Stretchy comfort and full-coverage, high-tech protection for the trail.

Great for day hikes and camping trips, the Columbia Women's Back Beauty Shorts combine stretchy comfort, a full-coverage length and rise, and high-tech protection for long days outdoors. The shorts' flat waistband is both flattering and comfortable and the mid-rise, high-back waist keeps you well-covered when you have to bend over to tackle steep, boulder-ridden sections of trail. The longer inseam length offers plenty of coverage to protect you against rough rocks or sharp brush, and the fabric's UPF 50-rated fabric protects your skin from harmful UV rays. Thanks to Omni-Shield fabric technology, the shorts are water-resistant and dry quickly so you're not soggy if you're caught in a light rainfall or working up a sweat.  When you're out for a quick excursion, stick your car key or lip gloss in the zippered thigh pocket, and enjoy the shorts' moving comfort and valuable protection while you're out on the trail.

  • Polyester and elastane
  • Active slim fit
  • Mid rise and long 11-inch inseam length
  • Omni-Shield water-repellent, quick-drying fabric technology
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50-rated sun protection
  • Zippered thigh security pocket
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Comfy low rise shorts

  • Size Bought: Small

I bought these shorts in hopes of adding to my collection of stretchy athletic wear. They didn't work for me because the rise is very low at least 3 inches below the belly button. Therefore the center seam was uncomfortable in the groin. Although they are higher around the waist in the back they ride very low around your belly.