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Women’s Northern Ground Tight


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Style# 1688981
Uses Winter


The Northern Ground is a sweat-wicking, great-feeling tight featuring Polartec comfort-stretch fabric with a drawcord waist, gusset detailing, and a “T” for Titanium behind the left knee.

  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Polartec® Power Stretch
  • Gusset detail
  • Omni-Wick™
  • Imported
  • Uses: Winter
  • Style# 1688981

  • Polartec® Power Stretch, 84% Polyester, 16% Elastane
High-Performance Wicking Fabric

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Women’s Northern Ground Tight is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs a little large Im 130lb and 5'5, usually wears a M. Ordered this in M and the waist and butt area is big, but the ankle holes are a bit tight. The tights is also too long and pool at the ankles. Still wearable, but can be a bit better fitting. Otherwise, very comfortable polartec fleece fabric, warm enough for hiking in low 40s temperature in Shenandoah.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too short Unflattering lines- stitching details create more curves and width at hips (what woman wants wider, bigger buttocks?), Regular length too short, drawstring narrow like a shoe lace, yet the width of the band it goes through is very wide; thus feels like your uncovered when you squat- feels like you have a plumbers butt! Drawcord stop needed. Most of my wonderful Winter gear is Columbia, but this was a disappointment as good high quality fleece leggings continue to be hard to find these days.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oh JOY! Like all Columbia gear, these bottoms run a little small and are hard to wear if you are more of a pear than a chimney shape. (Hello, WAKE UP Columbia - active women can have hips and thighs too! It's past time you add a curvy cut to your sizing!) That being said, these leggings are great if you can fit into them. Sure, I'll need to do about 10,000 more crunches to compensate for the slightly lower rise Columbia favors for their tall and toned Valkyrie models. But if you get your hands on a pair, they're silky and smooth on the outside, and the inside is like a glove of the softest polar fleece - sheer heaven! Because of the fleece, they have only a hint of stretch but really cut down on the wind getting through. I'm taking these bad boys with me to Scotland in April. The extra thickness will help keep out the chill while we're hiking in the Highlands.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Warm The material was thicker than expected and is very warm.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly comfortable Leggings are every girls essential. The fabric weight on these leggings are perfect for everyone young and old. Body flaws are neatly packed away in a breathable fabric that is working for me at 50 to below zero degrees. The higher waist band is so comfortable and looks great with cropped or longer tops. Perfection!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only pair of pants I want to wear for the rest of winter. These are great - so soft and warm and comfy. When I first got them they fit a bit too tightly for my liking, but as I've worn them in they've become a perfect fit. My only complaint is that they tend to fall down and need to be hiked back up relatively often, though this could be an issue that's specific to my body. Aside from that, they are perfect.
Date published: 2017-11-09
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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
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
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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