Columbia Aruba Roll-Up Pants for Ladies
Fabric is critical for me. Don't want knit/stretchy pants. These are all nylon with a slight texture. They don't cling and are flattering front and BACK! I want pants that slightly "graze" the body and these do just that. I have the black and sage and will order more. Nothing shows through those colors. The fossil is not see-through but leans toward that. Fossil is lighter than shown here. Sage leans more towar d a dark khaki than green. Looks great with orange, yellow. Please keep making these pants. Some of us still have very nice bodies but knit/stretchy fabic reveals less than perfectly toned flesh. Needed a ten instead of ususal size 8. I wear these to the gym.
February 12, 2015
Ordered large based on reviews, but too bit
I'm an average frame, 5'6", 145 lbs, 36-33-40. Reading sizing comments and looking at the sizing chart, I wanted to make sure the pants would be a comfortable fit around the waist. I ordered a 12 and it was way too big...by probably 1.5-2" in the waist which made it sit low. I could have slid them down over my hips. The hips were a little roomy as a result, but might be worth a comfort factor if you're fishing all day. The pants were also about 1.5" too long. I didn't have time to return this item, so wore a non-constraining belt and kept the pants rolled up and buttoned. 2 zippered pockets #back and on leg# and 2 slit pockets at waist -- a little small for functional things like phone or camera but ok. Three stars because of challenges, but if you can get the sizing right I would recommend them for a knock-around pant.
February 8, 2015
Runs Small Size Up
I wear standard 8/10 in most all brands out there. 10 was too tight in waist but fit good elsewhere, so due to quality & selection re-ordered 2 pairs in 12. At 5'7.5" 145-150 lbs more of a boy's waistline suggest if you are thicker waisted, to size up one from regular fit, even Columbia standard fit. Regular length was fine, tend to have longer legs for height. Nice trim looking pant for warm, hot humid climes along w/working on farm, riding horses, or motorcycle riding. Good all around pant. Rise also plenty generous which is a must for an active pant - would say a tad higher than mid rise, won't have to worry about plumber's crack.
March 14, 2014
I was super excited to receive these pants in the mail. My plan was to use them on an upcoming trip to Thailand. The fit was great all over except the length. I wish Columbia offered Short, Regular, or Long options. I would have gladly exchanged them if these options were available. Needless to say I did end up sending them back. I am 5'2" 115lbs. I ordered a size 2. They fit perfectly other than the length.
January 28, 2015