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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short


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Style# 1467071
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# 1467071

  • 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 4.9 out of 5 by 143.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Material I love the material, so light and perfect for hot summers.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens anytime outdoor long shorts I absolutely love these shorts. They're light weight fabric has stretch and give. I bought 1 size up from my normal size. I love them, this is my second pair. I wish there was a bigger variety of colors to choose from. I have the green and blue.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiking short This short is so super comfortable. I bought them for hiking. They are cool, lightweight, and comfortable. I ordered a size larger than I wear, I am 5’4, 165 lbs.......I am one of those pear shapes, small waist thick thighs, so in the past I have had issues with shorts being too short or being super tight on my legs so it will fit my waist. These capris are the answer, the draw string solved this issues and the shorts fit great. I love them
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outddor shorts8 Lightweight and extremely comfortable. Fabric has some stretch to it and the fit is flattering.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and Comfortable This is the second pair I have ordered. They are a light material, dry quickly and do not wrinkle, so are good for travelling. Stains come out with ease. My only complaint is I wish they came in wider range of colours and I would purchase more. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever! I love these shorts and now have them in 4 colors! They are lightweight, just long enough for me, and very comfortable.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! This style of short and the fabric is perfect for golfing and any activity requiring ease of movement. They are cool, stylish and the length is perfect, just below my knee. I am a size 10 or 12, and I ordered the 12 and have a little room. The tie at the waist makes them adjustable and not binding.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs a little more waist support These shorts are great and very comfortable. I like the snap button closure. I just wish it had a bit more sturdy elastic like some other Columbia pants I have. Then it wouldn’t need the string tie in the front. Other than that, Lots of pocks and great for all occasions!
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ladies long short I tried a pair last summer and i lived in them! Camping baseball etc! Most comfortable, soft, , durable shorts i have ever purchased. I bought 3 more pairs this month so i am ready for summer! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't leave home without them I have taken these long shorts on two trips and they are fantastic. They're light and comfortable and they drip dry overnight. No need for ironing! I also wear them when I'm doing errands and want something a bit more dignified than regular shorts. I've included a picture of me in Belem, Brazil where I traveled for work. In a spot of sightseeing, I met a group of school girls who wanted a picture with the American 'tourist.'
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anytime Shorts You Want To Wear Everyday Overall: Absolutely love these shorts. Would get them in many colors if available. At 5'2" height the shorts fall just below knee standing, and just above knee sitting. Side vents are same height as hem and so corners of side vents don't poke or flip out. Waist hits right at belly button, back rise gives full coverage over generous curves even when sitting. Easy stretch of material has great recovery, and allows great comfort whether fast-stepping, lunging, squatting, sitting, and even in yoga poses. Fabric is breathable and cool; not too sheer, yet light; not revealing of inner garment. They are amphibious, and can go from beach to lunch (just brush off dried sea salt. They look great with a swim top or a casual top. Love the mesh pockets, and side seaming gives a slimming effect. Only two 'cons' for me: would have loved slightly deeper side pockets (with fingers extended, pocket only covers just above finger bridge),, back pocket covers hand to wrist but Velcro closure can't hold the pocket closed.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these long shorts! I just bought my 3rd pair of these "Long Shorts". Needless to say, I love them! I am just under 5' tall so capris are generally longer than I like, but these long shorts hit me at the bottom of the knee, but long enough to cover my "old-age" thighs. They are sleek looking and fit perfectly. And because I live in south Florida, I love the light weight. Lastly, they wash & wear, time after time. They are definitely my go-to's for traveling, hiking, or any occasion.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them! I can’t get enough of them. I have 5” and 13” inseams, capri length and full length pants. I have a few shorts that I’ve had shorten to 7-9” because I’m short and want something longer than 5” (no back pocket) and 13” which just covers my knees. The waist is a little bit tight, but I’m straight. Once I pull them on while snapped and tied, the waist then fits.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the fabric & fit. Very impressed with the product. Could wear it anywhere in San Diego anytime.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SHORTS EVER!!!!! I needed some very modest shorts for an upcoming trip and gave these a try. Then, I ordered them in every possible color! They are SO comfortable, they look nice for casual wear or can be dressed up! They wash like a dream and always look nice. If they wrinkle in my drawer, the wrinkles quickly fall out once i put them on. They pack down very small and take up very little room in my suitcase! Love these!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy shorts I love these shorts! They are lightweight, breathable, cool and very comfortable. I wish they came in more colors, I'd have a whole wardrobe!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from so comfortable I am very happy with the purchase as the shorts fits so nicely, material feels so soft, and the color is very appealing as I do not want a beige color or black color shorts. This is the perfect color. It stays cool on a hot summer day. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable - Adjustable fit Perfect black shorts for summer. Lightweight and quick drying. I like this length better than the capris which I bought in the blue color. I only gave the capris 4 stars because the fabric is very wrinkly. The wrinkles release better on these because they are shorter. I am more apple than pear and these fit perfectly.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality shorts Love these shorts, I have several pairs and they hold up nicely and are comfortable.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, durable, Active & Stylish I love these shorts and bought a second pair. They work equally well for a summer night out on the town as they do for a hike along the trails. They're light, durable, comfortable for activity, and stylish. And, they fit true to size.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from women's anytime outdoor long short Sooo comfortable. I also have the capris and both are great for activities. They are lightweight, stretch nicely and feel good next to the skin. Once you try them, you will want several pair!
