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Women's Cascades Explorer™ Pant


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Style# 1592681
Uses Trail


Perfect for the trail. This regular-rise explorer pant has advanced stain repellency, offers protection from the sun, has articulated knees for advanced mobility and features an integrated, removable belt. The Cascades are more than a volcanic home to sasquatch, they are the inspiration behind much of what we make.

  • Integrated removable belt
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Regular rise
  • Straight leg
  • Articulated knees
  • Gusset detail
  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1592681

  • Back Country Cloth 100% Tactel® nylon taffeta
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Women's Cascades Explorer™ Pant is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from YUK Wasn't impressed with these pants at all!! I normally wear a medium or size 10. I ordered a 14 anticipating they would run small. The 14 was tight! The are scratchy and the regular length was way to long. Completely disappointed!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs small Unfortunately I had to return them because they ran about a size smaller than my normal size. If I had kept them, they were thin and light weight which would be perfect for working outside in the summer, which is what I would have used them for.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit Love these pants! Very functional and looks good!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight pants I've been looking for lightweight pants to wear while hiking in the summer, that would keep me as cool as wearing shorts but would also protect my legs from bugs and scratches. These are those pants! The fabric is thin like a parachute but also strong. The articulated knees are great for walking or climbing hills, and the pockets are very handy. The attached belt helps you fine-tune the waist for comfort. These definitely run small, I had to go up a size. FYI, I'm 5'7" and weigh 160, and have always worn size 12 in Columbia pants, but the waist was too small so I went to a 14.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These pants feel great. The pants fit well except in the waist. They are a little big, but the adjustable belt fixes that and is really convenient. I haven't had a chance to wear them out yet, but I'm guessing they'll be great for hiking.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from R Love these pants for hiking. I also wear for work and daily activities. Very flexible and comfortable. Love the built in belt.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lightweight Pant I bought this pant in the colors Fossil & Gravel (LOVE the Gravel color!). It's true these pants run small, but I ordered one size up & they fit fine. I'm pear shaped, but I feel I have enough leg room to bend, etc. I like the belt as my waist is smaller - these pants won't sag! I live in Florida so the lightweight material is great while outdoors. It's a great buy!
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Long Inseam - Poor Fabric I am 5'11" with long legs, and I can happily report that these pants in a long inseam were long enough for me. I'm usually between a size 2 and 4 because I have a small waist and larger hips, but I found the 4 to be larger than I was expecting based on the size chart, and the pants are slightly baggy on me. I do not like the fabric of these pants at all. It is very thin, wrinkles easily, and gets a static charge with even the slightest movement. As a result, these pants pick up pet hair like crazy. If these pants were available in a more sturdy wrinkle and static resistant fabric, I would have given them a higher rating. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thin Material, Limited Movement I ordered three different pants with different cuts but same size from Columbia. My weight tends to settle more on my hips, thighs, and calves. Of the three these were okay around the waist but lifting my knees or easing into a squat resulted in limited movement. If I had gone up a size I don't think the waist would have fit well enough to truly be useful. The fabric is incredibly thin and I don't trust wearing these to anything other than a quick stroll on a bike trail.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally - the right pants for me I haven't worn these outdoors yet (no rain this summer) but I love them. I am nearly 6 feet tall, and I have never found a pair of hiking pants that were long enough before these. I read the other reviews and sized up, and they fit perfectly. Thanks Columbia for making a "long" option! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tall Girl Troubles I was so excited to get these pants in the mail, because the inseam promised to fit my long legs. The fabric was nice, leg length spot on for a girl of 6'2" (very leggy) and overall look was great. I'm normally a 13-14 but the waste band on these in a 14 was uncomfortable and the legs too tight when bending/moving. my legs aren't overly thick/sticky either so I think this are better suited to those with very slim legs. I would definitely order these pants a size up if you are getting them, but mine will have to go back, unfortunately. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pants I love the comfort and breathability of these.. my favorite for hiking so gar
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this pant As other reviewers might have mentioned. Make sure to size up one size if you want a comfortable fit. I typically wear size 6/8 in most pant sizes. Bought this one in a 10 and it fits perfectly. Very nice looking. Will see how it holds up for my next upcoming hiking trip.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from WOMEN'S CASCADES EXPLORER™ PANT Order 2 sizes up and you will be happy. Comfortable fit.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice travel pants Pros: look nice, fit well, good features, packs very small, comfy. Cons: wrinkles more than some other brands, pocket design lacking what some others offer. Fabric lacks compared to 'parachute' cloth
