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Women’s Back Beauty™ Boot Cut Pant


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Style# 1482621
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Stretch properties in this flattering woven pant provide comfort during dynamic activities and UPF 50 sun protection is built right in, but the real beauty is in the fit; the Back Up waistband construction conforms to your curves and gives you perfect coverage where you need it most.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • Back Up™ waistband for contoured fit and coverage
  • Inseam: 29.5” SHORT, 32” REGULAR
  • Imported

  • 89% polyester/11% elastane Max Lite double weave
Water and Stain Repellent
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 69 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by These pants are the best! They look good, they're super-comfortable, wear well, wash well, can be worn just about everywhere...I love them (and get compliments on them, too!) May 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally! I have been looking for a good pair of hiking pants and am so happy to have found these! Everything I found just did not fit right and I knew I would not be comfortable hiking in them and then I ordered a few pairs of pants from Columbia. I loved three out of the four I ordered and am so happy that they fit well, are very comfortable and super light and easy to pack! These are more form fitting but still flattering- love them! April 10, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good Fit but not my style These pants were true to size and fit well but they were just not my style. Good in the thighs/legs but I wasn't comfortable with the waist/hip cut. April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these I love these pants they are so comfortable I could wear them every day they fit good, look good and feel good . I wear them to town and hiking I'm .going to get another pair. March 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best pants ever I just got these pants in the mail today and I dont ever want to take them off! They are so flattering and the waistband is awesome. The fabric is slick and looks dressy, but the fit and stretch feel like yoga pants. This is seriously the best combination you can get. I wish they came in every color because I'd buy one of each! I am a 12/14 depending on brand of pants and a Large Regular fits like a glove. I'm 5'8", so I usually have issues with finding pants long enough or shrinking up after 1st wash and dry, but since these won't ever shrink I think they're going to be just right. The side pocket is awesome because it's not very noticeable, it lays completely flat, and who doesnt need to slip their I.D. or card/cash somewhere and not have to take a purse?! Columbia hit this one out of the park, like usual. March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth the money I'm 5'4" & very slim built, so the XS Regular fits perfectly. I now have 5 pairs of these. I'm happy that they have brought the waistband up. I think it's well worth the money! I wear them almost every day. They are easily washed, but I never dry anything with long sleeves or long legs except my jeans, short sleeve shirts,camisoles,& a few other items. Laid out to dry, they dry very quickly! The only thing lacking is a hiden small pocket, like most other Columbia products have. They look dressy enough to wear a nice shirt, as well as just lounging around the house. When it's frigid outside, I put longjohns under them. Unfortunately, most of their other pants use numbers starting at 2, & I wear a 0! Please Columbia, start making smaller. Adult sizes! I'll probably start trying their boots, considering I have Reynaud's, along with RA & other conditions. Good job again Columbia! February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ordered second pair LOVE these pants. I ordered a second pair after trying the first one. They fit just slim enough but not a tight fit and the material is smooth and doesn't look like stretch pants. January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite pants! These are by far my favorite pants! They are comfortable, functional and fit me perfectly! I would recommend to anyone! January 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favourite pair of pants!! These pants are fantastic! They are very comfortable and fit well. I love the boot cut. I loved them so much I bought a pair for my mother-in-law and am planning on buying another pair for myself. A great alternative to jeans and sweatpants. I wear a layer of long johns under them for colder weather. December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight and comfy! These pants are very comfortable. The fabric is lightweight and moves easily with you. I like the way the back of the pant is a little higher so when you bend down, you don't have to adjust the back waistline! These look great with a t-shirt or a dressier top! Great quality! October 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just Perfect These are perfect. They are comfortable and you can dress up and dress down. I am normally a size 4/6 but in these pants I'm a size 8. Perfect pants for everyday. I will be using these to travel with on planes and around town. October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite pants! I'm a veterinarian and these pants are perfect for work. Comfortable, professional looking, and yet waterproof so when I get dirty they are easy to just brush off and move on. I love these pants and own multiple pairs. October 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Active Pants I love these pants! I have a smaller waist and larger hips so it can be tricky to find pants that fit properly, but these hug me like a glove. They are extremely comfortable and