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Women’s Storm Surge™ Rain Pant


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Style# 1290111
Uses Trail


Solid rain protection for outdoor activities in wet weather; Omni-Tech sheds moisture while allowing warm air to escape, keeping you comfortable when intensity rises.

  • Omni-Tech waterproof/breathable
  • Fully seam sealed
  • Drawcord adjustable waist
  • Elastic at waist
  • 9.6 oz
  • Inseam: 31” REGULAR
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1290111

    100% nylon MO LTX
    50% polyester/50% recycled polyester mesh, 100% nylon 210T taffeta
    100% nylon 210T taffeta
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Women’s Storm Surge™ Rain Pant is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 90.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy! I am 5'6" and bought a size M, and they fit great! The ankles have the ability to velcro a little tighter, and they worked great during my 5 mile hike. Would highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grand Canyon River Rafting I purchased these pants to keep me dry, rafting in May. They are perfect, in that they easily pull on over regular pants. There is velcro at the ankles to tighten, which will help keep me dry. As usual in Columbia brands I purchase medium size. (5'8", 135lbs., normal build). A personal footnote, these pants are not a fashion statement or even flattering, they are totally functional and out in the wildness, as far as I am concerned function is the number one priority.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so good These pants will keep you dry for sure! They run a little large, but if you're wearing them for snow you have room to wear warmer pants underneath.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value Pants fit true to size. Fit comfortably over jeans. Good quality material. I only wish it had a slit to access pockets.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good waterproof rainpants These are very good waterproof rainpaints. True to size. The two things I think would enhance these pants are zippered pockets on the exterior as well as a zippered interior pocket for keys. I would also like snugger fitting velcro closures on the leg bottoms.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great comfy rain pants True to size, the waistband isnt too tight and these are quite comfy.Would recommend.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it works kept me dry. long on me i am 5'2" and i roll the waist band.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent rain pants These are great rain pants-- worked well for backpacking in the rain. Able to get them on and off over my tennis shoes but would probably have to take off my boots in order to get them on and off. (haven't done that yet). Would be nice to have a zipper in the low leg for that purpose and also nice to have a pocket-- but feel for the price they are awesome.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfy So comfy I can wear all day I'm so glad I bought this pant .it made my day in the rain much more enjoyable !
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants Great pants to keep for outside wear. I just wish they had pockets! But for overall functionality, they keep the rain out and do their job.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable Waterproof Rainpants but wish they were packable These rain pants have been great. I used them working grounds where I was always getting sprayed by sprinklers and such and never got wet. They have been used well and are still holding up. Great lil rainpants. Just wish they were packable and maybe had a couple side pockets or something. Great basic rain pants though.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Southern Maine weather I wear these in rain or snow. The fit is nice, they are a little long on me but that's not a problem once I put on my boots.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Function vs. Fashion I purchased the Storm Surge rain pants at the last minute for a trip to rainy Scotland. They kept me perfectly dry over several days of rainy, muddy hiking, cleaned easily, and dried quickly. These are waterproof, not merely water resistant. A few things to consider: The elastic waist creates a "baggy butt" look on small people, the waist is rather high, and the pleated/velcro closure opening in the leg is not sufficient to slip the pants on over hiking shoes. Other than that, they fit nicely over light-weight hiking pants and are long enough to just cover the top of your hiking shoes but not drag on the ground on average height women. I am 5' 6" tall and weigh 113 lbs. I purchased a size XS. Kudos to Columbia customer service who went out of their way to get this product to me before my departure.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase I recommend it 100%, very helpful for rainy days and windy weather.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE these pants I do field work in prairies as a large portion of my job. These are THE BEST in the morning and keep me nice and dry. I love them and have no complaints, especially for the price.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants for kayaking in cold water These pants fit over a pair of jeans and will keep you dry and toasty. We are headed to Alaska and they will be perfect.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great, excellent price These worked excellently in the White Mountains, they kept me dry and warm in a mixed precipitation, high wind, cold situation. Fit over my hiking boots fine, stuffed small in my pack, and did the job as well as the $100 rain pants out there. Only thing I would change is the draw string because you have to tie it yourself instead of a cinch clip.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality These pants are fantastic. They do what they are supposed to do and are built well. They don't have pockets but my rain coat does so its not a big issue. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep me dry Perfect rain layer! I live in the Midwest and we get rain through the summer so I needed something to keep me dry that wouldn't make me hot. No side pockets but there is an interior key pocket at the waistband. Fits a little long but I'm petite and they didn't come in a petite/short. Fit at the waist but I look a little lost in them. Oh well they keep me dry and that's the point...