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Fit is great, lightweight, very comfortable. Would be nice if they came in other colours! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts These are my absolute favourite go to shorts, love the length and soft fabric. Will definitely buy more. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shorts I am very impressed with these Shorts. I have owned them for a couple of years now and they still look and fit as though I bought them last week. Additionally, I recently wore these shorts Down Hill Mountain biking and although I crashed, ripped my non-columbia branded shirt, these shorts which took the largest impact did not tear and after after washing, look good as new! Could not believe the beating I have put these through just to see them ready for our next adventure! 10/10 would recommend. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect balance of form, fit & comfort These long shorts are the perfect material for outdoor activities-they are moisture-wicking and lightweight. They have a great fit! They are form fitting while yet loose enough to be flattering for a casual dinner setting with the right strappy sandals. I love them. <3
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I love these shorts! I bought two and then bought a few more in different colors because I love them so much. I was looking for longer shorts which are hard to find. These are the perfect length and super comfortable and stylish. They run slightly big, but not big enough for me to drop down a size. They are durable and dry quickly. They are also cool which is perfect for summer. I wear them everyday but they will be great for traveling too!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts These shorts are so nice! Comfortable. Great fitting. Excellent quality! Very flattering! Excellent fit! I only wish I would have bought more then one pair!
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy No ironing and very comfortable. These pants can be worn most any where because of length. I have bought 6 pairs for myself and 10 pairs for friends. They are true to size but do stretch after wear. So if undecided on size I would go smaller.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever!! I live in these shorts all summer! Super comfy and cool
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shorts very comfortable shorts wash and dry fast
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the fit The fit of these shorts are excellent. I love the length and the style. They are very versatile and comfortable.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Practical and good looking These shorts are good looking and super comfortable all at the same time. They fit in whether I'm going hiking or to my favourite restaurant. They will be wonderful for travel as they will take little space in the luggage. They dry quickly so I will be able to wash and re-wear them. I love anything that helps me keep my luggage lighter. I look forward to new colours next year. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are the best "long" shorts! The fabric dries quickly, keeps its shape and color, and is cool and light. The length is perfect for travel, hiking, and is appropriate in any situation. These are my "go to" shorts in summer, so I just ordered my third pair!
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable! These fit so well and are so comfortable! They are great for outdoor and everyday use. They are so light which is great for hot weather. I absolutely love these shorts and have ordered a few different colors because I love them so much.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shorts LOVE these shorts...great length....hard to find in dept stores.....very lightweight, dry fast, has some stretch, so they are always comfortable! I have them in all colors
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts The only shorts I own or will wear. The most comfortable shorts. I swear by these! They are light weight, dry super fast and the Omni shield works great! I have turned so many of my friends on to these shorts and they also agree. TRULY THE ONLY SHORTS I WEAR and the only shorts I will continue to wear. Do yourself a favor and feel like you have nothing on and get yourself a pair. I own every color twice!!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! I love the fit of these shorts. I use then for fishing and love them. They are comfortable and lightweight.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts I own Super light-weight, cool and stretchy material, with a very adjustable waistband. Fantastic feel, and not too short like so many other women's shorts in stores.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catdrag Great for hiking and walking in warm weather. Holds up well scrambling over rocks.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! They are super comfortable- I bought 2 more pairs I liked them so much!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shorts! Comfortable, durable, and fashionable! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and looks good, too. I was looking for a comfortable, cool capris length short to wear to the gym. I got that and they look ok for after the gym.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice color I got the blue, I really like the color. I hate when things only come in black or tan.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every day leggings I bought these for my wife, she LOVES these, really badly! I'll have to buy another pair if I don't wanna see them going downhill since she's always washing and wearing them! :-) No but really, they're comfortable. She loves 'em! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all-around pants I've ever had !!! WOMEN'S ANYTIME OUTDOOR™ LONG SHORT The feel, look and the care of these pants are by far a 5 star rating. Another great feature is you can dress them up and them down! I will be buying more in the future !! Columbia Sportswear is the BEST!!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Comfy Active Shorts - TRUE TO SIZE I had previously ordered this in a 1X, and I thought the fit was good until I ordered a size 16. This is a real size 16, and not a Columbia 16 (which always run small). They stretch while holding their form. Your butt looks good in them. They repel water! Dry quickly! Great pair of shorts. I use for MTB (biking) with my padded layer underneath.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts I have owned These are truly the best shorts I have ever owned. They fit very well, have a little give in them, and look great. I get many compliments on them. I have now purchased about every color and also the shorter ones. A must have for summer.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short i fell in love with my first pair of these shorts, had to get 2 more in different colors! Perfect fit, and very light weight. Washes and dries beautifully. Definitely recommend this product!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice fabric Slightly snug, but a comfy waist. Nice length for this older hiker. Could use a cargo pocket.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Columbia long shorts I have quite a few pairs of these long shorts. They are a very flattering, true to size fit. Only problem I have is the fabric, as it ages becomes very piled.
Date published: 2017-05-17
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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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