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Women’s Back Beauty™ Skinny Pant


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Style# 1482651
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Style# 1482651
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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: 27.5” SHORT, 30” REGULAR
  • Imported

  • 89% polyester/11% elastane Max Lite double weave
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 91 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great, versatile pant I just bought a pair for my mother-in-law, which rounds out all the women in the family! We love these pants! November 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these! These pants are very comfortable. They wash very well. Dressy enough to wear to business casual dinners. The only improvement would be to make additional lengths. I'm 5'4" and these come to my ankle which I like but would like the option. September 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must Have Pants Extremely comfortable to wear, and so good looking! These pants can be worn anywhere at anytime of the year. August 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome, but please make longer options!!! I bought a pair for myself (I am 5'5', size small), and they are very flattering. I have only worn them once so far, so I can't yet comment on durability. However, I want to ask Columbia to please offer longer versions (at least a 32" inseam, but 34" would be better). The regular inseam (30") is an ankle-length pant on me, and I'm not very tall. I don't mind, but an inch or two longer would be even better. Also, I believe tall ladies are probably out of luck. I wanted to buy a pair for my mom, but she is about 5' 10" and would need a medium. These pants would look like capris on her, and I know she would be disappointed. If you make them longer, I would love to get her a pair (and me a longer pair). A 30" inseam is only "regular" for short legs. I understand that people don't want their hiking pants dragging on the ground, but we also want pants that at least reach our ankles. Please consider a longer option. That said, thank you for making a cute pant that is outdoor friendly! So many hiking/travel pants are extremely unflattering and have cargo pockets and random seams all over them. I was looking for a quick-dry outdoor pant that would also look good if I have a meeting or want to wear them to dinner. These seem to fit the bill. The pocket on the leg is fairly discrete, and the logo is high enough on the pant that I don't scream "tourist." Thank you! June 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by All Time Favourite Pants Absolutely love these pants! They are simple, classic, flattering, comfortable and incredibly versatile. I wear these pants everywhere: walking, cycling, shopping, work, dining out, travel, camping, backpacking, horseback riding, working out, scrambling.... I have them in two sizes, small for most of the time and medium so I can wear long johns or tights under them when it gets cooler. The simple style makes these pants super versatile and so easy to dress them up or down. The waist band is flattering, comfortable and fantastic for wearing under a hip belt when backpacking (no buttons, zippers or belt loops to chafe). The stretchiness makes them super pants for adventure activities that require mobility. Perfect pant for travel, they pack down to almost nothing and being so versatile they are the only pair I pack. Only available in black, this is my one complaint. More colours please, especially something lighter and suitable to warm, summery weather. May 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Favorite Pants I LOVE my Back Beauty Pants, including this straight leg version. I am a landscape designer so I need to look professional and be able to bend and walk through brush during a client meeting. These pants fit the bill. And I hike in them too! They are very flattering, durable, and because of this I always feel more confident wearing them. My biggest wish is for more colors!!! How about deep purple, or at least if you have to be color conservative, a navy blue? I'm so tired of grey and black as the only options these days. 5'7", 140# Muscular w/an abundant & shapely butt. Normally I wear size 6 or a Small, but Size Medium in this pant fits perfectly. May 19, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Needs a long option... I am a size 6 and 5'8. I order the medium regular length and they run short for the tall women... kinda bummed thought about returning them and ordering long but they only have short or regular. They also advertise that the pants give good coverage on the backside. I would say the waistband backside coverage is average at best and about the same as pants that cost a fraction of the price. I like the material so it has that going for them. May 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RAVE RAVE RAVE Raving is all I have. These pants are the bomb. I want to wear them all the time. They dry very quickly, haven't snagged when other, cheaper sports pants might have, and they transition well from walking the dog to going out to eat with a fancier shirt later on. Dirt brushes right off and they feel so so good. I might ditch jeans forever because I've finally found a pant that doesn't look like leggings but feels like them! May 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these pants They are quick dry and water resistant. Better than wearing jeans in wet grass. So comfortable. April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Back Beauty Skinny Leg Pant I recently purchased my 2nd pair of these pants on line; as the slim fit was not available in stores locally. The fit is flatteriang and the fabric durable and comfortable. I can also wear them comfortabley over capri or yoga pants in the cooler months to my workouts. April 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by black beauty skinny pant Other reviews said these run big so I ordered a small....wrong! I had to return them because they were way too small - even tho I often do wear small. I reordered medium April 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lightweight and flattering Love these pants. Bought them specifically for hiking, but they're so comfortable I'm tempted to wear them all the time. The material is light weight enough for warmer days, water resistant comfortable. Like the smooth front and stretch in the waist band. Be aware there are hardly any pockets, which may be an issue for some. April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolutely Love These Pants These are my favourite pants. They fit well, are flattering (even to women whose figures are not perfect) and keep their shape well. March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best pants ever! I have worn these pants to the Amazon and I have worn them to work with a blazer and blouse. They are very