A durable blend of cotton and nylon for serious staying power and naturally quick-drying properties. Read more >
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.
TAKE THE PLUNGE Float merrily down the river in these pull-on nylon shorts with a built-in mesh brief for quick drying and UPF 50 sun protection.Features:
- UPF 15 sun protection
- Zip-closed security pocket keeps small items secure
- Quick dry
- Relaxed fit
- Style# 1276571
- 62% cotton/38% nylon ripstop
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|
|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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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 PFG Barracuda Killer™ Short is rated out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmy2299 from Perfect Outdoor Shorts Great fit, pockets in all the right places, dry in a jiffy, and a terrific price. The perfect shorts for all my outdoor activities. Couldn’t find anything comparable anywhere else.
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jburge from Go up a size Too tight so go up a size. Also thought the material would be lighter/softer. Material was stiff.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by FishinAllDay from Very well made This a very well made short and the perfect color I wanted. Would have given it a five star, but this short runs a little small compared to other Columbia shorts and doesn’t have any give either. Other that that, excellent short.
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by jw72 from Great shorts My favorite shorts. I think I’ve got 6 or 7 pair.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brookrest from Shorts Fit good. Like the material. Comfortable. Would purchase again!
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by AndrewAtl from Beware the sizing I consistently wear a 40" short across multiple manufacturers, however, these are definitely undersized in the waist. Barely touching the button in trying them on and measured the waist at 38.75" Thankfully returns are quick and easy here and I'll try a larger waist to see if it's consistently off.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by billyk from Runs small I don't know what happened to the pair I ordered unlike other reviews, my size 32 ran small. I ordered other shorts, size 32, not problem, but these were too tight for a 32.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by jas13 from Men's Barracuda Killer Short Excellent quality; drys fast when wet; easy care--no ironing. I use for golf daily,
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fisher69 from Fishing Excellent to fish in. Comfortable and cool.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tim55 from Excellent Shorts These shorts fit perfect. True to size. Soft and comfortable. Highly functional pockets located strategically on the shorts. I purchased the orange and the color was perfect...not overbearing. Will be ordering more shorts in other colors.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by NPNURSE from Southern Man Shorts are comfortable. Great quality.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gilliansage from nice and lightweight Ordered for husband, his first comment was how nice and lightweight they were. His second comment was he couldn't get them buttoned. Ordered his normal size. Had to return and order a size up.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by MtnBorn from The "Go To" summer short These shorts are my summer "go to" for all outdoor activity. Light, fast drying, sun protection. I use them hiking, at the beach, and working in the yard. Light weight fabric is durable with plenty of pockets and loops to keep your gear and snacks at hand. Don't put sharp items in your pockets though as those items will cut the fabric; it's a trade off for light weight. On the plus side, the crossed stitched nature of the fabric stops tears from running. Highly recommended. Also great for casual Friday if your boss allows shorts. Great product.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by BallparkRob from Great shorts! These shorts are great.. I personally own about 6 pair and keep coming back when time to replace. I wear them for normal, everyday activities, as well as when I go camping, hiking and fishing. Wish they had more color options, but love the options they do offer.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Martin4 from Great lightweight shorts I am very active on the water, in the woods, and in the city. These shorts perform in every environment.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by knellski from anywhere shorts Great length ( 10 in ) wear them hiking or out to casual dinner.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by TDog77 from Favorite shorts I love these, worn them for years. For some reason, the last two pair have been a bit big in the waist for me. There's always a lot of little threads I must cut or burn away because the appearance of threads looks like they were made very quickly or poorly. Over all these are the best functioning shorts I have ever had.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oneoldcarman from Great shorts Great shorts. I have worn them everyday for years. Comfortable, quick drying, great pockets
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by basshead from Best of the best The Barracuda shorts are the most versatile of the PFG lineup. The zippered back pocket with the velcro flap virtually guarantees against loss loss of whatever you put in it. Plenty of pockets for getting to that certain bait you're catching them on and loops for pliars, sissors,etc. so you can get to them easily.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Califas from Love it!! Fit is great the materials looks and feels high quality,main concern for people buying online is that we are not sure if its gonna fit right!!, well am 42 waist and these shorts fit ok not loose not tight
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by TennisBill from This product is top notch. Great shorts! Fit well, are durable and look good.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Viejon from Great Shorts Great shorts, I wear this almost every other weekend. They are nice, comfortable and dry quick. The pockets and zippers make them very functional.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by lennart from From Summer Fishing to Fall Hiking These shorts do it all - I use them for summer fishing in MT Shasta, CA to fall hiking in San Francisco, CA - light weight - lots of deep pockets - great color - pack easily - this is my 4th pair - will continue to purchase! Jean N.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Popcorn from Nice shorts My husband wears these as his go-to shorts and now has a pair in every color...he loves them.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tals from Blue Barracuda Shorts These are great shorts - Fit and Function!! Perfect on the boat or heading out to hang on for the evening!!
