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Men's PFG Backcast™ Pant


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Style# 1543961
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Uses: Fishing
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Style# 1543961
Uses Fishing


A versatile tech pant built for splashing through rivers, fishing off boat decks, and rambling down beaches, the men’s Backcast features a comfy partial elastic waistband, a lightweight quick-dry fabric with UPF 50 sun protection, and an interior mesh brief for comfort and fit.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Partial elastic at waist
  • Quick dry
  • Imported

  • 100% textured nylon poplin
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect salt water flats fishing pant. This pant is perfect for the salt water flats fisherman. Cool and protects from the sun. Drawstring waste and belt loops allow me to use my own web belt to which the fishing pliers are attached. (Built -in belts are no good when you have to wear one anyway) Can fish from skiff or get in and wade and they dry quickly. Mesh brief helps as underwear would add another layer that would by hard to get dry while wearing them. Comfortable fit. Elastic waste and drawstring allow a functional fit even if I gain or loose a little weight between salt water trips. Only concern is that the website no longer shows the pant in the light tan color which is the best one for flats fishing. A zippered fly would be the only improvement I would suggest. January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Multi-Purpose Pant I've been wearing the Backcast pant for years. I am a woman, but buy these pants because they are long enough. They also wear well and look nice. I use them for fishing, hiking, yard work and dog training. I cut out the mesh brief and am good to go. I hope Columbia never stops making them. I'm 5'10 inches tall and 150 lbs. I purchased the medium/34". I'll have to shorten the length an inch, but the 32 is too short. December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men's PFG pants Perfect for Spring and Fall weather. Light weight and comfortable yet attractive enough to wear at casual events. I love them. October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightest Weight - Perfect Tai Chi Pants I bought these pants for practicing Tai Chi. I am a student of Tai Chi and these very light weight pants allow easy movement with no restrictions. After 2 wearings, I cut away the mesh lining. It just felt funny and had to go. The elastic waist is firm, but not restrictive. I have tried wearing a belt, but it is redundant. They have the feel (but not the look) of very comfortable pajamas and I have had to check myself several times before wearing them in public. They look really good. July 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not for men These pants look and fit great, but ... there is no front zipper. That's an immediate zero for a men's pant. In addition, the "cell phone" pocket on the right leg needs some type of closure to be usable. My phone, and other items, almost always slipped out when I sat down; now the pocket goes unused. Finally, there is a mesh lining in the crotch. I'm not sure why it is there other than to further annoy me (faux underwear maybe?). I plan to cut it out. June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great light weight pants As usual-Columbia quality-1st. Class. Purchased one pair and was so happy with same I purchased two more in the available colors. Recommend these pants. February 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by great fishing pant Great lightweight pant to keep you out of the sun, and away from the bugs. I wear these pants fishing on both the boat and standup paddleboard. Only thing I would change would be to eliminate the inside mesh breif. I modified mine by cutting it out with scissors. Simple painfree modification anyone can do. I will defiantly be buying more of them.. January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great product but with one short fall this would be the best pair of fishing pants on the planet if it just had a zipper fly so u didn't have to pull down your pants to go to the rest room. October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what I was looking for! I am very pleased with these pants. I volunteer at a local humane society and one of the things I do there is walk and work with the more problematic dogs. I am required by policy to wear long pants when I'm with the dogs, to prevent scratches to the legs. Wearing jeans in the summer in southeastern Virginia when you are being physically active outside is miserable. These pants are just what I needed. They are lightweight and comfortable and have been able to protect my legs from very large dogs. I am amazed at their durability. Since I am not hot and miserable from wearing heavy jeans, I am able to spend more time with the dogs and help them become more adoptable. I thank you and the dogs thank you. September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pretty awesome pants. These pants fit and feel great. I am 5'8" and weigh around 175lbs, the Large fit my 36" waist perfectly with room to move around a little. The exact fit I was looking for. I opted for the 30" inseam to wear these barefoot or with sandals on exclusively. Otherwise I would have gone with the 32" to wear with boots. The brief on the inside feels ok, nothing special there but reminds me of wearing swim trunks when I was a kid...aside from that there is a drawstring on the inside too, which the description doesn't mention. A nice touch for those thinking that this is exclusively an elastic waistband and may not want to buy based on that. The pockets are all good sized, the back pocket has a nice zip closure for those items you don't want to fall out, and the little lower "carpenter" pant pocket (as i'm calling it), fits an iPhone 5C with an Otterbox case perfectly! The PFG throws me off a little bit, as I don't see why they didn't just leave that out (i'm not a fisherman), and it saying that on them makes people who don't fish not want to wear or buy stuff that says "it's for fishing" in. These pants are a summer weight for sure, and actually look very sharp by themselves. I plan to wear these at a beach wedding this summer. The "Fossil" color is a nice natural tan, blends perfectly with beaches, dunes, or desert environments. The "Cypress" color is a lovely mossy shade that would be great in any forest, jungle, or mountain range. (Get both). Other than that, these pants are really great, lightweight, packable, and affordable! I highly recommend, and will be buying the other color as well. June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect lightweight pants These pants won't keep you warm but they do a great job keeping the sun off. Great for fishing, hiking, or yard work. May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by very good spring/summer sport wear Excellent fit and classy enough to wear out socially - likely to buy another pair to dedicate to golf. March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Men's Backcast Pants Extremely comfortable and dry quickly. March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by very good product....just what I was looking for These pants are really comfortable and look good. I like the cell phone pocket on the side. It doesn't have a flap or zipper on it, but works for keeping my smartphone in place and out of the way. These are a very light fabric and I would not recommend them for really cold mornings unless you wear long underwear with them. They are a relaxed fit so they look a little baggy but give you plenty of room to move. Already bought a second pair in the fossil color as well. Only reason I don't give these 5 stars is I just bought them and I don't know how durable they will be in the long run. I do a lot of fishing and other outdoor activities so I want products that wear well over time. That will be the true test. I have Columbia shorts made of the same fabric that have held up well for years so I expect these pants to do the same. February 7, 2014
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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.

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