A lightweight, quick-drying pant that zips off into 10" shorts, featuring UPF 50 and a mesh brief. Read more >
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.
FROM PANT TO SHORT IN ONE ZIPWith the quick-drying performance and lightweight comfort you need for fishing off docks or rambling down beaches, these pants turn into 10” shorts in one zip.SUN-SHADINGUPF 50 protects you from the hot sun on and off the water.Features:
- Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
- Quick dry
- Partial elastic at waist
- Interior mesh brief
- Zip-off legs convert pant to 10" inseam short
- Relaxed Fit
Uses: Water, Fishing
- Style# 1543971
- 100% textured nylon poplin
Size & Fit
Measurement & Sizes (Inches)
Inseam varies by item
- 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.
Performance Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Active Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Relaxed Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Shipping & Returns
|Shipping Method||Rate||Expected Delivery Time|
|Standard||$6.00||5-7 Business Days|
|Expedited||$12.00||3-4 Business Days|
|Rush||$19.00||2-3 Business Days|
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Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.
Still Have Questions
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Men’s Backcast™ Convertible Pant is rated out of 5 by 50.
Rated 4 out of 5 by FLS3 from SPF Issue First off, these are my go-to pants for kayak fishing or any outdoor recreation in the summer. I even wear them to do yard work. I have multiple pairs. I will buy them again. But, I find the SPF feature tends to decrease in effectiveness over time / washing. To begin with, the product description says "UPF 30 protects you from the hot sun on and off the water. Features: Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection". You can read it in the ad. Which is it? 30 or 50? I find that I am getting sunburn on the legs through the fabric while kayaking. I do wish it had a fly/zipper and stronger, thicker drawstring.
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kryptonite from Phenomenal pants Terrific practical pants that I hope they don't stop making...
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Domino52 from Mens convertible pants Great Pants!! Fit great, comfortable, and versatile.
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joby from Perfect Style For Pro Guide I run Fishing Charters and have turned to Columbia for most of my Guidewear. These pants are ideal for me as the morning hours can be quite chilly and by mid trip quite warm. I suggest these for anyone, especially the outdoor enthusiast.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by tomyze from Best Wading Pants With built in mesh briefs, these are the best wading pants, period!!. All other wading paints that I have found don't have a mesh brief. Walking the flats all day with wet cotton underwear is not my idea of a pleasant experience. These pants dry very quickly and are very comfortable. I own 6 pair.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by UWHusky from Excellent Buying another pair love them
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by fishyboy from Good Lightweight Fishing pants First off, there is no fly zipper. The pants around the waist area are like bathing trunks. No fly and built in mesh lining. If you can live with no fly to facilitate going to the bathroom, these are very good pants. The waist has a drawstring and the fit is mostly true to size but I found the legs to be very loose fitting. That is why I stated runs a little large. Otherwise very close to true to size fitting. I wore these on a guide trip and I was very comfortable. We also caught fish, so the pants must work!
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debrich05 from Everyday wear Best fishing pants! Wear everyday. Recommend
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by bbahny123 from Bill Great Pants and fit is awesome.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by CMTol from backcast convertible pant awesome pants. light weight for the heat, dries out quickly from sweat ,no sweat stains, very comfortable, and last a long time.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by PcolaYangler from Great fishing pants I absolutely love the comfort-ability of these pants. They are cool on the hot days but keep the heat in on the cold days. I use them for all seasons.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by Joeman1 from Zipper to small and not functional I wonder if the person who designed them ever put them on and then tried to urinate. The zipper is so small you need to pull the pants down in order to properly do your business and even then you stand the chance of having urine drain down your leg when you are finished. Very poor design and functionality. If you ever fix this please let me know.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Itsdone from Backcast reversible pant These pants are great for hot weather jobs!! My son does landscaping and he wears them daily on his jobs. They are very durable and the material let’s air in and keeps his legs protected from the sun and bushes etc. He can unzip the legs and have shorts to wear also I can’t wait for Christmas morning when he sees his new pants!!!
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vano68 from Great light weight gear This product delivers exactly what I was looking for light weight fast drying and durable.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brioksg from Great Pants Have used these Backcast pants and their predecessor (Aruba) for years. Great quality. Great for wet wading. Dry quickly and have built in mesh briefs that remain comfortable wet or dry.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hartley from Great value These are perfect pants for the outdoor life. I would and will purchase again.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shallowsport from Wade fishing Great for fishing and boating.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishmaster from Backcast pant This is my third pair. Wear like iron, comfortable, ideal wet Wade pant, draw string allows tight fit, pockets are ideal, best feature is the attached brief. Also, very affordable.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bodine from Great functionality I bought these for uses other than fishing, but have been blown away by the quality of this product. Landscaping in "heavy" cotton/denim gets tiresome. These pants are super lightweight and breathable as opposed to denim jeans and, so far, appear to hold up well. Time will tell the whole story, but I would definitely recommend this product for any outdoor activities.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by grumsi from Zip off pants These pants are a great light layer under waders or perfect for cool sun protection. Great pants!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wetdirt from Favorite Pant for Kayaking Great Pant for Kayaking in cooler weather. Wear the pants when I get started early in the morning and as the day heats up I zip off the legs and have a comfortable pair of shorts.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdamC from Awesome sun pants These are great for fishing. They stay cool, dry quickly and protect you from the sun. What more could you as for. I'm a size 36 waist and the Large fits fine. The length runs large. I'm 6'4" and depending on the manufacturer wear a 34-36 length. The max lenght offered is 34 so I purchased them. They are beyond long (more like a 36-38"). It's not worth getting them hemmed. Next time I'll order a 32" length.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by YakDave62 from No more sun burnt legs while fishing in my kayak Great customer service and shipping. I love these light weight convertible fishing pants for the summer fishing in my kayak. I'm a new Columbia fan for life!