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Men’s PFG Blood and Guts™ III Short


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Style# 1577201
Uses Fishing


Featuring a new finely tuned design, this versatile angler’s short is crafted from lightweight yet durable nylon ripstop fabric that repels stains associated with angling, resists harsh UV rays, and dries fast so you won’t get soggy.

  • Omni-Shield™ Blood 'n Guts advanced repellency
  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection
  • Modern Classic Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1577201

  • Omni-Shield® Release Ripstop 100% nylon
Omni-Shield Blood ‘n Guts™
Advanced water and stain repellent
Sun Protection

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Men’s PFG Blood and Guts™ III Short is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fishing Shorts I have a few pair of these and wear them often. As a full time guide these are my "go to" when its hot out, which is every day in Key West, FL. Will be purchasing more soon.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for! These shorts were great. Fit perfectly. Very durable and stain resistant. Just returned from tuna fishing and these short performed amazingly well. Lightweight and comfortable.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husband loves these My husband can’t stand purchasing bathing suits due to the inside liner. I bought him a pair of these shorts to serve that purpose. He likes them, so much he wears them for just about every outside activity. I have since purchased every color I could find in his size.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! These shorts are so comfortable and the water just repels off of them.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Comfortable Excellent quality
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MEN’S PFG BLOOD AND GUTS™ III SHORT Absolutely love these shorts. Purchased them to use on my boat and I like that they are comfortable, light weight and dry fast when they get wet. The only thing I would change is to put a button on the rear pocket to secure it instead of just velcro.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wild name Light weight, cool, very comfortable
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Purchased these for my husband and he loves them. Very comfortable and light weight. They do run small, my husband normally wears a 32 and he wears the 34 in these.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts This was my first pair of fishing shorts and I was very impressed. Water just beads up on them instead of soaking into them. They are very comfortable.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fishing shorts Very nice material, fit is excellent and is my 4th pair. Love them!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I really like these shorts. they fit great and supper comfy. I am buying more.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and guts shorts My husband loves these shorts and the pants in the winter. Practically all he wears
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product fits very well Great Quality, feels nice!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wade shorts The shorts are fantastic. I had the shorter length pair and wanted the longer cut. The only complaint that I would have is that there customer service don't know their products. I specifically asked if anyone there was a fisherman or outdoors person and they were dumbfounded by the question. It seems to me that you would want a person experienced in their product.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I play golf in this short I play golf in this short. The material is light weight, but does not stretch except at the belt line. I have small quadriceps muscles, so this short fits good for me. If you have big quads, this short may be too tight for you. This short seems to be a slim fit short. I like the 2 front top and 2 back pockets, but the utility pocket on the lower left leg and the small right side pocket does not meet my needs. The utility pocket is too small for my smart phone, so I put the phone in one of my top front pockets.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and Guts Shorts excellent shorts, functional lightweight perfect for on the river or the back yard BBQ.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fishing Gear Great shorts for fighting big fish from the deck on the Sea of Cortez.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8 in inseam Great everyday shorts. Love the 8 inch inseam that is hard to find.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever These are great fitting shorts that are breathable, comfortable, and stain resistant...great for an avid fisherman!!!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great golf shorts, need to order more.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product I would recommend this product so comfortable
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts My husband loves these shorts! Light weight and a great fit overall! would highly recommend
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shorts! I have been using the Blood and Guts shorts for years and they have been the best shorts I have ever owned. They are very durable and last for years. Another great product from Columbia!
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia Blood and Guts 10 inch shorts Works great for West Coast saltwater fishing. The darker colors work best for me to avoid heavy stains and 10 inch inseam makes it look great for casual wear as well. Remarkably easy to wash out stains after fishing. Hope the stain resistant efficiency continues. An additional back zipper pocket would make this product even better.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very average shorts I wasn't real impressed with these shorts. Very light weight, they fit tight through the seat. They didn't very custom for the price.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts Ever I now own 6 pair of these. As they age I wear them as work shorts. Perfect length and live up to their name--blood and guts. Please make them in other colours such as black and navy. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good so far Since this is a fairly new purchase, I've only worn them 1x but so far so good. I like the style and the quality seems solid. I ordered the longer inseam and while I thought they would be a little longer, my wife thinks they're the perfect length. I'm looking forward to using these a lot in the Seattle summer ahead.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts They run a little big. My husband could have ordered a size smaller but with a belt he says they are ok. I would have sent them back but he was ok with the fit
