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.
Overall rating:
4.87 / 5
4.9
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5
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22 out of 23(96%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Review 1 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
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 2 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
True to Size
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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 3 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
True to Size
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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 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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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 5 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
True to Size
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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 6 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
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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 7 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
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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 8 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
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 9 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 10 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
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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 11 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
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
True to Size
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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 12 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfort and cuteness

PostedApril 16, 2015
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Patsario49
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
True to Size
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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 13 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Shorts

PostedApril 7, 2015
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JSuss
Location: Woodland, 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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The style and fit of these shorts are all I have ever wanted. I am 5'3" and curvy with a small waist. I love the drawstring waist, for I can make them fit perfectly around my curves. The length is the most flattering out there and the fabric always looks great and is incredibly durable. Great dressed up or down for adventures!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for traveling

PostedApril 4, 2015
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guardian
Location: Florida, 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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Fabric light weight, does not wrinkle and stay looking good all day.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

The perfect every day shorts

PostedApril 4, 2015
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Grandmaof5
Location: Tampa, FL
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
Love these shorts! They're comfortable and long enough on my 5'4" frame. I wear them everywhere from shopping to kayaking.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Shorts Ever!

PostedFebruary 20, 2015
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mountainmom
Location: salt lake city, ut
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shorts are great! They are so comfortable! They fit perfect without being too snug or feeling sloppy or loose. It seems like the longer I wear them the more comfortably they fit. The length is not too long or short (I'm almost 5'8") and they will be a good protection from the sun. I am looking forward to wearing them in warm weather all spring and summer. Thank you Columbia for finally adding more colors, I love the india ink blue color! I would buy even more of these if there were more colors--like a green or darker gray but for now these are awesome. Please never stop making these!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

GREAT MATERIALS

PostedJanuary 22, 2015
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JCARLEY
Location: ILLINOIS
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
THEY ARE A BIT LONGER IF U ARE A PETITE PERSON, BUT I Will BUY AGAIN IN ANOTHER COLOR. FABULOUS MATERIALS That DRY QUICK
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

So comfortable and flattering

PostedNovember 15, 2014
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GinaS
Location: California
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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 19 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
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5 / 5
5 / 5

My favorite short ever!

PostedOctober 18, 2014
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deebla
Location: los angeles
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 love these shorts and have purchased all the colors. They are cut slimming following the form of the leg, which is way more attractive than the squared off bermuda type shorts. I love getting them on sale, but would pay full price if they had more colors. They have just the right amount of stretch for comfort, and pockets for holding keys and necessities. I hope they keep making these forever!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Long Short
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

BEST SHORTS I'VE EVER OWNED!

PostedSeptember 11, 2014
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SAMMAC
Location: UT
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I LOVE THESE SHORTS. I BOUGHT 3 PAIR FOR MY SELF, 2 PAIR FOR EACH OF MY DAUGHTERS. THEY LOVE THEM TOO! SERIOUSLY COLUMBIA, DO NOT EVER STOP MAKING THESE SHORTS!!! YOU OUT DID YOUR SELF WITH THESE SHORTS. PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING!
S.MAC
I would recommend this product.
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