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Women’s Back Beauty™ Straight Leg Pant


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Style# 1472011
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Uses: Trail
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Style# 1472011
Uses Trail


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
  • 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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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Looking Good I like these pants and they look a bit dressier than the skinny leg version but don't fit me quite as well. They're a little short in the rise. March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Favourite pants - 3 years! The "Back Beauty" pants are my favourite light weight pants. I have them in long, capri and shorts lengths. Love the wide, smooth, flattering pull on style waist band. It's not bulky, fits beautifully under a hip belt of a back pack and is soo comfortable. The stretchy material is a great weight not too heavy, not too light and super comfortable. These pants are so versatile, they look and perform well in the back country and can be dressed up for a casual night out in town. Simple, elegant, practical, comfortable. Just wish they came in a lighter summery colour! March 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by These pants are the best! I purchased the shorts version of these pants about 10 months ago, and fell in love with them. When I found the pants, I was thrilled and bought them right away. They are extremely comfortable, but still have a nice polished look. I wore them for the first time to a tennis lesson, and they performed beautifully. I want to wear these pants everyday! January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by New fave! From reading the reviews, I guess I have the new style with the different material. I love these so much that I ordered two more pairs in black (I have grill). I have two large dogs and the first time wearing them we went for a hike and then I gave them both a good brush. When I came inside I expected to have to change...not a dog hair anywhere! Also super comfy! I can wear them like yoga pants, or dress them up and they look great. I'm 5'4", 175 lbs and the L short fits perfectly! Also, no gaping in the back and they don't ride low either. Perfect for an active mom who likes to keep her undies to herself! Weird place for a pocket, but my phone fits in it (just) so it's handy when walking. Only complaint, the store employee told me the short sizes always go first...then get more of them! I went twice in two weeks and ended up having to order online and pay more! January 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Back Beauty Pants Would recommend them, great for travel or walking September 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by More like a yoga pant I liked these pants but did not realize they had no pockets. They fit more like a yoga pant, comfortable but not what I needed. I always need to carry things for my dog, so I rated the function of this style as average. Overall, I like Columbia for outdoor clothing, so I still give the pants a good rating. August 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My "Go To" pant These are my new "go to" pant. They are sold out of my size or I would purchase a few more pairs. They are so comfortable. I wear them to walk the dog, hike the trails, gardening and around town errands. Switch out your top put on a pair of sandals and they are fine for a lunch date. They are easy to pack and care for. I am 5'7" and wear an 8 or 10 in jeans and the large/regular fits perfect. I REALLY hope they get more in stock. May 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by This year's version is not as nicely done as a couple of years ago. I have this same pant that I purchased 2 or 3 years ago. I still like this version, but the fabric is thinner and it does indeed run small. My older pair will fit me even if I gain a few pounds. The new pair fits albeit a tiny bit snug and I could never wear them if I gained more than a pound or 2. I am 5' 5", 143 lbs and regularly wear a large. I bought large both times. May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great hiking pants I have worn a version of these pants for about 7 years. This newer version is different in material and sizing but still works well for me. They are very durable and withstand things such as sliding on slick rock in Utah. I love that they pull on with no zipper. They are very flattering in the cut. However, they run a size small. I usually wear a L and had to return for an XL. i wear 12-14 pants normally. Regular length is great for me at 5'9". December 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Comfortable pants The small was too tight in the waist band and the medium is baggy. I kept the medium. The legs are a slightly too large but I love the comfort! December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this pant I was thrilled on the fit and smoothness the material gave to my skin. Wish it was more thermal for wintertime. Ordered another go-to pair. Can be dressed up due to nice fabric. November 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Material disappointment I ordered the same pants by this name a couple of years ago and since the name and description were the same, I expected the pants to be the same. The fabric is entirely different. Instead of the silky feeling fabric I'm used to, these are a slightly rough more crisp fabric. I don't like the "pocket" on the mid-leg either. Strange place for a pocket. The other problem for me is the low rise. I ordered XL so they wouldn't be skin tight, so although the previous pants this style are not tight, these are. Not happy, but I washed them so guess I'm stuck. April 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pilling I love everything about this pant, weight, snug fit, packability, dress up or down ability …. perfect for travel and athletic activities BUT I had not had them for more than a month when I noticed that they were pilling on the outer left leg. I do not know if I just got a dud pair but I expect, for 65$, a durable fabric that is going to last me more than one season and does not pill. For the fit, and I would call it body hugging in a nice way, I would like to have more than one pair but for the pilling I certainly am not going to pay full price for them again. March 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Travel Pant I bought this pant for a trip to Europe and they will be great for dressing up or down. They are heavy and sturdy - no wrinkle worries, which is what I was after. They were a little wider at the ankle than I like. They run a little small, so you might try a size up. February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very comfortable These pants are very comfortable for yoga and hiking. They stay looking nice all day long, day after day. It is really nice to be able to buy a "short" length so I don't have to hem the pants (I'm 5'2", size 4 Short). December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice and Slim Absolutely Love this pants, Bought over 5 pairs of these, Looks great, and keeps you warm as it gets cold. November 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Super comfortable Runs a little small. Great quality . Love the color too. November 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love them!! The only thing I would change would be the color selection - what about navy blue or a deep green?? The gravel is great - I'm just a color girl!! Oh, the pocket is only good for a credit card and drivers license, a small set of key and one chap stick. Enough to get you from point A to point B but if you have a kiddo your taking a small bag. November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them! These pants are so comfortable. I now have two pair and plan to get another. They don't lose their shape while being worn and they wash up beautifully. Very nice looking. November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them! I now have two pairs. Fabric is light weight and breathable. Great for hiking, running, working out, or just hanging out. So comfortable, regardless of what I am doing. Also, love the fit - very flattering. So nice to find something that is functional for an active life style yet still