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Men's PFG Permit™ II Short


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Style# 1494201
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Uses: Fishing
Size & Fit Guide | Reviewers rated this product Fits Slightly Small | Fit Relaxed


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Style# 1494201
Uses Fishing


Crafted with an incredible collection of (10!) storage pockets, this super-wicking and sun-repelling short dries quickly and artfully stashes your stuff to keep you hands free out on the water.

  • Omni-Shade UPF 30 provides great protection for long hours in the sun
  • Omni-Wick advanced evaporation actively breathes and pulls moisture away from your skin to keep you dry and comfortable
  • Quick dry
  • Multifunctional pocket
  • Utility loop
  • Relaxed fit
  • Inseam length: 10”
  • Imported

  • Omni-Shade, Omni-Wick 100% nylon
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Material too thin I read about them being shorts made for fishing but I thought I'd give them a try for everyday use and work around my garage with power tools. I would like the shorts to be made of heavier material to stand up to everyday use. I'm still looking. August 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Summerweight Shorts Very surprised as how light weight these are and very comfortable. Not sure about how long they'll hold up over time but really like the way they feel. Suggest following washing instructions for longer life. One thing is for sure, they'll dry out in no time if you get them wet! August 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not my favorite shorts These are great in the heat and water. They fit small with the elastic waistband but are made of a soft thin material. I prefer the board short material like katuna. These are great for wade fishing and anything you don't have to bend over much doing. The crotch is too tight for my liking . July 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light weight and comes in short length I really like these for two reasons; they're light weight and much more comfortable than cotton shorts. Also, I'm short and like the 6" length these come in. I use them for golf, boating and casual wear. Great shorts. May 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by too small They were to small and had no seat February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by functional fishing shorts Love the permit shorts, they permit me to carry all my stuff in my shorts. Nice to keep your junk in your trunks. January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Permit II I don't like the changes made to the pockets. You removed the excellent left fish net pocket with elastic band... ideal for keeping paper money. The new plier-sized pocket is great for pliers... but, now I don't have a secure place to put paper money. V1.0 was better than V2.0. September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shorts were the perfect fit Just wanted to thank you for the Permit II men's shorts I recently purchased for my husband. He needed them for coaching softball....something black but cool with lots of pockets for his stuff, and the fit was perfect. Also, the delivery time was AMAZING! He got them right in time for the tournament. We are very pleased and will purchase on-line again. THANKS! Jennifer T May 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Lightweight Shorts I found that the shorts ran a bit small in the rise and would have liked a little more room. The shorter rise makes them a little less functional for some outdoor activities. Otherwise I liked the lightweight fabric and style. May 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Permit II This is another fine product, but not exactly perfect for me. I absolutely love the Permit I because they give you some room to grow. As I am a 33 in the waist, the II's are a little snugger than I like, and do not have the elastic in the waist band. All that aside, these shorts are tough and are sure to be some of my favorite fishing shorts come summertime. April 27, 2013
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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)
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
  • 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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