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Men's PFG Aruba™ IV Pant


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Style# 1494191
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Uses: Fishing
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Style# 1494191
Uses Fishing


Featuring a new finely tuned fit and an exceptionally comfortable interior mesh brief, this versatile short-pant combo is crafted from UPF 50 nylon that’s soft against your skin, lightweight, and durable.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides maximum protection for long hours in the sun
  • Quick dry fabric for functional performance on the water
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Zip-off legs convert pant to 8.25” inseam short
  • Pant inseam length: 30”, 32”, 34”
  • Imported

  • Omni-Shade 100% textured nylon poplin
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MEN'S PFG ARUBA™ IV PANT Work great and keep you cool in the heat! July 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent fit and comfort Loved the way these pants fit. Great length for longer legs and just the right amount of room in the legs and butt. February 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by River Guide OK, not wild about mesh liner. The belt loops are great. I would prefer to pay more $$$ for a front zipper. February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PFG IV Pants While this new edition of the mens PFG pant was constructed slightly differently than the older version, it is still a high quality, roomy, comfortable replacement for the originals which I purchased in Park City, UT, several years ago. For casual wear, walking, fishing whatever the activity, they are unbeatable. February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable It is not necessary use for hiking, even use for casual pant feel comfortable too. February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pants! I love these pants! They are just what I need for working with the dogs at the local humane society. I exercise and socialize the larger pit bull/terrier dogs at the shelter and we are required to wear long pants in order to avoid being scratched on the legs when these big energetic dogs may happen to jump on you. In the southeastern Virginia summer weather it's just too hot and humid to wear jeans. The Aruba pants are light and comfortable and make it possible for me to spend more time with the dogs since I don't feel so encumbered and hot and sweaty as I would if I were wearing jeans. Also, the cargo pockets are perfect for carrying treats for the dogs. The Aruba pants are so comfortable I feel like I'm walking around in my pajamas. I did make one small alteration: I cut out the mesh lining. No big deal just a personal preference. Thank you Columbia. I'm going to order another pair in the Fossil color. August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect fishing pants if.... I take fishing trips to remote places, and I like these pants because of their versatility. The zip-off legs, built-in briefs, and drawstring waist allow them to triple as pants, shorts, or swim trunks, and allow me not to have to pack separate briefs. The zippers work more freely and reliably than those of other brands, and the pants are light so they dry easily, yet they are tough and durable. The cargo pockets are handy and the belt loops are the right size to accommodate most belts, including the 1 1/2 in. web belts I prefer. These would be the perfect fishing pants if you would go back to the old sizing, and add a zippered fly. August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Case were change was not necessary I own and wear many Columbia products, mainly used for fishing. I have to agree with others the change to the new style was not necessary. The sizing is small, XL have little room in the seat, as compared to the previous ones. These are made for activities, room in the seat is needed. I have notice that sizing recently in both pants and the long sleeve performance tees are all over the place. Can't order online with any confidence the sizing will fit. So thanks I live near BassPro Shop so I can at least try on for fit. Sometimes, its a large sometimes its an Extra large... Not sure what has happen to the quality control, but with the new offering from Body Armor and Ex-Officio, could spell trouble... June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice looking/easy on! Purchased these for a family member who has Parkinson's. It is impossible for him to wear a regular pair of pants any more...we need pull-ons. He is so happy to have these, because they look like 'real' pants. The waist band is a abit stiff, and it is a little hard for him to pull them up, but that wouldn't be a problem for most folks. Super easy to take care of. Got them in both colors. Would like the same pull-on style to have regular pant legs without the zip off shorts. We're happy! March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pants for stroke victims My husband is completely paralyzed on his left side. We have looked and looked for long pants with elastic waistbands and these are the only ones that fit him and look either casual or dressy. He recently wore them to the Thurston High Hall of Fame with a sports jacket and looked great. We will order more!! Thank you. Sue Shields January 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Go back to the fit of the Aruba III I think this is a case of fixing it when it's not broken. The Aruba IV is a softer fabric, but the fit has changed. I will not be buying more until that changes back. I work in them daily so the fit difference is noticable and annoying. This is a piece of gear that you should not ever notice until you realize you haven't noticed it. Please change it back. January 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by smaller than they used to be i ordered a duplicate pair of the "Mens's Aruba" pant so i would have 2 on hand. per the labels on both pairs, the new pair is the same size as the original pair i had ("XXL") but the new pair fits smaller everywhere. i went back and forth between the old and new pairs and confirmed you're making the new version of this pant smaller. i'll not likely buy another pair because of this. January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great comfort and durability. This is second pair we have ordered. Product is great for the outdoorsman. Fishing and rafting etc. Only issue we had was paying 12. for 2 day delivery from Portland OR to Mulino OR and it took 5 days. However, that is a USPS problem. Just a heads up to Columbia. December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST PANTS ! These pants are great.Those who complain about the ''mesh brief","elastic waistband" and "no zipper" need to open their eyes,read the description of the product and chose another which has everything they need.COLUMBIA PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THIS MODEL !!! Leave the mesh brief,elastic waistband with loops, and the absence of zipper intact,it's exactly why i got these pants.There is no other company who makes a similar pant.PLEASE IMPROVE THE SIDE POCKETS,MAKE THEM A BIT DEEPER AND SQUARE. October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Functional pants Wore these the first time when I hike Mount Defiance. They were very functional for my purpose. Plenty of room throughout the pants for proper leg movement and were very lightweight. When I reached the top, I removed the lower half of the pant legs and made a nice pair of shorts for my hike down. October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome I love these pants!!!!! To be able to change from shorts to long pants on vacation is AWESOME!!!!! September 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exceeded My Expectations We are going to Africa next month and I ordered these pants for the trip. They are perfect. The fabric is just the right weight and the fit could not be better. They exceeded my expectatons in every regard. The zip off shorts are an added bonus. August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great pants Great fit great pants July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect pants I had been wanting a pair of Aruba's for a few years, but hadn't gotten around to purchasing a pair. They are just what I wanted. They are light weight for summer wear. They dry quickly if they get wet. They are the perfect casual wear. July 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Product OK - Website vague and obscure in product descriptions These pants are ok but once again the Colombia website did not mention a key element of the product - its inside web 'bathing suit' inner pants. It also doesn't mention that these pants have no zipper fly. Virtually every time I order something from the Colombia website, I get an unwanted, un mentioned surprise that was not mentioned in the product description. June 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by No real elastic in the waist band They changed the amount of elastic in the pants so they don't really expand. This limits the fit of these pants. Medium was too tight and uncomfortable while the large was fall-off, too big. All other pants that are similar don't have the mesh lining, so you have to wear underwear. Also all the other similar pants have zippers. These pants are worn for field/irrigation work and USED to be the perfect pant...NO LONGER. Please bring back more elastic, the mesh liner, and no zippers! June 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good but some flaws for my purposes I bought these because they are lightweight and have good sun protection. They fulfill these requirements but I don't like the liner and the fact that there is no fly. The elastic waist band and rope tie is not very good so I use a belt and the pants do have belt loops. Nice deep pockets for tennis balls. Water repellant when I go kayaking. I will be looking to buy a second pair but I will first look to see if there is something similar without the liner and that has a fly. April 11, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit top
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit top
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit top
Modern Classic / Regular
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit top
mens relaxed fit bottom
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
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
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
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. 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.
  • 3. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
  • 6. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

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
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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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