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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38 out of 41(93%)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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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Product

PostedJanuary 5, 2014
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Peak
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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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
Awesome, light and airy... easy to use
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Women's Aruba Pants

PostedNovember 25, 2013
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Lyrical
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good, but not excellent workmanship (poorly finished at the end of a seam). Good, fast-drying material.
The fit is good for women of my age - 61. But let's be honest, the fact that a 140 pound woman can fit into a size small is a bit dishonest. I realize this is an industry-wide trend.
I want to commend the Customer Service department who responded to my email asking general questions about Columbia pants. The Representative was thorough, fast and considerate.
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

Nice fit, nice construction

PostedOctober 13, 2013
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hon808
Location: Honolulu, Hi
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
I found this pants, true to size; unlike other reviewers who found it smaller than what they usually experienced. It's lightweight which means it takes up less space. The legs are easy to zip and un-zip.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Pants!

PostedOctober 9, 2013
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Shellie13
Location: Texas
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
I absolutely LOVE these pants! They are perfect for fishing or any time wear. I usually wear a 10-12 and I ordered the size medium. They are a little snug at first, but they stretch out a little as you have them on and they feel great! Very lightweight, yet durable for the hot Texas summer! I will be ordering the other color as well!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Convertable Pants

PostedSeptember 30, 2013
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LuckyG
Location: Upper Michigan
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These pants are going to be great. The quality is very high. The fit is a little large but comfortable. The length is a little long but I will be able to shorten then before we go to the Islands. The price was right and I expect to get a lot of use out of them.
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

Very durable

PostedSeptember 19, 2013
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MrsB
Location: New Hampshire
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
The material is thin - which is what I wanted - but I was worried about whether or not they would hold up to a rugged mountain climb. They endured very well, and were extremely comfortable. Lots of pockets is also a good thing. I like them.
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

Women aruba V convertible pants

PostedAugust 28, 2013
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OCSami
Location: Ocean City, MD
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
love these convertible pants, fit very nice, I normally wear
petite, Petite was not available, ordered small it is fine except
for length, I'm 5' 1", one hem length too long. Will take on my trip to China since they are light weight.
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

The Medium is closer to a size 12

PostedAugust 27, 2013
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PonteVedraGal
Location: Ponte Vedra 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The design and fabric are great. The only problem is that the Medium is really closer to a size 12...it is very big for a plump size 10!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Must-have pant for adventure travel

PostedAugust 24, 2013
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Kackyn4
Location: Birmingham, AL
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm sorry I delayed so long in acquiring some of these pants. For trips to Africa, Australia, or the Amazon they should be a requirement! They are lightweight, quick-drying and easy to pack. The only downside is that I am 5'4" and had to hem them about 3".
The convertible feature will be nice, but I would have been perfectly happy with a pant of this fabric and comfort.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Suzzie

PostedAugust 18, 2013
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Suzzie
Location: Punxsutawney
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Large
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
These pants run extremely large, they were even too big for my husband who wears a mens size 34! I typically wear a med/large however, will need to exchange them for a small- and hope that fits. I can't speak to the quality or function because I was unable to wear them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

A qualified 'yes'

PostedAugust 16, 2013
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Shea1114
Location: Florida
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
These pants are very lightweight. They would be very comfortable IF...
I ordered the large based on the fit guide. I was at the lower end, but I was hesitant to order the medium because it didn't seem to cover my measurements (my hips were at the lower end of the large), and since I wear a 12 I thought it was a good bet. I had tried on a large in a different style (shorts) and also a 12 (capris), and both fit me perfectly. I thought I was on solid ground.
The large was too big. it gapped out a lot around the waistline and also seemed large around the hip area, but I think the medium would have been too tight. The waistline was barely elastic, and I mean very very slightly on each side.
I might have still considered them, but they were also much too long on me. I would have needed to bring them to a tailor. My legs are a little bit shorter than average, but generally I can get away with regular inseam being slightly long. These were dragging.
The price was great, but I had to send them back (I could not find them locally). That's when "sticker shock" set in. I live in Florida. It cost me nearly $10 to send them back via the USPS. UPS would have been a lot more.
So my advice would be to follow the fit guide and be aware that if you fall around in the middle of the measurements, and you generally have no problem with length, this could be a good pair of inexpensive hiking pants for you. If you are at the lower end or the higher end, it gets a little more into a "gray area." And also be aware that, if you order online, it could be pricey shipping the pants back to Oregon.
I had to pick a "yes" or "no" on recommendation. In reality it is a "Yes...with reservations."
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Good Quality

