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Women's Back Beauty™ Capri


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Style# 1493101
Uses Trail


Stretch properties in this flattering woven capri 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: 18”
  • Active fit, mid rise
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1493101

    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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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Women's Back Beauty™ Capri is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit I love these pants so much! For reference, I wear a 12 in the Saturday Trail II Pants. I bought these in a L and they fit perfectly. They do stretch out a bit as you wear them, but keep their flattering shape. The back rides a little higher, which is genius. These are great, all purpose pants. I could wear them to the gym, hiking, or casually.
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for play or work I normally wear size 0-2. I ordered xs and they fit perfectly. Love the matetial, and they have a little stretch which is great. Very comfortable. I hope they will soon offer more colors so I can order more. Very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the gym I bought this product specifically for my wife so that she would have something nice to wear when we went to the gym together. These fit her perfectly and are very functional. If you husbands are looking for a good birthday gift for your wife this is it.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great on the golf course! I have several pairs in various colors. They are a wonderful fit on the golf course and hiking trails.
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile capris I originally bought these 3 years ago and have used them for kayaking, working out, and running errands. They are comfy and dry quickly. I like them so much I just ordered a new pair! I love the little side zipper pocket which is perfect for credit cards and cash when out and about.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! These capris were a little more form-fitting than I expected, but are amazing! They're great for hiking or just running around town, are incredibly comfortable, and make my butt look great. :-) For sizing, I normally wear a size 2 or 4 in pants, and ordered a small.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back beauty These pants are amazing! Terrific fit and comfort. I wear them dressed up or down. Perfect across the back with no undies ever showing.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and airy Purchased these for a vacation and they have been a great addition to my wardrobe. Easy to pack and comfortable to wear on very warm days!
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Customer I am a big fan of the 'Back Beauty' line and these capris are awesome. They fit my curves and feel like yoga pants - no bulging pockets, zippers, buttons, etc... Just a wide elastic waist band. I hike and swim in these all the time. They are great. I had one pair that lasted me for 3 years. After much use, they finally gave out. No problem, I bought another one. I hope Columbia keeps making the 'Back Beauty' line or at least gives me notice when they stop making them so I can stock up :-)
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great capris These are great capris. The fit is perfect and they stay in place . I usually wear an extra small but I ordered a small so the fit would not be too tight. I like the way the waist fits in the back. It is higher so when you bend they do not slide down.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I love these pants! This is my second pair. Even though my first pair is still in good condition after wearing them for 2 years, I was worried that one day they will wear out with all of the heavy usage they get. So I decided to buy another pair now while they are still making them. I sure hope Columbia never discontinues this model! These pants are so comfortable, so versatile, and hold up really well even with lots of use! They are my go to pants for the gym or hiking, or even just for street clothes! Lightweight, breathable fabric. Can you tell I love them!
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Capri. I love these Capris. The fabric is light and soft. Very good quality. I ordered a size 12 and I normally wear a 10-12. I wanted these a bit looser. They fit perfectly.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good, I bought THREE! I stumbled on this pant at a sporting goods store in Oregon while on a camping trip. I love the soft strong material that hugs my body just right. Super flattering! When I got home I ordered two more. I wear these for hiking and yoga and just hanging out.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!! I love these so much that I have 2. They are made extremely well and are super comfortable!!
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and comfort I tried these for biking because bike shorts are not flattering to my figure and are expensive. When I tried them on I was worried that the fabric was a little stiff and wouldn't be comfortable, but they fit so well I decided to keep them. I usually have problems with pants gaping at the back, but these fit very smoothly. Once washed the fabric was much softer and while riding I never even have to think about them. No chafing, no slipping down or twisting, no gaping. I bought size Large and I'm 5'7" and 155 lbs, and usually wear size 12 or 14. I will be buying the long pants soon!
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love back beauty pants I love Columbia back beauty pants. I have 4 pair and would love to see more! The shorts are perfect for summer and Maui!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features In love these Capri tights... They are just the perfect material and great for a walk or a hike... I love that they truly are water repellent and are super comfortable.... I definitely recommend these. I enjoyed them so much I got a second pair !
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best! i have purchased every style of this back beauty collection. they launder nicely, no need to iron, and in fact they dry very quickly so i simply wash them in cold water and hang for 30 minutes. I get compliments constantly on them. I am 64 years old, but they take years off of me.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the fabric, great for travelling I already had the full length pant and have been so impressed with them I ordered the Capri version. Wash and wear, wrinkle free, great for packing in a suit case.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had to get 2nd pair The best fitting and most comfortable capris I have ever found. I was so scared they would not be available in 2017 I ordered a 2nd pair for myself and my friend. She initially told me about them and loves them too.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit They fit perfect. Right at the right place on my hips and low waist. Quality is very good.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Product fits well and is comfortable in triple digits. Moves well on a hike (5+ miles) and doesn't bunch at all!
