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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short - Plus Size


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Style# 1467072
Uses Trail


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
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1467072

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

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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short - Plus Size is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product has great features These shorts are the best! They are so comfy lightweight & just hang dry so quickly! The colour is not navy but a bit lighter blue then a navy with a purply tone to it. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best! I love these so much I got them for my mom. Her first Columbia pant/short of any kind. She is in love with them now. She took them to Arizona and loved how breathable they were and how water rolled off. She is looking at getting more.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Go to Summer Wear! I recently purchased two pair of these and I’m back for more colors. I find them to be lightweight, quick drying, comfortable and perfect for hikes on hot humid days, after-swim activities at the beach, and for kayaking. Thanks to the drawstring at the waist, they don’t loosen or slide down with activity. Because I am pear-shaped I size up one for freedom of movement. My only wish is that at least one of the pockets was zippered or otherwise secure for little necessities, and that they included a loop or ring on which I could carabiner my keys.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfy ! These capri's are comfy and soft. Got them to wear on Mexican Cruise, will be great !!! High Quality.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from any-body- --- Anytime Outdoor is a winner These are the best shorts Ever. For any body shape. The fabric used to make the Anytime Outdoor bottoms (capris, shorts, pants) is incredible. If you don't have these yet, you're going to freak out when you get them. They are flexible and fitting and breathable and Incredible. I cannot tell you how much I love this fabric. I've worn out several pairs of pants---after years and years of use and I keep buying the same ones because they are absolutely the best short, capri and pant on the market. I wear the pants as part of a uniform. These shorts are the best shorts I've ever owned. Super lightweight material and it washes easily and spills come right out. Most of the time, I hang to dry because they will dry overnight and they dry without getting wrinkled. I highly recommend all of the Anytime Outdoor bottoms. These will be your favorite pants forever!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect short Love, Love , Love these shorts. I was looking for shorts that would come down to the knee. These are perfect. They are so comfortable and easy to move in that you would think you were wearing sweats, but they look nice enough to wear for most any occasion. The material is light so even on hot days you will still feel cool. I will definitely be buying more.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Comfortable These shorts are the perfect length. When I put them on I was so surprised at how comfortable they were. I read the reviews before purchasing these and I have to say I was not disappointed. I am going to wear them over by bathing suit for extended coverage.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I love these shorts. Got them for day outings and they are great. Comftorable, durable, they look good and they are not to bulky. And being a slightly bigger woman I love that they are stretchy which makes them even more comfortable. I do own more then one pair of these and that's why I purchased another. LOVE THEM!!
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts I'm a 67 YO woman 5' 1 1/2" tall and 200 pounds. I got size 22 and these shorts are a dream to wear. It is very difficult to find anything, much less sportier clothes that fit and these fit me wonderfully. I live in AZ and love travel. The Omni-Shield fabric's is lightweight, never wrinkles and is perfect for packing and year round wear.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome pants but they have pilling issues :( I have absolutely loved these pants... Buying them in another colour BUT they do get a to be of pilling all over them. They fit nicely and flatter the legs and dry super fast. They are a great length, to the top of my knee, Great for hiking!
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Anytime Outdoor Long Shorts-Plus Size Super comfortable shorts. Lots of room and has a little stretch to them. They are light and help keep me cool on warm days. I highly recommend these shorts!
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the right length for my body Shorts were an awkward length on me - they hit right below my knee so they were too long to be shorts and too short to be capris. I returned them but the might work for a person with longer legs
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short woman's choice! I am only five feet tall and a senior citizen. Regular capris look ridiculous on me and I do not wear short shorts. These are perfect! Very comfortable and cool. I have at least six pairs now, all colors. If they were to come in red, I would be buying even more! So glad I found them!
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Short - Will order more I love this short! I had these in the long pants and love them. When placing this order I was torn between getting the Capri length or the long short. I'm so glad I got the long short! I've worn the sailing twice now and love them. I know I'll be reaching for them again and again, so I'll be ordering again in another color right away!
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Travel Shorts I purchased these shorts for travel since they are very light weight and don't wrinkle. Love them but they run a little large. I am going to order 1 size down from my normal.
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these capris Just received my order of these capris in grey--they fit perfect. I love them and just ordered another pair in a different color. Perfect for travel. Just wish the Anytime Outdoor Pants would come in short PLUS sizes. When we get bigger around, it doesn't mean we grow taller!!! Need the plus for those pants in SHORT/30".
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOMEN'S ANYTIME OUTDOOR™ LONG SHORT - PLUS SIZE These shorts are very comfortable and lightweight. They run true to size. I wear a 22 and the 2x was roomy.The only thing is that i wish the waist was not just a tie one but they stay up just fine.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from shorts are inconsistent sizing The shorts run small. I have a similar pair and they fit great. these shorts are too tight and I tried on a Size 18 and swam in them.