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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Ankle Pant


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Style# 1579171
Uses Trail


The Anytime Outdoor mid-rise ankle pant features advanced repellency amd UPF 50 protection from the sun. It’s drawstring adjustable waist and comfort-stretch fabric make it the perfect, active pant for anytime outdoor activities.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • 2-way comfort stretch
  • Active Fit
  • Mid rise
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1579171

  • Shell: Omni-Shield™ Summiteer Lite 96% nylon / 4% elastane
Water and Stain Repellent

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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Ankle Pant is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the pants This pair of pants fits so well and the material is so soft. I have always find it hard to find pants that fits well in all areas but this pair hugs my body like a 2nd skin. Initially I worry that it would be too tight around the calf area as I have not been successful in finding a pair of tight looking pants with comfort. The pants is a little bit tight but still comfortable. The next size would be too big. I have been wearing this pants for going to gym and just to go out for the day. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anytime outdoor is an awesome line Just purchased my second pair of these pants. I am tall so they are definitely more of a Capri on me but not really an awkward length which is good. I also have 2 pairs of the shorts. Very comfortable for work. Able to dress up or down. And flattering. Just wish they came in tall sizes!! I should also note that in the shorts I wear a 6 but the pants an 8. It would be nice to have some consistency (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! What a surprise! I wasn't sure about a skinny pair of pants as I'm not any kind of skinny! But they fir very well, though a bit large. I figured I could add a layer when it gets colder so I'm keeping them. They look like cool pants you'd wear to a party but you can do yoga or hiking or whatever in them. Fantastic find, great for traveling light when you'll be doing various things. Super versatile! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO SOFT!! Purchased these pants for camping and didn't want to take them off! They were so incredibly soft and comfortable, not too tight a fit. I'd buy them in all colours! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product I bought the full length version of these for a trip to SE Asia years ago and love them. I bought these for an upcoming return trip and there are nearly as good - but not quite as good for me. I have 'sturdy' calves and I do find them a bit tight on the calves. Otherwise great. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite pant This is my new favorite pant for basically everything: I can wear the black pants to work, or for hiking while camping. Very comfortable, flattering fit. Wish it came in more colours! (I have 2 black, 1 blue, 1 red, and the long short in grey and khaki, and the shorter shorts in grey and the capris in dark grey). Yup. My favorite fit in Columbia pants! Only downside is that the material does pill, but has a good amount of stretch, is UV protection and I find that the mosquitoes have some trouble biting through it (not enough though). For reference I ordered size 4, and have a 28" waist and 38" hips and find that the pants stretch out a bit. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute pants, great-ish fit I normally wear an xs, size 0-2-4 - so had a very hard time trying to decide which size to purchase. Based on reviews, I went with the 2 and crossed my fingers that they would fit. For reference, I am 5ft tall, 108lbs. Out of the package, the calves were snug and the waist was too big - otherwise a decent fit because...the material did stretch enough to accomodate my calves, the waist tie helped narrow the waist. Ankle pant is perfect for a shorty like me. I normally wear jeans or dark coloured pants - so "sunset red" is a bit of a leap for me (justified with sale pricing), but I do enjoy the colour for spring/summer and it does go well with all the black, white, grey and navy shirts in my wardrobe. Depending on the top, totally appropriate for most environments, from camping to business casual - love the versatility! But, seems to wrinkle quite easily - and when my hubs doesn't fold it neatly out of the dryer, it needs a quick iron. Despite an okay fit, material that stretches out a bit, and the potential for requiring ironing - I would recommend these pants for the sale price I purchased them for. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I own 3 These pants are great. They are so comfortable that I use them as lounge pants. At the same time, they are presentable enough to run errands in or even go to a casual dinner in, and tough enough to hike in. I will certainly repurchase if/when my current selection wear out. I took a size 6, and I am a hip heavy 5'2, 130 lbs. I usually take size 2-4, so you may want to order up a size. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love these - starting a collection! I absolutely love everything about the Anytime pant (and have about 6 pairs now) despite the fact that I do find they are prone to piling, even when following wash instructions. That being said, I still continue to buy these for their comfort and fit. I wear them to work, out running errands, on the trail, camping... Have the full length ones, capris, ankles, and shorts. Recommended for travel also! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ankle pants They are so comfortable, I wear them every chance I get. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy I ordered these pants last year and I just ordered a second pair because I love the fit and feel of them. Very comfy and versatile. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them Just received my order. Happy with the fit and style. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fit Nice pants.. fits well and is comfortable. Got it on sale so great price too :) For reference I'm 5'2" and usually a size 10. True to size. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pant! If you looking for a go-to pair of pants, look no further. These are so light weight yet keeps you cozy from everything to bike riding in the fog to dress it up and wear them to work. Great for commuters that have to take public transit during raining season. Love them!