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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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Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 164.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for hiking. The little bit of stretch makes these shorts so comfy.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Love the length of the shorts, the fabric is easy care. Great packing!
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very nice I had been looking for active wear for the HOT events we attend in the summer months. Love the length of these shorts...so hard to find in this length! These sit much more comfortable compared to the knee pants. They do fit slim to the body, expect them to hug and snug.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect summer shorts I love these because they are so comfortable w/ stretch that keeps its shape + cool fabric for hot summers. I like the length for times when I want to cover more of my legs. Some of the Columbia pants & shorts have a smaller waist, but I like the fit in these for those of us w/ more of a straight waist to hip line. I am 5'3" - weight ~ 118 lbs.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts These are very comfortable, easy care, and stylish. Material is light weight - good for travel and hot weather. Will order another pair.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer shorts! It’s hard to find shorts that fit and are comfortable. I love these shorts and actually have 3 pairs! They are extremely comfortable, keep you cool and look great. I highly recommend them. They are my go to summer shorts.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants I have purchased several of these type of pants and my wife love the Capri's and always looks forward to adding to her collection. Great for outdoor use.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite go to These have been my favorite to wear since they came out. You can dress them up or down. The fabric is outstanding and I always get compliments when I wear them. They are a great length that makes them appropriate for many settings.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very stylish and comfortable! I have these shorts in two colors! They’re my favorites! Comfortable, flattering and long for my long legs! Runs true to size
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anytime Pants, Capri, and Shorts! I absolutely love the Columbia Anytime Pants. I started wearing them a few years ago for hiking and other outings! Nowadays I wear them almost everyday and including to work in the Emergency Department, where the water repellent and flexible material can come in handy. Recently tried the shorts, fell in love. I had 3 more pair overnighted to have them in time for vacation to the Cascades!
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, best ever! I have several of these shorts, they are my go to for hiking, boating, out and about, you name it! I have some in size 12 but also have size 10 which fit a bit more snug at the waist so they don’t need to be tied so much. The stretch material is giving but doesn’t “bag”. It is quick drying. The first shorts I bought several years ago look nearly as good as the new ones!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort and great look I love these shorts! Had to get more. Comfortable, great walking and traveling short. I like the fit, not too loose but not too tight so they look nice. The first pair has lasted me a long time.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Shorts I just love your long shorts they are so comfortable. They are very easy to take care of, just wash on delicate cycle with no softener and tumble dry with a light heat. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Outdoor shorts I love these, size 12 fits perfect. Went camping this past weekend, they were so comfortable and cool. Have cypress colour, would like black also. Have already recommended them to a friend. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product These long shorts are by far the best I have ever had! They are so comfortable and cool! Love them so much I am ordering another pair.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens CAPRI Although I don’t wear these, I purchase them for my wife who just loves them! She has had me order these and other shorts and Capris from Columbia for her, we both continue to return to Columbia for most of our shirts, pants, shorts, jackets for the quality, price and extremely quality service they provide!!
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love I love these long shorts and I took a suggestion from another reviewer and went up a size and Im glad I did.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! Super comfortable!! Am so happy with them.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have 3 pair I wear them to restaurants, out and about. They are my go to short for exercise like hiking or biking. I am a bit taller than average and they hit above the knee quite comfortably. No binding. My oldest pair is over two summers old and still look good
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit-- I don't like to wear shorts because of my age. I actively hike and spend time outdoors so the length of the shorts are perfect; to the top of my knees. Very comfortable, durable, don't wrinkle, wash and dry easily.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and fit perfectly I am in love with these shorts, they are comfortable, fit well and functional for walking all day, wore them on the boat and dry so fast. They wash and wear awesome.
Date published: 2018-05-24
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
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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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