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Men's Force 12™ Pant


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Style# 1707781
Uses Fishing


Crafted of durable rip-stop nylon with a hint of stretch, this comfortable pant is ideal for serious fisherman. Blood ‘n Guts advanced water-and-stain repellency makes cleanup a cinch, while built in UPF 30 sun protection guards against harmful rays. Vented for airflow with reinforced knees and seat, pliers pocket, and zippered hand pockets.

  • Omni-Shield™ Blood 'n Guts advanced repellency
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Bonded seams
  • Vented
  • Reinforced knees and seat
  • Reinforced pliers pocket
  • Light Rail™ zippered hand pockets
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1707781

  • Shell: 85% Polyester
  • 15% Elastane
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Men's Force 12™ Pant is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional It's a little pricey for a pair of pants but you get what you pay for, I enjoy it, the pant is functional, I like the water repellent material, I especially like the integrated plier keep on the right side and all the zip tight pockets are bonuses
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fishing pants ever I saw the force 12 at a west marine first, but they didnt have my size. I was so intrigued that when I got home I went to columbia.com and ordered. They thought of everything with these pants. Light and breathable so they dont get hot, yet super resilient. The fabric is stretchy so it moves with you, yet it doesnt feel flimsy at all. Blood and gut resistant, definitely. My first outing with these and I was getting sprayed by mackerel blood and guts while making chum, and it all ran right off. The reinforcement zones are in all the right places, and the pliers pocket is even well thought out. I only wish the pliers pocket was available on the left side, but i am used to having to live in a right handed world. If you want an awesome pair of pants for the next tuna trip these are defeniitely the ones.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing fishing pants These pants have it all for fishing. double re-enforced knees and butt. Cool and comfortable on the flats. Designed to keep you cool down stairs and they come with lots of pockets for gear and stuff. Really amazing fishing pants.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not All Pants Are Created Equal I love these pants, I use them from little yard work to hiking in the Gorge. They are tough but super light. I'm one of those people that can get dirty in church and these pants still look amazing. My one complaint is that they are a but tight in the waist and a bit tight in the crotch. I assumed that they would be like the PFG shirts that are always a bit baggy, but these run tight. I like the fitted feel though. I'm going to wear these until they are wore out and them in going to get another pair. they are just far too nice of a pant to give up on them for being slightly tight in the crotch.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I bought these pants as a light outerlayer when I was doing some hiking. I ended up ripping a hole in the bottom when I sat on a boulder. They are super comfy. Keep in mind - it's a little tighter around the hips due to the zipper pockets.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wet wade pant-perfect Material is not heavy when wet. Good dry time. Zip pocket a plus. My two favorite things are the strech material and the protected knee cover. I do a lot of wet wading on small streams, the pant is perfect. I don't have to wory about kneeling on rocks, jumping in a pool or sliding down a bank. Strong and well placed belt hoops really help, I use the belt as a gear keeper. The only down side is I am left handed and the pliers keeper is on the right. My friends in waders this summer are going out to find a pair.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and Amazing Love the material and quality build of these pants.Especially the lined side pocket for scissors or pliers.Very lightweight and ventilated.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable but far from water repelling Very nice light weight pant to wear but do NOT expect them to keep you dry in the rain. Columbia doesn't claim they are waterPROOF but rather repellent. I should have realized that meant "less absorbent than cotton". I love Columbia gear but I was soaked to the bone within minutes in a typical Portland rain storm. For $130 I expected more.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sizes can be somewhat random Sizes can be a bit random by about a 1/2 size plus or minus Comfortable and wear well
Date published: 2017-03-29
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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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