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Men’s PFG Blood and Guts™ III Short

Details 1577201
Style# 1577201
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Uses: Fishing
Size & Fit Guide | Fit Regular


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Style# 1577201
Uses Fishing


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

  • Omni-Shield™ Blood 'n Guts advanced repellency
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Imported

  • Omni-Shield® Release Ripstop 100% nylon
Omni-Shield Blood ‘n Guts™
Advanced water and stain repellent
Sun Protection

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Prevents and removes stains without affecting breathability of the fabric.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Men’s PFG Blood and Guts™ III Short is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good quality and fit I bought them for my husband once and he just love it. They fit just perfect and the material its great. Now he wants to get all the color available. I recommend them 100%.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PFG Blood &Guts III Short: The cut's is too tight (in the crotch and legs) and the material's flimsy. Very poor choice!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short for warm weather endeavours..... I am a Fly Fishing guide and I live in Columbia clothes all season long. These shorts are a wonderful addition to my wardrobe. Will be perfect for hot days rowing my drift boat.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and Guts! Appropriately Named! Best short I've ever owned, well crafted with style and durability. PFG fabric is easy to clean or wash, lightweight and comfortable. Best bang for your buck! Hope they bring back the color selection of black.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not much leg room These shorts are way to tight to do any distance walking in. I walk 3 or 4 miles a day and when I tried them on, I couldn't walk 20 feet without them rubbing against the front part of my leg. Very disappointing, as I've bought other shorts and long pants from Columbia without any problem remotely similar. In this case, for my trouble I had to pay UPS $6.20 to send them back.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not in Public Very cheap looking shorts. No phone pocket. Material scratches. Disappointing.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight Light weight and not to hot when your fishing. Also the blood and guts wash right out which is aswome.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I have been hunting for a good pair of durable shorts and these are awesome. The material has a great feel and the cut is actually flattering. My wife says I look hot in these! My only complaint, and it is a general complaint about all of Columbia pants/shorts is that they put in the size tag in the center rear of the waistband. That sucks as when ever you bend over, the tag is right in your butt crack. The first thing I do when I get pants/shorts from Columbia is cut the stupid tag out. If Columbia reads these reviews, please move the tag to the side!
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts These are the most comparable shorts that I own. Great fit and comfortable when exercising, hiking or doing yardwork. More of a casual pair of shorts. I originally ordered two pair and like them so much I ordered two more pairs. I am between a size 36 and 38
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Love these shorts and I don't even fish. Bought a pair at Dick's Sporting Goods along with a couple of other styles. These are my favorites, hands down
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great shorts. I like that they have the elastic in waist band. I just wish they were offered in more colors.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Functionality Grade Recommended with this caution: I was very disappointed to find the right back/side pocket was changed compared to the Blood & Guts II. Before it was a great pocket to put my cell phone into. in B&G III, it is only a tool pocket and definitely won't fit my cell phone. I still like the product, but wish the B&G II pocket would be brought back. I don't understand why that useful pocket was changed. I will be looking for alternative products that have a cell phone pocket.
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood & Guts shorts Absolutely perfect fit and color
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and Guts III shorts These have got to be some of the most comfortable shorts on the market today! Great for on and off the water applications. Most of my kayak fishing gear is long sleeve and long pants. However, these are so comfortable that I wear my shorts with lots of sunscreen along with the Columbia PFG long sleeve fishing shorts and stay cool and comfortable....Thanks Columbia for an awesome product!!
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great shorts but need improvements needs more belt loops
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and Cool The PFG Blood and Guts shorts fit great. They are very breathable which help keep you cool, while out on the water. I am very happy with the fit and functionality of this product and highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts Really like them a lot
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product These shorts fit well and feel great. A good product.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PFG omnishield blood & guts shorts & long pants I bought a second pair of short pants & a pair of long pants in waist size 36. the order came within the delivery parameters the company advised & fit perfectly. I am very satisfied with my purchase!
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is amazing! I purchased these shorts almost 3 weeks ago, and let me say, they are worth the money. The functionality of these shorts is wonderful. Finally I have a pair of shorts for all types of weather. The technology in these shorts help keep the blood of my enemies off of me perfectly! I recommend these shorts to everyone!
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood n guts Great light weight moisture wicking 4th pair
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool shorts Great lightweight shorts. Taking them to Nassau in October...
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Elastic waistband Pictures nor description mention elastic waistband. I will be returning the product, unfortunately.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look and function These shorts are the best... Nothing stays on them and they dry fast... Wish Columbia made more Bood and guts....
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Back Pockets Changed from B&G II Pants are fine but the back pockets are redesigned from the Blood and Guts more flap over the pocket. My wallet keeps slipping out when I sit. I recommend the Barracuda Killer™ Short instead. Back pocket has a zipper and a flap.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable Good looking all around cool shorts... From mowing the lawn/playing golf/riding around on summer days, these shorts are very comfortable..almost like soccer shorts if that makes any sense
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true winner Very confortable around the waist. Almost feels like you are wearing that one pair of shorts that is the one to go to when you feel confortale to do just about everything. Length is perfect. Pockets are perfect size and confortable. I have an iPhone 6 plus and it fits like it was made for it. I had to checks couple of time so see if it was there because it felt like there was nothing in the pockets.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Golf Too These PFG shorts make excellent golf wear. They are light and comfortable and the small pocket on the right side works for the golf ball.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indestructible I have had 3 pairs of the original Blood & Guts shorts for 2 1/2 years and love them. They don't stain, don't rot and are extremely comfortible. If Columbia came out with a light gray pair, I would own a 4th pair. Get the hint Columbia?!
Date published: 2015-01-31
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
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 36 40 44
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. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit bottom

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 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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