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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67 out of 69(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

My most favorite shorts EVER!!!!

PostedMarch 2, 2014
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Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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 can't say enough good about these shorts. The material is awesome; stretches and moves with you without stretching out of shape; extremely comfortable in our hot, humid climate; flattering cut.
PLEASE NEVER stop making them.
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

Comfortable Drawstring Fit

PostedJuly 1, 2014
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Location: Wausau, WI
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
If you are looking for a /comfortable/workable fit without feeling strangled by tightness these shorts are for you. I am not a large person but have curvy hips that these shorts hide without the tight hugging features of most styles. In other words they are slimming.
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

So comfortable and flattering

PostedNovember 15, 2014
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Location: California
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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Runs a Little Large
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These are my new favorite shorts for hiking and for around town. They are a little loose in the waist but they have a drawstring which helps to bring it in a little.
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

Functional and Flattering!

PostedJune 12, 2015
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Location: Virginia Beach
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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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 5 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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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
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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 6 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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Location: Seneca, SC
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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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 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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Location: Vancouver, WA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
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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

Love these shorts

PostedJuly 23, 2015
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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 9 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My new favorite shorts

PostedAugust 5, 2015
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Location: Seattle
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 liked the pair I ordered so much I ordered a second pair. They are a bit long for shorts (about halfway between capris and shorts) so they may not be best for very hot weather. But they are nice looking and oh so comfortable. I brought four pairs of shorts on my recent vacation, and I had to force myself to wear anything but these.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Shorts

PostedAugust 6, 2015
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Location: Denver, CO, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was skeptical that these shorts would work on me, despite the positive reviews. I tried them anyway, and must say the reviews are spot on. They are stretchy and lightweight, and very comfortable. I am 5-7, 140 (bought a size 10, normally wear an 8), with some weight around my middle. These shorts did not accentuate that, and I felt that they actually made me look slimmer.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great active short

PostedAugust 21, 2015
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Location: Kansas
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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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 very comfortable, form flattering and lightweight. Love the versatility from trail to yoga class.
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

Absolute Favorite Shorts!

PostedAugust 27, 2015
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Location: Fremont, 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 bought a pair of these in gray because they looked good online and looked like they'd be long enough for me (I'm 6 feet and have trouble finding long shorts). These are my favorite shorts -- so comfortable and easy to care for. I bought them in every available color and wish I'd bought more. I can't get enough of these lightweight and stylish shorts!!!
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

Love Love Love the Womens Anytime Long Shorts!!!

PostedAugust 29, 2015
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Location: Chula Vista, 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
These shorts fit me very true to size, love the light weight but strong material, love the style and length and love the fact that they are nice and stretchy and so comfortable!!! The black is not a "black" black but more of a soft black that is very nice too. My only complaint is that I can't order more of these as most sizes and colors are sold out!! I wish I had discovered them earlier!
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

These shorts are a perfect length!

PostedJanuary 28, 2016
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Location: Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
These shorts are longer than "shorts", a little longer, and are perfect for many occasions that you may not want to look like you are wearing shorts. The fabric washes well, and does not wrinkle. I bought 1 pair last year, and loved them so much I could hardly wait for them to be on sale this spring, so bought 2 more pair.
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

Comfort and cuteness

PostedApril 16, 2015
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Location: Santa Maria
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 haven't worn these yet since it is still a little cool for me outdoors. But I have tried them on and I know I will enjoy wearing them when the weather warms up a little more. I am between a size 8 and 10, so I ordered the size 10 and they fit perfect.
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 these shorts!

PostedApril 29, 2015
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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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Review 17 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shorts!

PostedApril 30, 2015
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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 18 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE

PostedMay 14, 2015
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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 19 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love these!!

PostedMay 15, 2015
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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 20 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love them

PostedJuly 23, 2015
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Location: Iowa, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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Runs Very Small
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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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