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Women's Back Beauty™ Long Sport Short


Style# 1493091
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Uses Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Sizing Fits Slightly Small | Fit Active


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Style# 1493091
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Stretch properties in this flattering woven short provide comfort during dynamic activities and UPF 50 sun protection is built right in, but the real beauty is in the fit; the contoured waistband conforms to your curves and gives you perfect coverage where you need it most.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • Contoured fit and coverage
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Inseam: 11”
  • Active fit, mid rise
  • Imported

    89% polyester/11% elastane Max Lite double weave
  • Waistband
    90% polyester/10% elastane jacquard mesh
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Women's Back Beauty™ Long Sport Short 4.8 5 11 11
Great Short This short fits nicely, very flattering, wears like iron, and is superbly comfortable. A nice length. April 4, 2014
Love these Shorts So comfortable! Wore in Hawaii, great in heat. Will be my favorite shorts February 20, 2014
Great Short These shorts are very comfortable and fit well. If you are on the slim side, they definitely do fit a bit loose around the things/knees so have more of a masculine fit. I was thinking that they would fit more like a very short capri (slim) but that was not the case. Not a problem though as I still use them for running and hiking in the summer, just a different look. Love the fit of the waistband and the good back coverage. October 15, 2013
Comfort & function plus These hardworking shorts could not be more comfortable, attractive & easy-wearing. Perfect zip pocket on seam for key items. Cool in our hot humid climate as well! June 29, 2013
Great product I'm a very active mid 50's woman and these shorts are perfect for everyday use- gym, tennis, biking, etc... I particularly like the small pocket that is perfect for the Iphone. June 19, 2013
Great and Comfortable Fit I purchased my first pair about 8 months ago. I love the fit and how comfortable they are to wear. I do not like tight fitting clothes but I want something that fits, especially when I am being active. These are fitting and fit all areas around the waist. No gaps!!! Great for playing ball where you are moving around alot. I would recommend these shorts for any active activity. June 7, 2013
Love these shorts have three pair Bought them for vacation but have already worn them for exercise and golf but plan to wear them for almost anything. Very comfortable. I got the XL and sizing said I should wear the L, but I do not like things that hug. I am tall and love the length. May 16, 2013
Work out shorts I have had a really hard time finding this type of short in any stores, so I was happy to find you carried it. The sizing recommendation said it ran small, and it does, so I appreciated that notation before I ordered. May 10, 2013
Great looking short, but GRAVEL is a GREEN Color! I like these shorts and they are a great fit. HOWEVER, I thought they were gray when I ordered them online. Columbia has the color listed as GRAVEL. Well, these shorts are actually a green color. I would describe as 'Army Green'. Most of my coordinating hiking and workout clothing is gray or black. These do not go with any shirts/ jackets I have, so I returned them. If if wasn't for the green color, I would have kept them. March 9, 2013
Great shorts for curvy women Love these shorts! I am very pear shaped so it's hard to find bottoms that aren't too tight in the legs and yet don't gap in the waist especially when sitting. These shorts fit the bill and will be great for all my casual activities this Spring and Summer. March 6, 2013
These shorts are versatile The back beauty shorts would be appropriate as work out shorts or for shopping -- very versatile. They are super comfortable - especially in the waist. I ordered the gravel color expecting a grayish/tanish color. Much to my surprize, gravel as a color means green! Think army dress uniform green. Very nice...just not what I expected. February 18, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Women's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

Women's Body Measurement (Inches)

NECK 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Waist 27-29 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
NECK 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Waist 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 42-45 46-49 50-53

How to Measure

  • 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.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • 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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping

Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 30 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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