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Women’s Back Beauty™ Skinny Pant


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Style# 1482651
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
  • Back Up™ waistband for contoured fit and coverage
  • Inseam: 27.5” SHORT, 30” REGULAR
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1482651

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

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Women’s Back Beauty™ Skinny Pant is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 135.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hiking I love these pants for hiking and casual wear. I wish they came in more than 2 colors
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice To Have I like the skinny legs. Great with tunics and comfortable to wear. I have longer legs (5’6”) so these are ankle pants for me. It would be nice if they were available in tall as well. They may feel snug when you put them on but they give just enough that they fit perfectly. I like the Back Beauty style.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical and comfortable These pants fit and feel great. I am grateful that they offer the short length option--I don't find that in many athletic pants.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pants I like the fit of these pants. The fabric doesn't irritate my skin. These pants are great for hiking. I've also worn these sliding across rock ledges on my bottom and there is no wear and tear on them. The only thing I wish was different was that the pocket is large enough to comfortably fit a phone.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable but strange fit Comfortable pants, seem to be well made. I am 5'10", 130 lbs, usually 2-4, ordered S and XS. I could not get the right fit - too tight around the legs and loose around the waist (and they were a bit short). (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Low Rise I loved how these pants made my legs look slim and long. I also liked how lightweight they were, and that they could go from casual hiking to dressing up. The problem was that they have a very low rise. I found my underwear showing in the back, and they made my belly appear above the waist band in the front. Not a good look. If you have fabulous tight abs, buy these pants and show it off. If not, avoid. I'm returning.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy pants This is my first pair of Back Beauty pants after hearing friends rave about them. They are comfortable and lightweight for spring but they lack pockets except for a small zip pocket on the leg. In my opinion these are more of a woven legging than pants. The fabric is nice and they are comfortable but I have to pair them with a vest or jacket for pockets!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits perfectly for short body I purchased these pants in size S, short. They are perfect for my 5'2", 105# body. Though they are "skinny" they are not too tight (not like leggings). I purchased two pairs and wear them everywhere. The fabric is substantial, not flimsy,and they do not cling. They stretch but do not get baggy. Waist lays flat, no gaps. Pocket on leg is good for keys but does not fit my iPhone 6. I gentle wash and hang dry. They are good for the gym, outdoor activities, and errands. They feel and look great.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back Beautyy Love thes skinny pants. This is my third pair. So comfortable and look really great I love the back beauty slacks always look great.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite style I bought these pants for casual wear. They fit perfect and are so comfortable. They are sharp enough to wear to work as well. Great product.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit Flattering cut and super comfortable (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable pant These are probably my new favorite pants, the fit is comfortable and flattering. The only criticism I have is that the leg pocket puckers a little at the zipper but I don’t think anyone notices except me. I almost miss having pockets but not enough to think about a different style. I wear these for my business casual job making home visits to see my patients. They washed well but I haven’t worn them again to see if the fit changed
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants for a variety of settings Really nice material and good fit--found ankles do ride up a little so it runs slightly small, but I would still buy again! Feel very comfortable and can look like hiking, workout, casual or possibly even semi-formal. The elastic waist is comfortable.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sized differently than from 2 years ago. I have worn these very same pants for over 2 years and it was time to get a new pair. However, after ordering the very same design and size (because I am still the same size) they were way too small. They were smaller in the waist circumference and in the length of the crotch. The quality was still as great. The length the same. So I regret that I had to return them.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally -- slim-fit hiking pants in petite sizing! I am size 12, 5 ft tall and have been searching for a pair of slim fit hiking pants forever --even those designated as slim-fit (including Columbia) were always too baggy for me, and most "skinny" hiking pants didn't come in petite. These pants are awesome! Fit like a glove, very flattering, and actually skinny. Can't wait to wear them on my next hike!
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My fav pants! 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 Love These! love then pants--the fit is great--they don't wrinkle--can wear they work casual work or play
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I love these pants - have been wearing them for the past 3 years -have several pairs. The quality is excellent - no wrinkling which is perfect for travel. They are so comfortable and look great. The waistband does stretch out (consider I wear these pants most days) so I ordered more pairs so I can continue wearing them. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for casual or going out. They look great, comfortable and can be dressed up or down.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good all around pant So far I have worn to work and on errands, the pant is comfortable and can look polished enough to go to work in, love the stretch and comfort level of them. So far so good. The waist is a little loose and the knee area a little tighter than I like, so the fit for my body may be a little off my liking.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants! I like them so much I ordered another pair!