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jayb1rd from Best shorts for everything This style short is the best design for all purposes. The pockets are perfect. Zippered in right rear for wallet, deep in front, knife on leg, etc. material is light and dries fast. Belt keepers strategically placed.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbryan2 from The best I ever had These shorts are truly the best I ever had. I ordered two pair of the and am about to order more. They are light weight and super comfortable.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by travis27 from Great shorts Comfortable, practical and great shorts for a day fishing or going into town
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by WalterDog from Nice Fishing Shorts but Very Small Fit Returned because of a very small size 34. I have all colors of the Grander Marlin shorts in that size and they fit perfectly. These Barracuda Killer shorts have a lot of pockets of which several are just too small to be of much use. All in all i'll stick with the Grander Marlin shorts - better fit, pockets, and - especially - soft material that doesn't wrinkle even when worn all day.
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by auntieml from Hard to find Bought for my son, they are hard to find in stores, he had 1 pair but wanted another. they fit great and are very versatile for boating or going to beach.
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barracuda from Barracuda killer shorts Enjoy the shorts they fit well. They also drive fast. Great for fishing or walking to town
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedWrangler from BESTTHINGSEVER! I own about 20 pairs of these. They are the ONLY pants I wear year round. I'm hot natured and they breath well and feel great! I just bought another 9 pairs. New ones are for work and the old ones are for fishing. If I won the lottery tomorrow the first thing I would do is buy another 50 pairs for a life time supply. Maybe more to give out to friends. Best purchase you'll make.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark42 from love the shorts!! I work fishing boats every weekend and these shorts are by far the best shorts I have owned. Very stain resistant and durable.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by WEB51 from Great Pair of knock around shorts I'm not really a fisherman, but really like these shorts. There light, dry quickly, comfortable and look good; the relax fit works for me, the modern classic is too tight in crotch. This is my second pair.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by CWA81 from Nice shorts but a little small These are a good looking pair of shorts, but the really do run a little small. I didn't listen to other reviewers and bought my typical waist size and they are too tight. I am having to send them back and get a size bigger. The material is awesome it kind of looks and feels a little like nylon but is mainly cotton.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by cmq1234 from My husband loves these shorts These shorts are very lightweight without being flimsy. They hold their structure after washing and dry quickly. The pockets are great. The fit is flattering and while he normally likes a shorter inseam, he is 5'9", this length looks good on him. They walk that line between too casual and too dressy. He has them in three colors.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishing42 from PfG Barracuda Killer Fishing Shorts I have several pairs of these shorts, they are comfortable with a professional look. They are well constructed, durable, and very high quality. They have all day wear ability when in wet or dry conditions. I recommend these shorts.
