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Men's Force 12™ Short


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Style# 1707771
Uses Fishing


Crafted of durable rip-stop nylon with a hint of stretch, this comfortable short 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 bonded seams, reinforced pliers pocket, and zippered hand pockets.

  • Omni-Shield™ Blood 'n Guts advanced repellency
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Bonded seams
  • Vented
  • Reinforced pliers pocket
  • Light Rail™ zippered hand pockets
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1707771

  • Shell: 85% Polyester
  • 15% Elastane
  • Shell Overlay: Omni-Tech™ Grey Back Rip-Stop 100% nylon
  • Shell Overlay: 76% Polyester
  • 15% Nylon
  • 9% Elastane
Water and Stain Repellent

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Men's Force 12™ Short is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men’s force 12 shorts Great fit exactly what I wanted when I ordered them... Have ordered other shorts always satisfied with them...
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional fishing gear for professional fishermen Very few products deserve five stars from me. MEN'S FORCE 12™ SHORT are outstanding! I am a fishing guide in Destin, FL. Everything I carry on my boat an wear on my body has a purpose. Columbia built these shorts for guys like me. I am right-handed, so the fishing plier pocket is perfectly located and structured. Zippered pockets without the risk of galvanic corrosion keep my valuables safe from going overboard. The material is sturdy around the hips and back--a place where I am constantly rubbing up against the gunwales of the boat. They sewed in a soft, comfortable liner that keeps me un-chaffed, despite the wet environment I work. Both mine and the fish blood wash off leaving no stains. In summary, I fish for a living and have finally found the uniform that makes my job better: MEN'S FORCE 12™ SHORT.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I was nervous over the cost of the shorts but after taking them out on the waters here in Florida I was happy I bought them. The pockets didn't show any sign of tearing and I really enjoyed having the pocket for my fishing pliers.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Force 12 short Love these shorts. I wear this shorts almost 2 weeks straight and it is very comfy, stain / water resistant. It is perfect for the unpredictable New York summer weather because it just suddenly rains without warning.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Huge No I bought these in March of 2017. It is now July of 2018. These shorts have completely fallen apart. The seams are all unglued, holes in the pockets, the front left pocket has completely fallen out. I may have worn these shorts 10 times. Warranty is one year,so they are unwarranted. Spoke with Columbia several times and included pictures,they couldn't even get my name right. I will never buy anything from Columbia again.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Skinny Don't waste your time or money on these shorts if you have man legs. These are made for people with really skinny legs. The fit on these are so tight they almost turn the circulation off (not really but close). I'm 5'9" and weight 192.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable shorts, concerned about zipper While I love these shorts and they are definitely durable and functional with the built-in pliers pocket, stretch, ripstop nylon, I'm a little concerned about the zipper they decided to use. Seems lightweight. None the less Columbia has a great policy and will fix a zipper if I have a problem down the road.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from TOP OF THE LINE FISHING SHORTS Being a fisherman in the florida panhandle, these shorts are a must for hot weather and functionality. Light weight,quick drying and tool pocket for your pliers is a must. The shorts have 2 down falls. Stain resistant not very good. if you get any fishing stuff on them wash off immediately,otherwise when you wait to get home to wash them shorts will have fish guts stains. Finally a little pricey. The BIG KAHUNA SHOTS IS A BETTER VALUE, I HAVE A PAIR OF THOSE TWO.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Snaps a problem I love the short and first purchased one of each color. I soon purchased two more so I would leave two at our lake cabin and two at home. Worst flaw are the snaps. The PFG pocket snap (It went first) and now the waste snap just broke. Great materials but cheap snaps. I would suggest they keep making this short but put heavy duty closers on such a well built pair of shorts. If they break on you get them returned within 60 days. I just learned that as my wife told me to send the broken pairs back, but I am over the 60 day return policy. Had a bought them at Nordstroms they would take them back at any time but I bought them on line. For a $100 each I would expect more warrenty
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best fishing shorts ever! With the exception of these shorts running a little small they are the best fishing shorts I have ever worn. I normally wear a 34 in pants/shorts and I originally ordered the 36, they were tight. These shorts have it all and every featured was designed with the inshore or freshwater fisherman in mind. Thank you. FYI, all my guide buddies want to a pair. Please add more colors.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable and light weight These shorts are great. Very comfortable
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Wore these on recent trip to FL. The light color kept me cool and the material shed water like a duck. Pockets have zippers to keep anything from spilling out. Plier pocket is great, but wish it sat a bit higher on leg.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Recently put these shorts to the test. Fishing in Venice LA pulling in Redfish- no issues stood up to the test. Pliers pocket is great, everything beaded up and slid off the shorts. Also wore them hiking in the Nevada desert, had to scramble up a steep rock face, coming back down i slid on the special material on butt. worked great. shows no wear and slowed me down.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fishing shorts! I would have given a 5 star, yet they run a little short compared to my other PFG shorts. But don't let that stop you from getting a pair! They are the ultimate fishing shorts! The built in pliers pocket is amazing! Pliers are easily accessible. They also dry very quickly and have a good amount of of strech to them, which is nice. The zippered pockets are very useful. I've used these shorts for multiple fishing trips as well as every day wear and they are perfect. Will defiantly be buying a second pair as well as a pair of the pants!
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fit A perfect pair of shorts that fit well and are very comfortable
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice I really like the material and feel comfortable. They do run small so I will be sending them back to get a bigger pair. I do guestion the price
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU !!!!!! I can honestly say as a professional fisherman these are the BEST FISHING SHORTS YOUR MONEY CAN BUY !!!!! Quality is in Material Zippers with Deep pockets Most of all Comfort with fit. These are a great short just to wear !!! Will be getting long pants in fall !!! No Negatives Here
Date published: 2017-04-02
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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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