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERSATILE Pants These are the most versatile pants ever! I wear them for my sports activities, to the office and they're great for for those long haul flights. I'm ordering another pair.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for hiking and jogging I bought these to do some hiking but found that they work really well for running or jogging as well. They fit close to the body and the pockets are fantastic to store keys, ID etc. I did two 6 - 8 mile hikes back to back and they held up extremely well. I will be buying another pair for a Christmas present. They do tend to run a little smaller. I usually wear a size 6 but after reading other reviews I bought an 8 and it fit perfectly with a little room.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE GREATEST PANTS TO EVER EXIST Buy these pants. I have never been happier with a purchase in my life, nor have I ever owned more comfortable and versatile pants. I wear them hiking everyday in insane heat for my field job, I can wear them to work in an office environment, I can wear them for yoga, I can wear them to sleep in. They are the most amazing pants in the world. If you're tall these ones won't work for you, but the bootcut ones will (which I also own and love but I prefer the cut of these ones) but these ones would make great capris for someone tall. Overall, YES YES YES Columbia you rock for making these pants!
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from happy! These pants, as are all your pants, shorts, capris are just wonderful. They are light, and wash and wear well. I feel that this model can be dressed up also if you need to. Good product.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite pants! I love these pants. I have several pair in the bootcut as well, and I LOVE the ankle version! I wear them all of the time (work and play). They are versatile and cool and comfortable. Every time I travel, I have them with me.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE these pants Bought two pairs, one for myself, one for my daughter. I was hoping my daughter wouldn't like them because the moment I put them on I knew they would be my go to pants. But, alas, she loves them too! I can see using them for lounging around the house, camping, or just running around town. I need to get another pair! The are so comfortable and flattering. I'm 5'10, 125 lbs. and ordered a size 6 based on reviews that they run a bit small, they fit perfect. I like that they are a little shorter.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfy! I re-purchased Perfect for traveling. It is light-weight and very comfortable. the material is perfect can repel light rain.
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love these pants! These are my go-to pants for lightweight sun protection. I am very fair and need to cover up as much as possible. The fabric is amazing and does not make me hot. They are extremely comfortable and fit well. I love the new skinny ankle design! Not only are they excellent for outdoor activities such as hiking and canoeing, they are also good-looking enough to wear out casually for shopping, restaurants, etc. I am going to purchase a few more - just wish they came in more colors.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Got me through Yosemite! These were delivered to my house hours before I left for the airport to go to Yosemite and after debating whether or not to bring them, I decided to bring them and I'm really glad I did! These have such a great fit. So comfortable and flexible! I'm 5ft so I sometimes have trouble finding good pants for active wear that aren't too tight and aren't too baggy and these are the perfect fit! The stood the test to dirt, rain, snow and still looked great (and didn't smell either after 1 week of backpacking through the Sierras!) Would recommend to everyone! Only thing I'd say are the negatives is that the fabric is slowly starting to develop piling (those little fuzzy balls that form on fabric after washing and overuse) I did however really put them to use out in Yosmeite so it makes sense and the piling isn't severe to the point that it bothers me.
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfy pants I use these pants for field work. They have good stretch and are so comfortable. I'm 5'3 and they are the perfect length on me.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super comfortable Bought these pants for travel but find myself wearing them all the time. They look more put-together than wearing yoga pants but feel just as comfortable. Only downside is the fabric is starting to pill a bit.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great comfortable pant! I love these pants so much, I had to purchase multiple colors! They are as comfortable as yoga pants but are casual office appropriate, I get compliments every time I wear them. The fit is slim to the body but the material stretches out quite a bit after being worn, so I had to order a size down.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pants ever! These are my favorite pants in the whole world. I have them in black, blue, pink, and muddy green. I would buy then in every color if possible. They are so flattering and comfortable.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite pants! These are my favorite non-denim pants. Super useful and comfortable. These are my go-to for hiking and camping because they repel moisture and dry very quickly. But I was surprised to find that I get a lot of wear from these in other situations too. I can pair with a nicer top and nice shoes to go out and run errands or go to the office. Great for travel too because they are lightweight and don't take up a lot of space. If the Columbia logo was more hidden, the waist tie on the inside, and the pockets had different interior, I think they'd work in even more casual/business settings. Regarding sizing: By the size chart, I should be a size 4. I am 5'5" 120 pounds, ruler type shape, usually wear size small in clothing. But I found the small was uncomfortably snug in the waist. I sized up to 6, and they're perfect. They do stretch out a bit after a lot of repeat wear, but not bad (and thankfully there's a tie waist). They hit right at my ankle, and the material is stretchy enough that I can pull them up over my calves if I want to wade in the water. I really wish they made more colors. I would love a dark forest green (even darker than the cypress shade in other Columbia pants) and a khaki. Please don't stop making these pants, Columbia! They're a winner.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Pants Love these pants. They are very comfortable, look and fit nice. I'm short and they are the perfect length, which is nearly impossible for me to find. Very lightweight which keeps you cool & dry during the summer and rainy days. Please add more colors!
