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Rated 3 out of 5 by from No pockets! I'm a larger woman and wanted to add a new pair of hiking pants to my inventory, and at first I thought that these were perfect. They fit great, have good stretch, and a short ramble showed that they're breathable and don't chafe my thighs. HOWEVER, they only have one pocket, and it's in an annoying location further down the thigh. It barely fit my (admittedly large) phone, and when I think about dealing with no easy access waist pockets while backpacking I can't imagine it. I'll be returning these. Disappointing that they're literally the only plus size hiking pants REI stocks and they're not usable for me.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiking pants! These pants worked very well for me. I'm 5'4, and I usually wear size 16W dress pants. I got these in size 18W, and they are a perfect fit. They have a snap and a drawstring, which i really like because usually pants will have a big gap in the back, but with the drawstring I can adjust the waist to fit. There is only one pocket and it is on the left leg. It fits my iPhone 6 pretty well. I usually carry a waist pack for water and keys and things, but I do wish they had more pockets. The material is light weight and very comfortable. I would like these in different colors!
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These pants are so comfortable. I never ever write reviews, but after wearing these pants, I had to. It is nearly impossible to find plus size clothing for outdoor activities, and I was skeptical when ordering these . No need to be. They fit great, are lightweight, and stretchy. We are hiking in Grand Teton and Yellowstone and knowing that I won't have to wear jeans that get soggy and baggier as the day goes on is great. I'm tall and they are just the right hem length. I ordered more!
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stop and Buy These Fabulous Pants! I have a horrible time trying to find pants that fit well and look good. I am what they call a "curvy pear shaped", and trying to find outdoor pants that fit is a nightmare. Bought these for my trip to Iceland and they were perfect! Lightweight, water/wind resistant, lots of stretch, and I was able to wear long johns underneath and not look bulky. Would buy them in every color if they had more options!
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally! Nice pants for plus size. Finally a plus size hiking pant. I got a size 18. These pants are very light weight with a lot of stretch. They have a normal snap at the waist with a zipper. But they also include a draw string to make custom fit. The bottom hem has an elastic draw string to cinch in the hem to keep out bugs. I had to have them tailored because they are about 5-6" too long as I'm 5'3". I gave it 4 stars as there is only on pocket and they don't come in petite.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits SO well! I usually wear an 18 but have two pairs of these pants in size 16, and they fit really well! I wish they also came in taupe or brown or navy. The only thing that keeps my review at 4 stars is the ridge running down the center of each leg. It feels odd on my knee as I walk. However, the comfort and fit of the pants are so great!
Date published: 2015-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Pants... I bought these pants in October for a trip to Mammoth hiking and I still wear them. They're comfortable and breathe well. I don't feel constricted in them at all. I'm plus sized and about 5'9" and didn't have to hem the pants. The only thing I wish they would change is the drawstring. I prefer a belt and some elastic in the waistband for stretch.
Date published: 2015-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lightweight Pants Taken these on the trail several times and love the fit. They're comfortable, stretchy, and don't fall down my hips when climbing steeper trails. Only caveat is to emphasize the lightweight nature. Great if they get wet, not so great if you're scrambling over brush or logs. No protection. Wish they had a version in a heavier duty material that could take some punishment.
Date published: 2015-08-10
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Questions & Answers

How are the thigh widths?  I'm a size 16W, but I have a smaller waist and larger hips and thighs.  Typically, Columbia pants run small in the thigh.  

Asked by: KLU
Based on feedback, the Just Right Straight Leg Pants will fit true to size to slightly larger. The pants do have 2-way stretch for added comfort.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-01

How high is the rise? I know it says "mid" but that can mean a lot of things! If anyone can measure from the center crotch seam to the waistband I'd appreciate it hugely!

Asked by: kbennall
​ The rise is approximately 11.5 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-07

Other cargo pants I've owned stretch (which is great -- as opposed to ripping), however -- they very, very quickly get baggy and sloppy. Do these hold up for many hours of wear without getting baggy and sloppy?

Asked by: Muzikayaker
Based on reviews, these pants hold up well to stretching. They have 2-way stretch for added comfort and run true to size to slightly larger. So, if you are looking for a tighter fit we recommend to size down.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-26

Can someone please tell me the inseam length for the 1x and 2x? I'm 5'10" and have a really hard time finding pants that fit well! Thanks!

Asked by: Adirondack Amy
​The inseam for both pairs is 32 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-04
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