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Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short


Style# 1276571
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Size & Fit Guide | Sizing Fits Slightly Small | Fit Relaxed


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Style# 1276571
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A lightweight utility piece made with the water lifestyle in mind, this short is quick to dry and outfitted with UPF 15 to keep you protected from the sun’s harsh rays.

  • UPF 15 sun protection
  • Zip-closed security pocket keeps small items secure
  • Quick dry
  • Relaxed fit
  • Imported

  • 62% cotton/38% nylon ripstop
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Men's PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short 4.7 5 21 21
My husband loves these shorts These shorts are very lightweight without being flimsy. They hold their structure after washing and dry quickly. The pockets are great. The fit is flattering and while he normally likes a shorter inseam, he is 5'9", this length looks good on him. They walk that line between too casual and too dressy. He has them in three colors. December 24, 2014
PfG Barracuda Killer Fishing Shorts I have several pairs of these shorts, they are comfortable with a professional look. They are well constructed, durable, and very high quality. They have all day wear ability when in wet or dry conditions. I recommend these shorts. November 27, 2014
Killer PFG men's short I fish but I don't fish for Barracuda. I find that these shorts for my needs are however Killer. Columbia delivers..... Again. Light weight nicely styled quality cotton/nylon blend rip stop material and construction which when exposed to H20 dry quickly. Good 10" inseam length. Hip and leg areas have a relaxed fit on me. Waist may be 0.5 to 1.0 " smaller than advertised as other reviews report but I buy them a size larger to adjust for this potential in off shore construction. That said I find mine to be very comfortable, flexible and soft enough next to my skin. They launder well but ensure you follow the instructions.... use cold H20 only for best results! Air dry then dryer fluff using damp dryer sheet and they should not require ironing. Minimal sun protection rated at 15 SPF but they are shorts so lather up for Mr. Sun. Over all function is good but the single right side cargo pocket with Velcro closure for my optimal function could stand to be an inch deeper, wider and longer. The 2 front side pockets have good depth to keep in keys, change, pocket knife, etc. Approximate 2" x 5" lower right side pocket may have value for some but is not secure at top. Has 3 fixed loops on right leg to possibly hang stuff on if you want to use them but they may have another use that I am unaware of. Has 2 back flap over pockets left one with Velcro closure and the right one having a hidden security zipper. Would have liked the front and rear security zipper to be the brass type for added quality which should not add more than $2.50 to the suggested retail price currently at $40.00. Purchased these at my local retailer. The price even at full retail is a great value compared to competitors whose names begin with O, LLB, RR, NF, and P with their version of this product style. I recommend you try these and hope you will be as satisfied as I am with the Columbia men's Barracuda Killer short. Tips up and Tight Lines. Catch and Release, fish April 24, 2014
Barracuda shorts Feels light and really fit well.Will definitely purchase another pair. January 19, 2014
fishing key west first time I wore these was fishing the flats off Key West, very comfortable even when wet, they are now my favorite fishing shorts, they run just a bit small which is great for me, I am a 35 waist and the 36 fits perfect. Wish they came in more colours. December 6, 2013
Killer Short Fit much better than other shorts and my wife loves the color "Grill". I wear them a lot and bought 2 other pairs in different colors. August 29, 2013
Shrinks a bit I bought these for my husband and he loves them. He particularly appreciates the deep pockets. When wearing other shorts with more shallow pockets, he was always losing stuff. My only complaint would be that they were just a bit tight after laundering. Had this not happened, I would have given them five stars for sure. August 14, 2013
Love the features Shorts are 'cut leaner' than other pairs of Columbia Shorts - that's the only issue - had to go one size up from previous for comfort. Love all the pockets and great storage. Thoughtful construction, stress points are reinforced and the open pockets are within easy reach but out of the way where they could be a nuisance, or items stored there could be dislodged. August 12, 2013
Best Fishing Shorts Ever! I love these shorts! Very functional and dry quickly while on the water!!! August 8, 2013
Fishing Short...Barracuda Killer Great fishing short. Reinforced pockets, lots of pockets, wicking, UV protection, very comfortable. Purchased in the dark blue. Will purchase more. You cant go wrong with this performance fishing short. July 22, 2013
Excellent Fishing Shorts I am a Full Time Fishing Guide, the shorts dry fast, fit perfect, and look good. I have several pairs and love them can't go wrong with these shorts July 6, 2013
FishBigSC Great shorts for Summer! I wear these once a week to work and they have held up great. June 3, 2013
This product works I have been wearing Columbia shorts for many years. I just found these Barracude shorts and am really enjoying them. I now own 4 pairs . They keep their shape and do not wrinkle as much as my prior shorts. April 4, 2013
This product has excellent features As a professional fishing guide, I need clothing that stands up to the extreme exposure to sun, saltwater and wear and tear on a daily basis. These Columbia shorts meet those standards and are also very functional as to comfort and pocket design . February 18, 2013
Excellent Product Excellent product. Just as described. Item fitted excellent. Definetly recommending with high standards. December 23, 2012
Great shorts for kayaking. Excellent wash & wear, dries quickly, lightweight fabric. August 26, 2012
Men's Barracuda Killer Shorts front pockets too shallow! Bought four pairs of the Men's Barracuda Killer Shorts to use during my guiding trips in South Florida. Liked the looks, feel and how quickly the material dries after I get them wet but I like deep front pockets that won't allow stuff to fall out when I move around the boat. If the pockets had been deeper I would have rated them five stars. I am on The Pro Guide Program! August 26, 2012
outdoor active the picture shows stretch in the waist but they do not have. August 18, 2012
Killer Shorts Love Columbia products & this pair of shorts no exception ! Looks great & feels like a dream ! Wash wonderful with Fast Dry ! Wear all the time ! Thanks Columbia for another great item ! July 25, 2012
perfect shorts for all occasions. bought one pair and two months later i bought two more pair. will recommend to all my friends. July 21, 2012
The flap on the back pockets needs to go! 'nuff said, otherwise these are awesome shoets! June 10, 2012
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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
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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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