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Women's Back Beauty™ Cargo Pant


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Style# 1685031
Uses Trail


These versatile cargo pants feature rain-and-stain repellency and UPF 50 for the best protection, come rain or shine.

A new addition to the Back Beauty™ family, these stretchy pants come with a Back Up waistband that conforms to your curves and gives you perfect coverage.

  • Mid rise
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1685031

  • Shell: Max Lite 89% polyester / 11% elastane stretch double weave
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™ Cargo Pant is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great cargo pants These cargoes are perfect for hiking or outdoor activities. They feel lightweight, yet are perfect for changing weather conditions and climates. I especially like the zip cargo pocket on one side and another on the opposite that has a velcro closure. ( I'd prefer another zip or a snap, but it serves the purpose- I avoided a cross body bag.)
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fit but fabric flaws The fit on these pants can't be beat. I now have three pairs because they are the perfect pants for either casual or work situations. As another reviewer mentioned, though, there are some serious flaws in the fabric. Each pair has permanently crinkled/shriveled in the exact same spots - below or to the side of the knee area. I'm not sure how this happened since I only wash them in cold water and hang dry them (even though the instructions say regular washing/drying is okay.) Since I'm the only one who really notices it, and it doesn't affect the fit, I've put up with it. However, this is something that really needs to be looked into by the fabric designers.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gave Me Compliments! The first day I wore my pants, two people complimented me on my new pants. They have very nice lines and are very well made. The color Grill is kind of a grey, kind of a brown so will blend nicely with a variety of tops. The cargo pocket is subtle enough that these can be worn in more than a casual environment. I’ll buy another pair.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for any activity! I teach a wide variety of classes and these pants fit all of their environments. Very comfortable and doesn't pick up my dog's hair.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Pant Great fit, with ample stretch and light weight feeling, high back so you can do a lot of activity without tugging.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable for travel This pant is great for travel.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Business casual or on the trail The fabric is substantial and there are two pockts- one zip close and one velcro. The pants are nice enough to wear to a business casual work environment and sturdy enough for a day hike. I am 5'5" and 150 lbs. and size 12 is comfortable. The length is okay with a shoe with some heel but would be too long with flats.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like these pants but.... They shrink in the wash. They are pretty tight on my athletic butt and thighs. Also, Columbia, can you make some things for us tall girls?
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite pants I wear these pants for work and LOVE them!!!! They allow me to move without restriction. The pockets are perfect for my phone and keys. Highly recommend!!!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them! Great pants, my 2nd pair, they wash up like new! Good job Columbia
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Fit, Comfy material! I wish these were made in talls, if they were a tad longer that would be even better. Other than that, I love the Comfy Fit of these pants!
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great traveling pants These pants (I bought them in 2 colors) are very comfortable. The pockets are a great help. As is the fast drying quality, so I can wash them out on a trip and they’ll dry overnight. Please, please offer them in petite sizes. The regulars are made for tall women.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trimming and sleek! Love these pants. Very comfortable and slenderizing. Seems a little snug while putting on but fit absolutely to-scale when wearing them. Fabric feels very nice and drapes nicely on my frame. Definitely happy with these back beauties! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Pant I wanted a comfortable pant that looked nice enough to wear most places. These pants fit the bill. I now have 2 pair, black and gray. I love both pair. They are the first pants I reach for in my closet.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!!! These are awesome. I wear them for work, travel, and hiking with all styles of shoes. I only put that they run a little small because almost all extra smalls are too big & these fit me perfect. I’m 5’0”, 100 lbs, but also curvy. They are too long, though.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit and function Very comfortable for travel and your passport fits perfectly in the side zipper pocket
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and movable pants I read reviews online before ordering these. The other Columbia pants that I've bought are 10's or large, but would say that this pant definitely runs tight. I'm a cyclist, & maybe it's my thighs that make it fit tighter, but would recommend the large to anyone in between. Most of the travel pants seem to have a drawstring to tighten, these pants fit well without that extra piece. Like the look & option of boot leg or straight. As usual, return was easy.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pants Wore these pants on a 5 day backcountry hike in CO in June. Performed great! Comfortable, move with you. Weather was warm during the day, and cool at night. These pants were the perfect weight for both. They also did a great job of repelling water. The regular is a tad long. I'm 5'5" and curvy, bought Large reg length and had to hem them a bit. Could've tried the short length but was afraid they'd be too short. Overall a great fit! Just bought a second pair. Nice enough to wear out and not just hiking.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome travel pant This pant is light weight, and fits awesome. Extremely comfortable. Very easy to pack - takes up little space in luggage and is extremely light weight. I was so pleased with the pair I ordered that I am going to order two more pairs in the other colors available!
