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Men's PFG Backcast III™ Water Short - Big


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Style# 1535783
Uses Fishing


These easy-fitting men’s water shorts come in a durable, quick-drying nylon with our highest level of UV protection and a built-in mesh brief that dries ultra-fast so you can jump in and out of the water without needing to change.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Quick dry
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1535783

  • 100% textured nylon poplin
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Men's PFG Backcast III™ Water Short - Big is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great water shorts very comfortable and durable shorts
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 from Great Product Best pair of shorts ever!!
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short excellent product ,run very good
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 from Great!, Love everything about these shorts, have one in every color!
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 from Great shorts! Quality product for a competitive price.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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 from Amazing The shorts are amazing and true to what the website says.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 from Love the colors Comfy pants, lots of colors and big sizes
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 from Great Swimsuit As expected, good quality and construction
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 from very good product ++++++++ very good product ++++++++
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 from Cool Shorts Very cool. Fit is good and very comfortable
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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 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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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Men's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Men's Performance Top Fit Guide
Men's Performance Bottom Fit Guide
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Men's Active Top Fit Guide
Men's Active Bottom Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Men's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Men's Modern Classic Bottom Fit Guide
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Men's Relaxed Top Fit Guide
Men's Relaxed Bottom Fit Guide

Men's Body Measurement (Inches)

Men’s Tall Sizing

  Pant Size Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseams
LT 36–38 36–39 42–45 41–43 37 17–17.5 34–36
XLT 40–42 40–43 46–49 44–46 38 18–18.5
2XLT 42–44 44–47 50–53 48–50 39 19–19.5
3XLT 46–48 48–51 54–57 52–54 39 20–20.5
4XLT 48–50 51–54 57–60 55–57 39 21–21.5

Men’s Big Sizing

  Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseam Regular
1X 40–43 46–49 44–46 36 18–18.5 32
2X 44–47 50–53 48–50 36.5 19–19.5
3X 48–51 54–57 52–54 37 20–20.5
4X 51–54 57–60 55–57 37.5 21–21.5
5X 55–58 61–64 59–61 38 22–22.5
6X 59–62 65–68 63–65 38.5 23–23.5

How to Measure

Men's Size Chart
  • 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.

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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