Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short

Columbia Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short

Treated to resist rain, stains and harmful UV rays, this durable stretch-nylon women’s short features a longer, just-above-the-knee length that’s at once versatile and flattering for dynamic outdoor activity. Two-way stretch and an adjustable drawstring at the waist deliver the perfect comfortable fit.
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31 out of 32(97%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Review 1 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent quality and great length

PostedJuly 26, 2015
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Nightowl615
Location: Jupiter, FL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought several of these shorts in black and washed them along with an old pair that I had for two years. When they all came out of the dryer I couldn't tell the old pair from the new ones because the old pair still looked so fresh and new. I love the longer length that hits just above my knees and has a slimming appearance. Great comfort and style.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great pair of shorts!

PostedJuly 25, 2015
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Celestial
Location: MD
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased these in a beautiful blue color to use in teaching yoga, Pilates and group fitness. They're very comfortable and I continue to be very pleased with Columbia products in their lightweight fabrics and durability.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love them, so comfortable.

PostedJuly 24, 2015
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Digger69
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
We do alot of boating, the shorts are so cool and comfortable, if they get wet they dry right out.
Love them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love them

PostedJuly 23, 2015
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brenda52
Location: Iowa, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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Great material, light weight & so comfortable, they do not lose their shape. I purchased a pair in a store and could not find them anywhere else so went to Columbia web site and ordered a pair in every color!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfy, comfy, comfy

PostedJuly 23, 2015
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katmat
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I am so excited. I just received these shorts today. They fit like a dream, are very complimentary and feel so soft on. I purchased two pairs for a cruise in August. I can't wait to wear these.
I am 5'2, weigh 167 and normally wear a size 12. I ordered up to insure a fit. And they do fit. Very flattering.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these shorts

PostedJuly 23, 2015
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1Sharon1
Location: Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased these because I wanted something shorter than a capri that did not come much above my knee. These shorts are perfect for that purpose. I am 5'4" and these came just about to my kneecap while standing. The fabric is light weight and comfortable. They washed up really nice as well. The only, very slight, negative is that they have a tie at the waist that is really extra long. I just tuck it down inside the waistband for now but may remove it all together.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these shorts!

PostedJuly 22, 2015
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Rvrraft
Location: Vancouver, WA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wear mine dragonboat paddling, gardening, hiking, or just out. They are light-weight and crazy versatile!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Hiking Shorts

PostedJuly 18, 2015
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SheRa15
Location: Seneca, SC
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Love these shorts. They are very light weight, super comfortable, and dry very quickly. They look great as well. I am always being asked "Where did you get those shorts?" Please don't stop making these! They do stretch out a little while being worn, so the waist ties are good to have.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love my Anytime Outdoor Shorts

PostedJuly 18, 2015
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Onobtime
Location: New Jersey
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I own at least 10 pair of these Anytime Outdoor shorts and pants, and have worn them for over a year now in many conditions. Wore these through out my second pregnancy (very comfortable and stretched great), after having baby, and now for hiking, walking, everyday use, and they are so comfortable. Only things I have found is that these are great everyday shorts, but if you are hiking through any brush or bushwhacking, they tend to snag easy. The material is light, but be careful in the backcountry. Also, the drawstring is great, but often comes out in the wash. I have knotted mine at the end to hold it. Drawstring can be threaded manually, as I've done this many times, but it takes about 5-10 minutes, so not convenient when in a rush. Overall, I love these shorts and pants.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Sizing is Off

PostedJuly 2, 2015
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LyndaM
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I have the pant version of the Anytime Outdoor and they're great. Love the fabric and they're very comfortable. Figured I would love the shorts too but the sizing for these is way off. I bought an 8 and a 10 because I wasn't sure what I'd need (my AO pants are 10's but are a bit loose on me). The 8's were too tight and the 10's were huge! I had to send them both back.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Shorts EVER

PostedJune 30, 2015
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Elmo222
Location: Arizona, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I live in Arizona. These shorts stay cool and dry. If I jump in the pool they dry quickly. Incredibly comfortable. Fit true to size. I loved them so much I bought 3 pairs.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Hiker's Adventure Gear

PostedJune 19, 2015
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eshencan2
Location: San Jose, CA.
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I absolutely love and need these shorts. They serve more than one function. Besides being extremely comfortable and breathable, they are a great river short and for kayaking. They drain water well and dry quickly. I own 4 pairs and want more! Living in California, allows me to wear them year round.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Functional and Flattering!

PostedJune 12, 2015
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djg22
Location: Virginia Beach
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
These shorts are great if you're looking for longer length. They hit me right at mid knee. They are super comfortable and flattering since the legs are slimmer cut. I purchased the size 10 and they fit perfectly--I'm 5'7" and 160 pounds.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Barely There Comfort

PostedMay 17, 2015
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MomOfSi12
Location: Georgia, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are so comfy that I almost feel naked... not an exaggeration! I bought one pair and now I want one in every color. They also look really great on... I have a plump backside and they fit every inch with no binding or gaps anywhere. Buy them!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these!!

PostedMay 15, 2015
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AImeee
Location: St. Louis
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought one pair to try, then bought two more! These are comfortable and flattering. The longer length works because the fit through the thigh is slimming without being tight. Highly recommend!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE

PostedMay 14, 2015
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JillButton
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I LOVE these shorts. I bought them in two colors and am already regretting not getting a third! They're really comfortable and the fit is flattering.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for teaching/practicing yoga

PostedMay 6, 2015
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katspank
Location: Florida, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
I'm a yoga teacher and am constantly looking for better shorts, capris, and pants. I LOVE THESE and have bought them in every color except Tusk and would keep buying them if they keep making new colors. They fit nicely, are stretchy, light, well-made, and don't show sweat, which is important when everyone's looking at you, if you know what I mean. I'm 5'3, 130, size 8. I have big hips which they don't accentuate. They fall right below my knees.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Summer go to pants

PostedMay 5, 2015
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Tennessean
Location: Knoxville, TN, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are so comfortable and good looking they will be my favorite pair of pants. Length is good for casual evenings. Fabric will wash and dry well for travel. Light Grey is exactly like on my monitor.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts!

PostedApril 30, 2015
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ccswediepie
Location: Dana Point, CA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm 5'9" and they hit mid-knee. Love the length, love the fit. So comfy and slimming.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these shorts!

PostedApril 29, 2015
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NWHoosier
Location: Beaverton, OR
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought the Women's Anytime Outdoor Long Short last year and loved them. They are great for hiking, exercising, yoga and even as water shorts. I was so excited to find them this year and bought another pair for me and one for my sister. Keep offering these shorts; they are great!
I would recommend this product.
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