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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 4.8 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Everyday Short These shorts are perfect for everyday wear, working around the house, out shopping, they are so comfortable! I have 3 pairs now. I really like the length. At first, I thought they would be too long, however, they are contoured very nicely and they don't feel excessively long on my short 5'2" frame. I just started buying Columbia products looking for more durable goods, so these are a great find compared to other brands I have tried. No piling of fabric after several washes. Definitely worth the investment.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts I love how these shorts fit and feel. And the color is exactly what I thought it would look like. These shorts are so comfortable and they stretch and move when you do. I have them in 3 different colors.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts I love these shorts I wish they had more colors. Very comfortable you can dress them up or were them with a tee shirt. Both ways looks great .
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shorts These shorts are my favorites. They are comfortable, have just enough stretch but still retain their shape, and the length is long enough that I can wear them into the Fall.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Wore these on strenuous backpack. Was very hot out that weekend. These shorts were so comfortable and dried out quickly. Love them.
Date published: 2017-09-22
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 Cute shorts that perform I brought these on a 2 week trip to Zion National Park in August and they did great in the heat! They were one of two pairs that I brought and would do laundry in the sink at the hotel at night. They were perfect because they dried quickly both post-laundry and on the trail. My one complaint is that you have to wear pretty thin underwear, others wise you get the line in the back. For sizing purposes, I am 5'11" and about 145lbs. I also purchased the Women's Global Adventure Packable Hat and a Columbia PFG Airgal collared shirt.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from tight on legs these shorts fit well and comfortably on the waist and hips but are very fitted on the legs. i like some room in the legs
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Odd fit I have worn a size 8 for years. I had to return these for a 6 (I know a lot of manufacturers are doing this to flatter people I guess). Columbia must think women are shaped like cylinders. I by no means have an hour glass waist, but the waist and hips on these shorts are the same dimension. The legs and hips fit fine, but if it weren't for the string tie at the waist they would fall down. I don't need to use the zipper and snap at the waist. I just pull them on and off. I like the material. I wish they had a waist dimension that allowed them to stay up without using the string tie. If the fit was better I would recommend them. They are quality made.
Date published: 2017-08-22
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 Shorter than capris but not too short I was afraid these shorts might be too short for my modest legs, but they come down to the tops of my knees on my 5'4" frame and provide adequate coverage. Their stretch and drawstring waist worked well on hikes in Yosemite and the pockets were useful for keeping my iphone 7 in its sturdy case handy but tucked safely away while walking. These are great shorts to suit many different activities!
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cactus Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short is exactly what I was looking for. The lightweight, length, comfort and durability for the hot summer temperatures, but yet the shorts still look dapper (well dressed) for summer clothing.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favorite! I'd been looking for a longer short to take on an upcoming trip to Africa - one that would cover me, but still look nice and be cool. Also, my weight fluctuates, so i wanted something that would be forgiving. These shorts are perfect! They retain their shape, yet still stretch and give on my "fatter" days. They take no space in my suitcase too! They wash very well and i am really impressed with the quality.
Date published: 2017-08-09
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 Super functional These long shorts are light weight and comfortable. They move great with all activities. They are nice enough to wear for my job in home care and then transition nicely to after work activities.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy shorts These shorts are very comfortable. They are lightweight and fit right to your knees. I love the material. I have purchased three pair of these and have worn them all summer. I recommend these shorts. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! I can't say enough about these shorts. They are the best. Modest. Functional. light weight. Perfect
Date published: 2017-08-01
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 Great Shorts I love these shorts. I have most of the colors. They are great for golf and walking. Very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At the moment my favorite one. My favorite shorts as soon as I got them. Good for those who lives in hot environment. We have been on the short vacation and I wore them all the time. The material lightweight, breathable, and stretchable you almost don't feel them. I hiked in them, rode the bike (just recreational rides), did long walks, and I felt comfortable in them. Good buy.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the most comfortable shorts ever! I have been wearing these for years now. They come just to the top of my knees, so still appropriate for my 60-year-old legs. Living in Texas, I pretty much live in them about half the year. They follow every move seamlessly, never requiring pulling up, yanking down, etc. The waist drawstring makes them perfectly adjustable. As close to wearing nothing as possible. I still have my oldest pairs that are used for yard work and dog bathing. I buy several new pair every year just in case Columbia ever discontinues them, I want to make sure I have a lifetime supply. I am 5' 8, 125 lbs and wear size 6 that still gives me plenty of room for active work.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go To Shorts Love, love, love these shorts. I have several colors and they are my go to shorts.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect kayaking short Love the fit and the water repellent feature. So comfortable and flattering.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Short Very comfortable and nice longer length
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOMEN'S ANYTIME OUTDOOR™ LONG SHORT Love these shorts. I'm in my 50's and these longer shorts are the right length. The material is very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Hiking These shorts are perfect for hiking! They have just the right amount of give to make it easy to move. The Pond color goes with a surprising number of colored shirts. I like them so much I ordered another pair.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I love the shorts on warm days. They are sturdy enough for hiking. I have them in several colors!
