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Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short


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Style# 1536181
Uses Fishing


Built expressly for life on the boat, this quick-drying performance short is crafted from a lightweight, comfortable fabric that repels water and shields the sun.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
  • Reinforced pliers pocket
  • Sunglass cleaning patch
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1536181

  • 100% polyester
Water and Stain Repellent
Sun Protection

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Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from True to their name These shorts were wayyyy to big for my son. He put them on and they fell to the ground. They were the smallest size available, which was really disappointing because the shorts themselves were very nice, colorful, soft, and very high quality. I hope to see this type of shorts available for tween boys very soon!
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional I absolutely love the plier pocket. It’s in the perfect spot and has a clip to hold them in. I am a lefty in a right handed world but these are great. The lens cleaner is a feature I use constantly. They dry fast and are comfortable.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great outdoor short Have several pairs of these shorts. Very comfortable, quick dry, great features.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Katuna II shorts - mens size 34 These fit perfectly and are extremely comfortable. The pockets are very nice and useful. I bought one pair and liked them so much I decided to buy another pair in a different color. I would highly recommend. Just wish shipping was a little faster. I live in the south and it takes about a week for products to arrive.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Shorts! I wear these shorts almost on a daily basis as a fishing guide, they are the most comfortable shorts I have! Capt. Scott McCune "The Saltwater Cowboy"
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fish on These are the best shorts I own for fishing or everyday for that matter. I surf fish a lot and having the pliers pocket with retaining strap is so convenient, also has a loop at the waist that I attach my bungee cord to for the pliers. The loop could be a little bigger but a great feature. The shorts dry quickly and plenty of pockets. I like them so much I had to get every color.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts ever These are the best designed shorts I've ever seen. The most unusual features are the pocket designs. They feature a very useful cell phone pocket on the right hip and a dual pocket on the left hip, one with a Velcro closure. The two rear pockets have Velcro enclosures and there are two normal front pockets. The material is very lightweight and soft to the touch.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts They can be worn for outdoor fun or out for a casual dinner. They are comfortable and have cargo pockets. They hold their shape and travel well. Great short!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, in the wild or in the city! I guide on rafting trips on Idaho’s Salmon River. These are great for long days in the sunshine. I like shorts with a belt for tools or plier pouch! Also lots of pockets are handy!
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shorts are great for fishing and casual wear Great fitting shorts great for warm weather fishing
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tech Fishing Shorts on the market I’ve had these shorts now for over 4 months these are the best Columbia shorts I’ve owned. I run a backcountry guide service out of Miami and constantly have an issue cleaning my glass from the sweat and spray of salt water while running. These shorts come with a microfiber sun glass wipe in the pocket this feature is extremely helpful especially when site fishing. The plier pocket is also a nice addition to these shorts. The next great feature on these shorts is there breathable fast drying material. If your looking for a great pair of shorts that are high quality and functional these are definitely your best option at the best price.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfecet shorts These shorts are comfortable, light, and full of all sorts of features. I'm particularly a fan of the cut of the shorts (with an inner-leg panel, as opposed to just front and back). The right side pocket is perfect for a large cell phone - not so big that the phone slips around and feels awkward when you sit. The left side pocket has a glasses cleaner (omg!) and it the style where you get 2 pockets in one - the flap closes over the outer pocket, and the inner pocket is handy for quick-access items. I plan on getting a second (and maybe a third) pair!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Current Favorite These are my favorite Columbia shorts. I work on the water all day and need a pair of shorts that can get wet, quick dry and be comfortable in any situation. Fishing pliers fit perfectly in the snap pocket and the attached glass cleaning cloth is unexpectedly useful. I have every color and will continue to order these as long as they are available!
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fishing shorts ever I love these shorts so much I got one in every color. What I love about these shorts is side pouch. in previous shorts my knife would not fit and would have to use the leg strap. Which is uncomfortable. Now I can run, kayak, hike, and fish without the strap riding down to my bare knee. Also the shorts are some what quick dry.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great shorts for fishing and everyday use. Decent stain resistance
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short for fishing and water sports I love the feel, function, and design of these shorts. They fit nicely (true to size) and have lots of pockets for gear and essentials. They repel water well and dry quickly. I will definitely be purchasing another a pair or two soon.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good shorts Great lightweight shorts. Perfect for southern Florida
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts These shorts feel and fit fantastic! They even have a special cloth to wipe your sunglasses on!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short Spot on Columbia...best fishing shorts yet!
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Fishing Good shorts for fishing; too stiff and large/bulky for casual use, thus not for me and I returned them. Tough material for fishing - probably would last a long time.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great look Nice fitting and comfy to wear all day. Hot days of work or fishing ect. In Fla. Only advice I can give is to only buy black... The light colors Stain terribly , forget trying to get any stains out.... Also I found the only way to wash the shorts and get them clean is by soaking them first. "The material repels liquid" ...So you need to saturate the material. Before soap can even get on the shorts during a front load washing machine cleaning. Also no fabric softener recommended by manufacturer. So I bought all black shorts and black shirts. . ( I replaced grey shorts to black ) My husband looks great and feels comfy. Works for me..
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Amazing performance and the pocket features are what fisherman actually use!
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick Dry Great lightweight shorts
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and comfortable I'm a full time fishing guide and am on the water a lot. These have become my favorite shorts. The sewn in lens cleaner is priceless. There is also a very durable utility pocket in them to hold pliers or other tools. Great material, breathable and durable. I just ordered 3 more pairs!
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Fishing Shorts These are great shorts for fishing off of my boat and not having to worry about getting them stained! I have more than one color!
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Feell!! Just a great all around short. They work for fishing on my charter boat or heading out to a nice dinner with my family. They pretty much have everything you want in a short. They have a double snap in the front so they stay nice and secure. I wish they showed a picture of the sunglass cloth cleaner. It is on the inside pocket on the left. It works great and is such a unique feature. I bloodied them up pretty bad a few days ago with a big catch of mahi mahi. I just threw them in the wash and they came out good as new. I have sampled almost all of the fishing shorts Columbia makes and these are my favorites so far. Great shorts Columbia!
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RUGGED and VERY FUNCTIONAL These shorts are the most rugged shorts I own. I also love all the pockets that make these shorts the most functional pair as well.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shorts ever made Nailed it. Columbia please make more colors. I have 3 of these and love them. From fishing to taking my wife out these are comfortable, dry quick, have tons of room and lots of pockets. Lots of room for plastics and tackle when wading. My absolutely favorite shorts.32
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts As a professional guide and fisherman I depend on Columbia to keep me comfortable and these shorts are the best I have worn in a long time.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fishing/outddor shorts I have ever owned I have worn the Big Katuna II shorts for the last couple of years and they are by far my favorite fishing, boating, and outdoor shorts. Light weight, but sturdy enough to be comfortable in active sports. The snap side pocket holds my pliers and the built in cleaning cloth has come in handy several times. I have worn them while fishing redfish tournaments, swimming in the Caribbean, and hiking in Central America. I just ordered two additional pair so I have more than one color.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Shorts Best fishing and everyday shorts I've ever owned! Very comfortable and they are lasting well. Great material and the righthand side pocket is perfect for cell phones. Liked them so much I've bought 3 pair. Please make them in more colors!
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Very lightweight and comfortable. Quickly becoming my favorite shorts, especially for S FL.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and functional I like the Big Katuna. It is a comfortable pair of shorts that have enough pockets for when I go on the water. They are very durable so far.
Date published: 2014-03-03
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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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