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by fishwhisperer from Killer PFG men's short I fish but I don't fish for Barracuda. I find that these shorts for my needs are however Killer. Columbia delivers..... Again. Light weight nicely styled quality cotton/nylon blend rip stop material and construction which when exposed to H20 dry quickly. Good 10" inseam length. Hip and leg areas have a relaxed fit on me. Waist may be 0.5 to 1.0 " smaller than advertised as other reviews report but I buy them a size larger to adjust for this potential in off shore construction. That said I find mine to be very comfortable, flexible and soft enough next to my skin. They launder well but ensure you follow the instructions.... use cold H20 only for best results! Air dry then dryer fluff using damp dryer sheet and they should not require ironing. Minimal sun protection rated at 15 SPF but they are shorts so lather up for Mr. Sun. Over all function is good but the single right side cargo pocket with Velcro closure for my optimal function could stand to be an inch deeper, wider and longer. The 2 front side pockets have good depth to keep in keys, change, pocket knife, etc. Approximate 2" x 5" lower right side pocket may have value for some but is not secure at top. Has 3 fixed loops on right leg to possibly hang stuff on if you want to use them but they may have another use that I am unaware of. Has 2 back flap over pockets left one with Velcro closure and the right one having a hidden security zipper. Would have liked the front and rear security zipper to be the brass type for added quality which should not add more than $2.50 to the suggested retail price currently at $40.00. Purchased these at my local retailer. The price even at full retail is a great value compared to competitors whose names begin with O, LLB, RR, NF, and P with their version of this product style. I recommend you try these and hope you will be as satisfied as I am with the Columbia men's Barracuda Killer short. Tips up and Tight Lines. Catch and Release, fish
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by mpsp from Barracuda shorts Feels light and really fit well.Will definitely purchase another pair.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by buzz039 from fishing key west first time I wore these was fishing the flats off Key West, very comfortable even when wet, they are now my favorite fishing shorts, they run just a bit small which is great for me, I am a 35 waist and the 36 fits perfect. Wish they came in more colours.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by richard28c from Killer Short Fit much better than other shorts and my wife loves the color "Grill". I wear them a lot and bought 2 other pairs in different colors.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by Minnesota41 from Shrinks a bit I bought these for my husband and he loves them. He particularly appreciates the deep pockets. When wearing other shorts with more shallow pockets, he was always losing stuff. My only complaint would be that they were just a bit tight after laundering. Had this not happened, I would have given them five stars for sure.
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJS3I from Love the features Shorts are 'cut leaner' than other pairs of Columbia Shorts - that's the only issue - had to go one size up from previous for comfort. Love all the pockets and great storage. Thoughtful construction, stress points are reinforced and the open pockets are within easy reach but out of the way where they could be a nuisance, or items stored there could be dislodged.
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by FoothillsAngler from Best Fishing Shorts Ever! I love these shorts! Very functional and dry quickly while on the water!!!
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Basserjim from Fishing Short...Barracuda Killer Great fishing short. Reinforced pockets, lots of pockets, wicking, UV protection, very comfortable. Purchased in the dark blue. Will purchase more. You cant go wrong with this performance fishing short.
Date published: 2013-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by trout from Excellent Fishing Shorts I am a Full Time Fishing Guide, the shorts dry fast, fit perfect, and look good. I have several pairs and love them can't go wrong with these shorts
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by FishBigSC from FishBigSC Great shorts for Summer! I wear these once a week to work and they have held up great.
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Areyoucrazy from This product works I have been wearing Columbia shorts for many years. I just found these Barracude shorts and am really enjoying them. I now own 4 pairs . They keep their shape and do not wrinkle as much as my prior shorts.
Date published: 2013-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by WAHOO from This product has excellent features As a professional fishing guide, I need clothing that stands up to the extreme exposure to sun, saltwater and wear and tear on a daily basis. These Columbia shorts meet those standards and are also very functional as to comfort and pocket design .
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Turtoaw from Excellent Product Excellent product. Just as described. Item fitted excellent. Definetly recommending with high standards.
Date published: 2012-12-23
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