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Boys' PFG Backcast™ Short


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Style# 1580861
Uses Water, Fishing


This timeless, quick-drying and durable water short is famous for being a hand-me-down for years and years. It doesn’t matter if you wear it first or last, these shorts are designed for the truly endless summers.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Hand pockets
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water, Fishing
  • Style# 1580861

  • Shell: 100% textured nylon poplin
  • Lining: 100% polyester mesh
Sun Protection

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Boys' PFG Backcast™ Short is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality - beautiful color Ordered these for my 10 year old son.. as always impressed with the quality and it’s a beautiful color ! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product but runs small. We purchased these for both of our sons for an upcoming trip. The XS fit our younger son a little snug, but still wearable. Our older son size of M was snug but still wearable as well. We followed the size chart for both boys. I would suggest ordering up a size.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backcast shorts are the best My boys love these shorts so much! They look nice and they can jump in a pool without changing!!!! Great deal and awesome colors!!!
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts I bought my 4 year old son a pair in almost every color! In the Louisiana weather these are the perfect summer shorts. Plus, I figured he needs to get use to Columbia since we wear it so often and the men in our family are really big on fishing! My favorite brand for my son!
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect shorts! These shorts are perfect! Lightweight, great color, comfortable.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! These shorts are so versatile! They can be worn to swim in as well as every day wear. Bought two pair each for my three boys.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice shorts Nice high quality shorts as usual from Columbia, I liked them so much I ordered two more pairs.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little short They are cute. My 4 yr old is tall. They were a little shorter than I prefer
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shorts My son lives in these shorts during the warm months. We purchased several pair. He wears them to fish, swim, hike, and just as a daily short. They went to 2 different 2 week outdoor summer camps with him, and came back just like new. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BOY'S PFG BACKCAST™ SHORT Bought for my grandson and he loved them.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Awesome clothing!, would recommend to anyone!!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We absolutely love these shorts!! These are my sons favorite shorts! He has almost every color & has been wearing some of the same ones for 2 years now (so they are washed a lot!) never had a pair fade or tear up!
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Quality Shorts My son is 10 years old and very active. He lives in these shorts. You can dress them up or down or swim in them. The are extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend. We are purchasing them in every color his size is available.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick Dry Shorts Comfortable and fast drying. They are great for all of our summer activities!
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swim Trunks These are so cute on, he looks like a little man. We liked them so much we ordered two more colors but went up a size so that he could wear them longer. The colors are very vibrant. We love them and recommend, would certainly buy again.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best short ever! I bought these in every color in my son's size. He loves the shorter style, the light weight material, and the comfort.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Salena These size xxs shorts fit my four year old perfect!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MORE COLORS PLS! Great product. I love these shorts, I have almost every color. How ever the letter stitching could be a little better where it says, "Omni-shade" but other than that they are great shorts. Please come out with more colors such as khaki, purple etc.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia boy's shorts Perfect! Comfortable! I have to BEG him to take them off so I can WASH them!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought these for my daughter Awesome shorts for my 6 year old daughter. Girls' styles are always too short & tight. These fit perfectly & even have pockets to store all the special rocks she finds. SPF coverage & functionality are great. Bought her a MED & she normally wears 8/10 in little girls sizes
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts! These shorts are fantastic! My kids spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer months. They are perfect for everyday wear, spontaneous trips to the splash parks and watering the garden. We LOVE our Omni-shade shorts! Please make them in toddler sizes!!!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value!! My boys absolutely love these shorts because they can be worn as shorts or bathing suit. Especially great for the summer.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing These fishing shorts were perfect! It's perfect for my son when he's fishing. It is the right size and comfortably easy to wear, he says.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PGF Backcast shorts! These shorts are just what I have been waiting for! My 5 year has been waiting to be able to dress like his dad! Since he's still too small for other big boy shorts these are perfect! They are comfy, light weight and really affordable!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swimsuit We love this Swimsuit and unique color!
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pe fact short I bought these shorts for 2 years in almost every color for my 14 year old son. He lives in them over the summer. They are sturdy and can be worn as both shorts and swim trunks.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer short I ordered the Youth Large for my son. He is tall for his age but very slender. I was pleased that the elastic waist fit him and very pleased to see that there was a drawstring in the waist. We have friends who have this short who are thicker in the waist so the shorts fit all kinds. He was thrilled because they double as swim trunks. We got 2 colors, navy and red.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fit Size chart is very accurate. They dry quickly and are nice and lightweight for swimming. They have waist adjustment tie inside if they need to be tightened up a bit. We ordered blue and orange, beautiful bright colours.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 13 yo won't wear anything else! Love them and if he's not going to change out of these 3 super cute bright colored shorts this summer, I'm ok with that.
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this swim suit Great fit. My son loves it so much I ordered another in a different color.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Swim Trunks These make great swim trunks which is what my son wanted them for. He has only used them a few times so far but he likes them.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stands up to boys My boys love these shorts!! They stand up to their active lifestyle and are still in good shape to hand down to their brothers!!
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids Love it Very comfortable Lightweight
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs small Ordered the same size as other Columbia shorts for my son. He could barely get them on. I returned them for the next size up and they were perfect. Wish I wouldn't have had to pay almost as much for return postage as the price of the shorts.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love them but they are too short Okay longer shorts are in and these shorts are a bit too short for my son to be cool, so I had to return them. Love the fabric and construction but the length were a bit too short. If they were longer I wouldn't have returned them. These are bathing suits with the mesh underwear inside, FYI.
Date published: 2015-06-01
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Boys' Sizes (inches)

Size XXS
Height 41-45 47 52 55.5-58.5 61.5-64 66.5
Weight 40 50 60 87 115 126
Chest 22-23 24 26.5 27.5-28.5 30.5-32 33.5
Waist 21-21.5 22 24.5 25.5-26.5 28-29.5 31
Hip 23-24 25 27.5 29-30.5 32-33.5 35

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
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
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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