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Women’s Back Beauty™ Skinny Pant


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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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Women’s Back Beauty™ Skinny Pant 4.7 5 51 51
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Great fit! These pants fit and wear well. They are comfortable and look stylish. They are perfect for travel! January 24, 2014
great fit These pants fit great...love that they are cut higher in the back so you don't have to worry about showing anything you don't want to!they are also comfortable...already used them for 2 hikes.also nice that they are feminine...a lot of these type of pants look masculine and unflattering but these have a sexy fit. December 26, 2013
Run Small Sad to say I had to return the pants. I would have loved them, but they ran small for me. I will order larger size. I have other size medium columbia pants so decided to go with same size. Should have paid attention to reviews which I believe said they ran small. December 16, 2013
great i am 5.2 inches tall and my weight is 160 pounds this is so comfortable I want to buy the another color of this, I wish if Columbia can make white color of this. December 14, 2013
Nice pants...but the are way too short for me I was excited to get these pants in the mail. The material is really nice, perfect weight, no wrinkles and stretchy. They seemed to run a little small to me, I'm 5'10" and 160lbs...they also were SUPER short. I was sad they were not long enough...I even exchanged them for the XL - they too were way too short. They were also too big, so I guess I am a large plus not quite XL. Too bad, as these seemed like they'd be such a great functional pant. December 12, 2013
5'1 and are amazing! I am 5'1 and am extremely athletic and weight about 135 lbs. I bought these in a medium short and they are the first pair of pants I never have had to hem and they are so nice looking that they almost look like dress pants but feel like sweat pants! I might try and wear them to work! the skinny leg looks amazing too! I just bought another one in grey!!! December 10, 2013
Back Beauty Skinny Pant They are really comfy and fit true to size! They aren't as skinny in the ankle as I expected but still love them and they do swish a little when I walk but not annoying enough. November 26, 2013
Great Slimming Pants Great to wear tucked inside rain boots on a warm, rainy, muddy day when you have to be outside since the material is water repellent and thin enough to keep you cool. I'm 5'1-1/2", 115lbs, 26" waist and the size small/short fits perfectly. November 16, 2013
Perfect travel and all around activity pant Absolutely love these pants! I bought them for our trip to China and not only were they perfect but I discovered they are great for everyday use as well. Great style. I highly recommend them. They run true to size. November 7, 2013
pants love these pants!! So comfortable....:) October 28, 2013
The best fit ever! I love these pants! They fit great and are so comfortable. I can wear them all day, exercise in them and they don't stretch out at all. October 24, 2013
FAVORITE pant! THANK YOU for making these in a short size. These are PERFECT if you are petite - excellent length, good fit and coverage in the waistband, and very comfortable. I can still wear long underwear underneath if I use them for winter hiking, or wear them on their own year round. These are my go to pants - have used them for everything from hiking, climbing, camping, gardening, hanging around the house, and they hold up very well! October 15, 2013
Disappointed Pants ordered online do not fit the same as identical pants that I love purchased at a Columbia store . September 21, 2013
Love these pants!!! Odered these pants after reading the good reviews and now I know why everyone likes them. They are light weight and soooo comfortable. I can wear them to work and hike in them. Looking forward to traveling with them. Wasn't sure about sizing, but got a XS. I am 5ft 4" and 115 lbs and they fit perfect. August 15, 2013
Great all around, except the length I am 5'8", pear-shaped, about 135 lbs. (just for reference). Most of my issues with this are not related to the quality, but the shape of the pants. Being kind of tall, the pants hit at my ankle without shoes, so with shoes they looked weird. And, since I am bigger on bottom, the skinny pant shape was not flattering on me. Other than that, the pants were very flexible and comfortable! I returned the pants, although if the shape were more flattering for me, I would have definitely kept them. August 7, 2013
Perfect black pant for travel or just about anything! I was looking for a perfect black pants for travel that was comfortable and I could dress up or down. I looked at all the competition from all the workout companies and these are the most comfortable, attractive and versatile. I love them!!! July 29, 2013
Great pants These pants look and feel great. Will be awesome to travel with as well. They run true to size. July 9, 2013
It is good. My sister likes your products. So I send it, but it is more cutting design better. She likes it. June 10, 2013
Functional and cute I bought these pants to substitute for my beloved black skinny jeans when I travel to Rome this summer, and while I haven't actually worn them *in Rome* yet, they've already served as an immensely comfortable but cute option for the hot, humid climate where I live. The fit is great, too—I was pleased to see that these pants fit both waist and hip measurements, especially because it's far more common for me to find pants that fit one, but not the other. The only thing of note is that the short length in these pants is several inches shorter than the short in, for example, the Silver Ridge convertible pants (which the product description notes). Overall, a great product and one that I look forward to using more in the future. May 24, 2013
Great fit I am 5'4, 125 pounds - the small, petite is a really nice fit for me with the length being just at the ankle where I like it for this type of pant. Comfortable, versatile pant - zipper is subtle on the leg, nice addition and useful. I would buy any and all colors if available. May 17, 2013
LOVE these pants Fit fantastic, very comfortable wore them 3 days in a row when they arrived. The water repellent material was great when it started to rain, they are stretchy but don't stretch out. Nice enough to look dressed up but also casual. Also got the straight leg version love those too. April 28, 2013
