Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant

Columbia Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant

When the storm surges, you’ll be ready. Built to handle the worst of wet conditions, these waterproof-breathable pants feature an Omni-Tech® exterior for the ultimate protection.
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4.333 / 5
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31 out of 32(97%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
Review 1 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant

PostedMarch 1, 2014
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SkeeterBite
Location: Crawfordville,Florida
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
Bought these for my wife and she loves them.They pack up small so they are always available.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great for commuter cycling in rain

PostedFebruary 27, 2014
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SeattleCyclist
Location: Seattle, WA
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
Great for cycling in the rain in Seattle!
Fit: If you are planning to wear them 'over' other pants, get a size up for sure. I am on average a size 6 (depending on the cut of the pant in question) and I ordered a size medium in these pants. Had plenty of room to pull on over my clothing-even my bulkier pants. They have a draw string waist to make up any difference so are very forgiving if you happen to find you have more room than you need in them on any certain day i.e. wearing them over thin pants vs. thicker pants underneath.
NOTE: They would not be considered 'relaxed through hip and thigh' so if you are lucky enough to have great curves, take this into consideration and get a size up x2 for the scenario of wearing over your other clothing. These pants are cut fairly straight down from the waist.
Waterproof - YES - Rain has just run off every time.
Would recommend to a friend, enemy, frienemy(?) Happy rainy trails to all!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Great pant but HUGE

PostedDecember 1, 2013
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Lola144
Location: Islamorada, FL
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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
These pants run really really large. I ended up with an XS and they were still too large and had to sadly return
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Pressure washing pant

PostedNovember 16, 2013
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jo1918
Location: Lakeside, Ohio
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 work in a marina, and sometimes I have to pressure wash boat bottoms in the fall.(yuk) If I can't keep dry I am going have a miserable day or change my clothes 10 times. These do a great job!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Runs Very Small for hips!

PostedJuly 24, 2013
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jazy
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
I am typically a pants size 10. Seeing that these run small, I ordered a large. They are still very tight around the hips. I will be sending them back to get a size XL.
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Review 6 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Easy-care dryness

PostedJuly 12, 2013
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RedFox
Location: Springfield OR
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The pants fit well and feel good on the skin, even when wet.
The leg cuff is wide enough to get on over non-bulky shoes and can then be tightened.
The thing I love most is that they can be thrown in the dryer on delicate, and they dry in a jiffy. Or, if I hang them in a line, they dry inside and out without having to be turned that way. That's important to me, because I use them on my rafting trips. It saves lots of time between them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Rain Gear Pants

PostedApril 14, 2013
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Shauna310
Location: Clarksville, OH
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
These pants are awesome! Keeps out the rain and the mud. The Velcro tightening/hemming feature on the bottom of the leg is ingenious, it's great for shorter heights. The only thing is these pants are not very breathable and lack pockets, other than that a great buy. Buy a size up so they are not so bulky when layering in the winter months.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Getting the job done.

PostedFebruary 4, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: New Mexico
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
These pants are great! I was looking for an alternative to snow/ski pants- less bulk but just was waterproof. These do the job perfectly! I use them regularly for XC skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing adventures. They are holding up really well in the knee and bum area on the jagged ice. They fit well too and allow plenty of movement for my 5'6, size 10 frame. A regular inseam is just right.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Too long

PostedOctober 26, 2012
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Sookey
Location: Indiana
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
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Everything was perfect about these pants. The fit. The waterproof. Except I had to have them shortened about 3 inches, and I wanted to have the Velcro work to tighten the bottom
around the foot, so I had to move one of the pieces of Velcro
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

AWESOME!

PostedOctober 7, 2012
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Kelly13
Location: Silverton, OR
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These keep you warm & dry!! AND as a bonus they look great!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Rain Pants need to come in different lengths

PostedJuly 25, 2012
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Terl
Location: Portland, OR
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
The pants are fine, but since they have openings at the bottom of the legs, they cannot be adjusted (hemmed) easily if you have short legs.
It's nice to have them roomy, so you can wear over normal pants, but to get them big enough for that, they are several inches too long.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A Rainy Spring

PostedApril 29, 2012
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ShesAManiYak
Location: Georgetown KY
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Through several downpours and non-stop drizzling I stayed high and dry. It was nice to get to enjoy some of the benefits of fishing in the rain without feeling like a drowned muskrat. I found my body temperature stayed at a comfortable range too with one exception. When the sun broke through on a few occasions (though never for very long) I found the black pants to attract the heat of the sun. I'm hoping Columbia comes out with these pants in some lighter colors. Maybe some that pair up nicely with their jackets for a polished, pro-uniform look on the water.
I'll give these pants an 8 out of 10. I'm deducting a point because there are no pockets and because of black being the only available color. Other than that, this is a great product that I would recommend to anyone who wants to be able to fish rain or shine.
I would recommend this product.
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Brooklyn, NY
 
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NO POCKETS !!!!!!
Posted December 2, 2012
thanks, reviewer for letting me know.
I never buy pants with no pockets!
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Review 13 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great confort

PostedApril 16, 2012
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Beaver61
Location: Corvallis, OR
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
great looking, comfortable rain pants
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Women's Storm Surge™ Pant

PostedFebruary 10, 2012
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ColdGirl
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Columbia buttered me up saying I am an intelligent and discerning shopper (and good looking, too) in requesting this review. Here ya go.
I plan to use this pant for its intended purpose. It fits a little small in the seat, but that might be my personal problem. I like them.
Activities: Trail, Skiing, Hiking/Trekking, Camping, Other, Mountain Biking
Conditions: Windy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Rain Pants

PostedJanuary 14, 2012
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Tanja
Location: Portland OR
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
They certainly keep the weather out and that is number one. The pull on waist is an improvement, but I find the fit a bit straight for my curvy figure, so a little snug in the hip/thigh and loose in the waist.
The velcro tabs at the ankles are great but I wish they could go tighter for bike riding.
Activities: Hiking/Trekking, Mountain Biking, Commuting
Conditions: City, Rainy, Windy, Freezing
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Finally, petite length waterproof pants!

PostedDecember 22, 2011
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ladyfisher4trout
Location: NE Ohio
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
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have tried on many different pairs of waterproof pants, but until now, I just couldn't find a pair that didn't need to have at least three inches taken off the hem. With the velcro at the ankle, I can snug the hem and not be stepping on them as I walk. Great feature!
The fit is true, just enough room for a base layer.
I have yet to wear them in a heavy rain, so I can not comment.
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Vacation, Fishing - Freshwater
Conditions: City, Snowy, Rainy, Windy, Cement/Asphalt, Muddy
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great for over trousers

PostedNovember 15, 2011
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nowei
Ordered large instead of medium, which is my usual trouser size, since I was looking for something to wear over trousers in the rain.
Fit and quality is great, only pockets are missing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Womens Storm Surge Pants

PostedOctober 19, 2011
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macss2
Location: Salem, Oregon
Fit perfect, love the elastic waist! Nice to keep me dry in the rain!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Waterproof Storm Surge Pants

PostedAugust 14, 2011
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Regi
Location: Ohio
Great pant and fit. Side pockets would have been a nice extra.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Women’s Storm Surge™ Pant
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Pockets?

PostedJuly 25, 2011
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shtunkie
Location: Denver
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I like these, but a few cargo pockets would have been welcomed!
I would recommend this product.
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