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Men's PFG Bonehead™ Short


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Style# 1536231
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Uses: Fishing
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Modern Classic


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Style# 1536231
Uses Fishing


This clean, crisp-looking cotton poplin short upholds supreme coastal style on or off the water, featuring UPF 50 sun protection and subtle fishing cues like a utility loop and three eyelets on the back pocket.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Imported

  • 100% cotton canvas-duck
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Crotch huggers! I was shopping for some shorts to wear to work. Wanted a fabric that would hold up as well as the build. Hit up my local Athletic big box stores and Bass Pro. Tried these on at Bass Pro and it was a disaster! Small fit doesn't begin to describe these. The waist, maybe. The rise, without a doubt! I walked out of the fitting room and my wife told me to turn right around and and take those horrible things off. Gentlemen, if you like your "junk" bulging out for the world to view then these are for you. If you are have a bit of modest, then you may want to leave these on the shelf. I really wanted to like these, but at the end of the day the fit is horrible. Columbia, not everyone wears their pants/ shorts below the crack of their butt. Nor do they enjoy singing falsetto. Lengthen the rise for true men. August 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Well-made, but a weird fit These are well-made, light, cotton shorts that are good for lounging around or yard work or fishing but they have a weird fit. Am wear a 34 in everything Columbia but I could barely get these size 34's to button up. I tried the 36 and they won't stay up on my waste. Seems like they have a sizing problem with these particular shorts. No worry...get the silver ridge stretch shorts which are the best shorts I've ever worn and fit much better. August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shorts! I recently purchased a pair of the 6" Bonehead shorts and I absolutely love them. I wore them on a charter out of Key West and they are fantastic. They are so comfortable that they've become my go-to shorts for everyday wear. Definitely go 6" inseam. They're great! April 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by So comfortable These shorts are by far the comfiest shorts I own. They would be my favorite, but they are about an inch too big on the waist (34) for me. I have size 34 on all of my shorts and these just run a little big for some reason. I'm going to try shrinking them because I'm too lazy to ship them back lol. January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great look These shorts wash and dry wonderful. We found they fit true to size, and do not run small. January 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beware of flashing I own the 6" inseam version and I be lieve theyre a bit shorter than 6". Always wear underwear with these! October 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great looking shorts Perfect casual shorts..really like the color lines. Seemed to run a tad bit small. I had to go up to a 40w. The 38" was to snug, and I was nervous after a first wash that they would shrink April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Amazing product for formal ware or a day on the water, amazing. Very durable. go for the six inch August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bonehead Shorts Best shorts i've ever owned. They can be worn casually; the 6" shorts are the perfect length; and the thin fabric keeps you cool while looking good. Highly recommended. Only improvement would be the addition of more colors. May 23, 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.

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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