durable and are now my go-to pants for hiking. September 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Very Unflattering I read lots of great reviews before buying these pants and I really wanted them to work for me but once I tried them on, they looked terrible in the lower waist and crotch area. I had regular brief style panties on underneath. I guess it depends on your shape but for me, they did not look good up top. The lower leg part of the pants looked great. If you are going to wear a long shirt, perhaps it wouldn't matter. I am 5'5" and weigh 150 pounds and ordered medium. My hips are average in proportion to my torso and my rear end is a little curvy. For people of my size and shape, I do not recommend these pants. September 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Color grill Not a fan of this pant in the color grill. Love them in black tho. Another great thing to know about this pant is if you have pets this pant doesn't stick a ton of hair on you. September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by These Are The Comfiest Pants You Will Ever Own I love these pants. They are extremely comfortable and are great to hang out in at the end of the day. I mostly wear them around the house but on a lazy day you can certainly pull them off with a nice top. These are the comfiest pair of pants I own -- I really love everything about them. September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable, versatile, and durable! I have three pairs of these pants (as well as the capri version) and LOVE them. I've been wearing a pair regularly for over two years now and they still are as good as new. In fact, I just wore them on a 10 day off-trail backpack in rough terrain and they were the only pants within our group to survive the outing without damage. I could pull them out of the wash and pair them with a nice top for work tomorrow and no one would know! August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Multipurpose pants! I bought my first pair of these pants because I liked the fabric weight. Then I packed them for an overseas trip, and they were my most-worn item for 2 weeks. I got back and ordered another pair the next day. Oh, and they're great yoga pants, too! July 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by I love these pants, but this is the second pair I bought because I loved the first pair so much. Super comfortable, nice coverage in back, resists water (not waterproof, it rolls off, but will eventually soak through and they're not quick dry#. I like the side leg pocket a lot, convenient for a cell phone or similarly sized item.#I wish there were more#. I use them for hiking, biking and paddling The second pair I purchased had a problem in the inner thigh, the stitching tore through the fabric with the first wear #the seam did not open# and they were not overly tight. I've returned them for a replacement pair because I really did love the first pair I bought and wanted the second pair in black. Now #after I ordered the near pair) I notice the pants have gone on sale for 16 dollars less than I paid. Hmm June 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Pants Ever I took 26 students to Nepal for the month of January, and several of them had these pants, and I was constantly jealous of them! The pants' performance and looks are both amazing. I got some for myself as soon as we got back, and I wish I could just wear them forever. I wish they came in more colors. May 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed Worked with a Columbia representative to find a pair of pants for hiking with a natural waistline. These pants arrived and I couldn't wait to try them on. They fit beautifully except that the crotch depth was too short (if the waist band was on my waist) or else these were meant to ride well below the waistline. Sent back.... Wish Columbia would resume making at least a few pair of pants for women who hike and climb...with a natural waistband rather these all these hip huggers! May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these pants! These are so wonderful, they are comfortable, feel like you are wearing your p.j.s. My daughter in-law has a pair and she also loves them. I now have bought my daughter a pair. Will give them to her when she comes to visit. They wash up great, no fuss no muss. A must have! March 31, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by noisy fabric Because of the 11% omni shield on these pants they felt stiff, and abrasive. I'm surprised that not a single person has said anything about this. I bought these because i wanted a pant that wouldnt pill. The pants fit me very well in XS. I'm 5' and bought short. I would need to hem them. Which was expected. I will be returning them, as the loud rustle of pants and the abrasive feel of the stain resistant fabric is something I can't get use to. Perhaps I'm unusually sensitive, but I'll stick to knit pants. March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by from workouts to office LOVE these pants have 4 pair now and everyone that I suggest them to try them on and fall in love too. Great product just wish they would come in other colors March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by wow! these pants are amazing! bought a pair in the store and liked them so much i ordered another pair online. very comfortable and flattering. they look so great i wear them as casual work pants. January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent quality, excellent fit, excellent function Perfect size pant for 5'4" person! The boot cut is perfect to wear with my snow boots as I do not like tucking my pants in my boots at time! There are water and stain resistant! I have even worn them in windy Chicago as outside pant for layering and I promise you they were slightly wind resistant