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality material and flattering fit This material will wear well, even after washing. This pant is casual, yet could be dressed up with nice shoes and sweater. The fit is flattering with clean lines.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAB pant! These are absolutely my most favorite pants. The fit is extremely flattering without being skin tight like a legging. Construction is very good quality and they wash and wear forever. Excellent for travelling, both wearing on the plane and easy care and packing. I absolutely LOVE these pants. Please do not stop making them!!!! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versitile I bought these for traveling, but find myself wearing them for everyday life and outdoor activities quite a lot. I love the fabric weight and the high rise at the back. I wear them on a plane to sleep and then these become my "dressy" pant to wear with fancy shoes and top in the evenings for a 3-5 star restaurant. I can wash them at night in the hotel room and they are dry the next day. They ARE for more curvy figures, and I don't have hips, but they are still great with my tunics and Classic shirts including the Columbia Silver Ridge Shirts. I like that they aren't tight and form to the leg. I have a black pair and I like the softer Noturnal color. Great design!! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Pant I have 2 pairs of these pants and love them since I can wear them while I am active or for work. They are the perfect length and fit and are very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection in Pants Have been looking for a long time for stylish and comfortable horseback riding pants ... and I truly found them in the "black beauty skinny leg pant" by Columbia. These pants are perfect for trail riding and wonderful for wave horseback riding too as they dry quickly without the opportunity to cause any rashing while riding. Will I buy them again ??? Yes, again and again and again! LOVE THEM
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hiking pants ever! I love the fit and feel of these pants. I have several other types of Columbia pants, but these are the best. Finally I have found a "short" size that truly fits for me. I hope to order more.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great till you wash them These pants were awesome, functional and great looking...till I washed them. Aftér only one wash in cold water they went from black to a muddy faded black with a greenish tinge. The fit went from perfect to baggy in the knees and sloppy looking. I will try to return them to the store I bought them from. Very disappointed in the quality of these.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable! I wear these pants almost everyday - seems excessive, I know, but I am retired and they serve many functions for me. I have purchased them repeatedly.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor quality - fabric breaks down after washing I've owned three pair of the Back Beauty skinny leg pants now - at first I LOVED them. Great to travel with as they're packable and light. However, after just two washes the kneecap area becomes "crepey" as mentioned in several other reviews. It actually chaffed my knee so badly I had to buy new pants! They also bag out easily - for the first few times you wear them they'll fit snug and great but after that they get really loose fitting even after washing. Great pant for 2-3 wears, but definitely needs to address some QC issues. As a true Columbia supporter, I cannot recommend these. I returned them to Columbia for the warranty and had to pay $15 return shipping, which is extremely sad as it was not my fault.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Something Changed I've owned two pair of Back Beauty skinny leg pants and despite some issues with "the material becoming "crepey" around the knee they fit and felt great. I've ordered a new pair and they are they fit much differently than the ones a purchased before. I checked the style numbers and they are the same.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I like the way these pants fit and feel although they were a little tight for my comfort so I returned for a medium so my panty lines would not show!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waiting for Long length!!! I have the capris and love the great style and function. They are a sports pant that can be dressed up! The best part is that when I travel I can just wash them in the sink ... they dry quickly and go back on looking great!!! My only problem is that you don't offer this in a long style pant! I am 5'8" and the regular just aren't long enough. Please please ..... I see a lot of other comments saying the same thing - I think there is a definite demand! (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Verry confortable Very comfortable and warm Allows you to have great flexibility I recommend it
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Petite is Perfect Small and petite is perfect for my 29" inseam and size 4/6 (27"-28" waist size). The outer fabric doesn't pil like most fabric, dry easily, retain shape washes after washed, doesn't retain stain. I wear it for work and hiking. Skinny pants but not skin tight, not loose nor not droopy. Love it!!
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pants ever! These pants are the best pants Columbia has made! Not only do I own 2 pairs, my mom owns 3 pairs! They are made with amazing material and he short option in the pant is amazing. They look nice enough I can wear them to work as dress pants, but I also can dress down as athletic wear for the weekend. Absolute must buy!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from currently wearing these at work ... This pant is true to size and fits my 5'3'' 130 lb frame. There is one zipper pocket on the left thigh of these pants. Putting a cell phone (I have a iphone 5 SE) would be a bit awkward and clunky, but an ID card and some cash would fit quite nicely. I was looking for a year-round travel pant that could function in the airplane, on the trail, and in the office. This pant will be perfect for any and all of those activities.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice pants, material is too stiff Nice pants, the material is too stiff for me.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love them, but short I recently bought my first pair, and I wore them to work. I love everything about them except the leg length. I am 5'6 1/2", and they are definitely "ankle" pants on me. That is ok, fashion-wise, but I'd be more comfortable if they were 32" instead of 30". I'm giving consideration to having them shortened to make capris. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from too short awesome quality b/c I have the capris just like them but the pants (and I got the regular) are too short for me and I'm 5'7". Wish tall was an option. The size in other areas is good but I will return them.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite pants Thiese pants are great if you don't want a slim, but not skin-hugging tight fit. The fit is flattering, and they're very durable.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best travel pants ever! I have 2 pairs, my first pair is still going strong after 3 yrs of use. So comfy for traveling, and very flattering fit. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Black Beauty skinny pant I loved the cut and fabric but the legs were 3" too short, ( I am 6' 2"), so I had to return them. The hem was only 3/4" so no chance of turning it down and backing it, like I have to do with a lot of pants.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I live my life in these pants Buy them now. These are the best pants that I own. They are perfect for a big butt! They have a stretchy expander at the top for the behind, and I love them. They can be dressed up or down! I love them. Also they look beautiful. Did I say that I love them? Buy them now.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have Pants Extremely comfortable to wear, and so good looking! These pants can be worn anywhere at anytime of the year.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-20
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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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