A quick-drying performance water short in lightweight fabric that repels water and shields the sun. Read more >
GO AHEAD.TRY AND GET DIRTY.
Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
ENJOY THE SUN SAFELY.
Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.
BOAT LIFE Built for the avid sailor or angler, these quick-drying shorts resist moisture and stains and protect you from the sun with UPF 50. FISHING EXTRAS A reinforced pliers pocket keeps your tools handy.Features:
- Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
- Omni-Shield™ advanced repellency
- Reinforced pliers pocket
- Sunglass cleaning patch
- Style# 1536181
- 100% polyester
Size & Fit
Men's Body Measurement (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|
|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.
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Men's PFG Big Katuna II™ Short is rated out of 5 by 36.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nytron from Lowest quality buttons The shorts are great, but the buttons on them are worse quality than you'd see in even low end brands. They are are cheap plastic and require a lot of effort to unbutton, which is a terrible combination. I sent the shorts back to Columbia on my own dime and they refused to press in new buttons. They do repair, but they cannot do the most basic type of repair?!
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by EasternGov from Great but... These short are great. They retain stains (blood and guts) after being washed, so be careful.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by jellyelliebean 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 OffshoreMike 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 Basserjim 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 Jwingfi2 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 fishntexas 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 Dooley 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 Bob5 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 ejc3340 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 Spud1234 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 Tony99 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 MagicCityFishingCharters 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 thelongshanx 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 CaptBrett 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 TIBURON 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 AirborneOutdoors from Great shorts Great shorts for fishing and everyday use. Decent stain resistance
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by yakdevil 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 Noahlw from Good shorts Great lightweight shorts. Perfect for southern Florida
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by BasserKeith 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 FishingAddict 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 WalterDog 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 Bfly 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 DucksSean 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 dempsey2004jr from Quick Dry Great lightweight shorts
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by RamerFishing 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 SNelms 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 marlinhunter888 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 WAHOO 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 nbfd398 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 TNBASSCLASS 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 DeJuan 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 JRocket 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 Miami1811 from Great Shorts Very lightweight and comfortable. Quickly becoming my favorite shorts, especially for S FL.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by VITOF from LOVED THE ORIGINALS BOUGHT THREE PAIRS OF THE ORIGINALS. GLAD I DID . LOVE THE FIT AND QUALITY, BUT GOT TO SAY, THE NEW COLORS ARE HORRIBLE. I MEAN, BLACK IS OK, BUT THE OTHERS ARE FRIGHTENING!!! SOMEONE PLEASE CALL THE EIGHTIES WE FOUND YOUR DYE.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glyn 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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