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Men's PFG Blood and Guts™ II Short


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Style# 1494141
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Uses: Fishing
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Relaxed


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Style# 1494141
Uses Fishing


Featuring a new finely tuned design, this versatile angler’s short is crafted from lightweight yet durable nylon ripstop fabric that repels the stains associated with angling, resists harsh UV rays, and dries fast so you won’t get waterlogged.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 30 provides maximum protection for long hours in the sun
  • Omni-Shield Blood ‘N Guts technology sheds the stains and smells associated with angling
  • Zip-closed security pocket
  • Relaxed fit
  • Imported

  • Omni-Shade, Omni-Shield Blood ‘N Guts 100% nylon ripstop
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Blood and Guts III Just purchased 4 pair of the Blood and Guts III. I don't like it at all as well as the Blood and Guts II ,I also own . Missing the back pocket flap and the zipper on the side pocket . But the worse thing is that now the regular pockets are mesh inside . UM hello ... not everyone wears these for fishing only !! September 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Shorts I ever had They can be used for any event and they are easy to wash and dry if you are out in the woods. Can be used for casual wear or hiking and even the beach. August 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great fabric Nice shorts but they run small especially for a relaxed fit. February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite shorts I bought these for my husband to take on vacation, they exceeded both our expectations. He is 5'8" and the length was perfect. They wash out in the sink and dry within hours. Honestly he did not need any of the other shorts I packed, and they look very nice, even for luxury cruise ship daytime attire. Additionally, he is an avid bike rider and these suit perfectly for this also. When we returned from vacation I ordered three more pair. If there were 6 stars I would give them!! September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blood & Guts Shorts I purchased these shorts a year ago and I wear them for everything not just fishing. I always take them on trips because they pack so well and never wrinkle. I wear them for golf all the time because although it may be 90 degrees and humid, they stay dry and comfortable. They have a great front pocket with a zipper so you do not have to worry about anything of value falling out. They have a slender additional side pocket that works great for a pocket knife; I have never used all the pockets at the same time because there are so many. After hundreds of washings the color has not faded. I recently bought another pair just like the first because I did not want to ever be without. I get comments all the time about them. Only wish they came in more colors. The waist has a little stretch to them so as my weight fluctuates from season to season they still fit fine. They are a little pricy but the quality and function make up for it. Very happy customer. September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Product This product is perfect for my husband. The only problem we encountered is that the "black" were out of stock in his size. March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fishing shorts Zipper side pocket great for storage. Other pocket holds pliers perfectly. Lightweight. Will probably order more for the summer. March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect fit and very comfortable Fits nice and is very comfortable in the summer time when i do a lot of fishing.. February 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by like the way it fits A bit pricey on line January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great fishing pants Blood and guts are the ones to wear when you have bloody decks. Ahi and aku blood ruin other clothes, not blood and guts, they come out clean. love all the pockets. January 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Blood and Guts Shorts The style changed from previous Blood and Guts shorts. Not what I expected. Product was returned. December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great shorts! These shorts are rugged and comfortable. Fit is true to size. Wear these shorts on the water daily and love them! Great product! November 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by II vs. I I like the simpler and cleaner detailing of the I better than the II. The cell phone pocket on the II is too snug. September 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lightweight and comfy I was bummed when Columbia quit selling my favorite cargo shorts, with an elastic waist. But these are a great substitute. I don't use them for fishing, I wear them for everyday casual use. Really comfortable. I just wish they weren't so pricey! August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blood & Guts II Shorts Are Great I've have several pairs of the earlier version of the Blood & Guts shorts, and have been very pleased with them. This newest version (II) are nearly identical, although the zipper on the rear rear pocket has been replaced by a velcro flap closure. The front left cargo pocket, which previously had a velcro flap closure, now has a zippered cl0sure. The "PFG" (Performance Fishing Gear) label on the right rear pocket has now been moved to the (now wider) rear belt loop. These innocuous changes could be all be considered subtle improvements. That said however, there was a change made to the small pocket on the right side -- the narrow one between the front and rear pockets. On the earlier version, this pocket was approximately 4.5" deep and 4" wide - the perfect size to carry my iPhone. On version II of these shorts, the pocket is slightly deeper, but is only 3" wide. My phone, with a protective case on it, is a super snug fit in this resized pocket. Perhaps it could prevent the phone from slipping out when seated, but I wish it was at least another half inch wider. This pocket was also moved down from midway between the top and bottom of the side, to almost the bottom of the side. I can live with the change, but really like the older design and placement of the side pocket better. My wife loves the way these shorts clean up -- they're truly stain-resistant. I love them for their super comfortable fit and availability of an 8" inseam. I walk 5 miles every day and use them all summer long. I now have 5 pairs and no regrets. A few other color choices (e.g., Navy) would be appreciated. July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The product is very good Product is excellent. Sorry I didn't buy two. July 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blood & Guts The shorts are great got fish slim on them took wash down hose after 5 minutes sprayed right off. Dried super quick , stayed lite weight feeling all day. Super shorts July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the blood and guts II shorts! Very comfortable, lightweight. dries very fast. Could use a bit more of a relaxed fit. Slightly small sizing. July 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FishBigSC I wear these while fishing, at work, and out to dinner. All purpose shorts that were made for Spring and Summer. June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best These clean up like no other product. They fit beautifully and always look nice. They are cool and comfortable. My husband does not fish but they are perfect for everyday dirt as well as golfing. The choice in length is an added bonus. May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fit and finish Fit and finish of this product is excellent! April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by best shorts ever made These are fantastic... light weight, comfortable, quick drying, and they look great. Please make more colors! Olive or blue or something would be great, I'll buy whatever you make. April 7, 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
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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