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for athletic bodies These are great for athletic bodies! I'm 5'3" and 130 lbs. I wore them for the first time today and received multiple compliments. They do run low, so it's good to have a firm tummy to be comfortable wearing them. They feel just as good, if not better, than my yoga pants! I'm not too sure how they will hold up since today was my first day wearing them. However, I liked them so much I am buying a second pair, thus the review.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and fashionable These pants have a great slim tailored fit so they look good all the time - either casual or dressy depending on the top you pair with them. The 27 inseam is the perfect length for me at 5'2." I bought one pair in blue but as soon as I realized how comfortable they were I went back and bought one more in blue and two pairs in black. Hopefully these pants will be as durable as they appear because I'm wearing them every day now. The thin fabric keeps you cool, but the tight weave protects you against cold winds outside.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Pants... EVER I love these pants. They move with my body and they are super light weight. I bought them in the summer to wear as casual pants and quickly they became my go to pants for hiking, biking, and running around town. There is a lot of stretch in the legs so I can do all sorts of adventures and not feel restricted, but the waist stays true to size while wearing. I love the ankle length on these pants also.
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Third Pair I have these pants in three colors because I love them so much! They fit great and are water resistant. I wear them hiking and even in snow with base layers under. I like that they look more like leggings. I am normally a size 0 and these are a 2 so they do run small.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great all day Stretches as you wear them but with the tie belt not a problem
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Order 1 Size Up After reading reviews here and elsewhere, I decided to order one size larger than I ordered in the Anytime Bootcut pants. So glad I did! They are definitely slim fitting (like the photo), but very stretchy (and comfy). The waist may be slightly larger in these but the drawstring is great to cinch the waist a bit. I typically order the short length in Columbia pants, but these do not come in "short". These covered my ankles but weren't too long. These pants are great for travel, so I'm ordering another pair!
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO happy! I was attracted to this immediately because of the shorter inseam and the amazing rich color-Purple dahlia. It pairs nicely with my obsessions of grey apparel. These pants are perfect to showcase my "athleisure" lifestyle at work and home. The pants have a tapered and "skinny jean" effect but the material allows movement; not constricting in any way. It is so comfortable! Dressing for my day is now SO easy. Thanks for making this petite customer happy. More colors please:)
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome multi-purpose pants I saw several reviews saying they fit like skinny jeans - I'd agree with that. They're quite close-fitting, but flexible and comfy. I have the capri and full-length (bootcut, I believe) Anytime Outdoor pants and they're my absolute favorites for hiking and travel. The material is perfect for sink-washing while traveling and they dry quickly. I'll add ballet flats and wear these pants with a longer top to cover the drawstring closure and they're totally business appropriate. I think they'll be my go-to pants during an upcoming trip to South America that will involve both business meetings and a conference, as well as hiking and cycling. Love these!
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite pant I love these pants. Like a previous reviewer wrote, they fit like a skinny jean. They're very comfortable and not constricting. I use them for work, the gym and running errands. I'm 5'2" and the 27" inseam is perfect. They're ideal for traveling because of its light weight. The front pockets are deep enough for my smart phone. I plan on buying a few more pair.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight & Comfortable I love the color (light blue) of these outdoor anywhere pants! As mentioned they run a size smaller. I do light hiking everyday and found these outdoor pants to fit the bill. They are lightweight, very comfortable, breathable to maneuver up and down rocky trails! I like the ankle "cut/style" feel move freedom in movement! I would recommend this product!
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish anytime! **Pants fit like skinny jeans** I have been looking for a pair of outdoor pants that are both functional and stylish (hiking trail and beyond). I'm glad I tried these on at my local Columbia store. I was told that most pants ran large and so I tried on my usual size 6 and a size 4. For reference, I'm 5'2", small on top with a curvy bottom. The size 4 fit more like leggings on my thighs and calves plus the waist was slightly snug. The size 6 fit like my favorite skinny jeans where it's just right at the waist, hips, and legs. The 27 inch inseam is perfect for me. I'm glad that I went with my usual size 6 because I wanted to avoid "wardrobe malfunctions" during various activities. These pants are very versatile especially in black. I can create a sporty outfit with running shoes and stylish one with ballet flats. These pants would be great for travel too. Now I want the cypress green as another perfect neutral.
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants I just got these pants and I absolutely love them. They fit true to size, I think, but they are slim fitting like skinny pants.
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tight Calves The pants fit great at the top but they are very tight around the calf -- even for those of us with normal size calves. Too bad as I like everything else about the pants
Date published: 2015-04-02
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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.

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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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