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Women's Back Beauty™ Long Sport Short

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http://www.columbia.com/womens-back-beauty-long-sport-short-AL4609.html AL4609
$48.00
Style# 1493091
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Uses: Trail
Size & Fit Guide | Fit Active

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    • 1. Select Color:
    • Black
    • Black
    • 3. Select Length:
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    • 11

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Style# 1493091
Uses Trail

Features

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.


Features:
  • 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


Fabric:
  • OMNI-SHADE and OMNI-SHIELD
    89% polyester/11% elastane Max Lite double weave
  • Waistband
    90% polyester/10% elastane jacquard mesh
Omni-Shield™
Water and Stain Repellent
OMNI-SHADE®
Sun Protection

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Omni-Shield™
GO AHEAD.TRY AND GET DIRTY.
Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
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Omni-Shade™
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.

Reviews

Women's Back Beauty™ Long Sport Short is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from versitle shorts I love my black long sport shorts. They travel very well and can be dressed up or down. I bought 2 pair.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! Long exercise shorts for women are impossible to find. These shorts have it all! The length is perfect for exercising, the fit is great, lots of stretch. They wash well, the color does not fade. I hope you will carry them for a long time! Thank you.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Bought these on a recommendation from a friend and so glad I did...they are awesome. The flat pull on waistband makes it easier for tops, there is no button to bulge out under your shirts. So comfy...
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sad to take back I bought this item and sadly there are a bit snug on me and I wanted them to be a bit looser. So they fit a little snug in accordance to the same size I have bought in other garments.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Looking and Good Fit Columbia ware is always great so this pair of shorts stays consistent with that statement. The fit and comfort are perfect for yoga but I can also go shopping afterwards because they are stylish and not revealing.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the material I love these shorts, but I wish I had gotten a size larger. I am 5'11" and weigh 140 lbs and the waist is a bit small for me. Usually I'm a MED or size 10. But the feel and functionality is great. I hope you'll offer them in different colors.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them. Was very pleased with the shorts, exceeded my expectations. The sizing for me is right on target for a more athletic build. Waistband is comfortable and secure. Love the pocket on the side for storage.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sits below waist, short rise Nicely constructed, and made of substantial fabric, but at least for me, I found that the waistband sits too low, just above my hips, and that the rise is too short to be comfortable. I'm returning them, and will select another style. I'm an athletic body type, at 5'6, and 145 lbs, just as a guide to how they may fit others.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these - wish there were more colors! I purchased a pair in the store and came home to order another pair online. I would order even more if they came in more colors!! Love the fit - shirts can lay flat since there isn't a zipper/button. Fabulous shorts.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recomended I am 5'4'' 130lb ordered M, not as tight as I thought but comfortable.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfy Very comfy, very breathable fabric, great for working in the yard or long walks
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! These shorts were the perfect way to an outdoorsy summer. I took them camping, hiking, river rafting and the sort and they were great. I also love wearing them out in normal life and are very slimming and functional.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I love these pants. The fabric is so comfortable and flattering to the figure. I just wish they had pockets!
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts for me I cannot say enough good about these shorts. I absolutely love the feel, the fit, and the material. Extremely comfortable and fashionable. So easy to just throw on and go. I sure wish they had more colors available. Thank you for making such a superb product.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE These are awesome, awesome fit. Wish they came in more colors. Also wish coumbia would make a slightly shorter length in this style.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black beauty long short These are the greatest shorts and I hope Columbia does not ever change the style or stop making them. I have 8 pairs each dedicated to a specific sport.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts I have ever owned! These shorts are so great that I ordered another pair! I'm 5'5" tall and weigh 138 and the medium fit perfectly ! I wear them every day in the heat. They are comfortable, stretchy and attractive.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For gym and life I've been managing with just one pair of these comfortable multi-use shorts for too long. Today I bought a second pair. Now one pair can be dedicated to the gym and the new pair will be for casual daily wear.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfy I'm not a huge fan of the granny style elastic waist band so always on the lookout for a yoga band style for pants or shorts and this is my new favorite pair of shorts! I'm 5ft 4 inch and 189 pounds so I hate trying to find flattering clothes and yet comfy.......but these shorts are amazing! Highly recommend!!!!!
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thicker but Smaller I purchased the Women's Back Beauty shorts in 2012. While they are still in great shape I thought it'd be a good idea to pick up another. I am approx 140lbs and 5'5. I purchased a medium as I have in the past. These seemed a bit thicker than the last pair but a tad more snug. While I would've preferred a bit looser they aren't so tight that I won't wear them.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever! I love these! They are a little longer which is great (since I'm not 17 anymore). Super comfortable and look great. Fabric is very forgiving and washed great. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts for active lifestyle I just love these shorts wish they came in more colours, very comfortable and stylish
