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Men’s Backcast™ Convertible Pant


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Style# 1543971
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Uses: Water, Fishing
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product True to Size | 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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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice flats pants bro! Great for wading the flats or fishing in the cooler mornings and then unzipping as the day heats up. November 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. October 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by 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! September 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by excelents pants I like very much this pants... August 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 June 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. May 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best convertible pants These are the most comfortable convertible pants I have ever owned. Recommend them highly. April 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. November 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Backcast convertible pants Took these on a fly fishing trip to Canada. Perfect for what I needed. July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pants I love these pants, they are very light weight and very comfortable. June 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. May 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 September 16, 2014
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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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