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product does not fit as described. I found these capri tights to be cut more like horse back riding britches. I usually wear a small but they were described as running small so I ordered a medium. I knew when I took them out of the package that they were not going to work. They were very full in the hips and large in the legs unlike any tights I had ever seen! Even if I had ordered a small I don't think they would have worked. They were made of nice material!
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sporty Capris These capris are more like what we used to call "pedal pushers". In my experience, capris are longer. They fit fine except have a little too much room at the top of the thigh and make me look like I have thigh bulge. I'm hoping a few washings will soften the outside seam enough to improve this.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are my favorite pants These pants are as slimming and flattering as leggings but are a thicker material and not so skin tight. They are perfect to wear as you would wear leggings, such as with a tunic. I prefer to wear them as casual wear, but I will also ride my bike or go on hikes with these as well. I generally wear xs or 2 from Columbia. The XS was snug because there is no stretch, but still fit good. I would not go up a size.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not as good a fit as the back beauty pants or shorts I ordered these capris because I have several pairs of the back beauty pants and shorts and I love them. The shorts are great for working out and running in but I wanted a capri for the winter. They fit and look great but I notice that they don't stay up as nice as the shorts do and I find myself constantly pulling at them when I'm working out. I like them and they're nice enough to wear even when I'm not at the gym but I'll stick to wearing the shorts for working out.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flattering Fit I absolutely LOVE these pants. The fit is amazing, and very flattering. I bought two more pair, both capri length and full length, because they are the best fitting yoga pant I've ever had. I HIGHLY recommend this pant. The quality is also excellent, for both casual wear and active exercise.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall. I am 5-7 & 155#, size 14 and large fits great, washes well; like the back styling-flattering; a little big if you do not have saddle hips.
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love these pants Third pair of back beauty pants I've bought. Love these.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Black Beauty Capri - Very Nice Purchased women's Black Beauty Capri pants black size S. I normally wear size 2-4P so pants run small. Pants are really nice, comfortable, well constructed with quality fabric. One small zippered leg pocket is a nice addition. Recommend purchasing a size larger than one normally wears.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I was hoping these fit like the Back Beauty long pants which were awesome and fit me perfectly. These are low-rise (yuck) and much tighter. I decided to keep them because I'm desperate for black capris though I know I won't wear them much. They are too uncomfortable. Love the fabric though.
Date published: 2015-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these capri pants! I love these capri pants! Great for workout, hike, or just lounging around the house. My favorite pants for sure.
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pants/shorts ever! These are the best fitting/feeling capris ever! Rugged yet SO comfortable! And the side pocket is the best. Getting another pair right now.
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabric repels cat fur and lint! Unbelievable! This pant was recommended to me because it doesn't attract cat fur - like most black clothes do!!! This is a real bonus (beside the great fit and the fact the capris are comfortable to wear in 90 degree weather).
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product, good fit, good quality great product, good fit, good quality
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't find a size that fits I have the Black Beauty shorts in XS (a bit tight if I've been having burgers & beers) and small (to wear when I'm at the top of my 5 lb weight variance). I love the shorts. They even fit me in the waist - I'm a pear shape & most pants have a big gap at my waist. The fabric is a great weight - more body & a better feel. I was looking forward to having these in a capri. However, the small capri is far smaller than is the XS shorts so I returned them. I tried on a medium but they were too big. So there's a huge size gap between small & medium. Great product if you can find a size that fits you.
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Back Beauty Capri The fabric that makes up this pair of pants is really strange. It's stiff... They run a little large and don't fit as well as other pairs of Columbia pants I have.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from May or may not recommend Very well constructed pants that would be perfect for hiking or other outdoor activities, but are not going to work as well for yoga which had been why I bought them. The fabric is a bit noisy when brushing together and not the traditional lycra/spandex that I had expected. The fit is also a little bit large as I had expected them to fit closer around my thighs and knees.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all-around capri I am in love with the entire line up of the Back Beauty pants from Columbia. I also have the boot cut and the straight leg. I live in them! They are classy enough to wear out (even to work, in my casual environment) and comfortable enough to wear on a run. They wash really well and I've put them through a ton of wash and wear cycles already. I'm writing this review after popping over to the site to order another pair since I want to wear them every day! They seem true to size for me. I generally wear a size 6 in pants and the Medium fits me perfectly.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really sturdy capri! I was looking for a sturdy capri pant that would hold up to rock climbing and various outdoorsy activities - something that wouldn't be destroyed like a yoga capri. This really does the job phenomenally! My only complaint is that the crotch is unusually high on these pants, so much that I had to buy the next size up so that they wouldn't ride. Otherwise, really comfortable and durable capri!
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fit, function, and fashion Bought these and a long straight leg for vacation after trying the skinny leg. They'll be well broken in for vacation, I can't seem to pack them away. My husband remarks how flattering they are. They feel like just the right amount of fabric, not hot, not flimsy, and they hold their shape well during wearing. How about a couple more colors?
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best running pants!! Love these pants. Can't wait to get more.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality These pants are super cute, but better yet they are great running capris!
Date published: 2013-03-08
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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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