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First, Columbia makes all my favorite pants. These are rapidly becoming my all-time favorite. I waited to review until I had washed and dried them as I have had pilling issues with other Columbia pants of this material. I washed and dried on delicate cycles, so cold water and low heat, and the pants came out perfectly. I am docking one start simply because these pants have the problem all Columbia brand pants have, they are slightly short in the inseam. I am 5’7” and 140 lbs. I usually wear a size 8 in pants and ordered these in a medium. These pants hit right above my ankle. When I wear them with hiking boots this isn’t an issue, but if I want to wear them in the winter months with casual shoes for work then I’d better have some nice socks on! I wasn’t surprised because I have this issue with all of my Columbia pants in “regular” length. In my opinion, they need to be 1 inch longer and they’d be perfect. I wish Columbia would fix this across the board.
However, I love that I can move, bend, squat, etc in these pants and still have a professional look. This is a requirement for my job and why I keep coming back to this brand despite the slightly too short length. The zipper pockets mean I can store my phone and not worry about it falling out. And ladies, the pockets are actually deep enough to be useful!
My advise is, if you are even slightly on the tall side, but a long IF you can find one. They’re hard to find! Otherwise, just know these are going to hit just above your ankle when standing.