PostedAugust 16, 2013
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peaker
Location: Denver, CO
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought these pants after looking for a second pair of Columbia pants (209 TL8273) that I purchased 2 yrs ago. Of course, those pants that I loved are no longer available!!! These fit in the seat but too long even tho XS. Zip off legs don't work because pants are tapered and don't have lower leg zippers or tabs. boots/shoes must be removed to get legs off!!! Not a good design. Material is good quality and great pockets.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great pants

PostedAugust 6, 2013
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alohadi
Location: Hawaii
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
My husband got a pair of men's Aruba convertible pants at a local store but they did not carry women's convertibles. Sent for both a Med and Lge as the size chart did not have my exact size. I am a Med on the large side, and the Mediums fit perfectly.
I am taking them on a trip to Italy and having two pairs of pants, long and shorts all in one, saves a lot of room in the suitcase.
They are big enough around the thighs so they do not bind or get "stuck" on the thigh when using them as shorts.
Only problem, they are a bit long for my 30" legs. Otherwise, great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

These pants work for any outdoor situation!

PostedJuly 28, 2013
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mamamindy
Location: 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have to stay out of the sun so these pants help me get out there and make memories with my kids. They are UPF rated but are so light weight and comfortable that I don't sweat to death. If I feel like jumping in water ...I just unzip the pant leg and dive in. I wear them to amusement parks, camping trips, everywhere! LOVE THESE PANTS...totally worth the $50.
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Review 15 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Can't find any that fit

PostedJuly 6, 2013
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Breezey
Location: Indiana
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
Why must you use s/m/l for pants? I tried these in med, the booty was too snug ( yes I have curves, imagine that, a woman with curves). I tried these in large, they were far too large. Also, only one length available? I guess if you have the build of a boy they will fit.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome Pants!

PostedJuly 3, 2013
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Tessa2013
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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
As a female, it has been hard to find long, breathable pants to go hiking in. My husband has these pants (in men's) and ordered them for me because he likes them so much. They are light-weight, breathable, and cover my whole leg. I am 5'3 and if I was a bit taller, the length would be too short.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very comfortable and versatile!

PostedJuly 2, 2013
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BrenV
Location: Knoxville, TN
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 just received these pants, and wore them as shorts to hike in a couple of days ago. They were very comfortable, and were cool on a hot summer day. I like the cargo pockets. I think I will get a lot of wear out of them for hiking and traveling. Would definitely recommend.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great look and fit and choice of colors

PostedJuly 1, 2013
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Lisa51
Location: Chicago
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
Found these pants on the Columbia site. Read the reviews, took the chance that they might be what I am looking for my trip to Vt. Glad I made the purchase because they are comfortable, look nice on, and the sage and fossil colors look great with most anything. I am 5ft 1/2", so I did have to hem them, the story of my life, though.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Pants are perfect

PostedJune 29, 2013
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AMA66
Location: NC
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
I bought these pants for working outdoors in the elements and they have been great. Dry fast, do not stick to my skin in the heat and feel weightless on. Theynrun a little big so a small tuck at the waist has helped a lot. Love the pockets down the legs for hands free items. I would purchase another pair.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women's Aruba™ V Convertible Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Very relaxed

PostedJune 22, 2013
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KDP28
Location: Detroit, MI
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
I tried a different pair of Columbia pants for hiking, but the legs were super tight. These are definitely relaxed. I ordered a medium, as I usually wear an 8. The waist is big, but with a belt its fine. The legs are cut a little big for my taste, but should be comfortable hiking in. The quality is very good.
I would recommend this product.
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