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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 106.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for when the weather changes These capri pants are great for travel when one doesn't know whether to wear shorts or long pants. They wear well. They seem to wrinkle a bit, but when hung out the wrinkle disappears. The older version seemed to be made of slightly thicker material.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Most Flattering Shorts Ever! I recently purchased these shorts to get me through the hot summer of 2018 and I have been living in them ever since! First, I must mention that the fit is very flattering. The length is elegant, and the waistband is smooth and adjustable. These shorts will make your hips look narrower and your thighs trimmer. Worn with a smart top or even a jacket, you are all set for an evening out! My shorts are a soft sage green, wonderful with white, black, pale blue, or a print top. The fabric is whisper light, but I know that it is a rugged, quick wash and dry material that will last for years. They will be a staple for travel, as they are virtually wrinkle free. I have had many compliments on this product. Absolutely delighted! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel & trekking! These shorts are incredibly comfortable and versatile for a variety of activities... ie. fitness class, golf, running and hiking! The material is very lightweight & cool even in extra hot days! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-07-26
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 Perfect for hiking I got these specifically for a trip to the Badlands. These are perfect for hiking, lightweight, with a touch of stretch. I have been getting a lot of use just wearing them for errands. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these My new fav shorts!! They fit perfectly, they stretch and move with me, I'll be wearing these all summer long!!
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite fishing shorts I love these shorts! They are lightweight, very cool for hot weather, dry fast, and extremely comfortable. They are a loose fit. I have washed them and they wash well, good as new. I bought a size larger because I am curvy and that's what usually fits in Columbia, but found these to be true to size. With the drawstring waist though, the looser fit is actually very comfortable for kayaking, fishing, etc, so I am ok with the size.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful any time shorts Great shorts, allowing all day comfort, and looks great too, either on trail or town, shopping, as they say, "AnyTime" but also Anywhere.
Date published: 2018-05-13
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 4 out of 5 by from Great length, light weight These shorts are great for outdoor activity. They are light weight and the length is great.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Short! Absolutely LOVE these shorts! Perfect length and fabric. These shorts are slim silhouette and look great on!
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great teacher wear Love these shorts, I bought my first pair and wore them the entire time I was pregnant! They were destroyed after my body changing and my shorts having to change with it! I bought a couple more pairs for school (I teach school for a living) they look great and are the most comfortable thing you will ever wear:) rarely do you get comfort and cuteness in one package! Only complaint is I have had at least 1 seam come undone on every pair I have, not a big deal to me, I mended the seam and away I went in my comfortable stylish shorts! I wear these shorts a lot and would say I put them through the ringer but I still don’t want to have to mend them...I think it’s because the shorts are stretchy and the thread is not!
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy I have two pairs of these. They fit well and are extremely comfortable with just a hint of 'give'. I wear them all day when I am volunteering and they look almost as good at the end of the day as at the beginning. Nice choice of colors too.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Anytime Outdoor Long Shorts I am a 60-year young, active female. These shorts are my go to favorites. The fabric is silky smooth and lightweight and these shorts do NOT cling or bunch up. They are perfect as walking shorts, hiking or everyday wear. They extend just to the top of my knee. Love them!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Purpose Short This will be my go-to short this summer for a lot of different things. It's incredibly comfortable and is perfect for hiking--wicks moisture and stretches to accommodate movement. That said, I'll probably still wear this for urban exploring as well; they are versatile as the styling isn't all, "look at me being outdoorsy and stuff." Good buy.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome! I had bought a similar one long ago and I really wanted another pair because I loved them. I finally got to order only, which had never done and it was awesome experience. I was a bit afraid of the size, but fit perfect and those are the most comfy and great shorts ever.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with these shorts! I am happy with these shorts. Great length. The fabric is stretchy, light, cool and comfortable. I am usually a size 4 but wear 6 in Columbia and these are no exception. Fit perfectly! They a quite figure hugging but the fabric doesn't show any underwear lines. For the great price, these are a great deal!
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value for quality product I bought my first pair of Columbia capris 2 years ago...I now own 6 pairs of various lengths and colour. I purchased the last pair for a friend and she loves them. Great product for a great price.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable, love the gray Size 6 fits perfect, quality product!
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just perfect shorts I love the way these shorts feel and look!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful product Light weight, true to size, slightly relaxed, just as I wanted for summer. Enough length
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional comfort I love this line, I have the long shorts and the pants all have worked great for me. I’ve been ordering and wearing these for 2-3 years now. I highly recommend these. They are great for hiking, gardening, a day of errands, you name it! I can’t say enough good things. They do run a little big so if you’re between sizes you might want to go down a size.
Date published: 2018-03-08
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 Perfect! Love these shorts. Very cool and comfortable. Long enough for modesty (and older legs). Great fit with the right amount of stretch. Perfect for kayaking, golf, pickleball, shopping, sightseeing. I have several pairs as well as the longer version. My go to for comfort.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice fit, good length I bought these shorts to take with me on trips overseas. They have a nice, clean look to them but are still comfortable and functional.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens outdoor anytime long shorts These shorts are very comforatable. I love wearing them when out running errands or around the house!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit great I bought these to take on my trip to Africa later this year. It appears that that will work just fine, hand wash and dry quickly as I have to pack light. The fit is perfect.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great quality breathable shorts. Got them in a big winter sale. Can't wait to try them out in the summer!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best short ever these are the best shorts for traveling. I love that they have a zipper and snap with a draw string. I also like that they are slightly long but not over the knee.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this long shorts Loved these long shorts! They were strechy and perfect for boating and fishing
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Theses shorts are so comfortable. I love the length, color and fabric. The fit is as expected and true to size. I could live in them everyday!
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Just what I was looking for, knee length, stretchy, super comfortable hiking short. Quality fabric and stitching. Happy girl will buy more!
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice short Lightweight, comfortable. Love the length. Thin material, so stays dry in humid temps. Great for traveling.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I love these shorts!! So light and comfortable. Perfect for hiking or wearing out!!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Love everything about these shorts.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good fit with stretch I like the trim (not tight) fit with comfortable stretch. Hits a little above the knee. Clean lines, wrinkle free. I am 5'7", 129#, size 6.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Warm Climates These shorts are the BEST! They keep me cool and dry in warm, humid weather. They look great for exercise and errands. Quality is outstanding and fit is as expected. And, they wash and dry quickly. I have several pairs and will buy more!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this short!! Last year, I bought a pair of these, and loved them. So this year, I bought two more in other colors. The fit is fabulous (I'm a bit on the large size through the hips) and the length (down to the knee) is so flattering. So comfortable, launders like a dream, and packs very small. They're perfect!!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Capri These are the perfect length. The fabric is a little stretchy and amazingly soft. These are so comfortable, I immediately ordered two more pair in various sizes and they are literally all I wore all summer!
Date published: 2017-12-29
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
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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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Shipping & Returns

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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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