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  • Omni-Shield™ repels water and stains
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • 2-way stretch, gusset and articulated knees free up your legs
  • Zippered thigh pocket
  • Hand pockets; rear pockets have hook-and-loop closure
  • Roll-up legs convert pants to capri length
  • Straight-leg styling


View all Columbia Women's Hiking Pants

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Best Use Hiking
Fabric 96% nylon/4% elastane
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Pant Rise Mid
Inseam (in.) 29.5 inches
Gender Women's
Weight 11.2 ounces

Size chart

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yay, perfect! Small people like to hike too and someone finally made the perfect pants for us!! I'm 5'2 113 lbs and these fit absolutely perfectly -- at the waist, the hips, and length. They are super cute on (slim & feminine), and are very comfortable with a lightweight material that has lots of stretch. The bottom can be rolled up, although the buttons to secure the cuff can be a little bit hard to fasten. But I can't complain because I love everything else about these pants so much. Even the color is perfect...medium gray with just the slightest tinge of dark olive. More colors for these pants would be great!!
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More attractive - but a burr magnet I wore these many times on a recent 1 month trip to Africa. I do think they felt more stylish than other pants of this type (mainly REI Sahara) and they were very comfortable. I liked the capri option. The two drawbacks is zippable/slightly safer pocket space is very minimal and it collected a lot of burrs/seeds during walking safaris, that took a lot of persistence to individually pick off. I don't remember that issue with the many Saharas I had. In summary I am glad I bought them but if you are going to be in areas of grass, they aren't the best choice.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best hiking pants I've found I have struggled to find hiking pants that I like that are practical, comfortable and have a semi-flattering fit (I wish I didn't care about that part, but hey, I do) and these are pretty great. They fit well, are very comfy and even hold up against light rain. I fell in a lake while wearing these though and, while parts remained dry, the parts of my pantlegs submerged the longest got completely soaked, so you still would need rain pants in a downpour. Personally, I would like them to be a little higher wasted, but it's not a fatal flaw.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy - great for travel or outdoors activities! Bought these in July 2016 and love them! I'm 5'2, 120 lbs and the 2 Short fits my curvier thighs. I've had problems with other Columbia pant styles squeezing the area above my knee. :) Straight leg silhouette is stylish and keeps my short stature from looking overwhelmed with bunches of excess fabric like the wider leg of the REI Sahara pant. Overall, fabric is stretchy enough to allow range of movement and does not become baggy over time. I've worn these while on a cruiser bike tour in Barcelona, touring European landmarks, golfing, and walking around the Arizona desert in 100°F. The hem got wet while we walked along a beach but dried quickly. Wicks sweat wonderfully, and my legs never felt overheated - so comfy. The straps to roll up to capri-length are also useful. Slight pilling on inner thigh but almost negligible. Can't wait to try other colors!
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants for any adventure These pants fit great (true to size) and the short length is a perfect inseam. I'm 5'2", 130 lb and usually wear a 4 or 6; the 4 fit but the 6 was a better fit for being active. The pants stretch, dry easily, fit flatteringly, don't show dirt, are very breathable, and all around great. highly recommended for hiking, traveling, or just wearing around!
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just for hiking Most hiking pants are loose or even baggy. These fit so nicely I am wearing them every day. This is not to say that they aren't good for hiking. The material is a little stretchy so movement, even scrambling over rocks, is easy. They are also water resistant, meaning less time in not-so-comfortable rain pants when it is wet. My best outdoor buy this year!
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome, lightweight, multipurpose pants I can't believe I'm the first person to write a review for these pants. They are fantastically versatile. I have hiked and traveled in them. Perfect with a base layer in Patagonia, during the hot summer months in Madrid, in even in the plane. Can't tell you how much I love these pants. Just wish REI carried them in more colors.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute, comfortable, functional These pants are great! Really comfortable they are actually cute (not the case for a lot of hiking pants). I'm 5'2" and the petite length fit me perfectly. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-03-02
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According to the size chart, it seems my hip fits a medium, but my waist fits more of a large. What size would you suggest?

Asked by: mountainfresh85
​Sizing is numerical rather than small, medium, and large. We recommend comparing your measurements to the size chart to determine which numbered size will fit you best. If you are still between sizes, sizing up or down may be a matter of personal preference on if you would rather have your pants slightly small or slightly large.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-30

I love these pants but the short length is too short for me, so much so that I need to return them. Why don't you offer these in regular length online or in store?

Asked by: Bkny2041
The regular length pants are available here:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-12
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