great for travel and everyday wear In the cool months I live in black slim straight-leg jeans, but I never found my warm-weather ideal till now. Bought 2 pairs for some hot-climate travel and they were perfect! No wrinkling, no bagging at knees after two days of wear, kept me cool and super comfortable. I dressed them down with a T-shirt and up with a tunic for dinner. I even wore them hiking on a 90-degree humid day and they were more comfortable than my summer hiking pants! The discreet side pocket was the perfect place to carry my hotel card key. Now that I'm home I'm wearing them to the office. Love them so much I just bought two more pairs. I'm 5'2" and the short length is perfect. April 20, 2013
I am ordering a larger size I ordered a medium and found that it was too short. I also thought I might like it a bit looser as they looked like yoga pants. I sent it back and ordered a large so am hoping I will like it better. The medium fit fairly well except it was just to short for me. I am 5'7" and usually wear an 8 or 10. March 15, 2013
perfect fit I was concerned about the fit after reading reviews...I am 5'2" and weigh 120...I purchased a small\petite and the fit was perfect.... February 27, 2013
Great Pants I ordered all of the different fits in the black beauty line (bootcut, straight and skinny) These were by far my favorite and I'm not a skinny pant kind of person. Based on other reviews, I ordered an XS Regular (5'4" 110 lbs) and the fit was perfect. (even though I ordered a size small in the other two fits) These are not super tight around the ankle, they are more of a straight cigarette pant (simliar to J.Crew matchstick jeans) Very flattering and very comfortable. FYI, the material is a stretchy nylon which would be more suitable for outdoor activities (running, hiking, biking) than it would be indoor sports like aerobics. Highly recommend. February 8, 2013
great outer shell pant for winter These are a great pair of pants for keeping out the snow and wind. Only thing I wish that had is a soft liner inside. This is solved easily by wearing yoga pants underneath. Have worn them running and cross country skiing this winter.. work great (again only light yoga pants underneath)! Temps 19 degrees (F) or higher. January 30, 2013
Prefit pants These pants fit true to size and are super comfortable. I didn't notice in the description that there's a side zip pocket. it was a nice surprise. January 28, 2013
Great pants A number of Columbia pants run small, so I was not surprised when these did. Otherwise, they are great pants, I like the high in back waist feature these pants have, as do other Columbia models. These pants have a pocket on the thigh, which is alittle unusual, if you put anything but a credit card in it, it will bulge. I have lots of Columbia, these are another example of their great products. January 22, 2013
Great for all activities These are very comfortable and hold their shape during activities which make them great for sports and casual wear. Excellent for travel because they look nice but give when sitting and stooping to store bags. After sitting for a long flight you can stand and not worry about wrinkles. They go from the gym to hiking to travel to dinner. January 22, 2013
The Best Everything Pants I love my new pants and they are wonderful for all events.Mostly, as soon as I put them on I want to start working out ! January 12, 2013
Black Beauty Skinny pants Pants fit well, they are comfortable, stylish, and look really good! January 12, 2013
Awesome all-around pants I have 5+ pairs of Columbia pants (love them all) and these are even better than the rest. My only complaint is that I'm 5'6" with a long torso and short legs, and somehow the regular length in these pants is still just a bit short; I would have preferred a 32" inseam. I do love the Omni-Shield on the wet Oregon coast. January 4, 2013
Great fit, comfortable, warm I love these pants. Fit is flattering, they don't necessarily look like cold weather wear, so I wear them like I'd wear my jeans or slacks. I will be buying another pair. December 29, 2012
These pants fit perfect Iwear a short petitie, and it fit perfectly. No dropping down in the back when you bend over and they hold up great in hot and cold weather. I wear them everyday, especially if I am going to be outside alot and they hold up great. They wash up great in cold water and then I hang them to dry and they are ready to go again. December 11, 2012
Best everyday pant These are my everyday pants--since I found them, I wear them almost everyday. I like them so much, I bought a second pair so I could wear one while the other is in the wash. It says "skinny" but it is not a tight fitting pant. I don't like to wear snug fitting pants or baggy pant and these are perfect. I usually wear a petite 10 or 12 and the short large in this pant fits me loosely but not baggy--perfect. I do wish there were more pockets. There is pocket about mid-thigh that zips, which is nice, but if you put anything with dimension in it, it will bulge and not look very flattering. I wish Columbia would offer more petite sizes. November 18, 2012
Love Love Love this pant I have been searching for years for a replacement running pant and finally I found it. I am 5'5" so that inbetween height and need a workout pant that isn't long and is narrow around the ankle. This pant looks great at the end of a workout too. I also bought the wide or boot cut and I can where them out to dinner. I keep buying them, I know have 6! October 29, 2012
Back Beauty Skinny Pant One of the best-fitting, most flattering pairs of pants I've ever worn. I normally would not wear "skinny pants" but I was encouraged by the good reviews to give these a try. Really work wonderfully, and work especially nice tucked inside boots. Only wish they came in some other colors besides black. October 26, 2012
Great fitting pant I'm 5'2" and 115 lbs. The small/short fits perfect. Great for exercise and casual wear. Beautiful fabric and construction. October 11, 2012
My favorite pants These pants fit perfectly and are so comfortable. I bought them for running, but bought a second pair because I wear them everywhere! I wish all my clothes made me feel this good. October 8, 2012
skinny pants I was in the employee store and tried these pants on and I told my friend they were the most comfortable pants I had ever tried on. She tried a pair on as well and she loved them. Took them home ~wore them~washed them ~ again and again and they're just like knew! Had to get another pair!! September 20, 2012
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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

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  • 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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  • 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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