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Men's PFG Backcast III™ Water Trunk


Style# 1535781
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Style# 1535781
Uses Fishing


These easy-fitting men’s water shorts come in a durable, quick-drying nylon with our highest level of UV protection and a built-in mesh brief that dries ultra-fast so you can jump in and out of the water without needing to change.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Quick dry
  • Imported

  • 100% textured nylon poplin
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Men's PFG Backcast III™ Water Trunk 4.2 5 9 9
Solid shorts Solid everyday/swim shorts. I own three pairs and they all fit true to size and are durable. The side pocket is perfect for a phone and the netting is great, not too constricting. Good dry-time as well. January 8, 2015
Nice suit...with belt loops? Great, comfortable suit. Thought it was weird it had belt loops, but oh well. Still love the suit. October 6, 2014
great bathing suit or just shorts in general These shorts are very comfortable and great for people who work outside all day near water. No need to worry about having appropriate clothing for getting wet when you wear these shorts all the time May 22, 2014
Great all around pair of shorts I have three pair of these and I have worn and washed them many of times and they still work and look great. I use them as an everyday pair of shorts as well as a bathing suit. Blood and stains come out of them very easily. April 22, 2014
Water Trunk review. these shorts are well made but due to my height I needed a longer inseam, so I returned them. the credit was processed quickly with no hassles. April 8, 2014
Great shorts! They get worn and washed an unbelievable amount and they still look and feel great. March 29, 2014
Show those ugly knees Been wearing Columbia shorts along time , was always on the search on the search for a quick drying short that had a inseam lenght that I could live with. Columbia offers a true variety of different kinds of shorts, with an equal amount of inseam lenghts. I have a couple pairs I purchased along time ago and I stir wear them. Would deffenitly recommend Columbia shorts to anybody wanting a quality short. March 16, 2014
Very Useful Working in an outdoor environment all the time these shorts can do it all. They are so comfortable and I don't have to work about getting wet. March 5, 2014
Still looking. These shorts are "nice" shorts, but nothing special. A little expesive for so few features. I have shorts of a competitor that I have worn daily for the past 10 years. That's extreme, but thats what I'm always looking for. A solid "C" on these shorts. March 4, 2014
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Men's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Modern Classic
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

Men's Body Measurement (Inches)

NECK 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Waist 27-29 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
NECK 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Waist 36-38 39-42 43-46
Hips 41-43 44-46 47-49
Chest Size 42-45 46-49 50-53

How to Measure

  • 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.

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
Free Standard Shipping

Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 30 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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