ColumbiaBugaboo Pant - Women's

When the snow falls...

The Columbia Women's Bugaboo Pant handles every wintry day as well as the occasion ski session. Omni-Tech equips this pant with waterproof breathable protection, and fully taped seams enhance waterproofing by preventing a single snowflake from seeping through. An active fit gives the Bugaboo a slim look without inhibiting your mobility at the resort.

Columbia equipped the Bugaboo with adjustable boot gaiters, and the lower leg gussets snap apart for easy access to the gaiters. Adjustable hook-and-loop tabs give the waist a secure fit, and multiple pockets separate your ski pass from the money you've been saving up all year for a single meal at the resort's restaurant.

  • Omni-Tech laminate
  • Fully taped seams
  • Active fit
  • Boot gaiters with snapped cuff gussets
  • Adjustable waist tabs
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Hook-and-loop back pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Too Big!?

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

My wife says:
My waist is 29" and we ordered a pair these pants in medium and they were way big! These pants are nicely made, and the adjustable waist offers a good amount of adjustment but not enough to make them work for me. We returned them and ordered another pair of Columbia pants in another style, this time size small. Those pants fit just right.

Warm & Fits well

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: xs

This pair of pants works great for me. It keeps me warm even at -20 degrees F, and I don't look as chubby as I worried before the purchase.

Are these pants insulated? Or just pretty great at keeping you warm?


Warm, flattering fit, functional

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

I love the shape of these; I think they are flattering for what snow pants must be- baggy. The seat pockets sit flat and the leg flares slightly at the bottom to easily fit over boots. The insulation is very warm with just a pair of long johns underneath: I wear them outdoors for the length of the workday in 20degree weather. They are windproof but so far I haven't gotten them excessively wet so I'll have to wait on a waterproof rating.. The waistband is adjustable on the inside so I can wear them over long underwear or jeans or utility chinos - variation is great for me. I wear a 27 in jeans and the Medium of this style is very comfortable. The ankles have a helpful lining that can go inside my boot while the outside of the pant goes over the boot, so no snow can get in - I love that! I ordered these in Bluebell, which is a very cheery periwinkle color for the gray days of winter.

Very Roomy Sizing

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: large

Based on other reviews, even though I am usually a medium in pants, I decided to go with a large. I am 5'5" and 155#. When I tried them on, with the layers I'd use under, these pants were HUGE. I was absolutely swimming in them. I tried to use a belt, but they were simply too bulky. Otherwise, nice pants.

Great pants, amazing customer service

    These pants are comfortable and easy to move around in. I don't typically write reviews but the customer service I received was amazing. I originally bought a pair that was too large and was going through the process of returning and purchasing a smaller size. One of the Backcountry account managers, JP, took the time to call me, thank me for my business, and sent me a free return label. And not only that, but the new pants were shipped to me in one day, no extra charge. It was truly the best customer service I've ever experienced.

    Columbia Bugaboo pants

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    This is a great pant, the fit was true to size, but it was bulkier than I planned and the color which was listed as purple dahlia was actually maroon, so I returned them.

    Good basic snow pants

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Bought for my GF and she isn't too 'crazy outdoors' in the winter, but these work great for your. Runs true to size.

    Fit the bump...

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I bought these for my wife to use this winter while she's pregnant so she could still get outside with the rest of the family (i.e. not the typical use case). We had to get some suspenders to keep them up, but they've worked great and kept her warm.

    Love! But not true to size.

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I'm 5'6 and 155lbs- A little more curvy in the booty area.. My waist is about 29/30 (in jeans from the Buckle). I ordered a medium and it was a tight fit (definitely could not layer underneath). However, they did fit but were a little snug. I am re-shipping the mediums and ordering a large to see if that will be better. Customer service at Backcountry was wonderful! Thank you to the sweet representative who helped me with all of my questions and my return. I

    Nice Pants.

      The material is nice and I really like the style. For the price it is fantastic however i have to return it. I am 5'1" and 109 lb, usually wear 2p. Thought I would give the small regular a try. It was way too loose on the waist and a bit too long with my ski boots on.

      Great Ski Pants!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      I have 2 pairs of these ski pants, a bluish/purple color from 2012 and black that I purchased this year. I like the price of these. They fit me well and are very water resistant. Last winter, I skiied in whiteout conditions more than once, and these pants kept me completely dry and warm. I would highly recommend them.

      For size reference, I am 5'8" and 155. I went with the Large because I have wide hips. There is velcro around the waist, though, so I was able to synch in the waist easily. Roomy for my athletic thighs, so they are still comfortable sitting on the chairlift. And the length was perfect for me.