Columbia Back Beauty Straight Leg Pants for Ladies
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
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
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
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