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful Great value for the money. Would buy again when these eventually wear out.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love them! Perfect for my purposes as an outdoor preschool teacher in Seattle!
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from VERY Large I ordered these pants with high hopes to use them on an upcoming outdoor hiking trip. I used the size guide to determine I would need a medium. I am 5'1'' and weight 138 pounds. These pants were GIGANTIC! When I help them up out of the bag, they were so long they came up to my chest. The pants had an extremely wide leg and I was so disappointed that they would not work for my trip. The bag they came in was also missing any kind of order slip or directions on how to return. Very sad that these didn't work out.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy~ Purchased these rain pants for my trek up Kilimanjaro and hiking in CO. Kept me dry and not overheated.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good waterproof pant My only complaint is that there is no zipper on the bottom of the pant so it is hard to get the pant over my shoes. Once on they are waterproof and comfortable.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ADD - Outside POCKETS please. :) Love these pants. They are awesome for Spring - Winter. In winter perfect to layer with thick leggings. However, it would be GREAT if they had outside pockets on the hip!! With or without a zipper. I would buy another pair if they had pockets. Also, other colors would be great too. White, blue, red, orange, purple. I walk my dog everyday and these pants are nice medium weight quality material.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants I wore these out for the first time today in 0 degree temps and snow. They kept me dry and kept the heat in decently for not being snowpants! I have a hard time with getting pants that fit. I ordered a small based on size reviews and guide; I'm 5'6" 135 lbs and have some curves in the hips/thighs and find them to be a little snug over layers but dont limit mobility. I suspect a medium would be baggy but probably would have been ok too. I need a small and a half :p
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did the job! I bought these pants for a backpacking trip to Big Sur during April showers. They worked perfectly for me. I also wore them around the campsite to protect my sleeping clothes from getting wet if I sat on a wet log or anything like that. I do wish there were some kind of pocket on them just because I like pockets, but everything else I wore had a few pockets so it was fine that this did not. Some folks like to be able to put on rain pants without taking their hiking boots off in case of sudden rain. These dont have that function unless you have tiny feet, but that didnt bother me at all. I preferred to have the inside of them clean rather than shove my dirty boots through them. Only time will tell, but so far I am happy with my purchase and the performance over a long weekend trip.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Fit and Nicely Constructed These rain pants not only fit perfectly but are warm and comfortable and wick the rain away. I live in Washington State where we've had more than enough rain days to use them! I would highly recommend these rain pants.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pants for price These are nice rain pants. They are a little thicker than I was expecting. They are waterproof, attractive, good quality and fairly lightweight, just not quite thin enough that I would stick them in a backpack. However, wore during several days in Iceland, and kept me very dry. I recommend them, especially for the price!
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good I like these rain pants - I have used other brands before and they were too warm to wear over other pants. These are breathable and functional.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic pants I purchased these for snowmobiling and took them out yesterday. They didn't let me down. I was warm and dry and most importantly not hot or sweaty at all. I very much enjoyed my time and didn't even think about them after about 30 minutes. I knew they were good to go! Highly recommend these. I'm 5'4", 135lbs and the medium fit perfectly. Thanks for another amazing product!
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rain pants! I had read previous reviews which indicated that these pants ran small and tight. (Reviews on Amazon) I am normally a women's large, because I need the length and I tend to wear layers underneath. I ordered an XL and I was swimming in them. Great pants. Quality construction. I had to return though because they were just too big.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for football games I got a pair and wore them to watch WSU play in a torrential down pour. They kept me dry and warm. Easy to fit over a pair of pants. I won't go to another game without them.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Keeps You Dry I wore these over my pants when coaching track practice in the NW rainy Spring. Kept me super dry in 3 hours of rain multiple times. I also wore them in Iceland hiking for 4 hours in torrential rain. Again, stayed very dry.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good pant-not so good fabric I have recently bought this pant and used it for the first time last week in Alaska, during an all day rainy week. I used it almost all the time and always kept my under layers dry. I tried them on also without the under layers and felt comfortable as well in contact with skin. They allowed me any movement I needed to do during camping, hiking, and also sailing. They are very comfortable and looks really nice on me. I am 5'2'' and curved although my 110 lb, 27 1/2 waist and 38 1/2 hip, with regular inseam. Following the chart size I am an S, but as I already have another Columbia pants -snow pants, convertible pants- I know I am XS, so that's what I asked for and it fits perfect on me!! The only issue is that when arriving home I noticed that the bottom was a little scrapped and also got a small gash on one side. I could not believe that because I carefully avoided sitting down on surfaces that could damage the pant. I felt really disappointed when seeing that after the first use, specially because I loved the pant. I would like a harder fabric for the pant.