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Hiking/ Active Pants I love, love, love these cargo pants! Unfortunately, I bought them too big and need to exchange them for a smaller size. I'm a size 6/8 (with large hips) and I bought a medium- I will be exchanging for a small. They have awesome breath-ability, keep their shape, water and stain resistant, and they make your butt look good! Cargo pockets stretch and hold a camera, phone, chapstick, and ID/ credit cards. Awesome pants.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Camino Pants I love these pants! I wore them everyday for a month while hiking Camino Portugal. They always looked great even though I only got to wash them a few times in a sink. I did rinse them from the knees down every few days. The pull on waistband was ideal when wearing a backpack, the last thing I wanted was a zipper/button along with the hip belt around my middle. I will be getting more of these! I am 5'5" about 125lb, size small fit great.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very comfy pants love these pants. wide waistband is comfortable, not binding. Im 5'8" 137lb I ordered the medium, they fit but are a little loose, I cant put my cellphone in the side pocket because it will pull my pants down on my hip ( I should mention I dont have much curves so things slide off easily) I will order another pair in black but get a size small this time. Keeping the mediums because I like them so much, the length is perfect on me.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love These Pants! Wow, loved these hiking pants so much, I immediately bought another pair in the grill color! They fit like a glove, and are even long enough, although I'm 5'8". I'm a large, or 12, with lots of curves (bigger hips, thighs, and rear end) and these pants are so flattering and comfortable! I plan on buying more Columbia hiking pants! I wish these Back Beauty Cargo pants came in more colors though.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Find Perfect length, very comfortable and very versatile. Great for hiking and travel.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing pants These pants are super, very slim fitting with 2 large POCKETS. One pocket has a zipper the other velcro. Very flattering, just the right length. I bought XS which normally is fine but the thigh area is too tight. I have reordered size S and one of my lucky daughters will receive these pants.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING PANTS I am such a happy hiker! These pants are so comfortable and the zippered pockets are deep. I am 5'10", 150lbs and purchased size M. I usually worry about the length but these are perfect.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have a new favorite I own two of the Back Beauty Skinny pants which have been my favorites for quite a while now. But I seen these Back Beauty Cargo pants and had to order them. I absolutely love them! These are now my favorite! Love the sleek looking pockets on both sides of the leg pants. Now I have a place for my cell and ID when I go walking. The fabric is softer and more comfortable too. If you had another color I would definitely buy them. I am 5'3", 144 lbs and I ordered the Medium. Perfect fit, looks good and not tight. Only thing, I had to cut and hem them because I am short. Ordered a pair for my daughter as a gift. Hope she loves them as much as I do.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Pants! Love, love, love these pants. I have previously owned Back Beauty pants and was happy to see the updates to the cargo pants. I like pockets. Excellent fabric - smooth and just enough stretch. Fit is perfect - size 8, I bought med. and very slimming! Thanks for an awesome update!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pant I own So comfortable and very functional. So lucky I found these pants. Everybody should own a pair
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants I bought these for hiking, but I think they will be a great traveling pant. Sturdier than yoga pants and I love the material. I have gotten compliments when wearing the to the grocery store. They fit great with no muffin top. I got the small and I am 5'7" and #130.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These will be your favorites!! These pants fit true to size. They are soft, light weight, look amazing on. Can be dressed up or down! I am 5'9", 134 lbs and I ordered a medium. I am very pleased as the length is long. Gives a nice smooth and flattering look. Do not show pantylines. The waist band is awesome, is fashionable and hides imperfections. They are so comfy and are not constricting at all. My favorite pants now! I highly recommend these! Thanks Columbia!
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable, nice fitting This is a second pair of this style that I've bought. They are a bit higher rise than some of the other styles, so that is a plus. I'd like them a bit higher still so they don' t slide down with sitting. Material is a good weight, with enough stretch, maintains its shape well. Dressier looking than travel pants I've had in the past.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has a great fit. I like that the rise is a little higher than the other Back Beauty pants. Also I like the larger pocket and a front seam. The fabric still looks unwrinkled after a 3 day weekend of travel on a plane and sightseeing.
Date published: 2016-08-25
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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

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
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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