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfortable longer short I bought this same pair of shorts 2 years ago in the black. I bought the gray this year at a Columbia outlet. Both fit exactly the same. But when I ordered another pair from the website I found they have changed the inseam. It is one inch shorter than my other 2 pairs! Why why? Not sure why they would want to make this a "low rise" short when they are for people who obviously want/need a longer length of short. Really disappointed they did this. Guess I will have to search the outlets again for previous years style.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Style meets comfort! These shorts bring fashion to comfort and functionality. They are exactly what I was looking for - a transition from comfy leggings in the Winter to shorts I can wear on the trail, to the store and around the house in total comfort. Match these with the OuterSpaced tank and I have found my new "go to" outfit for the Summer. You will want two pair.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts for sports. Was looking for a longer short for bike riding and walking. Great material and the zipper pocket is perfect for carrying a little money or your keys. Material is light and cool and quick to dry.
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bedt shorts ever! These shorts are so comfortable! Easy to move in, perfect length. Now they just need more colors!!
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable and flattering Very comfortable and flattering, just the right amount of coverage. I bought a L, I am 5'6 and 163 lbs.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts Great shorts Loved them so much I ordered another pair Shipping was very fast and easy. Totally recommend
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love all Back Beauty pieces. I have the Back Beauty pieces in all styles from shorts to long pants and love them.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back Beauty Long Sport Short Excellent quality and great for walking. This is the fourth pair I have purchased and love them. Extremely comfortable.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable shorts ever! I have never before written a review, but I have to on this product because I love it that much! I bought my first pair in a sporting goods store and my second, a week later, online. I read in other reviews they run small, so I was nervous about buying my regular size (small...5'2", 118 lbs.), but the medium was baggy and I am very happy with the fit of the smalls. These shorts are so comfortable I want to wear them every day! Plus, they hide my muffin-top and middle-aged thighs. I would buy more if they came in different colors.
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could be better these shorts are a great idea, could be better. problem is they are extremely low waisted, which doesn't fit my body type very well. would suggest sizing up on these, they fit small.
Date published: 2015-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs small I think I would have loved these but I purchased a size M which should have corresponded to a size 10 which is my usual size, but they were way to small. I would have tried a L but they were sold out.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! I am in love with these shorts. The fit is perfect and I want more in more colours. The length is perfect as well. They do not ride up and they do not stretch out and become too loose and slide down. The best shorts I have ever owned. The pocket is perfect size for holding an iPod or keys and money if needed.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shorts These have been my go to favourite shorts for three years. Comfortable, easy to move in, extremely flattering and very practical. Love the wide simple waist band. Just finished a four day back packing trip and the simple flat waist band meant there was no chafing at all from my packs hip belt. I have the capris and skinny leg pants also. My only complaint is the lack of colour selection - how about some lighter brighter summer colours.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite shorts Comfortable and stylish, these shorts are the best. I actually signed on to see if they come in any other colours bc I would get more. They are lightweight and fit amazingly, no buttons, zippers or snaps, and very slimming too. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite shorts These fit and move fantastic! They are very comfortable, will likely need another pair.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The driest shorts ever!! Love them in humid NEPA These shorts are comfy and dry all day in humid north east PA. they totally shocked me. Thought they would be hot and a sweat master total opposite. My bra was soaked could be wrung out yesterday after cleaning up yard and cutting grass, but my underwear were dry it was almost impossible to believe. I'll be stocking up on these. Quick to wash out be hand and hang to dry super quick. WOW thank u Columbia!!!
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ORDER A SIZE UP! I couldn't even get them up, they are very "fitted" so order at least a size up!
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality great quality, wash well and repell stains
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from needs 1 change These shorts need 1 change. I agree with some of the reviews I read on Amazon. The rise is too short. This makes for a slightly "off" fit, and unflattering look. Please adjust the rise on these shorts. If you make that adjustment I'll buy a couple of more pairs. With the current design, I'll have to pass on buying another pair even though I like the other features of the shorts.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No zippers, and no buttons I bought 2 pair of these shorts, I am a true size 12 and I bought a large, the length is perfect and the waist fits perfect, I like the idea there are no zippers or snaps, I have hiked and also done my spin class wearing these, can't wait to continue doing my activities in them. They are perfect. I love them ! So happy !! Also the little hidden/side pocket is great for money, key or I.d.
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite work out shorts ever! These shorts are my favorite pair of workout shorts. I have 2 pair. I love them because they are not ridiculously short like most of the shorts the younger girls wear, but are not "old lady" shorts either. They are also comfortable and the fabric allows for stretching with no binding anywhere.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Short This short fits nicely, very flattering, wears like iron, and is superbly comfortable. A nice length.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these Shorts So comfortable! Wore in Hawaii, great in heat. Will be my favorite shorts
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-05-16
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Women's Body Measurement (Inches)
Size XS
2
S
4-6
M
8-10
L
12-14
XL
16-18
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
12-14
XL
16-18
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
Performance
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
womens performance fit bottom
Active
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
Relaxed
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
womens relaxed fit bottom

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
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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 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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