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy Shorts fit and wear great
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts I like the free movment, good fit and style these shorts provide. They are a staple item in my closet and will be buying more.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and guts shorts. Great fit and feel.This is my second pair and I love the way they feel.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I looked everywhere for the right shorts and remembered I had an older pair in my drawer. They had been the best for everyday work and play, so I found the same shorts on line and ordered 2 more pair. I am so happy I had remembered how great my old Blood and Guts shorts had been. My only concern now is that they discontinue them. Buy a pair and you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good quality and fit I bought them for my husband once and he just love it. They fit just perfect and the material its great. Now he wants to get all the color available. I recommend them 100%.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PFG Blood &Guts III Short: The cut's is too tight (in the crotch and legs) and the material's flimsy. Very poor choice!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short for warm weather endeavours..... I am a Fly Fishing guide and I live in Columbia clothes all season long. These shorts are a wonderful addition to my wardrobe. Will be perfect for hot days rowing my drift boat.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and Guts! Appropriately Named! Best short I've ever owned, well crafted with style and durability. PFG fabric is easy to clean or wash, lightweight and comfortable. Best bang for your buck! Hope they bring back the color selection of black.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not much leg room These shorts are way to tight to do any distance walking in. I walk 3 or 4 miles a day and when I tried them on, I couldn't walk 20 feet without them rubbing against the front part of my leg. Very disappointing, as I've bought other shorts and long pants from Columbia without any problem remotely similar. In this case, for my trouble I had to pay UPS $6.20 to send them back.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not in Public Very cheap looking shorts. No phone pocket. Material scratches. Disappointing.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight Light weight and not to hot when your fishing. Also the blood and guts wash right out which is aswome.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts I have been hunting for a good pair of durable shorts and these are awesome. The material has a great feel and the cut is actually flattering. My wife says I look hot in these! My only complaint, and it is a general complaint about all of Columbia pants/shorts is that they put in the size tag in the center rear of the waistband. That sucks as when ever you bend over, the tag is right in your butt crack. The first thing I do when I get pants/shorts from Columbia is cut the stupid tag out. If Columbia reads these reviews, please move the tag to the side!
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts These are the most comparable shorts that I own. Great fit and comfortable when exercising, hiking or doing yardwork. More of a casual pair of shorts. I originally ordered two pair and like them so much I ordered two more pairs. I am between a size 36 and 38
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shorts Love these shorts and I don't even fish. Bought a pair at Dick's Sporting Goods along with a couple of other styles. These are my favorites, hands down
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Great shorts. I like that they have the elastic in waist band. I just wish they were offered in more colors.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Functionality Grade Recommended with this caution: I was very disappointed to find the right back/side pocket was changed compared to the Blood & Guts II. Before it was a great pocket to put my cell phone into. in B&G III, it is only a tool pocket and definitely won't fit my cell phone. I still like the product, but wish the B&G II pocket would be brought back. I don't understand why that useful pocket was changed. I will be looking for alternative products that have a cell phone pocket.
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood & Guts shorts Absolutely perfect fit and color
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood and Guts III shorts These have got to be some of the most comfortable shorts on the market today! Great for on and off the water applications. Most of my kayak fishing gear is long sleeve and long pants. However, these are so comfortable that I wear my shorts with lots of sunscreen along with the Columbia PFG long sleeve fishing shorts and stay cool and comfortable....Thanks Columbia for an awesome product!!
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great shorts but need improvements needs more belt loops
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and Cool The PFG Blood and Guts shorts fit great. They are very breathable which help keep you cool, while out on the water. I am very happy with the fit and functionality of this product and highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of shorts Really like them a lot
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product These shorts fit well and feel great. A good product.
Date published: 2016-04-18
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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.

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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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