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Boys' Super Backcast™ Short


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Style# 1713221
Uses Water, Fishing


Our timeless, quick-drying and durable water short—now dressed in new pop prints that are perfect for summer weather. The boy’s Super Backcast Short features a comfy elastic waist, hand pockets, and built-in UPF 50 sun protection to keep their young skin safe.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water, Fishing
  • Style# 1713221

  • 100.0% Nylon
Sun Protection

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Boys' Super Backcast™ Short is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colors ! Bought these for my 7 year old son and he loves them ! The colors are bold and they definitely stand out !
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son’s new fav trunks! These are comfortable and my son loves the shorter length inseam!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect My son picked these out and loves them! Great fit and the length is great, not too short and not too long.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! My son absolutely loves these swim trunks!
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great swimsuit! My son loves these suits because they are light and dry quickly. I love them because of the excellent quality for a fabulous price.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Super Backcast Needs a Drawstring at Waist I've been ordering these for my boys for years...always impressed with the quality and durability. That said, I am surprised that the Super Backcast does not have a drawstring at the waist to cinch them in. The Backcast shorts do. The shape of the shorts is fairly square so leaner kids will have a hard time keeping these up. There is quite a gap in the waist with no way to adjust. Furthermore, there seem to be gaps in the sizing. My kids have grown a good bit over the past year. Last year's shorts were too small. Ordered next size up and they were huge. Disappointed to have to ship them back.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect swim trunks These shorts can be shorts or the perfect pair of little swim trunks! I will definitely order more!
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! My son loves them ! They are very well made and comfortable!!
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kid loves these! My son is 11 and typically wears Youth XL. I ordered the XL and I was worried that he wouldn't like them because they hit just above the knee, but he loves them!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dries quick Like the fabric the these are made of. Sheds water quickly making for quicker warm up time.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent product The shorts I got were amazing, they're very durable and comfortable to wear on a daily basis
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from youth backcast shorts great product! washes and wears well. my son will only take them off to let me wash them.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! These shorts were perfect for my son. Love the length, not too long! Will order more colors
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from too large, no drawstring these are too large but would have worked if there was a drawstring. Son is disappointed, he likes the prints
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great shorts - love the print. Sturdy and wash well. Wish they had belt loops.
Date published: 2017-04-21
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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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