everyone of my husbands tropical looking shirts. They are soft and comfortable to be worn anytime and yet they have a nice neat look for evening with a nice shirt.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twisted cliff pants The pants fit pretty well, a little on the large side, but it is very comfortable. I love the material, the cotton/nylon blend is great.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Good, tough, and reliable
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Summer Light weight pants that are very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked very much My husband really likes these pants; much cooler than jeans; only complaint is zipper is way too short
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Great fit and comfortable. Will move with you and give a little in all the right places. Very light yet durable.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants Purchased for everyday work outdoors in the heat. The pants hold up well, are comfortable and help keep me dry.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Travel Great travel wear. Good fit, comfortable on long trips, easy to wash and dry overnight. Yet they still look good, nice casual look that fits in anywhere.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and light I love these pants. They are comfortable and light. They are great for all kinds of activities. This is my fourth pair and I wear them almost every day. They are even nice when it is extremely warm out.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy camper I am an active outdoor Grandma! I have been looking for a long time for lightweight pants like my husband found in his Columbia Cliff pants. He liked them so much he bought 4 pairs! I tried on countless pairs of women pants, but I didn't like the low riding cut of women's pants, and had all but given up. In desperation I went to the store and tried on the men's Cliff pants and they worked perfectly in the smaller size! They are great for hiking, working in the yard, and look and feel so much better than jeans! Thanks Columbia. I love my purchase and would have bought more if you had had them in my size!
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One Complaint The pants are excellent. They are cool,comfortable, and surprisingly durable. My wife always thinks I'm "dressed up" when I wear them. I have but one complaint. The pants have a very short rise, which makes for a very short zipper.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Pants My husband loves these pants. He plays a lot of golf and is outside a lot. He wants to wear long pants to keep the sun off of his legs and these pants fit the bill. They are light weight and comfortable and the fit is perfect.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool for work I bought these last year for work and they are cool. I live in Florida and I have to walk outside a lot. I like these pants because they cooler than jeans. I recommend them to anyone needing a cooler pair of pants.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hot weather pant On the market They were well, and they dry quickly !
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need Another Pair I've been doing a lot more hiking and needed more hiking pants. These turned out to be a great replacement for jeans. I now wear them to work and like the comfort and durability of the material. If I had to complain about anything, the zipper fly is much shorter than most pants I've worn. Not sure why, but I would prefer the zipper to be an inch or two longer. I really need another 2 or 3 pair!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husbands Pants a hit and a fit. My husband is hard to buy clothes for but he loves his new pants. The fabric and weight are perfect. They fit him great and accommodate his long legs. Wish we had another pair in gray.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Very comfortable pants, lots of pockets that are helpful when travelling. Already bought another pair
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Nice, but could be roomier in the crotch area.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good value for the sale price overall the pants are okay. The fit runs small and some of the stitching could be a little cleaner and tighter quality, however for sale price of 30 bucks they're a good deal
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Twisted Cliff slacks Purchased these slacks to play golf in during spring and fall Cooler weather. I like the lighter weight material and breathabilit of the slacks. Should be good for casual wear as well.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable fishing pants Bought these for summer fishing. Very comfortable to wear and easy to move in. Lightweight and breathable. Only complaint is the mesh pockets. Just a personal preference. Dont seem to last as long but i also probably carry too much in them.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought - Returned - Bought Again I followed the advice that many reviewers gave regarding the pants fitting snug and to size up. I did that and had to return them because they were too big. So I bought the right size the second time. I like the fabric and the length. I normally wear a 34x32 and first bought 36x32. The 34x32 was the correct size. I am 6', 170 lbs, flat stomach and, unfortunately, a semi-flat rear-end. (Father time has not been my friend)
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The good and the bad The pants fit well but I a was disappointed in the quality of stitching and the in the mesh pockets. I wish mesh pockets were listed as a feature as that might influence my decision to purchase (keys and other small items poke through mesh; its durability is less than non-mesh material pockets). I also wish they came with two zipped leg pockets.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice Excellent quality, true colors
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hubby wants 3 more pairs! Bought these for a Caribbean cruise - hubby loves the fit and function so much he's asked me to buy more for future travels! They fit great and are very flattering.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pant Fly The pant fly on these pants are two inches shorter than most pants. I'm not sure what is considered normal but having to undo the belt and waist to function is unsatisfactory.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made High quality. Fits well
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants, great deal I wanted pants w/ an extra pocket that are dressier than cargo pants and these meet my needs' The fabric is light but wears well. My usual waist size is 30, but I order 32's from Columbia. The option of being able to select length is a plus.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great slacks Great summer weight nylon / cotton fabric. Slacks look good and are easy to pack for traveling. i own two pair.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twisted cuff pants I was going to Europe and needed long pants to go into churches (some churches require and others don't). This was in September when it was very hot. I found the first pair in a department store and they fit well and felt good. They were very light weight and resisted wrinkling so I ordered two more pairs from the Columbia website. Yes, the Khaki is green. I am 5'10" and weigh 150 pounds and the pants were a very good fit. I ended up wearing the pants even on non-church days.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wrinkle Free My husband loves these pants!
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted Comfortable, lightweight yet rugged. Was looking for another style of Columbia Sportswear pants that appear to be no longer available and stumbled on these Twisted Cliff pants. Couldn't be more satisfied. Just ordered another pair.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Can't say enough... They are lightweight, functional, comfortable. Worth the price on a cool morning around camp, on the town or wherever you might need more than shorts.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Flax is Green I ordered a waist size 1 inch larger than I usually wear because other reviews said it runs small. Turns out to be a good fit at the larger size. The color is nothing like the picture. I ordered Flax which I expected to be a khaki-ish tan. It is actually green. I like the green so I'm keeping them, but understand, these are green pants.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-07-04
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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.

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