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Men’s Blue Magic™ Water Short


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Style# 1768861
Uses Water


For their first trick, these shorts change from a solid color to a printed design when they get wet. Cool visual effects aside, the Blue Magic’s performance is no smoke and mirrors with features like UPF 50 sun protection, advanced water and stain repellency, interior mesh lining, and a stretch fit that will keep you comfortable in and out of the water.

  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Comfort stretch
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Print appears when wet
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1768861

  • 100.0% Polyester
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Men’s Blue Magic™ Water Short is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! It’s getting harder and harder to find a simple pair of shorts to wear in the water that have good quality. Happy to find a pair that weren’t board shorts...because that style short just isn’t for everyone!
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and light shorts for the water and the graphics are a fun touch These shorts are super comfortable and very light. Good length (not too short or long). It's fun when you don't tell people they change when wet and then they're like "whoa".
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Execellent These trunks are awesome - very light weight and fast drying.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased as always Every item I have ordered from Columbia looks and fits great,vert satisfied.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I was expecting I ordered a medium for my size (6ft 172lbs). Shorts were a very awkward fit. However, the quality was great. Not sure a large would resolve the fit issue which is sad. The material feels good and makes me think they would dry extremely fast. The fit itself is just something I can't get over. They're not tight while standing or walking and I would think a large would be a bit too large considering the waist space with the medium, but when I barely bend my knee the front of the shorts immediately pull on my front thigh. Not to mention the 8" length option is something that I'm just not comfortable in, nor does it look good. When you see guys with shorts riding way up on their thighs, these reminded me of that. Some people may desire that fit, but I was expecting something a little closer to the knee. I may try a large if they have them available when returning to the store, but I'm pretty sure the length will remain the same along with the frontside pulling with minimal flex.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Style Happy with the fit and function, color choices are great too...another satisfied product purchase.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection! Looking for a comfortable, fast drying, all day short that isn't down passed your knees? This is it. First short I found that's light, dries fast, has a back zipped pocket and two front pockets, yet isn't a board short. Loved the first pair I immediately bought a second just in case.
Date published: 2018-01-25
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
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 36 40 44
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. 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.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit bottom

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
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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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