too! I now own four pair! A great weekend pant, extremely comfortable! Also, a great workout pant! Love the side pocket, can place ID when working out. Fits my little curves right! When I also travel to Florida to spend time I can wear these, they travel great! A must buy! January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love The Boot Cut Love the fact that these are quality active wear pants with a boot cut. Highly recommend them. December 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by A little tight This pant is exactly what I'm looking for except the medium was kind of tight, the boot cut was too wide at the bottom and the waist too far below the natural waist. I think a large in the straight leg will be perfect. I'll be returning them for the large, straight leg. November 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good prouduct sizing was a issue I did like these but felt the size ran a little big. Love the fact that you have the option to chose leg length, this worked well for me. I had to send these back just because they didn't fit well in the waist. When your paying $65 bucks I would want the to fit well. November 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sexy smart pants! Love love love these pants! Want to look tall, sexy, slim & hike, bike, climb and then go to an outdoors cafe in style? These are the sleek, stretchy pants that do it all. Love em!! September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great style My first pair of the "yoga" type pant and I like them so well, I've ordered the skinny version. They seem to run pretty true to size. Like all Columbia products, they're very well made and I expect they will last a long time. August 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Comfortable pants, poor quality I bought these pants 3 months ago to wear hiking and rock climbing. They are great for both purposes, very comfortable and stretchy. The high back is great for under a harness or backpack. As others have said, like outdoorsy yoga pants. However, the material or construction is definitely sub-par. After wearing them 2-3 times and washing once (air-dry only) the pants developed weird stretch marks near the knees and calves. It looks like the stretch fabric got over stretched, sort of like shrink wrap. Hard to describe, but definitely awful looking. These pants fit well, so I don't think it is caused by wearing overly tight pants. I still wear them, because I don't really care if my climbing pants are a little ugly, but I definitely wouldn't buy them again or recommend them to someone else. August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Back Beauty is a great design I bought these because I loved the Back Beauty Capris so much. I did find the Back Beauty length on the boot cut vs the skinny cut had to be different. I needed Short on Boot (& regular on skinny). I wear for lounging, out with boots or tennis shoes, or jogging & yoga in cooler times. The skinny one I also bought, not as versatile, but looks great with longer sweaters for a little extra warmth & inside knee high boots. July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT fit! Am 5'4", athletic build but 32DDD and shortwaisted. So VERY hard to find pants that don't make me look "matronly" and squat. These are terrific! They fit smoothly at the front with no bulging pockets and are very flattering at the rear. Was a great investment, and will purchase both colors now. June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST TRAVEL PANTS EVER This pant FITS great, looks great on, and travels like a dream. Looks new and crisp after two weeks in England. Buy yourself a pair. Or two!! April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfort plus I loved my first pair so much, I just had to purchase a second pair in a different color. The pants are superb for travel. They are lightweight and resist staining. The pants are stretchy without losing shape through wear or laundering. They are comfortable for hiking. They are easy to spot wash and dry as well. If the pant came in tan, I'd purchase that as well. I couldn't remember where I had bought my first pair so I was delighted to be able to find these online directly. I am short, just under 5 feet tall, and the short fit is great after hemming 2 1/2 inches off the bottom. Never a fun chore, but easy to do. March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Women's Back Beauty I just love these pants. They are so comfortable and allow you to move so freely. Have several an will be getting more. March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great pant! I love the material of this pant. I originally purchased to wear it for working out, but have realized that it is easily dressed up and could be worn for work. Very slimming and flattering cut at the top of the waist, too. I have this pant in the skinny cut and boot cut - love them both. February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile, Comfy, Durable By far the best work pants ever! I wear these pants with business casual clothes and heels all the time. They are a really nice breathable fabric that easily allows them pass for dress pants as long as you don't mind the zipper and your shirt covers the waistband. Not so thin you will freeze your buns off on a winter morning commute, but definitely summer material. They are so stretchy and comfortable I could mistake them for yoga pants. The waistband is nice and wide so it is flattering to the tummy and doesn't give you rolls where none existed before. I recently have started to wear them with flats. The heels of the pants scuff a bit on a concrete floor all night and they have STILL resisted fraying after 2 months! For reference, I normally wear a 31" inseam, so I feel the 32" inseam is true to size. I first bought two pair of these