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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40 out of 41(98%)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

great active short

PostedAugust 21, 2015
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Location: Kansas
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
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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 2 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Lightweight and the right length

PostedAugust 17, 2015
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Location: Milwaukee
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these shorts. I wear them all the time. I'm 5'2" and they come just past my knees -perfect! If they get wet, they dry in no time at all. The fabric is perfect for traveling -no wrinkling and very packable. I don't see the need for a zipper -pull-on with a stretchy waist and drawstring is just fine.
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

A Terrific Pair of Shorts!

PostedAugust 16, 2015
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Location: Leawood, Kansas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A friend introduced me to these shorts, and I love them. They are very flattering and are great for travel and for those times when you don't want to wear shorter shorts. I like them so much that I ordered another pair right away!
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

The perfect edition to your closet

PostedAugust 6, 2015
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Location: Seattle
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:Yes
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Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these. I'd say I love these shorts but I have pants, capris, shorts, and long shorts and I love them all. Very comfortable, travel well, and the fabric functions exactly how they should on the trail. I wear a size 12 and bought a size 14 based on the other reviews and they fit comfortable. I could probably go with a 12 and say the same thing but I prefer more flex on the trail. These are my go to items for nearly everything. Light weight and perfect for hot summer nights.
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

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 6 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
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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 7 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE these shorts!

PostedAugust 5, 2015
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Location: Portland, OR, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm leery about buying clothes online, but sure hit the jackpot with these shorts! They fit perfectly and I love wearing them - so comfortable with a lightweight stretchy fabric that never binds. The elastic drawstring waist keeps it as snug as you want. I'm tempted to buy several more pairs lest they disappear on me, especially since I couldn't find them in the outlet store.
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 Shorts

PostedAugust 3, 2015
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Location: Rockville, MD, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These pants are super comfortable, fit well and are great for almost anything. The longer length makes them good for everyday wear as well as sports. I would love to see them in more colors.
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

I have every color now!!

PostedJuly 31, 2015
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Location: New Jersey
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
These shorts are comfortable, light weight and cool. These shorts are modest for a lady that wants to hide aging legs. The material is very flexible; there is no binding.
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

Excellent quality and great length

PostedJuly 26, 2015
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Location: Jupiter, FL, USA
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 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 11 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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Location: MD
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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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 12 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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Location: Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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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 13 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
User Rated Sizing: 
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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 14 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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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
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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 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 15 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
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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
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 16 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
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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 17 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
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 18 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
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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 19 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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Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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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 20 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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Location: Arizona, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
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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