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Women’s Just Right™ Straight Leg Pant


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Style# 1487271
Uses Trail


Not too tight and not too loose, these woven pants deliver beautiful balance: the perfect amount of fabric and stretch for a sleek, flattering shape and a comfortable fit that is equally ideal for daily wear as it is for all kinds of active endeavors.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • 2-way comfort stretch
  • Inseam: 29.5” SHORT, 32” REGULAR
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1487271

  • 96% nylon/4% elastane Summiteer Lite
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Women’s Just Right™ Straight Leg Pant is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 174.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Pants I seldom write reviews but I have to tell the world how great these are. I have 5 pair and when my sister tried mine on, she ordered 2 for herself. We both took them on our 2 week European trip and left our jeans at home. While getting caught in a torrential seaside downpour in Portsmouth England, our Acadia Columbia raincoat and these pants saved the day. Quick to repel water and quick to dry. Never wrinkles. They are my go to for work, causual and dress, with a pair of Tieks flats. True to size. A bit thin on the panty line, but easily covered with a shirt/tunic.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Perfect comfortable pants!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy pant, but poor stitching I love the fit of these pants. Super stretchy and light-weight, but I recently wore them rock climbing and came back at the end of the day with all the stitching coming undone. Super bummer.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable These pants are super light and comfortable. They were perfect for fishing on the river or from a boat. They are also perfect coverage for hiking and keeping bugs off your legs. The fit is great, just loose enough and a little stretchy. My only complaint is that they don't have traditional pockets, only a small little zipper one down the leg.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite My favourite pant, can go from casual to dressy. Ordered a second pair in case Columbia stopped making them.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great all around pant This pant is very versatile and great for packing for long trips. I am always concerned about UV and this pant does the job for me. Easy to care for while travelling. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants but too short length for tall gals Well made. Nice soft and movable material. I am 5'9" and I ordered the size 10 Regular Length. This size on me was: too big overall, and too short. Sadly I returned them :( Columbia: Please Make LONG LENGTH for us taller gals.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these pants for traveling! I just returned from Switzerland wearing the two pants (grey and black) the entire time. They are a great fit. I am 5'7" and 138 pounds and purchased size 8. They dried quickly and are nice enough to wear adventuring during the day and in the evening with a nice top. I never write reviews and the reason I am doing it is because I would LOVE to see these in other colors. A light tan and a lighter grey would be a wonderful addition!!! Not having pockets give the pants a nice clean look. the pocket on the leg was the perfect spot for the card to my room or a ticket for the train and tram. So, please...more colors to chose from...
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very light weight material. I ordered these for fall walking but the material is more suited for a spring/summer day or evening. Very thin, slightly big for size and high waisted. Not a dark charcoal colour but a light grey. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit This is the 3 pair of straight leg pants, fits me perfect, I wear all the time , very comfortably! Would recommend. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi functional pants I found these pants to be very comfortable and perfect for camping, work and going for a hike. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fabric Pills after Several Washings I took a pair on a three week trip to Europe because they pack small & light, wash & dry easily. By the end of the trip the fabric on the front thighs was pilling. The pants were very comfortable. I wish they came in a long length. I am 5'8" and they are a little short.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 2nd pair Bought 2nd pair, 2nd color because 1st is quite nice. Material - pleasant on skin, slides readily over knees when hiking, and dries quickly. Pants are a good balance of warm enough yet not hot. Short length is a great plus - just right for 5'2". My wish? That leg pocket was a tad bigger. That waist was smaller so cinching waist tie is not needed as much.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to casual pants I love these pants and have purchased several pair; I would purchase again ... and again.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too Large It was annoying to pay to return when other products fit fine in this size.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great travel and hiking pants I now own 6 pair of these pants, two of each color. I use them for traveling as they look great, wash wonderfully and dry quickly. Also, I use them for hiking or for everyday use. Very versatile, and I can wear the darker colors out for dinner with a nice top. The fit is great as I have long legs, and the length is fine. I hope they continue this style, perhaps offering more colors!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia pants for outdoors or indoors The pants are very comfortable and can be worn as slacks since the leg pocket is hard to see in black color. I wished there were regular side pockets, but then it would not be as sleek a fit. It seems to wear well. Most wrinkles seem to hang out over night. Water beads up. Have not washed it enough to see if it is water repellant all the time. My other pairs of Columbia pants did lose their repellency over time.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buy something else Fit: I really liked the way these pants looked and fit in the store. But I didn't notice that they lack pockets! Which is really annoying. As I wore them, they seemed to stretch out a bit. Water: They are not waterproof and when they get wet (rain, sweat), they seem to absorb the water, then suction themselves to your leg. Not the best feeling, nor the most practical. (Jeans or regular yoga pants would keep your legs drier.) Durability: I have had this pair for less than six months, and the fabric is pilling and one of the seams is busting.