Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant

Columbia Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant

These amphibious pants feature zip-off legs for quick-change versatility in or out of the water. For 2012, this updated classic features a softer, more comfortable nylon fortified with Omni-Wick® technology so they feel wonderful and dry fast.
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4.2
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38 out of 42(90%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Review 1 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Fit was not too good

PostedMay 23, 2012
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Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I like the Columbia convertibles.....I have serveral....However, this latest purchase doesn't fit at the top (these are just below waist pants). I thought with the elastic band on either side the fit wouldn't be an issue, however that isn't the case. One of the issues with buying online...can't try on prior to purchasing. Fit through the hips/legs and length is good.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great hot weather hiking pants.

PostedJuly 3, 2012
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Location: Virginia
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 hiked in these pants in 105 degree temps on Comb Ridge in southeast Utah and was comfortable. I'd planned to unzip the legs but decided against doing so to protect my knees from sun reflected back from the slick rock.
My waist is small in proportion to my hips, so I added small darts to each side in front and was able to do without a belt.
The fabric is tough and survived several episodes of negotiating rock slides on the seat of my pants unscathed. I like the pants so well I bought a second pair.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

best work pants ever

PostedJuly 11, 2012
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Location: Portland oregon
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best work pants ever. I can bend, sit , twist and get up and down in them and they look great too.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Finally a hiking pant for a woman with curves.

PostedJuly 12, 2012
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Location: CT
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I've had issues finding pants that fit me. I'm right on the cusp of sizes. These pants fit well in the waist, but are a little baggier in the legs than I wanted, but other than that, they are very functional, light weight and good quality. I do recommend them
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good product

PostedJuly 21, 2012
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Location: NJ
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This pant is good for me. Just a little large, but it is OK.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

good on-the-water pants

PostedJuly 11, 2012
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Location: Gulf Coast
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 bought 2 pair for working on boats in the summer sun. They are very lightweight if you chose them for sun protection (like me). If its just too hot, they are convertible to a nice bermuda length short. One cargo pocket zippers and the other has a button. They are win.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great quality.

PostedJuly 26, 2012
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Location: Gardner, MA
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
True to size.
Prompt delivery.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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3 / 5
3 / 5

I have not yet used this item since it was purchased for an event yet to happen

PostedJuly 31, 2012
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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
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was truly disappointed in the sizing. I tried to find these hiking pants in local stores so that I could try them on. No luck. I tried on other Columbia pants so as to have a size indicator. Then I ordered a size large because all the 10's I tried on were too small. Whoa!! when they arrived they were way too big so I had to have them altered at an additional $15. Hemming was part of that---again nothing on line came in a shorter length. There was no time to return the pants since I purchased them for a trip. After the huge amount of money I spent, I hope that they serve me well as I hike in the Four Corners area of the American Southwest.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Loved this product

PostedSeptember 23, 2012
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Location: Las Cruces, NM
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Wore these pants while I hiked part of the Colorado Trail. They were so comfortable! It was hot some days, cold at night, and even rained on us. No matter what the condition, they were great! Would definetly recommend buying this product!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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3 / 5
3 / 5

not thrilled

PostedOctober 26, 2012
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Location: Montclair, NJ
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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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2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I bought these to replace an old pair. These are very light and thin. Not what I expected.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Pants

PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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Location: California
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
Only problem: the snap popped off the pocket the first time I tried to use it, couldn't repair it.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice pants

PostedFebruary 26, 2013
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Location: Portland, Maine
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I am very satisfied with my pants. They run large, so if you are on the border of a size range, act accordingly. I did have to exchange mine but customer service was great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Not the best for curvy girls

PostedApril 22, 2013
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Location: Clearwater, Florida
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm a size 18 hips with a size 14 waist. On our drive to the campsite, I stitched a piece of elastic in the back of the waistband to tighten them up and take in about 4 inches, otherwise I had a serious gap in which both fists would fit.
These do come with some elastic, but it's minimal and barely bunches the fabric.
Other than that, the pants are great. We got caught in a downpour and my soaked pants dried in less than 15 mins. They are lightweight, good for layering over warmer pants, and do not hinder movement as you climb and stretch.
Just wish they understood that curvy girls do exist.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Covnertible pants/shorts

PostedMarch 14, 2013
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Location: California
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The most I have ever paid for shorts. However when you consider. Going on a trip where it's warmer than home. Will wear the pants on the plane, and when we arrice can unzip in the restroom & be in a nice cool paid of shorts. Also like the two extra pockets. One a zipper closure the other a snap closure. Will keep items in the pockets rather than my purse. I ordered 2 pair as I wasn't sure which size.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Size variations

PostedApril 1, 2013
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Location: Mechanicsburg PA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I read others' reviews of this product before purchasing. Due to the size variations, I purchased one pair in size M and one pair in size L. I found the M to be very snug and the L to be very large - so much so that I have to take them to be altered. I don't feel that there should be such a difference between sizes. I am pleased, however, that I was able to purchase them on line because most outdoor sporting stores in my area do not carry them. Columbia has always been my favorite brand.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great cargo-style pants

PostedApril 23, 2013
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Location: Miami, FL
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 pants are comfortable and useful. They fit well, look good, and accomplish what I need them to do (which is to hold many items in the pockets, stay cool in hot weather, dry quickly when I get wet, and still look good). I'm impressed with these pants.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Yes, you should....

PostedMay 13, 2013
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Location: Florida
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Another great product! Love these pants, the mateiral is durable and breathable. Quailty construction and a design that ensures full range of motion. Great for land or water adventures.
I'm vertically challenged, so they are a little long. However, the material is easy to hem.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Aruba V

PostedMay 22, 2013
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Location: Portland, Oregon
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
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These trousers are excellent. I bought them for my wife who lives in southern China. The weather can be very wet one minute and very hot and humid the next. Being able to switch back and for the between shorts and trousers work very well in this climate. In addition, the workmanship and quality of this item are quite good. I highly recommend.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Careful re/ your size and expensive return shipping

PostedJune 18, 2013
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Location: NJ
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Just want to say how disappointed I was. I carefully measured and followed size guide, received my pants and they practically fell off. It cost $12.25 to return. I'll certainly think twice before ordering again as much as I' have enjoyed previous products.
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Review 20 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfy

PostedMay 24, 2013
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Location: Miami, FL
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
Fits well and is great material. Drys very fast.
I would recommend this product.
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