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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
Sun Protection

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Women’s Back Beauty™ Boot Cut Pant is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 79.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back Beauty Boot Cut Pant This is the best-fitting pair of pants I have ever purchased ( my second pair of these, actually). Most pants fit properly if you're standing, but if you bend over, they slide down , somewhat over your butt. Not the case here ! These are GREAT ! I'll be back to Columbia Sportswear, for sure ! it's the ideal way to shop - no traffic hassle, no searching for a parking space, sizing you can rely on - what's not to like !!
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second skin Liked the way it looked on my little sister and she was doing yard work. I want them for going out. Love the feel of them for even a hot day.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for me The pants are great, they just don't suit me.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great buy! I wear these pants to work (at a barn) and they are perfect for any type of weather. They are very comfortable. I was worried that they would fit like yoga pants but they just look like nice slacks.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My absolute favorite pair of travel pants! I travel full time with my family (for almost 1000 days now) and Back Beauty Pants are what I carry in my suitcase. I own two pairs, a bootcut, and a straight leg and they look and perform better than any travel pant I've ever had, seriously.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love these pants...but... I love these pants (I have 6 pair now) they are comfortable, fit well and are rain resistant. That being said, the "boot cut" is more bell shape and get in the way when I am going up and down hills...I step on the inside of the opposite leg and end up pulling my pants down. ( I have had both knees replaced so I have to side step on steep hills which I think contributes to the stepping on the hem issue) I would Love Love Love them if they were a little more sung in the area from the knee to the hem. They also seem to run a little long...no problem I can hem them up a bit, but for a person who all my life have had to wear pants that were a bit "too short" this seems a little odd but nothing I can't deal with.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you can only pack one pair of pants A trip that includes an evening in the city and then three days of hiking/camping and luggage space is really tight...these are the pants you want. You get stretch without sag, you get stain and water resistant without a weird sheen, you get a flattering fit. OK, for a hiking pant you have to forego pockets. But for versatility and comfort, you can't beat the Back Beauty boot cut.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from **Most comfortable pants ever** I bought these not knowing if they were more yoga pants or dress pants but they are versatile enough for both. I can wear them with a t-shirt or a dress shirt and it looks good either way. I am a size 8/10 and the medium fits like a glove. Don't hesitate to buy these as they are now my new favorite pair!
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pants Ever!! WOW! True to size. I put them on and I was amazed of how perfect these pants were overall!! I got the size Medium in Regular (I am 5'9" 134 lbs) length and they fit like a dream! The length seems nice and long which I really appreciate. Some other Columbia pants in regular length are not as long as these. Everything about them is perfect: the fit, feel, comfort, the soft non-restricting material, and the sleek smoothness they make me feel as good as they look because they hide imperfections. I highly recommend these pants!
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for work, play, and everything in between! I work in a professional environment with children. Which means I needed free range of motion, with a professional look, that clean up easily. These pants perfectly fit the ticket! Comfortable enough to wear for 12+hours and still look great. I live in Florida and these pants are thin enough to allow for flow of air so I don't overheat (even on the hottest summer day) without revealing what is underneath! Great for dancing and outdoor hiking as well. Highly recommend! However, the regular inseam is just a tad too long for me (I am 5'4").
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!)
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite pants! These are by far my favorite pants! They are comfortable, functional and fit me perfectly! I would recommend to anyone!
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love The Boot Cut Love the fact that these are quality active wear pants with a boot cut. Highly recommend them.
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2014-01-13
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
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
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.
Women's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
womens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
womens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit bottom

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

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  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

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  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • 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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