Comfortable, stain resistant, and with built-in sun protection, these premium fishing shorts perform. Read more >
GO AHEAD.TRY AND GET DIRTY.
Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
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.Features:
- Omni-Shield™ Blood 'n Guts advanced repellency
- Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
- Bonded seams
- Reinforced pliers pocket
- Light Rail™ zippered hand pockets
- 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
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.
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Men’s Force 12™ Short is rated out of 5 by 23.
Rated 1 out of 5 by sconnoll6 from MEN'S FORCE 12™ SHORT Wore these about four times. The button fell apart. Very poorly made. Filed a warranty claim and a refund is not an option. 4-6 weeks is unreasonable to get this resolved. Bought in good faith and highly dissapointed. I will spend my credit, but not anything else Columbia brand.
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobbyKB from great shorts got these shorts for casual wear and for boating. The are very comfortable and sturdy and dry quickly. They are light and keeps you cool. The fit is true to size. Very happy with the purchase and going to buy another pair.
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rafa71 from The shorts are very practical The shorts are very practical and comfortable
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by TIBURON from PERFECT FISHING SHORTS I highly recommend getting this shorts for fishing or hiking. Tthey fit perfect. These shorts are made of A stretch material. They keep everything in place but can still hike all day. They only thing is that I wish they would of made the side knife a little bigger.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by ParkerLewis from Best pair of shorts I own Yup. Best shorts. They surely are. Character limit. Yay!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by Braxton from Don't Recommend These shorts are okay but like the other reviews pointed out they are narrow / tight in the legs. I will also add that they are strangely contoured and loose in the waist as well. I must wear a belt with these pants or they will fall off while other 32s (from Columbia) fit me just fine. They then tapper and narrow from the waist downward to where to me personally these shorts look awkward with shirts that are not form fitting or with a shirt tucked in. I am also not a huge fan of the material used for the side pockets because the material feels like a tarp which is not very pleasant. They also look a bit awkward while unzipped and are not very comfortable to put your hands in generally. However, I like the pliers pocket because it seems like it can handle the rubbing from a pair of pliers. The left pocket could use more velcro so that it doesn't come open so easily. Another thing I will note is that I don't like to wear underwear with my fishing shorts so that if I get wet I can dry quickly, and so that my regions can breath easier in humid environments. The material in these shorts are a bit rough and while I can still do this with this pair its not my ideal experience. Overall, functionally, the pants are fine but when it comes to style and comfort there are better options.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerome12 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 CaptRob 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 rmendoza137 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 MeowTimesThree 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 Bigstew 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 Smiddy 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 Rollinthundr 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 DRAGONRIDER 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 NoraLLC 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 bscott7016 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 Bcooper from Super comfortable and light weight These shorts are great. Very comfortable
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by BNNC 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 Redram 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 Fishon95 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 KennyG1 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 Lone37 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 Alabamakingfish 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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