so flattering. They have become my favorite pants, even when just chilling at home. October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Any time pants These pants are fabulous you can dress up or down and great for travel especially if you travel on business light enough you can wash out and hang dry! Very comfortable I'm going to get another pair ! Also the skinnys are very versatile looks great with shoes and boots! August 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best pants ever!! Really. Seriously, these are the best pants I have ever worn. The fit is like the cloth was cut for me personally and sized perfectly. The even better part is the fabric; it always looks like it just was laundered. Great for everyday and fabulous for travel. August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clothes that fit! Columbia petite line is highly recommended. Proportioned well, comfortable yet not baggie, functional and sporty style. Reasonably priced for the quality. August 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not for me These pants are more like a yoga pant. A little wide in the leg and a little short for my tall frame (I am 5'9"). I like the fit in the hips. If the pants were a little more fitted and longer I would have really liked them. June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful pants They were exactly as described. Great fit and quality. I wish they were available in more colors. Love these pants! June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great everyday pants These pants run a bit large for a size medium. There are no side pockets, but there is a small pocket on the side near the knee. Overall, good quality. June 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I need more stars! I was a bit skeptical when I bought these for a 6-week trip to France but they have turned out to be the absolute best pants - ever! I am tall (5'6") and slim (130) so the M fit perfectly - not always true for size M as my hips and thighs are slim. These are great pants for travel and everyday. They fold up into a very small packable space, do not wrinkle, are stain repellant, shed water, and even after 8+ hr plane rides still look fresh. I love these pants and wish they were available in more colors. May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable, durable and flattering. Comfortable, durable and flattering. What more could you want in an exercise/outdoor pant. It is hard to find pants that your not always pulling up or re tieing. I give these pants a five. May 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comfy yet defining I wear these in the Mojave Desert hiking and up in the Sierra San Pedro de martir mountains in Baja California. From hot to cold, they are the most comfortable pants I own . I'm a larger size but they are very flattering to your figure. I often need to transition from the field to the office, and these pants also look smart in meetings/at the airport. May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice walking pants I like these, they're perfect for walking, a little more thought out than just yoga pants. I have a rounder-than-average butt and they fit my butt just fine. Yay... I like the mini pocket on the thigh but I would prefer two zippered hand pockets instead or in addition to that one pocket (hey designers, take notice). The inseam is a little short compared to other brands, if you are tall, go ahead and order the long version. April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by All around town pant. This pant has a classic fit that can be worn anywhere. I have worn them to work as well as bike riding and walking. Wonderful material that needs little or no ironing. I will buy again! February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great look, great comfort I agree with other reviewers that these pants flatter the rear end as advertised and also that the crotch length is a bit shallow. I will be wearing these with tunic tops or other loose-fitting yoga tops, so that is not such a big problem for me. The fabric definitely doesn't bag or tug or snab - so far at least. February 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by The quality is really good. Quality is good and comfortable while those petite ladies should pay more attention to the length in order to fit. January 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not as expected I received these pants, and in trying them on they seemed OK. When I wore them they "pooched" over the thigh/hip region. Since I wore them I can't return, but not happy with product. December 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Disappointed I recommend these with the caveat that they run small. When I ordered the pants, the only "regular" length available was an XS. I thought that would be perfect because I normally wear 0-2, and a 2 is usually too big. When they arrived, I liked everything about them except for the fit; they were simply too short/revealing in the crotch. It wasn't the rise; it was the crotch length. So I sent them back. If a Small-Regular becomes available, I'll definitely order them. Imho, they can be dressed up or down. December 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by more like a yoga pant Smooth, stretchy, only one pocket on the left thigh. They are comfortable, but kind of revealing IMO. The fabric is light but strong enough for hiking. The straight leg pant is kind of bell bottom, more than I expected. I like them but prefer a tunic top over them. Still, I like them a lot and wear them often. I'm 5'2" and like the short length. December 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fitting, great looking, comfortable! These pants look great and are superbly comfortable. The are great dressed up for around town and getting dirty on the trail. They dry quickly and breathe well. True to their name, they make you butt look great and ride the hips just at the perfect spot. Not to low or too high. If you're a little wider at the waist, the wide waistband does not bind or pinch. One pocket on the left leg at hand level holds lip balm or a snack, but it's a little awkward for heavier items like a smartphone. The only way Columbia could improve these pants would be to add a little microfiber on the the inside of the waistband to spread out sweat. Otherwise, the Back Beauty is just peachy! December 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by High back is great I purchased size L last year, and are now too big. I purchased size M this year, and they're very small. November 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Favorite Pants I absolutely love these pants--I already bought a back up pair in case they change them in the future. The fit is great--snug in the waist and comfortable through the hips and thighs. The back also seems to be cut a little higher which is really nice. I love that they come in lengths. The weight is great for fall and cooler temps. I have worn them climbing a bunch and they have held up really well. Great fit, really nice cut, durable and a great fabric. Wouldn't change a thing. November 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Inconsistent Fit I have 3 pairs of similar "back up" pull on pants that I LOVE the fit of -- but I'm a petite and had to shorten every one of them. I was very excited to find that the Back Beauty pant was available in a short length but was disappointed that the fit was so far off previous purchases. The waist is smaller and overall the fit is closer/tighter. So frustrating to have the fit on such similar items differ so dramatically! November 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fit, very comfortable! Love these pants! Needed another style and found these to be very close. Love them more. October 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Pants! I want to start by saying that I am 5'11" and generally cannot buy pants that are not tall length so I was nervous to buy these in the regular length but they fit perfectly. I generally wear around an 8 so the medium fit great. Great wearability to dress up or down and not feel like I am walking around in sweats on the weekends. I love these pants and will be getting another pair for sure. October 19, 2012
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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.

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