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Everyday Active Pants These are my favorite hiking pants! They are great in a variety of conditions. Light wind and rain are not a problem, but not too hot to wear in the summer. I love the fitted style; athletic but not skin tight.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pants This has been my favourite pants for travelling. They are light weight and do not take a lot of space to pack. The pants look great in any occasions. The Short inseam fits me perfectly. I would like to buy the Tusk color in Short inseam which are always out-of-stocks. Please stock up more of the Tusk color in short inseam. They are in high demand.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They Really Are "Just Right" I am very happy with the fit and comfort of the pants. They have a updated stylish look too. I believe that these will easily become my "go to" pants for travel and outdoor activities. The fabric is thin and comfortable. I ordered the size 6 in Tusk. The only drawback is the lack of side pockets, but they do have a sleek look without the pockets.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Just Right" Pants! These pants live up to their name - they are just right for just about any occasion! I've worn them for work, hiking, and just hanging out. They do run large though...in other Columbia pants, I am a size 6/8, but with these I am a size 4, so make sure you account for that!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy! I very seldom write reviews, but since I LOVE these pants, I had to let others know about this wonderful product. I wear these pants on the golf course, hiking, and perfect for traveling. They are lightweight, so comfortable and look good! I now own three pairs!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and Comfortable I bought my first two pair of these great pants for a 5 day hike in the Scottish Highlands last year. They are lightweight and provide good ease of movement, wash well, and dry quickly. They are now also my flying pants! So comfortable, even on a 10 hour flight. Work well for road trips, too! And I can wear them with a nice top out to dinner. Great for travelling, and I can't say enough nice things about them. I have bought 5 pairs in various colors, and I highly recommend them!!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Just Right I bought these pants in black to serve dual functions: comfort for trail use and suitability as dressier pants for evening. I chose the size based on reviews on this site and others. I'm 5'7 and 135 lb. I also purchased the Just Right Skort in the same order in the same size (10). I've bought 3 pair of Columbia pants in this size and all fit well. I missed noticing when I ordered that these pants have but a single pocket located on the thigh. No back pockets, no slant front pockets. I could live with that...but can't live with how large these run in the waist. Even though there's a drawstring inside the pants, cinching it up and tying it produces an unattractive lump in the front. Confusing matters on sizing, the same size skort is too tight. Go figure. By all accounts, Not Just Right for me. Both items will be returned.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants I love these pants! They are going to be perfect for our upcoming vacation - light weight, easy to pack. The fit is exactly as pictured and are very comfortable. I actually bought the black pair as well.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants for everyday I have been purchasing Columbia pants for a while, and just right pants are that: just right. The pants don't hug my legs and don't ride up anywhere. The material is quality the pants are well made. The small zipper pocket on leg is just enough for a credit card or cash. I have the Tusk color and the Grill color and they are my go to pants. If there were more colors I would try another color.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pant I have two of this pant and they are wonderful for hiking. The fabric is breathable and has a stretchy material. It dries fast after a light rain. I would recommend this pant to anyone who is doing light or heavy hiking. I am a geologist and I would wear these pant for 8+ hours a day.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this pants This is my 3rd pair and wish there were more colors to select from, we travel a lot so not only pack well but they are easy to take care... more colors please... thank you
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistently Just Right I am 5'4" (and about 150 pounds). I've been ordering & wearing these pants for several years. The size 12short fits my curvy frame well and the short length is just right too. It is hard to find pants that fit me and these have become a staple in my wardrobe. The sizing has been consistent over the years. The drawcord at the hem allows you to pull them up to the knee, which is helpful if you are crossing a stream or just too hot. I have ordered the "just right skirt" and it seems to fit exactly like the pants (size wise). Thanks, Columbia.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Right Straight Leg Pants These pants are just what I wanted,very light and extremely comfortable. I suggest ordering a size smaller than you wear. I plan on ordering every color. I'm sure everyone will be very pleased with this great product.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best travel pants As a travel writer, I need clothes that pack light and tight, are comfortable on the plane and lightweight and cool for sightseeing. My two pairs of Just Right straight leg pants are just the ticket for my trips. Besides all that, they are a nice-looking casual alternative to jeans for going out at night.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and perfect for work These pants are so comfortable! I wear them to work almost every day. They look good and fit well.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect multiuse pant! First, thank you Columbia for offering pants in short sizes! "Short" can be hard to find. These pants are perfect for me - 5'3", 110 lbs. They look great to hang out in, as well as to wear to town for dinner or shows, and excellent for hiking pants. I bought these in black and in beige, am inclined to buy another pair in black so I can have my "city" pair and my "hiking" pair of pants. Really pleased with these!