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rainpants My pants fit perfectly, but the only thing was they were too long. I chose regular instead of the short length. I will probably return these and reorder in the short length.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough and comfortable These pants have exceeded my expectations. I work as an outdoor professional and wear these for 5-6 hours at a time. I purchased a size medium. I am normally a small, but the medium fits perfectly in both waist size and length. I wear these over my regular work pants too. They are very lightweight which keeps my legs from getting too hot with both these and my regular pants on (hiking in about 50-60 degree weather). However, even though they are lightweight, they are tough. I push through a lot of brush (I don't hike on trails) on steep terrain, and these pants haven't ripped. I would not wear these as my only pants unless I was somewhere very, very hot as they are pretty thin. I like that you can adjust the tightness of the ankles to prevent the pants from riding up. They also fit nice in relation to where they fit on the hips. They are not up at the belly button, but they aren't low risers either.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from totally preforms as described Purchased three months ago and have worn a dozen times in rain, 20mph wind, and snow. They have gotten me outside when I would not have gone before and I was totally comfortable.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I hoped for I live in the Pacific Northwest and rain is an ubiquitous presence. My wife needed something to keep her legs dry while walking the dogs, so I got these rain pants as a gift. They were perfect -- fitted so well she sometimes forgets she still has them on and wears them around the house. They keep the rain out but still breathes. I thought the legs might be long, but they work very well as they fit over her boots and just down to the foot. I am truly happy.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little short Had to replace my other waterproof pants because they had sprung a leak and was very happy with how these pants keep the water out! I use them for biking to work in Portland and they've been great in pouring rain. I'm 5' 5" and I ordered an XS-- they fit well but are a little short, didn't exchange them for a S because I liked the fit around the waist and despite being short they still don't leak. Highly recommend them!
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice and dry I have worn many rain pants over the years and these perform perfectly. The fit is perfect for the more athletic build an XS actually fits (yahoo). no frills, nothing to go wrong, perfect simple design.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Bought these rain pants last year for a 2 week trek through Patagonia. In that region, one can see all 4 seasons (in an extreme way) in one afternoon. They kept me dry when I needed to be. I am normally a size 4 and the the Small size was perfect to wear other pants. I still had room to move.
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant Bought these for my wife and she loves them.They pack up small so they are always available.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for commuter cycling in rain Great for cycling in the rain in Seattle! Fit: If you are planning to wear them 'over' other pants, get a size up for sure. I am on average a size 6 (depending on the cut of the pant in question) and I ordered a size medium in these pants. Had plenty of room to pull on over my clothing-even my bulkier pants. They have a draw string waist to make up any difference so are very forgiving if you happen to find you have more room than you need in them on any certain day i.e. wearing them over thin pants vs. thicker pants underneath. NOTE: They would not be considered 'relaxed through hip and thigh' so if you are lucky enough to have great curves, take this into consideration and get a size up x2 for the scenario of wearing over your other clothing. These pants are cut fairly straight down from the waist. Waterproof - YES - Rain has just run off every time. Would recommend to a friend, enemy, frienemy(?) Happy rainy trails to all!
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great pant but HUGE These pants run really really large. I ended up with an XS and they were still too large and had to sadly return
Date published: 2013-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pressure washing pant I work in a marina, and sometimes I have to pressure wash boat bottoms in the fall.(yuk) If I can't keep dry I am going have a miserable day or change my clothes 10 times. These do a great job!
Date published: 2013-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs Very Small for hips! I am typically a pants size 10. Seeing that these run small, I ordered a large. They are still very tight around the hips. I will be sending them back to get a size XL.
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy-care dryness The pants fit well and feel good on the skin, even when wet. The leg cuff is wide enough to get on over non-bulky shoes and can then be tightened. The thing I love most is that they can be thrown in the dryer on delicate, and they dry in a jiffy. Or, if I hang them in a line, they dry inside and out without having to be turned that way. That's important to me, because I use them on my rafting trips. It saves lots of time between them.
Date published: 2013-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rain Gear Pants These pants are awesome! Keeps out the rain and the mud. The Velcro tightening/hemming feature on the bottom of the leg is ingenious, it's great for shorter heights. The only thing is these pants are not very breathable and lack pockets, other than that a great buy. Buy a size up so they are not so bulky when layering in the winter months.
Date published: 2013-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting the job done. These pants are great! I was looking for an alternative to snow/ski pants- less bulk but just was waterproof. These do the job perfectly! I use them regularly for XC skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing adventures. They are holding up really well in the knee and bum area on the jagged ice. They fit well too and allow plenty of movement for my 5'6, size 10 frame. A regular inseam is just right.
Date published: 2013-02-05
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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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