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ultra comfortable shorts fit is great and slimming too. the fabric has a lot of stretch so functional for anything. The drawstring makes it fit perfectly. Bought another pair soon after the first.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Shorts These shorts are so comfortable, flattering and durable.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts These shorts are fantastic. They are more modest for my senior age and love them here in southern AZ during the summer and the rest of the year too. I was disappointed that my size was sold out in other colors. Will keep looking to buy more in the future.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable These are great, breathable and comfortable. Not restricting at all. The Material is extremely thin.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite! Us 3 pair too many? Love these shorts! I bought one pair, then 2, then 3! I love this fabric and have two other pairs that are a shorter length. This length is my favorite. Have two more pair in khaki. Don't wear my other shorts any more. Should home them to charity!
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These shorts are the most comfortable shorts I have ever worn. I have two pair of these shorts and I love them. They are my favorite shorts to wear because the length is perfect and the fit it so comfortable. I would own a pair in every color, but I must wear a popular size.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable These shorts are so comfortable and lightweight. Great for the beach, hikes, and bike riding. My favorite pair of shorts. I purchased 4 more in different colors
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy for Workouts These shorts are the perfect length for me since I am in my late 60's and I do not want to wear short shorts in the gym.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel These pants are extremely comfortable and versatile. Wore to fine restaurant, played golf and wore around house before washing. Dries fast little to NO ironing. Great for trips! Great length !
Date published: 2017-07-02
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 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 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 Staple for summer casual wardrobe I've had these in black for years and was so happy to see them in different colors this year. Perfect for traveling. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable The material is soft and comfortable. I will buy one more for my mom.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Favorite shorts but material is terrible I love everything about these shorts except the quality of the material. The length, fit, front pockets, lightweight material is awesome. I've had them for about 2 months and they have pilled a lot and look terrible ..... Which makes me very sad as these are one of the most comfortable shorts I've ever owned. I'm curious to see if anyone else has had this problem or did I just get a bad batch.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable Stretchy Hiking shorts These shorts are very flattering and comfy. They run true to size (since they are stretchy they are meant to fit snug) and they would feel super big if they didn't fit tight...so just order the size you measure out for on the size chart. They are nice and lightweight and do a great job at repelling water. They do however attract stickers very easily and came with a small snag in the material (so hopefully the material holds up). The front pockets are ok but not so deep and the back pocket is big but a large phone is very unattractive in it especially since it turns sideways while hiking....But overall these are the most comfortable hiking shorts that I have ever owned and I love that Columbia makes them in a longer length! I love the neutral color as well! I'm an avid hiker and very active and these fit my lifestyle perfectly while flattering my curves and legs!
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great longer shorts If you are looking for a longer, comfortable, fitted but not tight shorts, these will fit the bill. I have big muscular thighs and these fit great. Kept me cool in humid summer in Central America. Washes easily and dries fast. I did go up a size. Normally a size 6 or 8 but these are 10.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome fit I bought the grey and the blue/purple (interesting color). The short is longer than I thought but will be worn a lot due to the versatility of the style and comfort.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shorts for me I cannot say enough good about these shorts. I absolutely love the feel, the fit, and the material. Extremely comfortable and fashionable. So easy to just throw on and go. I sure wish they had more colors available (red, navy blue, pastels) I own every color they offer and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Thank you for making such a superb product.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever! I purchased a pair of these shorts in black and was so happy with the quality, fit and comfort that I purchased 3 more pairs. I have recommended them to many friends and hope that Columbia will keep them in their clothing offerings.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shorts ever! I got 3 pairs of these shorts for a trip to Hawaii with my family! They did not disappoint! So comfortable and light weight. Water repels and they have a nice stretch to them, yet do not stretch out. I wore them on the airplane both ways to Kauai from Tennessee (LONG day of flying) and they felt great! I love the length as well. I am a 50 something woman and don't love my thighs, so I got the 13 inch length. They hit me right above the knee. Don't hesitate to buy these shorts!! You'll be glad you did!
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new fav go to shorts! I just discovered these at a store that only had 1 size 14 and they felt so good when i tried them on that i bought them. Got home and immediately searched for a size 12 and found them on the Columbia site. They just arrived and I'm so happy with the way they fit and feel!!! i wish i could have ordered more but they are all out of stock. I will be ordering more of these for our canoeing and camping trips...they hold up well and dry really fast!
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever! I bought two pair of the Outdoor Long Shorts in 2015. I loved them and just bought two more. They are great for travel and action wear. In fact, these are my "Go-To" shorts now! If you are traveling, just wash them at night, hang them up to dry, and they are ready to go the next day. Very flattering and fits well because of the draw-string waist. Perfect length too!
Date published: 2016-07-22
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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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

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2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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