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Women's PFG Aruba™ Convertible Pant


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Style# 1538081
Uses Fishing


We fine-tuned the fit on these sweat-wicking, amphibious pants to be more comfortable and flattering—but you can count on the same soft yet lightweight UPF 30 nylon fabric and handy zip-off legs for quick-change versatility in or out of the water.

  • Omni-Wick™
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Regular rise
  • Partial elastic at waist
  • Zip-off legs convert pant to 8” inseam short
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1538081

  • 100% nylon Mini Rip
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Women's PFG Aruba™ Convertible Pant is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convertible pants Pants that adapt to the weather! Love the flexibility.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! Finally a pair of women's hiking pants that have room AND convert to a reasonably sized pair of shorts. Kudos and more of this please!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Convertible Pant Great pants for traveling
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I will wear these over and over. Lightweight but can be layered too.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gardening, Hiking or Beach I picked up these pants at our local Columbia outlet. I have used them for gardening (lots of stretching and bending), hiking and walking on the beach (being able to convert to shorts is a major plus). They are very comfortable and have plenty of pockets for stashing stuff. They wash up well and dry extremely fast. The only downside, is the snap closure at the waist (instead of a button) will sometimes come undone when doing a lot of bending.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little snug The pants fit ok for the size medium I ordered, but were a little snug in the thigh and short in the inseam as I am 5'9''.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PFG Aruba Convertible Pant Despite the fact they fit a little big these pants are very comfortable on long hikes and convert so easily into shorts when the weather warms up. Love the material. Durable, yet lightweight and functional.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Convertible Pants I believe these run true to size. I am 5 foot and weigh 101 pounds. I purchased these pants in an XS which on me is roomy and I did have them taken up. This is typical as I am so small. Material is wonderful with some stretch and will wash and dry quickly overnight and are mostly wrinkle free. Overall a great purchase for traveling.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from backpacking excellent for backpacking, saves weight, durable
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy style Great material,color & fit! Enjoy these pants!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pants or Shorts --decision is yours Thin enough to wear in humid climate. Love them especially when I can convert it into a pair of shorts.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Women’s PFG Aruba™ Roll Up Pant I have a difficult time finding the right fit with Columbia clothing. Great variation between size from medium to large. Would not recommend purchasing unless you are able to try them on first in a store.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from womans pants Not recommended for the winter more a summer pant. Very breathable and light feels comfortable
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great multi-purpose pants I started off buying just one pair of these pants based upon the reviews regarding sizing. But I found them to fit very true to size and they are extremely comfortable. These are great for hiking, kayaking or running errands. The shorts are a good length and are especially nice for kayaking and keeping the sun off your upper legs. The front pockets are deep enough to hold a cell phone, though I wouldn't use them while kayaking. They wash and dry well. I liked the pants so much I bought two more pair and now have 3 total, two of the same color. I love the PFG line for my outdoor activities.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great outdoor pants I'm very happy with the pants, especially on this summer's national park trip, where it's much cooler in the morning and evening, and warm during the day. It's easy to hand wash, and it dries fast. highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware sizing & quality I have had a pair of Aruba convertible pants for years. Have an elastic waist band and are a size Medium. Can still wear but wanted another pair for traveling. Ordered the large. Could barely buttoned it and it was tighter in the hips than my medium pair! And the quality of the material is not what it used to be.
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel I bought these for travel. I like that they can be worn long or short. The nylon fabric washes and dries overnight.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too big and zipper uncomfortable I so wanted to like these pants. They would be perfect for hiking, but I found them too big and the zipper hits my 5'3'" frame at the wrong spot. They were so uncomfortable. I usually wear a size 6, but instructions suggested I purchase a Size 10. They were way too big. I could take them off without unbuttoning the waist button!
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great functional durable product These pants are awesome. I love them for hiking and then being able to unzip the bottoms off when ending at the beach. They are very comfortable and light material.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these as shorts I love these convertible pants. I buy them just to wear as shorts. They are very comfortable and light.
Date published: 2016-07-22
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 3 out of 5 by from Good but not perfect Quality is good, fabric is light and quick drying. I found the fit a bit large, would be nice if the sizes were more precise rather than small medium or large. Zippers were quite difficult to use, hard to get the bottoms off and even harder to reattach them.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fit really off! I usually wear a medium, but ordered a size large, which was way too big in waist, hip, rear, etc. I then ordered in a medium and they were really small! The difference between the 2 sizes is huge!