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ordered a bigger size but turns out keeping I am 7 month postpartum with my second child. I previously ordered two Columbia pants of different style in size 8 and they served me well. I bought this pants with web special and thought it would work until I lose my pregnancy weight. I accidentally ordered one size up and wanted to return it. When I got it in the mail, it turns out fitting me. I like the belt came with it, which prevent my pants from falling down. The material looks kinda cheap but for the price I paid, it's worth keeping.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful pants... BUT -- I usually wear a 6. Reviews said "they run small" so I ordered an 8. I am returning them now because I think a comfortable fit might be a 12...but I don't want the hassles of shipping and replacing and...
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pant for Walking and Casual Wear These pants are great for my daily walks. I have a pair in black and they're sturdy, yet light, and fit comfortably without being baggy. They are even nice enough to wear for a casual evening out. I have a size 4 regular, which fit a bit long for my 5' 3 3/4" height, but they can be easily hemmed. Wish you had more colours available, as they are a super reliable "go to" pant for the summer. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pepper This is a great pant. Fits great. Columbia is my choice for casual clothes!
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not enough give The fabric is very stiff and does not have much give or stretch.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiking pants Bought these with a belt b/c I'm losing weight and wanted to make sure they stayed up! Hubby recently commented on how nice they look. Love the pockets for hiking with keys, dog treats, tissues etc.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Choice When I ordered these outdoor pants the description recommended that I order a size up. Since I wanted a comfortable fit for outdoor activities I decided to do that. It was a good choice for me. I wanted to be able to enjoy hiking in the outdoors. They are a bit loose but feel good. The fabric is of good quality and the color is a bit lighter than indicated on site and I like the shade very much. The belt would not be my choice but the pants can be worn without it. Overall, I am pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Workaholic Pants I bought these pants because I work in construction and am outside a majority of my days. They are comfortable and breathable, and also very professional looking when I am in the field.
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small in waist i bought these for plane travel rather than hiking. Usually a 14 fits perfectly but I exchanged these for a 16 and the waist is still tight. The hips and thighs are loose so these are made for an hour-glass figure. They are really good looking though. Maybe if I hike in them my waist will shrink.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice all purpose pants The only reason these pants score a 4 out of 5 is that they run a little small. I am a size 8 and they are tight but not so tight that I'd want to get a larger size. The material is very nice and light weight, the length is good, and these pants have lots of pockets. They are useful for travel but also for hiking. If they were just a little wider at the bottom, they could be rolled up but that's not the case.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit! Ordered two pairs - the first one I ordered a size up after reading reviews. They were larger than I normally like so ordered the 2nd pair in my normal size 10. Lots of functional pockets, comfortable waist and nice fabric.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from too small these pants are the same size as 4 other pair of columbia pants i own, but were too small. very disappointing!
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs better pockets I like these pants, I got them because they have a "classic waist". Sadly almost none of your pants have a classic waist any more. I suspect you are going for fashion not function. The pants run small, I had to get the next larger size, but that's OK. The pants fit well. The front pockets are useless, far too small to carry anything at all, not even hands. That's unfortunate, because I'd like to carry things in those pockets when I go exploring.
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight material Soft and light weight material, great for warm days, fits perfect. Washes well and dries fast. Side pockets are large enough for a phone.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cascades Explorer Pant I love the fit and feel of these pants. They are comfortable and I've been pleased with their performance so far.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection. MUST HAVE MORE COLORS! These pants fit better than any pants I've bought in the last 20 years. Amazing! Please please please get them in more colors! I'm 5'11" and bought a size 12L (I'm in between a 10 and 12 usually). The 12 is just perfect--not binding anywhere and not too loose anywhere either. I usually have trouble finding a rise that fits right because I'm long all over--but this is perfect. The fabric is so light that it feels like wearing nothing--perfect for the hot Texas summers. Bonus: makes my rear end look amazing. Can't believe the perfection.
Date published: 2015-04-17
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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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
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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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