Go in and out of the water all day in these quick-drying shorts with UV protection and built-in briefs. Read more >
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.
TAKE THE PLUNGE These easy-fit shorts come in a durable, quick-drying nylon and a built-in mesh brief so you can jump in and out of the water without needing to change.UV PROTECTION Stay protected with built-in UPF 50 sun protection.Features:
- Elastic at waist
- Interior mesh brief
- Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
- Quick dry
- Style# 1535783
- 100% textured nylon poplin
Size & Fit
Measurement & Sizes (Inches)
Men's Tall Sizing
|Pant Size||Waist||Chest||Hips||Sleeve Length||Neck||Inseams|
Men's Big Sizing
|Waist||Chest||Hips||Sleeve Length||Neck||Inseams Regular|
- 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
- 2. 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.
- 3. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
- 4. 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.
- 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
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|
|FREE Standard Shipping||Available for Greater Rewards members. Learn more >|
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 PFG Backcast III™ Water Short - Big is rated out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SSonny from Great for the heat and fishing Use these for fishing, love them....don't sweat your butt off. I usually wear a 3X, have big legs form weight lifting and most clothes are too tight, I went a size up and they fit great and can be tightened up in the waist. Highly recommend you try these shorts out.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chrish27 from great water shorts very comfortable and durable shorts
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Victtavarez from Great pair of Short! Super comfortable, Id like a bit more room, but overall excellent swimming and fishing shorts.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Didi04 from GreT Suit Saw this in Bells but did not have my husband’s size—he wears it to the pool every morning and loves it
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dak11 from Great Product Best pair of shorts ever!!
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ivan79alfaro from Short excellent product ,run very good
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cramer5 from Great pair of shorts Fits great feels good light weight Not crazy about the mesh liner but very thing else Perfect
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barrycarrier from Great shorts These dry quickly and keep you safe from the sun. Even worn on dry land they work great.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jlm38 from Great!, Love everything about these shorts, have one in every color!
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel01xx from Best shorts out there If you want comfort and durability along with the best stain resistant material out there, than please do yourself a favor and get a pair of these shorts!!! Did i mention they are the fastest drying shorts i have ever had!!!
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danny397 from Really nice shorts Very comfortable light shorts. Great for fishing or any outdoor activity. My size is pretty standard but I found these run a little small. I returned and went up one size and are very happy.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sus18 from Men’s PFG Backcast III Water Shorts I ordered these shorts for my boyfriend and they fit wonderfully. It is his favorite pair of shorts. He finds them comfortable, easy to move around in, and a good pair of shorts to do outdoor activities in. He really loves them.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlHoleman from Great shorts! Quality product for a competitive price.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by Davo from Nothing special These are ok... not the quality of the better shorts - I won't order more of this.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Schodges9 from Amazing The shorts are amazing and true to what the website says.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by FDCJR from Excellent Shorts These shorts fit perfect and true to size. I highly recommend these shorts for comfortable wear.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sable from Backcast III I love these shorts! You can dress them up or down and go great with humid weather in the south! I get them every year for my husband because he wants them in every color! I would recommend this product!
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by KenFab51 from Great Fit Fit great. I usually am wary of ordering pants online because of untrue fit. I am a 44 waist and these fit great. Very true to color.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marriedasouthernman from A must have! My son is 6'2" and 290lbs. It isn't easy shopping for him due to most brands not carrying sizes for bigger people. These are amazing! He loves them. He wears them for swimming, fishing, to school or just hanging out with friends. They fit him great, he wears a 2X and these are true to size. We have already ordered him more in different colors. Thanks Columbia for an amazing product!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dan74 from Great swim trunks Love these swim trunks. I am large in the thigh area and found these still fit really well. Other swim shorts tend to be too tight for me but these are a perfect fit. They also dry really fast!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tagarino from Swim shorts My husband only likes swim shorts with a mesh "panty" inside. He had looked all over and was very happy to have these swim shorts available. He is a big guy, so it was great that we were able to find a size to fit into him. He had looked at all the sport stores in town without finding what he wanted. Shipping was quick and within a few days of placing the order the swim shorts arrived. Just in time for our Florida vacation! Thanks so much!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lorelle from Love the colors Comfy pants, lots of colors and big sizes
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by WBSScott from very functional I didn't buy these for fishing, but as a lightweight durable pair of shorts for hiking. Happy with the size, fit and construction. I'll be buying more.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Josh101 from New Shorts The product is great quality and fits perfectly I would recommend these shorts to anyone who wants a grey pair but is not looking for something on the darker side.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jw405 from Perfect fit These shorts fit amazingly. I am a large gentleman that is very active. I have full range of motion whether I'm fishing on the boat, docks, or land. They dry quick and light when wet. I won't waste my money trying other fishing shorts after this.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phildee from Great Swimsuit As expected, good quality and construction
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tim50 from This product is very comfortable Love these shorts....It has a draw string to snug it up alittle if you need it...
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by caio from very good product ++++++++ very good product ++++++++
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by Irishdad from Big man dhorts The shorts are great for shiv man. Comfortable nice looking
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Porter266 from Cool Shorts Very cool. Fit is good and very comfortable
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kyle45 from Backcast water shorts I love these they are my go to shorts for fishing and summer...
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cabe76 from great product I bought the shorts for the purpose of fishing and just enjoying the summer. Here in Florida it gets incredibly hot, so these shorts were a life saver. They are light weight and durable. Although I didn't enjoy the mesh inside of them so I cut it out with scissors.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChubbyGuy from Great shorts for the Chubby Guy! Excellent fitting shorts. I am a bit on the chubby side and they really fit well in the seat and legs. These shorts will serve well for boating as I do a considerable amount of summer sailing. Great bang for the buck! I love the draw belt in the waist over a draw string. far more comfortable and they stay in place better.
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by GIL1 from Looking great This is a good purchase. I am happy about the choice. The shorts fit perfect, the breathable fabric, but light and water repellant. Unfortunately I did not have the chance to use on swimming yet, but all seems to be of a good quality.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoriF from Basic Water shorts These are roomy in a size appropriate way, giving freedom of movement for kayaking, wading or even swimming. Quick dry fabric actually dries quickly! Amazing. Bright colors make me more visible to approaching alligators, a nice safety feature.
Date published: 2015-07-08
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