comfortable and fit me very well. The fabric is light and stretchy but not sloppy. The pocket on the leg lays flat and is unnoticeable. They really are my newest travel essential and their versatility and good looks has made them a new addition to my work wardrobe. I only wish they came in more colors! March 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by this is low rise I didn't want a low rise legging and that is what these are so I had to return and pay for shipping, need better descriptions January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great comfortable pant This is a pant I can order and know that I will be happy. Wish the pant came in brown and tan. I ordered and they were here quickly! Thank you Columbia Sportswear. January 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by You can't go wrong with Back Beauty Just love the back beauty pants, they fit and feel great! I bought a small in the skinny leg in the short length, they fit perfect. Finally pants that I don't have to have shortened, I'm 5 ft and they are the perfect length. I also love how the back stays in place. Way to go Columbia, you did it again! January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Pants I've Ever Owned! I originally purchased these pants in a rush one morning for a golf outing I was invited to later that day. Since I don't golf often, I wanted pants I could wear for other occasions. Little did I know when I purchased them that I'd end up loving them so much! These pants are the most comfortable and flattering pants in my closet. And they worked great for golf! I have a tough time forcing myself to wear other pants on the weekends now! I wish there were other colors. I would buy them all. January 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best pants ever! Love these pants so much, I bought a second pair! The fit is perfect, including the length. They are very comfortable and they wash beautifully. Please bring them back with additional colors in 2016! December 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best pants I've ever owned I usually never write reviews, but I can't help but rave about these pants. I bought one for my trip to the UK. I ended up wearing it for the entire trip. Light weight, comfortable as wearing pajama pants and never wrinkles. I came home and bought another pair. I now own both colors, if they have more colors, I would buy them in all colors. I love these pants. December 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good for curvy women These are not very stretchy and they are cut for women with hips. I am not very hippy so they didn't work. Perfect for pear shapes though! December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by These pants are amazing I have to force myself to wear other pants on the weekends because they are amazing. Comfortable, and they look nice without looking like you are wearing the standard sweats or yoga pants. I'm 5'3", 125 and the small fit great with room to move about. I have a very short inseam, and the short length work nicely. November 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by New favorite pant! I love these pants! This material is awesome! Super comfortable yet they look like slacks. I wear them to work tucked into my boots! Only wish they came in more colors and I would buy more. November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable, yet stylish This is a very comfortable pant. It is stylish enough to wear to the office and look like a pair of slacks, yet durable enough to wear for exercise and outdoor activities. This is my go-to pants for the summer! October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wish they were offered in LONG length! Love these pants! Fit perfect except for the length. I'm 5'7" and they are just a couple of inches shorter than I like. Please, please make these same pants in a LONG length!! September 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best All Round Pant My favorite pant-- Great for all seasons and tuck in boots easily without coming out! I have the black SM/short and the Grill in a MD/short. Both sizes work for my 5'1" 125# frame, no hemming. Pants launder really well, holding their shape and look new. Love them with my Tamiami LS shirts, Global Venture vests and Sunvent Boat shoes! Please bring back the Grill and add other colors. September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful travel pants I spent several months buying and returning black skinny pants in the quest for a pair that were comfortable, easy to wash and good looking. I settled on Columbia's black beauty pant and couldn't be happier. They run short. After buying the short size, I returned and got the regular length which was fine. I'm 5' 4 and am wondering about women who are taller and what options they have? Wore them throughout Europe - hiking and then out to dinner. They dress up and down easily. Very inexpensive for what you get! August 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolutely the best pant I own! Have worn & washed these pants MANY times. They still look great and I am often asked where they can purchased. I have recommended them to at least 7 others who have also purchased them. Each one is pleased with the pant. I have grey and black and am ordering another black. Please make in grey again and possibly other colors, too! July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greatest pants!! This is my third pair of these fabulous pants. They fit perfectly (I am 5'6" 135 lbs) are great for travel (lightweight, wrinkle-proof, and quick drying) and can be dressed up or down as needed. Just wish they came in more coors. July 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My new favorites I just ordered my second pair of these pants. Great for travel. Can be dressed up a bit with a tunic. So comfortable. July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these! Love the clean lines and flat waistband, nice enough to wear at my business casual workplace, comfortable enough to wear hiking. Great for travel! For reference I am 5'3", 107 lbs, 27" waist, 36" hip. I have the Back Beauty Skinny Leg pant in both Small Short (skims over curves just right, hits at ankle bone) and XS Short (more like a legging, great under tunics/dresses) and the Capris in S (fit is in between the other 2). Love them! May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these pants! These pants are great! Comfortable and stylish. I wear them to the office and then outside when I get home. They make bending and moving easy. Please offer them in more colors! April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT Pants Bought prior to 10 day trip to Europe. Wore them many times....they always looked the same! Very comfortable, nice zip thigh pocket on left leg, thinking of getting another pair with some reward points. Liked higher rear coverage too. April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good overall