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever! I LOVE these shorts! Being plus size, it's very hard to find shorts that fit and also shorts that are long enough to cover my knees. Basically I've had to resort to wearing men's shorts for a very long time. I usually get men's cargo shorts at the army navy surplus but lately I just can't take the heat wearing the heavy fabric and also I definitely look a couple sizes larger when wearing cargo shorts. I love the utilitarian function but wanted to look nicer, more true to size, and have a fabric that was light weight and breathed. These shorts fit all those needs exactly! I bought two and am back on the site to get 2 more in other colors. I love the everblue the most because the color is a little different and more funky. I have a smaller waist to hips ratio and so usually pants are always too big in the waist for me. These actually fit perfectly but the drawstring is great in case you want to have a snugger or looser fit. My only complaint - and this is the case with ALL the Columbia women's shorts and pants - is that I'm really worried about stuff falling out of my side pockets. They really need to put a little velcro closure on the side pockets like they do on the back pocket. I'll probably take them to a tailor and have it added. I find myself constantly checking if my wallet and phone are still there and that's not a good feeling. My lip balm easily falls out of the pocket when I sit down. They also just need to put in deeper pockets in general. These are more generous than some of the capri's I've bought but it still would help with keeping items rooted at the bottom of the pockets. But on a positive note, Columbia thanks again for making great plus size clothing. I'm a happy new customer as of this year and I will be a repeat customer. Big girls like to dress well and be active too. I'm glad Columbia realizes that.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordered a size larger From looking at others reviews, I ordered a size larger than normal and they fit just a little loose which is ok. Would rather have them looser than tighter. They are longer than I normally wear but hope they will not ride up when walking. I'm looking forward to wearing them and ordered a second pair.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Travel shorts After reading reviews that the fit was small, I ordered the next size up. The waist, with the draw string, still felt large so I had a tailor add elastic to the back. Now they fit perfectly. I bought them for a one month trip to NZ so have not actually worn them yet. I pack light so need Plus sized shorts that are long for the mature adult. They appear to be well made. I love the length, they will dry quickly after hand washing
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lint city! But still love them!! I got these shorts and the capris to wear for work (spa). I love how breathable and soft the fabric is, and how fast it dries. After the first wash there was lint balls all over them and with every wash since. I now air dry them to prevent the lint balls, and so they may last a little longer. The main solution has been the Singer lint remover I got from Walmart for $10!Despite the extra care, I will definitely buy more!
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THESE SHORTS, SO COMFORTABLE!!! These shorts are great with the draw string for custom fit. I have a larger waist and these are wonderful. Also the stretch is great. It does not get baggy at all after wearing all day. The stretch recovers perfectly. Please make the water shorts with this stretch material also. I will use them as my bathing suit bottom with a tankini top. That little bit of stretch makes ALL the difference. THANK YOU COLUMBIA FOR THINKING OF THE PLUS LADIES TOO!!
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely comfortable As a plus sized woman, it's hard to find hiking clothes. These shorts are lightweight and incredibly comfortable. I am around a size 20W (bordering on a 22W since having a baby) and I ordered these in a 22W. They fit wonderfully, if slightly big. I actually wound up ordering another pair, knowing that this summer is going to be a hot one and I will want to wear shorts.
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!!!! Love love love them!!!! Wonderful fit! Order in another color immediately!
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Plus Size These shorts are perfect for me (I am a size 18-20W). They are long enough to cover yet very flattering. And - they are great outside in high humidity walking in Florida... I have even worn these in the surf! Thanks Columbia for making great sportswear for plus sizes! Very much appreciated.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and long. I am 5'9 with long legs and thick in the middle. I ordered my size which is 18W and they fit perfectly.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Shorts, Fit ok Order up a size, they run small. The fit is not that great, they did not adjust the pattern for plus size women. I ordered several of these shorts for a upcoming trip, I returned all but one pair. In dark blue the bagginess of the front is not that noticeable, but in tan I looked like a bag lady.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable I'm so happy I ordered these pants. I big thighs and was worried about how they would fit. I love them! I ordered the same size I wear in all pants and they are perfect!
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Very excited to have these shorts added to my wardrobe. These shorts will be perfect to wear in AZ weather - very comfortable and lightweight.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good choice! It's perfect il i'm very happy!
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase I'M 5'6" and the length was perfect. I love the light weight and will be perfect for traveling. Going to Hawaii soon and they will be perfect.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Love! I am so happy with these shorts. The length falls just below my knee. The fit, fabric and stretch is wonderful. I am excited for warmer weather so I can wear them. I do wish they had a cargo pocket or zipper pocket on the leg. I also wish they came in more colors like major, grill or even a nice purple. Thank you columbia. Please continue to keep us plus size, active ladies in mind.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Columbia Favorite! When I saw that the Anytime Outdoor line came out with shorts, I may have heard angels sing ;) Actually I was so happy, I ordered two pairs right out of the gate! I fell in love with the Anytime Outdoor Boot Cut pants a couple of years ago and I own four pairs of them....so you can understand why I was so happy when the long shorts came out. They are exactly like the pants, but shorter. Funny how that works, huh? I love the longer shorts inseam...and the material, well, that's my all time favorite material of any Columbia product I own...which if I must say, is ALOT of products. I've only had them for a month and I've already worn them twice (yes, in most of CA, we can wear shorts in Feb/Mar). So comfortable, lightweight, cool and they have stretch which makes moving around so much easier. They don't wrinkle much so they will be fantastic for travel and I can't wait for summer to wear them. The ONE negative-ish comment I have is we need MORE COLORS...and LOTS of them! Thank you, Ma Boyle & the Columbia Team, for taking care of the "normal" sized women :)
Date published: 2014-03-24
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Women's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Women's Performance Top Fit Guide
Women's Performance Bottom Fit Guide
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Women's Active Top Fit Guide
Women's Active Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Women's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Women's Relaxed Top Fit Guide
Women's Relaxed Top Fit Guide

Women's Body Measurement (Inches)

Women’s Plus Sizing

  Size Bust Waist Hips Short Inseam Regular Inseam Long Inseam
1X 16W–18W 43–45 36–38 45–47 29.5 32 34.5
2X 20W–22W 47–49 40–42 49–51
3X 24W–26W 51–53 44–46 53–55

How to Measure

Women's Size Chart
  • 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.

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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