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the WOMEN'S PFG ARUBA™ CONVERTIBLE PANT I love everything about this pant except that it does not come in petit sizes and the regular length was way too long for my 5'4" height so I had to pay to get the legs shortened.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite convertible pants. These pants are great. I love how the side cargo pocket and the rear pocket DO NOT have a flap lying over them. One less thing to worry about being wrinkled up and messy looking. Also one cargo pocket is enough for me, I think it makes these look more feminine. I find these pants to be very comfortable and the material softer and less course feeling than some other Aruba convertible pants I have purchased in the past. They dry fast and are ultra light feeling, so much so that sometimes I think I will end up zipping the legs off and they are so comfortable that I just forget to. When you do zip off the legs the shorts aren't too short, which I like. The length is perfect for me, I like a little longer pant, when you sit down they aren't up to your shin, I hate the high water look! I just wish they came in more colors like some of the mens pants do.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sizing incorrect Love these pants... Exactly what I need---quality of fabric excellent and same with function, but, alas, the sizing is completely inaccurate. I am a consistent 8 (sometimes a 6, even, depending on the pant), but these pants seem to be made for a very skinny teen who's never had children or gained an ounce. You need either to resize these pants accurately or post a disclaimer that they run VERY small in the rear and thighs...
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 2-in-1 Combo Sometimes during a nice earl morning spring or fall hike in the North Georgia mountains you will start off wearing pants (because it's cold), but by the end of the hike you wish you wore shorts (because it's hot). Now, I don't have to worry about the temperature! I can start off wearing these pants then unzip the bottoms off to shorts and feel comfortable at all times. Love this 2-in-1 combo! The pants are also very good quality and fit very well. They are a little more greenish-grey than the photo looks though. I still like them, they're a great color! I wear a size 4 and the small fits perfectly.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pockets These pants are true to size but long. I have to roll them up but they are certainly what I wanted. The quality is good and they wash and wear well. My only true complaint is the pockets. The zipper pocket is great! The hip pockets are so shallow they are not functional. If you have a small pocket knife in them every time you sit down it falls out. Same with change. I always have change from the ice machine and it will end up in the chair you are sitting in or the bottom of the boat. I wear these about 3 to 4 times a week during Nov-Dec. Overall I love the pants and they are great fishing pants but please do something with the pockets.
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for the mature figure I bought these because something in the description made me think they fit at the waist. Not the case. They sit below like most other pants. I wish manufacturers would make pants for the mature figure, women who are older and have had children. I returned these and bought a small man's pants with elastic waist. Much better fit.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the material is perfect for warm weather and cool weather The fit around the waist and length fit to a tee,something that I was not expecting as most pants for women my age ..68, do not really fit that well.I will continue to purchase from Columbia.
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight protective pants Even if you aren't going fishing in these pants, they are great for traveling, hiking and just wearing around town. Very breathable, quick drying and lightweight. Comfortable waist band with elastic on sides, belt loops can accommodate a 1 1/2" wide belt and one zipper close pocket on the thigh to lock in those valuables. Very stylish fit. The fabric tends to snag easily if you get too close to briars on the shore, however, in spite of that, I liked them so much that I ended up getting 3 pairs in various colors.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from If you want to look fat ... I read another review that said she'd found a pair that didn't make her look like a chunky old lady just getting off the bus on her tour, but honestly, that's just what they made me look like. Maybe you need to be straight up and down but I looked hideous in these. They are being returned pronto.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from convertible pants While others had said they run large, I did not find that to be the case. I did the measurements exactly as instructed and they were too tight to wear.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Purchase These pants are exactly what I was looking for. I'm 5'7', wear 10 - 12 and purchased the Large; they fit great. I was actually waiting for my reward points to post on my acct. to order another pair for our Yosemite camping trip this summer!
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lightweight Pants for Hiking I have purchased a XS and a S in these pants. I am 5'3, 115 lb. The pants are great. The material is excellent as it is lightweight. The zipoff bottoms work well and zip on & off smoothly in my experience. I find the XS pants are more fitted to my waist, hips and legs to the point that I ordered a size up, the Small, so that there would be more fabric 'give' as when I hike and I'm ascending, I don't want the fabric to fit so snugly around my thighs & calves, as the XS pant does. With the Small size, I do need a belt as the waist is looser than the XS. Reading another review, the reviewer found the XS too large for her. I guess it all depends on your body type, weight distribution, & what sort of 'feel' you like against your lower body with the pants when hiking/fishing/camping/etc.
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good for the purpose The PFG line runs big and I wish this was a whole lot smaller. The XS is super large and if I didn't wear a belt they would be at my knees. Wish they had more elastic or adjust at the waist. The leg is cut a little fuller than I like. Inspite of that I bought the pants as they are perfect match for fishing in warm conditions. Be sure you have a belt and you will enjoy these.
Date published: 2014-09-17
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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.

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Shipping & Returns

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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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