pant I am 5'3". After reading reviews, I got the regular length.. I would have been better off with the short length... wearing flats or regular shoes they are a bit long. Long enough to get wet. March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love love these versatile pants. In the past 2 weeks, I wore them hiking in Mexico where it was hot. Came home to snow and cold so I wore them over long underwear to cross country ski.....and they look nice! I love that they are available in a short. I did not have to shorten them...oh and I have 3 pair! I am 5'1" and wear the medium-short. they fit perfectly. February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE THEM!! These are the first pair of pants that I have found that fit through the waist and hips, while still maintaining a flattering appearance! The moderate height waist does not fall down in the back and are roomy enough through the hips and thighs with the added stretch. The length is great for what I use the pants for...golf, outdoor activities, and all rainy games/practices with my 5 sons! I am 5'8, 165 lbs. I ordered the large size and they are absolutely perfect! They ward off chilly winds and some rain/water. I use a base-layer underneath if in colder outdoor actitivies and the pants still fit and look great! At 5'8 with long legs, I do not find the length to be too short. The tapered leg is flattering and also great for tucking in a boot! I purchased these initially in black, then purchased them in the gray and a second pair of black! If available in other colors, I would buy at least one of each! Additionally, there is only one small zippered pocket on the left thigh. Additional pockets would be great! February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by love these pants I loved these pants so much in gray that I also bought them in black. They are sporty enough that I wear them for indoor winter tennis, and are tapered enough in the leg to work great with boots. Love the stretch waist, side zipper pocket, and fast drying material. They often look quite crumpled when coming out of the dryer, but that seems to disappear once you put them on and start moving around. Wish there were other colors so I could buy more! February 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very well made Shipping is always awesome! Here in a couple of days. January 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by RUNS VERY SHORT! I wanted to love these. I even took them home to try them on again at home, but my mirror at home didn't change the short length of these pants. They run very short. I am 5'8 and 140 lbs, but I can always buy pants off of the rack. Always. My height is in my torso so fitted dresses and swimsuits are my usual fit problem. Never pant length. Other than that pretty big problem the pants looked really nice on me especially from behind. I hope Columbia fixes this problem because I would love to own these pants. January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally, pants that fit! These fit so well, like they were made for me at 5'1 and 98 lbs; XS was perfect. Love the high back. January 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Slim fit, technical fabric trouser for all occasions I'm excited to find an affordable, slim fit technical trouser that has clean lines. I'm not a fan of baggy hiking pants. Excess fabric is not flattering or easy to pack. I am 5' tall and weigh about 115 lbs but have 37" hips so I decided on the size small in a short inseam. I found a perfect fit in terms of length and I wanted a slim cut so I'm happy with the trouser overall. However, the crotch seams are not the most comfortable and would've benefitted from a different type of construction. The trouser fabric definitely resists liquids and looks fine even after a full day's wear. December 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nice pants but too short in length I really wanted to keep these pants but they run extremely short! They looked very high watered on me and I am only 5' 7. No option for a taller length so I returned them. November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flattering fit Great pant, flattering fit, super comfortable. I own 3 pairs. I'm 5'3 140lb wear size m. I have a pair of large that fit loose but still great. November 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Too short! I love these pants...don't get me wrong...but a 30" inseam is too short for me and I am only 5'5". I SO wish they would make an option for a 32" inseam or greater - I would buy several pair. As it is I have to return them and am disappointed. October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Already bought another pair I love the fit of these pants. The legs are perfect - not tight fitting, just "skinny" enough to be very flattering. The regular length is perfect for me. I'm 5'2" but my legs are long. I already ordered another pair. August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Flattering Bought these with the boot cut as well. 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 (as with bootcut) 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. Very accurate sizing and length is perfect. June 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not long enough that is why only 4stars I am 5'8" tall and these are too short! Please make them in tall sizes June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fits perfectly I bought size M/short and it fits perfect, 5'2" and 120 lbs. It's not a winter pant; but I wear a base layer under when out for fast walks in 30 degree mornings. I bought another pair in grey color. Like the looks. I am still looking for a warmer material for the cold weather. March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice pants I bought this pants both in grey and black and am very happy I did so. Being short (5'2), it's very hard for me to find short pants that also fit nicely. This pants do it all. Nice flattering cut, light fabric, comfortable and stretchy. Omni-shade UPF 50 and Omni-shield advanced repellency make me completely protected from all the elements on the golf course. I wish they come in more colors. The short inseam fits me fine, although I wouldn't mind if it were half an inch longer. Overall, exceeds my expectation. February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Please make in more colors! These are one of my most favorite pants of all time. Super comfortable and versatile. Fit me perfectly and no weird muffin top lines from those extra holiday pounds! Love it. My only complaint is that I wish there were a khaki or stone color, please make one! January 30, 2014
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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

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

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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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