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Men’s Backcast™ Convertible Pant

Details 1543971
Style# 1543971
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Uses: Water, Fishing
Size & Fit Guide | Fit Relaxed


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Style# 1543971
Uses Water, Fishing


The convertible version of the technical Backcast Pant featuring zip-off legs that convert to shorts, the men’s Backcast Convertible Pant is as versatile as it gets—delivering all the quick-drying performance and lightweight comfort you need for splashing through rivers, fishing off docks, and rambling down beaches. UPF 50 sun protection shields you from the sun’s damaging rays, while a partial elastic waistband and interior mesh brief provide comfort and fit.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Partial elastic at waist
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Zip-off legs convert pant to 10" inseam short
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Imported

  • 100% textured nylon poplin
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Men’s Backcast™ Convertible Pant is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great/Better I own another pair of "convertible" pants and I like them. I wanted another pair & different color. The first pair are great but the front pockets are a bit hard to get into. This new pair are much better. I love them even more.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from these are awesome i spend long hot days on the water , these are the most comfortable .
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Been better I rated these as slightly small in reference to the length. Just a bit short. Though the fabric and finish has improved, the fit has suffered. I wear these daily to guide in, so even the small things stand out over a long fishing season. Please go back to the fit of the Aruba lll. It was just better. Also the new drawstring... needs improvement.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from style plus function Love the grill color, miss the velcro closed pockets the Aruba had on the front thighs.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable and fit as expected I recently wore the Backcast pant on a fishing trip in Florida. The pants are comfortable and fit as expected from description of sizing options. Mesh inner brief makes them water ready but more suited to warmer weather as you can't layer under them easily. Overall great product.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice flats pants bro! Great for wading the flats or fishing in the cooler mornings and then unzipping as the day heats up.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You want these! You want these for the easy of wear and ability to quickly meet your requirements based on weather needs for shorts or pants. Great for the boat, hiking, or leisure.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from BE CAREFUL Picture is deceiving. These pants DO NOT have a fly. More to the point; they are build like a swim suit with a mesh athletic supporter inside. The pants fit about right, but the supporter is uncomfortable. (okay smallish) Also not readily noted via the picture, they only have a rear pocket on the right hip. Not cool for about half of us!
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protect yourself! These convertible pants are the perfect hybrid for the outdoors. I use them to fish and work on my boat. Lightweight and comfortable. When they get wet they dry quickly. If you want to dry off faster unzip the legs and hang them up. The shorts will dry quickly too while being worn so you don't have to worry about scaring any folks or wildlife. My original pair is showing little wear despite moderate use.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excelents pants I like very much this pants...
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Backcasts I own several of these Backcast (with & without convertible) ...very functional, great quality, I enjoy wearing for all kinds of activities. Excellent value....Bob
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good lightweight pants for fishing the flats On the good side these pants provide nice sun protection while on the water. On the bad side the pants have no fly.
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best convertible pants These are the most comfortable convertible pants I have ever owned. Recommend them highly.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very comfortable The pants are comfortable and light. I first thought not having a zipper would be a problem. It was not. I found I could move easily while moving around the boat.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good fishing pants Nice convertable pants/shorts for fishing. I fish the flats in tropical environments and like to be protected from the sun and the creatures of the flats. These quick drying pants are great. Only problem is no zipper.
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backcast convertible pants Took these on a fly fishing trip to Canada. Perfect for what I needed.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants I love these pants, they are very light weight and very comfortable.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, Cool, and Durable I work as a fishing guide in the Florida sun and I can not say enough about Columbia's Backcast Pants. Not only are they very comfortable and cool, but the wear and longevity is excellent. If you want light weight pants that are cool and still protect from the sun, while providing years of service, then look no further.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pants for paddling I purchased these for kayak fishing, as the day often starts out cool and warms up. The material is very comfortable and light, and I have found it to be quick drying. I am still on the fence about the mesh inside, but am getting used to it. Since I wear these pants with sandals or paddling shoes, they are slightly long, and the cuffs drag, hence the 4 star rating. I will definitely buy more
Date published: 2014-09-16
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size 36 40 44
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens 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
UPS Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
UPS 2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
UPS 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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