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by LexiSmith from Fine, except for material texture These pants would be fine, except the material isn't comfortable and they're a little too wide and long for our liking.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bdub311 from Kayaking pants I bought these pants to kayak in and they worked flawlessly. I stood in the water with these pants and when I got out they were dry. When water hits these pants it beads up and rolls off of them. I've never seen any type of fabric capable of doing this. They are built like swimming trunks but with options to use as pants or shorts. They are so lightweight and have a lot of pockets plus a zippered back pocket. These pants/shorts are worth the money. BUY THEM! You will not be sorry.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by Duckboy84 from Material The material is thin light weight and very comfortable. The zip off pants legs are awesome. The only down side to the pants is the netting inside the pants rub on ur legs.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by omegaet from My "Go To" Travel Pants Recently headed to Myanmar and northern Thailand for some "off the grid" explorations. Two pair of Backcast Pants proved to the perfect travel companions. They were easy to roll up and slide into my backpack for travel. Perfect for the often wet conditions (quick drying) and easily convertable from pants to shorts with a couple of quick zips
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by michmom12 from Tight in the thighs Excellent pants but they do run tight in the thighs. Purchased a pair for my husband who has typical size thighs and we had to return for the next size larger. Same situation happened when I purchased a pair for our son. They fit fine everywhere but the thighs
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Youn from Satisfied Overall very satisfied except a bit long. I wished they have inseam 29.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teare from Good pants I got these for both work and travel, and they're great! They do come with a mesh underwear-like interior theat i didn't like, so I cut that out, but after that they were perfect for my daily activities. They are also definitely water-resistant to a small degree-I forgot and tried to spray them with bug repellent and it just beaded up and stayed there. Still don't know if it fell off the pants when I hung them to "dry" or finally soaked it.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pants from Men's back back cast convertible pants This is the second pair of these pants I have purchased for my son . There other companies that make similar pants but he will only wear Columbia brand. They hold up well and are easy to care for.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rockindon from Great/Better I own another pair of "convertible" pants and I like them. I wanted another pair & different color. The first pair are great but the front pockets are a bit hard to get into. This new pair are much better. I love them even more.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by captvince from these are awesome i spend long hot days on the water , these are the most comfortable .
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by MHTS from Been better I rated these as slightly small in reference to the length. Just a bit short. Though the fabric and finish has improved, the fit has suffered. I wear these daily to guide in, so even the small things stand out over a long fishing season. Please go back to the fit of the Aruba lll. It was just better. Also the new drawstring... needs improvement.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spikey4U from style plus function Love the grill color, miss the velcro closed pockets the Aruba had on the front thighs.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dlucas81 from Comfortable and fit as expected I recently wore the Backcast pant on a fishing trip in Florida. The pants are comfortable and fit as expected from description of sizing options. Mesh inner brief makes them water ready but more suited to warmer weather as you can't layer under them easily. Overall great product.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedWrangler from Nice flats pants bro! Great for wading the flats or fishing in the cooler mornings and then unzipping as the day heats up.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by LewDog from You want these! You want these for the easy of wear and ability to quickly meet your requirements based on weather needs for shorts or pants. Great for the boat, hiking, or leisure.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by NotBigFoot from BE CAREFUL Picture is deceiving. These pants DO NOT have a fly. More to the point; they are build like a swim suit with a mesh athletic supporter inside. The pants fit about right, but the supporter is uncomfortable. (okay smallish) Also not readily noted via the picture, they only have a rear pocket on the right hip. Not cool for about half of us!
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moonman from Protect yourself! These convertible pants are the perfect hybrid for the outdoors. I use them to fish and work on my boat. Lightweight and comfortable. When they get wet they dry quickly. If you want to dry off faster unzip the legs and hang them up. The shorts will dry quickly too while being worn so you don't have to worry about scaring any folks or wildlife. My original pair is showing little wear despite moderate use.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaRadioEstacion from excelents pants I like very much this pants...
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobSig from Love Backcasts I own several of these Backcast (with & without convertible) ...very functional, great quality, I enjoy wearing for all kinds of activities. Excellent value....Bob
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by SG70 from Very good lightweight pants for fishing the flats On the good side these pants provide nice sun protection while on the water. On the bad side the pants have no fly.
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by dandy from Best convertible pants These are the most comfortable convertible pants I have ever owned. Recommend them highly.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaptainFreddie from This product is very comfortable The pants are comfortable and light. I first thought not having a zipper would be a problem. It was not. I found I could move easily while moving around the boat.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mems15 from good fishing pants Nice convertable pants/shorts for fishing. I fish the flats in tropical environments and like to be protected from the sun and the creatures of the flats. These quick drying pants are great. Only problem is no zipper.
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wyom from Backcast convertible pants Took these on a fly fishing trip to Canada. Perfect for what I needed.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by bettyf from Great pants I love these pants, they are very light weight and very comfortable.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by bill283 from Comfortable, Cool, and Durable I work as a fishing guide in the Florida sun and I can not say enough about Columbia's Backcast Pants. Not only are they very comfortable and cool, but the wear and longevity is excellent. If you want light weight pants that are cool and still protect from the sun, while providing years of service, then look no further.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by brycedreamer from Pants for paddling I purchased these for kayak fishing, as the day often starts out cool and warms up. The material is very comfortable and light, and I have found it to be quick drying. I am still on the fence about the mesh inside, but am getting used to it. Since I wear these pants with sandals or paddling shoes, they are slightly long, and the cuffs drag, hence the 4 star rating. I will definitely buy more
Date published: 2014-09-16
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