pants in a large when I was 175lbs and about a 31" waist in jeans. I have since lost 25lbs and loved them so much that I ordered two size medium replacements. At a muscly 150lbs and 28" waist in jeans, the mediums fit like a charm. Just a teeny bit of loose fit in the thighs. I will most likely be ordering smalls as soon as the mediums are too big as well. Something aesthetic to note... The side seams twist a bit towards the front. It doesn't look like a mistake, but both my larges and mediums did it. I actually think its a nice touch. The pictures just don't show the slight twist. I would recommend laying these pants flat to dry or at least pulling them out of the dryer mid cycle on low heat. If you dry them too much the texture of the fabric can visibly change a bit and get a little crispy from the heat exposure. February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This productd the BEST!!! I love this pant, I need twelve colors!!! The fit is exceptional, quality amazing and washes like a gem.....hard to take off and get washed, they are so comfortable!! January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect pants The fit is perfect and very comfortable to wear. You can wear it all year round and is perfect for traveling. December 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Most Flattering Pant This style gives a very nice cut at the waist and hips. I love how high the waist band is cut in the back - no slipping down! Since I am 5'8", I would LOVE to see this style offered in "tall" so I could get a bit more length. But, I still love this style and recommend them. December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome lightweight pants! These pants are incredibly flattering and functional. The material is stretchy without being clingy at all. I use them for taking long walks in the late summer and fall when the weather is cool in Alaska and they are perfect. I also throw them on over shorts when going to the gym in the winter. The bootcut looks nice and the length is just right, the cuff does not drag on the ground as so many other yoga type pants do. I love them so much I ordered a second pair for back up. December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Designed just right These pants are perfect weight, perfect fit and feel all-around great on. On cold days I wear Omni-heat base layer under them and they don't ride up or stick to those which is awesome. I don't know how others can complain about the height of the waste - honestly any higher and they'd be grandma pants or mom jeans looking. They come to just below the belly button and they don't gape when bending over. I'm 5'6" and 105 lbs - the small in regular length fit just right. Not too tight but definitely not baggy. I'm ordering a second color before they sell out. It would be cool if they made these in a navy color as well. December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome pants!! Love the feel of this material on these pants. I usually purchase a black color, but this time I bought the grill color. My only wish is that they would come up higher on the waist. October 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Pant for everyday or travel I Love these pants. They're lightweight enough to be worn in warm weather and comfortable in cool weather. They move with you and are comfortably fitted without being baggy. They don't bunch or sag. They are comfortable for long airplane or car ride or just working in the office. I like them so much, I bought 3 pair. October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Pants! Please offer in brown color. These pants are the best. I reviewed them yesterday but forgot to add that I would love, love, love it if you offered them in brown. Black is fine, and the green is nice (though they fit more loosely than black in the same size...why?) Brown is a great neutral color. Please start making these in a nice shade of brown. Thanks! September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by These pants are the best! I love these pants. They come in short (29.5") which fits my 5;3" body perfectly. I've bought several pair in different colors. They look so nice that I wear them to work...and no one knows I'm wearing athletic/yoga pants. September 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by another misrepresentation not suited for the use i have for bootcut pants. more suited as athletic wear/yoga pants. need better qualifying criteria on your website. i returned them, disappointed. July 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product The pants feel very comfortable. The only reason i took away one star is because they are slightly shorter than i expected. i am about 5'3, so i ordered a pair with an XS size and short inseam. The pants barely reach my heels--they look great with flat shoes, but are a bit short for sneakers and heels. May 7, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit top
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit top
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit top
womens relaxed fit bottom
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
Bust 32-33 34-35 36-37.5 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 25.5-26.5 27.5-28.5 29.5-30.5 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-40 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
Size L
Bust 39-40.5 42-44.5
Waist 32-33.5 35.5-37.5
Hips 41.5-43 45-47
Short Inseam 29.5
Regular Inseam 32
Long Inseam 34.5
How to Measure
Womens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 2. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 3. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.

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  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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