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go To Pants I have owned 5 pair of these pants with boot leg for several years and use them for many things - walking, herding, dog training, travel, etc. They wash and dry in a snap, durable and pack great. I just bought two more pair with the straight leg, and like them very much. They are more flattering on me and look a bit dressier with a nice blouse. Hope to find more on sale, but cost per wear makes them well worth the price.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pant! I'm 5'3", 125lbs. I bought these pants in black at a local sporting goods store and wanted another color so ordered them online from Columbia. I ordered a size 6 short originally and they were just a little bit shorter then I wanted so exchanged them for a size 6 regular and they fit perfectly. The material in these pants is so light and the pants are perfect for SPF coverage for legs in warm weather. I just wish they came in white.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorites I purchased for a long overseas trip. I wanted comfort, durability, and ease of laundering plus good fit. These are just want I wanted. I ordered another pair. I'm packing 4 pair of Columbia pants for this trip
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best activity pants I own These are amazing. I've worn them jogging, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, and yet they somehow manage to be sexy and fit my curves perfectly. looking for another sale so I can purchase my next pair!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for a straight figure When I first slipped them on, I thought I would love them, but I am very straight. No curves, and in my opinion are made more for someone with some curves. I had handfuls of material in the hips and seat. Sadly, they have to go back.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for warm weather I have worn these pants twice, on day hikes up mountains. Once was in January and once in February. Luckily the mountains were relatively low altitude, because these pants are very, very thin. So thin in fact, that you should be conscious of what underwear you wear with them because they'll be able to see it. That being said, they are still good pants for hiking, as long as you aren't expecting any warmth from them. The 14 short fit me pretty well, though it was slightly lose around the front zipper. The length was perfect for me, and the leg openings fit over my boots. They provided all the range of movement I needed to climb up and over things, as well as normal walking. As far as I could tell, they did provide sun protection and were water resistant. As is normal with women's pants, the pockets were useless.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wanted to like these. These pants would be great in the tropics. They are light and stretchy. But, I don't live in the tropics. They were thin, 4" longer than I wanted them to be, and there are no pockets.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I even wear them for work People cant notice if its between a lounge, sporty, comfortable or formal pants because of the cut, design and fabric. These are pretty well designed and I am not disappointed at all. In fact I would even buy them again if I find other colors.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pants Ever These pants feel great, look great and work great. This is a FIVE star product all the way!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful pants! I bought these last week for pickleball. I just love them. The legs aren't baggy and they are not like tights. As they are called.... Just Right! Very breathable fabric, lots of stretch. They sit just a tad below the waist, not a low rise like so many pants. I know I will buy another pair as soon as I see a sale. Order a size up from your regular pant size as all Columbia pants do run a little small. Columbia- don't change any thing on this pants except offer more colors.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pants Ever! I have these pants in both black and grey. I love the quick dry material and they make you look long and slender. Good for outdoor adventures and for wearing out to concerts, etc. I can wear a size 6 but I like a little bit of looseness in the size 8. The drawstring makes them fit perfect in the waist. The short size are a tad long for me (I am 5'1.5") but I just roll up the small hem and they work fine. Overall, a great outdoor water repellent pant that is not baggy and not unflattering.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pockets!!! I put them on and loved them. Loved the fit. Loved the fabric. Then I went to put my phone in the pocket. No Pocket!! One small zip pocket on the leg -- good for a key fob, but no front/back pockets. Can't go around carrying my phone all day. Bummer. Over priced for leaving out the detail of side pockets.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Odd Waist Tie I was really hoping to like these pants. Fabric feels nice. Does have good sized pockets and a zipped leg pocket, handy for ID and key. There is a zipper and snap closure for waist. There is also a drawstring / tie closure to tighten the waist, if desired (and for a good fit, I need that). Problem is the holes for the tie to exit the waistband are set too far apart . . . about 2 1/2 - 3 inches from each side of snap closure . . . so when you tighten the ties, snap and zip front pooch forward. Tacky looking. Better placement of tie openings would have prevented this. Won't be buying more.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and flattering! I work outside at a barn and didn't want to wear jeans everyday. These pants are perfect, they are very comfortable, they fit true to size, and they are appropriate for work environment. Very happy with the purchase!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just right Love these pants. Not too baggy, not too tight. I am in between a size 8 and 10, 5'2", 145lbs. The drawstring in the waist is great for those of us in between sizes. Super comfortable.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THESE PANTS I love these pants. I had to buy them in a size 4... I am not a size 4. I'm generally around an 8 ... a 6 if I'd had a good stomach flu or something ;) On the other side of the size, these pants are my go-to. I have taken them on all my travels - which are many, mainly Latin America and the pacific. I can also wear them here in the States, and I get lots of compliments. They are soft, stretchy, and super comfortable. They don't get misshapen, even after being worn for a while. I have them in grey and also in black. I just love them. I will probably buy a pair for every pair that wears out until they no longer make them!
Date published: 2016-11-02
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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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